Qualatex Sempertex
It is currently Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:45 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 36 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Sue Bowler Interview 11/17th Feb
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:21 am
Posts: 126
Hi Sue,
I am sure everyone is enjoying the interview, great answers you are giving.
My favourite designs of yours are the baby and the bride ( I have made a lot of money from both, yes I will buy you a drink next time we meet ). I also lov the heart design you made at the Spring Fair this year. Pehaps Graham can put some pictures on the forum ??
My question is, of all the designs you have made do you have a favourite ?


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sue Bowler Interview 11/17th Feb
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:44 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:02 pm
Posts: 21995
Images: 121
colin myles wrote:
( I have made a lot of money from both, yes I will buy you a drink next time we meet )

If he does can you get a picture :) :D

_________________
"Lets Improve Our Art"
Balloon Excellence 2012 Award Winner
For Services to the Balloon Community.
http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk
http://www.sempertexballoons.co.uk


Top
  Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sue Bowler Interview 11/17th Feb
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 23, 2008 7:21 pm
Posts: 365
Images: 0

Location: Washington, England
On your DVD, you use a large heart-shaped frame. I think these cost over £100. How do you charge for these? Do you add in the cost of the frame, or do you go back to the venue and collect it? Or, do you give your client a choice between the two?

_________________
Http://www.lowemagic.balloonhq.com
Http://www.ian-lowe.co.uk


Top
  Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sue Bowler Interview 11/17th Feb
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:36 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:03 pm
Posts: 28
Images: 1

Location: Buckinghamshire
Hi Ian, I actually have a template for the heart on the DVD, it will cost you no more than 2 lengths of aluminium rod... so maybe £10-£15, I will happily send you a copy :) I personally would cost it into the design... for the base you can use the famous 'Not' lamp from Ikea, which will be another £5 ish. Let me know if you would like the template, it's very easy to make... Sue x

_________________
Sue Bowler
sue@suebowler.com
http://www.suebowler.com
http://www.theverybestballoonblog.blogspot.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/suebowler?feature=guide


Top
  Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sue Bowler Interview 11/17th Feb
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:03 pm
Posts: 28
Images: 1

Location: Buckinghamshire
Hi Colin... hmmm, a favourite design?? I think that my characters are my favourites. When I start making them there becomes a point when they 'come alive', and they make me smile... it's like seeing an old friend appear in front of my eye's... they never seem like balloons, especially once they are fully made with a face! I suppose that's why I still love balloons every day, never a chore always a pleasure and they always make me smile ;)

_________________
Sue Bowler
sue@suebowler.com
http://www.suebowler.com
http://www.theverybestballoonblog.blogspot.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/suebowler?feature=guide


Top
  Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sue Bowler Interview 11/17th Feb
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:03 pm
Posts: 28
Images: 1

Location: Buckinghamshire
17. What has been your proudest achievement in our wonderful world of twisted latex?
I am not sure this is the right answer, but my proudest achievement was being awarded the ‘Golden Light’ award at the World Balloon Convention 2010, in honour of my dear friend the late Linda Bruce.

18. What advice would you give to someone starting out, or wanting to increase their business?
Learn your trade well and be the very best that you can. Attend courses and conventions and never think that you know everything, because believe me you won’t!

19. What road in latex do you see yourself taking in the future.
I love what I do today, I have a few roles! I am a Social Media Columnist for Qualatex, that means that I write ‘The Very Best Balloon Blog’, which I love writing and is very popular, plus I run the Qualatex Group and the QBN Group on Facebook! I continue to teach in Europe and around the World, my next trip is a tour in Australia at the beginning of March and then to Puerto Rico... it’s a tough life but someone has to do it!! (Joke... it's much harder than people think... really!)

20. What is your personal goal when you set off to work? Is it money or to entertain etc? My goal is to inspire and share my knowledge to help budding balloon artists to build a better business and make their business more profitable. If I can give them a little bit of my endless enthusiasm for this crazy industry, that would be great too!

