I’m very grateful for this referral letter from Texas Rep. Rick Green of Wall Builders and Patriot Academy.
Thank you so much for the AMAZING work you did for the Patriot Academy 2012 Graduation Dinner! It is beyond comprehension how you were able to put together such a remarkable display in such a short period of time.
You captured the essence of our dinner and added so much to the atmosphere created for the attendees and the graduates!
Thank you for your professionalism and creativity!
This was my first balloon decor gig in Texas and it was actually before I moved to Dallas. I can’t wait to work with Rick and Patriot Academy again. If you have a special event be sure to give me a call! (314) 346-2241
Unless I schedule some last minute booking I performed my last show in the area as a St. Louis resident. I’m sure I might do a few more as I plan visits back to the area, but no more as a full time part of this community.
I remember driving into St. Louis for the first time on Jan. 16, 2008. I came here primarily to be part of a great little church, Rockport Baptist Church in Arnold, MO. I quickly became involved in community.
I have been so blessed to be here. I have made great friends, had amazing adventures, and performed for the best audiences on the planet. I’ve becoming a Cardinals fan and grown to love hockey (Let’s Go Blues!).
They say St. Louis is a dying city. Well in many ways it may be, but I still think she has some amazing life in her yet. The food, the museums, the arts are all phenomenal. From watching my friend Juggling Jeff at Shakespeare in the Park to roasting at the Muny it will be memories that last a lifetime.
You have a lot going for you St. Louis. I hope one day you’ll embrace that. You see, the one glaring thing I believe this city needs more than anything else is hope. Sure, it is a word abused since the ’08 presidential campaign, but I still hold that hope is one of the most powerful forces we have a people.
Hope turns situations around. Hope lets us see a brighter tomorrow. Hope tells us to rebuild even when we lose everything. Hope turns victims into victors and allows losers to let loose. Hope can change an individual and that individual can change this city.
That is my wish for you St. Louis. Become a city of hope.
I had a fantastic time at Patriot Academy in Austin, TX. It is a week long mock congress where students learn how the political process works. I also had the privilege of decorating the final night banquet. This was a great honor as Rafael Cruz, father of Texas Senate GOP candidate Ted Cruz, was presented with the Torch of Freedom award. Several Wounded Warriors were also honored as they helped pass the torch to the next generation. Among the veterans was a 92 year old who served in World War II. Thank God for men willing to put their life on the line for freedom.
If you’ve followed my work at all then you know I’m a big nerd (or geek if you prefer). So how could I not create some cool balloon costumes for the new Avengers movie? Luckily I had some young friends up for an epic battle between Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, and The Hulk.
If you want to make your next event “geek chic” give me a call at 972-505-2241
As a balloon artist I am asked all the time if I dress as a clown. Back when I was younger I did for some events with church, but what I quickly found out is that while many people love clowns, an equal number or more are terrified of them. So as more parents realized this the less demand there was for clowns. So I decided when I became a profession performer not to do make-up and costumer style clowning.
Instead I chose to follow in the footsteps of America’s favorite clown, Red Skelton! I grew up watching great clowns and comedians like Red, Jerry Lewis, and Lucille Ball. They made me laugh and forget my cares and they did it without resulting to vulgarity. It was humor for me as a boy and fitting for my grandmother as well. They would have crazy slapstick and would make fun of themselves and their audience, but always in a lovable way.
Red always had the best characters from Clem Kadiddlehopper to Freddie the Freeloader (the one character that did use makeup). My favorite bits were when he would break a rule of performing and just crack up at his own jokes or his audience. He had a love of God and country and he wasn’t ashamed of it. His Pledge of Allegiance bit is fondly remembered by many and has even been read on the floor of Congress.
I was in Branson last week and saw Tom Mullica’s tribute to Red Skelton and I laughed til I cried and then a tear was brought to my eye for a moment to mourn the loss of such great entertainers. Red’s day has past but it is his legacy and those like him I try to perform and bring a smile to you and yours. Thank you so much for the opportunity to do so.
Last week was the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. I was very happy to join the Christian Boys and Men Titanic Society for a weekend remembering those that gave their live for “women and children first.”
Of course I had to leave my mark on the event so I created a giant balloon Titanic costume.
I hadn’t really planned on creating the Titanic so I settled to create the bow of the ship (which would have filled with water and tipped downward but you get the drift).
It was a lot of fun to create and many of the kids came up and helped blow up balloons including some of the Duggar boys from the series “19 Kids and Counting.” What a great and sweet family they are.
I was just watching the latest Up All Night and they had a balloon guy at their Mommy and Me type group. it was a good reminder of how much I love working at these mom groups. So if you know a mother’s group out there that needs a balloon guy please send them my way!
With the Iowa Caucus tomorrow I thought I’d share a photo from the election four years ago. Below is a photo of John McCain and a couple of staunch looking Secret Service guys with a balloon I made in McCain’s likeness. This is probably my most famous balloon sculpture because the Associated Press (AP) and TMZ picked and aired it a few times. TMZ’s caption was “Full of Hot Air:
Looks like he’s finally found a qualified running mate.”
Whoever you’re supporting this election cycle remember to get out and vote! And just as important remember to have great balloon decorations, balloon entertainment, and maybe even a balloon drop at your celebrations!