I'm currently en route to Portland, and the drive westward reminds me of my road trip with Jess a couple years ago to Albuquerque's Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. I'm not sure how I developed an obsession with hot air balloons, but there is something about them I completely adore. The simplicity of their design. The freedom. The adventure.
Some day, watch for a The Kid Detective's song about their allure.
Here are some of my old photographs from the fiesta as well as some other illustrations and photographs of hot air balloons I find enchanting.
I wanted to hug it.
Watercolour by Raquel Aparicio. The point of view on this piece is absolutely brilliant, as well as the soft colors and use of white space. The balloon is simply part of the flock.
An event poster designed by Minneapolis Fallout Gallery.
Watercolour available for purchase by babouche rouge on etsy.
Jim Datz drawing including hot air balloon and mustaches! win, win.
Dazzling photo on weheartit. I want to go to there.
Wanderlust staitionery by two guitars on etsy.
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