Monthly Archives: January 2017

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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Blue Owl #WorldWotercolorgroup

Blue Owl - Original Watercolor Ink Sketch ©Carolina Russo

Blue Owl – Original Watercolor Ink Sketch ©Carolina Russo

       
Today I went out for a coffee at Barnes and Nobles I like the book store. After walking around looking at books I got to sit down to relax while enjoying sipping my coffee and looking at some interesting art magazines. I got that moment called “Inspiration” it can come anytime and anything can trigger my creativity that’s why I always bring a sketchbook with me in my bag, in case I get inspired and feel to sketch or paint. I had a page in my sketchbook where few days ago I tested this Blue watercolor shade that I really like. I then started sketching this in “Surrealism Style” an Owl with antlers”. I quickly traced it with my Carmine Red pencil and I used over a Copic multiliner and a fountain pen Pilot Prera I like how it turned out a simple fast sketch can turn in perfection.

Blue Owl - Original Watercolor Ink Sketch ©Carolina Russo

Blue Owl – Original Watercolor Ink Sketch ©Carolina Russo

Work in progress on this photo I took the photo when I just started inking with the pen. This painting is another limited palette one color splashed on the page for background and the Ink sketch over it! A very fast sketch! Give it a try and if you do let me know!

Details about my watercolors:
 This watercolor painting is outlined with a black ink Copic Multiliner #003 pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  Ink fountain pen used is a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib  .  I painted on a  6 x 8 inches mixed media sketchbook.


This watercolor – Ink Sketch is available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints 
Commission available Contact me for details.

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

 

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Happy Sunday stay creative ❤

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Thank You!

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Goodbye to Meet And Greet Fridays!

Digital Art - Light And Darkness ©Carolina Russo

Digital Art – Light And Darkness ©Carolina Russo

If you made it here please read

Sadly after more than two years of this great weekly event “Meet And Greet Fridays…” I came to the decision to suspend it for now. Lately l have seen that there is not much participation anymore, like it used to be. We used to have great time every weeks full of Blogs and their links left here. I noticed that observing the past few weeks, fewer people came here, very few left a real link to their Blog in the comments, mostly only left a “Like” without any word or comment related to their own blog! How new bloggers are supposed to know who you are without a link and few words. Today only four lovely people came here to leave their “like” and I appreciate them very much.  I take time to make this post every week, and I make sure to share the event on other social media platforms to make it successful for you! I made this weekly event for you to be able to connect, engage and meet others here in the “Community ” I also made this especially for the New Bloggers so that they don’t feel lost and lonely on the blogosphere. We all know how hard it is in the beginning to find, friends and followers and be able to find an audience interested in what you write and what your blog is all about. It is almost scary when you are new here and nobody reads your blog because nobody knows that exist. You all are the ones that can make this event successful with me and if there is not participation or interest to share your own blog, then all this effort doesn’t fit the purpose of giving the opportunity to connect and be Featured on my Blog. I really gave my time and space with all my heart to help others.  I am sorry but I think it’s time to take a break from this event, I don’t know for how long, maybe sometimes I will host some Meet And Greet again.
We had amazing connections made here and I want to thank from the bottom of my heart everyone that participated during the past two years. I will keep the Archive Page up so that you can always come back and dig through the many links left, sure you will find great blogs.

Right now I will focus on my Art and on other interesting things in plan here on my Blog.

Thank you love you all ❤

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Thank You!

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Meet and Greet Fridays… Week #4

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Week #4 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

Welcome everyone to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays this is Week #4 of 2017!
Join the Meet And Greet and please leave your “Link” in the comments if you don’t and you just leave a “Like” new Bloggers wont see any links and is like you haven’t participated to the event, and since I do this event with the purpose to help out the Community of new and older Blogs to get connected a link is needed!

I hope that you had a great week and I wish you a wonderful weekend!

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.

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 but new interesting things are planned to Feature maybe in a different way, coming back soon stay connected for the opportunity!

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

 

I wish you a wonderful weekend!

 

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© Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Blue -A Lovely Portrait #WorldWotercolorGroup

Blue - Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

Blue – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

       
Today watercolor painting is the portrait of “Blue” a lovely and delicate creature, she has beautiful and intense big blue eyes. When I painted Blue I was inspired by the unique and beautiful  “Art Dolls” custom-made for collectors. Better known as “Blythe Dolls” they are really pretty and one of the characteristics is that they have an over sized head and large eyes over a smaller body, they are really cute. Blythe dolls acquired a cult following of collectors and eventually, photographers and artists around the world, you can read more about them here on Wikipedia.

My painting is another limited palette, only three colors Blue Ultramarine, Grey Payne and Vermilion Red.

Blue - Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

Blue – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

Details about my watercolors:
 This watercolor painting is 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 are a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib  and a Pigma Micron #05.  I painted on a  8 x 11 inches mixed media sketchbook.


This watercolor painting is available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints 
Custom Portraits like this one, are available for Commission Contact me for details.

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

 

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Stay creative ❤

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Thank You!

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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!

©Copiright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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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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Thank You!

© Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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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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