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YesterdayAfter  is my Design Studio & Atelier where unique Limited Edition and One of a Kind Jewelry are designed and  handcrafted by me reflecting my passion for tradition and innovation.
My creativity extends to Jewelry and Fashion Design, Photography, Watercolors Paintings, Illustration, Digital Art, Custom Digital Portraits, Poetry and more… The intent of this Blog is to share my Art with the world interact with other Artists and inspired people, inspire others give support and and spread love. It is also the place where you can purchase my Jewelry Designs and my Art creations contact me.

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Katie The Writer – Life Behind A Painting

Katie The Writer - Original watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Katie The Writer – Original watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

Katie The Writer 

Today post is about the story  behind one of my latest watercolor painting. A commission work with the title of “Katie The Writer”. I really love to share the story because is a connection that has happened within our Community here on the Blogosphere. It’s beautiful how Bloggers can help each other and open doors. Something really nice happened  to me at the end of the year, actually it was December 26, 2016. That morning I went to check my Blog messages as usual and between the comments I found a message from one of my dear followers Cyranny from the Blog Cyranny’s Cove, she mentioned to me that she had come across a post of another Blogger and while reading it Cyranny could only think about me . In her comment she left the mentioned post link.
I felt that was beautiful and very kind of her thinking of me.  I headed to the Blog post which title was “Calling Out to all Artists!” the Blog is “The Life Of A Writer” and belong to Katie M. Dean. I didn’t know Katie and her Blog before and it was a nice discovery. In her post Katie was calling out to Artists because she had found a cute image that could represent her as writer, but she had a problem with something that she wanted different, Katie wanted the girl into the illustration to wear pants. 🙂
This is the Image that started it all:

Katie's found image that started it all!

Katie’s found image that started it all!

Well I left a comment to Katie, offering my artistic help to recreate something for her since I couldn’t modify a Copyrighted image. Soon we got connected via email and agreed to create a new watercolor painting representing Katie.
A commission work is always interesting for an artist and require some work in other directions than only paint. Since I had to customize and personalize what I would be painting, which is something existing, the life of a person, Katie is an aspiring young writer and not just something coming out of my creativity.  I wanted to find all the elements to make my custom and personalized painting as close as possible to represent Katie fully.  Including all the things she love, she believes and that she like. I went to read her Blog posts, her profiles, her social media presence, since we don’t know each other much we are new Blog friends. Something she told me, something I found out. Katie is a Christian, she play the Flute, she love coffee, she love to Write and two of her favorite characters are Yoda from “Star Wars” and Grumpy  from “Snow White”, all these meaningful elements are included in my painting . My aim to create was to make Katie feel happy and recognize herself in the painting, nonetheless creating an inspiring and motivating image for her to see everyday, reminding who she is and what she wants in her future. I am so happy that Katie love the painting and that she feels that it’s her! She wrote a Blog post about this too ❤ you can read it here and discover her lovely Blog!

I want to thanks so much Cyranny, because of her caring spirit and thinking of me she was able to connect Katie and me behind the creation of this painting. A special thanks goes to Katie for trust and supporting my Art. Thank you!

I hope that you enjoyed reading this story and feel inspired to help one another!
Have a great weekend ❤

P.S.
If you like my art and like to have a Custom Painting or illustration from me,
just Contact me! 🙂

What makes me happy is to give happiness and inspire people through my Art give feelings to the heart and deep to the soul!” ❤

Thank You!

Thank You!

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Meet and Greet Fridays… Week #3

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Week #3 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

 

Welcome everyone to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays, I can’t believe this is Week #3!
Are you still interested in this event? This is my 3rd year. I am deciding if I want to keep it up every week… it all depends of your participation I will if I see you interested ❤

I am very happy that you found your way  here especially if is your first time on my Blog, thank you for stopping by! This event brings joy every week  to see all of you here. I hope that your week passed well and now is time to relax during your weekend. 🙂

Meet and Greet is a time to connect with new and old Blogs! Please post your Blog link in the comments!

