tomorrow is last day of Charlie’s February Adventure and challenge, this month I only have joined few days because I have been working on commissions. Today prompt list says “FEATHERS” and I am going to join doodlewash
I love feathers their lightness and their beautiful colors that distinguish the beauty of birds. A feather inspire in so many ways not just for a painting and illustrations often are beautiful subjects for photography or poetry. I like to collect feathers that I find lost in nature, there is always something special about them.
Hello friends sorry I haven’t post much lately, I have been busy with some painting commissions, fullfilling some orders and organizing my new Etsy Shop. Last week I went to visit the beautiful Ocean it was an great day! Maybe some of you that follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart already had the opportunity to see these and more of my latest photos. I love the ocean in Winter the colors, the dramatic sky is a wonderful combination. When I went there I took some nice photos there were a beautiful light check my Instagram for more. These days here in California is unusually raining a lot, which is very good for the earth everything around here is now way greener and beautiful! Usually the hills where I go hiking are dry and the vegetation camouflage with the dirt and rocks at this moment it is so green like rarely I have seen, so I went to take some photos there too I will post them here next time. For today enjoy this beautiful ocean’s sunset! And you can also see me in action trying to capture the moment! ❤
Until next time I wish you a great week I better go back to paint now! 😉 ❤
today I have a happy news, something nice to share with you. I am announcing the launch and opening of my second ETSY Shop “CAROLINARUSSOART“ where you can find most of my visual Art especially my paintings and illustrations, digital art, photography and more…I have listed at the moment a nice selection of my latest work. I invite you to visit and if you own a Etsy Shop please follow me there and add me to your favorite, I will do the same for you.
A gift to celebrate the Grand Opening of my new shop, I am offering a Coupon Discount of 15% Off on everything listed in the shop at this moment! ❤
If you ever would like one of my Limited Edition Art Prints now is a good moment! If you do ever think to make a purchase, please you are invited to use
>>>>Code OPENING15 during your Checkout! This discount is valid only for purchases made on the new ETSY Shop!
As most of you know I already have one Etsy shop dedicated to my Jewelry Designs and is “YESTERDAYAFTER” where you find most of my Jewelry creations for an artist is good to have an online presence in different platform art need to be seen and shared. ❤
I also remind you that my main Store Online is here on my Blog! ❤
Here you can straight purchase all my Art that you see in my Portfolios and in all the Galleries, everything. You can also order custom and personalized creations. I accept commission, you can interact and connect directly with me in real-time. If you like my art style get in touch if there is an idea or something you would like Custom-made, we can discuss it, if you are a writer I can create your book cover or if you are a musician I can create your album cover and so on I love to create unique art and touch the life of others with it! Please visit my Custom Art page for prices and details.
As an Independent Artist when you make a purchase here on my Blog you have the direct connection with me and you fully support my Art.
With much love and appreciation wish you a great week!
As always I love comments!
my dear Blog bro Rich at wafflemethis1 have been so kind to nominate me for the #Gettoknowme tag. I haven’t done anything like this in awhile since my Blog become a Blog Free Award, but this is a cute way to #gettoknowme a little! 😉
1. Share your profile picture if you have one.
1. Who are you named after?
Well I got my name from my grandmother on my father side.
2. Do you like your handwriting? Yes, I do like it pretty much!
3. What is your favorite lunch meat?
I made decision to don’t eat meat anymore so my go to lunch is plant-based fresh food or fruit, or, I love raw Portobella mushroom the big ones topped with some avocado or other things, believe me they are like a good sandwich and delicious!
4. Longest relationship?
(@_@) LOL! ❤
5. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes I still have them!
6. Would you bungee jump? I don’t mind to fly, scuba diving and other activities… but sorry I wont bungee jump! I don’t trust the rope!
7. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t it depends of the shoes.
8. Favorite ice cream?
I used to love Rocky Road or walnut flavor or fruits. Right now I make my own vegan ones 😉
9. What is the first thing you notice about people? There eyes, as they are considered “the mirror of the soul” you can read many things into the eyes of a person ❤
10. Football or baseball? Definitely Football, the English version (soccer) I grow up in Italy and there soccer is number one sport.
I like active sports I grow up training as Tennis Player for a looong time. Baseball is nice but too slow of a game for me and too long.
11. What color pants are you wearing?
I am wearing black leggings.
12. Last thing you ate?
Green beans salad
13. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
I love all the shades of Blue
14. Favorite smell? The smell of the ocean, or the rain, and a delicious cooking apple cinnamon pie!
15. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
My Mom in Italy.
