About Me

My name is Sue Bowler,  some of you may remember me better as Sue Marston-Weston :)

I discovered balloons in 1990 when I was looking to start up a home based business, and I came across 'balloon's by chance!
I can honestly say that for the first 4 years or so I was very much a beginner. I really did not understand what I needed to do to make my business financially successful as well as a much loved passion.

I made 3 very important steps that turned my company from a hobby to a financially successful business.

1. Joined the QBN network and became a CBA.

2. Attended my first of many balloon conventions/events.
I cannot really describe in words how beneficial attending an event or convention is to grow your confidence and really stimulate you and in turn your business. You meet so many great people from around the world, people who will become good friends and advisors when you need help!

3. Entered as many industry competitions as I could. Entering competitions offered me so much! Firstly a huge challenge, months of designing and creating, coming up with new ideas.
2nd Place IBAC 14
The opportunity to shine, a great way to get noticed especially if you want to become an instructor yourself!

I believe that anyone who enters a competition should consider themselves a 'winner', just taking part is huge, finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd is truly the icing on the cake and a great feeling!

Balloon Lamp Sculpture
Lamp Sculpture - Inspired by Tiffany,
created by Sue Bowler CBA

All 3 of these played a very important part of my  business's development and personally as a balloon art designer.

Today, I would consider myself primarily as an industry educator, I am a qualified 'teacher' and I love to create and share designs, idea's and my balloon passion with others. 

I now also have a new role as a social media columnist for Qualatex where I can continue to share my knowledge and passion through the internet! I truly love writing the blog and hope that it helps to inspire others in this wonderful industry!

I hope you enjoy my blog and would be happy to receive any feedback and or comments.

Best regards