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Welcome April! Coupon for my Jewelry

My Watercolor and my Jewelry

Welcome April!

The Circle Of Life

During this month I like to invite you to visit my Jewelry Etsy Shop  I am offering a Coupon and if you ever need anything, a gift to yourself or to someone special, Easter and Mother’s Day are coming soon, just a hint 😉 and some ideas here it is enjoy a 10% Off for the whole month of April include custom orders and commissions!
If you make an order please use Coupon Code: APRIL2017 during checkout! ❤

Wish you all a wonderful month!

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1000 Milestone And 2 Years Blog Anniversary!

Golden Sky – Photography ©Carolina Russo

Hello everyone,

today I am celebrating a special day for me, something that I would’ve imagined was ever possible! Two years ago I started this Blog in connection with the opening of my first Etsy shop for the launch of my Jewelry designs collections. Yes today is “YesterdayAfter two Years Blog Anniversary!” ❤ So much has happened during these two years lots of new experiences, lots of art,  lots of amazing connections only possible because this Blog. So much appreciation and encouragement I have received from all of you that follow me and so much encouragement I have the opportunity to give  to support, inspire and motivate others that crossed my path here, it is so beautiful! Having this Blog became part of daily life there is so much work behind it but I love every minute. This is my open window to the world, the opportunity to fly and share my art , my photography, my poetry and everything I am doing in all my creative ways.

Congratulations on getting 1,000 total follows on YesterdayAfter!
Your current tally is 1,004.

 

Two days ago I received from WordPress the message of this beautiful milestone of 1000 Follows today are already more. I cannot believe it! I would love to have all the 1000 in one place, it is lots of you and I truly want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, without you all this wouldn’t be possible! Thank you for taking your time whenever you stop here to see or read what I post,  thank you for leave me your beautiful comments and thank you for your amazing blogosphere friendship!
It is not about any number, I am very grateful for each one of you that from time to time showed a presence and that presence is telling me “I am here I like what you’re doing” this it is a great motivation for me and keep me going! I also want to thank everyone that purchased my creations supporting my art and my dream, it means the world to me since I am an independent full-time artist and will not be possible without your support! During the two years I have come across a wonderful group of artists and  together we are the “world watercolor group is nice to do challenges together, I have participated to beautiful worldwide art challenges like the World Watercolor Month, InkTober when I created my character ©Ylia and many more. I came across great Literary and Anthology Press and I had several of my poems and short stories published, also I have participated to Poets For Peace and have my poem “Peace” published in their Anthology. I am so happy about that.  Thank you to everyone that featured my Blog and interviewed me I am so grateful! I loved to Feature Blogs and inspiring people and once in a while lately I am interviewing other inspiring artists, bloggers, music composers I will keep doing this. As today I have more than 500 posts, 11.000 of comments and close to 50.000 views it’s amazing. I only mention these numbers to inspire new Bloggers that here great things are possible there are many of my blogger friends that have numbers way bigger than mine and I repeat is not about the numbers, but about your passion to love what you’re doing and that passion shows and shine out and that is what matter, love what you do no matter what if you have 1 follower or 50,000, keep spread love, shine your light and inspire others!

Stay connected and have a great weekend!

 

Thank You!

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My Lighthouse painting found home in Scotland!

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Day #22 - Lighthouse (Rhode Island) - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Lighthouse (Rhode Island) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

– Lighthouse (Rhode Island) –

Today I have a nice news to share with you!

My watercolor painting “Lighthouse – Rhode Island” was created last July 2016 during my participation to the first edition of the  World Watercolor Month  a worldwide challenge that did bring together artists from all over the world to create 31 paintings in 31 days. My Lighthouse is actually available in Limited Edition Art Prints on my Etsy Shop Carolina Russo Art  one of prints just Sold recently to a dear friend Whafflemethis part of our Community here on WordPress. I love Lighthouses and seascapes they are so beautiful bring calmness and meditative feelings! When I painted the Original watercolor, I searched for inspiration and I came across beautiful images of “Rhode Island” an US State in New England, lots of lovely views and places. I found over a Google search a beautiful photo  of a lighthouse located near the city of Newport. That was my inspiration for my painting I have posted the photo below for you to see (sorry I don’t know the photographer name to give credit).

Day #22 - Lighthouse (Rhode Island) - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
WWM Day #22 July 2016 – Lighthouse (Rhode Island) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Here is the photo that I have received this morning, the painting is beautifully framed in a cherry wood frame,  looks great in his new home in Scotland. Rich aka wafflemethis recently ordered the art print with the option upon request to have the painting mounted with a matt which I personally prepare. This is an option that I offer for a small difference of price to Limited Edition Prints, so that the print when received is ready to be framed. We decided for a blue matt because  brings out greatly the colors of the painting and match with another “Lighthouse” painting of mine that he previously purchased, and I am sure they look great together.

Lighthouse – Rhode Island – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

This is the reference photo I used to create the painting in my vision and signature style.

Reference photo –  Rhode Island Lighthouse (Photo Credits Google Search).


Details about my watercolor:
watercolor painting is outlined with black ink pens. I used  French Artist grade Watercolors Sennelier, Ink pen Pigma Micron Black #01 and a Pentel Prera fountain pen. Painted over Arches watercolor paper grain fin cold pressed 300g  140lb


Limited Edition Art Prints of this painting are available on my Etsy Shop!

 

 

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Have a great week!

