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Topic: Looking for the name and source or this prop
Message: Posted by: John Long (Jan 24, 2014 09:23PM)
I saw a lecture by Dave Risley that he entitled Clorisa the Catepillar.
I used a small prop that looks and functions much like a Trouble Wit, but this prop had sticks/handles on each end.

I think he called it something like blooming blossom, magic flower, or ..
Yet when I do a internet search for this, I get a prop that is just an appearing flower.

Thanks;
John
Message: Posted by: MichaelMann (Jan 25, 2014 01:39AM)
Sounds interesting. I wish I knew what it was called.

MM
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Jan 25, 2014 06:07PM)
I own two or three of these, plus a VHS instructional video. Wonderful prop and routine.

Maybe one day I'll get to use it!
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Jan 26, 2014 12:48AM)
I've seen them at upscale toy stores but it was many years ago.

Unfortunately the plastic sticks were substandard and broke well before the paper showed any sign of wear.

Here is a link. I'm not sure this is the same one but it is very similar.

http://www.tintoyarcade.com/products/Amazing-Colorful-Blooming-Flower.html

-Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: Gerry Walkowski (Jan 26, 2014 06:54AM)
Mary,

That is a neat company.

I noticed that this company is also selling those WIPER GLASSES that everyone seems to be looking for in recent years.

Thanks,

Gerry
Message: Posted by: John Long (Jan 26, 2014 03:59PM)
Thanks Mary, but I'm not sure that is the same, it appears to have 1 stick in the middle. What I'm looking for had a stick at each end, so you could pull it apart like an accordion.
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Jan 26, 2014 09:14PM)
The one I had also had two legs and looked the same when it was closed.
I can't tell if it is one stick or two being help together.

-Mary
Message: Posted by: John Long (Jan 27, 2014 08:24PM)
Ok, thanks Mary.

I sent Risley an email, but haven't heard back yet.
Message: Posted by: TrickyRicky (Jan 28, 2014 10:26AM)
Great information Mary.
I certainly can use some of those toys to entertain children, especially the younger kids.
Watched your performance on video. One word (excellent) You're quite a fabulous children's performer.
Keep up the good work.
Tricky Ricky
Message: Posted by: Cliff G (Jan 28, 2014 01:50PM)
Hi John

I would contact Tim Sonefelt - his great company Wonder Imagery has a routine called "Metamorphosis" http://www.timsonefelt.com/store_products/index.php?app=ecom&ns=prodshow&ref=metamorphosis that uses the prop you are looking for..

cliff
Message: Posted by: John Long (Jan 29, 2014 06:44PM)
Thanks, I have to check into that
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Jan 29, 2014 07:30PM)
Thank you Ricky.

My partner Tom put that video together for me.

-Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: John Long (Jan 30, 2014 03:41PM)
Where's the video?
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Jan 30, 2014 04:33PM)
http://MagicalMary.Com

Thanks for asking John.

-Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: A Show By Joe (Jan 31, 2014 09:25PM)
Those wiper glasses are also sold at "The Container Store". The manager told me they were a seasonal item, but if you ask for them, they have them in the stock room. They were also 50% off about 2 weeks ago.