Monthly Archives: August 2016

“Azur” a creature from a Mystic World!

Azur © Carolina Russo

Azur © Carolina Russo

Today I like to introduce you my latest watercolor painting and creation she is Azur a creature from a Mystic World, she comes from a place where everything is beautiful and peaceful like a dream. A place of art where creativity and fantasy lead the way to a life of freedom and happiness. Azur beside to be alive in a watercolor painting she could be the main character in an illustrated story or a beautiful character in a computer game or more… The beautiful part is… that she can be whatever I create her to be! 😉

Azur © Carolina Russo

Azur © Carolina Russo

I often enjoy to paint completely out schemes and let my creativity flow like a river while holding my brushes and pens. I enjoy to create whimsical and ethereal faces or figures that seems to come out of a fairytale or dreamy world bringing happiness and joy.
This is Azur’s Mystic Portrait next would be nice to see her in full figure! What do you think? I love your comments ❤

 

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Azur a creature from a mystic world ©Carolina Russo

 

Details about my watercolor:
 watercolors paintings are often outlined with different colors ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron pens in Black, Blue and Red ink #01 painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!
For more of my watercolor paintings and sketches visit my Galleries here and  here  All my watercolors paintings are for sale in Limited Edition Prints made to order if you would like one or for more information please  contact me ❤

 

Wish you a wonderful day or a goodnight!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Poets For Peace

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Peaceful Sunset © Carolina Russo

This is my submission for #PoetsForPeace

PEACE

a precious word I have been thought
from the day I was born

a word made of many words
a word made of many colors
a word made of many thoughts

a word to be shared

a word that rhyme with love
and acceptance

find harmony inside yourself
to walk peacefully during your life path
with enlightenment

love yourself to love one another
open your mind to freedom
and maintain it possible in this world.

©Carolina Russo

 

This is a wonderful opportunity and collaboration to share love and peace!

Today is last call to all Poets to submit your poem last day is August 31 if you want to participate you need to run!

To join in please refer to this post by Neha: Forgotten Meadows: Poets For Peace Submission Details for Praxis Magazine

 

Wish you a great day…Peace!

Thank You!

Thank You!

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Poetry – Crystals

 

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz

 

Crystals

translucent surface
of an inner energy

powerful light
radiating rays of depth
in the history of nature

sun reflection and donation
of universal love
for the humanity to hold

a cosmic revelation
sometimes unknown
like puzzle pieces to find
within our soul

awareness will come
with perception and feelings
love is power
light will shine.

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Meet and Greet Fridays… Week #26

 

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Week #26 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

 

Hello here we are at Week #26 of our weekly event!

I hope that you all had a great week, mine has been fulfilled with many things and still I had no much time to create the way I want!

Meet and Greet time, is always exciting to be able to connect with new and old Blogs! Please Keep posting your links in the comments!

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

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 previous #25 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  each 2nd Saturday of the month. A new “Featured of the Month” was chosen by me last Saturday and is Maria Jansson Photography visit her beautiful Blog!

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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!

 

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Thank You!

© Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Music – 35 Minutes Live with “The Twilight Sad”

 

Today post is dedicated to Music!
I am sharing a great video featuring one of my favorite and inspiring bands from nowadays “The Twilight Sad” performing live on KEXP Seattle last March 2015. This is a wonderful live full performance to watch if you don’t know this band or if you want to know more about their great music. I love these guys they are humble, passionate in what they are doing and amazing!

Their music is unique and intense, they deliver great sounds and dark nostalgic atmospheres. It is a magical combination with the beautiful voice of charismatic and intense singer James Graham front man of Scottish post-punk band.   At the moment The Twilight Sad are the “Special Guests” and opening band for the iconic “The Cure” on all the dates of their 2016 North American and European Tour. The Cure couldn’t make a better choice bringing The Twilight Sad out in the light for an exposure very well deserved. They are an outstanding band that is rising up in our contemporary music culture.  Last May I was fortunate to be able to attend  The Cure Concert in Los Angeles where The Twilight Sad opened with an awesome performance.  I was also lucky and happy to meet James Graham in person 😉 If you haven’t,  you can read my detailed post with photos and videos of my fantastic experience attending The Cure Concert at The Hollywood Bowl.
The North American Tour ended beautifully leaving amazing and unforgettable memories.

Right now  The Twilight Sad will have two appearances in UK one on the 27 of August at the “Electric Fields Festival” and one September 10 at “Bestival“!
The European Tour start in October first date in Helsinki -Finland, check out all the Tour Dates. If you like this music don’t miss them live. 😉

Website
thetwilightsad.com

Have a wonderful day and enjoy the music!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

 

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Anniversary 14 years in USA! And Anniversary for my Blog!

