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
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
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.
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.