Category: Illustrator

Procrastinating learning Illustrator?

You procrastinate learning Illustrator, because you are afraid it won't stick

Procrastinating learning Illustrator? I get it! Live is busy and there is much to do and so little time.

And learning a new skill takes time and effort, right?

What if it is something everybody says is quite hard to learn!

Hi, my name is Saskia and I am happily married, have two daughters and own my own business.

So I know live is busy and we only have 24 hours in a day. Time is the only thing we are not able to earn back. If it’s gone it’s gone!

So why are you procrastinating learning Illustrator?

I could name a lot of reasons why, but maybe the first question you should ask yourself is:

Why do I want to learn Illustrator in the first place?

I think if you really want it and you have the right reasons, you can make the time to learn it.

A lot of years I said to everybody that asked for my time, I am busy, I have to check my schedule, but I am not sure if I am available.

Becoming older I learned that I am a busy person and sitting still and doing nothing is not my thing. So no matter when people ask me, I always am busy.

I learned that being busy is more and more about priorities. Especially when people ask something that is no priority for me. Other factors come in place for the decision if I want to MAKE time!

Eventually everything is about wanting to make time for it. That doesn’t sound really nice, but if you think about it, it is true! Doesn’t make it any easier, though!

So ask yourself the question, why have you been procrastinating learning Illustrator?

There can be so many reasons.

You might find out that you procrastinate because it won’t give anything back.

If it doesn’t bring you anything after taking time to learn, practice and remember, maybe even costing you money. Then you might decide it’s not worth it!

But if it will bring you something in return:

  • Being able to make your own personalized Cricut projects
  • Being able to scale your business
  • It gives you satisfaction
  • Helping people near you
  • Being able to build a business from it
  • Making a promotion at work

Why wait any longer…..?

If you need any help with your journey or your negative believes?

I can help you!

  1. On my Instagram IGTV channel, I made over 20 Illustrator Snippets that you can watch (FREE of course)
  2. Ask your questions and share your progress with like-minded people in the Facebook group I just opened where I want to HELP people like you. I made the group private and I made providing an email-address mandatory to make sure that the group is filled with serious, respectful people that join to learn and to help others.
  3. Several times a year I host a series of masterclasses you can join to get started with Illustrator. I will be guiding you through the LIVE masterclasses in very small groups, I will give you step by step exercises and homework to practice the skills you where taught in the masterclass. There is plenty of room for questions. You will even be able to track your progress in the FB group
  4. If you already have some basic skills or entered my LIVE Masterclasses mentioned above. I have a 3-month program where I will give LIVE masterclasses more in-depth and I will guide you through the process.
You procrastinate learning Illustrator, because you are afraid it won't stick

Is learning Illustrator hard?

You admire all those creative people making their own personalized projects in Illustrator. You feel like you never could learn that! But is learning Illustrator hard?

Is this you?

Then I have some good news for you!

First of all, I believe people can do anything regardless of their intelligence. Because even intelligent people have things they are not good at!

Second I believe that if you want something really bad. Or you have a passion for something, you can learn that.

How do I know this and why do I believe this?

Mostly from experience and a little from people around me. For almost 14 years I have a business, but I wasn’t always successful. Not success in the way that it brought me enough income to provide for my family.

When it didn’t work out I wasn’t doing where I am passionate about.

At the time I was excited and worked my bud off to get the results I wanted. But I choose a lot of projects thinking I good earn money.

I didn’t really do what I love most.

Helping people in a way I am good at was not what I did. I tried, but it just didn’t fit.

In the last decade, a few coaches and pieces of training where I learned business skills further. Mostly I learned who I am and what to bring to make the world a better place.

Passionate about something

When you are passionate about something then you have no problem giving it your all. You want to learn because you love to do it.

Having some patience with yourself can be hard. But I promise you that if you only have a little patience with yourself, you can learn much more. You will even learn more difficult things than you think.

Why I love to teach Illustrator!

Last year I finally had the guts to follow my dream and completely start my business in a new niche.

I used illustrator, photoshop, and Indesign to make websites, business cards, and a lot more promotional designs for business owners.

It just wasn’t it, but I love working with the Adobe programs and use them daily.

So I started using my knowledge of Illustrator to make art. During the last year, I have been working on my drawing skills and I can say I can draw now!

I love drawing and I am getting really good at it. There are also still things I am learning.

Teaching other people has always been something I love. I did some workshops with elderly people a few years back. The feedback is that I am so patient and make the steps so easy and manageable.

So this year I gave private lessons and I noticed that it gives me so much energy. I love it when a student works hard and it finally makes sense. The expression of succeeding on their face is worth more than money.

Is learning Illustrator hard?

The million dollar question: Is learning Illustrator hard?

On the internet, I see a lot of websites and forums state that learning Illustrator is hard to learn. Some say it has a steep learning curve.

Although I get what they mean, I don’t necessarily agree.

I believe when someone is passionate about something they can learn anything.

Maybe you tried learning Illustrator in a classroom or online and you didn’t know where to start. Or you felt dumb because all the other students got it much quicker.

This can cause the feeling of being too dumb to be able to learn it, may even feeling stupid!

If you read it so far I assume you really like to learn Illustrator. You might just have too many bad experiences or maybe even people who told you that it is too difficult.

I think that if you really want it, you can!

How can I help you?
  1. With over 20 Illustrator Snippets on my Instagram IGTV channel that you can watch (FREE of course)
  2. A Facebook group where I want to HELP people like you. To ask your questions and share your progress with like-minded people. I made the group private and providing an email-address mandatory. To make sure that the group is filled with serious, respectful people that join to learn and to help others.
  3. Several times a year I host a series of masterclasses you can join to get started with Illustrator. I will be guiding you LIVE through the masterclasses in very small groups. And give you step-by-step exercises and homework to practice the skills you where taught in the masterclass. There is plenty of room for questions. You will even be able to track your progress in the FB group
  4. If you already have some basic skills or entered my LIVE Masterclasses mentioned above. I have a 3-month program where I will give LIVE masterclasses more in-depth and guide you through the process.