It’s been quite a while since I last wrote on my blog, and I missed it a lot! My schedule was so busy lately, photographing for my clients and shooting for a new book, that I didn’t realize that summer is already here. I love writing and capturing the images of my day to day life, with all the small and lovely details – fresh ingredients from the farmers’ market, a quick summer rain, our cozy dinner in two, a healthy dessert or fresh flowers – and I don’t like to stay away from the blog for so long.
When I found the last issue of Artful Blogging magazine in my mailbox it was like a wake up call. A reminder of the things I really love.
Seeing my work in print, next to the wonderful photographs of some of my favorite bloggers, was inspiring and made me feel proud and honored.
The team from Artful Blogging made such a lovely work with their Summer edition, which you can order online here with a 50% discount if you use the coupon code PUBL0517 during checkout. Hurry up, the coupon code is limited to the first 4 orders!
I also invite you to enter the giveaway at the end of this post for a chance to win a a copy of the Summer Issue, plus a $100 Gift certificate which can be applied to any of the products from The Shoppe at Sommerset
Along with some of my favorite recipes and photographs from the blog, you can read my point of view about the photography and the food blogging adapted to the social media requests. The fact that I started photographing food when the styling and mood were in focus left its mark on my photography. The art of my images doesn’t stay in evoking a certain memory or mood, but more in starting a story, one that each of my viewers will fill in with its own life experience.
Contest is open to U.S. residents only. One entry per participant.
Prize: one copy of the Artful Blogging Summer Issue, plus a $100 Gift certificate which can be applied to any of the products from The Shoppe at Sommerset
How to enter: leave a comment below on how would you use the Gift certificate, which product (or products) from The Shoppe would you choose
Contest ends on June 25, 2017. The winner will be randomly selected using random.org and announced on June 26, 2017.
UPDATE: according to random.org (screenshot below), the winner is the comment no. 2, belonging to Lee Davis! Congratulations Lee, I will send you an email, and thank you all for participating!
carol clark says
Summertime Essential Oil Diffuser Kit
Gathering Eggs Wire Basket Set
Lee Davis says
This give away is a wonderful idea. I just looked at the Shoppe website and there are really clever things there. I think I would like to buy the Wire Forms. I would put my collection of traditional Korean clothing on them and display them in my house. I would enjoy that so much, it would bring a bit of Korea to me every day. I have subscribed to your website for several years and I am always excited to see an email from you with new stories and especially your creative recipes. Good luck on your endeavors.
I would definitely get some of their inks & paint! I love watercolor painting & lately I have wanted to try painting with inks! Those spray inks look pretty cool!
There’s no question that you deserve the honor. “Artful Blogging” is the definition of
what you do! Just beautiful….
I’m likely to use the gift certificate to set off on a buying spree! Art tools, craft tools, paints, inks, pencils, gelatos, markers, and books to inspire… What fun!
Again, congrats, Ana.
Beautiful, as always! What a wonderful contest! I would use the $100 to buy subscriptions! I love Artful Blogging, Where Women Cook, Where Women Create…
I would get a coloring kit for my teen daughter. She recently entered 2 art competitions and won both. It was her first 2 drawings, so it would be nice to get her some supply.
Congratulations on the feature! That is so amazing!
I would be excited to win, because they have so many beautiful inks and paints. I have really been trying my hand at calligraphy and always love layer some watercolors underneath. Summer is such a great time to explore new art forms and the $100 would be such a treat for me & my daughter. We love to sit out on a sunny porch and craft:)
Anna Pry says
Kelly Rae Roberts Scarf Vest – Boho Bird
The Coloring Studio Premium Gift Bundle
Laura S says
I love your shoppe so much!! If I could choose anything I’d choose the wood burned spoons house warming kit, wood burning is something I’ve been wanting to try lately!
I volunteer at an English learning center in Laos and there are so many talented art students. I’m always bringing art supplies with me when I go. The Faber-Castell supplies would be my choice. Thanks for your wonderful blog!!!
The Bella Grace Collection Premium Bundle with Jewel Flower Notebook
Lauren H says
I would get the DIY Peppermint Soap-Making Kit
Samantha alcorta says
My first instinct if I won was that it would just be so nice to have something beautiful for myself. I’m a single mom with two awesome kiddos, and most of my time, and money, goes to them. I also work full time and a student. In all honesty, I’m not sure what I liked the most, but would love the opportunity to explore.
Thank you for the lovely blog and even more amazing recipes! I’ve never made something that didn’t turn out delicious!!!
Kelly Mahan says
Yay! I’m so happy for you! I didn’t know you were featured in it. I’m definitely going to get ahold of one to check out your recipes and your point of view!<3
Thank you so much, Kelly! 🙂