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If you remember I made a post a long time ago about sending off a submission to Highlights Magazine fresh out of college. I got a letter back expressing interest in seeing more, which scared me to death! (The human mind is so funny at what freaks it out, success being amongst those fears.) Well 10+ years later I finally have conquered my fears and I'm in!


My first appearance in a Highlights Magazine is out next month!!! Soo Excited!! I just got my two complimentary copies in the mail and I am psyched!! I hope to get to work with them again in the future and hopefully move up to the cover at some point!! So be sure to stop in your local bookstore or library and check me out when you get the chance!

A definite lesson to be learned here. Hold onto your goals and fight for them. Times are hard all over but be persistent, keep your goals in sight and do everything you can to reach them. Do all you can to get input on your work and improve what you do! It may not happen when you want but with a lot of hard work and perseverance it will come eventually. Nothing beats a failure but a try.

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#1 - May 10, 2012, 01:34 PM

Congratulations!  Was just on your site, too.  You do GREAT work!  You should be in Highlights all year round!
#2 - May 10, 2012, 01:41 PM
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Congrats, Wilson! Looks FABULOUS!!!   :yay
#3 - May 10, 2012, 01:44 PM

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Aaah thanks so much!! I'll do all I can to make that a reality Emerald!

Thanks SYoon!!! :)
#4 - May 10, 2012, 02:10 PM

 :congratswave Nice, Wilson!

PS I love watching the drawing evolve on the home page of your website!
#5 - May 10, 2012, 02:39 PM

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Thanks Leslie, I am in the process of redesigning my web page, I'll make sure to keep that element!!
#6 - May 10, 2012, 02:50 PM

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Congrats!
#7 - May 10, 2012, 06:13 PM

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Congratulations Wilson! All that hard work  and you're doing great!  :yay
#8 - May 10, 2012, 06:36 PM
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Thanks so much everybody!!!!  :cheerleader :whitebunny
#9 - May 10, 2012, 06:47 PM

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:yay Congratulations Wilson! And good advice!! :yay
#10 - May 10, 2012, 07:30 PM
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That's fantastic, Wilson!! Congrats!!  :congratulations
#11 - May 10, 2012, 07:59 PM
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Thanks Artemisia and Ani!!! ;)
#12 - May 10, 2012, 09:39 PM

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Congratulations!!!! We have a subscription and love how vibrant the magazine is. And FYI, Wilson's art is on p. 37. Beautifully done!
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#13 - May 11, 2012, 04:52 AM
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Thanks Vijaya!! For the congrats and the detailed info! You rock!
#14 - May 11, 2012, 05:06 AM

Congratulations!
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Thanks WriterMom!!
#16 - May 11, 2012, 06:22 AM

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That's wonderful news! Congratulations!
#17 - May 11, 2012, 07:28 AM

So cool!
#18 - May 11, 2012, 07:47 AM
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Yay, Wilson!  Congratulations on illustrating for Highlights!  That's definitely a big accomplishment.
#19 - May 11, 2012, 08:51 AM

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Yay! Congratulations. I think I've said it before, but I'll say it again -- you're work is a ton of fun!
#20 - May 11, 2012, 09:06 AM
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That is soooo cool Wilson!  A huge congrats to you :)   Your words of encouragement in your post are a great inspiration... Thanks for sharing - and go get em!
#21 - May 11, 2012, 06:28 PM

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Congrats, Wilson! You are on a roll!

:yay
#22 - May 11, 2012, 06:48 PM
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Going to look it up now….

Excellent! Looks fabulous! I suspect we'll be hearing much more good news from you.

CONGRATULATIONS!  :hurrah
#23 - May 11, 2012, 07:22 PM
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Thanks so much everybody! This was one of my definitive goals and it happened! Now I need to set up even more goals and work towards making them come true!! :)
#24 - May 12, 2012, 04:25 AM

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Congrats, Wilson! Looks fantastic!

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#25 - May 12, 2012, 06:34 AM
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 :biggrin:Definitely a feather in your cap. Congrats.
#26 - May 12, 2012, 08:17 AM
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Highlights is the BEST, congratulations to you (and to them for using your art!:)
#27 - May 13, 2012, 02:59 PM
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Thanks so much for all the well wishes guys!! Makes my heart sing!!! Lalalalaa!!!  :)
#28 - May 16, 2012, 09:32 AM

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Fantastic news!!!!! It looks so fabulous!!!!
#29 - May 16, 2012, 01:35 PM
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Thanks Christy!!! :)
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