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candy colored studio podcast episode #138 - finding peace & comfort while grieving all the things

candy colored studio podcast episode #138 - finding peace & comfort while grieving all the things
today, i mourn with you dear friend...your personal losses in 2020 that seem to be rolling over into 2021...the losses of your family and loved ones. truly, we all grieve in different ways, and each personal loss can even require a different path to healing. may you find comfort, and the strength to follow your heart...whether it’s to stay quiet, to move slowly, or to face the challenges straight on. may you find the best ways to grieve and move forward, that will ultimately bring you the most peace and comfort along your way.

candy colored studio podcast episode #137 - amanda herring of la petite maison antiques

candy colored studio podcast episode #137 - amanda herring of la petite maison antiques
a huge highlight of 2020 for me, was getting to know and work with the dynamic duo of amanda & scott herring of la petite maison antiques in draper, utah . soo much laughter, joy, and all things french {bien sûr}! there are so many moments where a message from amanda simply made my day. amanda and i sat down and chatted about her incredible journey in design, antiquing, entrepreneurship, working with a team & your family, supporting small businesses, collaborating and of course --- all things french. there are so many nuggets of wisdom hidden throughout and at the end we do a lightning round Q&A all en francais (sorry it cuts out a bit at the end...still learning lol)! enjoy, enjoy! click the spotify playlist below to listen to the songs that inspired the titles of all my paintings at la petite maison!

candy colored studio podcast episode #132 - lori siebert & kenzie elston

candy colored studio podcast episode #132 - lori siebert & kenzie elston
have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with your parents and love it? to have a mother-daughter relationship where you know what the other is thinking & even finish each other's sentence? meet lori & kenzie...they live in different states but only 20 minutes away and work together on all sorts of creative projects. these range from doing graphic design for clients, product design for others, setting up local art retreats and some as far away as in the south of france near toulouse. they've recently begun offering online courses and are ever learning, sharing and enjoying other creatives. this episode is full of love, advice, and so much goodness from these lovely ladies. enjoy!

candy colored studio podcast episode #124 - melody newey johnson: nurse, poet & her manuscript: “an imperfect roundness”

an imperfect roundness by poet and nurse melody newey johnson
melody newey johnson and i first met at art & soup a couple years ago. What fun when we realized she and her husband would be building a home in midway...just down the street from our home! we stayed in touch and i’ve loved getting to know she and her family through instagram. she came to visit my studio one day and we chatted about her poetry collection a painting celebrating “an imperfect roundness”, and had the most wonderful deep chat about so many other things. you’ll not only hear about this beautiful collection, but you’ll get to hear melody read to you several of the poems. to say it was the loveliest fireside chat i’ve experienced is an understatement. 

candy colored studio podcast episode #103 - SWEETlady: amy ashworth of perfectly paisley design

candy colored studio podcast episode #103 - SWEETlady: amy ashworth of perfectly paisley design
SWEETlady amy ashworth and i met thanks to two of her sisters-in-law: desiree ashworth & emily adamson and the beehive bazaar (a local etsy-like market). in so many ways, her support of my art and creative pursuit have bolstered me when i needed it most. she is not only an amazing interior designer, but she has gifts in simplifying spaces and life. amy is an amazing & loyal friend and a fierce protector of her family and friends. she lives a brave, authentic life and is not afraid to be herself...not afraid of what others think of her...and because of her gumption, brings so much love and light to all who know and meet her. 

candy colored studio episode #97 - SWEETlady: katherine bradway berg

candy colored studio episode #97 - SWEETlady: katherine bradway berg
katherine is one of the bravest and brightest women i know. she’s faced hard things, but it doesn’t stop her from reaching her goals and helping her kiddos to reach theirs as well. she’s always up for an adventure and i’m so grateful for the time we were able to spend together last summer! katherine you’re loved and i’m honored to be your sister and friend!

candy colored studio episode #91 - SWEETlady: tracy bjork

what do potato chips, the cleaning fairy, painting nails, and the cutest nose all have in common? they are some distinct things i think about when i think about my darling roommate tracy. learn about this extremely patient, selfless SWEETlady.

candy colored studio episode #81 - SWEETlady: amy poole devaney

candy colored studio episode #81 - SWEETlady: amy poole devaney
do you have a longtime friend, childhood or even from your college days...who taught you so much about friendship, patience, selflessness and more?! that's my freshman and college roommate amy poole devaney. amos (as we called her) was so much fun, she has the very best laugh and we had some wild times together. she is one of my favorite parts of my college days. 

candy colored studio episode #77 - SWEETlady: tonya vistaunet of a happy vista

candy colored studio episode #77 - SWEETlady: tonya vistaunet of a happy vista
I nominate Tonya Vistaunet! She is love in motion!” nominated by ann hartshorn of new vision art (episode 62)...this sweet lady is near and dear to my heart. tonya is always spreading goodness with her colorful art and personal projects. hear about a couple of these personal projects...one that is currently going on instagram #tonyascreativityproject.

candy colored studio episode #76 - svitlana martynjuk of all she makes

candy colored studio episode #76 - svitlana martynjuk of all she makes
not long ago, one of my paintings was tagged and shared on the loveliest of ig feeds, All She Makes. i was immediately intrigued as i scrolled thr...

candy colored studio episode #75 - SWEETlady: naomi watkins of better days 2020

candy colored studio episode #75 - SWEETlady: naomi watkins of better days 2020
meet sweet lady naomi watkins, author, educator, community supporter, advocate for women, adventurer and lover of the outdoors. as the director of education at better days 2020, she has been a part of a great movement of learning, curriculum, has co-authored the book champions for change, and is constantly trying to find ways to support latter-day saint women seeking to follow their passions & share their gifts in their careers.

candy colored studio episode #74 - the story behind the painting "feeling good" headed to cns cares' "art & soup": a virtual art show & fundraiser

"feeling good" floral oil painting by katrina berg
this episode is all about my oil painting, "feeling good" named after the song nina simone. listen to the song, hear about the symbols & meaning in the piece. this piece is headed to "art & soup", the annual fundraiser for cns cares. Join their virtual show wednesday march 25th to sunday march 29th and help raise money for homehealth and hospice for uninsured and underinsured patients.
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