Month: April 2014

All Good Things Must Come To An End…

They say change is inevitable, and it’s true – In less than three months, I’ll be moving from Monroeville to a new home in the South Hills! We just found out that Tom has been called to serve First Bethel UMC in Bethel Park beginning on July 1st of this year. We were happy to learn that the parsonage is only five minutes from Tom’s dad’s home. And it will be interesting to see how many of our new neighbors and church members are Tom’s former classmates at Bethel Park High School! Though we have loved our time in Monroeville

My Kennywood Memories

Kennywood Park is not just a local institution and historic landmark, but it’s also been one of my favorite subjects for my paintings over the last 20 years. With Opening Day just around the corner, I’d like to share with you the story of how I got started painting Kennywood. Even at the beginning of my career, Kennywood held wonderful memories for me – it was the place where I had my first Pittsburgh date with a very special guy (Tom!) who would soon be my fiance. So I really, really wanted to paint it! Unfortunately, my publisher at that

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere!

Have we finally put this long Pittsburgh winter behind us? Finally, it’s time to break out and enjoy the pleasures of spring! One way you can do that is to visit me at the Doubletree Hotel in Monroeville from April 6th through 8th. The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania is celebrating its 84th annual convention with a beautiful flower show – “My Fair Pittsburgh” – that’s free to the public. If you love flowers, this is an ideal place to celebrate the arrival of spring! The show is open to the public from Sunday through Tuesday, and I’ll be there