Oil on canvas, 6″ x 6″

Stepping Out

Holy Moley. Blogging again after a 3+ year gap is not even half as easy as I’d anticipated. Technology changes all the time, doesn’t it? My PayPal buttons are ugly with bits of text sticking out, but I believe they are functional. Here is a little painting I made while thinking about post pandemic re-emergence, and a song Joe Jackson made when music videos were a new thing and I was a relatively new thing myself.

Stepping Out, oil on canvas board, 8″ x 6″
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Be Still My Heart

Oil on cradled wood panel, 8″ x 8″

Katie Hoffman, 2021
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Revival of Ye Olde Blog

It’s been a while!

3+ years of a ridiculous and dangerous nincompoop in the White House, sweeping global fascism, a global pandemic. I feel like one of the lucky ones. Nobody in my family or my close circle of friends died of Covid.

A lot of personal changes, though. Frank’s mom died. We moved after living in the same place almost 30 years. Our kids, grown up with lives of their own, have left the nest.

Blogs sort of went away as social media rose.

But. I knew there must be a good reason to keep paying for this domain.

The software I’ve stubbornly (Lazily? In denial?) kept using to edit my .com website has been long obsolete.

My neglected to-do lists have finally come overdue and I can no longer post new images on my website.

Images are pretty important to an artist’s website, so I’ll need to remake a website.

While this old dog learns new tricks I’ll be posting those images here on this blog.

With some PayPal buttons, for those who wish to purchase.

It’s easier and hella less embarrassing than trying to learn how to Zoom. (Standing apologies to anyone who has ever had to Zoom with me.)

30 in 30 Collage & Wrap up

For me, it was only 29 in 30 but I’m still feeling a sense of accomplishment (and relief that it’s over!) Grateful to Leslie Saeta for hosting this for so many artists out there.


30 in 30 Day 30 – In Like a Lamb

I did it! Woo-hoo! It’s been a lot of fun but I’m also glad to be done with it. Looking forward to working on some larger, more time intensive pieces now -and making monotypes tomorrow!

Oil on canvas, 4″ x 4″



30 in 30 Day 29 – March Hair

This late in the challenge and I’ve run behind! Trying to play catch-up now but luckily there is just one more to go. Hope to finish that final painting tonight. I think the month change threw me off a bit. I always feel a little lighter, almost giddy when March shows up. Spring is just around the corner.

March Hair, oil on canvas board, 7″ x 5″ $49


30 in 30 Day 28 – The Brave Little Ampersand

Oil on canvas board, 7″ x 5″

Because it’s day 28 and I’m getting punchy and making punctuation jokes.



30 in 30 Day 27 – Deep Water

Oil on canvas board, 7″ x 5″

A small fish is better than none.



30 in 30 Day 26 – Three Sisters

Oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″