When it came to creating art, I never thought I would have a future in pattern design. Pattern design is everywhere in our lives; clothes, journals, cards, pillows, bedding and book covers just to name a few. I had no idea what it took to create those beautiful repeat patterns that I especially admired on fabric. But I am going to let you in on a little secret that started my surface pattern design journey.
As you may know just over three years ago I started to watercolor paint and hand letter. My dream was to sell my artwork online. I desired to weave my love for sewing, crafting, florals, embroidery and home decor into my artwork.
This artwork was mostly watercolor paintings. I opened up an Etsy store and an online store on this blog to sell my mugs, pillow covers, journals and t-shirts.
I still wanted to sell my artwork on products and although this was a great learning venture, it proved to be lacking joy and a wide reach.
I knew I needed better design skills as well as knowledge of the design market and licensing.
From this point, I had no idea where to turn or how to go about recreating my artwork for products.
After many missteps and little success, a fellow Instagram friend entered my name into a draw for a Free Membership in a membership group called “Flourish” led by Bonnie Christine.
I quickly looked up who “Bonnie Christine” was and became enamored with her pretty, whimsical, floral creations on fabric. Through that contest, I started reading about “Immersion“.
Immersion was a complete A-Z course on learning Surface Pattern Design – from learning the design program to marketing and presenting artwork for licensing to future employers.
I spent the next three months researching Surface Pattern Design, Bonnie Christine and the course. It was easy to be drawn to Bonnie’s kind, caring approach and her wealth of knowledge.
I was so excited about the possibility of having my artwork on fabric! Never had I ever felt this excited about any creative endeavor prior to this possibility. I literally had butterflies in my stomach. Everything felt right – I had landed at the right place at the right time.
Best Decision Ever
I jumped into Immersion with gusto and was so excited when I was able to complete a lesson and gain skills.
Bonnie is so supportive and encouraging in her teaching style, her expertise through the course was exactly what I needed and she came along at the perfect time.
(Pssst – I have already finished my first pattern collection, Blooming & Becoming and the second one is under way!!)
So, with all of that said… (and thanks for sticking through to the end of my story – well, really it’s only the beginning ;), I have a treat for you!
I have just registered for an all new **Free Masterclass with Bonnie Christine, that I wanted to share it with you as well!
The masterclass is called: Crafting A Career You Love In Surface Design, and it’s FREE!!! Can I get a virtual fist bump?
In this 4-part video series, Bonnie will be sharing:
- How to craft a career (and life!) you love in surface design
- The essential stages to becoming a designer
- Mapping out your personalized road to success
- Creating income as an artist and adding multiple streams of revenue
If you’d like to register for the FREE Masterclass, you can do so right here:
Keep an eye on your inbox for Lesson #1 to arrive on February 10th, 2020. The masterclass course will only be available for a limited time, so be sure to sign up, watch the lessons… and get excited!
I’ll meet you there!
Even though I share a lot of freebies and tutorials, I held back for years sharing my creations because I feared failure. As creatives, you and I can be held back due to negative thinking. It might look like comparing your ability to others or not having the confidence to pursue your creative talent or putting your creations out into the world.
But what if you could change that?
I have just the freebie for you –
Do you want to build a creative business but are struggling to find the answer to “what do I do next?”
I can help you GAIN CONFIDENCE and CLARITY to achieve your goal.
I can help you ACHIEVE your goal and LAUNCH your business. I help take out the overwhelm.
The Freebie is called the Creative Clarity Workbook. This workbook will walk you through the key Preparing and Planning components of successfully launching:
- Core Values
- Changing negative beliefs into Affirmations
- Creating a Vision Board
- Vocalizing and Visualizing your Dream
- Creating Community
- How to take Action
If you like what you have read and would love to share this course, please pin the image below. Thank you!
Blessings from my house to yours,
P.S. Know someone who might enjoy this free mini course? Forward this email to them so they can join us, too!
**P.S.S. I have been through the Immersion course which is why I am so excited to be a partner with Bonnie this year. This means that if you buy the course through my link then I get a little kickback. I want you to know that I don’t promote anything I don’t whole heartedly believe in.