Welcome to Painted Hippo Studio, where I create stories in textile and fiber, in paint and pencil, and in words. I enjoy telling tales of hope in the face of despair, of surreal worlds alongside our own, and of the power of people to shape their worlds.

My art has been included in regional and international exhibitions, and my fiction has appeared in Alien Skin Magazine and Ideomancer.  My commissioned portraits are in several private collections.

Join me for a Creative Social, an opportunity to meet other local artists while working on portable projects. Learn with others in small workshops, including Breaking Creative Blocks, Using Tarot for Writing, and Artist Trading Cards.  

I run the Houston Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Meetup, a place for aspiring and accomplished writers of all ages and speculative genres to meet, commiserate, learn, and grow.   

Join Me at a Social

November Sketch Social with VAA

November Sketch Social with VAA

In cooperation with the Visual Arts Alliance, I host a monthly Sketch Social as part of my Creative Events. Join ...
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Creativity Social: Nanowrimo Edition

Creativity Social: Nanowrimo Edition

For those participating in Nanowrimo or any November-based marathon creative project, this gathering invites you to get a social burst ...
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 7:00 pm
December Sketch Social with VAA

December Sketch Social with VAA

In cooperation with the Visual Arts Alliance, I host a monthly Sketch Social as part of my Creative Events. Join ...
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 7:00 pm

Recent Stories

See my work at the International Quilt Festival

See my work at the International Quilt Festival

Well, it's happened: I got a quilt accepted to a special exhibit at the International Quilt Festival-Houston! My quilt, We Can Quilt it!, will be ...
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Mid-Year Review

Mid-Year Review

Wow, is it July already? Well, Quilting Jetgirl is having a Mid-Year Review linkup in company with last year's Planning Party. So I wanted to ...
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2018 Planning Party

2018 Planning Party

Here's hoping this blog is working well enough for a new post, because I'm joining Quilting JetGirl's 2018 Planning Party. Looking Back at 2017 The ...
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