I came across a blog entry by Irina: How to Make Money as a Balloon Artist. Yes, Balloon Animals can Blow Your Dept Away.
As I read her post I’m not sure if I would totally agree with her statement…
Balloon artists are in the business of entertaining. It is more important how good of an entertainer you are than how impressive your balloon art is.
Yes, balloon entertainment is about entertaining, but I think you need to have skills to be successful. If you look back at the old variety shows most highly skilled entertainers would portray a bumbling buffoon. Jack Benny was a very good violist, but made a very successful reputation of being a bad musician. It’s easy to make yourself look like a buffoon when you have skills. It’s almost impossible to make yourself look good when you have no skills.
I feel it is important for an entertainer to have a diverse background and they draw from their experiences. This is what makes them a good entertainer.