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.

Update, March 2020: During the Stay Home – Work Safe period in Harris County, and during the danger zones for coronavirus, in-person events are canceled. Look for online gatherings or video collections in the coming days.

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.

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Recent Stories

Staying home, working safe

Staying home, working safe

With classes canceled for the next few weeks at least, I am here at home. I've been through a lot of Disney movies and other ...
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Highlights from the International Quilt Festival Houston

Highlights from the International Quilt Festival Houston

I had a great time as usual, but it was an incredibly busy week. I was still teaching classes almost every day, and attending both ...
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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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