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ART SALE in my Etsy Shop!


Day 5 Build - Huntress_s1
– Huntress ©CarolinaRusso


Hello dear friends,
I am having a quick ART SALE in my Etsy Shop 15% Off Storewide! Mother’s Day is coming are you in need of some gift ideas? Check out my
ETSY Shop!
My Sale just started today April 21 ends Tomorrow April 22nd! 

This is a FLASH two Days Sale it ends tomorrow! Hurry if you would like to visit! I have restocked the Shop, my watercolor Fine Art prints are available in two sizes 8×10 or 5×7 Consider that all my prints have my last hand touch on it they are “Hand Enhanced” one by one. You receive not a normal print, but it has my hand work on it with black ink and subtle highlights with gold or silver! 
 Also you get Free Shipping within US with $35 orders! 
❤ 15% Off Discount would be automatically applied during checkout! 
I ship everything with USPS First Class.


Thank you always for following my Art and choose to support me as an artist and my work I am so grateful for you! ETSY Shop CarolinaRussoArt

Wishing you all a wonderful week shine your light!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Happy Easter!

I hope that wherever you are you’re having a peaceful Easter Day!
I like to share with you this beautiful quote:

There is a voice that
doesn’t use words.
-R U M I

Thank You!

Copyright ©Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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A Gathering of the Tribe

Time ago  I came across this beautiful and intense short film by Charles Eisenstein and I love to share it with you here. If you haven’t seen it already please take ten minutes of your day and watch it. It’s very powerful it will touch your heart and emotions! ❤

“You Are Not Alone” 

I wish you all a great 2/22/2022

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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ART SALE in my Etsy Shop!


Cyber Week Sale 2021

Hello dear friends, I love to share my early birds Sale with you!
ART SALE I am having a Sale 20% Off Shop – wise! If you love my Art don’t miss it, please visit my
ETSY Shop! My Sale just started November 17 to December 1

This is a rare two weeks long Sale! I have updated and restocked the Shop, includes beautiful New Christmas Art and Cards, lots of my watercolor art prints are available in two sizes 8×10 or 5×7 inches you find new and older work!
If you would like something arriving on time for Christmas, “Now” is the time to order and save! Also you get Free Shipping within US with $35 orders! Consider that all my prints have my last touch on it they are “Hand Enhanced” one by one you receive not a normal print, but it has my hand work on it and a subtle highlight with gold or silver! 
20% Off Discount would be automatically applied during checkout until last day sale on December 1!  These days are the best time to shop my art for the Holidays, shop online for early Christmas gifts to your loved ones or to treat yourself! In case you don’t see what you had your eyes on, just contact me!
Always think at shipping time don’t shop too late remember also the Postal Service possible delays.

IMPORTANT CUTOFF DATES:  Holiday Orders December 1 would be my last shipping date for my Holidays Christmas Prints for “International Orders” I hope they will arrive on time I suggest to shop as early as possible.
Within USA last day to order Prints would be December 12 earlier the best!
I ship everything with USPS First Class Service

Christmas Cake Cards

I like to highlight my Official Christmas Card 2021 available now in my Shop!

Thank you so much for following my Art and choose to support me as an artist and my small business, if you do, share or purchase know that your support is truly precious and means the world to me! 
ETSY Shop CarolinaRussoArt

Etsy Christmas Banner 2021
Wishing you all a wonderful and Happy Holiday Season!
No matter what’s happening in the World always remember to listen your intuition and to shine your light!

Thank You!

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A Tribute to Tigger – Pet’s Portrait

Tigger Tribute and Daisy Mae

Hello friends,

Today I am happy to finally share this lovely watercolor painting I recently created!
This is one of my latest commissions I have been working on. About a month ago I was kindly requested to create a “Pet’s Tribute Portrait” in loving memory of Tigger, the adorable gray Tabby cat you see in foreground of my painting. The sweet lady that contacted me is a follower Blogger Crystal she loves my art since last year she was the winner of one of my Giveaways. She requested this painting because this year on September 11th was the five years anniversary since Tigger crossed the rainbow bridge.  Crystal followed my World watercolor month during the month of July and saw several animals I have painted. The Squirrel, the Owl,  they lead her asking me if I do paint cats and of course I do! I said yes!
I am not new to custom Pet’s Tribute paintings. I asked her to send me some photos and she explained to me her request. She sent two photos of her cats, the ones you see here below.  


