Fort Ligonier Days are Here!

Have you ever been to Fort Ligonier Days? It’s all-day fantastic experience with great food and music, historical re-enactments, and of course the finest art and gifts!

It looks like Friday and Saturday will be perfect days to come out to the country (and don’t let a little rain scare you away on Sunday!). Ligonier Days is one of my very favorite shows of the year, especially with the beauty of fall and the wonderful people who always come to this event.

I will be in booths #16-17 in the Loyalhanna Lot located off South Market Street behind the fort. The show runs October 13th through 15th, from 9 to 6 on Friday and Saturday and then Sunday 10:30 am to 5 pm. I have so many new things to show you for the holiday season and would love to see you there!

On a more personal note, this has been a significant week for me because Tom and I are celebrating our wedding anniversary – 37 years of a truly happy marriage.

You may find this hard to believe, but back then almost everyone we knew said “It won’t last.” But we always knew it would.

You see, we mastered the long-distance relationship long before cell phones and texts made it easier. In those days, you had to wait until after 11 pm for the cheaper long-distance phone rates. And we actually communicated with snail mail. Every day I would get letters from Tom… some were even handwritten on napkins from a coffee shop at South Hills Village on his way to work (complete with coffee stains!).

Throughout the years, Tom has been my rock, the greatest source of support for my art career – the man behind the artist. He’s always challenging me to persevere, to excel, and to be more creative in every aspect of my work. He truly is my better half, and today I salute my husband and best friend.

Now, since you haven’t seen my granddaughter in a while, I couldn’t resist a showing you this photo with a little different aspect of her personality. There certainly are a lot of photos out there with her smiling – she does that all the time. But this expression was too precious not to share…

Can you believe how time is flying by this fall? It’s not too early to start thinking about gifts for the holidays! If you can’t make it to the show in Ligonier this weekend, check out my Brand NEW website at and let me help you with your shopping needs!

P.S. – There’s no time like the present to invest in beautiful original art!

My Original of the Month, “Game Time at Heinz Field,” would be an amazing addition to your collection of sports memorabilia or Pittsburgh art.

This is the one and only original, and it will last for centuries. From the glowing reflections on the water to the unique “Pittsburgh” sky, this painting is truly is one of my favorites. You can almost hear the crowd going wild in the stands.

If you have an interest in owning this or any of my other one-of-a-kind original paintings, please shoot me an email ( or give me a call at 1-888-PITT-ART.