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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 188: how to commission a painting from artists & the hundredth monkey effect

the early light institute art auction preschool scholarship

the early light institute art auction preschool scholarship

CLICK HERE to bid on "you make me feel so young" at the early light institute

if you’ve not had a chance to check out the annual art auction fundraiser for the early light institute (providing preschool scholarships for those little humans we love so much)...you can bid on all the artwork (by so many amazing artists) till friday april 15th. @theearlylightinstitute on ig or just go to my feed @katrina.berg and start there. this episode has many mini topics for you: 1. a recommendation for a podcast episode on tools for artists on ig, 2. The first in a mini series about commissions, and 3. a red pill about “the hundredth monkey effect” and a personal connection to the idea in our home just yesterday.  

candy colored studio episode #72 - how to take photos of artwork

candy colored studio episode #72 - how to take photos of artwork
how to take photographs of artwork for future prints? start with natural light. filtered is easiest and cloudy days make it a dream. sunny days are great too, just put your work near a window with indirect light. windows on the north side of your home will be easiest.

candy colored studio episode #58 - no more apologies

candy colored studio episode #58 - no more apologies
There are so many things that we apologize for as artists...but are these apologies for sharing our work on social media, sending emails, or just for our pricing...are they helping us or are they actually harming us and our art biz? In this episode, i’ll talk about 5 things i’ve caught myself apologizing for in my career...the crazy thing was realizing that i wasn’t the only one doing it and that i can improve my mindset and practice by recognizing those apologies and using it to improve my outlook and what i’m offering. 

candy colored studio episode #55 - a decade in the CANDYcolored studio - 10 lessons learned

candy colored studio episode #55 - a decade in the CANDYcolored studio - 10 lessons learned
it’s quite surprising to look back at the past decade and see all that i’ve learned in my art business and career. in this episode, i’ll share 10 ...

candy colored studio episode #53 - chelle gunderson: celebrating the gifts & talents of each family member, working with galleries & paint every day

candy colored studio episode #53 - chelle gunderson: celebrating the gifts & talents of each family member, working with galleries & paint every day
meet artist momma of 4 "little women": chelle gunderson of tennessee! this dear friend and i originally connected on instagram and then got to meet in person at the utah art market's 135 show. i recently commissioned her to do a floral for me and you'll hear us talk about it in this episode...spoiler, i'm totally in love! you'll also hear what she gives up to follow her dream and the art journey that took her there. chelle started working with galleries this past year and she shares advice and experiences there too. enjoy enjoy! 

candy colored studio episode #52: 2019 - my art year in review

candy colored studio episode #52: 2019 - my art year in review

do you ever look back at your year and take a minute to write down the highs, the lows, the biggest lesson learned and hopes for the future?! here is my version of that in my art journey for 2019. you'll hear about my top 3 things that were the most exciting or had the biggest impact on my success this year. i also share a humbling story of my greatest failure...that in turn, has become the biggest lesson learned in my art biz this year. i'll share shows i participated in, new things tried, outreach opportunities (and how it's actually terrifying for me at times lol), marketing breakthroughs and stats...yes...everything numbers. you'll also get a peek into things i'm looking forward to in 2020 and things i'm working on changing in my art biz. 

 

candy colored studio podcast episode 50 - stephanie hock: making the most of your unique creative journey, where to start organizing

utah mother artists stephanie hock and katrina berg

meet my friend stephanie hock! shortly after having our twins and jumping back into my art career, i met steph via instagram. soon we were meeting up with other painting gals regularly, swapping art hacks, tools, and forming great friendships. we've planned and participated in shows together and steph has been a great supporter to so many of us. 

 

candy colored studio podcast episode #48: shiny paintings and all things painting process & materials!

candy colored studio podcast episode #48: shiny paintings and all things painting process & materials!
    recently on instagram i shared how i get my paintings so shiny. it's a question i hear a lot, and after sharing my shine secrets i realized how...

candy colored studio podcast episode #46: 5 ways to simplify your art business

candy colored studio podcast episode #46: 5 ways to simplify your art business
There is so much that goes into running an art business and it can feel so overwelming when you're just getting started. In this episode of the candy colored studio podcast i'll share 5 ways you can simplify your practice or 5 things to focus on in the early stages of your business.
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