Welcome !

Here at The M.A.D. House Artists we feature our art and events, our friends' art and events, some history, a little about our lives and especially our menagerie. When we started out we were asked to describe what we do. Our son said, well, you promote the arts. And we said, we do a lot more than promote - we create and participate in all forms of art, and he immediately said, The Grand Lake Artistic Chaos Foundation. And so it is.

Visit us at etsyebayfacebookIOBABiblio, and, of course, our bookstore, books.themadhouseartists.com

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The unveiling of the mosaic on October 10th, 2014 was quite an event - pouring rain and loyal supporters
Thank every one who helped bring this art to being.

Dennis has been writing music to beat the band. His compositions are online and can be accessed at Noteflight.com And Soundcloud.

We are very excited about actually realising this inspired idea.

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This pixie was designed by our brilliant Dennison and sculpted by Candace as a laniappe for the mosaic. He just needed to be above that door. And speaking of Dennison, their most recent work can be viewed at Deviantart pages. You can buy their work at Society6

Art workshops
In The M.A.D. House Artists Sun Room
will be Dangerous Art from Beach Glass or constructs from recycled and salvaged objects. Clay is flying through the kiln. Lots to do and share. Come join us any Tuesday. Call ahead to make sure we are decent.

Breathing Classes
Inspired by Candace's studies with Mary Anthony
Breathing & Pilates floor workout (call for times)
in The M.A.D. House Artists Dance Studio
Classes Individually or by the month
Come Dance with me!

Check our other online presence:
EtsyTwitter, our Book Blog, and our BOOKS!
Call and come over! Art around with us and shop our vast collection of BOOKS!
Please do visit our new online book store


Be sure to look at our listings at our

Online Book Store!!!!


Come browse the stacks.

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The Sermons of Dr. Robert R. Ball

At the request of the author, and with great pleasure, we have presented several of Dr. Robert R. Ball's 1970s series of sermons from Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas. At the 2010 Joyful Noise choir  reunion and conference it was a joy to discuss with Dr. Ball the theology approached in this series of sermons and the subsequent effect they have had on the lives of the young people who heard them.

Each sermon presented in this context comes from copies collected, carried, preserved and studied by TEENAGE congregants, who have incorporated this thinking into their lives (we are currently in our sixties). Dr. Ball wanted to share these for the edification of the new generation and the revivification of the older one.

Presbyterianism being primarily a volunteer organisation, Candace naturally volunteered for this happy duty. It is an honor to revisit the foundation of her whole philosophy and theological outlook.

                                Along with many others whose lives Dr. Ball touched and enhanced, we would like to add our respects at his passing on January 15th, 2022. A scholar and a gentleman, and a lifelong friend. May your memory be a blessing.

 Authority Figures I Have Known

Sermon by

Dr. Robert R. Ball

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church

Houston, Texas    -    first presented September 26th, 1971.


It's About Relationships, Not Rules

Presented in Austin Texas, July 31st, 2011

PLUS: I have to recommend (!) a 2006 book by Dr. Robert R. Ball,

Maybe This Is What Life Is All About

February (2011-our page)  featured a guest speaker, Bill Carl !


Nyx (Queen of the Night)

Good Selection of Ready-to-ship Coifs at Etsy !

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