The opening to my show, "these hills are mine," has come and gone, but two days later the glow in my heart remains.
Paschal Winery is located in the small town of Talent, Oregon,
just north of Ashland, which is famous for it's
Shakespeare Festival and artistic community.
My daughter helped plan this event. She and her beautiful friends
made this evening extra special.
Especially when they went down to the pond to see the swans,
and this one tried to attack them... When we looked down
from the balcony and saw them running and screaming
across the fields in their high heals I couldn't help but remember
them as little girls, they haven't changed at all!
My son and a small group of jazz musicians also made this evening special...
And then there was my art... I have to say I did have a moment of panic when I thought no one would like it...
but everything looked fine after Mandy worked her magic as
chief painting hanger.
we owe him so much for all he has done for Chris.
My books were laid out on the tables.
People asked me questions and even studied my work.
I sold three paintings!
I was pretty happy and silly, the wine was good, and I hadn't eaten much. I kept on hugging everyone. Old friends and new.
This little girl was really enjoying the music.
Again reminding me of my daughter and her friends,
and then of me and my friends
and how music and dancing are both so important in life!
Everyone was relaxed in this beautiful environment. I especially loved the lighting from the arched windows...
I wish to thank everyone for this unforgetable night in April.
And thanks to Jan, Andrea, and Amanda for their wonderful photographs.