It has been too long since I last wrote something. Thought today was the right time With all the pulling this way and that, I am leaning towards opportunities that help me follow the path I have chosen. Sadly this means there are groups I will be leaving. My focus as Halaloo needs to be […]Read more "NEXT!"
I am about to keep a promise to my son and attempt to learn to ski. I am scared big time at this. Why? Well there are a few reasons, one being I am over weight. Two, I’m old! Three, my balance is not what it use to be! I have more excuses that I […]Read more "Are excuses holding you back?"
Seems it always comes back to this. I asked the kids I see the following question “what is a Clown?” Almost everyone of them said “someone who is funny” Two of them said “someone who wears a red nose” The dictionary defines Clown this way. noun 1. a comic entertainer, especially […]Read more "Am I a Clown or do I clown?"
I am a good balloon twister and a good entertainer. The best? I don’t think so but it is always the goal. But it is amazing how often people tell me that I am the best balloon artist they have seen. Why do I find this amazing? I often am entertaining in areas where I […]Read more "Always Over Deliver!"
“Walk the talk” A phrase we have all heard. But when applied to Clowning does it fit? I think so and not just for those involved in Clown Ministry, but all Clowning. We have all been to lectures or have heard “experts” spout off about all things Clown. Maybe even have read a blog that […]Read more "Walk the Talk!"
I have been Busking with my Balloons at a local Market. Things were going good the first couple weeks. The past couple of weeks, not as good. There are reasons for this…mostly rain and extreme heat. It has taken a toll on who attends. This has hurt my bottomline. Last week the first two hours […]Read more "Why I do, what I do. Don’t lose focus!"
So here I am still writing this blog, it is well beyond week 52! Not sure if any one reads this or not. I bare my soul each week, sometimes I get it right, most times I am just searching for a answer. This week is no different. Ever felt like the rules are always […]Read more "to string or not to string?"
I have a couple of friends who are Clowns, Family Entertainers, that never seem to turn things off. They are in entertainer mode all the time. I must admit it wears on me. I have never been one that can be in clown mode at a flick of a switch nor am I always on. For […]Read more "Always On!"
There has been some chatter about controlling crowds when Balloon Twisting on FaceBook as of late and I thought why not add my nickels worth! I was going to say 2 cents but we don’t have pennies any longer here in Canada. They round up or down if paying with cash. So if your purchase […]Read more "Line Control!"
Recently I got invited to try 3 Markets. Well, more like I got myself invited to 3 Markets! Markets are new to me and I decided I would try these as a Busker! Busking is new to me, as are Markets. The first 3 weeks were a steep learning curve. Not just about what worked […]Read more "to market or not to market"