I am back at my home on the Chesapeake in Mathews County, Virginia.
On the way from Panama, I stopped off at my gallery in St. Petersburg
to meet with Lora Hulse, the Director of Community Relations, Girls
Scouts of Sun Coast Council. Together with Tim Finn, the gallery manager
and Malcolm, we started planning for a holiday celebration of Girl
Scouting at the gallery on Monday, December 9th. I am a lifetime member
of the Girl Scouts and my admiration for the movement is immense.
In today's world too many of our young are denied the chance to learn
the joy of belonging to an organization that fosters ethics and commitment
to others. I have made preliminary sketches for a print that will
be released that evening to benefit an endowment fund designed to
ensure that the movement continues in perpetuity.
Pat discusses the benefit for the Girls Scouts with Lora Hulse,
Director of Community Relations, Girl Scouts of Sun Coast Council
and Tim Finn, manager of the St. Petersburg Moss gallery.
Before catching the plane to Richmond this morning, I met with my
St. Petersburg walking friends. I first joined "The Street Walkers",
as they call themselves, about fifteen years ago when we were a little
lighter. We still talk as much these days as we did then but our pace
is a wee bit slower. It remains a joy to get back to see them and,
of course, get the inside news of what is happening in the town.
The Street Walkers. From left to right: Mary, Joyce, Mary, Pat
On Thursday I will be helping unveil the historic marker at Mount
Pleasant, one of Virginia's finest early homes. I painted a scene
of the home while in Panama. In the background is a vintage John Deere
tractor with me sitting on it. This is the closest I will come to
filling a long held wish to own a John Deere.
Pat's print of Mount Pleasant will be available October
11, 2002; $70.
On the weekend I will hold open house at the Barn.
Some of you have written me to say you will be there. When we talk
be sure to tell me you receive the weekly newsletter.