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).
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
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
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.
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.
if you don’t know her already, let me introduce you to my dear friend megan gray. if you feel like you’ve had to make tough decisions lately, or have been feeling the pull within your heart to make hard decisions...this episode is for you. if you’ve wanted to let go of things so you can be a better human, full of potential, a more aligned soul, and allow others the same growth and potential -- this episode is for you. megan is not just an artist, she is a mother and a friend, a connector of souls, a lover of becoming and understanding life deeper. listen as she talks about leaving instagram, her art journey...suggestions for school, what she gives up, and so much more. enjoy!
meet our 3rd midwife, richelle jolley, who cared for and delivered our middle son and our twins. what is it that makes richelle such a great midwife and why do i love her so? hear about her unique gifts, talents, beautiful nurturing soul, and how she continues to bless my life and the lives of our family members each day.
“EAT. MOVE. MATTER. became my daily mantra.” meet lovely nila conzen from hamburg, germany! we had the loveliest chat. her light and love shines ...
when i think of my dear friend gayle, i think of gifts or superpowers...the ability to feel so deeply, intuitively...to interpret nature and all it’s goodness...to listen, to breathe deeply...to share love and accept it freely. this is gayle jones. the photographer, painter, installation creator, entrepreneur, boss, site scout, mother, and amazing friend. Enjoy hearing about this special lady.
i’m thinking about you, new homeschool parents, parents trying to survive this new world! alternatives aren’t just for the excelled or even those behind...alternatives are for anyone who finds that the traditional path isn’t working for them. hear more than 12 alternatives that have been the best paths for me, my family & friends. not all alternatives are the best path for everyone -- so listen to your heart while you listen to this episode...it will tell you which alternatives are right for you & your loved ones.
there’s nothing quite like finding friendship and connection where you can chat, eat yummy food, hit the town with the girls or your hubbies, celebrate art and culture...and then there’s crystal miller, who taught me that friendship is all those things and so much more -- it’s taking the hard times and using your experiences to make someone else’s journey a bit smoother or a bit less unexpected. meet crystal: the cheerleader everyone needs in their life, a warrior, survivor, mother of five, nurse and midwife, and one smart cookie to boot!
"tell me about your process"...sometimes there's just not enough time to really describe it all...so let's dive in. below you'll find a link to the YouTube version where you can see my paintings, materials & tools i use in the candy colored studio. i talk about my inspiration, how I choose my subjects, the symbolism in each subject, and my latest portrait series that combines all of these elements. enjoy!
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