As always, spring in Atlanta was beautiful! Everything was in bloom—the redbud, dogwood, and cherry. I love experiencing spring in different places as I travel. It usually starts with me in Atlanta and follows me to Waynesboro, Northern Virginia, and on to Gettysburg, so I get to experience spring over and over again.
My daughter Becky and I drove down this past Friday for my show with Barry and Pam Watson at The Framery in Marietta, Georgia. It was great to be with my Atlanta family of collectors and members of the Mossaphile Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society again.
Becky and I had dinner with my granddaughter Kate and Michael Friday night after a seven-hour drive (a little traffic).
We stayed with our dear friends Mel and Suzanne Abramovitz for the seventh year. As always, we were treated like royalty. Suzanne is a marvelous cook!
Many people came from the Fayette County area to purchase my print of Starr’s Mill, which is located there. They are so proud of their mill, which has been in a few movies, and local graduates line up on top of the dam wall to have their class pictures taken.
Rich Hoffman and his wife Sarah Murphy of Fayetteville, GA, bought the original painting, Starr’s Mill. It was a joy to meet this couple. They told me that they had looked at my work years ago in a gallery in New Orleans but couldn’t afford an original then. This time, they are so happy to be purchasing the original of the show print, especially since Starr’s Mill is near their home. I’m delighted that it is “going home.”
The Mossaphile Chapter sponsored a raffle to benefit the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education. The first prize was a remarqued Autumn in the Valley, which was obtained from the Society’s Charity Print Program. The framing was donated by Barry Watson, owner of The Framery. The lucky winners were Ron and Dottie Kingen of Racine, WI. Pictured with me and the print are Toni Jernigan, President of the Mossaphile Chapter, and her husband Bill, who was on the phone with Ron and Dottie, giving them the good news. I am so grateful to the Mossaphile Chapter for their support of the Foundation. They have raised more than $7,500 over seven years, and the Foundation uses the funds to provide scholarships to students and grants to teachers.
Mossaphile Chapter member Nancy Chesna of Atlanta was the lucky winner of the Chapter’s second raffle prize of a framed Fishing with Dad. Both the print and the framing were donated by Barry Watson of The Framery.
Dick Colvin is a friend of the gallery and is with us every year. He is such a delight! This year, he bought this original of a white shepherd that was based on one of Mel and Suzanne’s dogs.
Mossaphiles, friends, and family—all! The wonderful team at The Framery.
What a wonderful surprise it was when Jeannine McNeill of Topton, North Carolina, and Linda Gorman of Blairsville, Georgia, arrived with the fourth quilt they have made for the Foundation! These two do such exquisite work!
L. to R.: Jeannine McNeill, me, and Linda Gorman. This is the fourth quilt they have made for the Foundation, and their work is superb!
Back at home in Radford, VA, and enjoying a spring walk.