Monthly Archives: May 2015

Watercolors

After this post about my Venice – Italy watercolor painting I came across a wonderful new blogger she shared with me her great travelling experience to Venice enjoy her post here…

https://jotraveller.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/my-place-in-time/

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Venezia - Italy


I was organizing some of my watercolors and I came across this painting I made two years ago. It is a view of Venice in Italy just painted out of my visual memory. I love to paint water, there is something about water that it is so inspiring to me in many ways, artistically and not. I like the reflections and the colors. I base my palette on the beautiful range of colors of the sea, or lakes and the reflection of the sky in it.  Thematically when I paint my artwork range from seascapes, landscapes, still life, abstract and whatever inspire me...

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Digital Art – Life of Courage and Truth

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“Life of Courage and Truth”

During the past days I have been working on several Artistic projects beside focusing on this Blog!

I have been working on Photography and Digital Art, Sketches and my Jewelry. Last week I did bring to life a new design I create hoops earrings with amazonite and red coral gemstones. I named the earrings  “Life of Courage and Truth” I like to write little stories for every jewelry I create. If you are one of my followers you probably remember my post otherwise you can read it here.

This is how my creativity extends from a starting hand drawing sketch, to other visual way of expression. I had several visions for this design. Created and born as jewelry sketch that become a tangible product bringing to life the beautiful earrings, and turned them in several photographs that I have been staging and shooting. Right now one of the photos inspired me to become this interesting Digital Art painting…creativity never ends!

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Be like water

Be like water

“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.”

– Bruce Lee –

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Great Award Season – Blog Tour Award!

blogtourawardMy special thanks goes to the wonderful Anne for her nomination of the Blog Tour Award. I am very happy to accept the nomination with great honor because she decided to choose me and my Blog between millions of great other ones. Please visit her blog she is a fabulous writer of beautiful stories and novels, sure you will have a good reading time with her.

The rules:

  1. Pass the tour on up to four other bloggers.
  2. Give your nominees the rules and a specific Monday to post.
  3. Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.
    • How does my work differ from others in my genre?
    • How does my writing/creative process work?
    • Why do I write or create what I do?
    • What I’m working on at the moment?
  4. Compose a one-time post on a specific Monday (date given from your nominator).

1. How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I am an Artist designer and my Art extends in many different ways. I like to have my designs and creations recognizable. I am hoping that when people see them they know it is mine  without seeing my signature. I like to stand out from the mass-produced in anything I create. In my jewelry collection I like to work on One-of-a-Kind and Limited Edition pieces only. I like “uniqueness” because  each jewel will be a little different from one another. In my artistic vision I believe that each person is different and deserves uniqueness. My jewelry is uniquely made especially for you.

2. How does my writing/creative process work?

My creative process start from my inspirations. I get inspired from almost anything, it can be all of a sudden something pops in my mind, or just looking outside the window…anything can be the start of a great creation for a painting a sketch or  jewelry. Often, while making my jewelry, I get inspired by selecting the beautiful natural gemstones, their colors, their meanings and their powers.  My creativity leads my hands to forge and hammer the metal around it creating a shape that will complete the natural stone bringing to life a wonderful creation. I like to write a little story  for each jewelry piece and give to each one a meaningful and powerful title. I always create a custom packaging including my Certificate of Authenticity.

3. Why do I write or create what I do?

I have been an artist since I was a little girl. My great inspiration started at home. Growing up I have been surrounded by my father beautiful oil paintings and more of his art.  I always had the love for drawing, create and handcrafts.  I have been following my heart and path, believing that anything is possible if you truly believe in it and in yourself. Be creative is in my genes it is what I am.  Each item I design it is special, unique and has a piece of my own story and background, there is my soul and heart in every creation I made.
I always loved to design what I was feeling…make my own path and right now my dream is to  share it with the world and with you.  I would like for you to express yourself and be able to create your own mutable story-style day by day, feeling special, beautiful and unique wearing my creations. I am happy when I can make someone happy!

4. What I’m working on at the moment?

At this moment my primary focus it is creating new designs for my “Among Nature” Jewelry Collection 2015″ jewelry inspired by nature. I will keep shooting and staging all my jewelry photos.  Working on this website blog which make me happy.  I came across to wonderful inspiring people. I love to create all the graphics that you see here. And… there are many other things that I would be doing artistically… 🙂

The Monday I choose for the nominees is June 8! Post anything you want on this particular day! Just pingback your own Blog Tour Award post on that day! 🙂 

My nominees are:

Mihaela Beads Academy
Bruno Shooting Venice and More
Erika  Erika Kind
Wilson Storing Hope
Moxie Moxieluster
575 🙂  thehappyhaikuer

These are all wonderful bloggers with great creativity, imagination and art. I choose more than requested by the rules, six bloggers insteed than four, because lately I came across several amazing blogs that I want to share. Please visit their Blogs and enjoy their posts, as I do anytime.

