Thursday, April 26, 2012
Rainy Day Pasttimes
One of my very favorite pasttimes in the entire world is writing. But sadly for the book I'm currently working on, writing isn't my only pasttime. Lately, I've been on a binge with another of my favorite things to do. Color. Yes. I love to color. I've always colored, from the time my mother first bought me a box of Crayola crayons and convinced me not to eat them.
Of course my favorite was the huge 120 crayon box that had those magical colors like bronze gold and yellow-orange and orange-yellow. Remember those?
It didn't take long for my crayons to look like this, worn-down, broken, paper peeled off my favorite colors. There was nothing I enjoyed more on a rainy day like today than coloring.
Well, I'm older now, and as the saying goes, 'the only difference between men and boys is the cost of their toys.' I can substitute women and girls there, because I've found a new toy for coloring! They're called Prismacolor Art Markers and believe me, they are not as inexpensive as Crayola crayons used to be. These are alcohol-based markers that blend wonderfully. I can spend hours coloring, blending, shading and reblending pictures. Today, I'm making a wishlist of colors I need and if tomorrow isn't rainy, I just might go to the art store and buy them.
My latest book in my Delancey Dynasty series comes out in May, and I'm really excited. The hero is Dawson Delancey, one of my favorite of the Delancey grandkids. Since I'm sharing my favorite pasttimes with all of you today, I'll choose a winner from the commenters today. He/she will win a signed copy of Private Security, featuring Dawson Delancey, and this card made from one of my coloring projects.