Hi, my name is Megan Kamper, and I am the creator of Thrive Living Art.
I named this business “Thrive” because that is my goal, to help people and plants thrive. To me, the word thrive represents quality of life, living beyond just trying to survive. When you are thriving you are able to appreciate life and the blessings you have, pursue your dreams, and use your gifts to help others. I believe that art using plants helps people thrive by adding beauty and creativity to their lives. I also think that it is a great way to share the amazingness of creation with everyone, no matter how much experience with plants they do or do not have.
This brings me to the second meaning of Thrive’s name: the plants. I want the art that you buy to continue to thrive in your care. I don’t want it to look great for a week or two, and then slowly go downhill, or, worst of all, die. Part of this is for myself because I want to know that the plants that used to be mine are in good hands. Mostly though, I want you to be able to enjoy your art! I recognize that many people don’t have experience caring for plants, or think that they have a “black thumb.” Personally, I think that the whole black thumb-green thumb thing is a myth. Yes, helping a plant thrive is easier for some people, and harder for others, but nobody is doomed from birth to be a plant killer. If you have the right information and are intentional about caring for your plant, you can keep it alive. This is why I make sure that the art I sell comes with organized and understandable information on how to take care of it. It is also why I set you up for success right from the beginning by creating art with the right kind of soil, pot, and spacing of plants, so you don’t have to worry about those things. You can find additional information about caring for your plant and what Thrive is up to in the blog section.
This business helps one more thing thrive: me! I love plants and art, and Thrive lets me spend more time doing what I love, and share it with others. Being a high school student (if you didn’t know that already, surprise!) I don’t have a ton of extra time. With Thrive, I can make money doing something that I genuinely want to do, instead of spending that time doing something like working at Pizza Hut, which would be incredibly boring, and less useful in the future. It also gives me more flexibility, so I can spend more time with my family and doing the other things that I like to do, such as reading, rock climbing, and playing the saxophone. So, although I would likely make more money working at Pizza Hut, I’m glad that I chose to do this instead.