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life is sweeter in candy color! {www.katrinaberg.com} hi! i'm oil painter, katrina berg. welcome to my midway, utah studio, where i'll serve up a palette of support, hope and love, with a side of realness! as a mother of 5 (3 teenagers & 8-year-old twin boys), i know that life is rarely easy and jolly...but savoring the sweet moments gives us the strength we need to find peace, growth, and fulfillment along our journey. {podcasting to support women, mother artists and creative entrepreneurs! ...
 
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5 artists who also podcast come together for our very first “pod-sisters” panel! this episode is all about tips to avoid burnout as artists. you’ll hear a brief intro to each artist, as well as what we’ve been working on in our studios (and even outside our studios!) jules talks about the importance of having personal projects and examples of some …
 
have you ever done a social media detox? what were your goals and how did it turn out? how has it affected your social media usage since? when you hear or read the words “extremism” and “moderation” what are your initial reactions? does one give you more positive or negative emotions than the other? and finally, hear about the time i learned to dri…
 
what do you do to ensure the rest you need while still maintaining your momentum in your work? hear about a recent create! podcast episode with ekaterina popova giving suggestions for artists preparing for time away from their studio. i’ll also share my recent experiences on the topic. if you’ve not seen them yet, check out my latest mini florals a…
 
the “certain women: reflections on a mother in heaven” show book is out! enjoy a peek into my personal copy. you’ll also get a peek at my latest mini florals. do you feel constrained in your creativity or is it actually needed as artists, designers and entrepreneurs? summer jobs are in full swing, i’ll share 20 benefits i’m seeing in our 3 teenager…
 
episode 200!!! four 4” mini circle landscapes of italy & france are now available on my website. listen to the songs that i named each piece after in my playlist at the bottom of each painting page. songs by laura pausini, paris combo, blossom dearie & pink martini. today’s artist tip & topic comes from the pie chart sketch by @dadara_art recently …
 
everywhere i turn i feel like satan is trying yet again to make me “choose a side” or divide from my neighbors, friends & human family as a whole. i’m honestly not sure what to believe on the news these days, but one thing i do know: when there is military conflict we can be assured that people will need help with the basics of food, housing & clea…
 
it’s been my pleasure recently, to get to know beautiful jessica libor of “the inspired artist” podcast and “luminary artist academy.” her podcast is full of wisdom, positive invitations to manifest the artist life we really desire, as well as business tips and inspiring peeks into jessica’s incredible artwork and gallery. hear about her artist jou…
 
what are you grateful for right now?! my latest large circle floral with birds is named after the bing crosby song “i’ve got plenty to be thankful for.” hear about the symbolism for each flower, leaf & bird in the painting. lots to be grateful for and lots to consider in character growth in the “becoming” process. even more, i think the overall the…
 
c'est l'été! it’s summer! well, we officially survived the 1st week of summer madness. summer with teens & summer jobs are not for the faint of heart but we’re embracing all its goodness and soaking up all the learning & time together. in today’s episode you’ll hear a family & studio update on all the things. i’ll also share a podcast episode that …
 
at a time of immense uncertainty, it’s comforting to have a few constants in our lives. for me, it’s family, friendship, art & most importantly: my relationship with deity. finding & creating new ways to connect with our heavenly parents in these times are invaluable. two years ago, kathryn knight sonntag invited us to consider our connections and …
 
(***to watch the visual version of this episode, check out my youtube or spotify channels.) a bit of a studio update: you’ll see my latest large floral “our love is here to stay”, along with a peek at what the frame will look like and some detail photos. as for our artist tip for the week: i recently enjoyed suzanne redmond’s interview with mixed m…
 
hear about a great opportunity for female figurative artists as jessica libor of “the inspired painter” podcast interviews the collectors, curators & creators of “the bennett art collection” and “bennett prize”: dr. elaine melotti schmidt & steven alan bennett. I’ll also be sharing 7 things i’ll be doing to make the trasition to summer with our fam…
 
this week’s artist tip is all about the benefits of attending art shows, fairs & events for artists. we can learn a lot just from attending – it will help us better prepare for our own events and may even alleviate anxiety that we could be having preparing for the unknown. you’ll find the 6 minute video documentary on our heavenly mother, and i’ll …
 
do artists need a website and if so, what should they consider when building it or refreshing its content? this week’s episode has tips for artist websites that will elevate your current or future site. our fourth episode in a mini-series on commissions is all about the power that comes as we accept commissions. there are so many unexpected bonuses…
 
sometimes, just getting started is the hardest part of creativity. hear about an artist whose been offering “jumpstarts” for artists for 11 years. i’ll walk you through some commissions i’ve done recently and how each project began and what choices my collectors made to make it all possible. this weeks’ red pill is about the grooming that may be ha…
 
