Making of a Girl

I am curating an art show for March with the theme “Fear”. It’s a group show I do annually, pulling local artists together so we can network, meet, and push ourselves in a direction different than what we’re use to. I am very excited to see the artwork that comes out of this show. I’ve been listening to the ideas bouncing around and everyones interpretation of fear.

I sat with it and thought about what fear means to me. I will honestly say I didn’t really understand fear until I had a child. I backpacked around the world by myself, been on grand adventures, and have honestly done a lot of things in my life that most people would consider dangerous. None of it phased me. Then I had my child. I feared motherhood more than I could imagine. It wasn’t being a mom so much that I feared, but the unknown. Would I be a good mom? What if, what if, what if? It was terrifying. This got me to thinking that a lot of people don’t make changes in their life, settle into complacency and unhappy situations, or don’t take chances because of the fear of the unknown. So I did a piece that reflects that. It’s called ‘The Unknown’. It’s done in oils and I made a very amateur video to show the progression.

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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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One Response to Making of a Girl

  1. bentartuk says:

    Interesting video – seeing the painting animated

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