I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Four of my six children
and their families joined me in Waynesboro, Virginia, and we had a feast!
Everyone contributed at least one family favorite, and we all ate too
Pat and son-in-law Corrado, Director of the P. Buckley Moss Museum,
do surgery on the Thanksgiving turkey.
Pat celebrates Thanksgiving surrounded with her family at the Barn,
Now, my thoughts are turning to Christmas and this weekend’s
Museum Open House
and Barn Show. The Museum staff and volunteers have been busy decorating
both the Museum and the Barn, and “it’s starting to look
a lot like Christmas!” This year’s Christmas tree for the
Barn is two stories tall and hits the ceiling. There’s no room
for the star! I’m very grateful to my friends Jim and Dot Hiter
and Mary Jo Hopkins who have been decorating the Barn for years. They
have just the right touch and make everything look so beautiful.
Jim Hiter scales the beams at Pat's Barn in Waynesboro, VA to help
his wife Dot decorate the tree. Just watching him gave this photographer
Karen Mowen gets down to the enjoyable task of decorating the dolls'
house at the Museum in Waynesboro, VA.
We’ll be releasing a very special print this weekend
titled Homestead Sleigh Ride, which depicts the historic Homestead
Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia, at the foot of the Allegheny Mountains.
The Homestead and the surrounding hot mineral springs have played host
to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Harry S. Truman, and Thomas Edison,
to name but a few.
Homestead Sleigh Ride, Pat's painting of the Homestead Resort in
Hot Springs, VA, will be released as a print during Pat's show
at the Museum and Barn, December 1-3. Call (800) 343-8643 for more information.
I hope to release two new giclées this weekend,
too, if the final proofs are good. I’ve been working on two floral
giclées, and I want the colors to be just right.
Look out for Flowers on Red, which will be released as
a giclée as soon as Pat approves the proof.
In addition to getting ready for the holidays, the Museum
recently hosted twenty-seven students from Warwick River Middle School
in Newport News, Virginia. Robert Taylor, with the American Shakespeare
Center in Staunton, dressed up in a Shakespearean costume and discussed
William Shakespeare and what school was like in his time. The students
were given Shakespearean quotes and asked to incorporate the quotes
into visual art, thus combining performing and visual arts as well as
history. The students also toured the Museum. The program was sponsored
by the P. Buckley Moss Foundation
for Children’s Education.
The Museum plays host to Robert Taylor of the American Shakespeare
Center in Staunton, VA, and a group of students from Warwick River Middle
School in Newport News, VA, in a program sponsored by the P. Buckley
Moss Foundation for Children's Education.
Next week I’ll be in Kingsport, Tennessee, signing
at Up Against the Wall on December 5. Then, I’ll be in Fairfax,
Virginia, to show with Moser Gallery December 8-9.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!