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.

Starting to get in the holiday spirit

Each year I end up with a bunch of Christmas cards in the  mail box. I love getting them. It’s like mailbox love. I hang them on the mantle, but after Christmas I never really know what to do with … Continue reading

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Mingle Jingle Holiday Extravaganza

I have been working on lots of small new pieces. The inspiration keeps flowing and I can’t seem to paint fast enough. I decided to show and sell some of my new work at a Holiday Extravaganza hosted by Finan … Continue reading

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10 x 10″ Original Art, 150+ Artists

ArtsKC will feature over 150+ original works of art from Kansas City artists that have been supported by ArtsKC through the Grant-Making program and the Now Showing program. I participate in the Now Showing Program, which connects local Kansas City … Continue reading

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The final product

I realized I never shared the final product of my son’s homemade Halloween costume. The only thing we ended up not making was the hands. We ordered them off of Amazon. I ended up going to Goodwill and buying an … Continue reading

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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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