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candy colored studio episode #67 - SWEETlady: zd chudyba of in harmony healing health clinic

candy colored studio episode #67 - SWEETlady: zd chudyba of in harmony healing health clinic
i'm spotlighting a dear friend here in midway utah who has made one of the biggest impacts on myself and my family. i started seeing ZD back in 2008 in hopes of finding relief from allergies. at the time i was a mother of 3 kiddos 3 and under, my health had struggled for so long when it came to food and environmental allergies...and i had seriously tried ALL the things. over the years, ZD has not only helped me heal from these allergies, but she’s helped me dive deeper to see what emotional and mental struggles were affecting me as well.

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 #65 - SWEETlady: danielle barker of modern vintage boutique & ryleigh rue clothing

candy colored studio episode #65 - SWEETlady: danielle barker of modern vintage boutique & ryleigh rue clothing
danielle is a beautiful friend and mother of four who had the foresight to jump on facebook and start sharing her love of fashion early on in the game...well before facebook ads were a thing. in so many ways she is a pioneer...a pioneer of online women entrepreneurs making things work when there wasn’t a clear path to follow or others to watch.

the left brain artist podcast

the left brain artist podcast
i was recently interviewed on the left brain artist podcast.  Here is how the host Suzanne Redmond described me and my art!  Artist Katrina Berg i...

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 #62 - SWEETlady: ann hartshorn of new vision art

candy colored studio episode #62 - SWEETlady: ann hartshorn of new vision art
ann says that she & her husband started their unique gallery new vision art “as a personal excuse to spend more time with local artist, brian kershisnik and become involved in the artistic process”. what may have seemed like a personal pursuit, in the beginning, has become a beautiful way to celebrate our local art community in utah, connect artists and art lovers, and all out of their home! choosing to share artwork right in their home, ann offered a fresh new way to experience artwork and a new way to purchase.

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 #59 - SWEETlady: laura child of granarlo granola

candy colored studio episode #59 - SWEETlady: laura child of granarlo granola
my neighbor and friend Laura is making our life a bit sweeter with each bowl of GRANARLO granola. she & her sweet family started making granola to raise money for their son arlo to attend summer basketball camp. it became an annual tradition that soon needed to fill happy bellies more than once a year.

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.
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