_________________
Sue Bowler
sue@suebowler.com
http://www.suebowler.com
http://www.theverybestballoonblog.blogspot.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/suebowler?feature=guide


Top
  Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sue Bowler Interview 11/17th Feb
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:47 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:03 pm
Posts: 28
Images: 1

Location: Buckinghamshire
21. What are your balloon goals for the future?
To remain doing what I am doing now for as long as possible and to continue to grow my skills... one day I WILL make a balloon dress, or have the skills to make one!
I would also like to make at least one more DVD, my first one launched late last year and has been very well received, I am being asked when the next one will be available!

22. If you could start all over again, would you change anything?
No... there is nothing that I would change, every step has been a positive part of who I am and what I do today.

23. How would you like the future of balloon modelling to develop?

I see it develop every time I look at Facebook or attend a convention, a new amazing twist or technique, I am sure that there will always be something new created?

24. Who's the most famous person you have made a balloon creation for?
Up until last week I had never made anything for anyone famous, but last week at Spring Fair I was asked to make a ‘gift’ for Rachel Ellen, the designer of one of Qualatex’s new foil balloon ranges, she loved it!

25. How do you keep the enthusiasm going & what still excites you about our great world of latex?
I just love the balloon industry, sure there have been a few and I mean very few days when I could have walked away, but we all have those, but I would say 99% of the time I love what I do. It is very easy to stay enthusiastic when your passion is your work!

_________________
Sue Bowler
sue@suebowler.com
http://www.suebowler.com
http://www.theverybestballoonblog.blogspot.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/suebowler?feature=guide


Top
  Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sue Bowler Interview 11/17th Feb
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:03 pm
Posts: 28
Images: 1

Location: Buckinghamshire
Today is my last day! It has been an interesting journey, thinking about my likes and dislikes, favourite memories etc! Here are the answers to the last few questions!


26. What inspires or is your thought process in coming up with a new design
Now that’s a great question, and one that I am often asked! Sometimes it is as simple as looking at the design on a balloon. The very first competition that I won, was by taking the image on a foil balloon and re-creating a 3-D version of it! Today, when I am creating a design I will still use the main focal point as my source of inspiration, that could relate to shape, colour, pattern or theme, once you know which way you want to go the rest falls into place really easily.

27. Who would you like to work with dead or alive?
I am not sure? I have had the honour of working with some of the best in our industry, sadly a few of them have since left us... I need to think about this a little longer :)


28. What makes you laugh?
Many things! There are many funny people in our industry... last year I spent 4 days working with Dom Cassidy & Keith Stirman and laughed so much during the week it hurt so much!
Our adorable puppy ‘Mylo’ makes me smile constantly and is always up to naughtiness!
Oh yes, and the emails I get occasionally where I am asked to design someone’s decor for them, cost it... oh and can you give me all the instructions on how to make it too!

Thank you and I hope you have enjoyed my interview :)

_________________
Sue Bowler
sue@suebowler.com
http://www.suebowler.com
http://www.theverybestballoonblog.blogspot.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/suebowler?feature=guide


Top
  Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sue Bowler Interview 11/17th Feb
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 23, 2008 7:21 pm
Posts: 365
Images: 0

Location: Washington, England
Thanks Sue, I enjoyed it.

_________________
Http://www.lowemagic.balloonhq.com
Http://www.ian-lowe.co.uk


Top
  Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sue Bowler Interview 11/17th Feb
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:50 pm
Posts: 1058
Location: Tamworth, Staffs, UK
Thanks Sue, great answers.... Nice to read we are all as nervous as each other... We always think its just us....your designs are amazing and inspire me no end .....xxx

_________________
www.balloonsandtunes.co.uk
http://www.balloonschool.co.uk


Top
  Profile WWW  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 36 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
SubLite Theme By Echo -=Designs By Echo=- © 2007-2008 Echo
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group


phpBB SEO