I just had an extremely busy, but very blessed and awesome week. First off, last weekend was Taste of Hudson so I went into town and twisted balloons. Now, in years past I had always set up a table with a vendor that I have done many events for in the past and then twisted balloons for a long line of kids. While I think that has it’s place, I was on my own time there and I wanted to really wow the audience and show them what I could do at a private party. Plus, there were at least 3 other twisters there doing line work. So what I did was set-up my table and began twisting really elaborate creations. Fire-breathing dragons, princesses, super heroes, and more. As the crowd would gather I would joke around with them and tell them that because I was making such elaborate creations, I was not doing a line (it would have been 3 hours long!). I invited them to stay and watch and directed them to the other twisters. Many of them stayed and I would then have a “biggest smile competition” to decide to whom to give the balloon. It was a nice way of doing things and I really enjoyed myself. I even showed up in a clip on News Channel 5 on Monday or Tuesday.
After the weekend, I began a new private teaching contract with a new student from Japan. I’m teaching him English. It’s going to be an incredible experience and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity. We spent many hours together on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Thursday and Friday I finally had both of my private schools at which I teach Spanish. It was nice to get back into the swing of things and to see all the kids. I’m the only male classroom teacher at both schools (there’s a guy gym teacher at one), so I’m somewhat of a novelty.
So I’m back into the swing of things for the school year. I’m happy to have downsized my teaching load from last year since I am focusing more and more on the Entertainment Biz. I find out tomorrow if my and Suzan’s advertizing co-cop, 5star-talent.com, wins Best Party Entertainer in Cleveland. We were nominated for a Nickelodeon Parents’ Picks Award earlier this year. Here’s hoping!
Finally, this past weekend, I had two great gigs. One was a job for a private Christian School in Cuyahoga Falls. I did my Stupendous Storytelling Balloon show for them. They told me about their school year theme ahead of time and I wrote a custom script for the show. It went over very well. Then I did the Mantua Potato Festival for 2 days. It was a great gathering on great people and they really seemed to like my balloons!
-Grace and Peace