This is how we do it:
You’ve been such a great audience!
Ooops. I think I woke up Coco and Belle — the cats who live in my workroom (because they are too ornery to let out with the other house cats).
I painted this picture on Saturday (Aug. 14) to show those readers who have emailed me, asking about the August illustrations in When Wanderers Cease to Roam (see page 124 for those who still believe in reading real books). For those of you who get your info only in the ether, let me show you the paint chips on that page:
These 5 colors are all the colors you’ll need to paint an August morning. But my book doesn’t show you how to use those colors (in layers from the background to the foreground) so that’s why I painted this picture especially for this blog.
If you want the play-by-play, I have a new page (see tab above) that gives you a more detailed look at how I painted this. I’m going all art journalistic on you because I’m stalling. I can’t choose my new tea! I want every tea you suggested — I even like the puns! I love Oolong Island — ha ha. I love all those Wanderers brews! I love them all! I know it was my idea, but I don’t want to have to choose!
But I promise, I’ll have my winner on Friday. And then I’ll never have another contest ever again because it’s too much work to pick a winner and if I wanted to actually work I’d go get that degree in medical billing that those nice people from the spam office have been bombarding me with. I hear there’s big money in that.