Monthly Archives: April 2016

National Bugs Bunny Day

Bugs Bunny - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Bugs Bunny – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

National Bugs Bunny Day!

Today there are many National Days to choose from and I decided to go with a fun one that I am sure will make many of you smile remembering our childhood loved cartoons! Who doesn’t remember Bugs Bunny! Well he is the star today for this National Day and for my last doodlewash for the month of April!  Tomorrow a new month start and a new doodlewash adventure let’s see what May will bring!

National Bugs Bunny Day is observed each year on April 30.
Bugs Bunny is the famous cartoon character best remembered for his roles in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies produced by Warner Bros.  He is known  for his popular catchphrase “What’s up, doc?”  Bugs Bunny first appeared in a short film on April 30, 1938, and has since been enjoyed by millions of viewers.

Bugs Bunny - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Bugs Bunny – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


History facts
National Bugs Bunny Day is an unofficial national day here in USA Bugs Bunny The Trickster is a gray Hare Rabbit with a flippant personality that portray him as a trickster.  Bugs Bunny is one of the most recognized cartoon characters. He is the leader of the Looney Tunes, starring in  Merrie Melodies and is recognized as the mascot of Warner Bros. In a comic book, he revealed that his real name is George Washington Bunny. He first appeared in the cartoon “A Wild Hare”.

You can read more about him here:

Bugs Bunny (Character) – Biography – IMDb

 

Details about my doodlewash:
 I used a basic watercolor palette Artist’s Loft Fundamental watercolor pan set  this pan set is considered for beginners but I enjoy use it for the variety of colors and for sketching. I also used a  Pigma Micron Black Ink pen #005 over a Mix Media sketchbook!

 

A Special Thank You to Charlie!
With this Celebration of National Bugs Bunny Day, I am also join Charlie at doodlewash celebrating the month of April with a doodlewash!  It was super fun for me join the amazing group of other 32 artists playing along! I want to thank Charlie for this beautiful and inspiring idea, giving us the motivation and opportunity to share our doodlewashes! Today is last day of April and I will join the new adventure for the month of May, Charlie will reveal tomorrow what the theme is,  I am very curious to see what he will bring us! 😉

 

#doodlewashaday #NationalBugsBunnyDay

Happy doodlewashes!

 

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

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National Oatmeal Cookie Day & April Featured Doodlewashers

A great thank you to Charlie at Doodlewash for the awesome celebration of the month of April, that inspired me to create and post almost every day one of my watercolors doodlewashes celebrating the National Days!

I am honored to be featured and be part of an amazing group of 32 Artists!

Later on today I will post my last doodlewash for this month! I can tell you that it will bring you a smile! 😉

Please give a visit to Charlie and check out the list of all the nice artists!

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National Oatmeal Cookie Day Doodlewash and watercolor sketch of oatmeal cookies with a glass of milk on a plate white background

And so we reach the end of another doodlewash adventure, and what better way to celebrate than with some oatmeal cookies and milk! It’s also the end of my birthday month and it was an amazing one thanks to all of you talented doodlewashers out there. A special thanks to everyone who played along this month. Your doodlewashes were the best presents I ever could have received! If you’re dying to know who those awesome folks are, then feel free to skip my ramblings and go to the end of this post! By my count, 32 fabulous artists joined the adventure this month, but if I’ve left you out or botched a link, which is entirely possible, please just leave a note in the comments and I’ll be sure to add you in or fix it!

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National Peace Rose

 

Peace Rose - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Peace Rose – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Today for April Celebration is National Peace Rose Day!

I know it is a bit late today I had a little time and I made my Peace Rose to honor this beautiful National Day.
I love roses, all of them, and I enjoyed to watercolor this symbolic one, for the beautiful colors and interesting history facts behind it.

Peace Rose - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Peace Rose – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

History
Each year on April 29th we recognize National Peace Rose Day.   The day is set aside to honor the “Peace” rose, a well-known and fruitful garden rose.