Tigger and Daisy Mae (his sister from different parents), the two cats grow up together.  Crystal at first requested two paintings, one for each cat, then during our talking ideas via email exchange, she thought that would have been great to have one painting featuring the two cats laying together. I agreed, that was the best idea as I could envision it already in my mind, we agreed on everything and that was it! From these two simple photos, my only references I was able to reunite the two cats in my painting. Crystal loved it!  I am so glad and happy that I I was able to make her happy. I love animals very much their love to us is unconditional and amazing.  I lost several loved pets myself,  I carry them all in my heart.
I am always open to commissions requests like this one, to honor the memory and life of a loved pet.

Daisy Mae

I loved to paint Tigger and Daisy Mae and once again I want to thank Crystal for loving my work and wanted me to create this painting! Thank you!

If you would like a Tribute pet’s portrait in loving memory of your lost pet or a portrait of your living pet for questions, details and price Contact me here on my Blog or send a custom request on my ETSY Shop  I would be happy to discuss your idea!

Here you can see only few of many other pets tributes and portraits I made throughout the years.


Artist  supplies and details about my watercolor painting
The Original watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used MICRON Black ink #01 and 005 . A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Pencil.  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Canson Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 8×10 inches . For Highlights and Stars I have used gold and silver ink.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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INKTOBER 2020 – October Drawing Challenges Official Prompt Lists

October Challenge

31 Days 31 Drawings”

Since 2009 in  October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

InkTober 2020
October is coming soon! And it means that artists around the world will participate to this great and inspiring drawing challenge.  This is my 5th year of InkTober, I will do all my best to create as much as possible and I hope to be able to complete the 31 days.  This year honestly I have no idea how I will approach the two challenges! Usually in the past few years I have followed the Official prompt lists and to make it more challenging and intriguing I combined the two challenges in one, combining the prompts! Not easy to do. Sometimes the two prompts aren’t a good match but that’s were creativity do the magic! Right now, I am navigating ideas  trying to make plans, not sure I want to combine the two challenges together. If not, I need to pick one, or not follow the official prompts and make my own list….lots to think for me! Your suggestions are welcome! ❤

Jake Parker the illustrator and creator of Inktober  released the new “Official Prompt List 2020” and I love to post it here so that you have some time until October 1st to plan and get ready!

Inktober 2020 Official Prompt List

My Inktober history:

2016  following the “Official Prompt List” I have created a “Fantasy Character Design”  which I love, her name is ©Ylia.  I have illustrated her adventures inspired by the daily prompts and developed her character and story throughout the month. If you follow me from the last 4 years, then you should remember my character Ylia,  the pic below shows one of my entry and you can see her. If you like to see more check all the other entries about her on my InkTober 2016  Gallery:

Day #12 – WORRIED – InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

I had fun to create ©Ylia, she is a futuristic kind of “Superhero Warrior” with a nod to the past, she is a Messenger of “Love and Peace” and a creature of the universe that fight for the universal love. Most of my drawings were accompanied by quotes and Haiku poems that I wrote. Maybe one day I will publish an illustrated book of @Ylia Adventures! I would love that!  We will see what the future brings!

2017 I have Joined the two challenges InkTober and MabsDrawlloweenClub this one is a little more spoocky – Halloween theme prompts are created by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves!  My daily drawings were inspired by the combination of the two challenges daily prompt words creating my own hybrid challenge “DrawllooweenTober”  yes this was my idea to enable me to join both challenges daily creating one drawing. And well it was pretty challenging, not easy but I wanted to make it harder to stimulate creativity in a different way and I made it! The outcome was a lovely collection of dark themed spooky drawings which I am very pleased!

