Artists and creatives face innumerable challenges given that their career path often doesn’t come with a playbook, a steady paycheck or any form of safety net. It’s definitely not easy and so we asked a few of the artists and creatives we admire to talk to us about why they chose to pursue an artistic or creative career.

Bailey Crow | Artist & Tattoo Apprentice

When I was determining what to do with my life, I first landed on a picturesque greys anatomy lifestyle of being a doctor…simply from watching the show. I was planning to be a hot-shot doctor making big bucks until i walked into Baylor’s Med school program and saw eight semesters of calculus. We walked out and headed back to the art building. Math isnt my thing, art is. Read more>>

Annkwinnette Sangail | Singer/Songwriter & Nail Technician

I pursue music and nails because it has allowed me to really be true to myself and I simply just love creating things and sitting back and looking like wow God you are awesome, and the reason why I bring God into it is because I am nothing without him and anything I do is to glorify him whether I’m talking about him in my music or im doing a set a nails for someone and I’m able to share about who he is and how great he is Read more>>

Alex McKelley | 3D Artist & Animator

I pursued an artistic career because I strongly believe that escapism is a vital part of life; it allows us to break away from ourselves and our own lives and put ourself in someone else’s world for a moment. I also believe that art can show that, no matter the subject or what the art depicts, we all experience the same thoughts and emotions. Art connects us to each other in the most powerful ways and I love being able to connect with people through my work! Read more>>