I struggled to make an income after my son was born.
You see, I had an Etsy shop for five years as a fine art photographer and I was making consistent income there. But unknowingly, I’d made the mistake of putting my Etsy shop on vacation mode for several months because I’d wanted to savour the previous moments with my newborn.
When I was ready to re-open the shop, I couldn’t gain traction to the shop. I tried everything I could to revive my creative business for three years, but nothing worked. From SEO courses to using influencers, to a market flop… I was scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Desperate and dejected… I didn’t know where to go, or what to do.
Then, a friend I made through Etsy sent me an email. She wrote: “Hello Mable, I hope you are doing well! Below is a course I thought you may be interested in. I have been following Bonnie for 10 years now, she's a really good graphic designer!“
So, I took plunge and signed up for the Immersion Course. it was my first introduction to surface pattern design. It opened my eyes to a whole world of possibilities I never knew existed. I inhaled every lesson, and from then on, I poured my heart and soul into carving a path for myself as a surface designer.
Fast forward to 2021, I stood in Target in one of the largest shopping centre in Melbourne staring at my homeware range. In front of me were bedsheets, cushions, covers, mugs, bottles, candles with my art and my name on every label.
Since 2019, I have licensed with RICE DK, Monster Threads, Spotlight AU, Annabel Trends, Wili Heatbags, PBS Fabrics, Vivie and Dash and many other companies around the world. I am confident, empowered, and hopeful for my future, and more importantly, I became a happier mother and wife. I’m so thankful to be able to do what I do and I can’t wait for you to go on this journey yourself. I’m here to hold your hand and help you carve a path out for yourself.
It can be a wild, lonely world out there, but I'm here for you.
I love mentoring and coaching emerging artists and I'd love to be part of your journey to help make your dreams come true. The light in me, sees the light in you. I want to see you SHINE, girl! I know it can happen for you.
This mentoring session is perfect for emerging surface designers who feels like they need to level up. Have you been trying to license your art for a years? Do you need clarity and direction on how to create a career as a surface designer?
In our mentoring session, we can look at your portfolio and see which industry it's most suited for; or, if you need some guidance in planning your creative career path, we can discuss strategies and options; plans and tips on how to stay accountable.
Believe me, in this seemingly competitive and oversaturated industry, there is room for you.
Over the years, I have offered mentoring sessions and I've discovered a love and joy for it. I feel so honoured to be part of your world.
When you open up your door to me and share your stories, I can't help but to feel part of your journey. It makes always makes me excited to see all the possibilities available for you to take your art to the next level. Thank you for trusting me to be part of this deeply personal and beautiful chapter of your life.
i've been selling my art for 12 years but it's only been the last four years i discovered surface design and art licensing. it has taken my creative career to new heights. I wish I knew how to license my art sooner. it completely changed my life and i know it'll be the same for you.
find the clarity you need to fast track your licensing journey through my one-to-one mentoring and if you need a follow-up call to keep you accountable, you can opt for package #2: