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Written & Illustrated by: Tanya J. de Wet

A Step-by-Step Guide to Accomplishing Your Dream

I would love to share more about my Creative Career Journey with you. Many Creative Journeys take a while to come together, so, I'd like to share the information with you in a few Posts as they do come together in a series of wonderful events.


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Secrets to Success

As a result, you'll receive several pieces of the Creative Journey as we go ahead & remember to join in the fun when I share my affiliate links. It was because of someone who cared enough about me, that I can now help you to become interested in a Creative Career.


There really is no short cuts when it comes to building a Creative Career, but there certainly is a better way of doing it.


With a set plan, a step-by-step guide & the dream of creating the perfect life you've always wanted, it can be done.




Looking back at the “This is Maggie” Collection, I can only tell you today that we need to follow our hearts when it comes to the things we are passionate about. Anything else will take you off your purpose & leave you feeling empty. I used my memories of my Gran's garden & her love for tending to things so carefully as a starting point for my design career.



Developing your signature style can take some time, but beyond that, the basic steps-by-step strategies become the groundwork for our creative journeys simply because everything begins to line up! Today I'll share just these simple steps with you because we all have to begin somewhere & it must be easy, right?


Step 1. Beginner Skills

I wasn’t even able to use a PC properly, let alone working on programs like Adobe Illustrator. I had to learn how to create digital work, make repeating patterns, discover industry secrets all the while feeling utterly frustrated by my lack of skills. I had a small amount Photoshop knowledge, but not enough to call myself a designer yet, i could change colour hues of photographs, that's it.


Andso, one morning I decided to sign up. What I found was the huge difference a great courses can make in a Creative Career. Diving into building my skills was the best leap forward in the creative career direction & everything Bonnie taught was spot on.


Step 2. Finding a mentor with a supportive community

Finding a teacher, you can deeply connect to, means you’ll invest your time into someone who is truly going to show you the way. Some of my all-time favourite courses are from Bonnie Christine. Finding Bonnie was a turning point in my life & one of the most important career moves I’ve ever made.


With Bonnie's Immersion Course I wiped away overwhelm & began making groundbreaking moves that kept me moving forward with multiple goals. I was beyond myself when I learned how to restructure my Creative Career & pivot from Sketchbook Artist to full time Creative Business Owner.   Throughout the entire course I had real support to help me focus on exactly what I needed to do to get stuff done.   The community interactions with her & the entire team are amazing. Their positive feedback erased the last drops of self-doubt. I could finally work on what I wanted to pursue with a concrete step-by-step model that was geared towards my dreams.”  Look at what can be done with a small Sketchbook drawing. This bunch of watercolour leaves was just a few marks in my Sketchbook until Bonnies course turned my world into a Creative Career. Now I have this design on fabric, wallpaper, pillows, mugs & a few other things too. The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to the application of her methods.  I remember stumbling upon Bonnie when she had a talk to a live audience about how long it took her to get her own Surface Pattern Design career going. I listened tensely as she spoke & wanted to jump right into it! But I missed the course deadline that year & had to wait one extra year! Please don’t let the same thing happen to you… rather just signed up straight away because we cannot figure these things out on our own. We need the step-by-step guidance of an expert like Bonnie!  I’ve never come across a more genuine & kind heart human. She taught in the most authentic way possible while adding the right amount of information at exactly the right time; you rarely see a structured course like this one come together so well.  By sharing all she knew throughout the course & adding to it in the live calls, I was well on my way to becoming the successful business woman that can use every aspect of my creativity to be a Surface Pattern Designer & continue my Creative Retreats in the process.   Bonnie inspired so many other women to follow their creative career paths with their hearts & that mean there is room for all of us to stand out in the world.   Before I met Bonnie, I mostly spent my days making random videos & fumbling around in my Sketchbooks. Now I have a Self-Published Sketchbook Journal, three complete Fabric & Wallpaper Collections being pitched to various companies, a well-structured Portfolio I’m very proud of & I could fine-tune my Creative Career into Art, Surface Pattern Design & Education.   It took just one click to reach the pinnacle of what I described here today & that leap of courage took just 10 seconds of bravery!  Be brave today. Be bold & have a real belief in your talents. Be true to your voice & don’t let self-sabotage ruin your chances any more.  You can begin signing up for Enrollment for the 2022 Immersion Course because this is the only going to be open for enrollment until February 22nd & you don’t want to miss it!  Be good to yourself & bring your career into the realms of major success today!   Immersion Course Affiliate Link https://www.surfacepatterndesigners.com/a/2147504582/zEM8mxF6

She is now my favourite mentor & as we are becoming friends through her amazing community, I feel like I’m beginning to belong somewhere.


