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Weekly Photo Challenge: “I’d Rather Be…” Creating

Forest Goddess – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today weekly photo challenge for  The Daily Post  theme  is ““I’d Rather Be…” and my answer is Creating!

I love to create my art and express my creativity in many different ways, I am a full-time artist and I love what I do. For me there is not much of “I’d rather be” because I try to create art every day! I am a watercolor painter, an illustrator and jewelry designer, I love photography and digital photo manipulations. I also like to write poems, haiku and short stories.  

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This is me on the beach in action with my camera trying to capture the moment…

Me on a Malibu Beach – California

This is one of my photos I love the ocean, sunsets and stormy skies

Majestic Ocean – Photo ©Carolina Russo

I love to create photo manipulations and I have created a Collection titled “When Nature Meets Humans” this Portrait title is “Proud” I like the Concept to mix Nature with Humans and create a unique One of a kind Digital Portraits. This is my evolving  idea and concept to combining the beauty of Nature with Humans telling a story in the form of Visual-Art, combining and blending a number of different photos in one unique portrait. Each photo has a meaning that tell the Portrait story. You can see more of this collection here and in this Gallery.

Proud – Digital Portrait ©CarolinaRusso

Nature is my biggest inspiration in everything I create…

 

Rose Quartz Dome Ring

I also love to create jewelry for  my “Among Nature” Jewelry Collection.
The nature is my greatest inspiration for my Jewelry Designs. I often use found in nature objects hand-picked by me in special places I visit.  All my creations are made using only beautiful natural gemstones, seashells, fossils, woods, bone and crystals which  I combine with precious and semi precious metals.

Hands  – Jewelry Design Rose Quartz Dome Ring – Photo ©Carolina Russo

 

Sometimes I write when words are whispered to my soul…this is one of my poems

Hands

Artist precious hands,
intensity and love givers.

Hands guided by a heart pulse,
forging and hammering metals,
holding precious stones.

Inspiration from the soul,
happiness  and art givers,
emotions in a motion of senses.

stroking brushes fulfilled with passion,
dripping water on white paper,
splashes of colors take forms.

Ink tears into the unknown
a creation is born.

-CR

First Published on Visual Verse Anthology on 11/6/2016

Copyright© Carolina Russo

If you would like to read more of my poems you can read them here

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Until the next post, I wish you a great rest of the week! ❤

 

Thank You!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Story – “Memories from the Ocean”

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Weekly Photo Challenge!  The Daily Post
The theme for this week it is beautiful and inspiring and is “Story”
We all can be story tellers in many ways, as an artist I love to tell stories creating my watercolor paintings or through my designs, jewelry creations  and photography.
This week “Memories From The Ocean” is the theme of my Story!
The ocean it is a wonderful place where I love to be, often I am lucky to find beautiful nature pieces to use for my Jewelry designs.

Pacific Coast – California –  Photo ©Carolina Russo

“AMONG NATURE” Jewelry Collection
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Fossil seashells, Drift Wood, Red Coral

Unique one of a kind Keepsake Jewelry “Memories From the Ocean”

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Memories From The Ocean Necklace ©CarolinaRusso

Today I am going to share one of my jewelry design and unique creation.

“Memories from the Ocean” Necklace

This beautiful one of a kind necklace is part of a new concept I am launching here.
This concept is about creating unique Keepsake Memories Jewelry with found objects.
I love bringing to life unique jewels created with objects found in our precious nature.

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Beautiful Finds

For this necklace I used beautiful founds  from the Ocean. Drift wood, fossil seashells, red coral. Pieces of seashells smoothed and shaped from years and years of ocean’s erosion. The uniquely shaped piece of driftwood, was, what inspired me to make this statement necklace right at the moment I found it on a beautiful California beach.  I left the wood natural just like I found it, I didn’t want to add any oil or wax because the wind and waves did their beautiful work of natural art.

Majestic Ocean – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Whenever I go, I am always looking out for interesting pieces of nature, treasures to keepsake and add to my collection and use them later for my art and creations. This way every design it is One of a Kind and has his own story behind it and I love that!

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Memories Of The Ocean Necklace ©CarolinaRusso

For this necklace I used Copper wire left natural and not oxidized, so that the time will create the natural patina on it. I have created three hanging pendants with pieces of natural gemstones, Red Coral, Amazonite and Agate, three faceted Crystals, yellow Citrine, Smoky and Clear, a Fossil Seashell piece with a natural hole and an Abalone piece. This combination of pieces is beautiful and the gemstones colors  perfectly remind the ocean water. I wrapped the copper wire to the driftwood following the natural curves and holding the pendants. A tan color flat suede adjustable leather cord is the finishing touch for this unique  necklace.

