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

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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!!!

CANDYcolored studio podcast episode 189: manifesting, my commission process & a water red pill

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commission process artists oil painting floral bird thick paint

a peek at the progress of a recent floral ;)

today’s artist tip is all about “manifesting” but from a new perspective and i found it the most helpful explanation on manifesting that i've come across. we’ll also be chatting more about commissions and i’ll share my commission process: the questions and decisions my collectors make before i start and what the process really looks like. as for the red pill for the week…we’ll be talking all about the water and asking all sorts of questions about safety and possibilities.

candy colored studio podcast episode 184 - running too fast, doing too much? pushed to your limit & about to fall apart?

candy colored studio podcast episode 184 - running too fast, doing too much? pushed to your limit & about to fall apart?
what are your tell-tale signs that you’re simply saying “yes” to too many things or overscheduling yourself & your family? hear all about some recent epic fails in parenting & life – all due to running too fast. it’s definitely something i have to constantly be aware of, reevaluate, reassess and make a new plan. i’ll share some things that are helping me, and i’ll also be super raw about where i am and things i’ve accepted that might not go back to a “previous normal” of sorts.

candy colored studio podcast episode #181: artist, teacher, mentor & podcaster stephanie weaver

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what a tstephanie weaver artist oil painter art biz mentor membership podcast communityreat of an interview! as stephanie braced for an alabama storm & possible tornado, we chatted about all sorts of things: her tech background & skills, artist journey, teaching art, mentoring artists, time management, mothering, priorities and podcasting! it’s an episode jam-packed with goodness. one of my very favorite parts is when she talks about "like-hearted givers" in her membership. enjoy this sweet interview!

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 #162 - being a prepper in life and business

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do you consider yourself a prepper? i don’t consider myself a “serious” prepper, but i have facets of my personal life as well as in my business where i prefer to feel prepared. it’s always a work in progress, i’m always learning new things. i’ve had some disasters-of-a-sort in both areas of my life and it’s taught me so much. and how about you? when the pandemic hit, in what areas of your life did you feel prepared and what did you find needed improvement? and now, 18 months later -- are you still learning and prepping like me?!

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 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 studio podcast episode #157: marissa huber & heather kirtland of carve out time for art - community, book & new podcast!

marissa huber heather kirtland carve out time for art podcast book community

the motherhood of art book by marissa huber & heather kirtland of carve out time for art

several years ago, marissa & heather combined forces to support mother artists & create a much-needed community on instagram. artists themselves, they were learning how to set aside tradition or opinions of others, and go after their own creative pursuits while being working mothers. soo many conversations and uplifting love shared between creative caregivers, artist takeovers, interviews, and hashtag challenges. (they even created a global directory on their website: carveouttimeforart.com) last year, their book, the motherhood of art hit bookshelves, continuing the support and conversation. most recently, they have started a patreon podcast called the creative instigators! enjoy this extra sweet conversation full of all the raw realness of mother artists, art journeys, boundaries, knowing yourself, an important litmus question, prioritizing, furthering your art through education, goals, passions, going for it...thunderstorms...and so much more. enjoy, enjoy! (make sure to enter the giveaway)

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 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”)

 

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