Discovering Purpose and Community in an Artist Mentorship Program: Gabriel Stockton's Transformation
This blog shares the story of a watercolor artist who, after joining the Created to Thrive Artist Mentorship Program, found direction and purpose in their art. Initially, Gabriel enjoyed the fluidity and challenge of watercolor painting but lacked a clear strategy or purpose in his work. The artist mentorship program introduced him to structured goal setting, allowing him to plan and evaluate his progress effectively.
A Transformation Beyond Art
More than just developing art skills, the program led to a significant personal transformation. Gabriel, who is also a father and a husband, realized the importance of community and connection. He embraced the idea of being a mentor to other artists, understanding that art is not just an individual journey but also about building a community and nurturing relationships.
The Power of Community
One of the most impactful aspects of the program was the sense of community it fostered. Gabriel found value in the transparent and supportive interactions within the group. Sharing experiences, challenges, and successes with fellow artists created a nurturing environment that went beyond mere artistic development.
Join the Thriving Community
If you are an artist seeking connection, growth, and a sense of purpose in your work, consider joining the Created to Thrive Artist Mentorship Program. This community offers a space for artists to grow, not just in their craft, but also in their personal and spiritual lives. Visit www.matttommeymentoring.com/artmentor to learn more and become part of this vibrant community.
Marguerite's Artistic Journey: From Self-Doubt to Success Inside Created to Thrive Artist Mentorship Program
Marguerite always had a flair for creativity, yet she never saw herself as a true artist. Her journey into the world of art began about seven years ago when she took up painting, almost as if accepting a playful challenge. Initially, painting was an integral part of her weekly routine, especially at her church, but soon, it started feeling like a demanding job. Striving for perfection, Marguerite encountered frustration and lost her initial spark of inspiration. This led her to take a hiatus from painting.
However, this break marked the beginning of a beautiful transformation. Marguerite discovered the joy of finger painting during this period. This simple, playful technique rekindled her love for creativity. She shifted her focus from perfection to the pleasure of creation, reigniting her passion for painting.
It was also during this period that Marguerite came across the "Created to Thrive Artist Mentorship Program," led by the renowned artist and mentor, Matt Tommey. Recognizing a chance to rejuvenate her art career, she eagerly joined the program. The mentorship was transformative. Marguerite learned to dismantle the self-deprecating beliefs that hindered her art, like feelings of inadequacy and the lack of time. The program illuminated a significant truth for Marguerite: her innate drive to paint was not just a hobby, but a part of her divine purpose.
Through Matt's guidance, Marguerite realized that her desire to paint was intricately tied to her life's mission. A poignant moment for her was during a finger painting session. She felt as though her touch on the canvas was a conduit for touching the hearts of those who would view her art. This revelation was a turning point – her art had a profound purpose beyond the canvas.
This newfound understanding inspired Marguerite to embark on a series of paintings that celebrated the beauty of the sky. This project culminated in her very first gallery show, hosted in her home at the end of the year. The Created to Thrive program did more than just polish her skills; it transformed her entire approach to art. It was no longer just a hobby; it was a serious, fulfilling pursuit.
The program's impact on Marguerite's life was profound. She began selling her artwork, teaching others, and hosting painting parties. She learned a crucial lesson: if you have a burning desire to create, embrace it. It's possibly an indication of your true calling. Following this passion can lead to immense personal growth and fulfillment, as it did for Marguerite.
If you, like Marguerite, feel a call to explore and thrive in your artistic endeavors, consider joining the Created to Thrive Artist Mentorship Program at www.matttommeymentoring.com/artmentor. It's more than just a program; it's a community where artists are nurtured and encouraged to celebrate their creativity under the mentorship of Matt Tommey. Don't be hindered by the notion of a 'starving artist.' Thriving as an artist is within reach, and Marguerite's journey is a living testament to that.
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.