My drawing “Frankenstein Bride” of this series become my first Die Cut Sticker

And if you like see more click the link of my  Gallery Inktober+ MabsDrawlloweenClub 2017

Day #2 Goblin Divided – Supplies

2018 I have joined again the two challenges, I really love both and the community of artists around these two challenges. I didn’t want to miss them so I’ve participated with my hybrid mixing the prompts and my own hashtag is  #drawlloweentober  you can see my Gallery Inktober+ MabsDrawlloweenClub 2018

INKTOBER-MabsDrawlloweenClub 2018
Day 29 – Double, Mary Shelley ©CarolinaRusso

2019 Once again last year I have combined the prompts of the two challenges here you can see some of my drawings! To see all the drawings visit my Drawlloweentober 2019 Gallery

InKtober – Mabsdrawlloween club 2019

Settember 1st 2020  both challenges Official Prompt Lists were released on September 1st. Here there is also the MadsDrawlloweenClub2020 Prompt List  artist Mab Graves list is always inspired and dedicated to the Halloween theme.

Mabsdrawlloween 2020 Official Prompt List

My Favorite Supplies:
I use  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,   Pentel Aqua Brush – Bee Paper for Watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches . Micron or COPIC pens Black, Brown, Dark Red inks #01, #005, White SAKURA Gelly Roll pen, Pentel Pocket Brush blak ink, ALVIN Mab Graves Draft/Matic Pencils , Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks.
(FYI This is not a sponsored post I purchase all my supplies and I am sharing what I like and use)

My Supplies!

Join us: these Challenges are open to anyone that love sketching with ink pens and if you’re member of the #worldwatercolorgroup you’re free to add a dash of watercolor. I hope that some of you will try this and join me and thousands of other artists around the world. You don’t have to be drawing every day if you don’t have time. You can drawing every other day, or every few days, or one entry a week! Doesn’t has to be a complicate drawing, it can be a small sketch, it will help you to develop a habit and refine your skills. Btw if you’re not crazy like me you don’t have to participate to both challenges just pick one! 😉 Good luck everyone hope to see you in October!

Here is the INKTOBER Story and Rrules:
Illustrator Jake Parker is the creator of this great challenge and initiative started in October 2009. Jake created InkTober as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. Here are the Official Rules:
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it*
3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2019
4) Repeat
That’s it! Now go make something beautiful.

I am very excited to join once again and participate to the challenges! I would be sharing my progress here on the Blog and daily on Instagram @carolinarussoart  Visit Jake Parker website for more details, videos, inspiration and lots to learn about Inktober.  If you like to join these challenges don’t forget when you post your drawing online always add the hashtags #INKTOBER2020  #INKTOBER  if you choose Mab Graves challenge add #mabsdrawlloweenclub2020 and if you add watercolor hashtag  #worldwatercolorgroup2020 post your ink drawing online on your Blog and/or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter…add all the tags to any place you share your drawings online! Phew….I made it to the end of this long post! ❤

You can find some of my past Inktober drawings available as Open Edition Signed Prints in my ETSY Shop


I hope that artists here on WordPress will join this challenge with me,
There is time to get organized and prepare yourself for for October! Please share your plans or ideas I would love to know!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Hello friends,

I invite you all to my ETSY Shop LABOR DAY SALE! Today is last day! Don’t miss it!
I have updated my ETSY Shop added more fun Halloween theme drawings and not. There are also some Original watercolor paintings and about 85 prints of my paintings are available as Limited and Open Edition, hand enhanced by me and signed. Now everything in my ETSY Shop is 15% Off today is last day! Free Shipping within US eligible on $35 Orders! I do ship internationally for a very small fee! If you make a purchase the discount it’s directly applied at checkout  and is valid for a “Limited Time” Sale ends September 7 (Today) this is a great opportunity for you to get my Art Limited Edition Prints or more the more economic Open Edition Signed 5×7 prints!

