I spent a quiet Memorial Day weekend at my home in St. Petersburg, Florida,
mainly working in my studio. When I needed a break, I turned on the
TV and saw how other people were celebrating Memorial Day. I also saw
on the news the horrors that our brave young men and women are facing
in the Middle East region today. I felt both grateful for and humbled
by their sacrifice. Their service to this country enabled me to have
a peaceful weekend in my home and gave others the opportunity to take
a mini vacation or have a cookout with friends and family. They deserve
our respect, as well as the soldiers who gave their lives in past wars
to keep us safe and free.
I’ve been working on the painting for the small
convention print for the Collectors’
Convention that will be held in Roanoke, Virginia, August 12-13.
The scene will include a local popular landmark. I’m not quite
ready to show you a picture of it yet, but stay tuned! In the meantime,
I’ll share a picture of the painting for the large convention
print, which depicts a scene from Explore Park, a history museum near
Mountain Homestead is Pat's painting of Explore Park, which will
become the large convention print for the P. Buckley Moss Convention
in Roanoke, Virginia, August 12-13, 2005. Pat will be at The Hotel Roanoke
to meet with her collectors and sign purchases of her work. This
print, which retails for a special convention price of $200.00, (normally
it would be $300.00), may be ordered from your local dealer before August
14th. The edition size will be determined by the number of orders received
by that date. You do not have to attend the convention to buy the print.
We’re planning to have a picnic at one of the pavilions
at Explore Park at noon on Friday, August 12. It will also be possible
to take a tour of the park. If you’re interested in having lunch
with me, please give The Moss Portfolio a call at 1-800-430-1320. My
staff will take your name, address, and phone number so we can send
you the details when they become available.
The Roanoke Convention is shaping up to be one of our
best ever, so please come and join us for fun and fellowship. I would
love to see you there!
I know I’ve been bragging on my grandchildren a
lot lately, but I have to include Chiara and Sarah’s accomplishments
this week. Then I’ll lay off—I promise!
Chiara had a very memorable Memorial Day weekend. She
competed in a horse show this past Saturday in Spotswood, Virginia,
and won two first place ribbons and one third place ribbon! Although
she doesn’t have a horse of her own, she has become very attached
to the horses at the stable where she takes riding lessons. Learning
to ride and competing has helped build Chiara’s confidence and
self esteem—two very important tools for a kid to have nowadays
when trouble seems to beckon to them from almost every corner.
Chiara on horseback with riding instructor Angela Shiflett and her
son Seth standing beside her.
Sarah was most honored to receive two awards at Dalton
Middle School’s Recognition Ceremony. She received the Doug Turpin
Citizenship Award and the Bob Young Sportsmanship Award. To receive
the Doug Turpin Citizenship Award, students must be nominated by and
voted for by the faculty. Likewise, in order to receive the Bob Young
Sportsmanship Award, students must play at least two sports and be nominated
by and voted for by all the coaches.
Sarah (far right) won The Doug Turpin Citizenship Award at the Dalton
Middle School.On Sarah's right are members of the Turpin family (the
award is named in memory of a former Dalton student known for his kindness
and good citizenship). Standing behind Sarah is Sanjay Keshore, the
male winner of the Award.
’Til next week…