Success.  It’s something we dress for, strive for, work towards.  We wish it upon others as well as ourselves, but what is is?  What is success?

Joy Henderson | Houston Wedding Photographer

When you decide that what you’re doing is fulfilling to you regardless of the amount of money it makes you or what may seem appropriate for anyone else. When you wake up and go to bed satisfied with how you’re leading your life. When you feel like you’re making a difference even just for yourself, that’s when you know you’re successful. We set our own standards, so success is totally personal and may not look the same for everyone. It’s really up to each of us to discover our own success. Read more>>

India Henderson | Professional Makeup Artist

Success is when you have accomplished your desired aim. I tend to view success incrementally. As someone who is invigorated by new, complex challenges, I never want to find myself in a situation where I feel as if there is nothing left to learn or achieve. Success, for me, is also about making a difference in other people’s lives. If, over the course of my career, I have seen more satisfied clients than not, or if I have learned something new or useful, this counts as success to me. Read more>>

Kenne Johnson | Painter & Business Owner

Success, according to Oxford dictionary, is defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. To me, success is defined by continual fulfillment of purpose and achievement of desired goals/aims. In 2017, I realized my life’s purpose was to create and I pursued entrepreneurship and visual artistry. After I realized my life’s purpose, I set goals. Oddly enough, there was something satisfying about achieving desired goals/aims. I enjoyed putting pen to paper and checking “to-do-list” boxes. Read more>>

Yvonne Villegas | Photographer

I feel like the meaning of success has changed for me over the years. At this stage in my life, it’s answering the question if I’m at peace which, to me, isn’t a simple answer. Success varies for everyone and my definition has evolved over time from material assets and money to asking myself, “Am I being the best version of my current self?” Currently, I feel successful. I consistently accomplish small goals that continue to feed my desire for adventure, improving my behavior, and increasing my creativity. Read more>>

Ayad Fadel | Profesional Artist

Success, for me, has two main aspects. First, it means the deep of personal satisfaction I get from sharing my work with others, and being able to form a human connection with them. I would like the viewer to feel the painting first, rather than immediately analyzing what they see on the surface of the canvas. From experience of an emotional connection to one of my paintings, I hope to inspire the person to think deeply about the concepts that they sense are presented there. Read more>>