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episode #154 - julianne donaldson: author of edenbrooke, blackmoore & newly released: “come, sweet day”

julianne donaldson regency retreats

have you read blackmoore or edenbrooke?! whether you have, or will want to very soon, this episode is sure to bring back wanderlust as award-winning author julianne donaldson takes you through her process writing the novels & traveling for her research. she has a brand new book, “come, sweet day”, out that is so different from her romance novels and ever so timely -- julianne used her gift over the last few years in new ways to help she and her kids get through some incredibly hard times together. the result from this labor is a beyond-beautiful collection of short stories and poems that effortlessly flow together, gently offering hope and comfort at a time when many of us need just that. sections include: my wilderness, grace, light, home, & mercy. julianne reads a couple pieces during our interview...oh they are wonderful! one that i absolutely love is on pages 80 & 81: all about the journey to our own promised land. on pages 42 & 43 is another i adore about winter, birds, and hope...it’s lovely. keep an eye out for julianne’s 6 week creative writing course coming in the fall, as well as her regency retreat in september that will be a weekend to never forget as you step back in time and join the pages of julianne’s romance novels...it’s going to be unforgettable!

candy colored studio podcast episode #153 - infertility tools used by satan

candy colored studio podcast episode #153 - infertility tools used by satan

katrina berg floral art painting

I believe that the 2 Plans that were presented in the Great Council of Heaven, are still in effect (God’s Plan and Lucifer’s Plan). I believe that a large portion of Satan’s Plan is to stop our brothers and sisters from having an earthly experience. I believe he uses infertility to achieve his plan. Like many, I have suffered much because of infertility. So has my family. While I do believe it has and continues to help me become my best self, I do not believe that God caused my infertility. I believe God allowed environmental factors (some of my own choosing and others not of my choosing) to cause my infertility. I also believe that these environmental factors were not of God but of Satan. I believe that their design and methods of delivery also did not come from God, but that they were introduced to men and women by Satan. 

candy colored studio podcast episode #152 - how do they do it with just one thing, and how do i get there?!

heavenly mother lds art katrina berg midway utah

heavenly mother painting lds katrina berg midway utah candy colored studio

how often do we look at others and think that they only have to put their time and energy into one thing to be successful? what is really happening behind the scenes and how do you get there? just some simple ideas to consider in your very personal art journey or creative business career. you've got this!

candy colored studio podcast episode #151 - time usage & how to keeping going when feeling discouraged

candy colored studio podcast episode #151 - time usage & how to keeping going when feeling discouraged

do you ever stress about your time usage and just plain feeling overwhelmed? maybe you’ve even considered giving up on your passion because life is just so heavy?! but then you realize that you won’t find happiness if you quit. you know deep inside that you have a superpower --- something that you can give to others...a very simple or specific way to bring light or beauty or love, support and kindness. well we need you! Here are some ideas that have helped me and i hope that your heart will tell you even more ideas as you listen.

my mother’s day collection at la petite maison antiques in draper utah is available! 8 pieces, some hummingbirds and fairy wren to represent mothering our small flocks, also some florals that will never wilt and local mapstacts to mark special spots. named after favorite french songs and singers...a couple from enzo enzo’s album about a mother’s songs. (“chansons d’une maman”)

 

candy colored studio podcast episode #150 - julia lowe: universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part v)

candy colored studio podcast episode #150 - julia lowe: universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part v)

this is the 5th episode in a series about giving and choice (aka agency). if you missed julia's first interview, listen to that one first (link below). she gives some background on herself, family and her initial impressions/experiences with agency. this episode is a beautiful deeper exploration into favorite thoughts, experiences and quotes about agency. taking time, educating, natural consequences and so much more. enjoy!

