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ArtofDeception
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Ok so I got a gig coming up this Saturday and the parents of the child just told me it would. Be a Sesame Street themed party and asked if I could make some Sesame Street oriented balloons and of course I said yes. And of course I don't exactly know how, I've been trying to come up with an Elmo look alike and Cookie Monster as well. Is there anyone out there that would be nice enough to give me some advice, maybe explain how to make something or show me a picture of a simple Sesame Street themed balloon animals? Or anything to get me going the right way? Any help would be appreciated.
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Thanks for the links, I hadn't thought about big bird.
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Why would you take a gig when you can't make the balloons that are requested from you. Pass this on to someone who can do the type of balloons that the client wants. Or come clean with the client and tell them up front you cannot make what they want but you can make _______ (fill in the blank) If the client is not happy in the end we all loose.
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Hey and if you do Elmo in green, it's Oscar the Grouch
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On 2010-11-16 20:31, MagicB1S wrote:
Why would you take a gig when you can't make the balloons that are requested from you. Pass this on to someone who can do the type of balloons that the client wants. Or come clean with the client and tell them up front you cannot make what they want but you can make _______ (fill in the blank) If the client is not happy in the end we all loose.

Perhaps because it causes growth in our abilities. I am always thrilled when I have to come up with some new models for a clients party. Do you know how boring it would be if we all only worked within our capacity.

As for me I never really thought that the characters on this show lend themselves to balloons well. Sure you can get the point across but their is a lot left to be desired.


Best of luck,
Dylan
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I'm not a fan of those versions of those characters but they are better than nothing.

I don't like the idea of lying to your clients at all. You could say I make many awesome figures and will do my best to accommodate but to say you know how is setting yourself up for failure. What if you didn't have someone provide you with those links? Would you say that you got hit on the head and forgot them?
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In that situation I tell my prospective clients that I currently don't know X but can see if I can figure it out before the party. That way if I figure it out, they are happy, and if I can't no harm & no foul
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On 2010-11-16 20:31, MagicB1S wrote:
Why would you take a gig when you can't make the balloons that are requested from you. Pass this on to someone who can do the type of balloons that the client wants. Or come clean with the client and tell them up front you cannot make what they want but you can make _______ (fill in the blank) If the client is not happy in the end we all loose.


Perhaps because it causes growth in our abilitys. I am always thrilled when I have to come up with some new models for a clients party. Do you know how boring it would be if we all only worked within our capacity.

as for me I never really thought that the characters on this show lended themselves to balloons well. Sure you can get the point across but their is a lot left to be desired.


Best of luck,
Dylan


He out right LIED to a client and told them that he knew how to make them.... you think this is ok? I understand promoting growth in our abilities but I would't LIE to a client and tell them I know something that I don't. There is other ways to go about this.
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Well weather he should or shouldn't have told his clients he could do it, the damage is done and now he has to produce. I'm with you guys. Why put this kind of pressure on yourself when it would have been just as easy to say, I don't currently create any of these characters but I'll do my best to come up with some. Do you or your child have a particular favorite and I will concentrate on making that one first?

Anyway, good luck with this. I once had a older magician tell me to get the gig first and then figure out how to deliver. I think his tolerance for stress was quite a bit higher than mine.

There was a time when I might have done the same thing. If I were you, I'd join Balloon HQ and start my research.
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Art, how did the gig go, which sesame street characters were you able to do?
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Ok a little late on this one but the easy out for this is clearly sorry those are trade marked characters and I do not have the rights to make those for money
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I always take a job then learn the ballon, its not hard for me to pick it up. But the pont is that I take the time to learn it right so that when I get to the party they have no idea that I had just learnt it!
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Ok I think I need to rephrase a bit, they didn't request specifically and I didn't actually say I could do anything. This was just an email from them saying "By the way, the party is sesame street themed so maybe you can make some balloon animals related to it or maybe face painting" to the which I replied "no problem, I'll see what I can come up with".

Also if you read my first post I said "i don't exactly know how", which means I do know how(maybe I'm not 100% comfortable or happy with my interpretation of the figure), I didn't really say anything concrete enough for you to say I lied.

I'm sorry for the confusion and thanks for the replies. The party went great and the sesame street balloon animals were the least requested.

p.s. I didn't mean to raise any arguements or anything like that, I'm just really grateful for the people who took the time to write a constructive response and helped me see other interpratations of the sesame street characters.

sincerely, Paul.
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Ok and answering to coma185 question, umm balloon wise it went well, I just made elmo and cookie monster, luckily the birthday boy's favorite character was elmo(so is mine). But really I just ended up just doing the usual balloon animals I offer.

p.s I just realized I took a while to reply to this, sorry for the delay.
by balloon wise I mean I had a little accident with the magiuc part, which you can read about in the "little darlings" section.
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