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

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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

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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 #161 - under promise, over deliver, & some unexpected results

eiffel tower spring painting katrina berg thick paint

eiffel tower painting paris contemporary art katrina berg french series

in our personal lives, as well as in our careers, it’s easy for many of us “people pleasers” lol to feel that happiness & success only come from giving our all and even more often -- way more than what is expected or anticipated. don’t get me wrong, it served me well in so many situations -- but the expectations started to weigh on me and the only way i could feel less anxiety, depression & stress was for me to let go of it all, reevaluate, and make a new plan. let’s look at 5 examples of how the principle of under promise & overdeliver can make a great difference in our lives and the lives of those we love and associate with along our journey.

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

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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 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 podcast episode #141 - sisters it's our turn!

candy colored studio podcast episode #141 - sisters it's our turn!
this past year we’ve faced so many things collectively. we’ve had to reevaluate our goals in life...we’ve even had to make changes. i’ve been humbled by those around me, listening to their hearts and responding to callings & passions. some of these are personal calls to attend to their health...to make themselves a priority for the first time in a long while. others are inviting us to do small and simple things to make our communities a better place. still others are bravely asking the hard questions. whatever the call, may you find the courage to hear your heart and act, for truly, ladies and sisters, it is our turn!

candy colored studio podcast episode #128 - podcast 2nd anniversary & 5 political thoughts

candy colored studio podcast episode #128 - podcast 2nd anniversary & 5 political thoughts
it’s been 2 years that i’ve been podcasting and i’d like to invite you to celebrate with me! i’m doing a giveaway of sorts...i have some special treats to send the first 10 people who rate and review the “candy colored studio” in apple podcasts (link in the show notes). just send me a screenshot of your review to k@katrinaberg.com and i’ll show you your choices. i’m also sharing 5 honest political thoughts i’ve been having recently that i’ll share in the episode (and yes, talking openly about my political thoughts is not comfortable nor is it normal lol). you’re loved!

candy colored studio podcast episode #126 - sweet lady: anneclaire berg

candy colored studio podcast episode #126 - sweet lady: anneclaire berg
it seems trite to say that it’s a joy to have a daughter, but it really is. i’m so grateful to take this wild journey of life alongside anneclaire. full of grace and gumption, she’s taught me so much! i’m so happy to celebrate her 14th year and love on her today. if you’re interested in some of her weekly cookie treats, visit @sweettreatsbyanneclaire or email me and we’ll get you on her list. (and yes, she started shipping recently).
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