I've been fortunate not to really have experienced any rejections or roadblocks except for in my own mind. Whether it is my inherent introvertedness or a lack of self-confidence, either way it has kept me from "putting my art out there". Maybe that is why one particular quote from the 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women means so much to me. Gail McMeekin wrote "putting yourself out there and sharing your work qualifies as an act of courage and tests your fortitude." In the past I have mostly put myself out there through swaps, gifts, and donations to my sons'