Christmas Cookie + Ornament Countdown: November 27th

Christmas Light Sugar Cookies + Frosty Family Christmas

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Christmas Cookie + Ornament Countdown: November 27th
By Canada Goose Gallery
3 c. all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for surface
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
1 c. sugar
large egg
1 tsp. pure almond extract
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 recipe White Vanilla Frosting
Candy: Blue, white, and green candy balls; crushed blue starlight mints; silver and white dragées; mint M&M’s; white sanding sugar; blue and green Sixlets; crushed green and blue rock candy; white nonpareils; shoestring licorice
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  1. Whisk together flour and salt. Beat butter, cream cheese, and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in egg and extracts. Gradually beat in flour mixture until combined. Divide dough in half, flatten into disks and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill at least 1 hour.
  2. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. On a floured surface, roll one disk of dough to 1/4″ thick. Cut cookies with a 3″ light bulb–shaped cookie cutter. Make a hole in the top of each cookie with a skewer.
  3. Bake until edges are golden brown, 11 to 12 minutes. Cool on pan for 5 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough. Re-roll and cut scraps once.
  4. Spread a thin layer of frosting on each cookie. Decorate with candy. Thread licorice through holes for the wire.
Solmate Humbug Baby Socks. Red, green and white.

Solmate Humbug Baby Socks. Red, green and white. Solemate

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Celebrating Friends For Life


You ever wonder what your dog is thinking? What he or she wants to say?
We’d all love if our dogs could talk – some of the time, at least. In lieu of that, I would like to share some wonderful pieces of art to remind us of our very best friends….and a few quotes about dogs, by the humans who love them. They’re like family to us, and why not celebrate it?
“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”
Orhan Pamuk

Field Spaniel limited edition print is a life-like portrait of this breen featuring colors of light and dark grays and black for the dog against a background of aqua, gold and tan.

Our Best Friends


“Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.” – Elizabeth Taylor

Pug, limited edition print by P Buckley Moss features a pug dog in whites, grays and blacks on a background of greens and tan.

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Roger Caras

Boston Terrier Dog Limited Edition Print by P Buckley Moss features a black and white dog with some gardk gray markings on a base of aqua and white background.Jack Russel limited edition print by P Buckley Moss features a Jack Russel in white with black and brown on a background of aqua, earth tones and black trees.

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”
– Charles De Gaulle

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Springtime Fever!


Song of the Sunflower limited edition artist proof wall art print by P Buckley Moss highlights shades of green, yellows and tangerine tones with a little white, gray, rust and browns.Singing to the Heavens limited edition print by P Buckley Moss features a small yellow bird singing from his perch on a branch with leaves.

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Recipe: Cloud Eggs

Cloud Eggs Recipe


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 large eggs
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 slices buttered brioche toast, for serving
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment and coat with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Coat 4 small bowls with nonstick cooking spray. Separate the eggs and put the whites into a medium bowl and the yolks in the small bowls (1 yolk per bowl). Add a large pinch of salt to the egg whites and beat with an electric mixer on low speed until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Dollop 4 large spoonfuls of the egg whites onto the prepared baking sheet and make a small well in the middle of each with the back of a spoon. Bake the whites until they are firm, no longer wet and just beginning to turn brown, about 6 minutes. Gently pour 1 yolk into the well of each white. Bake until the edges of the yolk just start to set while still being runny, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt.
  4. Serve on top of buttered brioche toast.

The Value of Community

The Roanoke Farmer’s Market is a reminder that our communities have much to offer us. Take time to get out and find the places that make you happy.

Roanoke Farmer Market, Roanoke, Virginia, limited edition print by P Buckley Moss features a colorful market with vendors showing their fresh vegetables. Greens, orange, rust, yellow, blues and white. Covid Birthday Cakes

It is just too cute to be a virus

Covid Birthday Cake



Lifting Our Spirits Through Gratitude


An array of Garden Vegetables

All of us are beginning to feel the “rock-bottom” reality of a virus that has strangled every country in the world. It feels overwhelming.
My morning process is simple: I worry about my husband, my kids, my friends, and then I think about my fellow Waynesville merchants, and how we have been thrown into a holding pattern we didn’t expect, plan for, or even understand!
All of our fun events are now on hold. Our momentum was just beginning to build from the cold of winter into the lovely days of spring. Spring will pass, and then it will be the panic of summer. Hopefully!
I was visited last week by a dear friend; a fellow merchant, and a hardworking man who grew up in Waynesville and raising his family there. He purchased the local grocery store in town, Hometown Market, after working there since he was sixteen and has been serving the area for many years. He has recently refurbished this store, planned out a dedicated sitting area for workers in town that need a place to sit for lunchtime meals that he prepares in the deli area. He serves a variety of breakfast items as well as a balanced assortment of prepared foods for lunch and dinner. It is oh so handy to swing by for a takeout of their homemade soups on the days when I leave the gallery late (and hate to cook after an hour drive home.)
He always seems to look ahead for what people need and how he can better serve their needs, making everyone’s life just a little easier. Oh, how I do love that about the Hometown Market! I know that as a small grocer, he and his staff have worked very hard to have shelves filled and the store operating as usual. But these times are not normal times at all! Like every business today, they are having to reinvent how they do day to day business and often have had to search out new suppliers because their regular suppliers are sold out. Ron goes above and beyond by picking up the products they need himself when supplier delivery is overwhelmed.He never wants his customers to wait longer than they need to. I can’t even imagine the new nightmare of incorporating different brands into inventory, different pricing, different scans, and then getting all these issues solved promptly while his customers line up outside in hopes of finding food.

