Sunday, August 3, 2008

Life's Small Pleasures...What makes you smile and warms your heart? In the midst of getting our new Napa location open, I am reminded why we brought the gallery to Napa. In addition to it being a wonderful place to showcase the art, it is a beautiful place to live. I found myself gazing at Damon's latest work today and reflecting on how much I enjoy being here. Yes, it has been a lot of work and there is still much ahead, but the reward is worth all of the effort and energy that we have put into this project.

Each day brings with it fabulous weather, good people and the opportunity to keep our artists working as we find new homes for their amazing work. Yesterday's walk-in traffic consisted of people from all over the country. Some celebrating special occasions, others just enjoying a slice of paradise Napa style. Many of whom took home with them a little QCFA in the form of our catalogue and the knowledge that while their vacation may be limited to only a few more days, once home, they will be able to continue to do business with us from the comfort of their offices and living rooms.

Quent is enjoying a much-deserved round of golf today with Bernie. Sarah is home taking a nap to recover from a late night of Salsa dancing with her new California friends. And me? I'm enjoying another lovely day surrounded by some of the most beautiful art in the world. So if you find yourself wandering around Northern California, driving by the many thousands of acres of juicy orbs destined for a long soak in an oak barrel, stop in and say hello and enjoy Life's Small Pleasures with me. :)


dave k. said...

I was lucky enough to be part of the walk-in traffic along with my niece and her husband who were on a wine run in the area from Phoenix. If you can get there be sure to set aside about an hour to take a drive up the Silverado Trail as we did. If that landscape with its acres and acres of precisely trimmed grape vines doesn't get you in a laid back mood, nothing will except of course, spending time in the gallery. Need a place to eat? Ask Linda. Need a place to stay? Ask Linda. Need to relax? Enjoy the art (and drive the Silverado Trail).

Sabra Embury said...

Napa Valley seems like it would be a very nice place to visit.