I’ve been working on the painting for the special print for our Collectors’ Convention that will be held July 20-21 at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort in Riverside, Iowa. I’m excited to show you what I’ve done so far. The painting features the Little Brown Church in Nashua, the Roseman Covered Bridge in Madison County, and the Iowa state bird and flower (goldfinch and wild prairie rose).
This work in progress will be the special print to commemorate our July 20-21 Iowa Collectors’ Convention.
I know the Little Brown Church and the Roseman Bridge are near and dear to the hearts of Iowans. They are both beautiful and historic, and they hold so many memories for lots of people. Just think of how many couples who have been married at the Little Brown Church! The Roseman Bridge was in the movie Bridges of Madison County, and a portion of the proceeds from my print Madison County was donated to flood relief for the 1994 flood that affected Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri.
I’m very much looking forward to returning to Iowa for a convention. Friends who have heard about it are planning their vacations around it.
Look at my beautiful bougainvillea, blooming in three gorgeous colors outside my bedroom window! They aren’t in this picture, but the vines are usually full of birds picking seeds out of the flowers.
On February 8, the P. Buckley Moss Museum in Waynesboro, Virginia, was visited by two groups. A group of four- and five-year-olds from C. F. Richards Academy came with their teacher Charity Pitton. The Academy’s bell choir has performed at the Museum during at least two Barn Shows, and they are excellent. The other group was the Grapeful Threads, a quilting group from Maryland, so named because they drink wine while they quilt. I wish I could have been there to see them, because my friend Ellan Spring and her daughter-in-law Lori are members of the group. Ellan and Lori were on that wonderful quilting cruise with me in 2009, and Ellan is currently working on a quilt featuring one of my hand-painted fabric centerpieces for the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education.
A group of four- and five-year-olds from C. F. Richards Academy visited the Museum with their teacher Charity Pitton.
The Grapeful Threads quilting group from Maryland visited the Museum while on their quilting retreat. L. to R.: Bonnie Bihary, Amy Rowqee, Deborah Bulissa, Lori Spring, and Ellan Spring.
On Sunday, March 11, at 3:00 p.m. on the main floor, the Museum will host a piano recital and Power Point presentation by Ellen Schorsch titled “Music Inspired by Art or Artists”. The event is co-sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Art Center. On Saturday, April 7, starting at 1:00 p.m., the Museum will host its Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny will be there, of course, and so will Steve the Magic Guy to entertain children of all ages. Pre-registration is required, so please contact the Museum at 1-800-343-8643 or 540-949-6473.
This Easter Bunny painting will be available as a giclée print by the time the Museum has its Easter Egg Hunt. I did it at the request of the Museum’s Curator, Bonnie Stump.