Just playing artound one day last week. After we got 14 inches of rain in Missouri, I thought I could see a rainbow
First off, let's explain the story that inspired the phot I'm using for the post. Friday night, restaurant gig at Vallartas Mexican Restaurant in Lutz/Land O' Lakes, and I was making balloons for all the children throughout the evening. As I'm about halfway through my shift, I approach a table with two little girls (and their parents). One girl was about 6 with straight blond hair and the second girl, like pictured, had the most adorable little blond ringlets bouncing around her face as she g...
Your Balloon Man also creates one of a kind logos for companies wishing to have a little something extra at their event or location. This particular balloon sculpture is a blue lizard for the Blue Lizard Hookah Lounge in Tampa, Florida. Everything from the nose to tail was designed specifically around their logo.
Balloon animals are great fun, but imagine what it would be like to eat in the food court of your local mall and then suddenly have a multitude of nearly a hundred or more balloon artists twisting balloon dogs and swords all together at the same time? Welcome to balloon animal flash mobs! This was just the first of what I'm sure is more to come. Check it out!
Attending Twist and Shout in Boston this year, Mr. Fudge decided to record a little bit of his time there so that others like yourself could see some of the people that attend these types of conventions and gatherings. Check out some of the fun at the 2011 Twist and Shout Balloon Convention here with this short YouTube clip.
Whether it is a clown costume or a tuxedo, every balloon artist should have a costume or outfit to wear while performing with balloons. Finding a great costume shouldn't be that hard, but when it comes to picking one out it can be frustrating if you don't know what you're looking for. A few things to think about when trying to pick out a costume:
Whether you are part time or full time as an entertainer, anyone can use help in marketing or advertising. Below are a few suggestions for helping get your name out as an entertainer in your area. For a more detailed list, be sure to check out www.BalloonLibrary.com where you can find an eBook on market domination and restaurant entertainment as well.
Here are just a few little random tips that may help you while making balloon animals for fun and profit. This list is only a collection of random balloon tips and tricks that I've come up with on the fly tonight. If you have any other suggestions or questions, please feel free to post them in the comments section and I'll do what I can to help as well.
This is a promo video for Sigrid and his stuff is awesome! I really hope you like it. It is a lot of fun to watch him in person too. I highly suggest watching all of his videos even though they are in French.
http://www.BalloonLibrary.comMr. Fudge teaches how to make a balloon animal dog the easy way on this simple step by step balloon animal video from youtube. Your Balloon Man, Mr. Fudge has been a balloon artist and entertainer for years, specializing in teaching other entertainers how to twist balloons. With his years of expertise in the balloon world, you're sure to find this tutorial easy to follow and fun to watch. Happy twisting!
Below are a number of balloon artist related books that I have collected over the years. If you do not see a book that you own listed here, please feel free to let me know about it as I would love to add it to my collection. Additionally, I would be more than happy to share information on the books that I have here if you are interested in trying to find them for your own collection. Wishing you all the best in your balloon career...
An app for iPod, iPhone and iPad, "Font Animals" is a balloon animal font that allows you to send customized messages from any of the aforementioned devices. Available on iTunes for $2.49: "With the SHAKE mode, you can shake ANIMAL FONT to create harmonious sound. You can also drag, throw, and pop ANIMAL FONT with your finger..."
YourBalloonMan has a huge series of free online balloon videos on YouTube that are totally worth checking out. There over 50 different free videos at the time of this writing and possibly even more at the time you read this. Please be sure to check it out and let him know you heard about him from Make Balloon Animals World. ;-)
Balloon Library is a great place to learn how to make balloon animals. There are free tutorials and also paid tutorials as well. There is a section for basic, intermediate, and advanced balloon tutorials. Additionally, there is a section for eBooks on balloon twisting and a balloon forum also. It is a site I highly recommend to anyone asking me about learning balloon animals.
This is a pretty cool sponge bob balloon animal that I found online. I thought it was great, so I wanted to share it with you guys here. Hope you enjoy!
http://www.balloonlibrary.com Your Balloon Man, Mr. Fudge, teaches a free balloon art tutorial on how to make one of the most basic of swords: The 2 fold, 1 twist sword.
Go out and find a bag of Qualatex Balloons from your local party suplier or party store. Qualatex is the "Very Best Balloons" you can get and they tend to be easiest to work with.Buy a quality hand pump that you can use to blow up the balloons. A quality pump should run anywhere from $3 - $7 for a basic dual action hand pump. It may not be easy to find a quality one in a party store, but I'm sure they'll have something that will work. Anything is better than nothing when it comes to having a ...