it's always a treat to be with brooke and her amazing studio 5 team! here's a link to the segment on ksl's website
artist friends i shared about:
nancy andruk olson
ig for paint: @brighterdaypigments
go see my solo show "signs & symbols of spring" at alpine art & frame until friday june 30th!
candy colored studio podcast episode #193: the bennett prize, 7 ways to survive summer with kids as a professional artist, & a UFO red pill
hear about a great opportunity for female figurative artists as jessica libor of “the inspired painter” podcast interviews the collectors, curators & creators of “the bennett art collection” and “bennett prize”: dr. elaine melotti schmidt & steven alan bennett. I’ll also be sharing 7 things i’ll be doing to make the trasition to summer with our family of 7 a bit smoother. being a mother artist is probably hardest for me in the summer time, but here are some things i’ve learned to adapt over the years. finally, the red pill you’ve been waiting for lol…no seriously, after last week’s episode i thought, oh they will think i’ve officially lost it and the next red pill will be about ufos…and then i saw that there was a senate committee hearing on just that yester day…so i listened and here are some of my thoughts. much love to you and best wishes as you prepare for summer!!!
candy colored studio podcast episode #192 - benefits of visiting art events for artists & could the roe v wade abortion uproar be a false flag?
candy colored studio podcast episode # 191: website tips for artists, the power of commissions & a dr. zev zelenko red pill
see this painting in person at beljar home at 345 gateway dr, suite 100 heber city @beljarhome
do artists need a website and if so, what should they consider when building it or refreshing its content? this week’s episode has tips for artist websites that will elevate your current or future site. our fourth episode in a mini series on commissions is all about the power that comes as we accept commissions. there are so many unexpected bonuses that have further developed my style, confidence & helped me try new subjects & series. see and hear about recent specific examples. finally, a dr. zev zelenko red pill about our current situation, divine intervention and hope for the future. enjoy!
what are your favorite christmas albums of your childhood or throughout your life? in this episode i’ll share some of my favorites albums, songs and i’ll even play a couple clips. i’ll share some new songs that just came out and some brand new christmas albums too. “the chosen” had an incredible christmas special last year and this year we went to the theater to enjoy it and their new episode “the messengers”. so much symbolism and new nativity truths to discover and enjoy. merry merry to you and your loved ones!
I believe that the 2 Plans that were presented in the Great Council of Heaven, are still in effect (God’s Plan and Lucifer’s Plan). I believe that a large portion of Satan’s Plan is to stop our brothers and sisters from having an earthly experience. I believe he uses infertility to achieve his plan. Like many, I have suffered much because of infertility. So has my family. While I do believe it has and continues to help me become my best self, I do not believe that God caused my infertility. I believe God allowed environmental factors (some of my own choosing and others not of my choosing) to cause my infertility. I also believe that these environmental factors were not of God but of Satan. I believe that their design and methods of delivery also did not come from God, but that they were introduced to men and women by Satan.
candy colored studio episode #71 - 10 ways to thrive instead of simply surviving the wake of the coronavirus
with all the corona-craziness...events everywhere are being cancelled, kids are coming home from school, fear is in the air, and it seems like things will never be normal again...
despite it all here are 10 ways we can thrive instead of merely surviving...you've got this!!!
Come join us on Midway Town Square Friday August 30th and Saturday August 31st from 8 am to 8 pm!
You'll find me in the same spot as last year B47 (just North of the pavillion)...I'll be wearing a dirndl and one of my artful skirts...oh & braids...can't forget the swiss braids!
I'll have candy colored originals huge to tiny, clothing, purses, scarves, tablecloths, cloth napkins and tea towells (brand new!), prints, notecards, and huge hugs for all!
Looking forward to it! Much love to all!
1. Where to park? - Park at one of the lots and take the shuttle into the square.
2. When to come? - To avoid the majority of the crowds, heat, and strollers lol, come late afternoon or early evening.
3. What to expect? - All sorts of local handmade good and crafts. It's the biggest etsy-like fair in Utah. Local music & entertainment all weekend long (Swiss Miss Royalty performances too). Food! Oh the food! Come prepared for the biggest scones ever, swiss bratzeli cookies, sauerkraut & brats, ice cream & pie, all kinds of baked goods, etc. There is a funhouse area for the kids, and on Saturday morning: a 10K run and parade on Main Street.
4. Participate!? - If you're local, our familiy's favorite thing about Swiss Days is volunteering in the food booths (and our teens/tweens also get to help with garbage duty this year...sounds dirty but it's the coveted volunteer job in their mind!). If you and/or your kids are interested, look for the volunteer tent by the Northeast corner of the Townhall and come join in the fun!
How to commission an original piece of artwork? It's no longer as hard as you think! What fun it was to share commission stories, ideas and suggestions for your first (or next) commission experience on Studio 5 in Salt Lake City! Thank you Brooke Walker and Stephanie Bryson for helping me "pull back the curtain" on obtaining a custom original painting! (Listen to episode 28 of my candy colored studio podcast to hear what my daughter thought about her backstage experience)
So what is a commission?! Anything specifically created with you in mind? Do all artists do commissions? No, but feel free to ask your favorite artists if they are interested and learn about their process.
Do I like doing commissions?! YES! Sometimes they get complicated of course, but it's always a valuable learning experience for me to figure out how to serve you better and make your visions become a reality! Some of my favorite painting series (bees, birds, etc.) have come from doing commmissions!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my commission page to start one of your own!
11th international art competition: "meditations on belief" at the church history museum (temple square)
Every 3 years, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints invites artists to submit artwork for a competition. It's a beautiful show and it was a treat to go with my parents, brother, and our lil' family to visit the exhibit and see my painting that was juried into the show. "Welcome Children to the Garden" is 30x30" oil on wood, and has a beautiful custom frame created by craftsman and artist Dave Brown (Springville & Orem...let me know if you'd like his number). The exhibit is open and free to the public until October 7th.
After his father Lehi’s vision of the Tree of Life, Nephi felt a great desire to better understand the symbolism for himself. The angel showed Nephi the Virgin Mother Mary, “the mother of the Son of God”, and his understanding of the Tree of Life and it’s representation became clear. Throughout time, his musings & yearnings have inspired many to search and receive personal revelation.
As I ponder the culmination of the Garden of Eden...before Adam and Eve were placed there to learn, grow, and tend to it’s creations...I wonder what may have occurred in that sacred space. Before each of our sacred temples are dedicated, Open Houses welcome all to visit within. There they receive a glimpse into our Heavenly Parents’ plan for us, our potential, and the great love they have for each of their children. Cultural Celebrations are organized over months of planning, testimonies are planted & cultivated, and a night of festivities & worship culminates the event.
Similarly, I imagine the possibility of the animals joining our Parents in welcoming each of their children to the Garden. I can see our Mother with Her arms outstretched like the many golden branches of the tree. There, might we have partaken and witnessed the great love of God: our parents & our Savior Jesus Christ, as we celebrated, sang hosannas, made covenants, and wished our earthly parents, Adam and Eve, all of our confidence, gratitude, and love. What a joyous and epic beginning to this great early journey we may have enjoyed.
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