St. Petersburg, Florida, was spared yet again. I was shocked when I
woke up Friday, turned on the news, and saw the scenes of such terrible
destruction that the storm system had wrought just to the north of me.
St. Pete seems to be in a safe zone of sorts and has been spared the
terrible hurricanes and other storms that have plagued the state in
the last few years.
I’m counting my blessings! I’m very blessed to be safe and
healthy and in the sunshine, while my children and grandchildren are
snow skiing at Wintergreen in Virginia. I love the beauty of snow, but
these days the warmth suits me better.
Congratulations to the Indianapolis Colts on their Super Bowl victory!
Actually, both teams deserve much credit for playing so well in the
constant downpour of rain. I went to a Super Bowl party at a friend’s
house, but I have to admit I called it an early evening and was in bed
by 8:30 p.m.!
Last week I promised a picture of the painting I’m working on
for the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, Virginia. However, I wasn’t
thinking at the time that I mustn’t show it until after the special
unveiling event that will be held at my Museum
on March 30. That’s why it’s called an unveiling, because
it’s being seen for the first time. I’m sorry, but March
30 isn’t that far off, and I’ll be sure to show a picture
of it after that. Instead, here is a picture of something else I have
been working on.
Pat's painting of the beautiful old building that houses the People's
Place Gallery, Intercourse, PA. The print edition will be released at
a Show Without Pat on April 12-14. For more information call the gallery
at (717) 768-7171.
This week I’m getting ready for The Moss Portfolio’s
Dealers’ Meeting. It’s going to be held at my house this
weekend, and I’ll have a house full of staff members and gallery
and frame shop owners—friends all. I’m looking forward to
it. Construction is happening like crazy all around my house, so I’m
afraid my guests will have some chaos to deal with, particularly along
the road on one side of my house.
When Pat needs a diversion from working at her easel, she watches
the contstruction going on around her house in St. Petersburg, FL.
My house sits on a corner, so I have the beautiful park
across one road from me and the massive building going up on the other
side. That’s okay, though, because I love to watch the progress
of the building and all the machinery and the construction workers.
Architecture has always fascinated me; so, when I’m ready for
a break from my easel, I watch the construction.
’Til next week…