THRIVE Favourites this month!

 Ron Swanson Quote

Favourite piece of wisdom

This piece of wisdom is a favourite of interior designer Amber Kingsnorth! Amber was a previous speaker at THRIVE TALKS and that is when she shared it with us. Sure Mr Swanson is really funny but there is great wisdom in these words. What are you half-assing unnecessarily? What instead should you whole ass? We encourage you to step off the hamster wheel of busyness and properly focus! You're more likely to achieve your desired results but more importantly you're more likely to enjoy life more if you're not a frantic mess. Makes sense right?

Favourites on Instagram

We love featuring artists we admire and who inspire on our Instagram account. This month we'd like to give extra special shout outs to-

@janicewuartist  Perfectly ordered and executed “Obsessive Compulsive Assortment” is so good on so many levels! Follow local Vancouver based artist Janice for more amazing work!

 @charlottekeates London based artist Charlotte Keates creates intriguing and surprisingly illusionary interiors inspired by the 1960’s and 70’s. Check it out and give her a follow!

@ohdecollage Who else can relate? This artwork by Nicola Kloosterman really sums up what it can sometimes feel like being an artist and running a business! Or is it just us? View her feed for more amazing work!

Want to be featured on the @thriveartstudio Instagram account? Use #thriveartstudio and we'll view your work!

Favourite Tool

Between your art practice, running your business and possibly a day job, family commitments and everything else who has time to read? This is where Audible can come in! Listen to audio books while you're in your studio, on your commute, while exercising or wherever else you desire. Being read to isn't just for kids and it's a great way to educate and enjoy yourself. 

Don't know where to start? Our THRIVE Mastermind ladies recommend - Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, Art & Fear by Ted Orland & David Bayles and The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer. 

Favourite Business Resources

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We don't normally plug THRIVE in our monthly favourites but we'd be doing you a disservice by not recommending you check out THRIVE Mastermind! We recently opened up more spots for September so if you are a female artist in the Vancouver area check it out and see if it is a good fit for you!