Empty Grocery Store Shelves                   Full Grocery Shelves

I know how frustrating it has been when we are trying to find things we need on the shelves and encounter empty shelves. It is surreal to walk down the aisles and see maybe one box of macaroni and cheese and then nothing!


Grocery workers have to be some of the hardest working people right now. They have taken the challenge and are carrying the weight for all so we have food. Give your grocery workers a big “Thank You” the next time you visit and on your next trip to Waynesville, stop by Hometown Marketplace and let Ron and his staff know you heard what great community supporters they are; then take home a soup of the day carry out!


Despite very long hours and even less sleep, Ron made a special trip to our gallery last week to pick up more of our fundraising History Card sets to sell in his store for the Waynesville Merchants Association. Hometown Market has consistently been our number one history card seller! Ron shrugs it off by telling me how important it is to

Waynesville History Cards featuring the many historic buildings in Waynesville Ohio

support one another; small business is the backbone of our country!  Thank you, Ron, for always thinking about your fellow Waynesville merchants, your customers, and our community. Thank you for supporting all the merchants in your town, and for just being a great person to have in our corner—jolly and all smiles in the good times and so very supportive and helpful in times like these!  Let’s all remember that supporting small businesses all over is key to keeping America healthy!

Getting Through Tough Times Together

The message is Let Art Comfort and Inspire You, the image is a little girl slumped over a table with a black cat in her arms.

If you are like me, you wake up in the morning thinking it’s a typical day, then you remembered: Everything as we know it has now changed.
I’m thinking about the Depression a lot. How did an entire world, an entire generation of people survive, what was then, the most horrible of global crisis?
Somehow our ancestors survived. No work, no food, and no hope. Men jumping out of windows and women left to raise their children alone, without income or opportunity. Prohibition was on. There was only a radio. People lined up for hours for bread and water.
I think that we are in for an extended period of uncertainty. Despite having the internet, literally at our fingertips, we are not being given all the information we need to feel safe. But there is something inspirational in thinking about history.
One famous quote puts it in perspective by the author, John Steinbeck. He was talking about the Depression and what it felt like when they woke up:
“How can you frighten a man whose hunger is not only in his own cramped stomach but in the wretched bellies of his children? You can’t scare him–he has known a fear beyond every other.”
Hunger, despite all the empty grocery store shelves, is not our worry, at least not today. But fear is real. Or is it?
Daddy with Child print features a sweet little child with dad's arms wrapped around as they contemplate what they mean to each other.
F.E.A.R. is an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real. Be sure to sort through your thoughts. We know what we need to do to keep this virus from entering into our lives–so do that. We cannot be with our loved ones, so we must trust that they, too, are doing everything they can to be safe. And we know that our country and our government, no matter who is in charge, will not-cannot-and has never let us down in times of crisis.

We are a community, and because we have the internet we can teach our children from home, we can see our parents and family right from our mobile phones, and we can be inspired and comfort others in our community.Three baby lambs standing in a field yet hoping for some attention and love from someone.

I challenge each one of you to reach out to neighbors–slip notes in their mailboxes, introduce yourself, let them know your name, your phone number, and your willingness to help them. Doing things for others is the quickest way to calm the storm of fear in our bellies.
And for me?  I am a strong advocate for how art can inspire our lives, so that is what I will do in the weeks ahead. Inspire you with stories and beauty, and encourage you to share your own stories of courage and beauty as well!
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Frome KH:
Wow, what a moving article!

Who Is Always There To Love Us?

“There are moments when troubles enter our lives
and we can do nothing to avoid them.
But they are there for a reason.
Only when we have overcome them
will we understand why they were there.”

– Paulo Coelho, ‘The Fifth Mountain’.


Trusting Love is a limited edition print by P Buckley Moss featuring a small dog looking with longing eyes for attention.


Irresistible Limited Edition Print by P Buckley Moss features a dog longing for attention with background of light blue, lavender and earth tones.

Realistic black cat print by P Buckley Moss, artist.