Prior to creating and registering her business, Isa lacked direction. She knew that drawing made her happy, and she had big dreams of being able to turn something that made her happy into a business. As time went on her biggest challenge was believing that she was capable, believing that there was room for her work as a floral artist, and that she could find the confidence to get from A to Z.
She knew that she wanted to do more and that her drawings were good, but she could not see how to make herself visible in a sea of floral artists and surface designers. In a leap of faith she looked into a few pattern design classes, but to her, the content was uninspiring. Then, she found the Immersion Course and everything clicked.
“Besides the immense amount of content that Bonnie offers, it was watching the other designers really blossoming with their skills in the Facebook group and seeing the community that Bonnie supported what drew me in; Bonnie’s willingness to lay it all on the table, because she does believe that there is room for everyone.”
Shortly after taking the course, Isa had her first licensing client, she now has commissioned works in constant rotation, and has begun teaching art and creativity classes online. Taking the time to learn her surface design skills has opened her world in ways she had never imagined. She is working on a book (or two), and she does this all as a single mom and graduate student!
“It became about understanding that my style is my biggest asset because no one else has it, and that means that there is, indeed, room for all of us somewhere if we are to be willing to put in the work time after time.”
Adding: “It takes being brave to invest in yourself, to push yourself a little bit closer to your goals. This course offers so much, and while its focus is surface design, the support, camaraderie, and content is just truly a gift to any creative wanting to make their mark in this world.”