a Look-a-likes, matrassentesters and Netflix subtitlers: in this section, we interview people from a non-standard answer to a ' What are you on, anyway? This time, Nell de Vries (50), ballonnenclown.
Nell de Vries
, Top ballonfiguur: "is The flower. Great fun for the kids, but also for the parents, for example, as a gift to their partner to be able to give you."
On new year's eve, some fourteen years ago, walked into Nell de Vries and through the center of the City. The town hall, they could see a clown's face, which was by the folds of the ballonfiguren. De Vries was intrigued, walked up to the clown and himself as a pair of balloons that are trying to expand it. A new hobby was born.
One of the Nellekes work. (His own photo).
Meanwhile, the doe and a private company; 'hot Air', and they have a professional ballonnenclown and artist's name. They can be hired out for birthday parties, corporate events, store openings or anniversaries. Even though they are in the first instance, to the children, she observes that her balloons are not just for the young ones happy.
“The easiest way to sort of " dog of the girafje, and the monkey.”Clown, Nell
"Some of the adults were at first skeptical about it," she says. "However, with the right ballonfiguurtjes do I get them to often be. Such as a beer mug. Or of a rose; they, their partner can give you."
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In the aftermath of his sit down, some twenty to twenty-five ballonfiguren. "You start out with the basics," she says. "You will start with the hard grips such as the pinch twist and a loop twist. You can create your first character. The simplest of these, the dog of the girafje, and the monkey."
The most difficult figures in the painting are, according to De Vries and the figures in which multiple balloons are required to have. In addition to her regular repertoire, she might even be personal requests from the general public. "Sometimes that's an impossible challenge. So, I might be asked to make a bus or in a specific car to make it out of balloons."
“In the fall, I am the staff of st. Nicholas, in the summer, the flowers, and in February, valentijnshartjes and the turtle-doves.”Clown and Nell
with The ballonact of his has never been before in his whole thought. "I think it's more fun to improvise on, and the needs of the children in order to be able to go." The best part of her job, she finds the child with the smile that can bring.
the Thematic tries, she figures, is often called the season of wishes. "So, I take it in the fall might be the staff of st. Nicholas, in the summer, I take the flowers and, at the februarimaand valentijnshartjes and the turtle-doves."
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in The to box, and learned De Vries, through movies and books, as well as in the Netherlands ballonvouworganisatie-Ha-Ha Entertainment is, that the courses it offers. She is also a member of the ballonvouwersvereniging "Twister" where they're in the quarter, combined with other ballonartiesten reading of the ballonvouwinstructeurs from all over the world.
"The ballonvouwcommunity's pretty close," says smith. "I think that in the Netherlands, more than half of professional ballonvouwers it. These are the "Twister" -a meeting for about twenty being present."
to educate themselves on YouTube < / p> Until recently, it was also a once-a-year for a large, international ballonvouwevent is organised in Belgium for the Millennium Jam. There came to De Vries, a face-to-face-to-face-to-face with the spirits of the father and of the ballonvouwen the American by Marvin Hardy.
"That was pretty special," she explains. But, in addition to international role models, cites doe examples in our own country, such as the ballonkunstenaar by Guido Verhoef. De Vries: "in the event that you, yourself, want to learn, then look up his video's on YouTube!"