xxxBound for Heaven
My first project for the baby’s room was Bound for Heaven
It’s hanging over the crib now where the little girl can see it.
There are two little lamps in the basket that serve as the flame and are also a nightlight.
It was no easy matter figuring out the size of the balloon segments.
After several unsuccessful attempts I asked a mathematician what to do. He gave me the formula 2*pi*rn/12 plus a number of complicated calculations.
After struggling for hours with squared paper, measuring tape, a calculator and a brain that was definitely not made for this sort of thing, it finally fell into place and the segments all fit together perfectly.
The balloon is 30 cm in diameter and around 75 cm high in total.