Bonnie teaches like no other: it's a delight to learn from her and the community. I love the fact that there are people from every background, skill level and from all over the world.
I was always artistic and even went to art school, but since I got married art was left aside. I had patchwork as a way to deal with stress and found that here in Brazil it was very hard to find good patterns. I own an industry (foundry) and was working full time there... I was looking for a way to make quilt patterns and Bonnie was so kind to let me know she was starting Immersion.
I had no experience with Illustrator, never even heard of it. I thought that I would not have the time and was really worried about Adobe Illustrator. Signing up for Immersion was both a cry for help plus a leap of faith.
The best part is the way the course was built, with so many examples and fields that I never even dreamed of.
I would tell anyone thinking about Immersion that "there's room for you." You just have to give it time and work hard!
Since Immersion I've sold a few illustrations and patterns, but taking the course made me realize that art is what drives me. I started painting again, and now I'm set on having my designs licensed!