Jacquelyn Modesitt Schindehette
Fine Artist Specializing In Florida's Unique & Mysterious Landscape
This is the finished ornament.
It was as big as a bowling ball,
but looked small hanging on the
giant tree in the White House.
Receiving an invitation to visit the White House and meet our First Lady was thrilling!
Mrs. Laura Bush with me and my daughter-in-law Jodie Schindehette in front of the White House Christmas Tree in Washington D.C.
Although it happened in 2002, I remember it all like it was yesterday.....that call from then Florida Governor Jeb Bush's representative asking me to paint a Christmas Ornament for the White House Christmas Tree representing the State of Florida. I was honored, excited and scared all at the same time.