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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!

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. 
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