Well, here I am writing to you from Florida again and still talking
about hurricanes! Right now, it’s looking like “Ivan the
Terrible” will miss Tampa Bay; but, it will surely strike somewhere
along the Gulf Coast, and I am praying that it will weaken substantially
before it hits. On September 18 of last year, my home in Mathews, Virginia,
was affected by Hurricane Isabel, which was barely even a hurricane
by the time it reached Mathews. I cannot imagine how people are coping
with the damage left behind by the much stronger storms Charley and
Frances, not to mention what Ivan may bring. Please say a prayer for
Not only is September 18th the anniversary date of Hurricane Isabel’s
arrival in Virginia a year ago, it is also the date of something very
positive this year. In July I told you about a telethon that will take
place this September 18th, starting at noon, to raise funds for WVPT,
Virginia’s public television station. WVPT’s “Cubby’s
Kids Telethon” is an unprecedented 24-hour broadcast event to
feature the station’s education services for children and to accept
contributions to sustain the children’s services. During the telethon,
educational workshops for all ages will be held and televised and a
variety of entertainment acts will perform. I’m most proud to
be the Honorary Chairperson of the event, and I’m also proud that
staff and board members of the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s
Education will be volunteering to help out during the telethon. Please
visit WVPT’s websites for more information: www.wvpt.net
Ready for a Special Rider will benefit therapeutic riding programs.
Last week I showed you a work-in-progress that will benefit therapeutic
riding programs. This week I want to show you the finished version.
The print edition will be titled Ready for a Special Rider.
Again, if you know of a therapeutic riding program that may be interested
in raising funds with this print, please call Jake Henderson at 1-800-430-1320
for more details.
Cats with Red Hats is ready for printing.
I also showed you a picture last week of two black cats in red hats.
I decided to add more cats to the scene, because I thought they’d
get into more mischief!
The Peaks will soon be printed for release later this fall.
I’ve also completed several other pieces that will debut this
fall. The Peaks will be available after November 7th.
Occoquan Mill House and Rockledge Revisited include
two historic buildings in Occoquan, Virginia. Even though I’ve
included them in paintings before, I feel they are classics that are
worth revisiting. These two will be available after November 5th.
The Occoquan Mill House (above) and Rockledge Revisited (below)
depict two historic buildings in Virginia.
As I mentioned in a previous newsletter, I have decided to make personal
appearances at gallery shows once again. My fall schedule is already
fully booked, and here is a list of where I’ll be:
||The Frame Up, Occoquan, VA
||The Country Framer, Libertyville, IL
||Martin's Gallery, Hanover, PA
||The Finn Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
* November 19 is by invitation-only, and November 20
is for the general public.
These shows have given me the incentive to really lose weight. This
week I had to purchase size 10 slacks!! I haven’t been in a 10
for a very long time, and I feel great! I’ve just learned that
Marlyn DeWaard, the editor of the Society’s Sentinel newsletter,
has joined me in my “better health challenge” and has lost
six pounds so far. Congratulations, Marlyn! Also joining me in the challenge
are my brother and sister-in-law and my daughter Mary.
I’m looking forward to seeing many of you this fall!