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Southern California – Photo ©Carolina Russo

c599f0be1f4aa79f8c6321aa7953c89eI moved from Italy in 2002

Today is my 14 years Anniversary here in USA
I just wanted to share this with my friends and because today it is also my Blog Anniversary on WordPress!

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Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 4 years ago!
Thanks for flying with us.

Keep up the good blogging!

After I signed up  on WP I had my Blog active but silent for about more than 2 years.F I have been without writing or posting anything but working behind the scenes!
First I wanted to reserve my domain name yesterdayafter.com since I love it a lot!

At the same time I was working on launching my Jewelry Design Collections, my Paintings, Digital Art, Poetry and all my creative work.
I was only working on the graphics and designs to customize the theme and layout of this Blog reflecting my own creativity.  I wanted to launch it as soon I was ready, but no word was ever posted. Some life events also slowed down the process. Then only on March 2015, I decided to jump in and I made a very small first post announcing the opening of my Etsy Shop.

I felt like I was a tiny drop into the ocean of the Blogosphere, almost impossible to be seen in between the millions of other Blogs, I felt so little but I kept going!
And you great people started to discover my Blog! I was posting once in a while my Jewelry and Artworks and I got very nice feedback! As Artist I express my Art and creativity in different ways, my posts are not always about the same subject. I work with different media and my followers showed appreciation and love for my talents. I actually like the variety between all the things I love! I like to surprise you with the unexpected.

“A Tip” that I can give to new Bloggers that feel a bit lonely and in need of friends and followers is to be active!

When I started, after a month that I got to see how it was blogging, I decided to go around leaving comments on other Blogs, and not just stay here reading. I let people know how much I loved their work and they responded to me beautifully with kindred words and they discovered my Blog and Art and started to follow recognizing me with Awards. I felt very honored for such a beautiful recognitions. Right now I have become an “Award Free” Blog but I am always honored from your nominations and I will post your link in the Awards Page!

Starlight Blogger Award 05/30/2015In May 2015 I also created my own Award to pass on  “The Starlight Blogger Award”  I launched this Award to highlight and Promote Inspiring Bloggers and I am so happy that the Award is going all over around the world! I see lots of Bloggers that link to me using this Award!

Last year I decided that I wanted to do something to give back to this beautiful Community and help to bring Blogs together I started my weekly Meet and Greet Event  this year is named Meet and Greet Fridays! And Every month  I choose to Feature one Blogger and Blog that I admire and I am Inspired from, introducing  them to inspire others.

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I felt very welcome here I discovered amazing Blogs and Bloggers that are beautiful friends and I also had the opportunity to meet some in person!

I also found an amazing Community of Artists that is very supportive and inspiring!

I am stunned and amazed about the fast growth it’s fascinating!

…..THANK YOU to ALL…..

each one of you made this happen leaving your comments and love!

I am very happy because our strength together is very powerful and encouraging to keep going I am so grateful for you!
Stay connected and support each other good things will come and never stop dreaming!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Meet and Greet Fridays… Week #25

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Week #25 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

 

Hello everyone here we are at Week #25 of our weekly event!

I hope that you all had a wonderful and great week, mine has been fulfilled with many things and I had no much time to post and create but I will soon!

Meet and Greet time, is always exciting to connect with new and old Blogs! Please Keep posting your links in the comments!

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

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 #24 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  each 2nd Saturday of the month. A new “Featured of the Month” was chosen by me last Saturday and is Maria Jansson Photography visit her beautiful Blog!

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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!

 

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Thank You!

© Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Discover Challenge – Portraits

 

Portrait #5 - Light and Darkness

“WHEN NATURE MEETS HUMANS”
Digital Portraits Collection

Portrait #5
– Light and Darkness –

With today post I am participating to Discover Weekly Photo Challenge – Portraits. I am very excited to share with you one of my digital creations. This is Portrait #5  part of my experimental Digital-Art Portraits Collection. I love working on this concept “When Nature Meet Humans” it is always challenging and fascinating for me to search for the amazing photos that inspire my creations. I gave this Portrait the title of “Light and Darkness“.
I like to experiment new ideas and concepts that are helping me to evolve and grow with my art and creativity.  I always loved to work in Digital and apply my Art to this “Techno-Medium” (I just made up this definition of Art). One of my passion is Photography I like to take photos and I like to work with photos, manipulating images blending and layering them, being able to give life to a new created photo as result of many. Here if you are a new follower or you missed my older posts you can see my Digital Art .  I also made a Gallery for the “Nature Meets Humans Portraits Collection” you can see the other portraits here.
I am very inspired and happy to work on this unique Collection of Artistic one of a kind Digital Portraits. I love to thank all of you for sharing my Art and for all the great feedbacks and comments left on this Blog. Your presence means a lot to me is always encouraging and motivating to keep going on, evolving and experimenting with my creativity.

