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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 studio podcast episode #161 - under promise, over deliver, & some unexpected results

eiffel tower spring painting katrina berg thick paint

eiffel tower painting paris contemporary art katrina berg french series

in our personal lives, as well as in our careers, it’s easy for many of us “people pleasers” lol to feel that happiness & success only come from giving our all and even more often -- way more than what is expected or anticipated. don’t get me wrong, it served me well in so many situations -- but the expectations started to weigh on me and the only way i could feel less anxiety, depression & stress was for me to let go of it all, reevaluate, and make a new plan. let’s look at 5 examples of how the principle of under promise & overdeliver can make a great difference in our lives and the lives of those we love and associate with along our journey.

candy colored studio podcast episode #160 - where homework, mustard seeds & seeking truth collide

candy colored studio podcast episode #160 - where homework, mustard seeds & seeking truth collide

barn artist katrina berg midway utah candy colored studio

how do you go from mere busywork to something more substantial and sustaining in learning? how do we know that something is true when there are so many sources asking for our attention? it’s back to school season and many of us inside & outside of the classroom are pursuing truth. we’ll chat about possible good, better, and best when it comes to learning for our children as well as for ourselves. 

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 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.

 

episode #154 - julianne donaldson: author of edenbrooke, blackmoore & newly released: “come, sweet day”

julianne donaldson regency retreats

have you read blackmoore or edenbrooke?! whether you have, or will want to very soon, this episode is sure to bring back wanderlust as award-winning author julianne donaldson takes you through her process writing the novels & traveling for her research. she has a brand new book, “come, sweet day”, out that is so different from her romance novels and ever so timely -- julianne used her gift over the last few years in new ways to help she and her kids get through some incredibly hard times together. the result from this labor is a beyond-beautiful collection of short stories and poems that effortlessly flow together, gently offering hope and comfort at a time when many of us need just that. sections include: my wilderness, grace, light, home, & mercy. julianne reads a couple pieces during our interview...oh they are wonderful! one that i absolutely love is on pages 80 & 81: all about the journey to our own promised land. on pages 42 & 43 is another i adore about winter, birds, and hope...it’s lovely. keep an eye out for julianne’s 6 week creative writing course coming in the fall, as well as her regency retreat in september that will be a weekend to never forget as you step back in time and join the pages of julianne’s romance novels...it’s going to be unforgettable!

candy colored studio podcast episode #152 - how do they do it with just one thing, and how do i get there?!

heavenly mother lds art katrina berg midway utah

heavenly mother painting lds katrina berg midway utah candy colored studio

how often do we look at others and think that they only have to put their time and energy into one thing to be successful? what is really happening behind the scenes and how do you get there? just some simple ideas to consider in your very personal art journey or creative business career. you've got this!

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 #144 - universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part ii)

as long as you're living painting katrina berg candy colored studio

"as long as you're living" 4x4 oil on wood, named after the song by cyrille aimée

in this second part of the series, we’ll consider ways to live the united order now and explore more ideas to do with learning for ourselves about these topics. we’ll discuss more about marion g. romney’s talk on the differences between socialism and the united order. also, experiences with riots & political unrest as well as propaganda, critical thinking -- learning how to think for ourselves instead of merely thinking the way someone else suggests. next week you’ll hear a special interview with guest and dear friend: julia lowe. can’t wait!

candy colored studio podcast #140 - angels among us

candy colored studio podcast #140 - angels among us
over the past year, more than ever it has felt like the media & outside forces are trying to convince us that we're alone, everyone is out to get us and that we're on polar sides from all we know and meet. i've been looking for angels and forces of good around us that perhaps we may not see...giving love, strength and comfort. but i'm also seeing angels among us and visible...neighbors and friends doing seemingly small things (some big too)...making a difference in our neck of the woods. meet my neighbors on paradise lane: do they help you see angels around you too?

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!
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