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At last a job which is a pleasure!
« on: January 09, 2009, 10:10:47 AM »
Hi there everyone.
I started.........as the name would suggest as a face painter.
I worked as a liability underwriter in insurance for 12 years before having a family and then I took time off to raise our three boys which are aged 6 and under. I started to face paint as a hobby and slowly that grew into a business.  When 2 other painters and I were painting 150 brownies at an event last february, there was a balloon man there and he kindly took the time at the end of the event to show me how to do a balloon dog.  The rest, as they say is history.  I added balloons to my face painting bookings and I have not looked back.
I totally love the balloon work and am beginning to do more and more balloon jobs without the face painting.  
I am enjoying working for myself as every little success if your own and there is nothing like that in terms of satisfaction. When I worked in insurance, it was well paid but there was no real passion there.  Now, I am doing something that I enjoy and I am quite aware that I am at the start of a journey.  It has allowed me to open the door on my creative side which has been latent for so long.  I hope to go to art school next term which is something I never thought I would every be able to do but now seems like a genuine possibility.
So, balloons has opened a new door for me and I love it.  The people I have met are a tribe that are okay by me!   You are an open caring bunch.
The thing I love about balloons most of all, it their ability to make both a child or an adult escape for a while.  They are so very simple and yet so very clever when you are watching them being made.  I love the interaction with the public when you are doing a paid gig.  Its great to talk to people and have a laugh........although my jokes may be the same on a regular basis.
 :D
The more you learn, the more you want to learn. Thinking of saving up for Belgium later this year!
Alison.
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