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When opportunities arise, I always give them consideration. I do my homework and check to see if it is legitimate, worthwhile and beneficial. I have had the honor of being approached several times about feature articles on my work or interviews or collaborations. Most recently, I was contacted to be featured in the Woodlands Lifestyle & Homes magazine, a publication I didn't realize existed, but upon checking it out, found it to be quite informative and well done.

So I am now in the process of getting my information to them, some samples of my work, etc. and then, they will conduct a phone interview with me. This will keep me busy for the next few days, but it's exciting to know that my work is being noticed and to think of the new doors it might open for me.

While I was a member of the Conroe Art League, I was featured in an article in the local Conroe paper. Last December, I was asked to do a radio interview on the local Lone Star Community Radio station, which was the first time I had ever done a live interview. It went very well! Earlier this year, while working at the Conroe Gallery, a Realtor came in looking for artists to loan their pieces to a couple of model condos that are for sale. This was an opportunity that seemed a "win-win" situation to me, so I accepted that and took over several things for them to display there. Then I was recruited to collaborate with a clothing company using my designs on clothing. However, upon investigation, their setup was not agreeable to me. This latest opportunity came via my website, so I guess it is getting noticed!

All of this recent activity is encouraging and flattering and I know it will keep my creative juices flowing. My passion is creating unique art that I can share with people who appreciate it and enjoy it as much as I enjoy making it. So having opportunities come up to further promote myself and my work and allow people to discover it, makes me feel blessed and honored.

When opportunities come up for you, don't automatically dismiss them or think you can't handle it or that it won't do much. Give it a shot, give it your all and learn and grow from it! It won't always work out, but you'll be one step ahead of where you were and closer to attaining your goals and dreams!