Artist/Owner Deborah Fellman has been making extraordinary balloon creations for over ten years and brings an unusual background to her business. She is certified in Business French by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry and previous professional experience includes teaching English as a Second Language in France. After twelve years of working for a Fortune 500 corporation, she is now focusing her talents exclusively on balloon design and entertainment.
RVA Balloons’ regular service area includes Tidewater, Central and Northern Virginia. Out-of-state requests can cheerfully be accommodated. Previous customers include Wal-Mart, ENSCO, FBI-Quantico, UPS, Owens & Minor, BJ’s and the Richmond Public Library.
“When my nephews were little I used to take them to Borders Books every Friday night for a “literacy date”. One night my voice gave out, so we looked in the children’s science area for an activity we could all do. We ended up choosing a book on balloon twisting! I made all twenty of the featured designs that first night and found an unexpected talent.”
“Balloons are the ideal creative medium because they are a perfect line or a perfect circle. I simply give them instructions to transform into something magical! When I see an object, I break it down into shapes and sequences so that I can reimagine the object with balloons. It certainly helps that I come from a family of engineers! I continually refresh my balloon skills. When I am able to make something new that makes me giggle, I know it will be a hit with my customers!”