Sunday, May 10, 2009

Wine Quest

Last night Terry managed to get a hold of some $75 tickets to Wine Quest. Wine Quest is a fund raising event for the disability community. The event was held at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes. The room was cavernous and reminded me for some reason of a Las Vegas casino. Scattered about the room were 30 or so tables with over 200 different brands of wine. Terry and I started by just going to the food stations and sampling the variety of foods. I decided I wasn't going to have a sip of wine until I got a sketch done.
Terry started sampling the wines as I watched. The people manning the tables were very knowledgeable. For instance Terry wanted a strong flavored red wine to go with some blue cheese and the server offered the perfect wine. I started to get antsy since I knew the event would end at 9 and I knew it would take about an hour to finish a sketch. When I told Terry I needed to sketch she told me she would go check out the silent auction and that she would mingle while I sketched. I finished right as the event was ending. I got the usual comments from tipsy socialites and the cook told me how to spell his name. I had to walk around the huge room several times to find Terry and when I did, she said she was ready to go. I could tell she wasn't in a great mood. Although she told me to sketch, she really wanted me to be social. This urge to draw keeps causing friction. I never did taste any wine.

2 comments:

Ricky Holtman said...

Thom,
You did a really nice sketch..marvelous. Thank Terry for us that she allows you to do this. Sorry for the friction because I know you love it and her. Good luck buddy and as always hang in there and put Terry in some of your sketches. Your buddy Ricky

Joseph Hayes said...

Our circles keep overlapping ... we were at WineQuest too.