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GUEST DOODLEWASH: Creative Journeys

I have been doodlewashed!
I am so excited, happy and honored to announce that I am a Guest-Featured on doodlewash.com thank you! Please give Charlie a visit and you can read all about my creative life!

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Doodlewash and watercolor sketch by Carolina Russo of Shrimp

Doodlewash and watercolor sketch by Carolina Russo of Chocolate Mint Mousse for National Chocolate Mousse DayHello everyone! I am Carolina Russo from Southern California (follow me on my Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest!). I am very excited and happy to be a Guest Doodlewasher! This blog is fantastic! I admire Charlie’s creativity and his doodlewashes are beautiful and inspiring. I am so proud to be able to say that I am one of the featured on Doodlewash. Thank you Charlie for having me here.

I was born and raised in Italy, the beautiful country where I have been surrounded by Italian art, creativity, history, Mediterranean traditions and European influences. My father is an artist and I grew up observing and being amazed by his oil paintings. I knew since I was a child that I wanted to be an artist. I enjoyed drawing, coloring and creating things since a very early age.

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Week #13 – Meet and Greet Fridays…

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Week #13 – MEET and GREET Fridays…Weekly Event!

Hello welcome friends,

This is  Week #13 for Meet and Greet Fridays, great Blogs left their links here week after week and has been so great to discover and follow new ones, having the opportunity to build new worldwide friendships.

I hope that you gave a visit to Blogs new to you and exchanged a follow and some nice comments.

If you are new here please I remind you to visit the two Events dedicated Home Pages linked down below into this post, there you can read all the details for your participation!

After you read come back here and leave a comment 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!

I will link this post to the Meet and Greet Fridays Home Page to fill in the Archive with the links to each Friday’s post, keep eyes on the week numbers and dates. There 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 feel free to invite your friends!

And if you would like to help sharing on social media or here on WordPress that would be great!

Have a wonderful Meet and Greet!

-Carolina

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© Copyright Carolina Russo -yesterdayafter.com

 

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Haiku 5.7.5 – Music

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Music

 

Ink notes on a pentagram

a written melody from heart and soul

hearing notes freed a beautiful music.

-CR

 

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

(Photo source Google Search)

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A Forest…The Cure song…my Digital Art and Attending their Concert Today!

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The Cure is one of my favorite bands from the past years following them a lifetime long. I love their dark sounds the best. My all time favorite Albums are “Seventy Seconds” and “Faith” today I am sharing with you my Digital Art – Oaks created from one of my Photos and  I think it is a good match with The Cure song “A Forest” I found two great videos as two different and beautiful versions of this loved song  I am going to share it with you.  In hope that you like them. I suggest you to listen both because the sound is different and both are great! If you like this genre of music!

The Cure would be in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl for 3 days May 22, 23 and 24 it would be the first US full-fledged tour in eight years. I am going to attend this awesome event Tickets are Sold Out for all the 3 days!  Today is the DAY for me to finally see them live!
I will also see another loved and great band The Twilight Sad  they will open the concert for The Cure (I wrote about them in the past check the link). So I am very lucky today to be able to see two loved band in one occasion!

Wish me luck I will make a post in the next days and tell you all about this event!

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Today May 23 2016 Holliwood Bowl!

Getting ready to go!!!

Have a wonderful day you all!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Digital Art – Sunflower

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Digital Art – SUNFLOWER

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©Carolina Russo

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Week #12 – Meet and Greet Fridays…

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Week #12 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

 

Hello everyone,

here we are at Week #12 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! Keep leaving your links!

During the past 12 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!

Last Saturday I choose the Featured of the month of May and is Miriam Blaker  and her Blog Out an’ About  give her a visit!

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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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Apple Pie – #DoodlewashDinner

 

Apple Pie Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Apple Pie Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today I am bringing to our Doodlewash Dinner a lovely Apple Pie. I missed to post it on the National Apple Pie Day because I had no time to finish my watercolor and finally I had time to finish it today 😉 I think that Apple Pie is always welcome to any dinner.  I love anything made with apples especially combined with the flavor of cinnamon.

I hope that you enjoy the pie!

Apple Pie Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Apple Pie Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with brown ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Brown ink #01  painted over a Canson Mixed Media  Sketchpad!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for a  #DoodlewashDinner

You all are welcome to join with your doodlewash! Tag your image #DoodlewashDinner

 

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Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Illustration – A Whimsical Creature – #doodlewashaday

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Whimsical Creature – ©Carolina Russo

Today I am sharing this watercolor that I made few days ago and I gave the title of  “Whimsical Creature”!

I wanted watercolor an imaginary girl who has a beautiful face and that will represent the “Nature” I can see in her the Earth, the Water, the Air.
She brings to the world love, flowers and happiness! ❤

 

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 #005  painted over a Canson Mixed Media  Sketchpad!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for a #doodlewashaday  and #DoodlewashDinner

Note>>>(Charlie if you consider that I am bringing the Nature to our dinner it will work!) 😉

You all are welcome to join with your doodlewash!

