Kind Words

Nothing fills me with more joy than receiving your kind words about how working with me helped you! I'm so gratefuly you are letting me come along for the ride on your artistic journey. Here are some of the things people have said in the past about working with me on my in-person workshops, online classes & coaching.

Emma Dredge Client Art For Self Expression and Self DiscoveryI attended Iris’ workshop at Jodees Tepee Weekender 2018 and soooo enjoyed it! I am a self-professed ‘non-arty’ person. The most involved I get in art is sticker books with my children and cleaning up glitter!!! To be honest I was a bit nervous about the workshop but Iris was fantastic! She really made me feel I could just have a go and enjoy it without the pressure of getting it ‘right’ or ‘perfect’. I loved the pieces I produced and they are proudly up in my home office. I would highly recommend working with Iris, not only is she a fantastic and inspirational artist she is also a lovely lovely person.
Emma Dredge

Natalie Day Client Coaching For Creative EntrepreneursIris helped me identify areas in my business that would improve my productivity then helped me decide which systems to put in place to enable me track things more effectively. I’ve found it has reduced the amount of time I need to spend on the business tasks which leaves more time for making art!

She has plenty of fantastic ideas, gained from her years of experience running her own creative business. Working with an artist who understands that sometimes we think differently was really helpful – I’ve tried many ways of tracking and planning my business in the past but Iris is the first coach to understand my needs and offer ideas that suit my creative (and somewhat undisciplined!) mind. I look forward to working with her again and recommend her highly for coaching if you are an artist or crafter.
Natalie Day

Hi Iris, I just want to thank you for all of your help. Every bit of help I've received from you so far has been free. I just watched your free journaling course and it was awesome. It's late now so I'll do the homework tomorrow. You are a fantastic teacher. Watching you paint your whimsical girls makes me feel like i'll be able to do it. I'm gonna be reading your download for the next couple of days, but as soon as pay day hits I'll be signing up for one of your classes. I am a glass artist and studio artist but I've had a huge block for the last few years. Your own honesty and helpfulness will surely be a huge benefit to me. I don't remember how I found you but i'm so glad I did. you'll definitely see me signed up for your classes in the near future. thanks,
Karen Mooney

Marieke-BloklandIris is a sweet and enthusiastic teacher. She has a big heart for her students and really cares about them. She offers great guidance. I would recommend Rainbow Journal especially for art journal beginners or for those who have white page fear.

Marieke Blokland

Tamara-LaporteI love “Get Inspired”. This PDF is filled to the brim with helpful ideas on how to reach your fullest creative potential! From looking at the fears that stop you from creating to uncovering ways to by-pass the inner critic. For the easily overwhelmed, Iris lists several easy ways to get started on your art journal pages going over art supplies and creative prompts to get you in an art-making mood! :) An inspiring PDF indeed!
Tamara Laporte

I have thoroughly enjoyed taking the online classes from Iris. While there are many places on line where you can learn how to paint I feel that Iris’s classes are unique. Yes, Iris teaches you how, but she also teaches the “why” and helps you to be you. Her gentle way of encouraging and teaching allows you to feel good about where you are in your journey and how to take the techniques and lessons and make them your own. I highly recommend taking any of her courses and I look forward to learning from her again in the future.
Leanne Schuetz

I recently took an on-line art lesson with Iris-Fritschi-Cussens. I really enjoyed learning from Iris, she has a wonderful way of speaking. Her lesson was clear and concise and easy to follow. Along with Iris's lesson she had a in-depth PDF explaining the lesson, laying out for you a little bit about herself, the supplies you need and the goals of the lesson. Iris really walks you through everything you need to know step-by-step. Iris really encourages you to create your own journey and she's there along to support you in that journey. Her on line art lessons are a great way to learn at your own pace.
Maureen Craddock

I really enjoyed Iris's lesson! She helped me to understand how colors work together which always seemed a little tricky to me, but I understand it now! She explained her lesson very well by letting the student know why she was doing what she was doing, to create the piece of art she created.Through her teaching she gave me the confidence to relax and create my own piece of art that I wouldn't have otherwise done. Using colors in the face I normally would not have used which took my art to a whole new level!! I feel like a better artist after taking Iris's lesson! Thank you so much Iris!
Renee Salazar

I really enjoyed Iris's class and the way she teaches. And I love her attitude and outlook on the whole creative process!! She is a joy to learn from.
Deb Weiers

Something funny just happened. I was sitting in the bus reading your guide Get Inspired. It was so interesting that I totaly forgot to follow the route. When I remembered to look I was some 5 km from my bus stop. So I realy got inspired and got a nice walking in the sun
Carola Tiihonen F. Lindqvist

You were very prepared and got straight to the lesson {on Rainbow Journal}. I also liked your quick feedback on our sharing. Easy instructions. Anyone can do it!!!
Linda Sackin

I really enjoyed watching your process and having you explain the whys and hows for the steps as you go along. I need to see this for my brain to really follow and give me a foundation to do the artwork myself. I've watched the {Rainbow Journal} videos several times. I get something more each time. {It was} informative, creative and FUN!
Raine Phoenix

Wonderful please do a years worth! {Rainbow Journal was} utterly amazing joyful
Jodee Peevor

I liked that you showed so many different techniques {on Rainbow Journal}. I especially liked your motto, "Better done than perfect." You make art fun, non-threatening, and I leaned so much.
Sally C

I often recommend your courses to others because I feel you connect to a deeper part of our being to enable us to get familiar with our creative selves.
Carol Thunderdance

Petra-SteinIris, thank you so much for the PDF. It is really inspiring to me. It is so recognizable, the fear of creating something ugly, the inner criticism, and fear of just being me. I love the way you draw the whimsical figurers, and how easy they look/are. Dear Iris, keep on going being Iris, I just love that girl! Big hug Petra ooo and a huge huge compliment about how you put the PDF together girl!!! Thanks
Petra Stein

Stephanie-CantMy dear friend Iris has a new FREE tutorial out. It's all about inspiration, how to draw whimsical girls, whimsical animals, and hand lettering. It's a FREE 20-page art tutorial!! I've just downloaded it and it is absolutely beautiful.
Stephanie Cant

Julia-OstercInspiration for the day! <3 Generosity like this is good for the soul! It's a 20-page art tutorial that she has poured her heart into and giving away FREE! If you've been considering trying art as a healing hobby, check it out.
Julia Sears Osterc

Read your guide yesterday and it helped me alot! Thank you so much for creating it! Love your videos and your art, thank you for sharing & caring!
Meagan Luna

Iris does a great job of showing “stuck” artist simple tips to get started. This guide is full of fun and easy to use ideas that will help identify our fears and just get moving. Thank you Iris for sharing your knowledge to help other artist find their creative self!
Shannon Kollmorgan