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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Happy Lips . This is a small painting - 8" square - and it took me about a week to complete. The hardest part? The glasses. This is the self-portrait I did for my grandaughter after she saw I'm Blue Because You're Yellow (@charlie.robison ) and declared that she did not like the "sad lips". I used a mirror and a photograph to paint from and it was months and months and months before I realized that I never did paint the pupils after getting the glasses the way I wanted them. . . . #hopewellkat #family #treeoflife #daddy #love #hopewellkatartist #katbailey #katbaileyartist @katbaileyauthor #artezaofficial @artezaofficial #light #color #acrylicpainting #bold #circleoflife #suns #hearts #moons #artist #artoninstagram

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I'm Blue Because You're Yellow . . Painted during a stormy 48 hour period, I stayed up all night the second night to finish this. Only if you paint can you imagine how long that hair took; but, that's not what I stayed up all night for. I did the hair and face the first evening. I spent more time on the wall and details than I can even believe now. And, if you know my work, you may know that I also paint the backs of my canvases whenever possible (I prefer art/canvas/linen board and other hard surfaces). The back of this looks like a crazy person painted it. Seriously. And though I didn't know at the time, there was a bad moon rising in my life. A.bad.moon. I look at this painting now and am still stunned at what my artist heart felt, but my brain and being did not yet know. When my granddaughter saw it, she didn't question for moment that I had done a self portrait. She didn't comment on the rainbow hair or the blue face. She simply said, "You have sad lips Kat. Sad lips." (She called me "Kat" back then because she had not yet mastered "GranKat"). I later painted another self portrait just for her - a little piece I call Happy Lips. . .

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Good morning and HAPPY SUNDAY... This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24) . . We Are Their Stories Too (Tree of Life Series Number 2) . I painted this in honor of my dad's birthday a few years ago. I painted the sky and then the tree (w/o flowers) and it sat that way on an easel for months. Then, on the morning of September 10 a couple of years ago, I woke up early and even before I had coffee, I was working on this. I had done another, swirly Tree of Life series (Number One) and initially was painting the last in that series; but, it just didn't come. Then, that morning, this happened and I phrase it that way deliberately - it felt like it was just happening though I was fully engaged. I just love it when painting feels like that. I just love it. . . . #hopewellkat #family #treeoflife #daddy #love #hopewellkatartist #katbailey #katbaileyartist @katbaileyauthor #artezaofficial @artezaofficial #light #color #acrylicpainting #bold #circleoflife #suns #hearts #moons #artist #artoninstagram

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So much red and yellow paint. Still the colors I reach for first... …………#art #artist #artwork #mosaics #folkart #painting #hopewellkat #katbailey #fineart #gallery #artgallery #acrylicpainting #artcollector #artsy #photography #countrylife #countryartist #light #love #suns #heart #lily @jhbrown1010 #sunshine #acrylic #craftpainting #brightcolors #bold colors #bringsunshinein …….

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Reposting & reminding myself How the Light Gets In .……………. #leonardcohen #art #artist #artwork #mosaics #folkart #painting #hopewellkat #katbailey #fineart #gallery #artgallery #acrylicpainting #artcollector #artsy #photography #countrylife #countryartist #light #love #suns #heart #lily @jhbrown1010 #sunshine #acrylic #craftpainting #brightcolors #boldcolors #bringsunshinein

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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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