What fun I had with Mike and Lisa Anne Milhorn of Up Against the Wall
Gallery and their staff and friends this past weekend! I saw many old
friends and made many new ones.
Covered in Moss: Moments before the show begins at Up Against the
Wall, Kingsport, TN. Pat's prints line the walls and tables.
One family I met was particularly special. Gordon and
Jill Hippe brought their daughters Kirstyn and Kendyl to meet me. What
makes them so special is that Kendyl is a “bumblebee!” Scientists
have studied the flight of the bumblebee and have determined that bumblebees
should not have the ability to fly. Their body size and weight are much
too large for their wingspan. Therefore, it is a miracle that bumblebees
take flight. Kendyl and her twin sister Kennedy were born 17 weeks premature,
at just 23 weeks of gestation. Babies born before 24 weeks of gestation
are not expected to survive, but Kendyl proved that miracles are possible—just
like the bumblebee.
Today she is a healthy, perfectly normal toddler and has suffered no
birth defects as a result of her premature delivery. Unfortunately,
her sister Kennedy passed away at just five days old. The family is
very close, and Kendyl’s older sister Kirstyn just adores her!
When Pat was asked to create a painting of a bumblebee and a baby,
she just had to know the whole story. Pat was delighted to meet Gordon
and Jill Hippe and their daughters Kirstyn and ‘Bumblebee’
Kendyl at the show.
This coming weekend I’ll be visiting two galleries
in West Virginia, Kitten’s Korner in White Sulphur Springs on
Saturday and Necessary Things on Sunday (call Necessary Things at 304-752-0542
for show location), and the following weekend, April 22-24, I’ll
be in Waynesboro for my Barn
Silver Lake in Spring is Pat's new print edition for release at
the Barn Show, April 22-24.
Those of you who are members of the P.
Buckley Moss Society should have received your most recent issue
of The Sentinel newsletter by now. Please notice the
back cover of this issue. It contains your redemption certificate for
a special Members-Only Giclée titled The Walkway. The
Walkway features my Museum and its Commemorative Walkway and, like
our regular annual Members-Only Prints, is available only to members
of the Society. If you would like to purchase this first Members-Only
Giclée, please turn in your redemption certificate to any authorized
Moss dealer before July 25.
The Walkway is a giclée on paper, measuring approximately
16 x 20 ins., that is available only to members of the P. Buckley Moss
Society. The edition size will be determined by the number of prints
ordered by July 25th. The
giclée printing process is the finest reproduction process
available today and is the next best thing to owning the original.
I want to give you a brief update on Ginger Cloonan, owner
Country Framer Gallery in Libertyville, Illinois, and dealer representative
to the Society Board. As many of you know, Ginger had extensive back
surgery at the beginning of February and has been working hard in physical
therapy ever since. A few days ago, she took a few steps!! We are all
so proud of her courage and strength and grateful for all the prayers
that have been said for her!
I was delighted this past weekend at Up Against the Wall’s
show to see how well received the special prints I had created for Ginger
were. Love’s Special Time features a scene from Long
Grove, which is not far from Ginger’s gallery, and My Daughters
features Ginger’s grandchildren.
'Til next week...