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I'm down to my last week in Italy; I fly back to Virginia Tuesday of next week. It has been such fun catching up with my granddaughters Sofia and Michela, and I even got to watch Sofia in action at her taekwondo lessons.

Sofia, me, and Michela on our way to a birthday dinner for Sofia (May 8) and me (May 20).

My daughter Becky & I go walking every morning; and, on Mother's Day, my son-in-law Roberto went with us. He's a real estate agent; and, he was so excited to show us Villa Santa Croce, which is his listing. Wouldn't it make a wonderful art school?

I've been working on some new etchings since I've been here, and Becky is my very able assistant.

Working in my etching studio.

Here, Becky is wiping an etching plate. For more information on how etchings are created, please click on the following link,, and scroll down to "ETCHINGS".

These are two of the new etchings I've been working on. The one on the right is Rialto Bridge in Italy.

I'll return to Virginia just in time for my shows with Medlin Art, Ltd., in Leesburg, Virginia, June 4-5, and with Framecraft of Warrenton, Virginia, on June 6. The show with Framecraft on June 6 will not be held at the gallery in Warrenton, however. It will be held at Saint Thomas' Parish in Hancock, Maryland. The show is being held in celebration of Saint Thomas' Parish's 175th Anniversary.

Call to the Hunt will be released as a limited edition giclée on paper during my show with Medlin Art, Ltd., in Leesburg, VA, June 4-5. For more information, please contact the gallery at 703-771-8696.

Winter at St. Thomas' will be released as a limited edition giclée on paper during my show with Framecraft, which will be held in the Parish Hall of St. Thomas' Parish in Hancock, MD. For more information, please call Framecraft at 540-341-0001.

Andrew the Church Cat will also be released as a limited edition giclée on paper during my show at St. Thomas' Parish. This print is in honor of the life and dedicated service of Andrew, who lived at St. Thomas' and was a much loved member of the church staff and congregation.

The following weekend, June 11-12, I'll host my Collectors' Convention in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Please see last week's newsletter for fun details and pictures of special prints I've created for the Convention.

On Friday, June 18, Harrisonburg, Virginia's, public television station WVPT will host an evening of art and humor at the Plecker Building located at Blue Ridge Community College. Each year for the past thirty years, I've donated a special painting and print edition to WVPT for them to sell and raise money with. The funds raised (over $1 million) help support WVPT's excellent family programming, which is much appreciated throughout the Valley. Area school systems show some of the programs in their classrooms. My special print for WVPT this year is titled Summer Daze, and it will make its debut during the June 18 event, which starts at 7:30 p.m. In addition to being able to purchase Summer Daze, attendees will enjoy a performance by the popular comedy team of Glick and Phillips. For more information, please contact WVPT at 540-434-5391.

Summer Daze is my special fundraising print for WVPT this year.

I just found out that another quilted wall hanging has been completed for the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education. Brenda Dahl and Ellen Bloomberg of Burlington, Iowa, graciously volunteered to donate their time, talent, and materials to create the beautiful wall hanging pictured below. The centerpiece is one of my hand-painted fabric squares. The quilt will be either auctioned or raffled at a future date to raise money for the Foundation's programs.

Brenda Dahl, left, and Ellen Bloomberg, right, of Burlington, Iowa, created this lovely quilted wall hanging around one of my hand-painted fabric centerpieces as a donation to the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education. Thanks so much, Brenda and Ellen!


I was very saddened to learn of the passing of Mike McFall on April 27. I got to know Mike and his wife Roni during my shows with Kenneth Paul Gallery and my Iowa Conventions. Roni is a member of the Central Iowa Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society, and I always look forward to seeing her and Mike's smiling faces at area Moss events-my memories of Mike will always be smiling and healthy. Mike had been battling cancer for a few years and was able to spend his last days at home, surrounded by family, friends, and beloved pets. My thoughts and prayers are with Roni and her family.

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