I’m still working in my studio in St. Petersburg,
Florida, where we’ve already had a brush with a tropical storm.
Tropical Storm Arlene brought us some gusty wind and lots of rain the
end of last week, but no serious damage. After last year’s
hurricane-after-hurricane, everyone was eyeing Arlene with concern,
but please don’t worry about me when I’m down here.
My house was built to withstand hurricanes, and I always say that it’s
like a fortress. Also, it doesn’t hurt that a large retirement
home is just down the street from me and I’m on the same power
line. Retirement homes and hospitals are a priority for the power
While I was riding out Arlene, the staff at my publishing
office and distribution center in Mathews, Virginia, was entertaining
the whole second grade from Lee-Jackson Elementary School in Mathews.
The second graders came in two groups and gathered in the warehouse
where Warehouse Manager Michelle Berrier told them all about my life,
including my struggle with a learning difference, and my art.
I was told that the children were a lively bunch, but well-behaved,
and asked very good questions.
Second graders from Lee-Jackson Elementary School in Mathews visit
The Moss Portfolio.
I just had a delightful visit from Donald and Lorraine
Harclerode of Merritt Island, Florida. Donald and Lorraine were
with me in Cortona, Italy, last fall when they participated in the P.
Buckley Moss Society’s group tour. They brought wonderful
pictures of the trip, and we had such fun reminiscing. While we
were looking at the pictures, my daughter Becky, who lives in Cortona,
called me. I had a very Italian morning!
Pat and Donald Harclerode at Pat's home in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Pat and Lorraine Harclerode with Lorraine's favorite art at Pat's
Donald and Lorraine each picked their favorite piece of
art in my home. Lorraine said her favorite thing was a Madonna
and baby statue, while Donald preferred a huge mixed media piece of
big, red flowers. They ended their visit with a trip to The Finn
Gallery, which represents my work in St. Petersburg.
Donald and Lorraine Harclerode with Pat at The Finn Gallery.
One of the paintings I’ve been working on is a piece
for the show I’ll be having with The Art Loft Gallery in Collinsville,
Illinois, September 9-10. City Skaters features the St.
Louis Arch and the Old Courthouse.
City Skaters will be released in September.
That’s all for now…’til next week!