All my Jewelry Designs are single pieces created to have a life and standing on their own beautifully in their unique and unexpected combination of natural elements. My work is made as Custom Order can be purchased and Ordered here on this Blog or if is listed on my Etsy Shop.

I also accept custom orders creating a “Keepsake Memories Jewelry” a design piece with your own special memories or found objects in nature, or not I can create your own story. If you are interested in a special piece don’t hesitate to Contact me.

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Keepsake Memories Jewelry Collection ©CarolinaRusso

I hope that you enjoyed reading this post and as always I love to read your comments! ❤
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“Keepsake Memories Jewelry” Design
©Copyright Carolina Russo

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Making Art From Nature Finds

Ink Drawing on Eucalyptus Bark – ©Carolina Russo

Today I am happy to share one of my latest work. I have been busy with some interesting commissions that I will reveal very soon in my next coming posts.

In the mean time, today I like to share what I have created out of a beautiful nature find, a unique piece of “Eucalyptus Tree Bark” I have found this piece near the tree where it belonged, it did speak to me and I took it.  I love the shape is not a flat piece it is curved and is about 13 inches long and 4.5 inches wide in the widest part. This piece is in perfect conditions the grain has a lovely natural white patina.  I did nothing to it than just passing a soft cloth to brush off eventual dust. Sorry I haven’t taken a photo of the natural bark before drawing, I guess I was too excited and inspired to start working on it.
What turned out is a mysterious face and ethereal portrait, created with only a black and a white Ink pens. I loved and enjoyed drawing this piece very much.  Following the natural grain of the wood  and letting the curves lead my drawing allowing this face to come alive and out to us. It is a one of a kind piece, I don’t have a title yet but you all can help me to find one, you can tell me  in the comments what do you see in her expression? What she is telling you? Your help is very much appreciated and together we can find a title for her.

Ink Drawing on Eucalyptus Bark – ©Carolina Russo

Nature is a great source of inspiration in many ways and especially in Art because it stimulates your creativity helping you to relax and feel grounded. When you are able to feel connected with the earth,  you are and feel centered and balanced letting go negativity no matter what’s going on around you. I love nature in all the aspects and benefits it give us. I based my life on nature and natural remedies to take care myself health wise and successfully. I enjoy always time spent outdoor it is so precious walking in the wood or enjoying a walk on the shore near the ocean, I like hiking and exploring places in appreciation of what often we take for granted.

Ink Drawing on Eucalyptus Bark – ©Carolina Russo

Nature is precious and inspire me in many ways and in all the mediums I work with. I am always on the look out to find interesting things that I can create with. I also have based my whole Jewelry Collection on nature. I am so happy when I can find interesting and inspiring pieces as gift of nature to collect and create with.
I love leaves, tree bark, gemstones, fossils, sea shells, driftwood, flowers, branches and more. I love to salvage these precious finds and give them a new life and purpose through my art.

Ink Drawing on Eucalyptus Bark – ©Carolina Russo

 

Details about my drawing:
Ink drawing supplies used: ink pens Micron Black ink #03 and #05,  UniBall Signo Angelic Colour White pen, Eucalyptus Tree Bark approx. size 13 × 4.5 inches.

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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!

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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Day 22 #WorldWatercolorMonth

 

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

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


– Lighthouse (Rhode Island) –
Day #22 World Watercolor Month

This is Day #22/31 of the World Watercolor Month  I love Lighthouses seascapes are so beautiful! Today I searched for inspiration and I came across beautiful images of Rhode Island a US State in New England lots of lovely views and places. I found a beautiful photo of a lighthouse located near Newport. That was my inspiration for today painting.

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

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


Details about my watercolor:

watercolor outlined with  black pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #01 pen. Painted over Arches  watercolor paper  grain fin cold pressed 300g 140lb

Visit my World Watercolor Month  Gallery

On this page there is my Gallery starting on July  1st to display all my daily paintings for the July World Watercolor Month Collection 2016!


SALE:
 All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints.  In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting.
Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal  contact me to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.
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Day 21 #WorldWatercolorMonth

Day #21 - Plumeria and Jewelry - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #21 – Plumeria and Jewelry – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 
– Plumeria and Jewelry –
Day #21 World Watercolor Month

Day #21 - Plumeria and Jewelry - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #21 – Plumeria and Jewelry – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

This is Day #21/31 of the World Watercolor Month  today I attempted to paint one of my own creation and Jewelry Design. I love the “Fossil Seashell Necklace” and when I created the design for the launch  I took this photo with the plumeria flower, this photo is pretty much everywhere over my social media profiles picture as symbol of my Jewelry  Collections and of yesterdayafter.com today I took it as reference photo for my watercolor painting!  The Fossil Seashell Necklace is available in Limited Edition on my Etsy Shop.

