There’s no place like home! Although I love traveling and seeing
all of my wonderful friends and “extended Moss family,”
it’s nice to have a couple weekends off to work in my flower beds
and do some things in my house. It’s been incredibly hot here
in Mathews, Virginia, (like a sauna with the humidity) but my flowers
are loving it. I pull weeds in the early morning and dusk hours and
work inside during the hottest part of the day.
The flowers outside Pat's window. The lovely deep pink hydrangea
was given to Pat by her neighbor and friend Nancy Hudgins.
I even got to attend a birthday lunch party for two Moss
Portfolio staff members with late July birthdays. Everyone brought a
key taco salad fixin’, and we all had taco salads and cake. Yum!
Happy birthday, Christy and Lori!
The Maids of Mathews celebrate two July birthdays. From the left,
Michelle (with her back to us, answering an inappropriately timed phone
call), Lisa, Pat, Jake (strictly speaking, not a Maid at all), Kirsten,
Angie, Birthday Girl Christy, age 24 (reported, but not verified), Cathy,
Tricia, other Birthday Girl, Lori, and Anne.
I have also spent a lot of time in my studio, working
on paintings for upcoming show prints. Stay tuned; I’ll be showing
the pieces close to the show dates. One that I can show you now is a
pencil sketch that will be released as a black and white print at the
Convention in Williamsburg, Virginia, this September 22-23. I had
a lot of fun working on Spirit of ’76. I hope you like
Spirit of '76 will be released at the Williamsburg Convention, September
A few weeks ago, I showed you a picture of College
of William and Mary, which will also be released as a print edition
at the Williamsburg Convention. I have since added the statue of Lord
Botetourt, which stands in front of the Wren Building. Norborne Berkeley,
Baron de Botetourt, was the royal governor of Virginia from 1768 until
his death in 1770. He was a friend and patron of the College.
College of William and Mary, with the statue of Lord Botetourt.
This past weekend my youngest daughter Ginny, her husband
Corrado, and their children Picco and Chiara came to visit. As many
of you know, they live in Waynesboro, Virginia, and Corrado is the director
of my Museum.
There’s always a feast involved whenever we get together, and
this time was no different. My daughter Patty, who lives in Mathews,
and I started creating a huge lasagna Friday. We had a relaxing weekend
together and went fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. We took the boat around
Point Comfort Lighthouse, which I have included in many paintings,
and saw the most wonderful pod of porpoises! There were so many of them,
and they were all jumping out of the water and chattering—they
put on quite a show for us.
I recently received the following picture of Mark Allen,
of the P. Buckley Moss Society, installing a new memorial brick in the
P. Buckley Moss Museum’s Commemorative
Walkway.The walkway was featured, along with the Museum, in the
Society’s first Members’ Only giclée The Walkway.
Mark Allen installs a new brick in the Commemorative Walkway at the
P. Buckley Moss Museum (top) and Pat's giclee, The Walkway,
(bottom) published for members of the Society last year.
Well, that’s all for now…back to my easel!