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.

Yasmine King | Artist

The reason why I chose to pursue a artistic/creative career is because it was something that came natural to me. Art is something that I enjoy, and as a result, something that I could also profit from while having fun. I never would have thought I would turn my work into a business. I still have a lot to learn but I have also learned a lot along my journey and I’m so excited to see where God takes me and my talents next. I am a firm believer that anything is possible. Read more>>

Stefanie Jones | Crafter, Jewelry Maker and DIYer

I guess you can say it started back in 2000. I always wanted to be a web designer and in 2007, I received my Associates in Applied Science in Multimedia Web Design. The thought of creating my own web sites, graphics, videos, etc… was something I really wanted to do but was unable to utilize due to the job requirements for those roles. So, when the opportunity presented itself again in 2015, during the St, Patrick’s Day Parade (and after an allergic reaction to some costume jewelry), the thought of “Hey! I can make my own jewelry”, came to mind and voila! Steffy jewels came to fruition. Read more>>

Jessica Laregina | Medical esthetician

My mom was an artist in every way. I believe I have those same talents and incorporating them in my hobbies and career is putting that to use. God says we are to not hide out talents and I feel that’s for our sakes as well as helping others. Read more>>