We asked some of the most creative folks we know to open up to us about why they chose a creative career path. Check out their responses below.

Kele Pandolfe | Spiritual Life Coach + Author + Watercolor Artist

I never set out to create through writing and painting. It found me. Through some heartbreaking life events, I created to heal and used my pain for purpose. Read more>>

Jasmine Jarman | Music Artist, Dancer, Model, and Entrepreneur

I’ve been passionate about music ever since I was a little girl. It has always been something that I’ve always wanted to do but I didn’t feel confident enough to do it. Once I started building my confidence and loving myself for who I truly am, I began to do the things that I was too afraid to do, such as starting my music career and starting my own beauty business. Read more>>

Tara Mathiews | Hair Stylist

I have always been a creative/artistic person. After trying out college and realizing that it wasn’t for me, I decided to go to cosmetology school. I loved doing hair and I was good at it. Unfortunately, I let my dreams get away from me throughout my twenties and early thirties. I found myself working jobs that paid the bills but left me feeling unsatisfied. Between working and raising children, I didn’t have the time nor energy to really pursue my artistic interests. Luckily that changed when I was 34…I received an opportunity to get back into doing hair. I’ve been back at it for 4 years now. I feel more fulfilled than ever getting to be creative everyday and in turn make people feel their best. Read more>>

Ryan Woodcock | Hip Hop / Hick Hop Artist

I would say that it chose me I didn’t choose it, kind of like what my colleague Haystack Mcmallion would say “I was drawn to the game like a moth to a flame”. It’s definitely talent on loan from God. Read more>>