Kat Bailey
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  • Huntsville, TX
  • United States

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Writing About Art

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kat Bailey May 10. 8 Replies

Last year, one of the essays I wrote for Hello Humans was about accepting myself and declaring myself an artist. I had been many things: an accountant, a teacher, a restaurant owner to name a few -…READ MORE

Tags: #life, #art, #artist, #howyoubecameanartist, #whatsyourstory

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Daisy still looking out for her injured duck. Scroll for more sweetness. . . #muscovyduck #poodle #daisymae #hopewellkat #countrylife #hopewellkat #artist #katbailey #daisysduck #katbaileyartist #katbailey #author #life #hope #faith #joy #suns #flowers #treeoflife #circleoflife

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The first two paintings in my FAMILY series came easily to me in concept. I have eight more paintings in this series planned. For each of my immediate family members, I'm choosing a photo/time period/emotional connection that most expresses my feelings about them - not necessarily as an individual; but, more like how I see them as an individual separate from my relationship with each. Honestly, it's turning out to be a lot harder than I thought and I'm wondering why it was so easy with my parents? Maybe because they are both gone from this earth and my relationship with each is frozen where they left it. I don't know; but, I'll be pondering this a lot. When I decided to do this series, I knew exactly what I wanted to convey about each of my parents. I hope the other concepts come to me and that I'll know them when they do. . . #hopewellkat #katbaileyartist #katbaileyauthor #hopewellkat #countrylife #countryartist #suns #love #flowers #joy #hope #acrylicpaintings #mosaics #lily #lilyart #grankatandlily #lilyandgrankat #concreteart #gardenart #treeoflife @katbaileyauthor @artezaofficial #colorfulpaintings #family Message for commissions & acquisitions Visit hopewellkat.com

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A friend, who is a quilt artist, told me a while back that she's not interested in "joining" - she was referring to quilt guilds or other such groups. She said she just wanted to make quilts for her family and herself. I thought about that quite a bit. This trilogy took me so long - in part (largely) because I'm emotional about family in general. Losing my parents has left me permanently (I believe) a bit off kilter regarding my family. Partly, it took so long because I knew I was painting these for my granddaughter and I would pause to paint other things - commissions or other pieces to possibly sell/show. But, I understand what my friend told me now - I do want to paint for my family and myself - I want to leave a little tiny piece of me behind and hope that it survives a generation or two. . . #hopewellkat

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Stairwell gallery . . I'd probably rather sell most of these; but, for now they'll be on "show" in my stairwell. . . #hopewellkat #katbaileyartist #katbaileyauthor #hopewellkat #countrylife #countryartist #suns #love #flowers #joy #hope #acrylicpaintings #mosaics #lily #lilyart #grankatandlily #lilyandgrankat #concreteart #gardenart #treeoflife @katbaileyauthor @artezaofficial #colorfulpaintings @kylamariepillsbury . Message for commissions & acquisitions Visit hopewellkat.com @ Texas

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Repost . First in the series, FIVE FLOWERS; though, I'll admit that the next two (of what will be six, I think) are not quite finished. Sometimes, posting (or reposting in this case) will give me a little push. On the other hand, I've been known to abandon more than a few paintings... Regardless, this ONE is complete and was selected for the Wit & Wisdom Show in June... It's small - 8"x10", acrylic, and heavily textured. . . #hopewellkat #katbaileyartist #katbaileyauthor #hopewellkat #countrylife #countryartist #suns #love #flowers #joy #hope #acrylicpaintings #mosaics #lily #lilyart #grankatandlily #lilyandgrankat #concreteart #gardenart #treeoflife @katbaileyauthor @artezaofficial #colorfulpaintings @kylamariepillsbury . Message for commissions & acquisitions

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After retiring from 30 years in education, I discovered, shockingly, that I had been a workaholic. I had always written and made things and said for a long time, "I make stuff" before I settled into an ease with calling myself "an artist" with any conviction. I live in a small community in Texas called Hopewell and create and paint in our log cabin as well as at my studio in Huntsville, Texas (@HeatonHouseStudio). I write for Hello Humans, contribute to The Huntsville Item (@Kat Bailey on Facebook) and post my writing on Medium. I love to upcycle and spend a little time each month combing resale shops for inspiration and unusual art (@SassyKatStuff).  Life as an artist is good.  My website: hopewellkat.com is updated as I can get to it; but, I'm found on Instagram, Twitter, and lots of other social media sites as HopewellKat, Hopewell Kat, and Kat Bailey. 

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Delighted to announce...

Posted on May 10, 2019 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

I have been working hard since recovering from an illness of over two months.  While ill, my mind felt a bit jumbled, but I had a lot of time to just think and decided to take some chances with art that I had not had the confidence to take in the past. There were many "failures" (which are really just opportunities to learn); but, I am excited to have been chosen for inclusion in the Grimes County Art Show: Wit & Wisdom, facilitated by Doubling Entendre…


You Are My Sunshine

Posted on November 18, 2018 at 1:26am 0 Comments

(From a Facebook "Note" post last year)


Posted on November 16, 2018 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

On being/becoming an artist and acknowledging the fragile moments, steps and stumbles on the path to an intimate understanding of my journey thus far. My most recent essay on Hello Humans.

HINDSIGHT: An artist who always was

I have a dilemma.

While updating inventory in my space at a co-op shop, a flash of horror came over me as I looked at several…


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At 10:20am on April 9, 2019, Renate Fekete said…

thank you so very much

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At 6:11pm on March 8, 2019, R L Oliver said…

Thanks for the like of the Yamaha guitar, Kat. Much appreciated.

At 8:48am on March 2, 2019, Paul Dodd said…

Thanks for the likes  Kate

At 5:43pm on March 1, 2019, Martin Watkins said…

Thanks Kat, very kind of you.

At 9:50pm on January 18, 2019, marilyn grimble said…

Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. Mxx

At 6:30pm on November 28, 2018, Ed Holland said…

thanks Kat    I agree, I used to have difficulty drawing a horse facing forward and I'm afraid the only way to get it right is by practising it over and over. It will come, I promise. Have a great day     Ed 

At 8:29pm on November 27, 2018, marilyn grimble said…

Thank you so much for your kind words, always appreciated. Mxx

At 4:51pm on November 27, 2018, Debra Ericksen said…
I appreciate your comments on my castle! Thanks
At 1:17pm on November 21, 2018, R L Oliver said…

Glad you liked the Golden Rubber Tree and murals.  They are favorites of mine, too! Thanks!

At 3:51pm on November 20, 2018, Ed Holland said…

thanks Kat    enjoy your week    Ed



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