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Spring a Blythe Inspired Art Portrait

Spring – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

       
 Happy St. Patick’s Day!

Today My watercolor painting is the portrait of “Spring” a lovely and delicate creature, she has lovely long green hair braided with flowers and beautiful intense big blue eyes. I am inspired by the unique and beautiful Art Dolls custom-made for collectors. Better known as “Blythe Dolls” I love to paint and drawing Blythe dolls they are really pretty and one of the characteristics is that they have an over sized head and large beautiful eyes over a smaller body which make them a great subject for Pop Surrealism Art. Blythe dolls from years acquired a cult following of collectors, photographers and artists around the world. It’s always a joy to paint a portrait inspired, I came across lately to other artists following this inspiration and it is amazing that Blythe dolls acquired a cult following of collectors and eventually, photographers and artists around the world, if you are not so familiar with this you can read more about it here on Wikipedia.

My painting portrays an image of the coming Spring Season with her vibrant green hair and fresh flowers she is just there in the grass enjoying the beauty of a sunny day and I think she is also perfect to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day I wish to all of you a great one!

Details about my watercolors:
 This watercolor painting is outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier,   Ink pens used are a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib  and a COPIC Multiliner #00.3 and 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 here on the Blog Art Prints   or on my Etsy Shop
Custom Portraits like this one, are also available for Commission Contact me for details.

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

 

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Have a wonderful day! ❤

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Tribal Necklace – Love and Clarity

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Love and Clarity Necklace – Tribal Collection Jewelry ©CarolinaRusso

This is one of my Jewelry creations, it is a necklace part of my Tribal Collection of Jewelry Designs.
I love to create unusual jewelry, with uncommon shapes and style, reminding the Tribal Talismans.
I named this necklace “Love and Clarity” because some of  the beautiful gemstones meanings.

Tribal Necklace -
Tribal Necklace – “Love and Clarity”

Positive energies are loaded in the natural gemstones and crystals as components of this organic necklace.

LOVE and CLARITY
LOVE and CLARITY

This necklace feature wire-work wrapped around the gemstones and to the suede adjustable leather cord.
There is a sliding Turquoise Centerpiece that allow to wear the necklace in different ways just moving it.

Tribal Love and Clarity
Tribal Love and Clarity

A sophisticated accent to the primitive Tribal look is given from the beautiful variety of gemstones –
Rose Quartz Beauty and Love – Blue Quartz Harmony and Clarity – Agate Strength and Acceptance –  Mother of Pearl  Protective and Calming –

Crystal Amplifies – Turquoise Courage and Protection.

You can see it on me, I have one for myself!
I wore it when I had a meet up with some of my dearest Bloggers friends here on WordPress as you can see,
the necklace has a unique look that can change moving the Turquoise center piece up and down can turn in a choker or in an asymmetrical necklace.

More similar designs would be created and added time to time to this beautiful collection, so far there are three designs, this is the second.
The first one was this the “Strength And Harmony” necklace,

Strenght and Harmony
Strength and Harmony

and there is also a third one part of this collection the latest created is the necklace “Love and Piece”.

Love and Peace

And the story will go on….

If you like one this is a Limited Edition only few would be made! For pre-order purchase read here if you want to purchase here on the Blog or go to my YesterdayAfter Etsy Shop 

Thank You!

Photography and Design by ©Carolina Russo “Tribal  Jewelry Collection 2017” –  yesterdayafter.com

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Warm – #WorldWatercolorGroup

     

Warm – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


– March Challenge:  Paint What You Love!

Today prompt list for the monthly challenge at doodlewash is  “WARM”  I am joining in.

Today the word warm made me think at many of you out there that still have snow lately (you know I love snow!)  I have seen via social media lots of snow here in US, in other States than where I am, which is sunny and a little bit too much warm now for the season, over  80 degree feels like Summer during day time, especially this week. The weather has been little crazy playing hot and cool after the needed rain we had two weeks ago. Seems next week we will cool down!
Today painting is more of a cute illustration and is inspired by the latest snow, and my little girl need to keep warm! This is a quick one that I sketched very fast on my Hobonichi Planner!

Warm – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Details about my watercolors:
 watercolors are outlined with black pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  Ink pens used  Pigma Micron Black ink #02 and a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib. I painted on a Hobonichi Planner (Japan) over Tomoe River paper a very thin, lightweight paper great for fountain pens and not so wet watercolors.

You can see more of my Paintings visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries you find  them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.

All my watercolors 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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Have a great week and stay warm! ❤

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New Release – Gooddess Of The Night – #WorldWatercolorGroup

     

Goddes Of The Night – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


– March Challenge:  Paint What You Love!

hosted by Charlie’s at doodlewash today I am not following the prompt list, but I am joining with the release of my new painting.

After all, the theme of this month is “Paint What You Love” and so I did, creating my new painting titled “Goddess Of The Night” this painting is also inspired by my character ©Ylia and the Series created during my participation to InkTober 2016.

Goddes Of The Night – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Details about my watercolors:
 watercolors are outlined with black pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  I use the set l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box,  Ink pens used:  Pigma Micron Black ink #02, a Copic Multiliner #03, a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib and a Pentel Pocket Brush. I painted on a mixed media paper sketchbook size 8.5 x 11 inches.

You can see more of my Paintings visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries you find  them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.

All my watercolors are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints 

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

 

#WorldWatercolorGroup

Have a great weekend!

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