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.

Way Outside my Comfort Zone

When you 9 year old son comes home from school and says he wants a homemade costume for Halloween, you don’t tell him no. Especially when he starts justifying a homemade costume by telling you it will be “cooler” and … Continue reading

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Travel & Inspiration

Travel and art are two of my biggest passions. I’ve been fortunate enough to do a lot of traveling this year. So much so, I haven’t had as much time to work on all of the ideas and inspiration that … Continue reading

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Rules were meant to be broken

I have always had a sort of personal rule that when a painting is finished and I sign my name to it, I do not touch it again. I decided that this rule had to be broken. As I was … Continue reading

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Painting with the Bambinos

I sat painting in the shade. It’s exactly as an artist residency should be. Inspired by the other artists working around me, I sipped my coffee, and painted little sketches that I had done throughout the week. There was to … Continue reading

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Art Collaboration with my son

I was hoping that at my artist residency, I could work on a collaborative project with my son. I really had no idea what I would work on when I was there, but was hoping it would present itself. As … Continue reading

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Dreams Come True

I won! I won an artist residency in southern Italy. I have actually done this residency before 11 years ago. Something that made it really special this time is that I got to take my son. My son has been … Continue reading

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Mixed Media

Mixed Media is something I have always been fascinated with, but never really sure what to do. Hand me a medium and I will figure it out. Hand me a bunch of mediums and I’m completely lost. However, I find … Continue reading

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