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candy colored studio podcast episode 168: curating our life and a recent heavenly mother commission

lds art heavenly mother tree of life asherah oil painting

throughout my life i was taught to separate media into two categories: the “imaginary” and “truth”. but what if it’s not that simple? what if there is truth hidden in films and fictional novels? what if there are lies hidden in “the news”? what if all this time i should have been discerning carefully between all the media i am inviting into my thoughts and life journey? what if, like an art exhibit, it’s all curated? should i be carefully curating a life of my own and what does that look like? does it take work? or should i simply allow others to curate my life, thoughts and views along my journey?

i also share about a recent “asherah” or heavenly mother commission: the process, the design, & the symbols included. it’s such a special experience creating alongside collectors, my heavenly parents, and savior. i’ll also share how my collector is including the piece in her holiday traditions -- inviting all to make new connections and revisit sweet things they’ve learned from their heavenly parents & savior. hooray for the holidays and this cozy season!

candy colored studio podcast episode 167: mary brickey - final days of the certain women show & catching up with mary

candy colored studio podcast episode 167: mary brickey - final days of the certain women show & catching up with mary
catching up with mary was such a treat. it reminded me how important it is to not just celebrate all the good in each other's projects and lives, but also to honestly share about the challenges we’re facing and what they’re teaching us too. thank you mary for sharing so much of your heart. and for giving us a peek behind the scenes of your incredible journey curating this third certain women art show about our heavenly mother. in this episode you’ll hear mary share about her piece and many other pieces in the show. 

candy colored studio podcast #166 - nicole woodbury & the latest certain women art show featuring our heavenly mother

nicole woodbury lds artist utah certain women art show heavenly mother
the lovely nicole woodbury returns to the podcast to share about the latest certain women show in salt lake. she gives an update on the show events and the upcoming catalog soon to debut with all the artwork and artist statements. she also updates us on all she’s been up to the past couple years: baby #4, new series, a big show, moving, and of course, expanding the certain women art show. you’ll hear about her certain women piece as well as 11 other artist works. watch the youtube version to see all of her latest pieces and those highlighted in the show. enjoy!

candy colored studio podcast episode 165 - tracy ann holmes: ceramics, watercolors, pencil & her certain woman piece about heavenly mother

candy colored studio podcast episode 165 - tracy ann holmes: ceramics, watercolors, pencil & her certain woman piece about heavenly mother
oh do we have a gift for you today! tracy ann holmes is a ceramic, watercolor, pencil artist living in tucson, arizona...sharing her heart and creative journey throughout this episode. her ceramic work is a gift from her soul -- full of love, light, and all the support that we women need most. hear all about her incredible heavenly mother piece in the certain women art show. she also shares about five other pieces in the show. enjoy the audio or the video version where she gives lots of great advice for women, mothers, artists and creatives wanting to do more. enjoy!

candy colored studio podcast episode 164 - laura erekson atkinson & certain women's "reflections on a heavenly mother" show

candy colored studio podcast episode 164 - laura erekson atkinson & certain women's "reflections on a heavenly mother" show
artist & curator laura erekson is sharing all about the latest “certain women” art show at anthony’s fine art & antiques in salt lake. the show will be open till november 13th and if you’re not local you can see all the artwork on the certainwomenartshow.com website. laura shares background on the heavenly mother theme and specifics about the show. 140 participating artists, special events, including a talk by dr. valerie hudson on “eve and her mother”. laura has been busy since we last chatted -- a few new series, lots of new materials and processes and of course, she has found a way to include her husband and 3 small kiddos. She shares about her certain women piece as well as 3 other pieces. enjoy enjoy, what a treat! 

candy colored studio podcast episode #160 - where homework, mustard seeds & seeking truth collide

candy colored studio podcast episode #160 - where homework, mustard seeds & seeking truth collide

barn artist katrina berg midway utah candy colored studio

how do you go from mere busywork to something more substantial and sustaining in learning? how do we know that something is true when there are so many sources asking for our attention? it’s back to school season and many of us inside & outside of the classroom are pursuing truth. we’ll chat about possible good, better, and best when it comes to learning for our children as well as for ourselves. 

candy colored studio podcast ep. 158 - the happiest broken record of marketing

beljar heber city desiree ashworth design original oil paintings

do you ever worry about sharing too much or too often? what about with a big event? have you ever been so sad you missed something because you got behind on your email or social media? it's the worst feeling to realize you didn't hear about something you'd really liked to have attended until after the event. here are some ways to embrace the happy broken record and serve others in the process.

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 podcast episode #144 - universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part ii)

as long as you're living painting katrina berg candy colored studio

"as long as you're living" 4x4 oil on wood, named after the song by cyrille aimée

in this second part of the series, we’ll consider ways to live the united order now and explore more ideas to do with learning for ourselves about these topics. we’ll discuss more about marion g. romney’s talk on the differences between socialism and the united order. also, experiences with riots & political unrest as well as propaganda, critical thinking -- learning how to think for ourselves instead of merely thinking the way someone else suggests. next week you’ll hear a special interview with guest and dear friend: julia lowe. can’t wait!

candy colored studio episode #64 - author melinda brown: EVE and ADAM discovering the beautiful balance

author mindy brown and artist katrina berg in the candy colored studio
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

candy colored studio episode #59 - SWEETlady: laura child of granarlo granola

candy colored studio episode #59 - SWEETlady: laura child of granarlo granola
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.

candy colored studio episode #58 - no more apologies

candy colored studio episode #58 - no more apologies
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. 
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