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Rock_Slatestone
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I am thinking of using a balloon photo album in my magic shows. This way people could look through and have a better understanding of what I can create & pick the one they want. Would you recommend this?

If you have done this what advice would you give?

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Steven
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Steven: I use a stiff art board menu. I glue pictures of my figures on it with names underneath each picture. I have the board laminated at Staples, (about $5), and I Velcro it to the front of my table. The only problem with it is that the pictures cannot be readily changed. I do not like the idea of an album because it's too easy for the kids to fight over, and easily vanished.
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Lots of folks use menus in the form of a book or large poster. I prefer to not be limited by a menu. Some of my favorite things I have developed on the spot when I was twisting at an event. One time someone asked for an LA Dodger hat, and although I never made one before, I was familiar enough with the logo that I was able to make one for them. Then, everyone at the party wanted the same hat. I still make the dodger hat pretty much the same way as I came up with on the spot. If I don't think I can make what they want to my satisfaction and my standards, I'll tell them that I don't have the time to make it or that I don't make that particular character. I know that I can make them something cool that they will like just as much as what they asked for. I know they will be happy. If you are not confident in your skills to be able to work without a menu, I would make it goal to be able to do so. My personal opinion is that in the long run you will be less like a balloon animal making machine and more of an entertainer. I think it will be more fun for you as well.
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On 2009-06-20 16:28, Steve Yarosko wrote:
Lots of folks use menus in the form of a book or large poster. I prefer to not be limited by a menu. Some of my favorite things I have developed on the spot when I was twisting at an event. One time someone asked for an LA Dodger hat, and although I never made one before, I was familiar enough with the logo that I was able to make one for them. Then, everyone at the party wanted the same hat. I still make the dodger hat pretty much the same way as I came up with on the spot. If I don't think I can make what they want to my satisfaction and my standards, I'll tell them that I don't have the time to make it or that I don't make that particular character. I know that I can make them something cool that they will like just as much as what they asked for. I know they will be happy. If you are not confident in your skills to be able to work without a menu, I would make it goal to be able to do so. My personal opinion is that in the long run you will be less like a balloon animal making machine and more of an entertainer. I think it will be more fun for you as well.


I concur!!!
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I printed up a shirt with ten balloon animals that kids request most. That way the menu is always on me. Man that was bad.

That doesn't mean that I stick to the menu though. I have kids ask for snakes, tigers, and the like. But in general, they like to see what they are getting before I make it. Here, I'll attach a photo of my menu, kind of small unfortunately because of the restrictions. Please know that this is not all my work. I also do several of Mark's hats, and I've developed my own 3 balloon hitch hiking hat. But for school functions and the like this menu is really good.

Anywho... Shutterfly and Cafépress are awesome for printing up custom work like this. I did do my artwork in inkscape because raster graphics are scalable. What is on my shirt today I can print to a full sized poster tomorrow without any degradation in quality.

Click here to view attached image.
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Tmyers sells a balloon shirt but its just single balloon crappy stuff..
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