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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Time for wine

Between work and family obligations my art making has taken a back seat. The latest event has been the opening of Thomas O'Neil Cellars! It is my brother-in-law's winery in Washington state. He has dreamed of opening a winery for years and his dream has come true. My husband and I went out to Washington last week for the grand opening. There was lots of last minute preparations-- bottle labeling, furniture moving, learning how to run the cash register-- that kept us plenty busy. The week-end of the opening was Spring Barrel Tasting in the region. The winery was open for tastings Friday, Saturday and Sunday and I poured plenty of wine. They had bands that played Friday and Saturday. Saturday night was Marcus Eaton. He played with a smaller group of musicians than normal but they were terrific! I am hoping to go back another time when I don't have to work as hard and I can kick back have some wine and relax!

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