Airheads Balloon Art http://www.airheadsballoonart.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:52:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 Do What You Love http://www.airheadsballoonart.com/2014/01/24/love/ Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:26:29 +0000 http://www.airheadsballoonart.com/?p=856 When I hand someone my colorful business card, inevitably I hear the same thing.  “BALLOONS!, How fun! How did you get into doing balloons for a living?”  No, really, Inquiring...

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dowhatyouloveWhen I hand someone my colorful business card, inevitably I hear the same thing.  “BALLOONS!, How fun! How did you get into doing balloons for a living?”  No, really, Inquiring minds want to know!  Ok, so hear it is…the tale of how we decided as a couple to become entrepreneurs.

My husband worked at a Pittsburgh party store during his college years and learned about balloons.  While working there a fellow store employee asked him to dress up as a beloved childrens’ character and show up at her door with balloons.  This favor blossomed into a lucrative side-business for him, and as his girlfriend I was the lovely assistant who would tag along to work the boom box while he entertained the kids.  His love of entertaining and magic led to an interest in making balloon art.  As Dave tells children who ask about how he got started, he went to the local library and checked out as many books as he could on the subject.  Once he learned the basics he practiced and let his imagination go wild.  This fun hobby led to more and more requests for balloon art.  After college Dave worked in real estate and property management for many years never really feeling a connection to the work.  One day he expressed the desire to work for himself and decided to take his avocation to the next level.

Dave approached his friend who was a clown and fellow balloonist and they decided to join forces to start their own company, Airheads Balloon Art.  With their respective wives they formed the company and began booking entertainment gigs.  The balloon business was soon inflating into balloon deliveries and decorating.  As the company grew the other couple decided to leave our business to focus on other interests and their growing family.  Dave and I decided to move forward and keep the business growing and in 2002 we purchased another balloon business, Balloons Over Pittsburgh which at the time was Pittsburgh’s oldest balloon business.

Over the next ten years, we saw highs and lows in the market and have learned a great deal about being entrepreneurs.  As a couple we learned the value of ownership, hard work and flexibility in raising a family.  In our life Airheads Balloon Art is more than what we do during the day to earn a paycheck…it is about creating something.  We love working with our clients to create an immersive experience with balloons.  We love seeing people’s reactions to what we have created and being a part of their important life events.  Whether it is decorating a grand hall for a wedding or gala, marking an important milestone with a balloonicature of the guest of honor or delivering a cheerful bouquet to a sick friend, we love being a part of bringing joy to people’s lives.

“Do what you love”, sounds cliché, but essentially it is what we do.  Being creative and bringing joy to people’s lives…yes, that is what do “for a living”.  What can we do to help you celebrate life today?

 

 

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Street Corner Breakdance… http://www.airheadsballoonart.com/2012/07/30/street-corner-breakdance/ Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:45:09 +0000 http://www.whatiszola.com/ah/?p=417 David designed an immersive balloon experience. Not only was this a large piece at ten feet square by 12 feet high, but while most competition pieces say do not touch,...

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David designed an immersive balloon experience. Not only was this a large piece at ten feet square by 12 feet high, but while most competition pieces say do not touch, this one encouraged it.

Viewers watched as the eight foot tall dancer spun on his mat. Then they were asked to take a magic marker from the bin and “Tag” the balloon brick wall with their name or other comment.

Once on the “sidewalk” viewers unknowingly tripped an audio feature that would play one of 20 different ere-appropriate rap songs every time it was triggered.

Other features were a 12′ tall working street lamp, a fire hydrant, and a 6 foot wide boom box radio.

Not only did this piece win Second Place, but was the overwhelming favorite of all of the balloon professionals and guests in attendance as witnessed by the Delegates’ Choice award as well as over 100 “tags”!

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Victory in International Balloon Competition http://www.airheadsballoonart.com/2012/07/30/punk-rock/ Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:40:53 +0000 http://www.whatiszola.com/ah/?p=414 Cincinnati, Ohio – November, 2009 -Certified Balloon Artist, David Weiss of Airheads Balloon Art, along with team member Tanya Kalinsky, won three awards in the 2009 Float Balloon Convention. David...

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Cincinnati, Ohio – November, 2009 -Certified Balloon Artist, David Weiss of Airheads Balloon Art, along with team member Tanya Kalinsky, won three awards in the 2009 Float Balloon Convention.

David took First Place in Entryway Design, Second Place in Large Sculpture, and the vote of his peers, the Delegate’s Choice award for his large sculpture.

Punk Rock!!!

David designed and executed a First Place for his Punk Rock themed entranceway featuring hand painted letter balloons, balloons with pins in it and a balloon with a custom made liberty spike mohawk. All of this centered between two 9′ tall hands in spiked collars flashing the “goat horn” hand gesture.

 

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What size are your balloons? http://www.airheadsballoonart.com/2012/07/30/what-size-are-your-balloons/ Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:39:00 +0000 http://www.whatiszola.com/ah/?p=410 What size are your balloons? I get this question a lot. And most of the time people are looking for the 11″ balloon. While this is a commonly used size,...

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What size are your balloons?

dave-head-clearI get this question a lot. And most of the time people are looking for the 11″ balloon. While this is a commonly used size, it is by no means the only size.

Round balloons – there are also NON-round balloons that I’ll write about next issue – come in all sizes. Starting at 5 inches, or about the size of an adult fist, at the small end, round balloons go all the way up to 8 feet in diameter.

The big 5.5 – 8 foot sizes (Cloudbusters)are used predominately outdoors, we at Airheads routinely used all of the other sizes in our decor. The chart below gives you a visual idea of the vast array of balloon sizes available.

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