Thursday, February 16, 2023

πŸŽ¨πŸ˜‹ Thursday Art and Dinner Date: Foodie February - Bread!


Welcome my Friends, to Thursday's Art and Dinner Date! 😊😊 (Let's hope I got the linky right this week!! 😡)

🎨For our 🎨 Art Date 🎨, today's optional prompt is Bread! Please feel free to share any art you've created, we would love to see it!  Bugs Bunny is rivaling me with his bread making!

⬆️⬆️ Continuing my watercolour classes, I did a toast study. I'm loving the glazing technique!

⬆️⬆️ πŸ˜‹For our πŸ˜‹ Dinner Date πŸ˜‹, I made delicious Homemade Croissants!

On the video front:

⬆️⬆️ For Rain Frances Art, I'm sharing my tutorial How To Paint Buttery Toast with Watercolors!

⬆️⬆️ For Rain Frances Art For Kids, I have How To Draw Monsters!

⬆️⬆️ For Rain's Kitchen and Garden, I'm sharing How To Make Croissants!

That's all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more 🎨 artistic πŸŽ¨ and πŸ˜‹ delicious πŸ˜‹ creations! See you soon!!! πŸ’— 


Upcoming Art Prompts For Rain's Thursday Art and Dinner Date: click on the links below for a description of the prompt and inspiring images! (Prompts are optional!)

Foodie February!!
February 23rd: Drinks

This art and dinner date date is all about creating. For the art date, you can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, poetry...whatever you like! You can follow the weekly themes or post any art you like! 🎨

And for the dinner date, please feel free to link up your foodie post! πŸ˜‹

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! Please revisit to make sure you don't miss those who join in a little late! All spam and non-related links will be removed! The link gadget will be available until the following Sunday at midnight!



  1. Good morning, wow cool painting of the toast Rain. thanks for the videos.

  2. Oh my goodness... a croissant tutorial? I know I'm going to check it out, but I don't want to be tempted. I'm making my second loaf of no-knead bread tomorrow. :)

  3. Hi Rain, I have just watched your toast video - so much more than a slice of toast! thank you for the chat - it has been helpful to me as I have anxiety due to what I suppose is a trauma in my past but I don't face it. Wishing you calm, therapeutic time with your painting - I paint for the same reason :) Betty

  4. Dearest Rain,
    Bugs is a lovely chef, I might actually kiss him - provided his bread tastes good. So far my husband is the best bread baker I know. I am convinced that you also bake wonderful bread. Your painted toast looks delicious, too. There are photo collages from me again, unfortunately without any bread, but with a lot of wonderful nature and a few pretty mosaics.
    ALL THE BEST and hugs from Austria!

  5. Hello Rain

    I always enjoy your toon characters and art work, Bugs is a favorite.
    You are talented and I can tell you enjoy doing the art and the baking.
    Take care, have a happy day!

  6. All your bread art looks yummy, including your art Rain. Your watercolor classes sound like fun. I love the idea of doing a toast study. And I've never tried croissants but yours came out great. I bet they taste good too. Thanks for the croissant video too. I hope you're having a nice week and did you get the little warmm up to? Hugs-Erika

  7. Hi Rain. the chef definitely deserves a kiss 😊

    Happy Thursday to all


  8. I love your toast! And Bugs with the bread reminds me of your loaves that you bake!

  9. I love your picture of toast. Actually, I just love toast too: warm toast, loading with butter.

    Perhaps serendipitously, I made bread yesterday for dinner. I had made a smaller loaf, thinking that it would not all get eaten by the time I left town later this week. In point of fact it was almost completely gone before dinner. I should always make the bigger loaf.

  10. Pull out bread and you're talking my language. And now, I must go make some toast!

  11. The no-knead yeast bread I make every once in a while is wonderful when toasted! A real treat!

  12. Bugs art is always great and your food always looks delicious ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. That toast does look Good! Bread and monsters, what a great post!

  14. You make me realize that painting a convincing image of a piece of toast would be quite challenging!

    best… mae at

  15. You are such a smashing cook! I miss making bread. It just doesn't last here, since hubby cannot have it.

  16. For those who speak a little French and are interested in bread, I recommend this link

  17. I will be adding cossairt to my bucket list.

    Coffee is on and stay safe

  18. Thank you for showing such an amazing toast blog.

  19. Your monsters are so endearing, Rain. And Bugs is always a winner.I'm going to go listen to your croissant video right now!

  20. ...bread is a comfort food for me. Thanks for hosting the party.

  21. Of course, dearRain, we love Toast. And myself especially the Croissants.

    Greetings by Heidrun from Augsburg

  22. This week I made no knead artisan bread in a "poor man's" dutch oven which is 2 9x5 loaf pans clipped together with heavy duty binder clips. It really came out well. The croissants look so good, but I am an impatient baker so waiting to bake the second day would be tough.

  23. Very useful blog on beneficial views on kitchen

  24. Rain,

    DH absolutely loves bread! He can easily eat half a dozen biscuits or dinner rolls without blinking an eye IF he allows himself. I want to try to make some good loaf bread. I found a recipe I'm anxious to try. I appreciate you sharing your croissant recipe. That would be a good baking project, too. I'm not participating this week but if things go well then perhaps next week I can join the party.

    Oh yeah, I sent you an email the other day. Basically, I apologized that the postal service returned the Christmas card I sent to you. I don't know why it wasn't delivered but anywho I'm sorry it didn't get to you for the holidays. :( Have a good weekend, my dear!

  25. The best part of your Bugs drawing is the message on the hat ... Ha!, I think that is a great thought! And Bugs has a long way to go to rival you in bread making as do the rest of us. Your toast art looks good enough to eat and your video ... who would ever imagine it takes so many layers to make toast look real. You certainly have the patience to be very creative. And I have learned a lot by watching your videos and just have to find an opportunity to put my new knowledge to work. I am not a baker as I have explained before, but I do enjoy baked goods and I might surprise myself one of these days and bake something from scratch If and when that time comes, I will be coming to your videos to find a good recipe and instructions :) Meanwhile, I just appreciate all that you do and share with us ... You are a big part of my life, my friend :)

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  26. Your homemade croissants do look good ..
    Love your Bugs art :)

    Have a lovely weekend.

    All the best Jan

  27. Oh gosh, that toast looks as good to eat as the croissants. I wish I could bake or paint that well. I *can* eat though and I would love to try those croissants. (I can handle edible toast, although it probably won't look as good!).


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