Author Archives: strokeofred

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.

I collect people

Someone told me once that I “collect people”. She was referencing the fact that usually after she ends a job or moves onto a new chapter in her life, she rarely stays in touch with people from that period of … Continue reading

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Just Be You

For years I’ve been curious about the New York Art Expo. I’ve wondered if it’s something I might want to do. There’s a lot of publicity around it. About 35,000 people attend in a weekend and people come from all … Continue reading

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New York here I come

For several years I’ve been wondering about the New York Art Expo. It seems so shinyto a Kansas girl. Artists, galleries, New York…it can all be a little intimidating. Deep down, its some place I think I might want to … Continue reading

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I got my first rejection letter!

I read somewhere that if you’re not getting rejections you’re not reaching far enough. This has stuck with me. Probably because I avoid doing anything that leads to rejection. After letting this resonate with me for awhile, I have decided … Continue reading

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Sometimes you lose sight

I recently read the book “Year of Yes”. If you haven’t read it, seriously, go read it. I avoided it for a long time because I kept thinking, ‘I don’t need another book on how to to say Yes more. … Continue reading

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Flowers that Never Die

When my son was a toddler, he use to talk people into buying me flowers on his behalf because he knew that I loved them. When he was about 3 he became sad when I explained he couldn’t keep touching … Continue reading

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Flowers and Cows

I paint textured landscapes and flowers, and I paint cows. I love both subject matters in very different ways. I’ve decided that for marketing purposes I need to separate the two. As a result, all of my landscapes and flowers … Continue reading

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