Mathews, Virginia, finally got snow! I sat here in St. Petersburg,
Florida, all weekend wondering about my home in Mathews, and I've been
told we got at least 8-12 inches, which is rare for Mathews. It will
probably be melted by the end of the week, but the snow at my Museum
in Waynesboro, Virginia, will more than likely stick around until another
shot of snow comes through this weekend.
This picture was taken from the front porch of one of my staff members
in Mathews on Saturday, January 30. Tricia had 8-10 inches at her house!
The same storm system that brought snow to Mathews also dumped more
on Waynesboro. Isn't the Museum beautiful!
Looking out my kitchen window in St. Pete, I see people walking along
Tampa Bay in their shorts and going out in boats. What a contrast!
Since I knew it was snowing in Virginia, I busied myself thinking warm
thoughts and painting most of the weekend. I started on another version
of the adult Society Members-Only
Print for 2010. I know I showed you a picture of Angel in my Garden
last week and said that was the one, but do you like this one better?
Let us know what you think! There can be only one.
The picture above shows the latest version of Angel in my Garden,
which may be the adult Members-Only Print for 2010. The picture below
is the painting I showed you last week. Which do you prefer? Remember,
only new or renewing members of the P.
Buckley Moss Society in 2010 will be eligible to purchase Angel
in my Garden, whichever version it ends up being.
I attended the 37th Annual Art Festival Beth-El on Sunday. The most
exciting part of the exhibit for me was the children's exhibit. The
work of the 9-12 graders was amazing. Some of those artists are students
of Dara Vance, who is an art teacher for Pinellas County and a member
of the Moss Pelicans Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society. It is so
important to have good teachers who can inspire and encourage young
A couple years ago, the Moss Pelicans sponsored Dara's attendance at
the P. Buckley Moss Foundation
for Children's Education's Annual Creative Mind Conference. Dara
brought all that she learned and lots of materials from the conference
and shared them with her fellow teachers. She hopes to attend this year's
conference, too, which will be held in the fall.