I Was Doing OK Until Thursday

How was your first week of Spring?

On Monday, we couldn’t believe our eyes. Color in the landscape!

On Tuesday, here at Chateau du Chat, we dared to feel a little enlivened by the sun, even a little spiffy.

On Wednesday, the temperature soared into the high 60’s. Made us feel frisky.

Made us want to get all toesy.

Made us want to shake of Winter’s hoary pall.


Made us want to cloak ourselves in the meadow’s joyous abundance and stuff.

And then it was Thursday, and we said the hell with it.


7 Comments, RSS

  1. Yay! Number one WAS better.

    Those poor “ferel” cats look sooo underfed. I love to see cats sleeping on their backs, feet outstretched. cute.

    Blurb should be ad for your previous book. One suggestion.

  2. Deborah

    We had a similar shift in weather — from 80’s to 40 — with the same effect on me (really it was the sunshine vs raw gray, rather than temp, that shifts my mood)

    Glad to see that both pictures will be on the cover, at different ends. It had occured to me after I’d commented before that a section of ‘outtakes’ — paintings you considered using but didn’t — at the end of the book would be interesting (to me, at least). As would inclusion of a page or two of the comments we’ve all made on this blog. I can’t imagine said art director going for any of that, though.

  3. Shelley

    I sure hope that you are allowed more input on the cover of your book, than the art director who gave it a 30-second riffle (is that a word?) and obviously doesn’t have a clue about you or your art.

    What’s wrong with the cover art being similar to a page in the book? I always thought the cover was supposed to give the reader an idea of what would be found inside!

  4. Barb

    Well, The art directors approach certainly explains a lot of strange book covers. Since when would the reader/buyer not want to see the same feeling as is in the actual book! It also explains why so many books are sold for the cover art and are inconsistent with what is within. Your book is about the art style and of course buyers want to see it. The writing content is a yummy facet as well. Just one to echo the above.

  5. Ha ha! Same thing here on Thursday… probably a few inches deeper. Wanted to let you know that the Commonplace book arrived safely and I am SO excited to use it. The cats were very interested in smelling the packaging and playing with the ribbon. Thanks!

  6. Jeannie

    Mother Nature is sure being feisty this year! Back cover is good. 🙂 New art director might be good also. My cats have been dragging in all kinds of detritus from the yard. I guess it just feels so good to roll in the dirt. Maybe I should try it! Have a beautiful weekend.

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