John and Johnna begin separate art careers, Johnna finger painting in preschool, John drawing on walls with crayons
John and Johnna’s paths cross at an amusement park.
John decides to become a Mechanical Aerospace Engineer and heads off to college.
Johnna decides to become a Fashion Designer and heads off to college.
John and Johnna meet again. Coincidentally, (or was it fate?) both had changed educational direction, focusing on art.
John and Johnna discover the wondrous world of balloon artistry. Obsessed with this new found passion, Johnna would scour local dumpsters for discarded balloon trade journals – for inspiration of course. All while working as a floral designer. These early explorations would later shape the design sensibilities she calls upon today.
Ahhhh wedding bells for John and Johnna at the “Happiest Place on Earth.” After creating balloon artistry for friends and family, the birth of a new business venture.
On to Belgium for John and Johnna as part of a team of artists creating the World’s Largest Non-Round Balloon Sculpture. Hello, can you say “World Record?”
Another of many firsts – an introduction of the world’s first two-artist, large sculpture installation concept at a 12-day event in Iowa. Previously large installations were built by large teams of artists not accustomed to working with each other every day. John and Johnna’s more refined, stylistically consistent concept was introduced and loved by over one million attendees!