Jack Frost decided to make an appearance in Waynesville, Ohio, this
past weekend, and the cold air got everyone in a festive, holiday mood.
Canada Goose Gallery was packed with people, and owners Laura DeRamus
and Kathy Heims did an outstanding job of promoting the show. A big
thank-you to Laura, Kathy, and their staff and friends!
I really enjoyed my visit to Waynesville High School Friday
morning. I visited with twenty students who plan on having a career
in the arts. It was fun working with the small group in a classroom
setting. The attitude of the teachers and the students was wonderful,
and they have an excellent art program there. The school’s atmosphere
was so positive, and it was an invigorating place to give a talk.
Pat speaks with some of the students and faculty of Waynesville
High School, Waynesville, OH. Leanne Foley, art instructor, is sitting
up front in the denim skirt, Joyce Kikos, middle school teacher and
high school art teacher, is sitting behind her and Superintendent Tom
Isaacs is standing in the back.
Friday evening we attended a dinner and auction to benefit
the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. CASA’s mission
is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused
and neglected children so they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.
CASA does such vital work on behalf of children, and I was very happy
to participate in the fundraising event.
Pat and Carolyn Archer, of Ohio Star Quilting, Lebanon, Ohio, in
front of the quilt that was made around Pat's centerpiece of a hungry
baby bird. Carolyn did the quilting and the quilt was auctioned to benefit
Pat with Dale and Pam Bowman, owners of the Hammel House B &
B where she stayed over the weekend. This was Pat's second year of staying
at the Hammel House, and she loves it!
Sunday morning I had to miss out on the fantastic breakfast
at the Hammel House Bed & Breakfast where I was staying. I had to
be at the Home Holiday Show next door to the Dayton Airport for a live
interview with WHIO-TV at 9:30 a.m. The Home Holiday Show was sponsored
by the TV station, and the live interview brought in lots of people.
Most of the merchants in Waynesville were there. They had two entire
rows of booths, and a big banner that proclaimed “Shops of Waynesville.”
We had fun getting to know one another.
Pat's interview with WHIO-TV at The Home Holiday Show.
The chef from Cobblestone Village Restaurant in Waynesville prepared
Pat's lunch during his demonstration at the Home Holiday Show.
This weekend promises to be just as busy and exciting.
Thursday I’ll be in Alexandria, Virginia, for a show with my friends
at the Prince Royal Gallery. We’ll be debuting Moonlight Love,
which depicts a romantic evening buggy ride. Friday through Sunday,
I’ll be showing at Graphics, Etc., in Roanoke, Virginia, and we’ll
be debuting A Blessed Day, which features historic St. Andrews
Above: Moonlight Love, to be released at Prince Royal Gallery,
Alexandria, VA, November 9th. For information about the print and Pat's
appearance at the gallery, call (703) 548-5151.
Below: A Blessed Day, to be released at Graphics,
Etc., Roanoke, VA, November 10-12. For information about the print and
Pat's appearance at the gallery, call (540) 982-8441.
Saturday night I’ll be at the P.
Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education’s
fundraising dinner at The Hotel Roanoke. Maybe I’ll get to see
P.S. Here is a picture of my granddaughters Sofia and Michela Ghezzi
celebrating Halloween in Italy.