This might easily be one of my craziest blog-projects so far. With the help of 25 amazing volunteers, an aerial platform and more than 6000 balloons I created two balloon trees at the central train station of Eindhoven last Sunday.
My balloon tree project is a reminder for anyone with big, colourful, crazy dreams. I want to show that the only thing standing between you and your dreams is action. It’s one thing to imagine a balloon tree, a very different thing to actually create one. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. I don’t have any special means or super powers. I’m just a girl with a colourful vision and enough dedication and passion to fill up two bodies. So if I can make this weird, happy, colourful dream come true, so can you make yours happen.
I added a sign to the tree that reads:
Brighten the world.
Make your colourful dreams reality.
Share your dream: #balloontree
I hope you will use the hashtag to share your own dreams. It would be wonderful to see a colourful collection of big, bright dreams floating around the Internet.
I hope my balloon trees will bring a smile to the faces of people who pass by. I hope it brings some colour to the still cold and grey days. I hope it brightens your day and reminds you to imagine a more beautiful world, and then create one.
Stad & Co, Horecavereniging Stationskwartier and EHV365 helped me make this colourful fairytale scene reality on relatively short notice. I cannot even describe how grateful I am for the help of all the volunteers who worked dedicatedly from 10 in the morning till the sun set. Without them, there wouldn’t be any balloon trees.
If you want to see the making-of-video of the project later this week, be sure to subscribe, so you won’t miss anything.
In case you were wondering, you can still see the balloon trees the rest of the week. They are in the city center of Eindhoven, at the south side of the central train station. Sunday, March 13th I will clean everything up again.
If you can use someone to break the everyday routine and add colour and happiness to your organisation, neighbourhood or city, don’t hesitate to contact me with your ideas. If you have any questions about this project, you can ask them in the comments.
Speaking of comments: please tell me, what are your dreams?
Lastly, be sure to share this post if you think the world could use more people bringing colour to it, more people following their big dreams and more people doing inspiring things.
All pictures by Annemijcke Photography