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 Post subject: Snurb (Sara) Interview 6/13th Aug
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:35 am 
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Snurb has kindly agreed to be interviewed next week, I will find out if Sara has a website we can plug for her and a few other details.
If anyone else would like to do the interview then please let us know.

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 Post subject: Re: Snurb (Sara) Interview 6/13th Aug
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If you'd like to see my work I use Facebook you can find me at www.facebook.com/roundthetwist. I'm a little bit nervous so please be gentle!


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 Post subject: Re: Snurb (Sara) Interview 6/13th Aug
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Hi Sara,
You'll be great! Have followed you on Youtube and FB, brilliant balloons! Looking forward to hearing about you, we're all behind you!

xx Daisy Rainbow

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 Post subject: Re: Snurb (Sara) Interview 6/13th Aug
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Snurb wrote:
If you'd like to see my work I use Facebook you can find me at http://www.facebook.com/roundthetwist. I'm a little bit nervous so please be gentle!


Hi Sara
Am REALLY looking forward to it. Don't be nervous we are all routing for you. Popped by Facebook and you have some awesome balloons on there :)

KR
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 Post subject: Re: Snurb (Sara) Interview 6/13th Aug
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Thanks for the support and look forward to answering some of your questions too.


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 Post subject: Re: Snurb (Sara) Interview 6/13th Aug
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Answers prepared, not sure what you'll think of them. Maybe this will inspire some of you to take up the challenge! First set of answers in the morning!


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 Post subject: Re: Snurb (Sara) Interview 6/13th Aug
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:05 am 
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Ok, so here goes.


1, What road led you into balloon modelling?
I blame my DJ friend Paul who, whilst at a particularly child heavy function flung a bag of balloons and a pump at me, gave me a 5 min demo and said entertain the kids!

2, When did you get started with balloons?
I have sort of lost track but guessing it was about 3 years ago.

3, What’s your best twisting experience?
Wow that’s a tricky one! It has to be when I started experimenting with farmer’s markets and I had one little girl who returned each month for about 5 months. Each time she came she asked for a different coloured dinosaur. I tried to get her to be more adventurous in her choice. When I spoke to her parents the explained that she had each one in her bedroom. The little girl would not let her mum throw them away, despite being shrunken. She wanted a dinosaur rainbow.

4, What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you during a ballooning/entertaining session?
As yet I have not had any major disasters (touch wood!) but I have had a couple of events when balloons kept popping.

5, What do you most enjoy about twisting & why?
I love creating new models and pushing my skills. It is all worth it when you try something new for the first time and it is well received. I love seeing the kids running around in David’s backpacks!

6, What's your favourite age to entertain?
I know most people say kids and they are great but I love working at functions with grown-ups that watch the kids then pluck up the courage to ask for their own models. It is great watching two ‘grown men’ playing with a ghost buster’s back pack!


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 Post subject: Re: Snurb (Sara) Interview 6/13th Aug
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Well here goes day 2! If you want to join in or ask anything please do.


7, Do you have the same act but vary the presentation for all ages or do you have set acts for different ages?
I don’t really have an ‘act’ as such more of a ‘repertoire’ which tends to be the same for all ages. Would love to build an act but I’m not really a performer.

8, What’s your favourite thing to make at the moment?
I love costumes and wearables, such as backpacks, horses (unicorns) and motorbikes. Kids (and big kids) just respond so well to them.


9, What is the most asked for model?
The one model that I find I end up doing thousands of once I have done one is Don Caudwell’s monkey hat. I now hang on till towards the end to make the first, after running out of mocha brown at one event!

10, What do you tend to do more of if stuck in the 'balloon production line' model?
I don’t do much line work as I am out mostly at parties but it is a close call! Girls tend to go for the butterfly bracelet that I picked up from Mr Fudge and the boys go for ray guns. These are quick and effective pieces.

11, Who is your market aimed at?
Mmmm… another tough one, This year I have done lots of Christenings so I’d have to say families.

12, What kind of work do you do mostly - parties? Corporate? Etc
I mostly do parties, I work very closely with my DJ friend who got me started. We found that there was very little life at the start of a party, usually up to the buffet where people who hadn’t seen each other for a long time wanted to sit and talk, this usually meant board kids, so we started advertising the balloons. This was a great start and we are even building it into the parties with a Generation Game style of game where they give it a go! Always a giggle!


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 Post subject: Re: Snurb (Sara) Interview 6/13th Aug
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:12 am 
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Hi Sara/Snurb,

Some great answers so far.

I have a couple of questions for you...

What's your favourite balloon colour?

What is your favourite balloon shape/size?

You said
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"Would love to build an act but I’m not really a performer."

What would help you build an act?
And what would help you to become a performer?

thanks and looking forward to all your answers from the set questions and above!

Danny :)

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 Post subject: Re: Snurb (Sara) Interview 6/13th Aug
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Thanks for the questions Danny! Here goes:

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I have a couple of questions for you...

What's your favourite balloon colour?

What is your favourite balloon shape/size?


My favourite balloon colour is Goldrenrod. This is different to the brown, pink and purple that I seem to go through the most.

My favourite size is 350. I love to make big high impact models and will often upscale things like a dinosaur or a frog.

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What would help you build an act?
And what would help you to become a performer?


This is something I have pondered over. At the moment I tell balloon stories with the kids in costumes. My memory is always a problem and I'm not a natural show person. I'd love to do some of the things that Buster Balloon does. One day I'd love to do the climb inside balloon thing!! Looks great fun!!


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