Congratulations to all…
Carolina

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Watercolors

Venezia - Italy


I was organizing some of my watercolors and I came across this painting I made two years ago. It is a view of Venice in Italy just painted out of my visual memory. I love to paint water, there is something about water that it is so inspiring to me in many ways, artistically and not. I like the reflections and the colors. I base my palette on the beautiful range of colors of the sea, or lakes and the reflection of the sky in it.  Thematically when I paint my artwork range from seascapes, landscapes, still life, abstract and whatever inspire me...

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More Blogger Awards

More awards on my way…and on your way too! 🙂

During last two weeks I have been nominated with three Blogger Awards. I am very pleased and thankful for the nominations it means a lot to me! This time I was nominated for The Creative Blogger Award & The Liebster Award from the lovely Blogger Karen at Shade but no Shade and I would like to thank her so much for including me in her nominations. Please visit her Blog and get some read on, sure you will enjoy it! She has a lots of nice ideas plenty of positive energy and a wonderful personality!

Here are the Awards:
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5 Random Facts About Me! 

1. I Love to workout and eat healthy.

2. I don’t like to be interrupted while I am in a creative mode!

3. My favorite store is Anthropology!

4. I am very happy when I can make someone else happy with my Art!

5. I cook amazing Italian food! 🙂


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Her questions
:

1. What is your wake up song (if you don’t have one, what would be)?
I don’t really have a wake up song, but it would be “One” by U2.

2. If you can be in one classic scary movie, which one would it be and what would be your smartest hiding spot?
___Scary__________(“‘) (^_^) (“‘)_______LoL_______

3. You stumbled upon favorite 90’s TV show. You are invited to be a study for one of the characters. Which one would you choose? What drew you to that specific person/thing?
I don’t know, I was in Italy in the 90’s.

4. What is your top go to foods that make you feel happy and guilty all at once?
Some good Pizza I made! 🙂

5. You are stuck in a new city, or a new country for a week. What do you have with you to make it a great time?
My creativity, my Sketch book and my laptop.

6. What’s your biggest obsession?
I love shoes!

7. In your area, where’s the best place to go to lunch?
Spago Beverly Hills – Los Angeles (If you can afford it!) or there are plenty of nice affordable places going to Malibu if you would like to eat sea-food by the ocean.

8. If you had one chance to change your entire wardrobe, would you call a celebrity specialist or take the $10,000 gift card?
I am the specialist!!! I have been working as Fashion Expert for some great brands sooo…. I get the $10,000 gift card to create my own “One-of-a-Kind” beautiful unique clothes!

9. What is your best casual outfit to wear with friends, to a bar, to parties?
A black skinny jeans a white silk top,  high heel shoes and of course my jewelry!

10. If you could switch places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
For now I am ok where I am…

My Questions:
1. Why do you have a Blog?
2. What inspire you the most?
3. Do you like to create your work on day or night?
4. What is your favourite book? and why?
5. What mood do you have when you create?
6. What is your favourite Artist?
7. Do you prefer the Ocean or Mountains?
8. What type of jewelry do you like?
9. Tea or Coffee?
10. What is your dream?

Rule for Creative The Blogger Award:

Post 5 random facts about ourselves and nominate others.

The rules for The Liebster:

1. Make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
2. Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post.
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award.
4. Answer the ten questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make ten questions of your own for your nominees.
5. Copy these rules in the post.
6. ALL THE NOMINEES ARE FREE TO ACCEPT OR REJECT THE NOMINATION.

And the nominees are:
here I am going to link some wonderful ladies and their amazing Blogs! Make sure to click their links and enjoy the visit!

Mandy Moran
Purpleanais
K. L. Register
Laura Macky Photography
Anne R Murray
Tai East
First Night Design

I hope that you have fun answering all the questions (I know it is quite a bit of work it took me awhile lol) I wish you having fun nominating others! If you do decide to accept the nomination, please link to the post in my comments enjoy and have fun!

