Defining the Balloon Industry

I am opening a can of worms here by trying to define the  balloon industry and it categories. It is like trying to define Love. Every person in the industry has their own meaning of what a Balloon Artist consists of and what defines them as an Artist.   Yet this term “Balloon Artists” is tossed … Read more

Mouth Inflating

I’m giving part of me away in the balloon animal   The images travels around the internet, people sharing and emailing them to friends, families and colleagues.  Business people see these funny little pictures and wonder how they can make something that goes viral?  Going viral is something that you cannot produce, it just happens.  … Read more

I can do that!

Instant Mastery of skills, no training needed Sitting on the couch watch Kung Fu and working out to the latest boxing crazed workout video automatically turns one into a Nina Master. Bring it on; I do these maneuvers in my weakly workout. I’m invincible.  A little knowledge is dangerous; we just over look all the … Read more

Twisting Balloons are as versatile as Duct tape

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Ask any professional balloon entertainer if they have every used a twisting balloon to repair something and you will get a “Yes”.  Twisting balloons, which main purposes is for twisting balloon animals, have adapted to many other uses. While performing, the brass nozzle connected to my electric balloon pump became lose.  I grabbed a twisting … Read more

Balloon Artists get Free Hugs!

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Working with the public all the time, I’ve found that very few people are actually as grateful as you’d imagine they’d be. It is very rare that someone comes up and actually says thank you. Now, I don’t mean the people who have their mommy’s come up and remind them to say thanks, I am … Read more

Success is 99% Failure. – Soichiro Honda

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

The greatest asset in this business is failure. That’s right! – Failure. I know some of you are thinking that I am insane, but I want you to try and hear me out. First off, what is failure to a balloon artist? Is it when a balloon pops? It is when a design doesn’t look … Read more

Educating the World with Balloons

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Many folks know that Dale Obrochta, aka Magical Balloon-dude Dale, has been educating the world with balloons for years as an entertainer and as host and main writer of several online sites like: the MBD2 site which includes a Forum, Store, Dale’s Blog, the MBD2 Article Section and the Balloon Animal Database; a My Space … Read more

Elementary School Teacher makes Balloon Animals

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

William Beatty started out as a teacher that took a clown hiatus for a few years only to come full circle and teach once again. After learning some basics from a clown back in 1982, he went out and bought some balloons and Jimmy Davis’ One Balloon Zoo. “I love twisting balloons. I learned magic, … Read more

Vaughn is in! Look for 10 Articles this October 10th

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Jason Vaughn, owner of Higher Hope Entertainment in St. Louis, began entertaining as a balloon artist before he was 20. That was over six years ago. His entertainment services include not only balloons, but storytelling and musical shows for children, as well. (See www.higherhopeentertainment.com ) His interest in balloons began when he was on a … Read more

German Panther Tank made from Balloons

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

There are balloon entertainers and then there are artist who use balloons to create art. Here’s a perfect example of a German Artist how used round balloons as a tool to create art Balloon don’t last forever! Easy cleanup Subscribe to Dale’s Blog and get notified each time a new idea, tip or story is … Read more