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

OMG, Make up your Mind and Pick Something

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

It never fails, during a marathon of line twisting, just me, my balloons, and what seems to be 1,000 kids with semi-patient parents all waiting for a balloon animal; I will get a well groomed child who when ask what they want, will give me the dreaded blank stare. Their eyes glaze over with a … Read more

Local Entertainer gets too much PR that Leads to Trouble

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Drawing big crowds to an event is not always a good thing, especially when it is just one individual making the balloon animals.  I find myself in this predicament this year, at the Palos Heights 50th Community Picnic, which is happening this Independence Day.  The community representative has been heavily promoting me through local Cable … Read more

What Does it Look Like?

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

I was making balloon animals at a birthday party and the oldest kid there requested a M16 rifle. I’ve developed a way of getting out of making something that you normally don’t make by asking “What does it look like?” This way I can use some artistic license on the design, but to my surprise … Read more

A Minute in the Life of a Balloon Entertainer

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

There are days that I can be entertaining a group of kids and all of a sudden a stench raises beneath my nose that can make a person’s eyes water. The foul smell immediately takes over all the fresh, clean breathing air. I try to make my twisting movements larger to generate a breeze, but … Read more

Discover Tinley 2008

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

For the past several years I have been performing my comedic kids balloon entertaining for the local residence attending Discover Tinley Community Expo. In 2005, I started bringing a large display pieces to aid in drawing attention to balloon entertainment service. Not that I really need too – lines are always 20 people deep waiting … Read more