Halloween Balloon Animals

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Halloween is a great time for balloon entertainers to work on some really cool designs.  These are just a couple of the simple designs I do around Halloween. Advanced Halloween Balloon Animals To often there is very little time to make a big balloon sculpture at an event unless you’re in advance.  These I made … Read more

Mylar Balloons Seller Regulation Vetoed by Governor Schwarzenagger

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

This past year has been a battle between the balloon industry and Senator Jack Scott, who implement California Bill SB 1499, which bans the sales of Mylar balloons. After many months of heated discussions, email campaigns, and protests – SB 1499 passed through the California assembly to be rejected by Governor Schwarzenegger. Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed … Read more

Balloon Bass Band – “Sneaky ‘n’ Sleazy” by Unpopable

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Addi Somekh is truly a creative artist when it comes to balloon twisting.  Addi most popular work was a portfolio of balloon hat worn by people all over the world.  He is an artist who is constantly looking to create art with balloons.  Here’s another cool video by Addi. Subscribe to Dale’s Blog and get … Read more

Compromise on California SB Bill 1499

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

The balloon industry has reached an agreement with Senator Scott (bill author) and his staff on SB 1499, and it does NOT include a ban on helium-filled foil balloons. The bill was amended 7/15/2008. SB 1499 had a hearing today in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, where it went to the “suspense file”. The suspense file … Read more

How to make balloon animals

This is the first video of 10 on how to make balloon animals. This opening video explains who I am, what you will need, and balloon safety instructions.   Introduction and Safety Notes   Each video will explain who I am and what balloon animal I’m going to teach. The first video clip demonstrates simple … Read more

SB 1499 Flies out of the Business & Professions Committee

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

This past week I contact Pioneer Balloon Company this past week to get a reaction to California Bill SB 1499. Here is their response: SB 1499 was set for reconsideration on Thursday, June 26, after the Business and Professions Committee’s initial rejection. Unfortunately, one member changed her vote, and the bill was able to pass … Read more

Oppose the Banning of Mylar Balloons

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

On May 29, 2008, California has taken the first step in eliminating the sale of Mylar balloons. Instead of going after Pacific Gas & Electric to improve its equipment and services, Senator Jack Scott of California is seeking to band the sales of helium-filled Mylar balloons. Does the Senator understand that people will buy these … Read more

Disney – Pixar Stocks on the Decline?

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Disney famous mouse will be taking a financial blow with California Senator Jack Scott Senate Bill SB 1499. Disney, which licenses its famous cartoon characters to manufactures, will be looking for new ways to get its’ famous mouse included in kids-themed Disney birthday parties in California. Senator Scott’s SB 1499 Bill will ban Mickey Mouse … Read more

California Blackout – Presidential Candidates Need to Voice Their Opinion

It is nice to know that anybody who would like to cause a major blackout in California can do so by simply releasing a store bought Metallic (Mylar) balloon into electrical power lines. According to the Los Angeles Times, metallic balloons, which have caused 63 power outages in Burbank since 1993, and can cost businesses … Read more