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candy colored studio podcast episode #138 - finding peace & comfort while grieving all the things

candy colored studio podcast episode #138 - finding peace & comfort while grieving all the things
today, i mourn with you dear friend...your personal losses in 2020 that seem to be rolling over into 2021...the losses of your family and loved ones. truly, we all grieve in different ways, and each personal loss can even require a different path to healing. may you find comfort, and the strength to follow your heart...whether it’s to stay quiet, to move slowly, or to face the challenges straight on. may you find the best ways to grieve and move forward, that will ultimately bring you the most peace and comfort along your way.

candy colored studio podcast episode #137 - amanda herring of la petite maison antiques

candy colored studio podcast episode #137 - amanda herring of la petite maison antiques
a huge highlight of 2020 for me, was getting to know and work with the dynamic duo of amanda & scott herring of la petite maison antiques in draper, utah . soo much laughter, joy, and all things french {bien sûr}! there are so many moments where a message from amanda simply made my day. amanda and i sat down and chatted about her incredible journey in design, antiquing, entrepreneurship, working with a team & your family, supporting small businesses, collaborating and of course --- all things french. there are so many nuggets of wisdom hidden throughout and at the end we do a lightning round Q&A all en francais (sorry it cuts out a bit at the end...still learning lol)! enjoy, enjoy! click the spotify playlist below to listen to the songs that inspired the titles of all my paintings at la petite maison!

candy colored studio podcast episode #136 - 2020 in review (in biz & personally)

candy colored studio podcast episode #136 - 2020 in review (in biz & personally)
wow. isn’t it amazing how most of us will look back at 2020 and remember it more vividly than many others?! it’s been quite the ride as a business owner as well as personally. i’m surprised at some things of course but not so surprised at others. how about you?! here are 4 things i’ve considered within my art biz as well as 4 in my personal life. Is it possible to paint 30% less originals and have a better year financially than 2019? what do i really want in my life...what else can i give up to become more whole as a person?

candy colored studio podcast episode #135 - what are we worshipping? my gift to christ to celebrate his birth

candy colored studio podcast episode #135 - what are we worshipping? my gift to christ to celebrate his birth
just as the little drummer boy felt inadequate, having nothing the give the christ child but his gift of music...what are the gifts that we can give christ this christmas? for me, i'm realizing that all around me, there are distractions or items/ideas/allegiances i could give all my attention to instead of keeping my focus on my savior. here are a short list of things i want to give up to worship him with my whole heart this christmas...and always.

candy colored studio podcast episode #134 - 7 balms of comfort during the 2020 CHRISTMAS SEASON

candy colored studio podcast episode #134 - 7 balms of comfort during the 2020 CHRISTMAS SEASON

2020 has been so hard in so many ways. having a dear friend enter hospice last week was truly devastating. as we mourn so many of the hard parts of 2020, here are some things bringing me comfort this christmas: watching our dancer  & her friends in the nutcracker, enjoying episodes of "the chosen" as a family, hearing about the unique mission of a "complete jew", watching the geese gather next door, baroque christmas music, darcy haas' letter to our community, watching the "bethlehem star" and so many other skyfilled wonders throughout the month.

candy colored studio podcast episode #133 - listen, get out of their way, and cheer them on! (our little and young humans)

candy colored studio podcast episode #133 - listen, get out of their way, and cheer them on! (our little and young humans)
just as i finished recording, the twins were coming in the door...big twin sat to take off his shoes and asked me, “mom, can i talk to you?” oh how i love those words. they are like tender treasures. absolutely, i want them to talk with me, share their joys and sorrows. i want to listen to their sweet little souls to know what they need, and how to better love & support them. this episode is all about listening to these incredible tiny to young humans...getting out of their way, and cheering them on (mostly talking about the little people and the youth in our lives). i don’t have all the answers. but i have thoughts -- and as you can imagine -- a lot of them lol. i have memories...experiences of my own, and some of friends that i love and admire. together, may we allow them to change, heal, and elevate our homes, communities, and world!