episode #143 part i in the series
episode #144 part ii in the series
episode #147 part iii in the series (1st interview with julia)
episode #149 part iv in the series

candy colored podcast episode #149 - tricia petrey: universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part iv)

candy colored podcast episode #149 - tricia petrey: universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part iv)

this is the fourth episode in a series about giving and respecting choice. enjoy hearing the very personal health journey of tricia and her family. she explains the hard work and research she dove into after listening to her heart give her very clear but also seemingly strange instructions. these are truly strange and trying times. i wish i had answers that fit everyone, but it don’t...i think it’s part of our unique journeys. may tricia’s words and experiences give you the courage to ask your own questions and follow your heart. 

candy colored podcast episode #148: homeschool - art - the chosen (a dozen updates)

candy colored podcast episode #148: homeschool - art - the chosen (a dozen updates)

a dozen updates in the studio, within our home, current & upcoming on the podcast, and things filling our hearts this season. enjoy!

candy colored podcast episode #147 - julia lowe: universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part iii)

candy colored podcast episode #147 - julia lowe: universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part iii)
this is the 3rd episode in a series about giving and choice (aka agency). you know those amazing people in your lives that help you be a better overall person, parent and/or friend?! julia is one of the those incredible people in my life. i had the impression to ask her to be part of this series because i knew she lives the principles discussed. little did i know, that her husband richard had done his dissertation on “agency” and that the two of them had studied & discussed late into the night & early mornings while he was studying and writing this dissertation. to say it has guided their marriage, parenting, friendships and personal choices is an absolute understatement. this is merely a tip of the iceberg in our journey. enjoy and wet your whistle. it’s going to be a meaningful and unforgettable journey!

candy colored studio podcast episode #146 - SWEETlady: chalene parkin

candy colored studio podcast episode #146 - SWEETlady: chalene parkin

the first words that come to mind when i’m describing chalene are: joy, optimism, & laughter. chalene is turning 40 next week and we have so many reasons to celebrate this amazing creative and friend. a boy mom full of spunk and fun...she her husband and their 4 boys are always working on an amazing project together. diy projects around the house, entrepreneur ventures, and helping their family & friends. happiest birthday my dear sweet friend. thanks for being you! 

***chalene’s hair salon is in salem utah, email me if you’d like her contact info ;) (k@katrinaberg.com)

candy colored podcast episode #145 - being a mother artist & constantly seeking flow

katrina berg mother artist midway utah candy colored studio

being a mother artist, like most passions and paths, is not for the faint of heart. it requires time, commitment, focus, humility, change, invention and reinvention, and help from others. our CANDYclub has been discussing workflow and systems in our studio and homes. we’re hoping to find new solutions to add and strategies that will help us refine our flow. one of our club members who i love and admire admitted that she’s intimidated with the idea of being both an artist and mother. what an honest and familiar thought. i think very few of us feel like we are balancing both beautifully...but i do believe we know deep in our hearts that it’s worth the work to enjoy this parallel journey mothering and creating.

candy colored podcast episode #144 - universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part ii)

as long as you're living painting katrina berg candy colored studio

"as long as you're living" 4x4 oil on wood, named after the song by cyrille aimée

in this second part of the series, we’ll consider ways to live the united order now and explore more ideas to do with learning for ourselves about these topics. we’ll discuss more about marion g. romney’s talk on the differences between socialism and the united order. also, experiences with riots & political unrest as well as propaganda, critical thinking -- learning how to think for ourselves instead of merely thinking the way someone else suggests. next week you’ll hear a special interview with guest and dear friend: julia lowe. can’t wait!

candy colored podcast episode #143 - universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part i)

candy colored podcast episode #143 - universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part i)

"jardin d'hiver" and "hold heart" 12x12" oil on wood (1" gold sides)

*** "hold heart" will be showing at jrk gallery in provo, utah march 5th to the 26th as part of their "all shapes & sizes" show. contact savannah to purchase or click to sign up & attend the show opening. this painting is named after the song by emiliana torrini.

this is the first part of a series on giving, taking, agency...also, the similarities and differences between socialism & the united order based on a talk by marion g. romney. questions to consider: do we know of any societies free of greed & selfishness? also, those with prevailing peace, plenty/abundance & freedom to all of its citizens? are any left unwanting? does this society promote industry, thrift, innovation & self respect?

 

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