Updates from the KmBerggren Studio

2023 Calendars - order window is closing

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2023 Calendars - order window is closing

I hope your week is treating you well. I know it's been a challenging time for many, but I promise there are silver linings to the clouds. It just might take us a little while to see them. I am sending you the best today ♥ The window for 2023 Calendars is closing, and I just wanted you to know. Because of ink, paper and shipping price increases, I'm selling my calendars almost exclusively via pre-order this year. Also, I have NOT raised their price, I'm not passing the price-hikes on to you ♥   But I absolutely appreciate pre-orders...

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2023 Calendars - Pre-Order Gifts

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2023 Calendars - Pre-Order Gifts

Heads Up! Calendars for 2023 are now available for pre-order! They will be sold primarily through pre-order this year, so please don't wait. See below the images I've chosen for the pages.   I also have some gifts for those who pre-order by September 30, or while supplies last.     2023 is the 12th year of my motherhood art calendars. The painting images are bold and beautiful, yet soft and sweet. And the premium 12x12 size (opening to 12x24 inches) is AWESOME!           That's all today - go off and enjoy your week's end!  ...

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Scary New Ideas ~ YOU

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Scary New Ideas ~ YOU

When I ‘signed up’ to start a business as an artist (20 years ago), I had NO CLUE the roller coaster I was putting myself on. Social media and email marketing have been some of the big loops in this coaster, literally: a big, lovely UPswing at the beginning, and some definite DOWNturns throughout. Tis the nature of being willing to try lots of things when you believe in your work and how it can touch hearts ♥ strap-in baby, the ride is long and crazy, but overall positive.   NO ONE said it would be easy.    Here is an...

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Fine Art Prints in vibrant color, or washed out?

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Fine Art Prints in vibrant color, or washed out?

When you see an image of a painting on a screen, it can be a bit deceiving because your screen has lovely light always pouring through it. Tickling your eyes and making the image even more vibrant and glowing than it could ever be on paper. But that doesn’t mean a fine art print on paper shouldn’t be breathtaking!     When you are looking to purchase artwork from an artist’s store, you should look for few things in regard to the quality of the print: 1) Look for the artist’s samples of the printed artwork. Basically, photographs that the...

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How are Art Prints made?

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How are Art Prints made?

When an artist creates an original painting, they are putting paint (the type of their choice!) onto paper or canvas. When the artwork is complete and as gorgeous as they choose for it to be, they will take a photograph of the finished piece. They will ideally use a camera that takes incredible quality high-resolution print-quality images. They will use an easel, a tripod and photography lights if they know what they are doing. A snapshot from a smart phone is usually not sufficient to make prints from as the smartphone often blurs or stretches images at the edge of the...

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