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After earning her BFA of Art and Design in Vancouver, Meghann’s interest in illustration was discouraged. Because the school was very conceptual, she left feeling confused as to how she could earn a living as an artist.
For several years she worked at a local art supply store, and even tried woodworking, but nothing felt quite right. Her biggest challenge to move forward was fear; fear of failure, of being laughed at, of not being capable.
“Following Bonnie’s blog was such an inspiration.” It was through the blog that she learned about one of Bonnie’s classes on surface pattern design. Not only did she discover what surface design pattern is, but taking the course left her energized and more inspired to create than ever!
Since then she has signed with a lovely agent, and she is currently working on her first children’s book.
“Putting yourself out there is a scary thing and I think I let that hold me back for a long time, but within a month of taking Bonnie’s class I had learned Adobe Illustrator, created my first fabric collection and won Bonnie’s Surface Pattern Design Challenge! But most important of all I had confidence in myself and my abilities.”
Meghann put in a lot of hard work and late nights and eventually she started getting noticed. Now creating artwork for different surfaces is something SHE does for a living.