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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Sweet Lily had two+ pieces in the art show. The first sun she ever painted (at 2 years old, barely) and a sculpture she made especially for the show when she heard my art was going to be in it. She assumed she would be included and made the pipe cleaner sculpture she called "Wild Flower" ~ and I love that @lillianlovekennedy honored this little artist's enthusiasm. Lily's pipe cleaner sculpture is sitting on top of a "very expensive art work" (Lily's words) for which she gathered all the materials herself and insisted upon making with zero help from me except for getting her a pair of scissors. Since you can't see it, I'll say that it's cut pieces of black paper with about 200 glass stones and some pieces of yarn glued to it. Lily calls it "The House". The stand on which Lily's sculptures are displayed is by Missi Love Fox. You haven't missed your chance to see Wit & Wisdom: check out Hopewell Kat for event details. @doubling_entendre

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Bye bye blond... Welcome home red. Heading out to the Wit & Wisdom Art Show. Yay!

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Hey friends... if you're in the area, the Wit & Wisdom art exhibition opens this evening at 5 pm! I...

Hey friends... if you're in the area, the Wit & Wisdom art exhibition opens this evening at 5 pm! I have nine pieces in the show (including the most recent piece of my dad) and sweet Lily has one painting and a sculpture (she made when she first heard about an art show) + the "very expensive" art (made the day she needed scissors) in this show. It's a busy weekend for sure and an outing to the Bedias Civic Center on Main street can be a fun part of it!

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Repost: After this dried (last week) I noticed several little issues (that were huge in my mind)...

Repost: After this dried (last week) I noticed several little issues (that were huge in my mind) and fixed them. Most notably for me is that while I worked on the glass in my dad's hand, I had completely messed up his hand and it looked so contorted and odd and I didn't even notice! So, I fixed that and a few other little things and made a mental note to watch out for tunnel vision. . {This is from a photo of my dad in the late 50s (possibly 1959). It's embellished quite a bit as I wanted to create a composition that could tell a "coming of age" story of sorts. 20"x16", acrylic on art board } . . #hopewellkat #daddy #justfinishedthis #painting #acrylicpainting #familyphoto #happyhour #comingofage #momanddad #billyraybailey #katbaileyartist #katbaileyauthor

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Thinking about the upcoming Grimes County Art Show: WIT & WISDOM. Come out and see art by Hopewell Kat (Kat Bailey) and other local artists for yourself! We'd love to meet and visit with you. Bedias, Texas, June 14th @ 5:00pm, Bedias Civic Center. . . #hopewellkat #hopewellkatart #hopewellkatartdesignandmedia #katbaileyartist #katbaileyartist #bediastexas #grimescounty #acrylicpaintings #art #smalltownartist #artshow #artexhibition #artsale #showopening #artshowopening @ Texas

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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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