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candy colored studio episode #104 - 10 things that are easing my panic attacks, anxiety, & depression

candy colored studio episode #104 - 10 things that are easing my panic attacks, anxiety, & depression

during “stay at home” i’ve noticed that hard things in my life and the lives of those i love and care about have amplified and caused quite a bit of havoc. sometimes it’s nice to know that you’re not the only one facing anxiety, depression, or panic attacks. if you’ve been facing any of these, or have family members or friends that have experienced this great discomfort, here are some things that have helped me personally... 

  1. boundaries
  2. saying no more than yes
  3. minimizing my responsibilities 
  4. embracing the imperfect and more importantly, the process of becoming
  5. sleep and rest 
  6. walking/biking/dancing/moving
  7. food - being intune with our body’s needs
  8. meditation
  9. alone time 
  10. sunshine

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

candy colored studio 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 #102 - art interview: polly jones

candy colored studio episode #102 - art interview: polly jones
meet polly jones! a still life and landscape painter bringing joy, peace, and life to all who meet her and enjoy her work. whimsy, colorful piece...

candy colored studio episode #101 - SWEETlady: brenda child

candy colored studio episode #101 - SWEETlady: brenda child
when we built our house on paradise lane, we had no idea how much of a refuge this lil’ street and neighborhood would become for our family. We started bonding with the neighbors as several of us were working in our yards that first summer...we quickly fell in love with brenda child (our neighbor across the street). brenda is one of those uniquely gifted souls that consist of equal parts talent, gumption & determination. there is no project too big or complicated for her...she is a problem solver through and through and does it with a huge smile and dose of finesse.

candy colored studio episode #100 - 5 things I’m learning & relearning during quarantine

candy colored studio episode #100 - 5 things I’m learning & relearning during quarantine

5 things I’m learning & relearning during quarantine 

  1. we need each other 
  2. change is good 
  3. taking turns being in charge
  4. talking about hard things is vital
  5. i’ve got a long way to go {it’s a marathon, not a sprint}

candy colored studio episode #99 - SWEETlady: julee berg

candy colored studio episode #99 - SWEETlady: julee berg
being a mother of 7, widow, and caretaker to several grands, my mother in law exemplifies selflessness every day. she loves her family, her garden...

candy colored studio episode #98 - art biz: linktree vs amped up website

candy colored studio episode #98 - art biz: linktree vs amped up website
when i first started seeing linktree used on instagram i thought, oh this is interesting...instead of one link you can list several! I should try it out. but soon i realized it wasn’t for me. here are 5 reasons to avoid using your one instagram link as a linktree landing page.

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 #96 - AAUW utah women artists exhibition: celebrating women vibrant and equal 2020

candy colored studio episode #96 - AAUW utah women artists exhibition: celebrating women vibrant and equal 2020
four years ago, i applied online to the aauw women artists exhibition...you can imagine my excitement when i found out my landscape had been accepted into the show. as i sat in the opening and awards ceremony, i was overcome with feelings of validation and support as i listened to members of the local chapter who so graciously put on this labor of love to the community...their experiences as well as those of each trustee family member, who share about a woman relative who has lifted our art community...whose legacy was now supporting our current and future art community.

candy colored studio episode #95 - SWEETlady: laura miller-johnson

candy colored studio episode #95 - SWEETlady: laura miller-johnson
sweet lady laura first impressed me with her unabashed sense of style and gift as a designer. as we adventured in italy rooming together while studying abroad, i learned and watched as she designed with a 6th sense in 3rd & 4th dimensions. Her authentic soul and raw honesty is such a breath of fresh air and still find myself in awe of her bravery. The sky was never the limit with laura and she exemplifies that in her design as a landscape architect, being a woman, mother, wife, and pursuing her dreams professionally and personally. love you so laura miller-johnson!

candy colored studio episode #94 - allowing for potential

candy colored studio episode #94 - allowing for potential
not long ago, i was driving my oldest to an early-morning practice. it was dark out and we had a good chat those few minutes to the high school. after he got out, i had a wave of emotions flow over me and i drove the way home crying. parenting is so hard, humbling and each sweet soul needs something completely different -- but one thing is for sure...we all have infinite potential and need to have room to reach it. i’ll share a few very personal experiences in this episode as well as one that happened recently in our community. i also share background on my latest painting i’m working on that is 40x60”.

candy colored studio episode #93 - SWEETlady: janelle baugh willis

candy colored studio episode #93 - SWEETlady: janelle baugh willis
for 3 years i had one of the best roommates that became a lifelong friend...it all happened by coincidence you could say...but i don’t believe in coincidences and am so grateful for sweet lady janelle in my life. always hardworking and willing to get dirty, janelle has no fear...she’s willing and ready to try all the things when it comes to work, adventure, travel, motherhood, friendship, style, and more. her persistence, optimism, and kindness are some of the things i admire most. she’s an amazing mother and friend. sure love you my indigo-magenta!
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