Here’s the video of me receiving the Courage Award from the American Cancer Society during a local telethon recently. (My husband Michael A. Ventrella is with me!)

Interview on local television

This weekend, I’ll be receiving a “Courage Award” from the American Cancer Society during their annual local telethon for my work in inspiring other cancer patients to move on with their lives after treatment. Here I am being interviewed on local channel 13!

New Museum Showing

I just received notice that my piece “Winter” has been accepted for a show at the State Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  According to my acceptance letter, 2,200 works were considered and 104 were chosen.

The show’s reception will be on September 26 and will run through January.  I’ll announce more on my Facebook page as the date gets closer!

Thank you for the lint!

Remember:  The more lint you send and the better it is, the more (and better) gifts you get from me every year!  (And you get even more if you’re a patron!).  Send to Heidi Hooper, PO Box 333, Tannersville, PA 18372.


If you’re a friend on Facebook, you know that I broke the wrist on my one good arm, so for a few months now, I have been unable to do much art. Maybe I can get in an hour a day before the pain sets in. I’m improving every day, but it’s slow going. Here is a consignment piece I did for a friend, though! Hope you like it.

The Circle

The Circle magazine for kids did a two-page full color article about my work (and even mentioned me on the cover). I’m honored!