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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

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 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 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 #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 podcast episode #145 - being a mother artist & constantly seeking flow

katrina berg mother artist midway utah candy colored studio

being a mother artist, like most passions and paths, is not for the faint of heart. it requires time, commitment, focus, humility, change, invention and reinvention, and help from others. our CANDYclub has been discussing workflow and systems in our studio and homes. we’re hoping to find new solutions to add and strategies that will help us refine our flow. one of our club members who i love and admire admitted that she’s intimidated with the idea of being both an artist and mother. what an honest and familiar thought. i think very few of us feel like we are balancing both beautifully...but i do believe we know deep in our hearts that it’s worth the work to enjoy this parallel journey mothering and creating.

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).

candy colored studio podcast episode #125 - melissa robel of pads4refugees and melissa’s art studio

candy colored studio podcast episode #125 - melissa robel of pads4refugees and melissa’s art studio
at a time when we as a human family are facing covid challenges, it’s easy to see that others are also struggling. some are easily seen and it’s often easy to help. others yet, are less seen, less heard...we want to ease their suffering and and yet, we’re not sure exactly how to make that happen. meet my artist friend melissa robel. melissa is is not only lifting the world through her art, but she’s also the brains behind pads4refugees, a non-profit helping women and girls in refugee camps. hear about melissa’s unique education journey of art and law school(s!)...as well as her time in a yazidi refugee camp in greece. learn how melissa has used these experiences and connections to ease the burdens and challenges of the women and girls in the camps and find out how you can also help. 

candy colored studio podcast episode #123 - ladies of the candy colored club present the “candy club collective” small works show

candy colored studio podcast episode #123 - ladies of the candy colored club present the “candy club collective” small works show
on thursday october 1st our art biz membership, mastermind & community: the candy colored club will be presenting our very first show together! it is an online-only show of small works 10x10 or smaller that will be available on my website (www.katrinaberg.com). 25 artists, 3 to 8 pieces each...all priced at either $150 or $200. (hint hint: our email list subscribers will be getting first dibs on this collection). in this episode, you’ll see and hear from 16 of our artists.

candy colored studio podcast episode #122 - watercolor artist erin acker & a peek at the upcoming “candy club collective” show

candy colored studio podcast episode #122 - watercolor artist erin acker & a peek at the upcoming “candy club collective” show
the candy colored club (our art biz mastermind/membership/community) has been preparing for our first online small works show: “candy club collective” that will be available on my website (www.katrinaberg.com) on thursday october 1st! we’ll have early access links sent to all of those on our email lists...so make sure you’re on my email list as well as erin’s and other candy club members (if you’re like me, you need more than one reminder lol). each candy club member has prepared 3 to 8 original pieces and they are all priced at either $150 or $200. Our small works are all 10x10” or smaller -- perfect for holiday gifting, starting your art collection or adding to it during this crazy time.

candy colored studio podcast episode #121 - fear. brave souls. reading more & open minds

candy colored studio podcast episode #121 - fear. brave souls. reading more & open minds
what do YOU do when a new or old fear starts creeping in? do you meditate/pray/go for a run/share with a loved one or research your heart out? i’ve been voraciously reading, listening and researching every aspect of this pandemic, the sidebar events etc. i want to hear ALL the things and experiences from ALL the people.
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