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THRIVE Talks Podcast

Being an artist is important but often lonely work. The THRIVE Talks podcast is here to make you feel less lonely with all the ups and downs that come with being an artist. Jamie Smith and Tara Lee Bennett are your hosts and also the co-founders of THRIVE Art Studio. THRIVE is a membership community of female, gender non-binary, gender queer, visual artists from all over the world. Our motto is to make art, meet your people and do the work!

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Season 2 Episode 14: Worth and big changes with Danielle Krysa, aka The Jealous Curator

Danielle was on the THRIVE Talks Podcast some time ago! In this episode we catch up and Danielle talks about some of the exciting changes over the last while including having her first big solo show, renovating her art studio and going big with her work. She also shares about grief after the loss of her father and why "worth" keeps coming up for her. She also makes a big announcement! Follow Danielle's website here and follow her on Instagram here and here.  Follow Tara on Instagram here, and Jamie here. Learn more about becoming a THRIVE Member here!

48mins

11 Jul 2019

Rank #1

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Ep 11: What to do with a Blank Canvas and a Blank Calendar with Flora Bowley

In this episode, Jamie, Tara, and their guest Flora Bowley talk about: Building the confidence to refer other artists and the power of connecting others.   The experience of hosting a consistent workshop, and what Flora's experience has been like, with tips, tricks, and more. Helping people get excited and the creative value of being a teacher who crafts special experiences for people.  Episode Notes/Resources Flora Bowley's website and Instagram The Profile Planoly  Quick Win about content planning on our YouTube channel The Jealous Curator: Susannah Montague | Aimée Henny Brown Orly Avineri Thinkific Squarespace  The Creative Fire: Myths and Stories on the Cycles of Creativity, by Clarissa Pinkola Estés Two Artists Walk Into a Bar: The Ladies of Thrive Mastermind Follow us on Instagram, THRIVE's Facebook page, as well as our Female Artists Unite group! Special thanks to: Marty and Laurie from Sonance Media. Follow Jamie Smith and Tara Galuska: Jamie's Instagram | Website Tara's Instagram | Website

1hr 12mins

4 May 2018

Rank #2

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Season 2 Episode 2: Instagram for Artists with Taylor from Later.com

Jamie and Tara talk to Taylor Loren from Later.com about Instagram for artists! This episode is perfect for artists who want to focus on making meaningful work while not having Instagram run their lives. Taylor shares some great tips for making your account a must follow and also shares what she thinks more artists should be doing! Follow Taylor Loren on Instagram here. Check out Later.com here. Follow Tara on Instagram here, and Jamie here. Learn more about becoming a THRIVE Member here!

33mins

14 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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Ep 6: Put a Pom-pom on it with Danielle Krysa

Please note in this episode there is some adult language and as this episode was recorded on Skype the sound reflects that.  THRIVE Talks is a monthly podcast hosted by artists Jamie Smith and Tara Galuska from THRIVE Art Studio. Every episode follows the format of a THRIVE Mastermind meeting where they share what they are excited about, learning and struggling with. In this episode, Jamie, Tara, and their guest Danielle Krysa talk about: Showing up and investing in your artwork and art business.  Working small, creating ugly work and the value in making a lot of work. How tricky it can be as artists when selling work and dealing with rejection.  Juggling time management and hiring when the time is right. Pom-poms! Episode Notes/Resources: Guest Danielle Krysa's website and Instagram as well as her Jealous Curator website and Instagram and the Art For Your Ear Podcast! Dazed and Confucius website services for artists Britney Berrner Photography Pennylane Shen Artist Consulting Mayberry Fine Art Shannon Ward Sheila Hicks at the Venice Biennale Sunshine Coast Art Crawl Eastside Culture Crawl Link Tree Link In Bio Wintergreen Oil Diva Light attachment for your phone Local (ask for booth 102) Special thanks to: Marty and Laurie from Sonance Media. 

