Thursday, January 12, 2012
Definition: An impossible bottle is a type of mechanical puzzle. It is a bottle that has an object inside it that does not appear to fit through the mouth of the bottle. The glass cannot be cut or blown around the objects.
My newest endeavor in the field of creativity and art is Impossible Bottles. I enjoy crafting and making things with my hands (I think I get this from my mom, I grew up seeing her painting, knitting, and creating projects all the time). These bottles are a nightmare! While making them I am consumed with feelings of being overwhelmed and just wanting to quit, but once I am done the feeling of accomplishment is well worth it. Each bottle is painstakingly made by hand with hours and hours of work in each one. The pictures below are magic themed with an entire deck of cards sealed inside.
These bottles are now for sale only at wesiseli.com
Wes Iseli's 1 of a kind production item is a production trick with a surprise ending. I have been tossing around ideas for this effect for several months and this is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy and remember to subscribe, I post a new video each month. Check us out online at www.wesiseli.com
Monday, January 9, 2012
This New Year's Eve has been on my mind for several months. 12/31/11 was the due date of our little girl Lana. The only bad thing about that was I had a contract to perform an illusion show for a country club that night; New Year's Eve is always a great payday for entertainers. Lana came early on Dec 28th and I was able to bring Natalie & Lana to the show. We did not do the illusions I had planned, but instead I did a 100 foot rope tie escape and a new mind reading routine which uses 5 adult volunteers from the audience. Both of those tricks "pack small and play big" which was nice since Natalie could not help like we both thought she would be able to. Natalie did assist me during the show but did so for the most part from a comfy chair behind me. Lana was out in the audience being watched by friends of ours we met in birthing classes. The show went great and at the end of the show I got to bring Natalie & Lana out onstage and introduce her and as a family wish everyone a very happy new year. Afterwards we went to our friends home and brought in the New Year while drinking sparkling cider and watching the ball drop on TV.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
On December 28th at 1:14 am Natalie "Produced" our beautiful baby we named Lana Elizabeth Iseli. She weighed in at 7lbs 14oz. Mom and Baby are doing great! Natalie even worked a New Years Eve illusion show just 4 days after giving birth "The Show Must Go On". I am so proud of her and we are so blessed to have so many friends reaching out to congratulating us, bringing gifts/meals, & visiting. Lana will be raised in a magic family & I already am working on a levitation for her. More to come so stay tuned...