It’s Fall Foliage Festival time here in The Valley and Waynesboro, and all our friends will be coming back to Waynesboro to share in the color of the leaves and the invigorating air. It’s a time when there is so much inspiration around me that I just want to be painting and drawing, but it’s also fun to see everyone again. Friends are coming from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and all over Virginia to share in the celebration of our beautiful fall colors.
I love stonework, and my special print for this weekend’s gallery show and Barn Open House is an old stone house reflected in a pond with some of my favorite colors.
Autumn Reflections will be released during my October 9-11 gallery show and Barn Open House in Waynesboro, VA. For more information, please contact my Waynesboro gallery at 540-949-6473.
Last Wednesday I was the guest speaker at the Susan G. Komen Pink Promise Luncheon, where I shared my story of being a breast cancer survivor. It was wonderful to see so many strong, surviving women continuing to fight on behalf of others.
At the Susan G. Komen Pink Promise Luncheon on September 30.
Signing for Denise Mignona, a two-time cancer survivor, at the Susan G. Komen luncheon.
My daughter Becky and I chose to drive to Berlin, Ohio, instead of fly so we could see the change of season on our way to my show with Berlin Creek Gallery. It was fun having Becky share in the joy of the beautiful fall colors with me, and we certainly enjoyed our trip and the camaraderie of collectors and friends. Nancy Tarzan and her team at Berlin Creek Gallery are always full of joy and fun. Life isn’t all work!
Edna (left) and Jonas (right) Miller hosted us on Thursday evening for an authentic Amish dinner. What a delightful, gracious couple!
Mothers and daughters, L. to R.: my daughter Becky, me, gallery owner Nancy Tarzan, and her daughter Alysha.
L. to R.: Carol Thurman, me, Suzan George, & Carmen Hadley. These dear friends have been collecting my work for quite a few years and stay at the Miller Haus B&B with me when I’m in town for Berlin Creek’s shows. Theirs were the first faces we saw when we arrived last Thursday, and I was so happy for Becky to meet them.
Gloria and Jay Vipperman are friends from Virginia who also stay with us at the Miller Haus. They came early this year to buy the original painting of the show print, Zoar Grist Mill. They get much joy from Berlin Creek’s framing, which is very unique.
It was such fun meeting Ida and Mara Pinkava, another mother-daughter set. Ida and I related with one another, as we both traveled with our daughters.
Becky and I returned to Blacksburg, Virginia, Sunday in time to hear Winston Fan’s cello recital at our Blacksburg gallery. Winston is a member of the Renaissance Music Academy and is only seven years old!
Seven-year-old Winston Fan is a joy to hear on the cello.
I’m off to Waynesboro!