1hr 21mins

29 Nov 2017

Rank #4

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Season 2 Episode 15: Taking some time to reflect with Tara and Jamie

In this episode Jamie and Tara celebrate two years of podcasting and four years in business! In this special episode they take some time to reflect, share what they've struggled with, what they've learned and what they are excited about! They think it is important to share the realities of running a business in the hopes that these conversation inspire you in your businesses especially in those times when things get tough!    Last year they did a similar episode and are excited to do it again. Follow Tara on Instagram here, and Jamie here. Learn more about becoming a THRIVE Member here!

47mins

18 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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Ep 3: Just Glue and Dead Weight

THRIVE Talks is a monthly podcast hosted by artists Jamie Smith and Tara Galuska from THRIVE Art Studio. Every episode follows the format of a THRIVE Mastermind meeting where they share what they are excited about, learning and struggling with. In this episode, Jamie and Tara talk about: Prioritizing self-compassion as a creative person Summer vacations and being dead weight Making time, scheduling, but also just gluing and going for it Episode Notes/Resources: Check out the murals by THRIVE Mastermind artists Pennylane Shen Register to attend Tara’s talk Spring - Founders mastermind A Piece of Work - Podcast by Abbi Jacobson How to Multiply Time by Rory Vaden Artist We’ve Mentioned: Camilla d'Errico Marlene Lowden Jen Clarke Aimee Henny Brown Sandeep Johal Alice Clair Subscribe on Itunes

39mins

16 Aug 2017

Rank #6

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Season 2 Episode 3: Lipstick, little brothers and building community with Andrea Soos

Jamie and Tara have their own mini THRIVE Mastermind meeting with Andrea Soos! In this episode they talk about the importance of community and Andrea shares about the transition she has made from local business owner and teacher to full time artist! Visit Andrea’s website here and follow her on Instagram here. Follow Tara on Instagram here, and Jamie here. Learn more about becoming a THRIVE Member here!

1hr 12mins

21 Mar 2019

Rank #7

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Ep 9: Letting Go of Old Goals and Feeling Like a Pro with Ola Volo

Content warning: Please note in this episode we speak about childhood sexual abuse, being triggered and Donald Trump. In this episode, Jamie, Tara, and their guest Ola Volo talk about: Ola's design process behind murals and how she prepares for them. How to deal with being overwhelmed and constructively protecting yourself in a sustainable manner. Balancing financial resources, time, and your own art practice in terms of projects, and shedding old goals to make way for growth.  Episode Notes/Resources: Ola Volo's Instagram and website.  The Profile  Kari Kristensen, Laura Yu, and Tierney Milne Takashi Murakami, and his show in the Vancouver Art Gallery, "The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg"  Keynotes Jamie's new website Creative Mornings Pennylane Shen Artist Consulting Chef's Plate Janet Mock Fashion documentaries that Ola mentions: Dior and I, Iris, and The First Monday in May The September Issue Brené Brown in Oprah's Super Soul podcast - part 1, and part 2 Canva Audacity iMovie Special thanks to: Marty and Laurie from Sonance Media. 

1hr 23mins

2 Mar 2018

Rank #8

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Ep 10: Growing the Perfect Pumpkin with Crissy Arseneau and Jenn Brisson

In this episode, Tara and guests Crissy Arseneau and Jenn Brisson talk about:  Helping each other as women to build confidence and the importance of teamwork and reaching out to others. Having priorities when growing a business, saying both "yes" and "no", and dedicating your best to the parts that matter.  How far you're willing to go for a client, and negotiating between your own expectations as well as your clients'.  Episode Notes/Resources: Crissy Arseneau's website and Instagram Jenn Brisson's website and Instagram Sandeep Johal Jennifer Clark Kari Kristensen Jenn's '5 Second Day' film with Titmouse Animation April Lacheur and Sarah Ronald, and their Port Moody Art Center exhibitions Smithsonian's Earth Smithsonian's The Planets 13 feet off the ground Joanne Hastie Rebecca Chaperon Maker Labs, and Tools for Women Tierney Milne Women Who Draw The Pumpkin Plan, by Mike Michalowicz Patagonia Pennylane Shen's artist consultations Aimée Henny Brown Crissy's Suspended in a Sunbeam Start with Art, at the Seymour Art Gallery in North Vancouver Special thanks to: Marty and Laurie from Sonance Media. 

