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candy colored studio podcast episode #173 - christmas edition: children's books

best christmas holiday books for kids family

best christmas holiday books for kids family

one of my favorite things during the holidays is to ready holiday books with our kiddos. for many years, i gave a book to each kiddo during christmas. we keep them in a very accessible place during the season and read them constantly…most years, well into the next year. in this episode i’ll share some of our favorite books from our collection. you’ll find links to each book.

candy colored studio podcast episode 167: mary brickey - final days of the certain women show & catching up with mary

candy colored studio podcast episode 167: mary brickey - final days of the certain women show & catching up with mary
catching up with mary was such a treat. it reminded me how important it is to not just celebrate all the good in each other's projects and lives, but also to honestly share about the challenges we’re facing and what they’re teaching us too. thank you mary for sharing so much of your heart. and for giving us a peek behind the scenes of your incredible journey curating this third certain women art show about our heavenly mother. in this episode you’ll hear mary share about her piece and many other pieces in the show. 

candy colored studio podcast #166 - nicole woodbury & the latest certain women art show featuring our heavenly mother

nicole woodbury lds artist utah certain women art show heavenly mother
the lovely nicole woodbury returns to the podcast to share about the latest certain women show in salt lake. she gives an update on the show events and the upcoming catalog soon to debut with all the artwork and artist statements. she also updates us on all she’s been up to the past couple years: baby #4, new series, a big show, moving, and of course, expanding the certain women art show. you’ll hear about her certain women piece as well as 11 other artist works. watch the youtube version to see all of her latest pieces and those highlighted in the show. enjoy!

candy colored studio podcast episode 165 - tracy ann holmes: ceramics, watercolors, pencil & her certain woman piece about heavenly mother

candy colored studio podcast episode 165 - tracy ann holmes: ceramics, watercolors, pencil & her certain woman piece about heavenly mother
oh do we have a gift for you today! tracy ann holmes is a ceramic, watercolor, pencil artist living in tucson, arizona...sharing her heart and creative journey throughout this episode. her ceramic work is a gift from her soul -- full of love, light, and all the support that we women need most. hear all about her incredible heavenly mother piece in the certain women art show. she also shares about five other pieces in the show. enjoy the audio or the video version where she gives lots of great advice for women, mothers, artists and creatives wanting to do more. enjoy!

candy colored studio podcast episode #162 - being a prepper in life and business

prepping for business and life katrina berg candy colored studio
do you consider yourself a prepper? i don’t consider myself a “serious” prepper, but i have facets of my personal life as well as in my business where i prefer to feel prepared. it’s always a work in progress, i’m always learning new things. i’ve had some disasters-of-a-sort in both areas of my life and it’s taught me so much. and how about you? when the pandemic hit, in what areas of your life did you feel prepared and what did you find needed improvement? and now, 18 months later -- are you still learning and prepping like me?!

candy colored podcast episode #159 - universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part vi)

sacred grove oil painting lds art katrina berg artist midway utah

angel art oil painting katrina berg midway utah

part six of this series on choice! maybe, like me, you’re looking around lately and seeing that as well-intended as most of it is -- there seems to be choices being made “for our good” at school, in our activities, at work, in our neighborhoods, communities, in our families, and even at church. while i’m truly grateful that so many have our best in mind, i do believe that there is a very fine line between supporting, inviting, encouraging, & guiding...AND the other side, which can be choosing, dictating, controlling, demanding and manipulating. let’s consider some of the places and ways that these are happening and find the best way to navigate it all for us individually and within our families.

candy colored studio podcast ep. 158 - the happiest broken record of marketing

beljar heber city desiree ashworth design original oil paintings

do you ever worry about sharing too much or too often? what about with a big event? have you ever been so sad you missed something because you got behind on your email or social media? it's the worst feeling to realize you didn't hear about something you'd really liked to have attended until after the event. here are some ways to embrace the happy broken record and serve others in the process.

candy colored studio podcast episode #157: marissa huber & heather kirtland of carve out time for art - community, book & new podcast!

marissa huber heather kirtland carve out time for art podcast book community

the motherhood of art book by marissa huber & heather kirtland of carve out time for art

several years ago, marissa & heather combined forces to support mother artists & create a much-needed community on instagram. artists themselves, they were learning how to set aside tradition or opinions of others, and go after their own creative pursuits while being working mothers. soo many conversations and uplifting love shared between creative caregivers, artist takeovers, interviews, and hashtag challenges. (they even created a global directory on their website: carveouttimeforart.com) last year, their book, the motherhood of art hit bookshelves, continuing the support and conversation. most recently, they have started a patreon podcast called the creative instigators! enjoy this extra sweet conversation full of all the raw realness of mother artists, art journeys, boundaries, knowing yourself, an important litmus question, prioritizing, furthering your art through education, goals, passions, going for it...thunderstorms...and so much more. enjoy, enjoy! (make sure to enter the giveaway)

candy colored studio podcast episode #156: latest framed mini circle collection & 12 happy thoughts

framed mini custom circle oil painting katrina berg candy colored studio

framed custom mini circle oil paintings by artist katrina berg of the candy colored studio

sharing twelve happy thoughts that have been lifting my spirits these past few months. also, info about my latest framed mini circle collection. you can make suggestions of colors or subjects you’d like to see in my series, or better yet: collaborate with me to create your own custom circle mini.

 

candy colored studio podcast episode #151 - time usage & how to keeping going when feeling discouraged

candy colored studio podcast episode #151 - time usage & how to keeping going when feeling discouraged

do you ever stress about your time usage and just plain feeling overwhelmed? maybe you’ve even considered giving up on your passion because life is just so heavy?! but then you realize that you won’t find happiness if you quit. you know deep inside that you have a superpower --- something that you can give to others...a very simple or specific way to bring light or beauty or love, support and kindness. well we need you! Here are some ideas that have helped me and i hope that your heart will tell you even more ideas as you listen.

my mother’s day collection at la petite maison antiques in draper utah is available! 8 pieces, some hummingbirds and fairy wren to represent mothering our small flocks, also some florals that will never wilt and local mapstacts to mark special spots. named after favorite french songs and singers...a couple from enzo enzo’s album about a mother’s songs. (“chansons d’une maman”)

 

candy colored podcast episode #145 - being a mother artist & constantly seeking flow

katrina berg mother artist midway utah candy colored studio

being a mother artist, like most passions and paths, is not for the faint of heart. it requires time, commitment, focus, humility, change, invention and reinvention, and help from others. our CANDYclub has been discussing workflow and systems in our studio and homes. we’re hoping to find new solutions to add and strategies that will help us refine our flow. one of our club members who i love and admire admitted that she’s intimidated with the idea of being both an artist and mother. what an honest and familiar thought. i think very few of us feel like we are balancing both beautifully...but i do believe we know deep in our hearts that it’s worth the work to enjoy this parallel journey mothering and creating.

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