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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 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 #157: marissa huber & heather kirtland of carve out time for art - community, book & new podcast!

marissa huber heather kirtland carve out time for art podcast book community

the motherhood of art book by marissa huber & heather kirtland of carve out time for art

several years ago, marissa & heather combined forces to support mother artists & create a much-needed community on instagram. artists themselves, they were learning how to set aside tradition or opinions of others, and go after their own creative pursuits while being working mothers. soo many conversations and uplifting love shared between creative caregivers, artist takeovers, interviews, and hashtag challenges. (they even created a global directory on their website: carveouttimeforart.com) last year, their book, the motherhood of art hit bookshelves, continuing the support and conversation. most recently, they have started a patreon podcast called the creative instigators! enjoy this extra sweet conversation full of all the raw realness of mother artists, art journeys, boundaries, knowing yourself, an important litmus question, prioritizing, furthering your art through education, goals, passions, going for it...thunderstorms...and so much more. enjoy, enjoy! (make sure to enter the giveaway)

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 #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 #130 - SWEETlady: annie blake

artist katrina berg harvest moon oil painting
one of the things i struggle with most as an artist, is expressing verbally how i feel; why i create what i create. this is not the case for my dear friend annie blake. her words and art come together, support one another, lift & enlighten all who hear and see them...rare gifts indeed. for the past 7 years, annie has shared her gifts via her “november challenge”. different themes and different subjects, but november has been something i look forward to all year. this year, while she fights stage 4 pancreatic cancer, friends & collectors are sharing to keep the tradition going. 

candy colored studio podcast episode #128 - podcast 2nd anniversary & 5 political thoughts

candy colored studio podcast episode #128 - podcast 2nd anniversary & 5 political thoughts
it’s been 2 years that i’ve been podcasting and i’d like to invite you to celebrate with me! i’m doing a giveaway of sorts...i have some special treats to send the first 10 people who rate and review the “candy colored studio” in apple podcasts (link in the show notes). just send me a screenshot of your review to k@katrinaberg.com and i’ll show you your choices. i’m also sharing 5 honest political thoughts i’ve been having recently that i’ll share in the episode (and yes, talking openly about my political thoughts is not comfortable nor is it normal lol). you’re loved!

candy colored studio podcast episode #126 - sweet lady: anneclaire berg

candy colored studio podcast episode #126 - sweet lady: anneclaire berg
it seems trite to say that it’s a joy to have a daughter, but it really is. i’m so grateful to take this wild journey of life alongside anneclaire. full of grace and gumption, she’s taught me so much! i’m so happy to celebrate her 14th year and love on her today. if you’re interested in some of her weekly cookie treats, visit @sweettreatsbyanneclaire or email me and we’ll get you on her list. (and yes, she started shipping recently).

candy colored studio podcast episode #125 - melissa robel of pads4refugees and melissa’s art studio

candy colored studio podcast episode #125 - melissa robel of pads4refugees and melissa’s art studio
at a time when we as a human family are facing covid challenges, it’s easy to see that others are also struggling. some are easily seen and it’s often easy to help. others yet, are less seen, less heard...we want to ease their suffering and and yet, we’re not sure exactly how to make that happen. meet my artist friend melissa robel. melissa is is not only lifting the world through her art, but she’s also the brains behind pads4refugees, a non-profit helping women and girls in refugee camps. hear about melissa’s unique education journey of art and law school(s!)...as well as her time in a yazidi refugee camp in greece. learn how melissa has used these experiences and connections to ease the burdens and challenges of the women and girls in the camps and find out how you can also help. 

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. 
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