We had the good fortune of connecting with Dolores Tellez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dolores, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Artistic and creative is all I know! Growing up my mom and aunts all had creative careers. My mom is a seamstress/designer, one of my aunt Laura had her own arts and crafts business in Mexico, and my aunt Brenda was a baker. These amazing women all have inspired me one way or another. Creativity has always been in me.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I got here by wanting to grow and challenging myself, was it easy, no, but then it wouldn’t have been a challenge. I have learned to slow down, even when you’re in a hurry. Something my grandmother would tell us when we were little. I had a tendency to rush, but nothing was done right. I want the world to know that hard work does pay off, just keep going. Even when you feel noone is supporting you.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I LOVE tacos! I mean I could live off them! My favorite at the moment are from El Paisano and El Tiz. I have a friend who sells Quesabirrias, Lorena’s Cocina, and her cooking is to die for. I love downtown Dallas, I just like walking in downtown to destress. I’m a bit of a homebody, so a good book or movie is never out of the question.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mom Dolores and my aunt Brenda & Laura. These three amazing women inspired me to no end. My mom pushes me to be my best. I would not be here of it weren’t for her.

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