First, let me wish everyone a happy lunar new year!
I actually signed up for a couple of social media outlets (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter)! Those that know me really well will know that this is a pretty big step since I prefer to keep my private life, well…private. However, I wanted to share my balloon twisting and balloon art adventures with those who are interested. Anyways, this is exciting news for me since I am probably going to be posting more of my balloon work on Instagram (Link to Instagram). I will admit, my twitter account doesn’t really have that much going on right now.
The reason why I started these accounts was because last month I went to the balloon convention for balloon artists. The location changes every year, but this time it was in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was definitely quite the experience. I have gone to balloon conventions in the past, but they were a little bit low key. The convention lasted 5 days, classes start from 8:30 in the morning and the last class does not get out until about 12:30am. That was a lot of classes. Also, there was a 24 hour jam room available to everyone. Needless to say, I did not get much sleep during my time there. But I learned a lot of new and interesting techniques that I am currently experimenting with.
I also took a ton of pictures – over 300 photos. I still have to sort through everything, but I am hoping to get some up here on the blog. Here are a few of the balloon dresses that were entered into competition. I also have a video of what 300 balloon artists do during intermission of a show. It is quite amusing.
Other things that are on my task list: I am in the process of updating the website, so bear with me as the updates continue.