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And The Giveaway Winner is…

And The Giveaway Winner is…

Hi everyone,

few days ago in my previous post I happily announced and welcomed you to the “Launch Party” of my new redesigned Blog and Shop here on YesterdayAfter!

In my post I announced that I would issue my first GIVEAWAY here on my Blog!

The prize is a surprise and it is one Limited Edition Signed Fine Art Print from my Collections that I will pick and choose for the lucky winner.  The winner will only be able to see the print when is received.

These were the rules to be able to participate:

1) Like this post  and make sure to leave me a comment it would be your entry for the Giveaway!
2) Follow this Blog
3) Like my Facebook Page
4) And follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart

I want to thank everyone that stopped by but not everyone did follow the rules! 🙂

Well between all the people who stopped by, many left just a “like” which I appreciate it very much but only nine people did followed the rules, and “Left A Comment” they are entitled to participate to the random ruffle, the likes alone aren’t a valid entry for the Giveaway!

As promised on Monday I randomly picked the Winner!
My photo shows what I did, I wrote the nine names in each paper, folded them and placed in the little dish, I have moved them around, closed my eyes and randomly picked one.  With my great surprise and happiness I found out that the Winner is:

And The Winner is…

Congratulations! The lucky Winner is…..Marjorie Mallon

my  dear friend and follower, Author Marjorie Mallon, I am very happy to gift her this prize! This brings a nice smile on my face because this is just a very nice coincidence! Marjorie and I had a wonderful collaboration this year, she released her new YA Fiction Novel “The Curse Of Time – 1 Bloodstone” and I have created two Character’s Design paintings that are published in her paperback and Kindle editions! Give a visit to her Blog and you will know all about it! Or you can read my Interview to her!

Thank you all for the participation! Wish you a great rest of the week!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Mystical Multitude is a Winner for Untwine Australia #newbeginnings

Mystical Multitude – Original Watercolor Graphite ©Carolina Russo

Hello friends,
I hope you all had great Holidays with family and loved ones. The 2018 is here!

A new year is a fresh start for a new beginning, hope and realization of dreams, may the beginning of this year fill you with love, inspiration and new strength to succeed in what you love.

Today I have a wonderful news!
I am so happy and honored to announce that I am one of the six “Winners” chosen by UntwineAustralia participating to their first word prompt Contest for 2018 @untwine.australia #newbeginnings  I have participated on Instagram posting my Watercolor – Graphite painting “Mystical Multitude”.
This Contest was open to writers, artists and photographers, inspired by the combination of Words with Images. I love to write Poetry, Haiku and Short Stories when they are whispered to my soul. As a Visual Artist this time I decided to only post my painting as the speaking image. In art often you no need words the painting will speak to your soul and you will read what you feel into it.

Mystical Multitude
 this is my meaning behind the painting, is inspired by how our emotions are flowing together in our reality, how feelings can transport us in many directions and how much we emotionally change. This portrait shows three different faces of women, but in a mystical and dreamy way it represents one person, the same woman in different moments and emotional state of her life, going through, transformation and changes”.

I felt that this painting was perfect to visually  illustrate the prompt word “New Beginnings” and I am so happy that Untwine Australia like it too! ❤

Utwine Australia – Winners

Yesterday I was tagged on Instagram with these two beautiful posts!


Thank you so much Untwine Australia, Untwine.me for loving my Art as much to make me a winner of #newbeginnings
A special thanks goes also to the wonderful Editor in Chief,  writer Jennifer Calvert of Ink And Quill

A great start of the year THANK YOU!

This painting is available in Limited Edition Fine Art Signed Prints if anyone is interested just Contact me directly ❤

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com


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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!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Awards, Life, Uncategorized

The Respect Award…

Clarion Alley 2012

The RESPECT Award

by Robert Goldstein

and….
I’ve given you my “Respect” Award for fellow bloggers who consistently reach out to other bloggers, offer support, are kind, struggle to understand differences in people, and who treat themselves and other people with kindness and respect.
You don’t have to do anything for this award.
You can choose to copy the Award Picture from my post and give the award to the people who have earned your respect or you can do nothing.
This is my way of saying thank you.
You have earned my respect.

