The Thriving Christian Artist

The Thriving Christian Artist

The official podcast of internationally recognized artist, speaker, author and mentor Matt Tommey. The Thriving Christian Artist Podcast is for artists who want to bust through roadblocks that have held them back for years, create the art they love and live the life the they know God created them to live as an artist in His Kingdom.... Show More

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March 5, 2021 7 min

Are you one of the many artists I know who lives, works, and creates while living in the middle of nowhere? Have you ever wondered how you can sell art and thrive in business if you’re stuck out in the boondocks?

Well, in this episode of 5-Minute Mentoring and my blog, I’ll share with you a few time-tested nuggets of wisdom that will help you thrive where you’ve been planted.

Connect with Matt online at www.MattTommeyMentoring.com or...

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You are in for a treat this week. My guest is a dear friend and fellow artist, Antonia Ruppert. Now despite all the craziness that was 2020, God elevated Antonia to a position of influence as the new Artist-in-residence for Chicago’s Austin Community. 

Now, as you listen to Antonia’s story, you’ll quickly learn that this opportunity isn’t something that just happened overnight, but it’s the fruit of her being faithful in the little ...

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It's a question that has plagued diversified creatives for as long as the internet has been a thing. And given the time, effort, and expense of setting up, tweaking, and maintaining just one effective website, when, if ever, should an artist consider having more than one website?

Well, In my blog and in this episode of 5-Minute Mentoring, I’ll share with you my time-tested method for knowing how many websites you need as a part ...

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On this podcast, I’m always trying to connect you with top leaders in art, business, and ministry to build you up and encourage you along in your journey, and this week is certainly no different. Mike Thakur may not be a leader in the art world, but his example of entrepreneurship fused with faith is a clear picture of what thriving with a Kingdom-mindset is all about.

A few years ago, Mike had this crazy idea. What if he could use ...

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Have you ever thought about starting a journal but didn’t know where to start or even if it's worth your time? Well, if there is one practice in my life that has made the biggest difference in my relationship with the Lord and my ability to grow artistically, it has been journaling.  

In my blog and today’s episode of 5-Minute Mentoring, I’ll be cracking open my journals to help you get started as I reveal how this simple practi...

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Did you know:

  • Your thoughts physically create pathways in your brain
  • Your actual physical heart has brain cells around it tied to your identity/goal center in your brain?
  • If you don't believe you can do, be or have something in your life, your brain will literally create the circumstances to fulfill your beliefs?
  • I’ve believed all this for years because of what the Scriptures teach us about renewing our minds, But recently I had th...

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    Have you ever wondered how to discover and cultivate your unique creative voice as an artist? Or more importantly, why this is even an important thing to do? 

    It’s a question I get all the time, and this week’s episode of 5-Minute Mentoring (and on my blog), I’ll be sharing how I discovered my unique creative voice and how you can access a great resource that will help kick start the journey to finding yours.

    This Will Help You Get ...

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    Bob Dylan said it best years ago, "the times they are a-changin." That was certainly true back in the 1960s, and it's certainly the case today. With all that's gone in the past year, it's easy to lose hope and feel a bit directionless. 

    In this episode, I share a recent message I gave at my home church on this very topic. In that sermon, A Holy Hybrid, I took lessons from the early church and merged them with som...

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    Do you ever feel overwhelmed at times with Instagram, Facebook, Tic Toc, Club House, Linked In and all of the different social media platforms that are out there? Part of me thinks they are a wonderful opportunity for connecting with others to share our ideas and art, but sometimes the dark side of social media can leave me feeling gross, overwhelmed, and maybe even a little demeaned.

    Well, in my blog and in this week’s episode of 5...

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    This week I welcome back a frequent visitor to the podcast, Allen Arnold. Allen is back to talk about his new book, Chaos Can’t. In this episode, Allen shares the hopeful message that it's possible to remain unshaken in this world of chaos. After the year we’ve all had, I know that I need to hear what Allen has to share.

    Speaking of hearing, Allen will also be one of our speakers at this year's Thriving Christian Artist Conf...

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    So many artists are being held back from their full potential because they are scared to step out and do something they’ve never done. Fear, anxiety, and self-doubt become a wall that blocks them from being all that God has called them to be.

    Well in my blog and this episode of 5-Minute Mentoring, I’ll be sharing the strategies God used in my life to help me move past this fear and into truly thriving as an artist.

    Doors Are Open Now...

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    Jan Tetsutani is no stranger to our podcast listeners. Hailing from the great state of Hawaii, Jan has been a long time member of my Created to Thrive Mentoring Program as well as our 2020 Spokesperson of the Year.

    In other words, she’s had some major breakthrough and success in her life over the last couple of years…and she’s just getting started! Since the last time we talked with Jan, way back in episode 9, her life and art has c...

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    Have you ever wondered how you can know if you are on the right track and following God’s best for your life? Well in my blog and in this episode of 5-Minute Mentoring, I’ll be giving you a really simple strategy that will let you confidently know you’re right where you need to be. 

    Now, I can't wait for you to hear this podcast but more importantly, I want to invite you to join us for my Artist Rise Up Masterclass that’s going ...

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    My guest today is back for a return visit here to the Thriving Christian Artist Podcast. Kate Green as a fabulous painter from Great Britain who also happens to be a member of my Created to Thrive Mentoring Group.

    In this interview, Kate shares what’s been happening in her life and art since we last chatted back in episode 33. As her art business has continued to grow, God has continued the transforming work in her life and has begu...

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    Sometimes in life, we just need a reboot. And after the year we all had in 2020, now is a great time to hit the reset button in life. 

    If you’re ready for your reset, I’m going to be sharing some really practical advice in my blog and in this episode of 5-Minute Mentoring on how to do just that.

    Now, I can't wait for you to hear this podcast but more importantly, I want to invite you to join us for my Artist Rise Up Masterclass ...

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    In this episode of the Thriving Christian Artists Podcast, I’m excited to introduce you to a friend of mine, Tim Bhajjan. Tim is an artist, life coach, and former pastor with an incredible story of how God has used the Created to Thrive Artist Mentoring Program as a vehicle to release real transformation in his life as he answered the call to be an Artistic Ambassador for the Kingdom.

    Now, I can't wait for you to hear this podca...

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    Even though we’ve just come through one of the hardest years any of us have ever lived through, there could be something huge holding you back from being all that you can be in 2021.

    I’m going to expose that and give you some real tools to move through it here in my blog and in this episode of 5-minute mentoring.

    Now, I can't wait for you to hear this podcast but more importantly, I want to invite you to join us for my Artist Ris...

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    My guest today on the podcast is my friend and fellow artist Denise Mitchell. Denise is a member of my Created to Thrive Artist Mentoring Program who has had an incredible breakthrough year in 2020.  Click here to see a video of Denise's transformation story.

    Now, I can't wait for you to hear this podcast but more importantly, I want to invite you to join us for my Artist Rise Up Masterclass that starts on Jan 18th. It’s the...

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    December 25, 2020 2 min

    In this quick episode, Matt shares a heartfelt thank you to all the listeners of the podcast, wishing them a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

    Support the show (https://www.matttommeymentoring.com/)

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    Does fear ever get a hold of you so hard that you just can’t function?  When this happens, do you ever feel stuck, not knowing what to do, how to get out of it, or how to throw it off? 

    Well, believe it or not, I struggled with that for many years until the Lord gave me a solution. In this episode of 5-Minute Mentoring, and in my blog, I’ll be sharing how to get freedom from fear so that you can begin to walk in the fullness of God’...

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