How wonderful it was to have a great, long weekend! My daughter Patty and I worked in my yard, and we are grateful for all the peace and beauty in our lives. My other kids were all busy with Hokie tailgate parties, picnics, and fun on the water.
Bless our Hokie fans! My daughter Mary Donnelly shared pictures from Hokie Stadium of Virginia Tech’s opening game for the football season. I couldn’t believe the enormous crowd.
Hokie fans are serious about their football!
Mary (left) and her friend Cheryl Newman (right) making the VT symbol, with Mr. McCray in the middle. Mary’s caption on Facebook read, “Mr. McCray - Zach's dad and Logan's Uncle! He figured out in short order that Cheryl Newman and I may be old but we are most definitely still cute and fun!” Mr. McCray is a Hokie team dad, and Cheryl is Mary’s friend with whom she traveled to Bangkok.
H-O-K-I-E will be available soon as a giclée on paper.
At home in Mathews, we could hear a band playing across the creek. Someone was having a wonderful celebration, and sound travels well over water. It was a weekend for celebrating life.
This weekend I’ll be with friends at The Frame Haven in Springfield, Ohio. Gallery owners Don and Audrey McKanna and I will release my new giclée featuring the Crabill Homestead in Moorefield Township, Ohio, built c. 1826. The print also features a farmer using his reaper. William N. Whiteley of Springfield invented the reaper, and his Champion Machine Company became part of International Harvester in 1902.
Country Homestead features the Crabill Homestead in Moorefield Township, OH, and will be released during my show with Frame Haven Gallery in Springfield, OH, September 7-8. For more information, please contact the gallery at 937-323-9088.
Connecticut Public Television to Release Spring in Connecticut This Weekend
Following the success of Iowa Public Television’s airing of the documentary on Pat titled The Lady Behind the Brush, Connecticut Public Television will show the program on:
Saturday, September 8
Sunday, September 9
CPTV will release the special print edition Spring in Connecticut around the show. This is the second in a series of State Bird and Flower prints (in this case, the American Robin and the Mountain Laurel) made especially to benefit Public Television. Tune into the show to find out how to order the print for a donation to CPTV. If you live outside the viewing area, call CPTV at 1-800-683-2112.
Spring in Connecticut is available for a $95 donation to CPTV. Call CPTV at 1-800-683-2112, or go online to cpbn.org/donate. The number 1 and 2 prints are available framed for a $750 donation each (by phone only).