Archive for February, 2012

Balloon Click

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

While at the Circus Magic Convention in Williamsburg, VA, I had the opportunity to take a few classes with Ken Stillman. Ken was a great teacher. I had been looking forward to learning some bigger/fancier balloons and that is exactly what I got.

Ken told us about his balloon website, Balloon Click, which has videos and downloads for balloon twisters. It is a membership-based website with two levels, free or paid members. I still need to take the time to properly check it out, but after meeting Ken, I expect it to be a valuable resource.


Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Silly Farm Supplies, one of the larger face painting supply vendors has created a face painting video channel called FABA TV. They say that their goal is to provide quality education and training in the Face, Body and Entertainment Art industry. They are dedicated to making FabaTV the world’s best resource for everything related to entertainment.

You can watch previews of their videos on their channel on YouTube.

FABA TV is a subscription service. Every month FabaTV will launch 4 NEW classes and a live class! Classes will then be archived under each topic and Instructors channel and can be viewed at anytime.

World Balloon Convention

Monday, February 13th, 2012

The World Balloon Convention (WBC) 2012 Early-bird Deadline is February 17!

If you haven’t already registered to attend the World Balloon Convention 2012, you still have time to beat the Early-bird Deadline and SAVE! Register now at

Register Early and Pay Less:
Early-bird: Ends February 17, 2012: $695 per person
Regular: February 18 – March 25, 2012: $795 per person

Plus, if you’re a Qualatex Balloon Network Member, you’ll automatically receive an additional $50 off your registration. If you’re a Certified Balloon Artist, you’ll automatically receive an additional $50 off your registration. (That’s a total of $100 off for CBAs.)

Don’t forget that hotel accommodations must be booked separately from your WBC registration. Reserve your room at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel by February 16 to receive the discounted WBC hotel rate ($112 plus hotel tax per night).

Silly Heather on YouTube

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Silly Heather from Silly Farm has several videos on YouTube.

Rose Bud Fairy Mask
A Valentine Face Painting Design by Silly Heather. In this video she creates a valentine fairy mask design using the fairyfly kit, Rose Bud.

Dragon Wings Face Painting Tutorial
In this video she creates a dragon mask using the fairyfly kit, dueling dragons.

My Sweet Valentine – Face Painting Design Tutorial
Valentines is coming up and Heather created this quick step by step tutorial on how to face paint this teddy bear design that will be sure to WOW!

Balloon Flash Mob

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

A large group of about 100 – 150 balloon artists at the 2011 Twist and Shout in Boston met up in the Burlington Mall food court food court for a 3 twist dog balloon flash mob.

Florida Super Jam

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Sometimes, I wish that I could attend all of the conventions. Last month was the Florida SuperJam, a balloon jam in Florida. The description sounded great, but I found out too late to fit it in my schedule. Their website described it as the ultimate balloon jam!!! 4 days of continuous balloon twisting.

Florida SuperJam
January 11 – 14, 2012

International Palms Resort
6515 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Now, I can see some of the fun I missed with some videos of the convention posted on YouTube.

Team Building

Performing on Stage

Waiting for Ice Cream

Nancy Dalton’s balloon creation