〰️ E X P A N D : a collaboration between facilitators @coblou and @lucy.bryn.theriault - join us for a day of guided meditations, yoga, and art therapy to help you focus on GROWTH / REBIRTH/ and THE NEXT CHAPTER. snacks and refreshments are provided - just bring yourself and a toga mat ( and if you don’t have one we can help out!) 〰️ link in our bio!!!!
〰️ have you met jen baguss (@jenbaguss)? she’s the lovely human behind our most recent
L O N G H A N D article! she has a strong background in digital content writing, editing work and marketing. she’s also a die hard cyclist and a wonderful cat mum to three (kinda needy) felines. welcome her on board and stay tuned for more of her work!〰️
〰️ excited to add yet another talented individual to the roster! @jenbaguss has written a wonderful on her experiences : finding femininity when you don’t feel like you fit the mold. 〰️ link in bio 👆🏿👆🏾👆🏽👆🏼👆🏻
Had a great time at the CONNECT showcase!
Thank you to everyone that dropped by my booth last night😁
Thanks for inviting me and organizing this event @rawartistsottawa ! 🙏
I should be back on the photo series soon.
〰️ we’ve just opened G A L L E R Y! this first illustration has been submitted by the incredibly talented megan davis (@megj_davis) of @shop.nutmeg. she was inspired by the current feature on @rhubeknox. read more about megan - link in our profile! 〰️
〰️ founder @lucy.bryn.theriault recently had the pleasure of speaking with @nomadic_labs during their #impact30coffee initiative about Our Athena’s. head to their profile to read more of the interview! 〰️
〰️ alexa mazzarello (@alexamazzarello) is a no-nonsense photographer who approaches her work with a minimal technique. with an aesthetic focused on natural beauty alexa’s work is both fresh and honest. she was the perfect fit for our most recent feature of @rhubeknox. feeling blessed to have this talented individual on our team! 〰️ 📸 : @rachelpick
@tommybokeh started @godzspeedcommunications more than a decade ago from his mother’s basement as a young creative. Now he has a team of passionate people creating bold, meaningful, and influential designs in #Ottawa .
We’ve all been in that awkward place where we feel we are not quite experienced because we don’t have 20 or 30 years of experience, and we are also not as energized as our younger selves. The question for Thomas was, how did he get through that phase. He said, “I remember being at that place, it’s odd. To pull yourself out of that, you need three things: time, experience, and confidence.” #impact30coffee
2/2 “You are gonna be in this place for a certain amount of time. At some point, you are gonna gain a certain level of experience. At some point, you are gonna HAVE to have the confidence to leave that place. That’s a choice you make as an entrepreneur. I will learn from and be energized by young people and to be taught by the older. I will choose to use my time, my experience, and my confidence to influence something. That’s very exciting. I think I am just starting that phase.” #impact30coffee
3/3 “It’s very important for brands that do good to be Bold, Meaningful, and Influential, because what they are trying to do is to take their philosophy and ideology, then make it status-quo.” Thomas said, “The status-quo would not even listen if it is not bold, meaningful, and influential.” #impact30coffee
I feel a studio rearrange coming on!🤗 Changing up my space creates a new rhythm and stimulates my creative energies🤓 Do you move your furniture often, or have your found the best room setup, and plan to stick with it for the long run? 🛋
〰️ our next release is officially out! we are pleased to have rhube knox (@rhubeknox) a local spoken word poet featured as Ottawa’s next athena. fearless, brave and unique! head to our profile for the full feature, we can’t wait to share 〰️ 🎥 : @annasauve
〰️ rhube knox (@rhubeknox) is our next O.A. feature... you’re going to want to carve out some time to fully digest the goodness of her interview ... never ending inspiration and admiration coming your way 〰️
Charity water @charitywater is one of the good causes Phil personally makes donations to. He uses that as an example of where storytelling meets social impact. The moment that the first stream of water flows out of a new well in Africa is live-streamed for donors around the world to see the impact of their funds.
The stories told by Charity Water are captivating. These stories make people feel the excitement of participating in something larger than their own lives. Design is often undervalued or misunderstood as a purely aesthetic decision, but it makes a huge difference in the experience of “doing good“. #impact30coffee
Photo credit: the super talentes @chrissnowphoto
3/3 Strong, thoughtful design paired with well executed strategies will help charitable organizations cut through the noise. Through that, more people can be convinced to join the movement and create social impact.
Revisiting past work is interesting. It’s fun to see how your work has grown or changed, and sometimes the process of looking and learning inspires me to make something new🌞
Drift🌟 for sale, ready to hang original painting from 2016✨8”x10” acrylic on board
🌿That guessing game was so fun! Some of my favourite ideas (that I will likely use in future projects) included vegetables!
These bountiful succulents are the source of my current #workinprogress ink drawing🌞✨ for an ink drawing of your own, send me a direct message or click the link in my profile🤗
✨Sometimes I get caught in my own spiral of feeling like I need to, have to, must make a piece of art, but the pressure I put on myself stifles the creativity that is best when it comes naturally. Sometimes the solution is making something simple just for the sake of using my hands (like a friendship bracelet), a gentle nudge to awaken my creative spirit.🌼Find friends to make friendship bracelets with in your mid-twenties. A day with @emdare is always spiritually uplifting🌞
My arm is courtesy of the incredible @kaylieseaver. She is a master of botanicals and rad ladies located downtown @inkspotottawa😎
〰️ the @our.athenas team is pumped to be taking part in the #impact30coffee discussion this month. head over to @nomadic_labs and see how they’re leading the talk about cultivating social benefit through entrepreneurship, technology and design 〰️