Today Robert Goldstein surprised me with this beautiful Award that he created!

I am very thankful to be nominated with such gratefulness and kindness from Rob and I am very happy and so honored to be included in the first run of this award with all the other amazing Bloggers in his nominees!
Rob has been always a nice friend into the blogosphere since the beginning we came across each other a BIG Thank you Rob!!! 🙂

And here are my nominees (Many that I wanted to nominate, were already nominated by Rob!)

Robert Goldstein
The V-PUB
Ritu
Ewian
Joleene Naylor
Mark Lanesbury
Trini Lind
Corinneonline
OM
Dream Big
Anna
Sarah
Krista Kemp
Wafflemethis
Syl65
Rita
Michael
Jennifer Calvert
Marissa Bergen
Philip Edwards
Wilsonnagaba

Awards, Messages to readers, Uncategorized

Starlight Blogger Award…and a Special Thanks to many….

Starlight Blogger Award 05/30/2015

I am truly honored for all the Awards I received from all of you and for the last two special nominations received for this Award. My thanks go to Erika Kind and Krista Kemp my two sweet sis and very inspiring friends here on WP. Please visit their Blog for great readings. I will answer the questions for last nomination received from Krista.

 “I got it back home! My created and launched “Starlight Blogger Award” I am so happy and proud that during last months this award went very far around, awarding many Bloggers all over the world. Means a lot to me knowing that my YesterdayAfter Blog is loved, inspiring and brings light to someone soul and to all the wonderful Bloggers that included me in theirs nominees I am very
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This is the reason that last June inspired me for the “STARLIGHT Blogger Award” is the Award that I created  to honor those individuals who are considered The light emanating from the stars the bloggers that brings daily light into your soul with their creativity,  Blogs you love to read, listen and visit daily!
I Issued this Award as token of love, appreciation and encouragement, so please spread the love pass this to other deserved Bloggers!

  • Nominations Rules:
    Nominate your 6 favorite bloggers!
    In your nominees I would like for you to think at the light emanating from the stars the ones that truly touch your soul with their work, the ones that are the light for you a true STARLIGHT Blogger.

  • Rules for the STARLIGHT Blogger Award:
    Thank the giver and link their Blog to your post.
    Answer the 3 questions given to you.
    Please Pass the award on to 6 or more other Bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated by you.
    Include the logo of the award in a post or on your Blog please never alter the logo and never change the rules.

  • Please don’t delete this note: the design for the STARLIGHT Bloggers Award has been created from YesterdayAfter.com is a Copyright image you cannot alter or change it in any way just pass it to others that deserve this award – ©Copyright 2015 YesterdayAfter.com – Design by Carolina Russo


Originally Posted Questions from Krista:

1: What is the #1 item from your bucket list that you HAVE to do before you die?

Well it is not easy to answer because I have many numbers in my bucket list, but surely I would love to have a home immersed into the nature near the ocean or in a forest!

2: What do you do to spoil yourself?

Anything that make me feel good and happy!

3: What is one embarrassing moment from your past?

I don’t really remember that I ever had embarrassing moments, maybe just when I moved to US in the beginning I had some silly moment with my english that wasn’t fluent. English it is my second language, so forgive me you all for some of my mistakes while writing! 🙂

 

Questions for my Nominees:

1) Can you describe a side of your Personality that we don’t know?
2) Did you found peace in your life? If yes explain how..
3) Can you write an inspiring quote in your own words?


And my Nominees are:

destinationenlightenment
Souldiergirl
mohnphoto

Trini Lind
Days of Stone
roamwildandfree

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A Special Thanks goes to…

During the past couple of months I have been nominated multiple times for these beautiful Awards  listed in the gallery below.
I am truly Honored,  Thankful, Grateful, Appreciative and Super Happy that I have been included in all the nominations. I am so sorry that I had no chance and time to reply and answer to all the questions posted for each award and fulfill the purpose. Since I am so honored I decided to thanks and link in once all of you that nominated me THANK YOU!!!!