today’s artist tip is all about “manifesting” but from a new perspective and i found it the most helpful explanation on manifesting that i've come across. we’ll also be chatting more about commissions and i’ll share my commission process: the questions and decisions my collectors make before i start and what the process really looks like. as for th…
 
if you’ve not had a chance to check out the annual art auction fundraiser for the early light institute (providing preschool scholarships for those little humans we love so much)...you can bid on all the artwork (created & donated by so many) till friday april 15th. @theearlylightinstitute on ig or just go to my feed @katrina.berg and start there. …
 
where do you find daily inspiration?!! music is such a favorite go-to in the CANDYcolored studio. hear how it influences my paintings and the titles of the pieces. listen to my favorite songs and singers that make my heart sing as i work away. you’ll find my amazon playlists and a couple on spotify as well. enjoy!! click HERE for the episode show n…
 
recently i ran across the manifesto of sorts of the incredible bookshop, cafe, home & fashion boutique "merci" in paris that began with: “curated, not collected.” it went on to describe trends, items that are not just beautiful but also useful and making the ordinary daily life full of extra-ordinary moments. join me and let’s brainstorm ways we ca…
 
welcome to the CANDYcolored studio, snowy spring edition for march '22! today's episode is a little non-traditional. there's a video for you to watch with a virtual tour of my studio as well as the downstairs area of our home (since my studio is in our home, you can get a better idea of how we're using the space). then you can hear a "jack ryan" re…
 
what are your tell-tale signs that you’re simply saying “yes” to too many things or overscheduling yourself & your family? hear all about some recent epic fails in parenting & life – all due to running too fast. it’s definitely something i have to constantly be aware of, reevaluate, reassess and make a new plan. i’ll share some things that are help…
 
do you ever look out at your creative biz and see way too many things that you need to improve? maybe you even catch yourself saying, “the grass is greener on the other side? I opened an email from amy porterfield of the “online marketing made easy” podcast and she had a couple really profound descriptions & suggestions that i think will help so ma…
 
did you miss so many friends during pandemic like i did? i found my heart swelling with gratitude for all the dear friends who made a positive impact in my life and so many others. i started sharing about these amazing women who i call “SWEETladies”. ondalynn lewis vance is one of those extra special friends who made my college years so bright, fun…
 
what a treat of an interview! as stephanie braced for an alabama storm & possible tornado, we chatted about all sorts of things: her tech background & skills, artist journey, teaching art, mentoring artists, time management, mothering, priorities and podcasting! it’s an episode jam-packed with goodness. one of my very favorite parts is when she tal…
 
"tell me about YOUR sacred grove" 48" oil on wood, custom framed to 4’10” when joseph prayed to God with his soul-burning question, the sacred grove burst forth with light and knowledge. similarly, our heavenly parents greatly desire that each and every one of their children create a safe space where they can take their questions, ponderings, and r…
 
isn’t hindsight 20-20? or just 2020 lol?! now that we’ve had time to look back over the past 2 years since the pandemic began, it’s easy to see things we would have liked to have done better or perhaps we feel guilty about our choices. no judgment here, everyone made choices they felt was best at the time and i know that no matter what there was a …
 
when in a rut or just simply in the need of something new to taste, i dive back into my favorite cookbooks to remember recipes, or to find new ones. here are eleven of my favorite cookbooks. some were given at our wedding and others i’ve collected over the years. the ones i go back to again and again are quite often those that are easy to adjust or…
 
"eve & asherah [a mother-daughter portrait]" 28x36 oil on wood (click to see painting) let's chat about all things adam & eve, how we can learn from their journey and what blessings do we enjoy because of their Fall? i've been researching across different of christian thoughts as well as from a messianic jewish perspective too. so many different fe…
 
looking back at the sweetest memories that simply keep on giving...so much laughter and love, so much learned and enjoyed being friends with my beautiful dear friend christy. so much heart, soo much knowledge, and a giggle that is absolutely contagious -- this adventurous friend amazes me with all she has done and continues to do for all of those a…
 
happiest new year! in this episode, we'll dive into hopes & dreams for 2022, some deep thoughts for a blank slate snowy january, room for growth & learning, and the ever-present need for discernment as we process our journey. i'll also share a new favorite channel on youtube: the house of valentina...in which you can watch an episode about january …
 
have you read the book "the relatives came" by cythia rylant & stephen gammel?! oh it is so fun and wonderfully shows all the beauty & craziness that comes when we spend time with family. during the holidays i learned so much being with family members. here are 5 of the life lessons and epiphanies i pondered & gleaned. we learn so much from family …
 
one of my favorite things during the holidays is to ready holiday books with our kiddos. for many years, i gave a book to each kiddo during christmas. we keep them in a very accessible place during the season and read them constantly…most years, well into the next year. in this episode i’ll share 15 of our favorite books from our collection. you’ll…
 
