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Dear Friends:
I’ve just returned from St. Petersburg, Florida, in time for The Moss Portfolio’s annual summer Dealers’ Meeting.  Our Dealers’ Meetings are an informal and fun opportunity for us to get together with the owners and managers of the galleries and frame shops that represent my art to network and exchange ideas.  Our meeting will be held this weekend at the P. Buckley Moss Museum in Waynesboro, Virginia, and I’m looking forward to seeing many of my friends.  We’ll also give them a preview of some of my new prints and gift items for this fall and Christmas.

O Little Town of Bethlehem will be my special Christmas print this year.

While I was in St. Pete, I completed several paintings, and I’m happy to show you a few of them below.

My Tuscan Garden is finished at last and will be available soon!  I’m very excited to be able to show you a picture of the long-awaited companion piece to Secret Garden.

Back from Iraq honors the daughters, wives, mothers, and sisters who have defended our country.  Often, we think only of men in the military, but today there are many women who serve just as bravely as the men.

Next year the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina will celebrate its 75th Anniversary, and I am most honored that the Blue Ridge Parkway 75th Anniversary Committee asked me to help commemorate the event with a special painting and print edition.  The grand finale event will be held at the Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax, Va., on September 10, 2010, and I’ve been invited to attend.  The Framer’s Daughter in Galax will host a kick-off event this September 11-12, and we’ll release the print during the show, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Included in the image, top to bottom and left to right, are:  Peaks of Otter, the Farmstead at Humpback Rocks, Explore Park, Mabry Mill, the Blue Ridge Music Center, the Cone Manor House, the Linn Cove Viaduct, Linville Falls, and Looking Glass Rock.  Also included are a stone bridge and the rhododendrons that one sees so prevalently along the Parkway.

The Blue Ridge Parkway and the Valley have played an important role in the lives of my family and me.  We frequently visited the Parkway and its historic, scenic sites, whether during family outings or school field trips—I remember driving van loads of kids!  These are the places we remember climbing rocks and swimming in the pools and streams and the places where my children now take my grandchildren to visit.  Don’t Virginia and North Carolina have everything!

One of our family outings on the Parkway.  We’re sitting on a bench on the porch of the cabin at Humpback Rocks, L. to R.:  Ginny, Patty, Becky, John, Mary, and me.  I was pregnant with Chris, my youngest, at the time.

I’m off to Waynesboro…’til next week!

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