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Dear Friends:

I'm happy to be in St. Petersburg, Florida, with my daughter Becky and her family. Becky has been helping me stretch canvases and get ready for a really good painting session after they leave the end of this week.

We've also been having fun this week and celebrating the New Year.

This is a picture of the view from my balcony on New Year's Eve. It looks down on North Straub Park in St. Petersburg and shows part of the festivities for New Year's Eve. There were two bandstands and an ice skating rink, believe it or not! It was actually some kind of plastic, but people were skating around on it just like ice. It was quite a night, and I almost missed bringing in the New Year because I fell asleep. Becky and her family woke me up just before midnight, and we toasted the New Year with wine and cream soda in our pajamas. In the photo, off in the distance, you can just see the lights of Tampa across the water.

The plastic ice rink in the park across from my house. Some people were skating in shorts!

Becky and her family had been invited to stay with her friend from college Susanna Carey and her husband Steve in Northern Virginia so they could be tourists in Washington, DC. This picture is of my granddaughter Sofia Ghezzi, Charlotte Carey, and Henry Carey at the Crystal City Ice Rink in Alexandria, VA. This one had real ice instead of plastic.

Sofia in the big banyan tree across from my house in St. Petersburg.

Michela is not much of a climber.

We've had to add new miniature originals to the Moss in Miniature Exhibit at my Museum in Waynesboro, Virginia, to replace the ones that have been sold. It's such fun for Museum Director Corrado Gabellieri to be framing them and for Museum Curator Bonnie Stump to be hanging them. The miniatures display includes a variety of subjects and has been very popular.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2011!



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