Most of my paintings are some snapshot of an emotion, where I am in my own journey, or something that inspires me. This painting kept coming as a process. I am learning more and more to embrace the process and be less controlling. I dreamed this painting first. It was in color. I laid the background and then created a grid to draw my figure in. Once I drew it, I realized I didn’t like where it was located and redrew it in a different location. As I painted the figure, I realized that I still liked the grid and the initial drawing. This painting began to become more about the process. But even more so, about the process of Becoming.

Growth can sometimes be painful, but shouldn’t be avoided. Sometimes we need to just take some time out for ourselves and become who we are.

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly” – Anonymous


About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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