Welcome to Painted Hippo Studio. I’m Keri Bas, and 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.

Join me for a Creative Social (and join the Meetup), an opportunity to meet other local artists while working on portable projects. While COVID-19 is still a danger, all meetings will be virtual, through Zoom or another online tool.

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. We will also be meeting virtually for the foreseeable future.

Join me for a social

Houston SFF Writers Social

Houston SFF Writers Social

Topic: December Free-For-All. Since we can't meet in person, our usual games-and-chat for the winter season will be postponed to ...
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Monday, December 14, 2020 7:00 pm
Online Sketch Social with VAA

Online Sketch Social with VAA

Join me and the Visual Arts Alliance live on Zoom for some crafty time with other folks. We'll share thoughts ...
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Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Online Sketch Social with VAA

Online Sketch Social with VAA

Join me and the Visual Arts Alliance live on Zoom for some crafty time with other folks. We'll share thoughts ...
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:00 pm

Recent Stories

Mini Series Sew-Along Finish

Mini Series Sew-Along Finish

At long last, I finished the Sew-along I started in March, with Alison Glass and Giucy Giuce. Using Alison Glass patterns for mini paper-pieced blocks, ...
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Dad's Obituary & Service

Dad’s Obituary & Service

Peter Paul Bas IIIOctober 8, 1945 - May 20, 2020Peter Paul Bas, III, 74, died at home in Houston May 20, 2020 after a valiant ...
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Goodbyes are terrible

Goodbyes are terrible

My dad died yesterday. He was an amazing person, and we were so so lucky to have him. Whenever I had to tell anybody about ...
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