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candy colored studio episode #66 - start now, proof of concept?

candy colored studio episode #66 - start now, proof of concept?
some favorite shows at our house are “shark tank” & ”the profit”. do you watch shark tank? each segment starts out about the same...the owner ...

candy colored studio episode #64 - author melinda brown: EVE and ADAM discovering the beautiful balance

author mindy brown and artist katrina berg in the candy colored studio
Meet my beautiful friend Melinda Brown, author of EVE and ADAM discovering the beautiful balance. We originally met at art shows as she and her family are avid art collectors. The more I got to know Mindy, the more I learned of the foundations and causes she supports that seek to protect and uplift women. One sweet afternoon she shared with me some of the precious gems she was researching for this book. It came at a time when I was struggling spiritually with so many unanswered questions. Our talk and the knowledge she shared with me that day has been an important part of my healing and understanding that I will always treasure. I have been anxiously waiting for her book to be published and am excited for each of you to have the opportunity a

candy colored studio episode #63 - hear what the lady artists are saying about the CANDYclub

candy colored studio episode #63 - hear what the lady artists are saying about the CANDYclub
what is the CANDYcolored club or the CANDYclub?! we’re a community of artists working together on our art biz each month. with a monthly topic, le...

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...
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