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Holiday greetings from St. Petersburg, Florida! Please don't hate me for saying that it's in the 70's here this week, but I did see winter weather before leaving Waynesboro, Virginia, Sunday evening for my annual winter migration. I was at my Museum this past Saturday and Sunday for one final Christmas signing for my collectors. We had an ice storm, but luckily it didn't stick to the roads. The Lord looks out for me!

I couldn't resist taking a picture of how Mother Nature decorated the Valley's trees for Christmas. Such natural beauty!

My son-in-law and director of the Museum Corrado Gabellieri unwrapped my new giclée Great Spirit while I signed for the collectors who braved the winter weather.

I'm excited about my new giclée Great Spirit, which features a magnificent American bald eagle. We decided to name it Great Spirit for a couple of reasons. Not only is the eagle a symbol of our nation and the pride and spirit of its people but it is also revered by nearly all Native American tribes. According to Native American beliefs, the eagle is their great, sacred bird, and eagle “medicine” is the power of the Great Spirit [God], the connection to the Divine. It is the ability to live in the realm of spirit and yet remain connected and balanced within the realm of earth. The eagle is the messenger of the Great Spirit. I think the Founding Fathers of our country chose well when they picked the eagle to be our national bird. I pray that we as Americans will honor its legend.

Great Spirit is a giclée on canvas available in three sizes, stretched or unstretched: 24 x 24 ins., $750; 30 x 30 ins., $1,200; 40 x 40 ins., $3,000

Last week, before my signing, the Museum hosted 44 middle school students from Nelson County, Virginia. The students took a tour of the Museum, which was given by staff member Betsy George, and then participated in a workshop sponsored by the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education. The students learned how to make Christmas cards via block printing. A big thank you to Foundation Program Coordinator Dell Philpott, Foundation Executive Director Bob Almond, Betsy George, Sandy Shwartz, my daughter Ginny Moss (Gabellieri), and Nelson County special education teacher Amy Howard.

Nelson County Middle School students enjoyed their tour of the P. Buckley Moss Museum.

Much fun was had by students and adults alike as they learned how to use block printing to make Christmas cards.

This Saturday I'll be at the Finn Gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida, for a “Home for the Holidays” celebration at the gallery's new location at 176 4th Avenue, NE. For more information, contact gallery owner Tim Finn at 727-894-2899.

Merry Christmas!

With love,

Best wishes from The Moss Portfolio staff and me for a very merry Christmas! This picture was taken at The Moss Portfolio's staff Christmas dinner party at Pelican Cove Restaurant in Mathews, Virginia.


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