Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Day 160: Front Page

Today was a pleasant surprise. The article I had been interviewed for last week went from being hidden in the middle of the paper somewhere to right up on the front page. I haven't been on the front page of a paper in a few years now... it's always exciting.

I was interviewed by Kent State reporter Rachel Hagenbaugh last week, she had questions about how I've turned balloon entertaining in a business and what sort of things I've done.  We discussed things like how I got started, who I've performed for, and we talked a little about my training students to do what I'm doing. The article wasn't able to go into as much detail as I would have liked.

I've mentioned it here before, but I'll do so again... I'm looking to train outgoing and fun people the basics of balloon entertaining, and then help get you placed in restaurants to work their Kids Nights. People who pick up the twisting skills and are great at interacting with the costumers do very well in this industry. My past students are making $15+ per hour in tips. That's darn good money for college students.
If you think you've got what it takes do be a Kids Night entertainer and are interested in learning a fun new skill, contact me. I'm taking on new students right now. The training can be done right on campus, and is easy to build around anyones schedule.

For the article I built a few things to get some pictures of. I built a fancy version of a balloon dog, and a balloon dress in Kent State colors.

I snapped a few pictures of the dress building process, so I thought I'd share them here.

I'm hoping to get some copies of the pictures that were taken by the papers photographer so I can put them up here on the blog also.

The pictures for the article were taken by Valerie Brown, I hope to be able to get some more from that photo shoot to share here.

See you tomorrow.


  1. Wow this is honestly one of the most original and interesting blogs I've seen. I was wondering how long do those balloon clothes last for though? Like how long for the air to seep out?

  2. the balloons last for quite a while... the air will deflate slowly over time, but some designs will hold their shape and only shrink a little over the course of a couple weeks or months.

  3. dude those balloon clothes are nice! love the colours too!

  4. That is amazing, how many balloons did it take?