Ten Ways to Dull a Sharp Fingernail

Balloons spinning, fingers flying, and oh crap,  I just split a fingernail while popping a balloon.  I pop balloons by pinching the balloon between the index fingernail and thumbnail.  With a tearing twist, the balloon pops and I am off twisting again. After a while, the nail gets weak and one nail just tears into … Read more

Make me a Forgery

Every day, people counterfeiting works of art that they have seen on the internet.  Reputable companies sue people for infringing on their creative work, seek out people who can reproduce designs just because they’re too cheap to hire the artist who originated the design. Society has taught them to right click on the picture and … Read more

Avatar – Balloon Animal

James Cameron’s “Avatar” I haven’t seen the move yet, but that didn’t stop me from make one of the main characters of movie Jake Sully. This was the picture I used to develop the balloon sculpture. Let me know what you think of the design?  I always like reading your comments. Subscribe to Dale’™s Blog … Read more

Entertainer Misses Kid’s Birthday Party

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Oops, I missed another family birthday party.  Not on purpose–I was working.  My relatives have learned not to expect me at family events when it is on a weekend. They know that I will be performing my comedic balloon entertainment somewhere in Chicago and neighboring communities.  My wife, Michelle, will mark off dates on my … Read more

Balloon Sculptures

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

What is a balloon sculpture, but a twisted piece of art? Balloon sculptures are artwork that deflates. Balloon sculptures can mimics real life situations. Getting a haircut Balloon sculptures is what I do for a living. Feel free to post your own ideas in the comment box below.

Keeping a Happy Appearance

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

I came across an article in the Los Angeles Times about Balloon Animals and Surgical Mask and its referring to how entertainer(s) help cheer people up in time of need. As entertainers, we have to put ourselves into a happy place when entertaining. Things as simple as a balloon animal can make a kids face … Read more

New Years Eve 1996 TV Interview

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

I finally converted this VHS recoding to a DVD. I was working for Chicago’s Navy Pier on New Years Eve 1996 and was interviewed by James Ward, ABC Channel 7 Food Critic for their ABC Rock’n New Years Eve Party. When this aired later in the evening I was already at a New Years Eve … Read more

Having Fun with Balloons at the Chicago White Sox Parade

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Throughout the years the Chicago White Sox’s have had parades for select fans to march around the US Cellular infield. For the past 2-years I have been performing my kid’s balloon entertainment at the pre-game activities. Since getting my new digital camera, I have been bringing it with me and at this particular event some … Read more