Matt Tommey, artist and mentor, has had the privilege of witnessing remarkable transformations in the lives of artists, and one such artist is Bobbie Blakely. In this engaging article, we delve into Bobbie's inspiring journey of artistic and spiritual growth through Matt Tommey's mentoring program.
The Creative Odyssey of Bobbie Blakely
Bobby Blakely, a talented jewelry artist from Southern Oregon, has been crafting intricate pieces since 1978. Her journey as an artist is one deeply rooted in both passion and faith. Bobbie's artistic pursuits led her to acquire a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and a Master's degree in the same field. She honed her skills, creating stunning jewelry pieces that she sold at fairs, galleries, and through personal interactions. But her journey took a transformative turn when she encountered the Created to Thrive Artist Mentorship Program, guided by the mentorship of Matt Tommey.
A Faith-Driven Artistry
Bobbie's life as an artist took on new dimensions when she embraced her faith in 1989. However, it wasn't until she joined the Created to Thrive program that she began to explore the intersection of her artistry and spirituality. The program provided her with the tools and support to break free from the strongholds that had been holding her back creatively. It was during the "Experiencing God" course that Bobbie had her first encounters with journaling and seeking God's voice.
From Self-Portraits to Divine Artistry
Bobbi's journey of spiritual awakening coincided with a creative renaissance. As she embarked on her journaling journey, she began to experience the profound and divine connection between her art and her faith. She found herself drawing intricate pictures, often self-portraits in collaboration with God. This artistic shift was a revelation for her; it allowed her to express her faith and creativity in ways she had never imagined.
Finding Family in the Community
One of the most significant transformations Bobbie experienced was the sense of community and belonging she found in the Created to Thrive Artist Mentorship Program. As an artist, she had spent much of her career working independently in her studio. The program introduced her to a supportive and like-minded community of artists who shared her faith and artistic journey. The power of this community lies in its unwavering support and genuine care for one another.
The Oregon Thrivers: Building In-Person Connections
One remarkable aspect of the Created to Thrive program is the opportunity for artists like Bobbie to connect not just online but also in person through local meetups. Bobbie is part of the Oregon Thrivers, a vibrant group of artists who meet regularly to encourage one another, share insights, and pray for each other's creative and spiritual journeys. This in-person connection has added a whole new dimension to Bobbie's artistic and spiritual growth.
A Message of Encouragement
To anyone considering joining the Created to Thrive Artist Mentorship Program, Bobbie has this to say: "It'll be the best thing you have ever done, and you'll never want to leave. It really is a family, and it makes you feel confident to move forward with the Lord in business and in your life personally."
Connect with Bobbie Blakely
If you're inspired by Bobbie Blakely's story and want to explore her beautiful jewelry creations, you can visit her website at BobbieBlakely.com. You can also connect with her on Facebook at Bobbie Blakely Jewelry.
In conclusion, Bobbie Blakely's artistic journey is a testament to the power of faith, community, and mentorship. Her story serves as an inspiration to artists everywhere, reminding us that when art and spirituality unite, the possibilities are limitless.
To embark on your own journey of transformation and become a part of the Created to Thrive Artist Mentorship Program, visit Matt Tommey's Mentorship Program. Don't miss the opportunity to experience growth, both artistically and spiritually, just like Bobby Blakely did.
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.