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Sandra McPeake

When I graduated high school in ’74, the only college offering textile design was in North Carolina and not feasible for me to attend. I grew up in a family of typographers/printers and our family business lasted for 53 years. It ended when my parents became ill and my full-time job was to be a […]

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Michael Sheridan

Because of Covid, I lost my day job as a general civil and litigation lawyer. I had been aching to pursue surface design for years, but the time was never right. Well, thanks to fate, or the universe, my world opened up to make pursuing surface design as a new entrepreneur a reality. Not knowing where […]

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Catarina Quintal

Where to start! The content, the delivery, the relevancy, the zoom calls… Bonnie, you were just awesome! Immersion is very well organized and conceived. By following the course, I was able to learn and build patterns with minimal questions or frustration. It has given me a strong desire to put my creativity into the world, […]

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Stephanie Roche

Since Immersion 2020, I continue to practice making patterns, focusing on my skills, learning new skills, and finding a style that is all my own. With the skills I learned in Immersion, I was able to participate in a public art program in my hometown. Without Immersion, I would never had attempted to submit my […]

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Lauren Powell

I was worried that I didn’t know enough about licensing before the course to join, that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with lessons and that the lessons would be hard to do… but it was really great! After Immersion everything I learnt made things easier to create. What did you love about the […]

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Draga Vino

From the moment I started the Immersion course my life started slowly improving everyday. I changed my daily habits and started drawing regularly. I always felt so much support from the Flourish community and started creating in a completely new way with so much confidence.  Since then, I sold my first collection to a small maker […]

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Stephanie Marcum

Bonnie has been such a positive inspiration in my life over the past year and I can not thank her enough for everything that she has done for me, and continues to do for the creative community!  MY PATH TO IMMERSION: I was a stay-at-home mom until my kids were old enough to start school. […]

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Caroline Hirst

My favorite part of Immersion: the skills learning programme, the motivation, inspiration, mentorship, community, passion, and love. Immersion is the best course to go from A-Z in surface pattern design using Illustrator and learning about the business of surface pattern design. Immersion taught me the skills for Surface Pattern Design (SPD) and nothing held me […]

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Joanne Cave

I loved how Immersion opened my eyes to a reality I’d not fully considered before! Plus the absolutely fantastic and supportive community that exists around it.  I felt incredibly nervous and unsure about purchasing the Immersion course in 2021… I reached out to alumni that I found on Instagram to try and allay my fears […]

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Cassandra Ott

I loved learning Illustrator for pattern design, which was a new application for me. I loved broadening my creative reach and vision. I very much appreciated the tools to help me focus and grow my business. The mindset support and holistic approach to a creative business. Most of all, I love the community – I […]

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Judy Patterson

How do I even pick my favorite part of the Immersion course???? haha! It is easy! It is Bonnie—who is so inspiring and encouraging. I loved the way that Bonnie set up the class. It was step by step and paced to set us up for success. I loved the combination of videos and live […]

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"It is refreshing to find Bonnie who is genuinely excited to share her knowledge with others. She feels that our success is a wonderful thing and it doesn't threaten her. I want to be a Bonnie in this world. I want to feel abundance, not scarcity. There is enough for everyone to succeed, and I want to help others find success.  Being in a community with that kind of thinking is priceless."

I feel encouraged to set bigger goals for myself, dream bigger, and truly believe that I can achieve them.”

Elizabeth Chappell

"The Immersion Course is incredibly comprehensive, providing you with all of the tools necessary to have a successful career in Surface Pattern Design. I had already taken all of Bonnie’s other classes when I signed up for her Immersion Course and wasn’t sure if there was that much more she could teach me. Boy, was I wrong."

I learned more skills, techniques and workflows. I also learned that there was a community of folks out there that we could all learn from, support and encourage each other."

Heather Schwarm

...and I'm still coming back for more of Bonnie's content because it is so life giving and encouraging. I've been licensed in many industries including fabric, children's clothing, home decor and the outdoor industry."

In two years since taking immersion, I've been able to turn this passion of mine into a full time career.

Ashley Paggi

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