Christmas at The Barn was a happy time with the students of Guy K. Stump Elementary School in Stuarts Draft, Virginia. I wish everyone could have experienced the children coming into The Barn and seeing their ornaments on our huge Christmas tree for the first time—the joy on their faces. Our tree lighting ceremony Saturday morning was enjoyed by all!
The students at Guy K. Stump Elementary made the ornaments with their art teacher Christy Pilsan, and my daughter Ginny put them on the tree.
My daughter Ginny and I, with first grader Mary and her younger sister.
My daughter Ginny with another budding artist from Guy K. Stump Elementary School.
Talking about art with two very special artists, Diamond and Mercedes.
My beautiful fireplace at The Barn.
Our very own elf Dot Hiter decorated the fireplace.
We celebrated Patty’s birthday on Saturday with a delightful Italian birthday cake from Fine European Pastries in Staunton, VA. Sister Ginny got it especially for Patty’s birthday.
The lucky winner of the Fledgling quilt that was raffled by the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education was Martha Dodson of Forest, Virginia. Congratulations, Martha!
Last Wednesday evening I was with Blue Ridge PBS in Roanoke, Virginia, for a pledge drive during their airing of the PBS documentary The Lady Behind the Brush. I created a special giclée print edition for the fundraiser, featuring the Ravens Roost overlook near Waynesboro, Virginia, on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Please click here for more information.
We had such a good time during the pledge drive. What a lovely group of caring people! As I’ve said before, public television is so important to all of us. From Downton Abbey we learn grammar and pronunciation. From Antiques Roadshow we learn the value of so many things that have been created in the past and why and how they are valued. Sesame Street—that happy, happy program for our children! So, support public television whenever you can. These wonderful programs depend on our donations.
Last Thursday I visited an art class at Waynesboro High School. It’s such a pleasure to be with young people and learn what their interests are.
This Wednesday I’ll be in Madison, Wisconsin, for a pledge drive with Wisconsin Public Television. For a donation, viewers will receive my new giclée featuring the famous Wisconsin Sandhills Cranes. I think the colors in this piece are wonderful and warm. Let me know what you think!
Northern Sojourn is my special fundraising print for Wisconsin Public Television. It will debut during our pledge drive and airing of The Lady Behind the Brush at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11. For more information, please call 800-422-9707 or 608-265-6722.
From Wisconsin, I’m flying to Columbus, Ohio, for a show with my wonderful friends—who are like family—at Gallery Art Center. Gallery owner Suzi Campbell and I will release two new giclée prints this Friday and Saturday, December 13-14.
The Healing Bouquet will be released during my show with Gallery Art Center in Columbus, Ohio, December 13-14. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this print will benefit The Cancer Support Community of Central Ohio. For more information, please contact the gallery at 614-442-1109.
Columbus, Ohio, Landmarks I features the Christopher Columbus Statue, the Columbus skyline, and a replica of Christopher Columbus’ ship the Santa Maria. This giclée is the first in a series of Columbus landmarks prints and will also be released during my show with Gallery Art Center (614-442-1109), December 13-14.
It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas!