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Jono Blythe: From Prop Building to Mind-Blowing Magic

Building props and performing magic has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I love the creativity and problem-solving that goes into designing and building a prop that not only looks amazing but functions flawlessly in my show.


As someone with Asperger's, I've found that my natural talent for creative problem-solving has been a tremendous asset in building props. I have a keen eye for detail and can easily visualize how all the pieces of a prop fit together to create a seamless performance. Prop building has become an outlet for my creativity and a way to express myself through the art of magic.


One of the most challenging aspects of building props is the engineering involved. It's not just about making a prop look good, but also about ensuring that it functions correctly and can withstand the rigors of live performance. I've learned to think outside the box when it comes to design, and often use non-traditional materials to create unique and functional props that add an extra layer of intrigue to my performances.


Recently, I've been working on a new segment for my show that involves numbers. As someone with no numeracy skills, this has been a significant challenge for me. I can't even do my times tables, but I've learned a mnemonic method that allows me to create a magical numbers effect when performed correctly.


This new apparatus that I'm building for the numbers segment is the culmination of months of work, and I'm incredibly excited to show it off. It's been a challenging process, but the satisfaction of seeing this prop come to life has been worth it. I've poured all of my creative energy and problem-solving skills into designing and building this apparatus, and I know it's going to be a show-stopper.


One of the things I love about magic is that it allows me to connect with people in a unique and meaningful way. Even though I struggle with social cues and making friends, performing magic has given me a way to connect with people on a deeper level. I've found that people are drawn to the wonder and amazement of magic, and it's a universal language that transcends social barriers.


In the photo, you can see me performing a prototype of the numbers effect that I've been working on for years. This was a few years ago, and since then, I've refined and simplified the effect to make it even more powerful and effective in my performances. The prototype was a crucial step in the development process, and it's amazing to look back and see how far I've come in perfecting this incredible feat of magic. I'm excited to share the updated and improved version of this effect with my audiences soon.


In conclusion, building props and performing magic has allowed me to express myself creatively and connect with people in a way that I wouldn't have been able to otherwise. As someone with Asperger's, I've learned to embrace my natural talents for creative problem-solving and think outside the box when it comes to designing and building props.


Even though I struggle with numeracy skills, I've learned a way to create a magical numbers effect that I'm excited to showcase in my new segment. I hope that my passion for magic and prop building can inspire others to embrace their own unique talents and find creative ways to express themselves.





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