Thank you for your participation and for all the reblogs, Twitter, Facebook and any social media where you share!
That’s awesome of you to help sharing this and keep the event going! ❤

Spread the voice and invite your friends here!

Everyone is welcome and if you are new to this, please read all the details on the Meet and Greet Fridays Home Page! Anytime check the Archive at the bottom of the page there are the links to all the #30 Weeks listed, there you can always come back to the latest week post!

  • Reminder: this weekly event is linked to And Featured is…a event that I try to host here on yesterdayafter.com  each month sorry this event has been in a break for awhile coming back soon.

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If you would like to introduce your Blog, meet other great bloggers, and have the opportunity to be considered for the month selection of  “The Featured of the Month” please leave a comment on this post with your Blog link!

 

I wish you a wonderful weekend!

 

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Dandelions Magic Wishes

       

Dandelions Magic Wishes - Original watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Dandelions Magic Wishes – Original watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Dandelions Magic Wishes

Limited Palette, only two colors Blue Ultramarine and Grey Payne.

I loved to paint this Dandelions with such a limited palette of two colors, it is very challenging but I really love the result and the lightness that I was able to give to my painting. I usually paint with a very limited palette of no more than five/six colors I like to mix them and create my own.
The goal of working with a limited palette is to improve skills, gain more control and faster paintings I suggest everyone to give it a try. Also I did the drawing straight with the ink pen no pencil.

Details about my watercolors:
 watercolors are outlined with black ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  Ink pens used a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib . I painted on a  8 x 11 inches mixed media sketchbook.


All my watercolors paintings are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints 

Please follow me on Instagram account dedicated to my Art! @carolinarussoart

 

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Keep painting! ❤

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I have been nominated for the First Annual Spillwords Press Award 2017 (Vote)

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Award Nomination 2017

I am very happy and so excited because few days ago I have received an email
indicating that I have been nominated for
the First Annual Spillwords Press Award 2017
under the Category  Original Artwork (Artists) of Spillwords.com

if you’re an author or member with a easy log in via Facebook or Twitter you can support.
If you like my Art and what I do, you can vote for me!
For an independent artist like me your support means everything!

During the 2016 my Poetry illustrated with my Digital Art and Photography has been Published on Spillwords Press four times.
I loved to contribute and I am looking forward for new submission this year.

Here there are my published poems

Emotions – Poem – First published on  Spillwords.com Press on 5/8/2016
Deep WaterShort Story – First Published on  Spillwords.com  Press on 6/3/2016
Open Your Wings – Poem – First Published on Spillwords.com Press on 6/22/2016
Overwhelming Beauty – Poem – First Published on Spillwords.com   Press on 12/27/2016

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Vote starts today January 16! Please click the Vote image!

Thank You!

Thank You!

Thank you very much and best wishes to everyone!

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Music – EWIAN New Song and Video! Radioactive Star….

Exclusive New song and Video by EWIAN  the song ‘Radioactive Star‘, is also the video opener of EWIAN next Album ‘Heart Crash Boom Bang‘ release is coming soon on March 3rd 2017.
Many of you that follow my Blog remember my interview to Ewian Christensen posted on December 16 2016 if you missed you can read it now. In our interview Ewian mention and talk about his new Album and lots more, it is a very interesting interview and way to know EWIAN better!

This new video is great! I love the song and the atmosphere created in the video it is a great preview for the expected new album!
EWIAN once again did a wonderful job with his creations, also we see new addition to the band members Florian Jooß and Robin Friedel  best wishes guys can’t wait to listen the whole album!

Put on a headset and enjoy
Have a great Sunday!

-C

You can listen more of Ewian music on his YouTube Channel
and Subscribe to stay up to date with his great music! 😉

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Meet and Greet Fridays…Week #2 …on a Saturday!!!!

ICICLE 29 - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

ICICLE 29 – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Week #2 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

 

Welcome everyone to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays, today is on a Saturday!

