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
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!).
🖤 DONATIONS WILL GO TO:
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!
❤ 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
END of YEAR SALE!
Hello dear friends, I am having a Sale visit myETSY Shop! My Sale just started on December 28, 2019 — December 31, 2019. 30% Off on everything in my Shop. This is my bigger Sale of the year! I also offer Free Shipping within USA for $35 orders it cannot get better than this! ♥️ Don’t miss out if you have your eyes on something that I have created! Visit my Shop I hope that you find something you love!
If you like to purchase any of my Limited and Open Edition Prints during the next days the 30% Off discount would be automatically applied during checkout until last day of sale on December 31! In my Shop you find listed lots of work a variety of Limited and Open Edition hand enhanced Signed Prints of my original watercolor paintings. Most prints are available in two sizes Limited Edition 8×10 inches or the Open Edition are 5×7 inches. In case you don’t see what you had your eyes on, contact me!
THANKSGIVING is Coming Soon this Thursday! It’s Holidays Time!!! ❤
ART SALE Cyber2019: I am having a 8 Days Early Black Friday, Cyber Monday Sale visit myETSY Shop! My Sale just started tonight November 25, 2019 9:00 PM—December 3, 2019 9:00 PM Last Day of Sale is December 3. Don’t miss out if you have your eyes on something that I have created! Sale includes my collection of prints from Inktober – Mabsdrawlloweenclub Series I have created in October! Check out my Shop hope you find something you love!
If you like to purchase any of my Limited and Open Edition Fine Art Prints during the next 8 days the 20% Off discount would be automatically applied during checkout until last day sale on December 3! These days are the best time now to shop my art for the Holidays, shop for early Christmas gifts to your loved ones or for yourself! ❤ Always think at shipping time don’t shop too late remember I do “hand enhance each print” to make them unique and very special for you! A little extra time is needed! The Best idea “ORDER NOW” for timely Christmas deliveries! ❤
❤ IMPORTANT CUTOFF DATES: Holiday Orders November 30 would be my last shipping date for my Holidays Christmas Prints for “International Orders”.
Within USA last day to order Prints would be December 15 earlier the best!
Holiday 2019 Shipping Cutoff Dates United States Postal Service Domestic shipments (continental US) USPS First Class Service: December 20 USPS Priority Mail: December 21
In my Shop there are listed lots of recent work and not, you find a variety of Limited and Open Edition Signed Prints of my original watercolor paintings. Prints are available often in two sizes 8×10 inches or the Open Edition are 5×7 inches including my October paintings created daily for Inktober and Mabsdrawlloweenclub challenges. In case you don’t see what you had your eyes on, just contact me!
Thank you so much for following my Art and choose to support me and my small business, if you do, know that your support is truly precious and means the world to me! ❤ ETSY Shop CarolinaRussoArt
Wish you all the friends in USA and not a wonderful and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
No matter where you are is always great to Give Thanks!
Wonderful Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, 90s Shoegaze pop music artist, has organized a Charity auction fundraising for the new UK, Devon’s Deaf Academy project to open on April 2020. Rachel Goswell is personally involved with the Academy and sensitive to the problem of hearing impairment because affect her 9 years old son Jesse. Rachel and her husband Steve Clarke recently formed “The Soft Cavalry” released their debut album which includes the song “Bulletproof” and the interesting and beautiful Video performed by the duo in sign language.
Rachel Goswell expressed her motivations behind the Bulletproof video in a press release: “For a long time now I have wanted to do a video that incorporates BSL (British Sign Language) due to my son being Profoundly Deaf with no hearing. He also has additional needs with CHARGE Syndrome that brings many added complications. I live within two worlds both Hearing and Deaf; and have learned a lot in the last nine years about the many barriers Deaf people can face in our society. One of the main points I was taught very quickly is how music is accessible to Deaf people. Of course music can be felt through vibration but visually I feel so much more could be done to enhance the experience. We made this video with the support of Sign Up BSL to translate ‘Bulletproof’ so that the song flows properly in BSL. Sometimes with signing videos – they can be a literal translation of the words (Sign Supported English) which will make little sense to the Deaf viewer. Our hope is that we have achieved this and also that one day as my son gets older and develops his language skills he will be able to understand this song.”
