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

Hi Katy, what is the most important factor behind your success?
For me, the most important factor behind my success of my brand is passion. When it comes to creating anything, and in my case, painting, I find that if I do not have passion behind what I’m creating, I am not as pleased or feel frustrated by the final product. My success comes from how I feel about my finished product/creation and if I am proud of it, then I feel that I am successful.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a full time Physician Assistant practicing in family medicine by day. I love getting to help others and use the medical field as a platform for that. Getting to be a practicing PA took years of school and lots of applications. It was a long journey and very challenging at times, but I would not change anything about how I got to where I am today! My artistic outlet has been there throughout the whole process of developing myself as a PA and was always a way for me to relieve stress and bring joy to others. I’m very happy to be where I am now practicing as a PA as well as working on commission artwork for customers. If managing two passions as taught me anything, it is time management and to not overcommit myself when I can’t give 100%. When I can’t focus fully on my project, it loses passion and I get impatient. With that lesson, I have learned to narrow my focus with my art pieces and carve out time dedicated just to those specific projects!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend were to come visit my from out of town, I would definitely start off at the Fort Worth Zoo. We both have children, so this would be a great family event for us. Later I would want to take her to Roger’s Roadhouse for some great burgers and later Melt Ice Cream. If she were to stay the weekend, I would end the trip with a broadway show at Bass Hall. I have grown up seeing shows there it is always such a special experience for me. Afterwards, walking around Sundance Square very much provides an atmosphere I think she would appreciate!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mom deserves a lot of the credit when it comes to my development as an artist. She herself is an artist and she always encouraged us to express ourselves with artwork. Whenever I have a question or need help with a project, she is always the first person I ask!

Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KRushingDesigns?ref=profile_header

Instagram: @KRushingDesigns

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