Sorry yesterday I got busy and The Meet and Greet Friday passed my mind…this is what happens when you get creative and you are immersed into your project!
I have been working on a Commission Painting! Is very exciting! I will share it with you all when is done and when the person I made it for, had received it!

I hope this Saturday find you well! Lots of States and other countries are under the snow that’s why I have illustrated this event today with my “Icicle” watercolor painting. The weather here in California got cooler and more “Wintery” like which make me happy! We had rain and wind the past days today is pretty sunny with some wind!

I am very happy that you found your way  here especially if is your first time on my Blog, thank you for stopping by! This event brings joy every week  to see all of you here. I hope that your week passed well and now is time to relax during your weekend. 🙂

NOTE: Meet and Greet is a time to connect with new and old Blogs! Please post your Blog link in the comments! It is important to post your link so that other Bloggers can visit you and not just “A Like” I appreciate the like very, very much but I am the only one that can see it mostly, if new Bloggers comes around they wont be able to see your Blog so please leave an actual link doesn’t has to be a post also only the Blog address with a couple of words saying what your Blog is about!! That’s all….<3

Thank you for your participation and for all the reblogs, Twitter, Facebook and any social media where you share this!
That’s awesome of you to help sharing this and keep the event going! ❤

Spread the voice and invite your friends here, the more we are the merrier!

Everyone is welcome and if you are new to this, please read all the details on the Meet and Greet Fridays Home Page! Anytime you can check the Archive at the bottom of the page there are the links to all the previous Weeks listed, there you can always come back to the latest week post!

  • Reminder: this weekly event is linked to And Featured is…a monthly event that I host here on yesterdayafter.com

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If you would like to introduce your Blog, meet other great bloggers, and have the opportunity to be considered for the month selection of  “The Featured of the Month” please leave a comment on this post with your Blog link!

 

I wish you a wonderful weekend!

 

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Thank You!

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A Rare Red Owl #DrawABirdDay #WorldWatercolorGroup

Red Owl - Original watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Red Blue Eyed Owl – Original watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today I like to share with you my new watercolor, I made it last night before go to bed and it made me happy! I love Owls I find them to be so beautiful there are many species and rare ones. Time ago I was pinning on my boards on Pinterest and I came across this amazing photo of a blue eyed half red Owl I don’t know what species is and if isn’t an edited photo I’ve heard that people do edit animals photos to change their colors, but whatever it is it looks amazingly beautiful and that inspired me to paint as soon I have seen it weeks ago. Last night finally I painted him thinking that today following our Community tradition here in our circle of friends artists it is the 8th of the month is #DrawABirdDay . Here below I will add the original photo that inspired my painting for you all to see this beauty!

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Rare Red Owl – Photo Source Pinterest

Today I am  also happy to join my friend Laura with  my “Red Owl” this painting is my entry for the monthly  Draw-a-Bird Day, a lovely event that Laura kindly used to host on her Blog Create Art Everyday! I don’t know if  Laura still doing this her Blog to not be updated but in any case let’s keep this lovely event going on #DrawABirdDay


Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #05. Painted on watercolor paper Cold Press  140 lb  fine grain size 7.5 x 9 inches!

I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #WorldWatercolorGroup  

 

 

Wish you a wonderful day or night and…don’t let the inspiration go away!
Keep up with your Happy Doodles!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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2017 Meet and Greet Fridays… Week #1

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Welcome everyone to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays!

This is the Week #1 first week of the 2017 we closed the 2016 with #43 weeks of Meet And Greet Fridays has been a wonderful year were I met many great Bloggers and visited lots of new interesting Blogs. I hope that the 2017 found you all well and that you are excited to keep this event going!

I am very happy that you found your way  here especially if is your first time on my Blog, thank you for stopping by! This event brings joy every week  to see all of you here. I hope that your week was great and well, now is time to relax during your weekend and stay warm, I know it is very cold and also is snowing in many parts of the US and in Europe. 🙂 so keep warm! ❤

Meet and Greet is a time to connect with new and old Blogs! Please post your Blog link in the comments!