Tag your image:

 

#doodlewashaday #DoodlewashDinner

 

Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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And The Featured of the Month is…

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And FEATURED is…Miriam Blaker!

 

YesterdayAfter  Featured of the Month  May 2016

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Hello everyone during last two months I made beautiful new connections.  Thanks to everyone for  the participation to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays I had the opportunity  to discover and connect with numerous and inspiring Blogs and it is not easy for me to choose only one each month.  I was able to made  my pick for the month of May. I had to choose between all the wonderful Bloggers that left their Blog links at our weekly event Meet and Greet Fridays this week was #11!

This month we will have the opportunity to travel around Australia and read all about it !

Today I am very pleased and honored to introduce you my new  Featured of the  Month and featured is…freelance writer Miriam Blaker and her beautiful  Blog


OUT an’ ABOUT –
Loving life on and off the Tracks

 

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Morning lights – Photo ©Miriam Blaker

 

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©Miriam Blaker

I connected with Miriam  about two months ago we came across each other Blogs and we followed and stayed connected. Miriam is a lovely friend here on the Bloghosphere I always love her comments to my posts. She has a lovely family and live in Australia on the outskirts of Melbourne,  she love to travel and professionally writes about all her adventures!

Miriam posts on her beautiful Blog are a joy to read and are accompanied by her beautiful and interesting photography. Published freelance writer, she contributing with numerous Australian Travel Magazines.


This is an excerpt of her About page…

Hi, I’m Miriam. Thanks so much for dropping by and checking out my blog.   I’ve been putting words to paper ever since I can remember and, in my late twenties, a Comprehensive Writing Course lead me to my passion – writing about places I visit and the people I meet along the way.  I also discovered it’s a great way to journal life.

It was then I decided to try writing for magazines. It was hard work and it took years, but today I can finally say I’m a published freelance writer. Along with some casual copy-writing work it’s exciting to be contributing regularly to a number of well established Australian travel magazines, which you can view here.  And equally exciting to be writing my own blog.

My travels have taken me to Europe, Asia and the Pacific however I’m now enjoying the delights of my own backyard, right here in Australia.  So whenever I can I hit the road and write, I take photos and relish the great outdoors. I hope through this blog I can share my life, not just on the tracks but close to home, doing ordinary everyday stuff.

When I’m not traveling I live on the outskirts of Melbourne with a wonderful man who shares my sense of adventure and two teenage children who keep me on my toes. I enjoy the simple pleasures of life: keeping fit, walks with my dog, dance and Zumba, playing my guitar, good food, red wine, dark chocolate, hanging out with friends and generally trying to make the most out of life.

Come with me as I get out and about in this world where we’re all connected. And, if you want to comment on any of my posts, or just say hello, I would love to hear from you” – Miriam


I hope that you enjoyed this new Feature of the Month and to know more about Miriam life adventures please visit her Blog!

 

(Please Miriam grab this Badge and post it somewhere on your Blog linked to this post!) ❤

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How to be Featured on YesterdayAfter?

Stay Connected! Participate to the Meet and Greet Fridays weekly event leaving your Blog link, Follow here and on my other social media be active! Inspire!
You never know…maybe next Month I will choose YOU!

 

 

 

Wish you all a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Congratulations to Miriam to be the Featured of the Month May 2016

Stay connected for the next month feature!!!

-Carolina

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©Copyright CarolinaRusso – yesterdayafter.com

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#DoodlewashDinner at the Beach

Seashore - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Seashore – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today to join Charlie for our “Doodlewash Dinner” I decided to bring the idea of the place where we will have our dinner! 😉
And I bring the beach to you! A dinner with a front view of the blue ocean…isn’t it great?

Sorry no food from me today. I was thinking what to paint and since my time today is not much I decided that was a good idea to include the idea of a place and what is better than an ocean view. What do you think?

I like to share this watercolor painting a seascape that I made some time ago. I have the original here framed on the wall. I kept this one for myself and it is just in front of me on my desk! I love to look at it every day when I am seat at my computer. I purposely placed it there a bit high than my 24″ screen, because I feel that is a relaxing view to rest my eyes on it, the color palette is very delicate I feel peace when I look at it. I wanted to have an imaginary  open window on the ocean inside the room.

I also wanted one of my painting to be the inspirational motivator for my daily artworks and doodlewashes  or inspirer for other watercolor paintings it is a constant reminder to be creative and enjoy what I do. It is actually a great idea to try, surround yourself from your beautiful creations or choose a single one to focus on it, enjoy them every day and let them inspire you for more. ❤

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. The paper used is a Watercolor Cold Press  pad 140 lb size 11 x 15 inches.

With this I am  joining  Charlie at doodlewash  for a #DoodlewashDinner You are welcome to join with your doodlewash!
Tag your image #DoodlewashDinner.

 

#doodlewashaday #DoodlewashDinner

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

Happy Doodles!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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