The light yellow to large cream-colored flowers of the Peace rose have slightly flushed crimson pink petal edges.  It is a hybrid tea rose that is hardy, vigorous and highly resistant to disease.

French horticulturist Francis Meilland, developed the Peace rose between 1935 and 1939.  When Meilland foresaw the German invasion of France, to protect the new rose, he sent cutting to his friends in Italy, Turkey, Germany and the United States. It is believed these cuttings were sent to the United States on the last plane available before the German invasion.

The rose received different names in each country it was sent.  In France, it was called “Madame A. Meilland” in honor of the breeder’s mother.  In Italy, it was called Gioia, meaning Joy.  In Germany, the name of the rose was Gloria Dei, for glory to God. In the United States, the rose was named Peace.

As the Second World War was coming to a close in Europe, the trade name “Peace” was publicly announced on April 29, 1945, the name it was given in the United States.

Later in 1945, Peace roses were given to each delegate at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations, in San Francisco, with a note that read:  “We hope the Peace rose will influence men’s thoughts for everlasting world peace.”  (source NationalCalendar)

 

Details about my doodlewash:
 watercolor with pink, brown and black ink finish pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Brown Ink pen #01 and in Black ink #005  also a Pink gel pen over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this Celebration of National DNA Day, I am also join Charlie at doodlewash celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash!  You are welcome to join with your doodlewash!  Tag your image#doodlewashaday.

 

#doodlewashaday #NationalPeaceRoseDay

Happy doodles!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Week #9 – Meet and Greet Fridays…

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Week #9 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

 

Hello everyone,

we are already at Week #9 of this beautiful event!

I hope that you had a good week and that you are ready for an happy weekend!

It is so exciting to discover new Blogs! You all are great, please keep leaving your links!

During the past 8 Fridays of our Meet and Greets get together I came across to great Blogs and got some new  nice friends and inspiring Bloggers.

And we all looking forward to the Friday! 😉

Last week this event turned out great, thank you very much for the participation and for all the reblogs, Twitter and any social media shares!
That’s awesome from you to share! ❤

Let’s make today event another great one invite your friends!

Everyone is welcome and if you are new to this, please read all the details on the Meet and Greet Fridays Home Page!

Reminder: this weekly event is linked to And Featured is…a monthly event that I host on YesterdayAfter.com  each 2nd Saturday of the month. A new “Featured of the Month” would be chosen by me between all the Blogs links left during our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays!

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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 Meet and Greet Friday!

Always thank you for your help sharing the love!

-Carolina

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© Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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National Tell A Story Day

 

Peaceful

Peaceful – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Deep Water

Surrounded by the blue deepest water. The reflections of floating emotions, loaded the mind and body in a fearless state.Tranquillity and silence flying through the broken branches of a life experience, were glowing under the warm sunlight.
Suddenly warm rain drops of happiness joined the deep water becoming one.

A 50 Words Story ©Carolina Russo

 

Today for April Celebration is National Tell A Story Day!

I hope that you enjoyed to read my little story and that did bring you some good feelings and thoughts during this day or evening. I wanted to combine two of my artistic and creative way of expression, “Watercolors and Writing”. I wanted to share one of my 50 words stories “Deep Water” and illustrate it I with one of my watercolors that I painted few years ago for my mom.

National Tell a Story Day is observed in the United States each year on April 27th.
We are all encouraged to share all kinds of stories on National Tell a Story Day. Whether it’s read from a book, one from your imagination or an actual story from a childhood memory, April 27th is the day to gather friends and family and share those stories.


Details about my
doodlewash:
 I used a basic watercolor palette Artist’s Loft Fundamental watercolor pan set  this pan set is considered for beginners but I enjoy it for the variety of colors and use it a lot for sketching. I also used a  Pigma Micron Black Ink pen #005 over a Watercolor Cold Press 140lb paper!

