Deciding to pursue an artistic or creative career path isn’t for the faint of heart. Challenges will abound, but so many of the artists we speak with couldn’t be happier with their choice. So, we asked them about how they made the decision in the first place.

Dr. Chanika Symister, MD | Houston Foodie & Funfluencer

I have always considered myself an “out of the box” thinker. I like to look at tasks as a challenge of ‘me vs me’ where each goal completed would supercede the next. Growing up, social media was not as big as it is today. Read more>>

Melinda Risk | Artist

I have been drawing and creating things my entire life so it just naturally happened that I would have a career in art. I worked for others creating after I graduated from college all while maintaining my own business selling my work. I create all of my work myself in my studio and travel to art shows all over the country and I also have my work in several galleries. Read more>>

Lauren Noelle | Tattoo Artist and Maker

Making art has always been my happy place. I took many art classes in school and some private lessons too. Becoming a tattoo artist was brought up many times in my life I just never believed I could really do something as serious as marking someones body forever. It was intimidating and scary.  Read more>>