what are your favorite christmas albums of your childhood or throughout your life? in this episode i’ll share some of my favorites albums, songs and i’ll even play a couple clips. i’ll share some new songs that just came out and some brand new christmas albums too. “the chosen” had an incredible christmas special last year and this year we went to …
 
talking about all things sweet lady ashley today! this sister-in-law is the queen of fun and has the best eye for design. she is always up for a party and take the time to make special moments. enjoy learning about this amazing sister of mine. love you ash! click here for show note photos LEAVE ME FEEDBACK: - what should i talk about next? let me k…
 
alright artists and creative biz friends. let's chat about the benefits of previewing your collection or show pieces to your collectors ahead of the release/event. what are the benefits? i'll list 12 ways you can give a proper preview and reap the rewards. and for this week's redpill let's talk about life lessons and where we're actually learning m…
 
have you ever heard of the "thanksgiving proclamation"? i hadn't, and yet it was such a beautiful thing to consider and read this thanksgiving week. i'll link to it below so that you can take a look. you'll also hear a clip of robert f. kennedy jr. talking about censorship and a great transfer of wealth. listen and then research to find out for you…
 
throughout my life i was taught to separate media into two categories: the “imaginary” and “truth”. but what if it’s not that simple? what if there is truth hidden in films and fictional novels? what if there are lies hidden in “the news”? what if all this time i should have been discerning carefully between all the media i am inviting into my thou…
 
catching up with mary was such a treat. it reminded me how important it is to not just celebrate all the good in each other's projects and lives, but also to honestly share about the challenges we’re facing and what they’re teaching us too. thank you mary for sharing so much of your heart. and for giving us a peek behind the scenes of your incredib…
 
the lovely nicole woodbury returns to the podcast to share about the latest certain women show in salt lake. she gives an update on the show events and the upcoming catalog soon to debut with all the artwork and artist statements. she also updates us on all she’s been up to the past couple years: baby #4, new series, a big show, moving, and of cour…
 
oh do we have a gift for you today! tracy ann holmes is a ceramic, watercolor, pencil artist living in tucson, arizona...sharing her heart and creative journey throughout this episode. her ceramic work is a gift from her soul -- full of love, light, and all the support that we women need most. hear all about her incredible heavenly mother piece in …
 
artist & curator laura erekson is sharing all about the latest “certain women” art show at anthony’s fine art & antiques in salt lake. the show will be open till november 13th and if you’re not local you can see all the artwork on the certainwomenartshow.com website. laura shares background on the heavenly mother theme and specifics about the show.…
 
the latest certain women art show is up and this year’s edition is all about our heavenly mother. in this episode, i’m sharing my statement and a little about the creation of this painting. i’ll also talk about red pills, a scene from the first matrix movie, and how it applies to eve, her choice, our choices and our current quest for truth. LINKS c…
 
do you consider yourself a prepper? i don’t consider myself a “serious” prepper, but i have facets of my personal life as well as in my business where i prefer to feel prepared. it’s always a work in progress, i’m always learning new things. i’ve had some disasters-of-a-sort in both areas of my life and it’s taught me so much. and how about you? wh…
 
in our personal lives, as well as in our careers, it’s easy for many of us “people pleasers” lol to feel that happiness & success only come from giving our all and even more often -- way more than what is required, expected or anticipated. don’t get me wrong, it served me well in so many situations -- but the expectations started to weigh on me and…
 
how do you go from mere busywork to something more substantial and sustaining in learning? how do we know that something is true when there are so many sources asking for our attention? it’s back to school season and many of us inside & outside of the classroom are pursuing truth. we’ll chat about possible good, better, and best when it comes to le…
 
part six of this series on choice! maybe, like me, you’re looking around lately and seeing that as well-intended as most of it is -- there seems to be choices being made “for our good” at school, in our activities, at work, in our neighborhoods, communities, in our families, and even at church. while i’m truly grateful that so many have our best in…
 
do you ever worry about sharing too much or too often? what about with a big event? have you ever been so sad you missed something because you got behind on your email or social media? it's the worst feeling to realize you didn't hear about something you'd really liked to have attended until after the event. here are some ways to embrace the happy …
 
several years ago, marissa & heather combined forces to support mother artists & create a much-needed community on instagram. artists themselves, they were learning how to set aside tradition or opinions of others, and go after their own creative pursuits while being working mothers. soo many conversations and uplifting love shared between creative…
 
sharing twelve happy thoughts that have been lifting my spirits these past few months. also, info about my latest framed mini circle collection. you can make suggestions of colors or subjects you’d like to see in my series, or better yet: collaborate with me to create your own custom circle mini. to get your custom mini paintings started --- send m…
 
school is great, but there are some life lessons that can’t simply be taught at school, in a course, or by obtaining a university degree. two recent experiences with our older two boys are graciously providing our family with many life lessons. i’ll share 12 things that i see we’re learning from these simple and yet very profound life experiences. …
 
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