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candy color studio podcast episode #19 - why i create: stories of abuse & the desire to create safe places for others; sweetness amidst the dark & hard

candy color studio podcast episode #19 - why i create: stories of abuse & the desire to create safe places for others; sweetness amidst the dark & hard
i know too well that life isn't always jolly. soo many hard things in my life have left a desire to create safe environments, places where burdens can be lifted and comfort can be found. hear about one specific experience i encountered, as well as some recent experiences with collectors and my artwork.

i speak candidly, and in a very raw way about some of the abusive things that i have experienced in life, how these hard things have shaped my outlook and desire to make places of safety for my family, loved ones, friends, and collectors. i also speak about my lifelong quest and desire to embrace the good, the beautiful, and the divine.

95th spring salon at springville museum of fine art, katrina's piece "le premier bonheur du temps" participating

95th spring salon at springville museum of fine art, katrina's piece "le premier bonheur du temps" participating
my husband, 5 kiddos, & i just returned from a month together in france. the charming farmhouse we rented sat amidst the rolling hills & farms of the garonne region. as we spent time with the locals: playing at the parks, attending the tiny branch at church, getting to know our hosts, and having new friends over for dinner...our family began to taste the “bonheur” or happiness the french describe: not a fleeting moment of pleasure, but the sustained state of being that connects these moments intensifying the overall experience. truly, it's something that is cultivated, curated, and savored.

candy colored studio podcast episode 16: art making questions answered part i

candy colored studio podcast episode 16: art making questions answered part i
candy colored studio podcast episode 16: answering art making questions. resources for artists, books, podcasts, consultant, etc.

candy colored studio podcast episode 13: our family's first week in france

candy colored studio podcast episode 13: our family's first week in france
candy colored studio podcast episode 13. katrina, carl & their kiddos have been saving over the past year to take an adventure together in france. they start in paris and experience all the highs & lows of traveling abroad with 5 kiddos.

podcast episode 7: Julie Olson, author & illustrator & katrina berg, talk all about agents, book conferences, perseverance & instagram tips

podcast episode 7: Julie Olson, author & illustrator & katrina berg, talk all about agents, book conferences, perseverance & instagram tips

Julie Olson, author & illustrator of children's books visits the candy colored studio and shares all about getting an agent, local and international illustrator/author conferences, perseverance in pursuit of the passion, what she "gives up" to pursue her passions, & asks Katrina to share instagram marketing & planning tips.

the candy colored studio podcast episode 4: what I give up to paint!

the candy colored studio podcast episode 4: what I give up to paint!

"How do you do it all?!" I don't lol! There are so many things we have to give up each day to pursue our passions...we all have to make tough choices. No plan is perfect and there is not a one-fits-all solution either. Katrina shares some of the things she gives up as well as things other artist besties Cristall Harper and Claire Tollstrup give up to find time to paint. 

#paintingbeynac france trip 2018

#paintingbeynac france trip 2018
Katrina & some friends spent a week in the French Countryside painting. Hear about the trip, as well as local and online sales where the french paintings will debut.