a new co-sleeping painting ~ sweet as honey

Honey, original 10x10" painting by Katie m. Berggren

We all get so much stuff in our inbox ~ So, today, I just have one thing to say to you: Thank You. Thank you for your kindness and support over the years (12!) and for those of you who send sweet-as-honey notes my way. Have a wonderful day! It’s Thursday ~ so I have a new original MINI painting to share ~ it's a joy to have a mini in process each week ~ a little emotion, a little gift. I release my original mini painting each Thursday morning ~ I am also, always, creating larger original paintings to offer in the Online Studio Shop, as well as commissioned custom paintings for clients (pre-sold). This new mini original painting is titled Honey. For a long time I've wanted to create a painting titled Honey... crafted in honey tones... sweet, smooth and soothing :) You can find Honey (the original one-of-a-kind painting on canvas), here, while she lasts. She is a 10x10" original painting on canvas for $240. Prints of Honey are here. A lusciously rich and textured original 10x10" painting on deep canvas. The 1 1/2" edges of this painting are richly painted dark brown and the entire painted area is protected with UV Varnish so your original painting will last a lifetime. This piece is signed on the front, labeled and signed on the back, wired and ready to hang where you most need a pick-me-up and a little love-reminder every day. Thank you for everything, have a WONDERFUL day! Wanna chat live on Facebook? I'll see you there. Love & Sincerely, Katie

a new pregnancy painting ~ Crack My Heart Open

Crack My Heart Open, original 24x24" painting on canvas ~ currently available

You know how some emotions can crack open our hearts after we've been doing the mundane-day-to-day for too long? How some feelings make us realize that we are *truly* alive, open our eyes and open our hearts and bring on a rush of awareness? My mama heart cracked completely open a few days ago after a run-in with my 9-year-old son: A moment of peace spun on its head because I chose impatience over taking a deep breath… a crack in this mama that led to a blast of frustration. In that moment, my heart truly opened as I realized my annoyance was aimed at a little boy who loves me whole-heartedly... and the regretful emotion that spilled out healed both our hearts. As mamas we make mistakes… it’s how we handle them that matters. The above painting is titled Crack My Heart Open ~ it was important for me to have the baby between her breasts... our children have such a way of cracking us open. This piece is a 24x24" one-of-a-kind painting on canvas, available for $790 (and free global shipping for a limited time with coupon code SHIPLOVE). She was featured in the Art Of Birth Gallery Show in Texas, in March 2015. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It’s Thursday ~ so I have a new original MINI painting to share ~ it's a joy to have a mini in process each week ~ a little emotion, a little gift. I release my original mini painting each Thursday morning ~ I am also, always, creating larger original paintings to offer in the Online Studio ...

A New Mini Pregnancy Painting ~ & BabyFest Portland on Saturday

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This Saturday I'll be at BabyFest at the Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Saturday, May 16, Oregon Convention Center, 11am-4pm. This is my first time doing this show, so I'm a little nervous, but excited, too.   Are you local to the Portland/Vancouver area? Want to come and say "hi" for FREE?   I've got several Couple's Passes to give away ($30 value). Please email me if you are SURE you can come and want me to save you a ticket. If I DO NOT respond, that means I didn't get your email. So please try again :) At MY booth (#109), you will find mini original paintings, 12x12" archival prints and MANY new glass art pendants! Also: New Mamas will Win Prizes, Attend Seminars, Get Pampered, Shop and Be Educated on Everything they Possibly Need for their Growing Family. 100+ Exhibits hosted by National Baby Companies and local businesses. New mamas will enjoy pampering by local spas with complimentary mini services such as massage, hair styling, makeup. Baby Play & Interactive Areas will be hosted by local experts offering complimentary play zones for babies & toddlers. The Big Shower at 2:45! This is like no other shower. It's an hour of games, exclusive prizes and connecting with other Expectant & New Parents. Also, mention this blog post when you purchase at my booth (#109) and take home a free set of frame-able 5x7" art cards with any purchase! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It’s Thursday ~ so I have a new original MINI painting to share ~ it's a joy to have a mini in process each week ~ a little emotion, a little gift. This ...

Nothing Matters (yet, everything matters) ~ and a new mini original

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I find myself asking my boys (& myself) a lot, in view of a decision or dilemma: Will this matter in an hour? A day, a week? Ten minutes?   Often the answer is an obvious ‘no’. After months of this, I am beginning to feel that nothing ‘really’ matters… It doesn’t matter if we have waffles & avocados for dinner. Or if my son does his homework while lying across the kitchen counter, or if we skip flossing & showers one night, & watch funny youtube videos instead… But at the same time, it ‘all’ matters… It matters how my face looks when my boy tells of the new game he’s going to create; how I respond when a bowl of O’s hits the floor; whether I say anything after my boys ‘clean up’ the smoothie (& I’m still finding purple crust on the walls & floor); how I react when I get blasted in the face with a mouthful of water, as my son is trying to get down his first ever ‘swallow-able’ vitamin… (I laughed like crazy! And was proud of myself later!) Nothing matters, and yet, it all matters. Do you know what I mean? Here’s another example :) it doesn’t matter if we eat ice cream cones right before dinner… but at the same time, it totally matters that I DO eat ice cream cones with my boys right before dinner! Know what I mean? What message is embedded in that happy cone in the sunshine, when mommy ‘should’ be cooking? Hrrmmm? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It’s Thursday ~ so I have a ...

5 Gifts ~ 5 days ~ 5 Glass Moments To Give Away

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  Tomorrow is day ONE  of the next '5 Gifts ~ 5 Days' event! GOOD LUCK! Enter here: www.KmBerggren.com/enter ~ one entry will cover you for the whole 5 days. Each day, Monday through Friday, I will choose someone who has entered, and send them an email, allowing them to choose which of the five gifts they'd like to have. I'll then ship them for free! When you join the email list to enter, be sure to click in your confirmation email so you are TRULY in the running! Good Luck!! I'll email the winners starting tomorrow night, and post them on Facebook, too. Let me know if you have any questions, Love & Sincerely, Katie