I'm down to my last week in Italy; I fly back to Virginia Tuesday of
next week. It has been such fun catching up with my granddaughters Sofia
and Michela, and I even got to watch Sofia in action at her taekwondo
Sofia, me, and Michela on our way to a birthday dinner for Sofia
(May 8) and me (May 20).
My daughter Becky & I go walking every morning; and, on Mother's
Day, my son-in-law Roberto went with us. He's a real estate agent; and,
he was so excited to show us Villa Santa Croce, which is his listing.
Wouldn't it make a wonderful art school?
I've been working on some new etchings since I've been here, and Becky
is my very able assistant.
Working in my etching studio.
Here, Becky is wiping an etching plate. For more information on
how etchings are created, please click on the following link, http://www.pbuckleymoss.com/articlespat.html,
and scroll down to "ETCHINGS".
These are two of the new etchings I've been working on. The one
on the right is Rialto Bridge in Italy.
I'll return to Virginia just in time for my shows with Medlin Art,
Ltd., in Leesburg, Virginia, June 4-5, and with Framecraft of Warrenton,
Virginia, on June 6. The show with Framecraft on June 6 will not be
held at the gallery in Warrenton, however. It will be held at Saint
Thomas' Parish in Hancock, Maryland. The show is being held in celebration
of Saint Thomas' Parish's 175th Anniversary.
Call to the Hunt will be released as a limited edition giclée
on paper during my show with Medlin Art, Ltd., in Leesburg, VA, June
4-5. For more information, please contact the gallery at 703-771-8696.
Winter at St. Thomas' will be released as a limited edition giclée
on paper during my show with Framecraft, which will be held in the Parish
Hall of St. Thomas' Parish in Hancock, MD. For more information, please
call Framecraft at 540-341-0001.
Andrew the Church Cat will also be released as a limited edition
giclée on paper during my show at St. Thomas' Parish. This print
is in honor of the life and dedicated service of Andrew, who lived at
St. Thomas' and was a much loved member of the church staff and congregation.
The following weekend, June 11-12, I'll host my Collectors' Convention
in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Please see last week's newsletter
for fun details and pictures of special prints I've created for the
On Friday, June 18, Harrisonburg, Virginia's, public television station
WVPT will host an evening
of art and humor at the Plecker Building located at Blue Ridge Community
College. Each year for the past thirty years, I've donated a special
painting and print edition to WVPT for them to sell and raise money
with. The funds raised (over $1 million) help support WVPT's excellent
family programming, which is much appreciated throughout the Valley.
Area school systems show some of the programs in their classrooms. My
special print for WVPT this year is titled Summer Daze, and
it will make its debut during the June 18 event, which starts at 7:30
p.m. In addition to being able to purchase Summer Daze, attendees
will enjoy a performance by the popular comedy team of Glick and Phillips.
For more information, please contact WVPT at 540-434-5391.
Summer Daze is my special fundraising print for WVPT this year.
I just found out that another quilted wall hanging has been completed
for the P. Buckley Moss Foundation
for Children's Education. Brenda Dahl and Ellen Bloomberg of Burlington,
Iowa, graciously volunteered to donate their time, talent, and materials
to create the beautiful wall hanging pictured below. The centerpiece
is one of my hand-painted fabric squares. The quilt will be either auctioned
or raffled at a future date to raise money for the Foundation's programs.
Brenda Dahl, left, and Ellen Bloomberg, right, of Burlington, Iowa,
created this lovely quilted wall hanging around one of my hand-painted
fabric centerpieces as a donation to the P. Buckley Moss Foundation
for Children's Education. Thanks so much, Brenda and Ellen!
I was very saddened to learn of the passing of Mike McFall on April
27. I got to know Mike and his wife Roni during my shows with Kenneth
Paul Gallery and my Iowa Conventions. Roni is a member of the Central
Iowa Chapter of the P. Buckley
Moss Society, and I always look forward to seeing her and Mike's
smiling faces at area Moss events-my memories of Mike will always be
smiling and healthy. Mike had been battling cancer for a few years and
was able to spend his last days at home, surrounded by family, friends,
and beloved pets. My thoughts and prayers are with Roni and her family.