It was so good to be with the family for a few days without any obligations but to enjoy. My first grandchild Kate Donnelly graduated from the University of Georgia, and now she’s off to Italy for a few weeks. I wish I were going with her!
We had a delightful time in Athens, Georgia. The graduation ceremony for her art school was absolutely lovely, and the speakers were very inspirational. We enjoyed the whole program.
Kate’s senior project was to take a building that she likes and transform it into a use that it wasn’t originally designed for. She chose my Museum in Waynesboro, Virginia, and turned it into a women’s shelter. I thought it was just terrific! She did very detailed architectural drawings illustrating modifications to both the exterior and interior of the Museum. I was so impressed with it that I asked her if I could keep the whole project and show it to the visitors at the Museum. We’ll be setting it up in the next week or so; and, hopefully, when you come, you’ll see how talented my granddaughter Kate is.
This picture was taken during the presentation of the senior art projects as part of the graduation events. L. to R.: Kate’s mother Mary, Kate’s sister Sarah, Kate, me, and Kate’s Aunt Ginny.
I’m heading to Princeton, West Virginia, this Friday for my show with Frameworks Plus on May 21. I’m excited about this show, because there is a brand new chapter of the Society based in the area called Moss in the Mountains. I’m very much looking forward to meeting its members. Also, gallery owner Juanita Swatts and I will release two new giclées on paper during the show, Harman Chapel at Bluefield College and Nearer, My God, to Thee, which features Bramwell Presbyterian Church.
Harman Chapel at Bluefield College (left) and Nearer, My God, to Thee (right) will be released as giclées on paper during my show with Frameworks Plus in Princeton, WV, on May 21. For more information, please contact the gallery at 304-327-7111.
Thank you! Thank you!—for the many birthday cards and e-mails. I’ve enjoyed them all.
I celebrated my birthday a little early this week with the staff at P. Buckley Moss Galleries, Ltd., in Mathews, VA. They know my favorite dessert is double chocolate torte from Chef Todd’s Restaurant, and that’s what I’m holding. You can barely make out the candles on the top of it and the strawberries with whipped cream on the side. I had a little stomachache afterward, but it was worth it! Front row, L. to R.: my daughter Patty and me. Back row, L. to R.: Christy Moughon, Tricia Miles, Kirsten Thomas, and Lori Dixon. Not pictured are Jake Henderson and Angie Clawson.