With this Celebration of National Tell A Story Day, I am also join Charlie at doodlewash celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash!  You are welcome to join with your doodlewash!  Tag your image #doodlewashaday.

I also like to thank Teresa Ronson for adding me in her list for this month participating to the #SelfieDay

 

#doodlewashaday #NationalTellAStoryDay

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

 

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National DNA Day!

Self-Portrait - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Self-Portrait – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today for April celebration I am celebrating the National DNA Day!

For my daily watercolor I challenged myself like never before!!! I had to be able to draw my DNA which comes up to me in form of self-portrait!
The person depicted today is supposed to be me! ❤ You can give a look to my About me  page or my profile photo and see if my watercolor portrait is a looks-alike. My daughter recognized me soon already from my starting light pencil sketch. She was like wow! This is YOU!!!
Her reaction told me that I was on the right path!
I have to say that I never did my self-portrait before. I was too scared!  but today I tried and I am pretty pleased with the result and proud that I tried!
In the past I did lots of fashion design sketches and other figures but never myself!

Self-Portrait Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Self-Portrait Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

About the DNA what I can say more than we all have a unique one, and no one else can have the same as yours! Let’s Celebrate our uniqueness!!!

Details about my doodlewash:
 watercolor with brown and black ink finish pen. I used one of my favorite French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Brown Ink pen #01 and #005 in Black ink over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this Celebration of National DNA Day, I am also join Charlie at doodlewash celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash!  You are welcome to join with your doodlewash!  Tag your image#doodlewashaday.

And I am also join Teresa at  Teresa Robeson’s #SelfieArt day

 

#doodlewashaday #NationalDNADay #SelfieArtday

Happy doodles and have a great day or evening!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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National Pigs In A Blanket Day

Pig In A Blanket

Pigs In A Blanket – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

Today for April month celebrations is National Pigs in a Blanket Day!

This morning when I was looking at the National Days Calendar, finding my inspiration for my watercolor to do, I find out that the celebration was about pigs in a blanket, and my mind started to think about the cute and sweet pink little baby pigs, you know…the ones that you want to cuddle and hold in your arms. Also a lovely kids story came to my mind the famous “Charlotte’s Web” which I love!

But soon I realized that the celebration is about “Food” that pigs in a blanket are referred to different dishes that are celebrated Internationally.
Here in United States this dish is known from the 50s and is made with hot dogs or sausages wrapped with croissant or biscuit dough and baked in oven, they can be an anytime snack or eaten for breakfast or as appetizer and very often are served at kids parties because they are very easy to eat and tasty.

I felt that all my nice inspiration went away and I thought, I am not going to watercolor today! I will pass this day.

The image in my mind was totally different believe me, if you ever did see or had the opportunity to hold one of these cute baby pig, you will never want think to eat a pigs in a blanket and other products again also because the way that are produced. I personally don’t eat them, and please forgive me if you eat them I am not here to offend anyone!

After thinking about it, I changed my mind and decided that the beautiful part of being an artist is to let your creativity be “Free” and I decided to go on and watercolor my ideal of “Pig In A Blanket”

Pig In A Blanket - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Pig In A Blanket – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

Details about my doodlewash:
 watercolor with black and blue ink finish. I used one of my favorite French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black Ink pen #005 and #05 Pentel Blue ink pen over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this Celebration I am also join Charlie at doodlewash celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash!  You are welcome to join with your doodlewash!  Tag your image#doodlewashaday.

 

#doodlewashaday #NationalPigsInABlanket

Happy doodles and have a great day or evening!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

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Jewelry Design – Soothing Fire

Soothing Fire Necklace

Soothing Fire Necklace

Today  I am happy to introduce a design of a powerful necklace.
I named this necklace “Soothing Fire” and it is part of the Among Nature Jewelry Collection

Soothing Fire Necklace
I loved to create this design forging and hammering the wire with a twist on the top part of the pendant.
This pendant is made in three parts and like in all of my creations there is no soldering anywhere.