For this special update I have listed “New Work” and some favorites less recent work!

♥️ Hurry if you like something! Support your Artist your love is very much appreciated ❤

You find Limited and Open Edition high quality Prints, Hand Enhanced and Signed by me Prints are available in two sizes and prizes to choose which is best for you, it is a great opportunity if you had your eyes on my work! Please check out now before is late my CarolinaRusso Art  ETSY Shop!

My CarolinaRusso Art ETSY Shop!

I hope that you find something you love! If my art brings you happiness and you would like to support me to keep going it means the world to me!

Reminder: In case you don’t see listed what you had your eyes on, you can make me a custom request, just contact me!


Thank you so much for following and sharing my work! ❤

Wish you a wonderful weekend!

Thank You!

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New Shop Opening! Celebrate with me

Hello Everyone,

today I have an announcement my REDBUBBLE Shop is finally OPEN! ♥️

It was a long time that I was planning to open a second online shop and I am happy that after a lots of hard work I made it happen! Redbubble  is a global online marketplace for print-on-demand products based on user-submitted artwork. It is a nice platform for independent artists to have a shop and submit their art made available on an array of beautiful products.   My Shop goes by my name CarolinaRusso.redbubble.com  you all are invited to visit. I have selected some of my artwork and created few nice Collections. I uploaded some work in different mediums watercolor paintings, digital Art and my Photography. I will keep adding more, this is just to begin.

You will see my art on T-shirts, I suggest you to check out all the products!
Home Decor,

and lots more great items, you need to see it!

I am sure you will find some of your favorites of my paintings and if you don’t find the one you had in mind you can always contact me and I can make it available in the shop!

I will keep uploading more design! Please give it a visit, my Shop is new and lonely and if you visit leave likes and favorites, some love would be very much appreciated and will help with exposure. With this shop I  earn  commissions any purchase, will support me and my art!

Just a note on the side: My ETSY Shop continue to be open and I just made an update. There is the place where I can have a direct contact with you. When you order my Limited Edition Prints which I personally print, hand enhance them with my hand drawing work on it, I pack and ship them to you in this shop I do 100% of the work by myself ❤

If you have a Redbubble  shop, please Follow me I will Follow back!

Thank you let me know what you think about my new shop!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Together from home…Meet And Greet!

California Sunset Photo ©Carolina Russo

Meet And Greet!

Hello everyone,
hope to find you well during this very weird time. How is your Summer going? How are you coping? Are you still here on the Blogosphere?
After a long time, today I have decided to host a Meet and Greet event, why not? I love to hear from my old blogger friends and welcome new ones to introduce their blogs. I hope that you like the idea to reconnect or get to know new bloggers, especially if you’re new to the community don’t be shy! Please join in, leave a comment and your Blog link! If you already follow me then you know that I am an artist and lately I am busy participating to the World Watercolor Month Challenge 31 days 31 painting! This month I have posted almost every day you can see my paintings for the challenge here in my WWM Gallery

At times, I miss the weekly Meet and Greet sessions that I used to host a few years back regularly on Friday, at that time we enjoyed the event ongoing for more than two years straight! Great connections were made. My long time followers and friends sure remember about that nice and successful event!

  • How to make today a successful  “Meet and Greet” I need everyone help here there are few rules: 
    Whenever you see this post I invite you to leave a comment and your Blog link. “Not just a like”,
    be interactive, otherwise there is not purpose on doing this!
    I am giving the opportunity to help bloggers to connect and have some new followers!
    Please tell us what are you up to, or leave the link of one of your latest blog posts! And if you’re new here, please briefly introduce yourself and your Blog, leave the link, so that we can visit you! Please Read through the comments, engage and visit blogs and meet other awesome bloggers, leave comments and a follows, share on social media it will help!
    I am sure everyone will appreciate it! This is a great way to help each other to grow our blogs, meet new friends and share what you love!
    Follow me I will follow back!

