New York is the city of opportunitites right? But sometimes it feels as though those opportunitites are hiding under great big boudlers or behind locked doors or whatever: they’re hard to find.
So it’s great to find out about inspired souls who create their own opportunities, riffing off something that inspires them. So meet Katie Balloons, a lady who makes her living in NYC creating balloon inspired performances, events and general craziness.
In the first video you’ll see her swanning around a beach in a balloon dress, most likely there at the invitation of local officials who want to create the interest of families in what’s on offer at this particular beach. And in the same vein she also does children’s parties.
But she also does shows with a more adult focus, see second video, for clubs, and also semi-burlesque routines that wouldn’t really work at a kids party even though they are more funny than raunchy.
The point of it all however is that here is someone who created her own lifestyle selling something people love, fun, and using a rare medium balloons. And who did it in NYC which does reward ‘off the wall’ more than most cities.
So each of us has to approach life in NYC as we see fit and Katies Balloons exact path will suit few but the essence can be grabbed by many. Never be afraid to be off the wall, no matter how you define that