Painting Party

Sometimes on Monday nights, AVM Hawkins, Paula Hawkins, and I paint together. We love these Escapist painting parties in Paula’s … More

Paris, Texas

“Is that Paris?” John asked, knowing full well that the painting with the spring flowers I hung outside my studio … More

Lights and Drama

So the Spring Biannual is tomorrow, which is one of Houston’s most exciting art events. And guess what? Our brand … More


And somehow I survived. One more exam to give, and this horrible school year is over. Between the hurricane and … More


There are herons nesting in the live oak by my friend’s house here in Beaumont. I like to see them … More

Broadway Cemetery

My friend posted a picture of a monument in the historic cemetery on Broadway, and it reminded me that the … More

A Deer Wearing a Tiara

A lot happened today: Most importantly I met some lovely young women for brunch who have a book club and … More

Pearls for Barbara

This morning I watched Mrs. Bush’s funeral on TV, which was surreal considering it was taking place so close to … More