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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. 

candy colored studio podcast episode #41 - laura erekson: making art is a family affair, collaborating with artists & curating the certain women art show

candy colored studio podcast episode #41 - laura erekson: making art is a family affair, collaborating with artists & curating the certain women art show
Being a mother of 3 small children including a brand new baby...Laura Erekson has found inspiration, and new life to her work. Learn how she includes her family in everything she creates...how it becomes their artwork...how the work is elevated because she let's go and allows it to become as she allows her children to create. 
Hear about her latest projects, series, and pieces in the Certain Women Art Show that she co-curated this year. The collaboration piece is such a treasure and her invividual piece in gold...the first gold one she's done. Oh it's wonderful. 
Oh Laura you are wonderful and we are definitely adding video and or music next time...you are just too much fun!

candy colored studio podcast episode #40 - mary brickey: committing to failure, reaching balance by being out of balance, and curating the certain women art show

candy colored studio podcast episode #40 - mary brickey: committing to failure, reaching balance by being out of balance, and curating the certain women art show
Meet Mary Brickey: mother artist of 6 creative humans. Mary is one of 3 curators in this year's Certain Women Art Show at Anthony's Fine Art in Salt Lake, sponsored by the Zions Art Society. 
In the episode she shares about her artist journey, making art with her brother Joseph Brickey...including murals for the Rome Temple...creating her first stained-glass piece for the show and the meaning behind this exquisite piece.  I love Mary's heart. She shares her thoughts and beliefs so easily, this is a treasure of an episode. Enjoy!

Certain Women Art Show at Anthony's Fine Art and Antiques - Opening Thursday Oct 3rd!

katrina berg certain women art show 2019 thick candy colored oil paint, large circle painting
Last year a small group of women artists within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints were invited to participate in an art show. It was lovely and just the beginning of what its organizers envisioned.
This Fall, more than twice the number of women artists are participating (90 to be exact)...and the ladies shared in a recent podcast interview with the Zion Art Society that again, this is just the beginning. It's exciting to be a small part of the process, and I look forward to seeing the Certain Women Art Show continue to grow and included more and more artists from all over the world, creating in all mediums, styles and purposes. 
This year, the artists were asked to create original pieces of artwork within a theme of a personal statement of purpose. 
Here is the meaning behind my painting, "the waiting place" 48x48" circle oil on wood:
I tend to be a doer of sorts. Always getting things done, trying things out -- experimenting, and being ok with trips along the way. In between those trips, turns and learning experiences, I find it necessary to take time in my “waiting place.” There, I take a break from the action...and listen to my heart as my Heavenly Parents quietly whisper through the Holy Ghost words of comfort, direction, peace, and wisdom. It is there: my waiting place, where I learned that my purpose is to strengthen and support women.
Sometimes I think it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all of the expectations we place upon ourselves as women -- as “Certain Women.” Perhaps it’s a cultural pressure we feel, but it’s rarely divine. Our Heavenly Parents desire us to shine in our own way...to learn in our own way...and most vitally, to “become” in our own way.
Throughout the painting, you’ll find items that signify the exterior strains you or the women in your life may be feeling. Remember that you’re loved...and meant to bloom & blossom in your own way in order to realize your great potential. You are loved, you are needed, and you are exquisitely divine!
Come join us at the opening this Thursday evening,
October 3rd 2019, 6 pm
Anthony's Fine Art and Antiques 
401 E 200 South, SLC
This year there is an opportunity to donate to continue this show as well as to fund a "people's choice" award. There will be a box at the show where you can vote on your top 3 artists (no small feat! So many beautiful pieces!).

candy colored studio podcast episode #28: pulling back the curtain - the dancer's experience backstage at studio 5

candy colored studio podcast episode #28: pulling back the curtain - the dancer's experience backstage at studio 5

what's it like to be on a tv segment? what does it look like behind the scenes? katrina's daughter discusses her experience as a first time visitor to Studio 5 in downtown slc and how it empowered her to pursue her dreams as a future creative entrepreneur.

i had the best time taking the dancer to studio 5 and seeing the experience through her eyes. when's the last time you've had a "pulling the curtain back" moment? what's something you've seen through fresh eyes?

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