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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 these folks.

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: &

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:

November 5 The Frame Up, Occoquan, VA 703-491-2838
November 12-13 The Country Framer, Libertyville, IL 847-680-8666
*November 19-20 Martin's Gallery, Hanover, PA 717-632-3355
November 27-28 The Finn Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL 800-284-6677

* 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!



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