I used a beautiful selection of natural gemstones, Amethyst in different shades from pale to intense purple color, and four faceted Crystals yellow Citrine and smoky Quartz in different shades.

I gave this creation the name Soothing Fire because the Amethyst it is a beautiful purple quartz and emits the positive power of soothing and calming.

The yellow Citrine it is a variety of quartz and the color goes from pale yellow  to intense orange and like the fire emits positive and enlightening energy  and dispel negativity.

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This necklace is available in Limited Edition.

Details…
All my Jewelry Designs are single pieces created to have a life  standing on their own beautifully in their unique and unexpected combinations of natural elements. My work is made as Custom Order made on order can be purchased and Ordered  here on YesterdayAfter Blog or on my Etsy Shop.

I also accept custom orders creating  “Keepsake Memories Jewelry” a design piece with your own special memories or found objects in nature or not. If you are interested don’t hesitate to Contact me ✿⊱

I hope that you enjoyed reading this post and to know more about how my jewelry designs are created and inspired.

As always I love to read your precious comments!

Thank you for sharing my Art!

 

“AMONG NATURE” Jewelry Collection 2016
Jewelry Design Inspired by Nature

 

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Happy Earth Day!

Yellow Flower

Yellow Flower – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

Happy Earth Day!!!

Today I am celebrating this day thinking about how important it is to preserve our Earth, respect the Nature and environment.

I painted these flowers with pure colors from Nature without using the classic watercolor pans.

I wrote a post explaining all the interesting details about my experiment painting with Nature and I will link it here for you to read  “Watercolors from Nature”


National Earth Day is observed each year on April 22.

National Earth Day is held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Every year around the world, Earth Day organizers promote green campaigns to save the Earth.

Details about my doodlewash:
 I painted with colors that I experimented using straight from Nature. The yellow is Turmeric powder mixed with water, the Pink is juice from the Dragon fruit straight from the fruit and Pigma Micron black Ink pen #005 and #05 over a watercolor paper pad cold press 140 lb by Strathmore.

 

With this Celebration, I am also join Charlie at doodlewash celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash!  You are welcome to join with your doodlewash!  Tag your image#doodlewashaday.

 

#doodlewashaday #EarthDay

Happy doodles and have a great weekend!

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©Carolina Russo

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Week #8- Meet and Greet Fridays…

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Week #8 – MEET and GREET Fridays…Weekly Event!

Hello welcome dear friends,

This is already  week #8 of our Meet and Greet Fridays, great Blogs left their links here week after week and has been so great to come across and discover new ones and build new friendship.

I hope that you had a chance to visit Blogs that are new to you and exchange a follow and some nice comments.

If you are new here I remind you to visit the two Events dedicated Home Pages linked into this post where you can read all the amazing details!

After you read come back here and please leave a comment below including a link to your Blog!

Everyone is Welcome!

This weekly event is the way that you can discover other Blogs and others can be able to discover yours!
Right now our Meet and Greet Fridays is also officially listed on the Events Page of  The Daily Post blog/website curated from the editors at WordPress.com!

Each Friday I link this post to the Meet and Greet Fridays Home Page to fill in the Archive where you can come back anytime during the week or month to check out all the Blogs that left their links, week after week.

Meet and Greet Fridays is connected to the  And Featured ismonthly event that takes place here on YesterdayAfter each second Saturday of the month.
The event jump started on March 12 and will go on until December.  A new “Featured of the Month” would be chosen by me between all the links left during the month on the Meet and Greet Fridays weekly sessions!

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Thank you so much for your participation and as I always say the more the better!

If you want this chance to Introduce your Blog,
meet other amazing bloggers,
and have the opportunity to be selected as The Featured of the Month please leave a comment with your link!

Have a wonderful Meet and Greet!

Always thank you for sharing the love!

-Carolina

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