Thursday, September 30, 2021

♥Beautiful September♥ and a Giveaway

Is it just me or did September fly by? So much to do, beautiful weather and I've been tidying up the garden and taking a few photos. 

We're finally able to dine alfresco as the brutal mosquitoes are gone!!!!

I know some of my readers sketch and paint, and some have attended art school. When I was offered this book to review, I thought maybe one of my readers would enjoy this giveaway,  

Perfect for food lovers, beginning artists, and anyone who wants to explore the world of watercolors through easy and accessible prompts and exercises, Watercolor Snacks is a colorful guide that walks you through basic techniques and how to apply them to create beautiful, delicious-looking paintings.

Noted artist and instructor Volta Voloshin-Smith shares step-by step lessons for sketching and painting 35+ foods for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, dessert, and drinks. Watercolor Snacks details everything needed to create mouthwatering images for every meal of the day, from a syrup-drenched stack of fluffy pancakes and a perfectly golden-brown flaky croissant for breakfast to an overflowing bowl of comforting ramen (complete with egg, meat, mushrooms, and nori sheets!) for dinner and an adorably sweet three-layer frosted strawberry cake for dessert.

Voloshin-Smith said “I love painting foods because it’s a way to celebrate people’s culture and create community,” she said. “My favorite part about food is being able to share a meal with someone else. Food brings people together and I try to celebrate that fact and also the ingredients with watercolor illustrations and animations.” The first of its kind, this book also includes recommended watercolor supplies, basic watercolor techniques, color theory basics, and common watercolor problems and solutions. “I never went to art school. My ignorance was bliss. I didn’t know how many ways my art could go wrong so I was open to trying anything!” she says. “I didn’t expect myself to be any good at all, so my focus was to just try new things, experiment, and essentially play with colors. My intention is to encourage you to do the same: whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned artist, I hope you find some useful and inspiring tips to get you creating on a consistent basis. And since food is such a huge part of our lives, there’s always something inspiring and yummy to paint.” Gather your supplies and your favorite snack, and take a bite out of this tasty guide as you create watercolor paintings of your favorite treats!

Let me know if you are interested, and I will enter your name in the giveaway. I'll pick at winner, and ship the package on October 15.

Thanks for stopping by!


Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. What a fun book. A neat way to practice some skills, that need practice, and a fun way to get the Grandkids interested. I would love the copy if my luck holds out. Thanks.

  2. I love the MKC pumpkin with flowers, so pretty! The book sounds wonderful, are you still painting? Yes, September, where did you go! Happy October Deb!

  3. I see SOP is doing so well:) Are those eggplants? Adorbs..
    It flew by ..
    That book♥

  4. I agree...where in the works did September go??? Your photos are so pretty, Debbie, and I’m glad you can dine al fresco again! ❤️

  5. September? What September? LOL. It certainly did go fast. I love your adorned pumpkin and what a fun giveaway, Deb. ♥


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