Driving through Virginia last weekend was wonderful—the fall colors were glorious! Leesburg had a festival atmosphere, and it was a joy to be there. Medlin Art, Ltd., was so beautifully arranged, and the framing was so tasteful. It was such a pleasure for me to go in and have this lovely, peaceful feeling.
Medlin’s wonderful team! L. to R.: Shirley Medlin, owner of Medlin Art, Ltd.; Sandy Johnson; me; Cindy Cheng; Patrick Medlin, owner of Medlin Art, Ltd.; my daughter Patty Moss; and Dianne Wood. Missing from the picture are Karen Spalding and our good friend Steve Scafidi, who worked with us Friday night ushering people into the gallery. His smiling face and wonderful, happy manner is such a contribution to our shows. I would really miss him if he weren’t there.
We always meet such great people in Leesburg, and this guy was adorable. Tracy A. Woodward was taking pictures of Leesburg’s “First Friday” event for the Washington Post.
My daughter Patty and I decided to come home a different way and drove through Manassas and saw the beautiful, old historic homes. It was lovely and nice to have a change.
This coming weekend, I’m going to be with all my great friends in Iowa. I’ll be flying into Des Moines and showing with M & J Art & Frame Gallery in Ottumwa. Years ago, Charles Kuralt did his show with us from there. The American Gothic House, which I’ve painted several times, is located in nearby Eldon.
For this show, I’ve painted three places of importance to the area. They are places I’ve been to, and I really enjoyed painting them. I’m eager to have people see them, and I’m looking forward to being with the Moss Heaven Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society for their fundraising dinner on Friday night. The Chapter will be auctioning a quilt made by their president Karen Holt, incorporating one of my centerpieces into the design. The proceeds from the quilt auction will benefit both the Chapter’s charitable endeavors and the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education. Naturally, I’ll be bidding!
Read, Learn, Discover features the Ottumwa Library; Our City’s Treasure, Fairfield Square; and Pride of Our Town, the Oskaloosa Bandstand. All three will be released as giclées on paper during my show with M & J Art & Frame Gallery in Ottumwa, IA, on November 12. They can work as singles or as a triptych. For more information, please contact the gallery at 641-682-0434.
My thoughts and prayers are with Doris Greiner, owner of the Village Shoppe in Kalona, Iowa. Her mother passed away on November 3, just a few days after our show.