Hello, I'm Matt Tommey, an Artist Mentor. Let me share with you an inspiring story about two artists, Trent and Kate Freeman. They've been in the art world for 28 years, crafting unique sculptures from materials like clay, wood, metal, and glass. They also create practical pieces like teapots and have recently ventured into painting.
Overcoming Artistic Challenges
Initially, Trent and Kate focused on making art primarily for income, which unfortunately drained the joy from their work. They constantly worried about finances, which overshadowed their creative process. However, a significant change occurred when they started to incorporate their faith into their art. This shift brought them a sense of peace and revitalized their love for creating art.
Blending Art, Belief, and Business
Previously, Trent and Kate compartmentalized their lives: art, faith, and business were separate entities. But they learned an invaluable lesson: to intertwine these aspects, placing their spiritual beliefs at the heart of everything they do. This integration transformed their artistic journey into a harmonious and fulfilling path.
The Power of Community
Joining a community of artists was a turning point for them. In this group, they connected with other artists facing similar struggles, realizing they were not alone. This community provided growth opportunities not just in their art and business but also enriched their family lives.
Today, Trent and Kate are not just surviving as artists; they are thriving with a renewed sense of happiness and purpose in their work. Their experience demonstrates the profound impact of integrating faith into art and business.
Join the Transformation
Are you an aspiring artist looking to find joy and fulfillment in your craft? The Created to Thrive Artist Mentorship Program, guided by me, Matt Tommey, offers a supportive community, practical business insights, and a pathway to intertwine your creativity with your beliefs. Visit us at www.matttommeymentoring.com/artmentor to begin your transformative journey in the art world.
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.