painting our heavenly parents - the two trees of the garden of eden, 13 month calendar research, highlights of ‘23 and hopes & dreams for ‘24

painting our heavenly parents - the two trees of the garden of eden, 13 month calendar research, highlights of ‘23 and hopes & dreams for ‘24

CANDYcolored studio podcast episode 236:

are you familiar with valerie hudson’s work on the two trees in the garden of eden? she talks about their symbolizing our heavenly father and mother, their roles, purpose, mission and how it connects to adam, eve, and we their children. mcarthur krishna, artist and author of the “girls who choose god” and “girls/boys guide to heavenly mother” books, has curated artwork with the them of “heavenly parents”. yes, a book will be coming later with the artwork, but this time she is starting with the artwork. i cannot wait to see what the artists have created. hear about the piece i’ve just completed for the show – the symbolism and all the background thoughts that went into creating this painting.

how do you feel about the moon? are you fascinated with its phases and how it so beautifully interacts with nature? did you know that there was a time (and there are still some cultures) that followed a 28 day, 13 month calender? how would that change the way you interact with nature?  what would that look like for women and their typical 28-day cycle? what would it be like to have the same days of the week fall on the same 4 dates each month? would that alleviate stress & anxiety? if dec means 10, why is it the 12th and final month in the year and oct means 8 when it  represents the 8th month? and what if the beginning of the year was really in springtime and april? what is april fools anyway?

what are your hopes and dreams for 2024? how’s it going so far? are you as big into tweaking your plans and systems as i am? i’ll share some of my ongoing goals, hopes and dreams personally & in my art business and wish you the very best in this coming year!

sharing 6 floral artists on brooke walker's studio 5

6 local lady floral artists brooke walker studio 5 katrina berg

it's always a treat to be with brooke and her amazing studio 5 team! here's a link to the segment on ksl's website

artist friends i shared about:

barbara young
ig: @barbaranyoung
sadie muhlenstein
ig: @wildjoypotteryandart
denise gasser
ig: @denisegasserart
sarah ebert
ig: @sarahebert_art
nancy andruk olson
ig: @nancyandrukolsonartist
ig for paint: @brighterdaypigments

go see my solo show "signs & symbols of spring" at alpine art & frame until friday june 30th!

click for a full view of my online catalog


art and soup preview with artists nancy andruk olson, greg newbold, rob chipman, barb young, brandt berntson, heather holm, brekke sjoblom, jenn seeley & rebecca klundt!!

heather holm artist lsndscape nostalgia salt lake art and soup cns cares
CANDYcolored studio podcast episode 226:
art & soup 2023!! next week: march 28th-30th at the salt palace in slc utah. cns cares has been supporting our local community for nearly 100 years. they have a special arm of their program that provides home health and care to those who can’t pay for it themselves. art & soup is an annual fundraiser to support these patients. this year 60 local artists will be joining cns cares to help make this possible. a portion of all sales will be going directly to the fund. And no, you don’t have to be local to purchase art and support this great cause – each artist has a QR code where you can purchase online. listen and watch (on spotify and youtube) 9 of my favorite artists share about their work and what they’ll be bringing to next week’s show. hear from nancy andruk olson – (who is an artist AND a cns nurse) a personal experience helping a family who benefitted from the fund. she’ll be bringing her brightly colored watercolor florals and landscapes created with the paint she makes herself! you can also buy a set of her paints at art & soup. greg newbold will be bringing his gorgeous oil landscapes, whimsy acrylic and oil toy portraits, and keep an eye out for his children’s art books that he and his wife amy have created -- they are pure magic! rob chipman is this year's featured artist! his reduction block prints are one of a kind and quite the process! hear all about the details in this fine craft. barb young has been sharing her whimsy graphic artwork locally for 25 years! recently she has started a new abstract series diving into symbolism of color and using specific verbs to guide each piece. hear how she is finding joy in her garden and create art to process grief and other challenges in her life. brandt berntson will be bringing scenes from his beautiful cache valley, vintage vehicles (some with surprising elements like donuts atop) and signs that will make you smile and provoke some deep thoughts. heather holm's paintings bring nostalgia and serenity with her book, movie and special places. hear all about her brand new studio underway and her determination to return to her love of painting. brekke sjoblom will be bringing watercolor pieces debuting in a new oceanside series, pieces inspired by her photography, and landscapes of beloved local utah spaces. jenn seeley is known for her animal art and will be bringing many large animal portraits -- some whimsy and also some with lots of thick paint and texture. she'll also be bringing work from her acrylic landscape series too. rebecca klundt has such a unique body of work that is created with colorful scraps of wood assembled into breathtaking landscapes, portraits, florals, abstract mosaics and more. she'll have very small to large pieces and even kits to purchase so that you can go home and create your own. brillant! (click to listen & watch)