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!

My husband had business commitments and could not attend the reception so.........

I invited my daughter-in-law Jodie.

 The White House

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.