16. Hair color?
17. Eye color?
18. Favorite foods to eat?
Big salads filled with fresh greens, vegetables, strawberries, apples, walnuts, dry cranberry….
19. Scary movies or happy endings? Happy Endings ❤
20. Last movie you watched? The Abandoned.
21. Favorite Holiday?
The Beautiful Christmas.
22. Beer or Wine?
I don’t drink much but I like both.
23. Night owl or early bird? Ohhh I am a Night owl, I love to create in the quite of the night!
24. Favorite day of the week?
Now that I am a full time artist any day of the week is the same and a favorite it only seems that I need more days 😉
24 1/2. Which three of your favorite bloggers you would like to know more about?
(if one of you was tagged already just forget it).
today Charlie’s February prompt list says “BIRD” and I am joining doodlewash
I made it late evening…. but I made it! Here is my Southern California Bird I don’t really know what kind but I have seen many that look like this maybe he is a Finch I don’t know but what I do know is that I enjoyed to paint him! ❤
My interview with Music Composer and independent Artist James Radcliffe.
I am so happy and grateful that I was able to do this Interview!
Today I am very pleased to introduce you with James Radcliffe a wonderful multi talented Artist, a dear friend from the music world and part of our community. James is an independent artist a music composer from the beautiful land of Scotland.
Thank you James for your precious time doing this interview with me. I love to give the opportunity to get to know you and your art.
Let’s start with the questions:
For the reader that doesn’t know you and your music, can you please introduce who is James Radcliffe?
I am an independent artist based in Edinburgh Scotland. I make music, I write, I take photographs and perform live. In the last 4 years or so, I have built a grassroots social media following in excess of 100’000 people. This is what allows me to make art as a living.
Your music has a very distinctive sound and style, when listening it brings you in far away places, almost out of this world. Can you describe your creative process and what prompt inspire you while creating? And how do you categorize your genre?
First, thank you very much, I take this as a great compliment. It is hard to nail down a creative process, as much of it is a mystery. I will say though, that there are two main phases: the creative phase and the craft phase. The work is usually born from a kind of state of mind which is outside of time, when I am fully absorbed. The craft is where I take the pieces of rock and polish them into something beautiful. I cycle back and forth between these two until the work is finished.
You just released your new beautiful and fantastic Album ” Murder The Impossible” can you tell us your feelings and meanings behind it?
Murder the Impossible was a collection of tracks that I worked on in a very specific way in the studio. It took me over a year to get them right. Each of the tracks was aimed at a specific feeling, for example, the first track ‘World Enough and Time’ was aimed at the feeling of ecstasy I get from truly great music. One of the reasons it took me so long, is because I played all the instruments, including the cello, and did all of the studio work.
What is your creative Dream Project?
The thing that I am working on right now. One of the great things about being independent is that you get to choose exactly what you want to work on.
What is happening at the moment? Are you working on any new ideas? Do you have in plan for any live gig?
A lot of stuff is happening right now. I am generally always working, on new ideas and current work. I think I am going to do something quite exciting and new for my next project, which I may release quite soon. I am also playing with the idea of taking all my music off the internet.
Live performance will definitely be happening soon. And I am looking into touring options as we speak.
This question is very personal and introspective, I love to ask this to artists. If you describe or picture your inner soul, how will you describe it? And what color it would be?
Like a roiling ocean. And black. Black as strong coffee.
I hope that you enjoyed this interview and to get to know James better, or, to discover him today. Please support his art and wonderful music, visit his Blog he would love to ear from you. A special thanks and best wishes to James Radcliffe for all his projects! As always I am happy to read your comments, let me know what you think about this interview!
Thank you for reading and have a wonderful week! ❤
today Charlie’s February prompt list says “FOSSILS” I am joining doodlewash
This month I am pretty busy with some commission work and other painting projects but I always love Charlie’s monthly adventures that I will join in here and there during February Today is about Fossils they are an amazing testimony of our mother nature a testimony and evidence of forms of life prior the human history of billions of years. I love fossils I find them very fascinating and I use them when I create for my “Among Nature” Jewelry Collection which is only created with nature founds elements, rare pieces that I often have found in special places. Some of my designs are created with fossil seashells. Today I loved to paint my fossil! ❤
Today painting is about a portrait that I am working on. What you see is a work in progress. That’s why I only posted a small section of the face just to anticipate what I am working on. This is a portrait inspired by the words of a beautiful song. I will post it when is completed and I will add the words that inspired me. The portrait Is in black and white and gray, no colors, another limited palette between wash and ink.