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 (and join the Meetup), 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

Creativity Social - Inktober Edition

Creativity Social – Inktober Edition

It's Inktober! (Or Drawlloween, if you prefer!) What are you doing to celebrate? Join me for a stress-free opportunity to ...
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Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:00 pm
Sketch Social with VAA

Sketch Social with VAA

Join me for a low-key opportunity to meet local artists and draw, paint, sketch, stitch or otherwise be creative together ...
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:00 pm
Sketch Social with VAA

Sketch Social with VAA

Join me for a low-key opportunity to meet local artists and draw, paint, sketch, stitch or otherwise be creative together ...
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019 7:00 pm

Recent Stories

Wild Tales Issue #42

Wild Tales Issue #42

When the Quilt Festival put out a call for comic book themed quilts, it seemed a natural fit for my interests. I immediately thought of ...
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2019 Planning Party

2019 Planning Party

Quilt Goals, Life Goals Review of 2018 My big news for 2018 was having a quilt in a Special Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival ...
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Quilt Festival 2018

Quilt Festival 2018

The Quilt Festival has come and gone, and we're back to regular production. This year I attended the awards ceremony for the first time, which ...
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