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a commission nightmare, when artists should use various revenue streams, inappropriate material in our schools, big tech & government agencies controlling narrative

a commission nightmare, when artists should use various revenue streams, inappropriate material in our schools, big tech & government agencies controlling narrative
sharing my latest nightmares, lol -- probably the most bizarre yet. as an artist, is the income you're bringing in coming from various sources? how do you know which ones are best for you and where to put your time? do you have kids in public schools and how is your community ensuring that proper material is available to them? did your public schools participate in "banned book week" and how did you feel about it? i've got a ton of questions on this subject -- not a lot of answers, but i thought we could put our heads together on the topic and see what we think. speaking of opinions, did you see the recent senate hearing with big tech, josh hawley of missouri and louisiana's ron johnson? they revealed weekly email communication between government agecies (cdc) and big tech facebook (meta) regarding misinformation and how to controll/censor certain topics, opinions and accounts.

CANDYcolored studio podcast episode #197: symbolism in latest large floral with birds, an artist tip about perseverance & gumption, a biblical egyptian archeological find, and a red pill in otero county new mexico

circle floral art spoonbill finch original oil painting

what are you grateful for right now?! my latest large circle floral with birds is named after the bing crosby song “i’ve got plenty to be thankful for.” hear about the symbolism for each flower, leaf & bird in the painting. lots to be grateful for and lots to consider in character growth in the “becoming” process. even more, i think the overall theme for my solo show is gradually emerging and that is super exciting to consider too. next up: our artist tip for the week is a delightful and insightful interview of “where women creates” jo packman by “create. every. day” podcaster deanne fitzpatrick. it is an absolute must-listen. find it in your podcast app or listen in my website show notes. a very interesting & possible biblical archeological find and we finish with a red pill about the otero county new mexico county council meeting. so much going on…may you find joy and light in your journey this week, much love!!

candy colored studio podcast episode #194 - first big floral in my latest series heading to my solo show, an artist tip all about tamara laporte’s life book and a red pill about our vote and is it safe?

candy colored studio podcast episode #194 - first big floral in my latest series heading to my solo show, an artist tip all about tamara laporte’s life book and a red pill about our vote and is it safe?

circle floral art original oil painting thick paint birds chinoisery ginger jar

"adriana" (sold), more coming soon to beljar home in heber city

(***to watch the visual version of this episode, check out my youtube or spotify channels.) a bit of a studio update: you’ll see my latest large floral “our love is here to stay”, along with a peek at what the frame will look like and some detail photos. as for our artist tip for the week: i recently enjoyed suzanne redmond’s interview with mixed media artist tamara laporte, her art & mental wellness journey, and how her latest “life book 2022” is bringing 31 instructors and artists around the world together to create, find new inspiration and further develop their style and meaning in their work. this week’s red pill is all about the possibility that our vote may not be secure and some data for us to look at and decide what to do with that information. if you’ve not watched the documentary, “2000 mules” it is an absolutely fascinating and revealing 90 minutes that is causing quite a stir but also encouraging specific counties and sheriffs to look closer at the security of their absentee ballots.

candy colored studio podcast episode #193: the bennett prize, 7 ways to survive summer with kids as a professional artist, & a UFO red pill

large floral circle art hummingbird, starling, thick oil paint contemporary original

floral circle art hummingbird starling contemporary thick oil paint large original

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 # 191: website tips for artists, the power of commissions & a dr. zev zelenko red pill

floral bird circle art thick oil paint chinoisery vase

floral circle art birds chinoiserie vase custom gold leaf frame thick oil paint

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!

CANDYcolored studio podcast episode 190: morning jumpstarts for artists, art commission stories & a grooming red pill

CANDYcolored studio podcast episode 190: morning jumpstarts for artists, art commission stories & a grooming red pill

artist tips commission stories grooming kids circle art floral art studio

sometimes, just getting started is the hardest part of creativity. hear about an artist whose been offering “jumpstarts” for artists for 11 years. i’ll walk you through some commissions i’ve done recently and how each project began and what choices my collectors made to make it all possible. this weeks’s red pill is about the grooming that may be happening to the children in our lives and some suggestions

candy colored studio podcast episode 187: music in the studio, inspiring paintings and titles for paintings (hear my collection playlists)

fashion oil painting art

fashion art oil painting

where do you find daily inspiration?!! music is such a favorite go-to in the CANDYcolored studio. hear how it influences my paintings and the titles of the pieces. listen to my favorite songs and singers that make my heart sing as i work away. you’ll find my amazon playlists and a couple on spotify as well. enjoy!!

candy colored studio podcast episode #186: creating a life that is curated, not collected or imposed

candy colored studio podcast episode #186: creating a life that is curated, not collected or imposed

family life curating a special home with family

recently i ran across the manifesto of sorts of the incredible bookshop, cafe, home & fashion boutique "merci" in paris that began with: “curated, not collected.” it went on to describe trends, items that are not just beautiful but also useful and making the ordinary daily life full of extra-ordinary moments. join me and let’s brainstorm ways we can more intentionally create a curated life full of joyful & meaningful moments that touch the extra-ordinary.

candy colored studio podcast episode #153 - infertility tools used by satan

candy colored studio podcast episode #153 - infertility tools used by satan

katrina berg floral art painting

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 podcast episode #151 - time usage & how to keeping going when feeling discouraged

candy colored studio podcast episode #151 - time usage & how to keeping going when feeling discouraged

do you ever stress about your time usage and just plain feeling overwhelmed? maybe you’ve even considered giving up on your passion because life is just so heavy?! but then you realize that you won’t find happiness if you quit. you know deep inside that you have a superpower --- something that you can give to others...a very simple or specific way to bring light or beauty or love, support and kindness. well we need you! Here are some ideas that have helped me and i hope that your heart will tell you even more ideas as you listen.

my mother’s day collection at la petite maison antiques in draper utah is available! 8 pieces, some hummingbirds and fairy wren to represent mothering our small flocks, also some florals that will never wilt and local mapstacts to mark special spots. named after favorite french songs and singers...a couple from enzo enzo’s album about a mother’s songs. (“chansons d’une maman”)

 

candy colored podcast episode #148: homeschool - art - the chosen (a dozen updates)

candy colored podcast episode #148: homeschool - art - the chosen (a dozen updates)

a dozen updates in the studio, within our home, current & upcoming on the podcast, and things filling our hearts this season. enjoy!

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