Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A Baltimore Legends Jubilee Bubble Blast

Make no mistake about it, Angelo and Marie's Bubble Show presented a Baltimore Legends Jubilee Bubble Blast to the young and young at heart at this Saturday's Black History Month event at the Frederick Douglass Museum in Baltimore.

We commenced the event with a live televised interview by media journalist Kelly Anderson of WBFF fox45. https://www.instagram.com/p/BfTgPMqg6w8

It was history in the making. The program included a speech by Mayor Pugh, an appearance by the Voice winner Davon Fleming and Empowering fun with Culture Queen. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

How To Make A Hoop Bubble Wand

As a bubble artist and bubble show performer, I think my hoop wands are my most prized instrument. There is so much you can do with it. make large glob bubbles, bubble tricks and long tube bubbles like the one on display above. Even better, you can put someone inside a bubble using a larger version of the hoop wand for hours of family fun entertainment.

Many bubble show observers have offered to buy my hoop wand. I often smile and tell them that my stock needs to be replenished.  A few crafty types have asked how I make my hoop wands. While much of this information is a family secret, I will share fun crafting details on how to make a hula hoop bubble wand in this article. Ready? First, let's go shopping for supplies!

The hoop wand is made using the following materials:

1. Cotton String (100% cotton yarn)
2. One full-size flexible Polypro (polypropylene) hula hoop: This is the lightest and most advanced tube material for hula hoops.
3. A "T" shape tube connector commonly used for PVC plumbing line. Durable polypropylene connectors are resistant to gases, solvents, and acids which make them ideal for bubble wands.
4. Heavy-Duty Staple Gun
5. Long T50 staples
6. Large Glue Gun
7. Large Glue Sticks (full size)

Note: I get my materials from Amazon.com. Be sure to check the items reviews and star rating. Remember, Prime members get free shipping.

Putting The Hoop Bubble Wand Together.

1. Cut the hula hoop into two parts. One part three feet in length. The other, 2 feet.

2. Glue the end of cotton yarn and attach it to the three-foot hoop. Wrap the cotton yarn around the three-foot hoop leaving about one inch of space between each wrap. Lightly glue the underside of opposite end of the cotton yarn and attach it to the hoop to hold the wrapped yarn in place.

3. Using the "T" connector attach the three-foot tube ends to both ends of the cross-section of the "t" connector inserting the connectors into the tube. If the fit is loose wrap hot glue around the connector arm and insert. Remove access glue. Allow 10 minutes dry time.

4. Using the staple gun, position the staple gun head so that the staple will be horizontal/parallel to the hoop and punch staples in the area where the connector arm is within the tube. Drive a staple through the connector arms on both sides of the connector.

5. If using a hula hoop gently unbend the hoop so that the hoop appears straight. This may require warming the hoop using your hands. Simply run your hands back and forth to create friction heat while gently molding the hoop into a straight tube. Once the tube is straight run cold water over the tube to fix the mold.

6. Insert the neck or trunk of the "T" into the 2-foot hoop.

7. If the connector is loose wrap hot glue around the trunk of the connector, insert it making sure the hoop is straight vertically and horizontally and allow the glue to dry.

8. Drive a stable horizontal/parallel to the neck of the "T" in the area the connector is inserted into the tube to hold the neck of the hoop wand in place.

Congratulations! Your hoop bubble wand is ready for use. 

Mark Angelo
Bubble Wand Craftsman and Performer
Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show

Monday, February 5, 2018

Baltimore’s Jubilee Bubble Art Performance

Come to the place where Baltimore legends were made. It's black history month, celebrating individuals of color whose work deeply impacted culture on an international level. 

This month will pay tribute to people whose efforts helped give the next generations to follow a straighter path toward equality, international milestone building, and an enriching cultural heritage celebrating the brotherhood of man.  

Jubiliee Bubble Art Performance
Baltimore is the place to be in February 2018. It's going to be a Baltimore bubble art blast! Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show will be performing at the Baltimore’s Legends & Legacies Jubilee event scheduled February 17th, 2018. 

Nothing better than an indoor get together complete with live performances, inspiring exhibits and a musical presentation featuring the art of bubble blowing. 

Come and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of bubbles against a backdrop of music and poetry in memory of some of  Baltimore most inspiring legends. An experience you'll never forget. 

The Place: Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum
Time: 12:00pm — 4:00pm
Performance Time: 1:00pm
Date: February 17th, 2018

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Bubble Sculpting At Skylofts Art Gallery

Our 'Art of Bubbles Blowing' was performed at the beautiful Skylofts Art Gallery. Bubble gazers enjoyed Live Art in Motion in the form of a beautiful bubble sculpting performance in midair presented by Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show. 

Sculpting bubble art formations with specially crafted sky brushes left unsuspecting observers mesmerized. Parents were elated and touched to the heart as we put their children inside bubbles. What a sweet commencement to introducing a wonderful world of art to a whole new 

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

A Wonderful Art Event Straight 'From the Heart'

Opening night of Ania Milo Swann's 'From the Heart' art exhibit was a raving success! The halls swelled with guests and visitors who gazed, chatted and enjoyed the local entertainment.

Ania's canvas painting work is phenomenal. Beautiful abstracts featuring texture and layering application techniques reminiscent of Jackson Pollock. But hers is a very personal statement of life's transitions that echo from her core to the canvas. Who is this person within? No need to guess. She is an artist, poet, and healer of the mind and heart. 

In addition, there are the works of 10 other artists beautifully displayed on the second tier of the gallery.
The best part of the exhibit is that it is ongoing for the full month of February 2018 at the beautiful Skylofts Gallery on Bank Street in Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/skyloftsgallery/

Our 'Art of Blowing Bubbles' was also on exhibit. Live Art in Motion in the form of a beautiful bubble sculpting performance in midair. We even put kids inside bubbles. We thank Ania Milo Swann and her husband Steve for having us. Catch up with them at the Skylofts and see more of Anias work at her online solo painting gallery at
https://ania-m-milo.pixels.com/ and sign up for an artistic excursion, Date with Paint. www.DateWithPaint.com.