i'm spotlighting a dear friend here in midway utah who has made one of the biggest impacts on myself and my family. i started seeing ZD back in 2008 in hopes of finding relief from allergies. at the time i was a mother of 3 kiddos 3 and under, my health had struggled for so long when it came to food and environmental allergies...and i had seriously tried ALL the things. over the years, ZD has not only helped me heal from these allergies, but she’s helped me dive deeper to see what emotional and mental struggles were affecting me as well.
some favorite shows at our house are “shark tank” & ”the profit”. do you watch shark tank? each segment starts out about the same...the owner ...
candy colored studio episode #64 - author melinda brown: EVE and ADAM discovering the beautiful balance
Meet my beautiful friend Melinda Brown, author of EVE and ADAM discovering the beautiful balance. We originally met at art shows as she and her family are avid art collectors. The more I got to know Mindy, the more I learned of the foundations and causes she supports that seek to protect and uplift women. One sweet afternoon she shared with me some of the precious gems she was researching for this book. It came at a time when I was struggling spiritually with so many unanswered questions. Our talk and the knowledge she shared with me that day has been an important part of my healing and understanding that I will always treasure. I have been anxiously waiting for her book to be published and am excited for each of you to have the opportunity a
what is the CANDYcolored club or the CANDYclub?! we’re a community of artists working together on our art biz each month. with a monthly topic, le...
5 reasons it’s important to make time to discover and develop your style:
- what is your intent
- copying can only get us so far
- be true to yourself
- it’s important to be different
- you’re committed for the long haul
one of the things i knew i should be doing for such a long time but wasn’t ready to fully commit was with my email newsletter. i know i’m not alone. when i finally did commit, i just couldn’t believe the results. so why do you need an email list?
my neighbor and friend Laura is making our life a bit sweeter with each bowl of GRANARLO granola. she & her sweet family started making granola to raise money for their son arlo to attend summer basketball camp. it became an annual tradition that soon needed to fill happy bellies more than once a year.
There are so many things that we apologize for as artists...but are these apologies for sharing our work on social media, sending emails, or just for our pricing...are they helping us or are they actually harming us and our art biz? In this episode, i’ll talk about 5 things i’ve caught myself apologizing for in my career...the crazy thing was realizing that i wasn’t the only one doing it and that i can improve my mindset and practice by recognizing those apologies and using it to improve my outlook and what i’m offering.
have you built a home before? this episode is all about building our quirky modern green concrete home. my husband carl and i had met in architecture school, so it was a big dream...he had just started his own landscape architecture firm, i was painting away, we had 3 littles and were in the middle of our miscarriage streak...but we wanted to build a home on a tight budget that could fit our growing family. when we found old homes we loved, they seemed to need too much to create the spaces we really wanted, so we started looking at empty lots, hired an architect and gave him our paper plans i’d been sketching for years. as with most home builds, we hit lots of roadblocks and learned so very invaluable lessons. we thrifted and salvaged sinks, doors, furniture, left out cabinetry, and phased the building so that we could keep our mortgage as low as possible. there are some unique things as well: a greenhouse attached to the kitchen, a couch and reading area in the kitchen, a bridge, storefront commercial windows, concrete and cork flooring, no AC, no traditional heat, a wood-burning stove, radiant heat, etc...and we’re still working on it all lol.
candy colored studio episode #56 - the campbell collective - amanda louise & marquin: business, friendship, and the intersection of their art and interior design journeys
could you be biz partners with one of your best friends? have you ever had an epic collaboration and wish it had turned into something more? meet the lovely ladies of the campbell collective: interior designer amanda louise and artist marquin campbell. these lovely ladies share their creative journeys, what it takes to come together professionally and as friends (boundaries, expectations, honesty, understanding), what they give up to follow their passions, their schooling journeys, advice for creatives just getting started, authentically navigating social media, how their young children fit into it all, their unsung hero husbands and more.
it’s quite surprising to look back at the past decade and see all that i’ve learned in my art business and career. in this episode, i’ll share 10 ...
candy colored studio episode #53 - chelle gunderson: celebrating the gifts & talents of each family member, working with galleries & paint every day
meet artist momma of 4 "little women": chelle gunderson of tennessee! this dear friend and i originally connected on instagram and then got to meet in person at the utah art market's 135 show. i recently commissioned her to do a floral for me and you'll hear us talk about it in this episode...spoiler, i'm totally in love! you'll also hear what she gives up to follow her dream and the art journey that took her there. chelle started working with galleries this past year and she shares advice and experiences there too. enjoy enjoy!