One of The Biggest Secrets to My Success
I hope you’re somewhere warm and comfy this week. It’s been raining where I live in Northern California and I love the sound of the rain. I have always found it very soothing. In this week’s blog, I’m excited to share with you one of the biggest secrets to my success. Go grab yourself a cup of tea and let’s get right into it.
We talked last week about how I got my start in surface design and how important Bonnie Christine was and continues to be in my career. One of the things we didn’t talk about, and that I want to talk about today, is how important knowledge and learning is in my continued growth and success.
While I was diving into everything I could get my hands on around surface design, Bonnie empowered and encouraged me to follow my BIGGEST dream: of running my own online business focused on surface design. I believe in the importance of setting BIG goals. You know, the ones that are scary to say out loud because you think they may never come true? The most important thing I’ve learned about those big goals is to not let them overwhelm you. Rather, let them inspire your journey and lead you to gain the knowledge you need to succeed.
The best way I know to get started towards big dreams is simply that: JUST START. I wrote a blog post about this last year and yet, how to get started is still one of the most frequent questions I get asked. Why do so many creatives get stuck and struggle to get started? I’m not sure but it may be because taking that first step seems really daunting. Or because you know there will be a TON of steps and that can feel overwhelming too. Here’s my advice. Take each step one at a time. You don’t need to worry about step #9 (or #1,321). You’ll know what to do when you get there.
I believe that dreams come true by way of knowledge.
I love to learn. There is something truly magical about learning a new skill or getting better at a skill you already know. I’m also very eager to learn from teachers who love to teach and help their students succeed. I also believe in immersion! When we moved to Paris when I was 10, my mom immersed us in the french school system. Sink or swim kinda immersion! You learn fast and you learn thoroughly.
Let’s talk about Bonnie’s signature course: Surface Pattern Design Immersion. I’ve loved every single one of Bonnie’s courses from her incredible Skillshare classes to her CreativeLive courses to her free mini-series. Her Immersion course is outstanding. If you dream of being a successful artist, take Bonnie’s course, Surface Pattern Design Immersion and she will help you get there.
The Immersion Course is a comprehensive 8-week online training program for anyone who wants to learn Adobe Illustrator, surface pattern design and the business of how to become a licensed artist.
Whether you’re just starting out or are more established and ready to soar, this course will meet you where you are right now and help you accomplish your BIG goals. Bonnie’s teaching style is approachable and she embodies the philosophy that her success is entirely based on the success of her students.
And trust me, Bonnie doesn’t hold anything back. I took this course last year and, with lifetime access, I’m going to be diving into it again this year. She only offers it ONCE A YEAR! Enrollment is open right now for only a few days. Here’s an overview of the program.
This incredibly comprehensive, 8-week course contains over 120 lessons, 90 videos and audio versions of all of the text based lessons so you can choose to engage however you prefer. The course is broken up into 8 modules, with lessons released at the beginning of each week. It may sound like a lot, but rest assured that she’s broken it up into bite sized pieces that build upon each other and are easy to follow.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
Module 1: Intro to Illustrator
Module 2: Illustrator Advanced
Module 3: Repeating Patterns Pro
Module 4: Working in Collections
Module 5: Designing a Portfolio
Module 6: Creating your Irresistible Package
Module 7: Propelling your Work into the World
Module 8: The Business of Surface Design
The entire course is worth every penny. The entire back half of the course is worth its weight in gold. Most importantly, YOU ARE WORTH IT! Invest in your learning and start moving towards your big dreams. Bonnie and I will be there by your side helping you every step along the way.
Enrollment closes on February 26th. Bonnie only offers this course ONCE A YEAR. Don’t delay. You’re worth it and Bonnie’s guiding hand and encouraging spirit is priceless.
It’s Never Too Late to Create
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