Fossil Seashells Necklace

Fossil Seashells Necklace


Details about my watercolor:

watercolor outlined with black and blu  ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #01 pen. Painted over a cold press 140lb watercolor paper pad!

Day #21 - Plumeria and Jewelry - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #21 – Plumeria and Jewelry – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Visit my World Watercolor Month  Gallery

On this page there is my Gallery starting on July  1st to display all my daily paintings for the July World Watercolor Month Collection 2016!


SALE:
 All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints.  In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting.
Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal  contact me to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.
to help children !
15% Proceeds will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to help children ! ❤ 

 

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WorldWatercolorMonth

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Enjoy this great month!

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A Photo A Week Challenge: Out in the Country

Over the Hills

Over the Hills  (California) – Photo ©Carolina Russo

 

Green Hills after the  rain - Photo ©Carolina Russo

Green Hills after the rain (California) – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Today Photography Challenge “A Photo A Week Challenge”  hosted by Nancy Merrill Photography  the theme of this week is “Out in the Country” these photos were taken in two different times and seasons, during my hike on a trail over the hills here in California. Difference between the photos, the first one taken at the end of the Summer, the hills were pretty dry and all was of a rich brown color, the second photo is on the same trail just a different spot in Spring a day or two after the rain all is beautifully green!

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Wish you a great week!

Thank You!

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A Photo A Week Challenge: Hands

Hands

Hands – ©Carolina Russo

Today I came across this beautiful Photography Challenge “A Photo A Week Challenge”  hosted by Nancy Merrill Photography  the theme of this week is “Hands” and I loved to participate with one of my photos!  The hands in the photo are my own featuring one of my jewelry design the Rose Quartz Dome Ring.

Wish you a great week!

Thank You!

Thank You!

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New Design – Love and Peace Necklace

Love and Peace - Design ©Carolina Russo

Love and Peace – Design ©Carolina Russo

Today  I am very happy to introduce a new jewelry design of a powerful necklace that I created few weeks ago inspired by the soul of my dear friend Jessica.
I named this necklace “Love and Peace” and it is part of the Among Nature Jewelry Collection 2016.

It has been quite some time that I haven’t post any new Jewelry Design for my Collection, is because at the moment I have been watercolor painting and creating in Digital more. As you all know by now especially my long time followers and friends here on the Blogosphere I like to work and create with different mediums,. There are certain times where I focus on different things and experiment new creative techniques.

Love and Peace - Design ©Carolina Russo

Love and Peace – Design ©Carolina Russo

I loved to create this design and working with the wire for this vertical gemstones pendant that brings meditative and calming feelings. The Pendant is the focal point of this necklace and is completed with a leather tassel.

I used a selection of  natural pale Rose Quartz  gemstones paired with two faceted Czeck smoky crystal beads.

“LOVE” – Rose Quartz is a natural gemstone known also as the Love Stone…
this beautiful crystal emits strong vibrations. The energy that emits clear and purifies, opening the heart to promote love in any situations. Wearing jewelry with rose quartz helps you to feel self-worth love, the vibrations are believed to be calming and relaxing and protect from negativity

I like Rose Quartz, the lovely pale pink color and the translucent transparency inspire me with my designs creating  jewelry that’s connects with the beautiful energy and vibrations this stone has.

The Wire used is silver plated copper.  A tan color flat suede leather cord complete this adjustable necklace.  This necklace match with my other designs where I used Rose Quartz gemstones. All my creations are made with natural gemstones and are single unique pieces, they can be combined or stacked together check my Jewelry Portfolio for more designs and possible combinations also here below in the gallery some of my suggestion for same style designs or stackable ideas:

TheLove and Peace” necklace is available in Limited Edition
for the price of $45 shipping included within US I also ship Worldwide (contact me for shipping rates).

Details…
All my Jewelry Designs are single pieces created to have a life  standing on their own beautifully in their unique and unexpected combinations of natural elements. My work is made as Custom Order made on order and can be purchased and Ordered  here on my Blog  YesterdayAfter.com  or on my Etsy Shop 

If you are interested on a purchase here on the Blog please don’t hesitate to let me know first  Contact me ✿⊱

I hope that you enjoyed reading this post and to know more about how my jewelry designs are created and inspired.

As always I love to read your precious comments!

Thank you for sharing my Art!

 

“AMONG NATURE” Jewelry Collection 2016
Jewelry Design Inspired by Nature

 

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