Thank you for your participation during the 2016 I appreciated very much all the reblogs, Twitter, Facebook and any social media where you share!
That’s awesome of you to help sharing this and keep the event going! ❤

Spread the voice and invite your friends here!

Everyone is welcome and if you are new to this, please read all the details on the Meet and Greet Fridays Home Page! Anytime check the Archive at the bottom of the page there are the links to all the #43 Weeks listed in 2016, there you can always come back to the latest week post!

  • Reminder: this weekly event is linked to And Featured is…a monthly event that I host here on yesterdayafter.com  each 2nd Saturday of the month. Sorry  I late to post the New Featured cause lack of time. A new “Featured of the Month” will be chosen by me very soon!

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If you would like to introduce your Blog, meet other great bloggers, and have the opportunity to be considered for the month selection of  “The Featured of the Month” please leave a comment on this post with your Blog link!

 

I wish you a wonderful weekend!

 

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Into The Deep Sea – Digital Art

Into The Deep Sea - Digital Art watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Into The Deep Sea – Digital Art watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Hello everyone I hope the New Year found you all well!

After I have painted daily for last 31 days and met my Challenge I wanted to take a short break to recharge but as you know I love to experiment new ways in my creativity and I love Digital Art so when I leave my brushes to rest, I love to work in digital. Today I wanted to share with you one of my latest Digital Art painting I made it yesterday. This digital painting is created out of the fusion of two of my original watercolor paintings that I made awhile ago, some of you may remember this Mermaid I painted in July Day 17  for #The WorldWatercolorMonth  I also used another one of my paintings created in July month which is this one July Day 30 Fish and Bubbles

As you can see from my two paintings I have created one new. I gave it more color and depth and give it the feeling that the mermaid is under water! I think this digital watercolor turned out really nice I love the colors, shades and lighting that I was able to obtain. I did print it out on heavy weight watercolor paper just like my paintings and it looks fantastic! But this is my opinion! 🙂 What do you think? I really would like to know your insight!

Details about my original watercolor paintings:
 watercolors are outlined with black ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  Ink pens used  Pigma Micron Black ink #02 and a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib .  I painted on a large  8.5 x 11 inches  sketchbook.

Digital Art: my original watercolor paintings are edited with the latest version of Photoshop and other software to create the final digital painting.

❤ This painting is available now in Limited Edition and can be Pre-Ordered here for a limited time!
For this first Release I will only make #10 Fine Art Prints in size 8×10 inches!

Title of the print is “ Into The Deep Sea

If you like it don’t miss it!

For order and all the info price etc…go to my  > Shop Art Prints Page

 

Have a wonderful day or night!

Thank You!

Thank You!

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CHAMPAGNE Day 31 – Happy New Year! #WorldWatercolorGroup

     

CHAMPAGNE Day 31 - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

CHAMPAGNE Day 31 – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

– Winter Wonderland – Day 31 CHAMPAGNE

Winter Wonderland 31 Days 31 Paintings Challenge is ending today December 31st!!!

today was last 31/31 Charlie’s  prompt list says  “CHAMPAGNE”  I am joining  doodlewash  

Yesterday December 31st was last day of this lovely and fun challenge. I am glad I was able to finish on time all my 31 Winter Wonderland paintings I am just posting this on January 1st because I haven’t been at home but with family celebrating New Year’s Eve!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
❤ wish all my friends here in our beautiful WP Community and all the artists friends part of the #WorldWatercolorGroup a fantastic, inspiring and creative 2017 no matter what you create may the new year be filled with your Art ! ❤

Details about my watercolors:
 watercolors are outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  Ink pens used  Pigma Micron Black ink #02, white Uni-ball Signo gel pen and a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib . I painted on a small 3.5 x 5.5 inches mixed media sketchbook.

You can see all my 31 Paintings visiting my Winter Wonderland GALLERY  


The 31 paintings of December Challenge and all my other watercolors are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints 

Please follow me on Instagram account dedicated to my Art! @carolinarussoart

 

#WorldWatercolorGroup

December Adventure is ended but it is great to keep painting everyday ❤

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