A couple of loose items to catch up on. When I was in Tombstone for the Vendetta Ride, I gave a walking tour and afterwards I signed books outside the Crystal Palace. One of the riders presented me with a complimentary bottle of wine:
That night, in Bisbee, we opened the wine and sat on the balcony of the El Dorado Hotel on O.K. Street. Our porch looked right down on Brewery Gulch and it was a beautiful evening. With the first sip of Cosentino Winery 2005 Cabernet Saugvignon, Deena said, "Oh, this is amazingly good." Tom Bell and I agreed. Then with the second sip we all raved again until, on the third sip, Deena blurted out, "This is the best friggin' wine I have ever had in my life."
Turns out it is a $70 bottle of primo wine from the Cosentino Winery in Napa, California. For someone who drinks mostly Two Buck Chuck, it was a revelation, just how much better really good wine is.
Meanwhile, as we continue to celebrate our tenth anniversary here at True West (it was November 3rd, when we had our first staff meeting at El Encanto), here is a photo of the original staff:
The only two people in this photo who are still here at True West are Carole Glenn (second from right) and myself.
I Can't Believe I Drew It
Another amazing page from my sketchbooks where I was in the zone:
These were inspired in part by Ed Mell style paintings. And speaking of Ed, our show Capturing Billy the Kid Country comes down today. In fact, Kathy is down in Scottsdale, picking up the paintings, and we are meeting for lunch at Kashman's Deli on Scottsdale Road.
Tom Bell got a job today so we are celebrating tomorrow night with a Taco de Bell party at our house. Grandma Betty is coming out to party hardy with us.
"I like everything about filming except the acting. I'm wonderful in rehearsals, but I have never been very good when they actually switch the cameras on.”