❤ About me lately I have been busy creating my Art and I am focused on developing new ideas! Working on my watercolor paintings and  Illustrations and I am experimenting work in Ecoprinting. My door is open, I love to collaborate with writers for illustrations and working on commissions!

I have updated my Etsy Shop  with more recent and older work you can find my Limited Edition Hand Enhanced Prints and some of my Jewelry designs check it out! ❤

I am very happy that today you found your way here if you are an old friend I am so grateful for you! And welcome if it’s your first time visiting my Blog thank you so much for stopping by I hope you enjoy my art feel free to browse around and come back to visit!


Meet and Greet is a great time to connect with new and old Blogs!
I like to give thank to all my “New Followers” and to the ones that are still here from long time following my journey!
Thank You! ❤

Stay safe during these shifting times, stay balanced, grounded and always seek the real truth! ❤
Take care!
Please Share, Reblog, Twitt, Pin, anything is great!


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Thank You!

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Tears In The Fire

Tears In The Fire – Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a great start of the year!
I know lately I have been pretty quiet and didn’t post here on the Blog as much I’d like to. I took a break to recharge my creativity.  I didn’t know how to feel in this beginning of the year, there is so much going on in the world.

Today post is about the release of my new watercolor painting with the title Tears In The Fire this is my first painting of the 2020 and it is very special to me.
I feel so much sadness for the heartbreaking situation affecting Australia from months under the catastrophic wildfires that is destroying, animals, wildlife, natural habitats, and people.  Sidney University experts estimated that over 1 billion of animals has tragically perished it’s heartbreaking!

I gave the title Tears In The Fire because I can only imagine how much, tears, pain and suffering these beautiful animals are going through. My painting is dedicated to the wonderful Koalas 🐨 and to all the rescuers that are helping and caring daily for them to heal painful burnt paws and injuries and to all the other animals in desperate need of care surviving this horrific fire.

I hope that my painting can rise awareness and give a tiny contribution to support the wonderful Koalas and wildlife victims in this terrible time for them. I love all the animals and now they needs our help, together we can make a little difference in their recovery. Since I was a child I dream to one day being able to hold a lovely Koala in my arms! I hope I will one day! ♥️

Prints of my painting are now available for purchase as Open Edition signed and hand enhanced in size 5×7 and 8×10 inches please visit my >>  ETSY Shop

Tears In The Fire – Open Edition Prints from Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Fundraiser for Australia Koalas Rescue Bushfire relief I will donate
70% of the proceeds from the sale of this print! (The 30% left would be for supplies to make the prints I wont make any profit!).

I have decided to split the 70% between two great not for profit organizations they are doing an amazing job to save Koalas and wildlife animals and will continue to do so.
🖤 50% goes to Port Stephens Koalas   NSW – Australia
🖤 20% goes to WIRES Wildlife Rescue

NOTE: Each print is “Hand Enhanced” with inks is like a semi original you don’t receive just a normal print but it has my hand work on it!
Print is signed and printed one by one in studio by me on a beautiful paper, and looks great framed, the one in the photo below is mine I had to have it on my wall!
Prints are unframed but ready for you to add one.

Thank you in advance to anyone that decide to purchase this print your support for the cause is precious. I need your help or I can’t do this by myself! 🖤
So far only one print sold thanks to  Christiane a wonderful soul in Germany! 

Tears In The Fire – ©Carolina Russo

❤ Details about my painting:
Watercolor painting,  Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens. Fountain pen Pilot Prera fine nib.  Ink pens used PIGMA Micron Black ink #01 and 03, Micron dark red ink #1,  Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed.

Please visit my ETSY Shop if you would love to have a print of my painting and join me to help save these magnificent creatures!
❤ Feel free to contact me if you have any question Contact

For more of what I am up to daily, follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

To all my friends and followers in Australia please be safe!
Have a great weekend everyone I will post updates, always thank you for sharing ❤

Thank You!
Thank You!

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