Updates from the KmBerggren Studio — painting process

9th Annual Painting On Purpose - Mary's Place, Seattle, WA

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9th Annual Painting On Purpose - Mary's Place, Seattle, WA

The 9th Annual Painting On Purpose is coming together nicely!  You can watch her daily/weekly progress in my Instagram Stories And some of it right here:   The PURPOSE for Painting On Purpose is to give ALL of the money from the sale of an original painting, each year, to an organization that benefits mothers and/or children. Just one of the reasons I'm grateful for your orders (mermaids, anyone?) throughout the year :)      So far, this project has allowed me to give $6756 to 8 different organizations, since 2015. When this new painting sells, the buyer of the painting and I...

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calendar sale ♥ sketching in the car

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calendar sale ♥ sketching in the car

I was recently waiting in my car for my sister who is my hair-stylist. I was about to get my shortest cut ever, and I'm still adjusting to it :) She was running late and I had forgotten my journal, but I had a little notebook tucked in the car. I had a flood of inspiration to use... a bunch of women in my head needed to come out... It's all perspective, isn't it? I could have sat and stewed, but instead I sat and drew, and now I have fresh hope for new paintings.   Surprise Calendar Sale I...

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What's Most Important? ♥ Empathy ♥ New WIP

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What's Most Important? ♥ Empathy ♥ New WIP

Happy December! It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day WAVES of things to do, isn’t it?   Especially this time of year. We can get carried away in the tide of to-dos and all the sudden realize that we haven’t been present in our own minds & moments for… how long? An hour or more? Gosh, maybe even a day. I believe this is why the days “fly by” as we like to say. And then the weeks fly by, and the years…   Personally, when I’m on the treadmill-slash-roller coaster of one-thing-after-another I try to stop...

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Painting On Purpose AND Silent Story

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Painting On Purpose AND Silent Story

One thing I’ve realized when I drip tidbits of Silent Story out is that MOST of us have a story like this… we’ve all felt betrayed or forgotten at one point or another. Thank you for sharing your stories with me. Because this is a self-imposed project, I rely only on myself. I have no one to blame but me. For delays, mistakes, dropped balls. I must be driven from within, driven from a visualization of holding the sample copy in my hands, and then, the final product. And I am. Learn much more and reserve YOUR copy of the Silent Story...

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Son Series ♥

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Son Series ♥

I knew I wanted these four paintings to be unique – as this feeling of hatching young men into the world is unique…
I WILL have prints of these on my wall, as a celebration of the journey and a reminder of the TRUST I/we must have, and most importantly of the JOY that is coming up for my boys and YOUR boy(s)...

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