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candy colored studio episode #61 - 5 reasons you need to discover & develop your style

candy colored studio episode #61 - 5 reasons you need to discover & develop your style

5 reasons it’s important to make time to discover and develop your style:

  1. what is your intent
  2. copying can only get us so far
  3. be true to yourself
  4. it’s important to be different
  5. you’re committed for the long haul

candy colored studio episode #60 - why you need an email list

candy colored studio episode #60 - why you need an email list
one of the things i knew i should be doing for such a long time but wasn’t ready to fully commit was with my email newsletter. i know i’m not alone. when i finally did commit, i just couldn’t believe the results. so why do you need an email list?

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 #57 - building our quirky green modern concrete home

candy colored studio episode #57 - building our quirky green modern concrete home
have you built a home before? this episode is all about building our quirky modern green concrete home. my husband carl and i had met in architecture school, so it was a big dream...he had just started his own landscape architecture firm, i was painting away, we had 3 littles and were in the middle of our miscarriage streak...but we wanted to build a home on a tight budget that could fit our growing family. when we found old homes we loved, they seemed to need too much to create the spaces we really wanted, so we started looking at empty lots, hired an architect and gave him our paper plans i’d been sketching for years. as with most home builds, we hit lots of roadblocks and learned so very invaluable lessons. we thrifted and salvaged sinks, doors, furniture, left out cabinetry, and phased the building so that we could keep our mortgage as low as possible. there are some unique things as well: a greenhouse attached to the kitchen, a couch and reading area in the kitchen, a bridge, storefront commercial windows, concrete and cork flooring, no AC, no traditional heat, a wood-burning stove, radiant heat, etc...and we’re still working on it all lol.

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...

the 100 dollar show at the springville museum of art 2019!

100 dollar show springvill museum of art 2019 katrina berg
so who’s coming to the 100 dolla holla?!
thursday december 5th
6:30 - 8 pm
this is my 5th time doing the 100 dollar show! it gets more exciting every year as new artists participate, some return, it's always an amazing group! this year there will be 30+ incredible local artists in the loveliest of places surrounded by the most stunning art, and run by the coolest of museum cool cats. 
i'll be bringing mini gold framed circles that look so much like my big ones. they each come with a mini easel! 
and now a lil’ FAQ for you lovely friends you:

candy colored studio podcast episode #45 - lisa draper: an artist journey made easier with systems: how to clear your mind, giving you the space needed to create

lisa draper contemporary mixed media resin artist and mother in utah

It's hard to know where to start with this episode lol. Lisa was so willing to share so much of her artist journe and what it's been like for her to dive headfirst into the world of a professional artist. She shares everything from:

  • her beginnings as an artist
  • traveling around the world in search of her path as an artist
  • having small children and allowing others to come in and help
  • organizing her time and talents to be most efficient
  • support from her spouse and family
  • feeling trapped as a young mom
  • love of horses and sacrificing hers (Apollo) to follow another dream
  • sacrificing for a greater reward
  • the "nectar" of productivity
  • an organization mindset and its importance
  • realizing your personal mission in life
  • clearing your mind so that you have space and time to create
  • blocking in time and making routines
  • identifying the pain points in your biz
  • discovering what you can outsource

...and so much more!

Connect with Lisa on her website or on instagram!

 

candy colored episode #44: podcast anniversary! - things i've learned, favorite episodes, & what to expect in season 2

candy colored studio podcast of artist katrina berg, podcast anniversary
it's the first anniversary of the candy colored studio! i'm thrilled to say that this experiement has been a worthwhile & joy-filled journey that i'm looking forward to continue each week with you! this episode i'll share things i've learned from podcasting this year, some of my favorite episodes, and things you can expect in the coming year. check the show notes for the links to the mentioned episodes.
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