This portrait it is the #5 of this Collection, the title is “Light and Darkness” and I like to give a positive message of hope saying that “There is always light after the dark”.

I love the deep contrast and the blue color fusing in the black  darkness and the lighting created by the full moon that brings out the reality of the eyes over the other nature elements in the background. This portrait was very intriguing and inspiring to create.

To be able to create this portrait and all the other ones I used beautiful photos found on Pinterest most of the images used are not my own Photography (I apologize but I haven’t found the Photographers names to give Credits if anyone recognize their photos please let me know).

I love this idea to mix Nature with Humans and create some unique and very different kinds of portraits…This Collection is created mostly for my own Artistic purpose and to share with you some of my Digital-Art abilities.

If you’re interested in purchase a custom and unique portrait like the ones in this Collection you can. I will create one exclusively for you, using your own personal memories photos, I will create your own personal and unique custom Digital Art Portrait, for more info and details please contact me.

As always I love your comments!

Thank You!

Thank You!

 

Disclaimer: I respect the Copyrights and Rights of the photos that are not mine. Credits for the photos I used to create this portrait that are not mine goes to their respective owners. The finished portrait created as result of blending, layering and manipulating the photos used, it is my own creation and Digital Artwork and has my Copyright© Carolina Russo.
Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without explicit permissions.


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And The Featured of the Month is…

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And FEATURED is…Maria Jansson Photography!

 

YesterdayAfter  Featured of the Month  August 2016

Maria Jansson Photography

Maria Jansson Photography

 

Hello everyone during the past few 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. Sorry I had to skip the month of July cause I have been very busy with the World Watercolor Month event. But finally I was able to made  my pick for the month of August.

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

Today I am very pleased and honored to introduce you my new friend and Featured of the  Month and featured is…Maria Jansson  and her beautiful  Blog

MARIA JANSSON PHOTOGRAPHY

“I am passionate about; exploring the back roads, being fit, healthy food, hiking, camping, horses, wide open spaces, road trips, the joy of hearing my daughters laugh, and ending each day in peace.
My grandmother gave me my first camera when I was five years old, and I’ve been taking photos ever since.

See you soon!”
Maria

MJPhotography

 

Love for Horses

Love for Horses

I connected recently with Maria I came across her Blogs because my passion for photography. I loved her beautiful Photography and after visiting and following her Blog  we stayed connected, we have many things in common that we can relate and love. Maria is a lovely new friend for me here on the Bloghosphere. I am very happy I was able to connect. I love to read her comments to my posts and see her stopping by. She has a great love for nature, horses and photograph them beautifully! And I am happy to share her Blog with you!


This is an excerpt of her About Page…

My grandmother gave me my first camera when I was 5 years old. The photos on this blog represent the beauty I experience, in my not so ordinary life! It would be my greatest joy if they could serve as a source of inspiration for you!

Horses have been my passion even longer than photography, and for a while I had an Equine Photography business. I decided to travel some side roads in life, and to temporary let go of full time photography. I grew up in a small mountain village in Sweden, and I have traveled extensively in Europe, and the US. I believe in the law of attraction, in kindness, and a humble attitude to life. I have a BA in Natural Science, and Early Childhood Education. I’m genuinely interested in a sustainable lifestyle. While not working full time as a photographer I’ve been learning valuable skills connected to my goal of having a homestead on a few acres. Lately my fingers have been starting to itch to make photography a full-time business again. Right now I am learning more about the business side of photography, and collecting all the equipment I need to start out in the best possible way, when I’m ready”... (Continue reading here)


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

 

(Please Maria 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 and a great week!

Congratulations to Maria Jansson Photography to be the Featured of the Month of August 2016

Stay connected for the next month feature!!!

-Carolina

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Meet and Greet Fridays… Week #24

Light and Darkness

Week #24 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

 

Hello here we are at Week #24 of our weekly event!

I hope that you having a great Summer!

Today is Meet and Greet time let’s bring some happiness is exciting to connect with new Blogs and discover new friends!
Please leave your link!

Thank you for your participation for all the reblogs, Twitter, Facebook and any social media shares!
That’s so awesome of you to share and I am very thankful! ❤

Spread the voice and 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! Anytime check the Archive at the bottom of the page there are the links to all the #24 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  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!

A new Featured would be c August 13! Stay connected!

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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!

 

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© Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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