Monica Foye, a talented visual artist from Jacksonville, Florida, shares her inspiring journey of self-discovery and growth. Despite her passion for oil and acrylic painting, Monica faced a significant challenge: she struggled with her identity as an artist. For a long time, she painted and created without truly considering herself an artist, hindered by what she believed were necessary credentials and qualifications.
Battling Imposter Syndrome
Monica's journey was complicated by imposter syndrome, a feeling that she wasn't a "real" artist. This led her to overwork and undervalue her art. She even stopped taking commissions due to the immense pressure, overthinking every brushstroke and color choice. Often, she would give away her paintings for free, feeling that no one could complain about a gift.
A Shift in Perspective
Joining the Created to Thrive Artist Mentorship Program marked a turning point for Monica. She experienced a paradigm shift, moving from a narrow focus on her abilities to a broader understanding of her identity in Christ. She realized that being an artist was part of her divine creation. A profound piece of advice from the program - that she wasn't working for God, but with Him - changed her entire approach to art.
The Results of Transformation
This new perspective brought about tangible changes in Monica's art. Her paintings improved significantly, and she began to price and value her work appropriately. She rejoined the world of commissions, this time enjoying the process. Monica's sales have increased since joining the program, indicating not only her artistic growth but also a newfound confidence in her abilities.
Embracing Her True Self
While Monica admits she doesn't have everything figured out yet, she feels much closer to realizing her true potential as an artist. The mentorship program helped her embrace her identity and create art in collaboration with the Holy Spirit. Monica's story is a powerful testament to the impact of mindset and spiritual alignment in artistic expression.
For artists facing similar struggles, Monica's journey underscores the importance of self-acceptance and the transformative power of seeing one's work as a collaboration with a higher power. Her story is a beacon of hope and inspiration for anyone doubting their artistic identity.
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These case studies are based on the stories of artists who are members of the Created to Thrive Artist Mentoring Program. They have shared their own stories in their own words.