The Dragon Loyalty Awards
Erika KindR.GoldsteinFrench55Ms. KKrista Kemp

Starlight Blogger Award
BellaBounce

Sunshine Blogger Award
Krista Kemp

The Versatile Blogger Award
MommysPinterest
Erika Kind

The Creative Blogger Award
Joleene Naylor

The Wakuwafu Award
wafflemethis

I apologize if I forget anyone else that nominated me during the past months!

 

Awards, Events, Uncategorized

Beacon Blogger Award

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Sorry if lately I haven’t had time to respond to all the other beautiful Awards I have been nominated. I am always honored to be considered in nominees.

This wonderful Beacon Award surprised me today! I want to thank so much for considering my Blog I am very honored and I appreciate greatly my awesome and fun Blogger friend Wafflemethis 

His Blog is very nice and interesting give him a visit!

This award is for the people who light up our WP world that bring love affection and purpose to our blogosphere.

 

The Rules:
Acknowledge the person who gifted it to you.

Pass it on to one or two folk of your choice.

If you’re not an awards person then consider it a gift.


My nominations are:

CELONA’S Blog

Reflections of the Heart

 

Awards, Uncategorized

The fire of a Dragon…

Today the fire of a powerful and loyal dragon led me to the:

Dragon’s Loyalty Award
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First of all I thank so much Erika Kind for considering and nominating my Blog
for this beautiful and great Dragon’s Loyalty Award!

The rules:

  1. Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
  2. Pass the award on to other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated.
  3. Give 7 facts about yourself.

Ok let’s face the fire and see what 7 facts I can get for you:

1) I have been surronded by Art all my life my father is an amazing Artist and Oil Painter some of his beautiful painting are here somewhere in US, and in other Countries, he used to sell in a Gallery that was exporting Art from Italy to all over the world. He has been also winner of several Art shows.
This is just one of his beautiful paintings:

Roses E_Russo

2) I have been practicing sports pretty much all my life. I have been a Tennis Player! I started to play Tennis at the age of 7 years old, until I was 18 years old, I have been playing seriously in Teams doing all the National Italian age appropriate tournaments and won several of them! 🙂
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3) One of my first passion in Art beside the love for drawing, has been and still is Fashion Design. I started to create fashion clothing for my Barbie Dolls, they were my inspiring Muses. I was able and loved to create beautiful dresses from scrap of fabrics, I was years ahead with the up-cycling…:-) I learned all the secrets to perfectly sewing from my mom, that was precious to me to learn such a great skill, that was perfect for my passion, and benefit me later in life as useful for my Fashion Design freelance, and job positions as Fashion Expert for several nice brands. I have in my plan for the future, to add to my Jewelry Collections also some unique and one of a kind fashion designs Collection.

4) Talking about Fashion my favorite store here in US which I loved as soon I discovered it is:
Anthro LogoIt was love at first sight for me, their products clothings and home decor style are beautiful! I had the privilege to work for them, and I loved it! I always enjoy visiting their stores, they have amazing layouts and displays, there are several stores opened in Europe too.

5) I am a Mom and I have a wonderful and beautiful 11 years old daughter:
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6) I am Italian and who doesn’t like Italian food!!! I love to cook, and I am creative also while cooking I don’t like too much to follow recipes, I mean I do…but I like to put my own twist to it and also I love to create my own dishes from scratch!
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7) And for last fact…hmmm…let’s say…I leave it for as surprice for the next time! LoL

 

And right now my nominees are:

The V-PUB

Krista Kemp

Joleene Naylor

Sarang – Wall of Wonders

CELONA’S Blog

Purpleanais

Thanks Erika again for this beautiful Award!
Right now with those 7 facts you guys got to know something more about me!!!
Go around and give your nominees…