As always, a weekend in Russell, Kentucky, is full of good friends,
good food, and laughter. It was a joy to be with all my friends
at Designer Art & Framing. Jill Whitt and Marcinda Mers have
been representing my work for nearly twenty years, and they had the
gallery looking so lovely.
What fun it was to be with all my friends at Designer Art &
Framing again! L. to R.: Kevin Cunningham, Marcinda Mers,
me, Jenny Patrick, Ben Millard, Robin Millard, Jill Whitt, and Jill’s
daughter Amanda Conley.
Isn’t she a darling! Aubree is the granddaughter of
Ben and Robin Millard, pictured above with the group.
What would a show in Russell, KY, be without seeing my buddy Levi?
Levi has been coming to see me at Designer Art & Framing for several
years now. He is a former student of my friend Jo Biehle, whom
I think is one of the best teachers in the world.
Matthew Crawford, another of Jo’s wonderful children, came
to the show and played the violin for us. He played so beautifully
and is very serious about his music. Of course, you all know that
the violin is my favorite instrument; it’s the one I wanted to
play as a child.
I have so many people to thank for taking such good care
of me in Russell that I hardly know where to begin. Please know
how much I appreciate each and every one of you and all that you did
to make my visit so special and so much fun.
I’m currently on the P.
Buckley Moss Society’s RiverBarge Cruise on the Ohio River.
The scenery is so beautiful, but it’s hard for me to send a picture
from where I am right now. Maybe I’ll be able to include
a picture in next week’s newsletter. I’m with a fun
bunch of Society members, and we are all enjoying one another.
Next year’s trip with the Society will be a 10-day Mediterranean
Enchantment Cruise June 28-July 8, 2009. Lots of people have
already signed up, but there’s still room available—it’s
a big ship! If you’re interested in going, please contact
Judy Schick at Tidewater Travel
at 804-725-1222 or 866-804-4041.
The RiverBarge Cruise ends in Cincinnati, Ohio, this Thursday, October
23, and I’ll be spending the weekend with my friends at Canada
Goose Gallery in Waynesville, Ohio. Owners Laura DeRamus and Kathy
Heims have a busy weekend planned, including two fundraising dinners
in addition to their show at the gallery. For more information,
please give them a call at 513-897-4348 or 1-877-588-6677. Laura,
Kathy, and I will release two new print editions this weekend, the print
One Step Closer and the giclée on canvas Spring Comes
to the Clifton Mill.
One Step Closer, above, and Spring Comes to the Clifton Mill,
below, will be released during my show with Canada Goose Gallery in
Waynesville, OH, October 23-25. For more information, please contact
the gallery at 513-897-4348.
This Saturday, October 25, at 1:00 p.m. the P.
Buckley Moss Museum in Waynesboro, Virginia, will host a Halloween
program with special guest Magician Brian Bence. Brian has entertained
young and old alike at the Museum before and is a huge hit. For
more information, please contact the Museum at 1-800-343-8643 or 540-949-6473.
Now, I get to be the proud grandmother and show off pictures of my grandchildren.
My granddaughter Chiara Gabellieri, daughter of Ginny and Corrado,
runs JV. This picture was taken during her last cross country
race. She is pictured middle front, with the long, whipping ponytail.
Seeing her run brought my grandfather’s words ringing in my ears,
“Split the Wind.” That’s what he used to call
me whenever he saw me rushing about as a child, because I was always
in motion and running from place to place. I think Chiara is her
generation’s “Split the Wind.”
Chiara’s older brother Picco was inducted into the National
Honor Society earlier this month. He was one of only fifteen students
in his school to be chosen, and we are all very proud of him.
L. to R.: Picco’s grandfather Jack Moss (who was also in
the National Honor Society), me, Picco, and Picco’s proud parents
Ginny and Corrado. Not pictured is family friend Al Sandstrom,
who also attended the ceremony.