candy colored studio podcast episode #132 - lori siebert & kenzie elston

candy colored studio podcast episode #132 - lori siebert & kenzie elston
have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with your parents and love it? to have a mother-daughter relationship where you know what the other is thinking & even finish each other's sentence? meet lori & kenzie...they live in different states but only 20 minutes away and work together on all sorts of creative projects. these range from doing graphic design for clients, product design for others, setting up local art retreats and some as far away as in the south of france near toulouse. they've recently begun offering online courses and are ever learning, sharing and enjoying other creatives. this episode is full of love, advice, and so much goodness from these lovely ladies. enjoy!

candy colored studio podcast episode #131 - gratitude 2020

candy colored studio podcast episode #131 - gratitude 2020
there are so many things to be grateful for this holiday season. i'm especially grateful for people willing to take action and invite us all to join in: melissa robel of pads for refugees, the team at “the chosen”, and dear annie friends who organized a special november challenge for our brave friend. hear about these and 7 more things i’m grateful for this season. no doubt about it, there’ve been many tears shed this past month, but i do see the hand of my heavenly parents, savior, and their love...at each turn. may you have a wonderful thanksgiving and enjoy this start to a very special christmas season!

candy colored studio podcast episode #130 - SWEETlady: annie blake

artist katrina berg harvest moon oil painting
one of the things i struggle with most as an artist, is expressing verbally how i feel; why i create what i create. this is not the case for my dear friend annie blake. her words and art come together, support one another, lift & enlighten all who hear and see them...rare gifts indeed. for the past 7 years, annie has shared her gifts via her “november challenge”. different themes and different subjects, but november has been something i look forward to all year. this year, while she fights stage 4 pancreatic cancer, friends & collectors are sharing to keep the tradition going. 

candy colored studio podcast episode #129 - SWEETlady: maresa madsen

candy colored studio podcast episode #129 - SWEETlady: maresa madsen
there’s something pretty special about having a sister...my younger and much taller sister maresa is just that for so many reasons. being apart from family during COVID has been the pits, but maresa quietly reminds me what is most important, and is willing to do HARD THINGS even when faced with the seemingly insurmountable. she has shown me time and again that doing hard things is valuable and doable. we adore our auntie reesa and miss her so very much!

candy colored studio podcast episode #128 - podcast 2nd anniversary & 5 political thoughts

candy colored studio podcast episode #128 - podcast 2nd anniversary & 5 political thoughts
it’s been 2 years that i’ve been podcasting and i’d like to invite you to celebrate with me! i’m doing a giveaway of sorts...i have some special treats to send the first 10 people who rate and review the “candy colored studio” in apple podcasts (link in the show notes). just send me a screenshot of your review to k@katrinaberg.com and i’ll show you your choices. i’m also sharing 5 honest political thoughts i’ve been having recently that i’ll share in the episode (and yes, talking openly about my political thoughts is not comfortable nor is it normal lol). you’re loved!

candy colored studio podcast episode #127 - tara “teaspoon” bench: forging an unseen path, pivoting, & all about her cookbook, “live life deliciously”

tara teaspoon bench cookbook live life deliciously

meet my beautiful friend tara! (tara & i met in the dorms our freshman year at brigham young university -- you’ll hear all about a wild prank my roommates & i played on some of the freshman guys that tara and i knew...one that we have kept secret till i shared it with tara in our chat, lol!) known online as “tara teaspoon”, tara shares all about her unconventional path as a culinary enthusiast that took her to work as a food stylist for martha stewart living and later as the food editor at the ladies home journal. there’s so much great advice in here for all creatives & those of us pursuing our dreams & passions. you’ll hear the ups and downs of writing her first cookbook: live life deliciously, making her way in a seemingly undercover career, supporting other companies and niches...to her current and anything-but-undercover role of building her own brand and cooking empire. truly, the learning has not stopped for tara...her gifts, tenacity, and warm personality will not only inspire you to create new yummy creations in your kitchen, but also encourage you to do the work needed (yes, even start from the bottom) to create that life you know in your heart is there for you. enjoy!!!

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