Our thanks go to Shirley Ray for an excellent lecture on balloon modeling. Not only did she entertain and provide the ballooners amongst us with some new ideas but provided tips on getting those all important bookings. For those who do not do ballooning, it is always a joy to watch a real expert at work.

Shirley is a former member of Forth Valley Magic Circle and worked under the name of Auntie Rainbow. Shirley Ray is a third generation magician, a versatile and experienced performer. She is also one of the worlds leading balloon figure artists. Shirley Ray is one of the top elite instructors teaching at balloon conventions around the world. She was born in Edinburgh and brought up in the world of magic tricks. Shirley has won a number of prestigious awards, including the Scottish Shield for magic.