?Red Skelton told me: ?You're going to be just like me - maybe even better,'?
That sparked his interest in balloon animals, Bartlett said.
?I started watching other clowns who made balloon animals. I started going to libraries all over to find books on it. I studied it. Now, I know balloons from head to toe.?
Making balloon figures is a kind of therapy, he said.
?When I'm working on balloons, my mind is focused,? he said. ?All my twitching, all my swearing is gone. I have to have something to do with my hands.?
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