You know, belonging to a caring community of friends that share a heartfelt passion where we are all succeeding in something unique is indeed rare. I don’t think I could have done this alone, & in a group like Bonnie's community, you are always taken care of by a TEAM OF EXPERTS who have done it all before!



Step 3. Create an additional income stream

Adding additional income was such an eye opener. From hobby to side hustle & now a full time Creative Career. Need I say more???


Step 4. Show your creativity

Showing your creativity to the world is hard. Bonnie actually boosted my confidence in a big way through the interactions in the community, the availability of resources & a willingness to share all the secrets without holding back anything.


As soon as I implemented every step Bonnie teaches, I quickly learned how important it is to share our creative work. For me, the opportunity to be filmed by the Colour in Your Life TV Show was one such incident where I applied the skills & received results! Wow!!!



All it took was those “10 second of courage” to send out an email. There is something really magical about showing yourself in the world & it opens up doors in a big way.


There is certainly a whole lot of “ONE THINGS” that come together, so hang out with us in the Secrets to Success Workshop to see & feel if you could connect with Bonnie too. I knew I was hooked, even before I knew what my creativity was going to evolve into…


Keep in mind that the links for the Secrets to Success will expire soon, so you’ll have to jump on there right away. I’ve already joined & just know that she is always sharing so much more that what we can read in descriptions. Bonnie is going to share big time!! Especially since I don’t know what questions she is going to answer in any of the live calls.


I’m already signed up for the Free “Secrets to Success Workshop” & when you join me there, we can be creative friends for the next few days & keep each other accountable & motivated.


Here are the dates for the SECRETS TO SUCCESS Join now to avoid missing out!


Feb 7th (8th for AEDT):

Lesson 1: How to create a career you LOVE + 3 HUGE Goals


Feb 8th (9th for AEDT):

LIVE Session: 5 lies we believe + Q&A


Feb 9th (10th for AEDT):

Lesson 2: The 6 essential stages to becoming a designer


Feb 10th (11th for AEDT):

LIVE Session: 5 common mistakes new designers make and how to avoid them + Q&A


Feb 11th (12th for AEDT):

Lesson 3: How to create your own personalized roadmap to success


Feb 14th (15th for AEDT):

LIVE Session: 5 secrets to industry success + Q&A


Feb 15th (16th for AEDT):

Lesson 4: How to create income & add multiple streams of revenue to your creative business


The best way to learn something new, is to completely immerse yourself in it; in the methods, the offerings & in the communities who have stood in the same place as you when they began. It’s also the best way to learn your art & discover what you can add to reach new highs.


We can talk about our big goals all day long (or for months, like I did!), but without fully immersing ourselves in the lessons, the processes or into the industry mentors’ mindsets, it’s hard to move the needle closer to our dream Creative Careers without a plan...


“I often felt pulled in so many different directions with rolling ideas that went nowhere. My artwork remained a creative mess for many years.

Before I met Bonnie, I mostly spent my days making random videos & fumbling around in my Sketchbooks. Now I have a Self-Published Sketchbook Journal, three complete Fabric & Wallpaper Collections being pitched to various companies with a well-structured Portfolio. I’m very proud of my Creative Career into Art, Surface Pattern Design & Education.


It took just one click to reach the pinnacle of what I described here today & that leap of courage took just 10 seconds of bravery!


Be brave today. Be bold & have a real belief in your talents. Be true to your voice & don’t let self-sabotage ruin your chances any more. Be good to yourself & bring your career into the realms of major success today!


Note: I am an Immersion 2022 Course Affiliate; To support me further, please use my link, I would deeply appreciate it. https://www.surfacepatterndesigners.com/a/2147504582/zEM8mxF6


Forward this Blog, the link or sign up your child to take this highly sought after Immersion Course. Our friends & loved ones benefit greatly when we encourage them, so please let a friend know about this today, so t can have access to a great course to help them reach Creative Career goals.

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03 abr 2023

I feel like I need to find my dream again but where to start looking for it. I don't think I had a dream until today when I remembered there was something I wanted to do when I was in my thirties and now I wonder how will I ever do it now?

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