It's show season here in Florida, and snowbirds like me are flocking
to the art shows and music festivals. This past weekend I went to Beth-El
Temple's annual art festival and fundraiser. It was a wonderful, diversified
show with blown glass, a sculpture garden, and paintings by artists
from all over. I think I even recognized one artist's name from Roanoke,
Virginia. They also had a children's art show, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Of course, I've continued to work on my own paintings, and I'm excited
to show you the piece I've completed for Kenneth Paul Gallery's show
to be held March 3-4 in their two locations in Des Moines and Urbandale,
Iowa. Living History Farm depicts the general store, the church,
and the school at the historic site by the same name near Des Moines.
This place holds such wonderful memories for me. Governor Branstad and
I signed posters together for charity many years ago at the little yellow
general store that appears in my new print.
Living History Farm. The print will be released at Pat's show at
Kenneth Paul Gallery in Iowa, March 3-4. For more information, call
the gallery, (515) 278-4378.
I've also completed a darling painting of three children
in an old fashioned bathtub. The bathtub is the same one that my mother
had in her house in Mill Rift, Pennsylvania, until her death in 2001.
Prints of Grandma's Bath Tub will be available soon.
Grandma's Bath Tub, a soon-to-be-released print.
Monday I attended a brainstorming breakfast meeting with
the Girl Scouts of the Suncoast Council. My friend Mary Wyatt went with
me. I was trying to get some good ideas for a Girl Scout poster that
I've been wanting to do for Girl Scouts on a national level. I've been
thinking about this poster for quite awhile, but I really want to get
Girl Scouts are very near and dear to my heart. I was a Girl Scout,
my daughters were Girl Scouts, and some of my granddaughters are Girl
Scouts. My daughter Mary is a Scout Leader, and she still has twelve
of the original Brownies that she began with when my granddaughter Kate
got involved. Kate is now sixteen, so these other girls are around sixteen,
too. At the meeting Monday, there were women ranging from around forty
to eighty! It really shows what a profound, lifelong impact scouting
has on our children. Girl Scouts grow up to be caring, involved members
of their communities, and I'm so proud to be able to say that I was
a Girl Scout. They have sinfully good cookies, too!
The women at the meeting asked me to bring back pictures of my Italian
Girl Scout, my granddaughter Sofia, in her uniform. I'll be going to
Italy at the end of March for a visit with my daughter Becky and her
family. Scouting is taken very seriously in Italy, and scouts are not
allowed to take chocolate or Cokes on hiking trips: no junk! I really
love chocolate, so that information has made quite an impression on
I'm really disappointed that I'll have to miss the Girl Scouts of the
Suncoast Council's Women of Distinction Award Luncheon on April 4, but
I'll be in Italy then. The guest speaker will be Madam Jehan Sadat,
Former First Lady of Egypt! If interested in attending, please call
'Til next week...
Please Note: More scouting prints (both girls and boys)
can be found on the P.
Buckley Moss product website. Just type the word scout in the "search"
field (top navigation bar).