Carolina

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Digital Art – Nocturn full moon…

My new Digital Art work…

Nocturn full moon

Nocturn full moon

 Copyright 2015 © Carolina Russo

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New Design – Life of Courage and Truth

This week has been pretty full of nice things, I had new amazing followers, I have been nominated with 3 Blogger Awards, I am thrilled and I really appreciate and I am grateful to anyone that included me in these nominations! I have accepted all of them of course, but I had not time yet to complete my acceptance for “The Creative Blogger” and  “Liebster blog Award” I will soon!

During the past days I have been working on several Artistic projects beside focusing on this Blog!

I have been working on Photography, Digital Art, new sketches and my Jewelry, bringing to life a new design “Hoops earrings” I like hoops I wear them all the time and I love how this design turned out they looks amazing on!
This design feature a large Silver wired, hammered and forged hoops having a charm made with natural powerful gemstones I used Amazonite, Red Coral, and faceted Crystal. I love the combination of colors of these three gemstones and their great meanings.

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Amazonite takes the name from the Amazon river it is the stone of Courage and Truth. This gemstone it is used in Jewelry from way long time since the Mesopotamian Cultures. The wonderful light blue-green color remind the water  it is soothing and calming for the soul. Emits powers of strong energy.  Was often used as talisman for protection. This beautiful stone is believed to be used from the mythical Tribe of  the courageous and strong Amazonian women warriors.
Red Coral the beautiful Red Coral gemstone symbolize Life and bring messages of peace within self, emits positive energy and protection.
Crystal there is an interesting message for clear crystals and it is that Clear Crystal has the property to amplifier the powers of other gemstones combined with it, in this case it will empower more the Amazonite and Coral.

I named the hoop earrings  “Life of Courage and Truth”

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I always love to read your comments….

Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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Photography – Godly Sunset

Just added a new photo in my Photography Gallery

I took this photo time ago I finally found it! I love the light and colors of this amazing sunset and the clouds…

Photo by Carolina Russo©

Photo by Carolina Russo©

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Nomination & Award

I am very happy to announce that I was nominated for an Award!
“The Sisterhood of the World”
This is my first one on the Bloggers world! So it is very special.

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Lately my blog is growing and I made some great connections with my followers.  I always say I love to interact with inspired people. I am happy with this Award to be able to promote and support other great Blogs. It is my pleasure to accept this Award and I would like to give many Thanks to my sweet friend Blogger Moxie Luster for thinking about me with this nomination. She is amazing and has a wonderful Blog with a variety of nice things to read. Please I suggest you all to go to check out her Blog for good reading.

Rules for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award:

Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
Answer the 10 questions given to you.
Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers of their choice and let them know that they have been nominated.
Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog

Questions:
1. Have you ever passed gas in public? No! sorry but I control myself. lol
2. What is your favorite snack food? I love chocolate especially with hazelnuts or almonds.
3. How many people have you gone on dates with? Uh..I don’t remember the number but several nice ones.
4. Name the best and worse thing in a relationship>? Best: enjoy each other and the love you have –  Worst: you loose your own space.
5. Favorite animal and why? I love all the animals! Dogs are special they are so loyal! But at this moment I fave our Dutch Rabbit he is amazingly cute and super smart.
6. Would you rather smell the roses or smash the bees? Well…smell the roses.
7. Top 3 favorite musicians? I like…Fall out boy, Sia, U2
8. Star gazing or Mudding or neither? Star gazing
9. Have you ever been fishing and did you like it? Yes! I have been fishing…my dad wanted to teach me when I was 10 years old. I did liked as long I had some good catch!
10. Share a selfie! (I ran out of questions haha) Here it is me…
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Bloggers:

I am going to link to these 7 terrific ladies Blogs, so make sure to click their links and enjoy the visit!

Magny Tjelta
Shade But No Shade
Just here, right now
A Spirit-Kissed Soul by Tai East
Annepm2015
ART PEACE
Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

No one should feel obligated to accept or to link back. I just wanted to share your amazing Blogs with other’s in the Community. Though if you do decide to accept, that’s awesome!

Questions For Those Who Accept:

1. Why do you have a Blog?
2. What inspire you the most?
3. Do you like to create your work on day or night?
4. What is your favourite book? and why?
5. What mood do you have when you create?
6. What is your favourite Color?
7. Do you prefer the Ocean or Mountain?
8. What type of jewelry do you like?
9. Tea or Coffee?
10. What is your dream?

I hope that you have fun answering all the questions as well as nominating others! If you do decided to do this, please link to the post in my comments enjoy and have fun!
xoxo
Carolina

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