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Dear Friends,

Refreshed by last weekend's visit to the other coast of Panama, I have enjoyed a week of undisturbed peace and have been able to bring to a conclusion five paintings that I had been working on. A friend will be leaving Bocas this afternoon and will forward them to Jake back in Virginia.

Moss Holiday Geese
Pat has completed the five Moss Holiday Geese and they will soon be released as prints.

Now I am working on preliminary sketches for this year’s convention painting. The convention will be in Richmond, Virginia, at the end of July. I hope that by my next letter, I will have progressed to the point where I can let you see the start.

I am also preparing to begin the painting of the Stoner Carousel that the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, will reconstruct in its downtown. There are many considerations to take into account when planning a carousel painting, particularly, which viewpoint to use and which animals to show. It is a formidable challenge.

Pat decorates her kitchen wall in Panama.
Fun on my kitchen wall.

As a form of fun and relaxation I am painting a mural on the walls of my kitchen. I add a little bit each day. It started with my painting over an electrical box that had been placed slap in the middle of a wall and looked so ugly that something had to be done to improve it.

Garden Club meeting.
Pat attends her monthly garden club meeting in Panama.

On Saturday afternoon, I took time off to attend the monthly meeting of the local garden club. Julieta Dowdy, an expert in what we call “bush medicine," showed us the plants to use for treating ailments ranging from hangovers and common colds to diabetes and cancer. It was a fascinating afternoon and I had many questions to ask Julieta.

Have a good week! I will be working hard at this end.


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