Clown creates fun right out of thin air
Since 1998, Teri Stokes has been providing balloon art, face painting and magic tricks in the greater Houston area as Happy Heart the Clown. She learned her first tricks as a child, from her grandfather, and now boasts awards in state, national and international competitions for her twisted balloon sculptures and clown work. Stokes has attended conferences around the country and has a certification to do balloon decor.
ADDRESS: Kingwood-based business that serves greater Houston
HOURS: By appointment
WEBSITE: www.heartentertainment.com; www.facebook.com/happyhearttheclown
OWNER: Teri Stokes
WHAT YOU’LL FIND: Unique twisted-balloon sculptures are Stokes’ specialty. She creates balloons that can be worn or that someone can actually get inside of, such as a dress, an airplane or a car.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: “(I’m passionate about) making a client happy and leaving behind a trail of smiles. It’s easy to be cheery when you enjoy what you do. I truly have my dream job.” — Teri Stokes, owner
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