1hr 30mins

13 Apr 2018

Rank #9

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Ep 5: Ferraris and Having It All with Sandeep Johal

Please note in this episode there is some adult language and we speak about some adult themes.  THRIVE Talks is a monthly podcast hosted by artists Jamie Smith and Tara Galuska from THRIVE Art Studio. Every episode follows the format of a THRIVE Mastermind meeting where they share what they are excited about, learning and struggling with. In this episode, Jamie, Tara, and their guest Sandeep Johal talk about: Whether we can have it all. Tips and tricks for when you feel overwhelmed by social media and our inboxes.   Preparing for press. Gratitude and giving our selves permission. The need for change especially regarding violence against women.   Episode Notes/Resources: Guest Sandeep Johal's website and Instagram The Cat Report THRIVE Leadership team - April Lacheur, Charlotte Spafford, Jenn Brisson and Sandeep Johal. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert THRIVE Talks Camille Walala Boomerang for Gmail My Favourite Murder Podcast CreativeMornings Spring New Westminster Front Street Mews Vancouver Mural Fest Gam Gallery Rest in Power Pennylane Shen Sabrina Miso our podcast editor this episode SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES

1hr 5mins

17 Oct 2017

Rank #10

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Season 2 Episode 8: Changing the numbers with Liezel Strauss

We all know the numbers in the art world have to change! Our guest Liezel Strauss is working to be part of that change through her Art Girl Rising t-shirts, Instagram and speaking recently at the United Nations. We talk all about that and more on this episode!   Visit Art Girl Rising’s website here and follow them on Instagram here.   Follow Tara on Instagram here, and Jamie here.   Learn more about becoming a THRIVE Member here!

36mins

9 May 2019

Rank #11

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Season 2 Episode 5: Following your joy with Courtney Cerruti

Courtney Cerruti is a maker extraordinaire and she makes something everyday!   We ask what a typical week for someone who works at Creative Bug, has an art practice, writes books, co-owns a retail space and teaches workshops looks like. She also talks about the challenges of building a brand when your passions cross a number of mediums and projects!    She also offers solid advice on deciding if something new is an opportunity or a distraction?   Visit Courtney’s website here and follow her on Instagram here. Follow Tara on Instagram here, and Jamie here. Learn more about becoming a THRIVE Member here!

32mins

11 Apr 2019

Rank #12

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Bonus: Artists and Money with Jessica Somers

Episode Notes/Resources:  Guest Jessica Somer's website! THRIVE Mastermind Special thanks to:  Marty and Laurie from Sonance Media. 

40mins

26 Mar 2018

Rank #13

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Season 2 Episode 12: Robots and getting into the studio with Joanne Hastie and Jen Clark

Jamie's guests are Joanne Hastie and Jen Clark! They are both THRIVE Members and Leaders and in this episode have a mini THRIVE Mastermind meeting together! You'll love this episode if you're interested in getting into the studio more, managing rejection and robots. Yes robots! Visit Joanne's website here and follow her on Instagram here. Visit Jen's website here and follow her on Instagram here. Follow Jamie on Instagram here! Learn more about becoming a THRIVE Member here!

54mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #14

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Ep 14: Reflection

To celebrate one year of podcasting and three years in business Jamie and Tara have a chat about the ups and downs of running a business. They share what they've struggled with, what they've learned and what they are excited about. They hope that this conversation inspires you in your businesses especially in those times when things get tough! Special thanks to: Marty and Laurie from Sonance Media. Follow THRIVE at: Follow us on Instagram, THRIVE's Facebook page, as well as our Female Artists Unite group! Jamie's Instagram | Website Tara's Instagram | Website

58mins

16 Aug 2018

Rank #15