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!
The Unicorn is back!
Tara and Jamie wrap up Season 2 with Pennylane Shen! Pennylane is an artist consultant who runs Dazed and Confucius and was a big hit the last time she was on the podcast. During this episode they each share things they have learned from working with so many artists including some pet peeves and how to combat common artist blocks. There are sure to be some useful tips and tricks!
Season 2 Episode 20: Catsquatch Powersuits with Shyama Golden
Today we talk with Shyama Golden! She talks about managing self doubt, prepping for her upcoming show and some fun projects including creating a Catsquatch Powersuit. That last one will make sense when you listen to the episode!
Staying the course and the importance of stretching with Twyla Exner
Listen in for a mini THRIVE Mastermind meeting with THRIVE Leader Twyla Exner! In this episode we cover a lot of things including the physical toll of art making, pricing work for studio sales and what to do when you're asking yourself "what is the point?" Also there is more talk of barnacles!
Barnacles, Golden Eggs and Gallery Dating with Susannah Montague
Ceramic sculpture is a labour intensive process with a lot of room for things to go wrong! In this episode with ceramic sculptor Susannah Montague we talk about dealing with the ups and downs of an art career, shipping, gallery "dating" and staying true to your path and your work.
Follow Susannah on Instagram here and check out her website here.
Follow Tara on Instagram here, and Jamie here.
Learn more about becoming a THRIVE Member here!
Just Ask with Curator Lolita Cros
This episode with independent curator Lolita Cros offers great insights into how curators think and what they do! Listen in for great advice for artists looking to be noticed by curators and for tips on finding your way in the competitive art world. We also talk about the power of just going for it!
Felting and saying no... all at the same time with Bambi Edlund
Listen in for a mini THRIVE Mastermind meeting with Bambi Edlund! Bambi is a needle felter, stop-motion animator, illustrator and also a member of the THRIVE Leadership Team. In this meeting we cover a lot of things including studio sales, time management and following your creative passions.
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My Thrive Tribe
This podcast has become a big part of my art support system... I am continually learning really valuable tools and practices from listening to Tara, Jamie and their guests. It also has been a godsend to realize that I am not alone in my struggles and challenges as I develop my art practice and begin to sell my work. I am not yet a member of their mastermind, but it is now one of my goals for 2020. Thank you ladies!
Get on with it
I’m 14 mins into the only episode I’ve ever listened to. I’m hearing you talk about business and repeating the same thing over and over. Can you catch up with one another before you begin recording?
An absolute MUST Listen to podcasts for artist!
This podcast is a wealth of knowledge & motivation. After listen to the first few episodes of season 1, I was hooked. The Thrive Art ladies and their guests are so inspirational & really know what they are talking about. The hosts are welcoming and funny. (Sometimes this is rare in art)
Bottom line: If you’re an artist... listen to the podcast... you’ll be making more art in no time. :)