Kat Bailey
  • Female
  • 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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‎Eleven:Eleven by Wesley Ray

Were you waiting for iTunes availability? Wait no more! Here's the link for Wesley Ray 's new album. It's good. Really good.

‎Album · 2019 · 11 Songs

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Here's where you can buy Wesley Ray 's new album.


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This is a wonderful album (even if Wesley Ray were not my nephew!) Take a listen! You'll be so glad you did. All shares so appreciated, too!

Eleven:Eleven, an album by Wesley Ray on Spotify

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This is a wonderful album (even if Wesley Ray were not my nephew!) Take a listen! You'll be so glad you did. All shares so appreciated, too!

Eleven:Eleven, an album by Wesley Ray on Spotify

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Timeline Photos

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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"Really lovely piece. The contrast is mesmerizing."
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When He Was Just Bill

"Thank you, Mary. It's a work of heart for real."
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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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