Over the years it has built credibility and been empowering to see the work I have made and put out into the world, inspire others. I remember the first time my influence was apparent, when I saw a booth at the New York International Gift Show that was chock full of work that looked just like mine. The initial heat of appaul, melted to desire to connect. My reaching out was snubbed and I learned. Reaching out and being met is peaceable, empowering, strength building, reaching out and being snubbed is the opposite. I like strong and empowered peace. I like to make offerings, knowing that those who offer are replenished.