each summer our lil' mountain town of midway, utah hosts a plein air event. it draws over 100 local utah artists (and neighboring states) to paint all over our valley for 2 weeks.
painting en plein air or in the open air, has its own challenges: the wind, the sun & light changing rapidly, the bugs...oh the bugs! i love shadows...i have to commit quickly, or i get distracted & confused. honestly, all the shadows & colors changing with the light are so fun to paint! sometimes the wind gets super strong and your painting goes right with it! mostly though, the seeds and pieces of nature that tend to fly into the paint at the most inoportune times lol. this year we even had some sleet/hail/snow the first day...so you have to be prepared. you'll find me positioning my car so i can hide from the wind and sun. sunstroke can hit too quickly as i was reminded last month lol.
it's fun to live so close and be able to run home and take breaks, but i do need to make sure i have enough energy to jump back into family life as soon as i return.
so many of the same artists return year after year and that is also so fun. i make new artist friends each year & discover new favorite paintings. it is a huge event with 2 weeks of painting & 7 ways to participate.
a big shoutout to the midway art association team. they are simply a dream team with president jerry, his secretary norma, larry, cindy, bill, and so many more delightful supporters of the arts. special thanks to everyone who helped make this year and years past such a sucess! click on any of the photos to see more details and the framing for each piece.
hoping your 4th was fantastic. i'm excited to get back to the normal workings in the studio lol. text or email me if you'd like to come for a studio visit and see these in person. xo, katrina (435.709.2780 || email@example.com)
candy colored studio podcast episode #24: feeling successful in your creative business at 85% (less stress and more joy)
candy colored studio podcast episode #22 - our secondary infertility journey, also: 15 years learning, serving & sacrificing together
episode #22, the 22nd of may: our 15th anniversary...details of how we met and a peek into our journey with secondary infertility: the darkness, how we survived, and later learned to thrive while experiencing hard things...together.
marriage/relationships/partnership, it's never easy. it entails so much hard work and sacrifice. soo much unselfishness, trust, and a great deal of listening...we're still figuring it out, lol!
candy colored studio podcast episode #21: andrea holmes - accessing the world of art markets, studio spaces, while being a mother artist
candy colored studio podcast episode #19 - why i create: stories of abuse & the desire to create safe places for others; sweetness amidst the dark & hard
i speak candidly, and in a very raw way about some of the abusive things that i have experienced in life, how these hard things have shaped my outlook and desire to make places of safety for my family, loved ones, friends, and collectors. i also speak about my lifelong quest and desire to embrace the good, the beautiful, and the divine.
candy colored studio podcast episode #17: france trip: answered questions, what we gave up to spend a month in france
logistics and all the questions about our france trip such as:
what were our intentions in living together as a family of 7 in france for a month?
when did we start planning?
how long did it take to save up?
how did we take a month off of life?
how did carl work or run his business while we were gone?
would we do it again?answers to these questions (and others) and what we gave up as a family to make it happen!
podcast episode 7: Julie Olson, author & illustrator & katrina berg, talk all about agents, book conferences, perseverance & instagram tips
Julie Olson, author & illustrator of children's books visits the candy colored studio and shares all about getting an agent, local and international illustrator/author conferences, perseverance in pursuit of the passion, what she "gives up" to pursue her passions, & asks Katrina to share instagram marketing & planning tips.
35 local artists with artwork in the 100, 300, and 500 dollar range, as well as some larger treasures.
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