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  • Writer's pictureKarina Neill Photography


In a world where art takes countless forms, there exists a whimsical realm where balloons transcend their role as mere party decorations. Entering the enchanting universe of balloon artistry, where creativity knows no bounds and imagination takes flight.

Meet CJ from Magical Twists serving the Southern Illinois area, a talented balloon artist whose skillful hands weave magic into every twist and turn. What started as simple balloon animals soon blossomed into intricate sculptures, fueled by his boundless imagination. From soaring dragons, unique arches, columns, backgrounds to delicate Christmas trees. CJ's repertoire knows no limits, each creation a testament to his passion and dedication.

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Yet, for all its whimsy, balloon artistry is no child's play. Behind the scenes, CJ spends countless hours honing his craft, mastering new techniques and pushing the boundaries of what's possible. Each sculpture is a labor of love, requiring patience, precision, and a keen eye for detail.

But perhaps the most magical aspect of balloon artistry lies in its ephemeral nature. Like fleeting dreams, these sculptures are here one moment, gone the next, their beauty preserved only in memories and photographs. And yet, it is precisely this transience that lends them their enchanting allure, reminding us to cherish the fleeting moments of joy and wonder that life has to offer.

But in the hearts of those who witnessed his artistry, his creations will live on, a vibrant tapestry of joy and imagination woven into the fabric of everyday life. And as long as there are balloons to be twisted and dreams to be shared, the magic of balloon artistry will continue to dance on the winds of creativity, inspiring wonder in all who dare to dream.

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You can contact CJ through his website or facebook Magical Twists (Mr. Twist).


If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur in the Southern Illinois area and surrounding states, and you’re looking for a branding shoot with a photographer, I’m ready to chat!

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Step 2. Discovery Call – we’ll chat about your business and your vision for brand photos

Step 3. Book your Shoot – if we’re a “match” let’s get you on the schedule and start planning

Karina Neill Photography

3 South Park Ave.

Herrin, IL 62948



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