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.
1 thought on “No Skill Required”
LOL and LOL.. I am that Irina that said on By Irina ( http://mylifeandart.typepad.com) : “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.”
I agree with you….. it is nice to be a good balloon artist and a good entertainer.. but a lot of people lose the perspective.. they focus on learning balloon art and don’t practice their entertainer skills.
Anyway, you have a nice site here. Give me a call at any time maybe we can do something together. Regards — Irina