2020 For Me It’s The Year Of Zero

2020 is all about taking two steps forward just to go two steps backwards

2020, Two Steps Forward and Two Steps Back During the pandemic, my 20/20 vision has sharpened, and I find myself looking backward at past jobs, schooling opportunities, and financial decisions.  2020 is the year of two steps forward, take two steps back. The highs and lows on this crazy rollercoasters are mind-numbing. My retirement saving … Read more

Making A TikTok Video, The Balloon Artist Story

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Tap the app TikTok, and you see the wacky, off the wall, choreographed videos that use all the tricks of a small motion picture company.  Kids spend hours watching and even more time learning, memorizing, and producing these 15-second videos. I figured, what the heck, I would give it a try. To my surprise, I … Read more

How To Interwine Speaking with Balloon Art

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

What makes you different from all the others? That is the question that I and maybe you have struggled with when asked by marketing people to define your balloon business.  For me, it was how I described myself. In my mind, I see the balloon entertainment industry in three sectors. Balloon Decorators Balloon Artists Balloon … Read more

Simple Balloon Design, Creates Big Impact.

Balloon Decoration made by balloon artist, Dale Obrochta

When I have time, I peruse the Internet looking at pictures and on this on particular evening while waiting for my son to fall asleep, I saw a picture posted by an Asian balloon artist. What caught my eye was the weave in the middle of the flower. It reminds me of a pattern that … Read more

How To Take Two Simple Halloween Balloon Figures And Make It Awesome

I have always been a fan of combining balloon figures and Halloween is the time of year when I like putting a twist on designs. Popular among the kids is photobombing, and I thought what would happen if a ghost decided to photobomb a teenager. What would that look like? Well a couple of balloon … Read more

Deli Counter Meets Balloon Entertainment

“Number 24” yells the woman behind the deli counter. I look at my ticket, 53. It is going to be a while. I might as well do some shopping and come back later.  It does not matter how long you stand in line or where you stand, the next number is 25.  You cannot push … Read more

Balloon Entertainer Ties People Together

Little Jimmy is running all over the place and it does not matter how loud mom yells, little Jimmy has his own objective and no authority figure will keep him from doing what he wants. Along comes a quick-witted balloon entertainer who can captivate little Jimmy’s attention for several minutes, just long enough to slap … Read more

Using Your Smartphone to Take Pictures in a Resturant

Smartphone picture quality is making it easier for me to capture balloon creations that I make while entertaining at a restaurant. Just a couple of years ago, images were dark, grainy, and unsalable for marketing. Nowadays, I use my Smartphone to record my YouTube videos blog. Yet, it does not matter how good the camera … Read more

Preparing for the Gig

On any given day around the world, entertainers are waking up and assessing their plans for that day. On this particular day, I verify the location of my event, making sure the time and address is correct in my Google calendar. Timing is everything, so with a couple of taps on the smart phone Google navigator replies … Read more