During the past couple of months since Rachel announced the donation of one of her guitars, numerous bands and artists connected with her. She gathered and will auction off amazing generously donated items from great bands, musicians and creative artists. The auction lots includes unique Music and Art collectibles, memorabilia signed items, screen prints, set lists, shirts, jewelry, signed albums and lots more. Just to name a few, Rachel Goswell donated one of her loved guitars signed by Slowdive members, the band also donated a variety of rare items. A long still growing list of over sixty unique items is ready for the upcoming auction, includes donations from The Cure, Cocteau Twins, Mogwai, The Cult, Low, Ash, My Bloody Valentine and many more.
I am honored that I was able to contribute and donate my art for this great cause, give help for deaf children to have a new beautiful place. I have donated two prints a “One Of A Kind” Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my recent watercolor paintings a portrait of Robert Smith “THE CURE” and of Frightened Rabbit -Scott Hutchison Tribute. Prints are OOAK Hand Enhanced with gold ink and feature hand written words from favorite songs! Since Rachel shared them on her Instagram I can share them here in preview.
Auction will take place in few days on eBay. Bidding open on 14 November through 24 November 2019, you will find a direct link to the auctions on the Deaf Academy website at newdeafacademy.org.uk all the proceeds are donated for this great cause 🖤
Auction will be run via eBay, and lots will go live between 4pm-11pm UK time on 14 November
Here there is the list of almost all the wonderful unique items up for auction including mine.
Alabama Shakes – set list Alcest – bundle including LPs, book and distortion pedal American Football – tuning chart, set list & handwritten signed lyric sheet for ‘I Can’t Feel You’ (signed by full band and Rachel Goswell) American Football – tuning chart and signed LP Angel Olsen – ‘All Mirrors’ limited edition clear vinyl Ash – bass drumhead Ash – set list Ash – signed snare head Beach Fossils – vinyl bundle Carolina Russo – Robert Smith fine art print Carolina Russo – Scott Hutchinson fine art print cEvin Key – bundle including Skinny Puppy tour poster, signed t-shirt and Download LP Chapterhouse – Die Die Die t-shirt Chapterhouse – Freefall t-shirt Chapterhouse – Mesmerise tour poster Chapterhouse – signed Pearl 7″ Chapterhouse – Whirlpool poster Chas n’ Dave – signed poster Cocteau Twins – framed poster David Bowie – ‘Ziggy’ screenprint, by Argentinian artist George Manta Dead Oceans/ JagJaguwar/ SecretlyCanadian – vinyl starter kit from these 3 labels, including signed LPs from bleached, Shura, Slowdive and Alex Cameron, and LPs/7″s from Angel Olsen, Phoebe Bridgers, Bon Iver, Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band and more… Devendra Banhart– screenprint, by Argentinian artist George Manta Ed Harcourt – set list Editors – Black Gold vinyl test pressing Erased Tapes – the bundle from this independent record label includes a selection of signed records & sheet music from Penguin Cafe, Hatis Noit, Douglas Dare, Peter Broderick, Nils Frahm, Ben Lukas Boysen & Masayoshi Fujita Foals – screenprint James Bates prints– ‘Trust in me’ screenprint James Bates prints – ‘Smiley Smile’ screenprint James Bates prints – ‘Transmission’ screenprint James Bates prints – ‘The Soft Cavalry – The Soft Fuzzlets’ screenprint Japanese Breakfast – bundle includes baseball cap, two pins and signed CD of Soft Sounds from Another Planet Keane – bundle including signed 37″ drumhead, tour poster, eco bag, water bottle and badge set Low– bundle consists of Mimi’s signed mallet and brush, End of the Road set list and End of the Road screenprint poster Lush – lyric book Manic Street Preachers – Leeds set list Manic Street Preachers – Newport set list Middle Boop fine art prints – ‘Be Excellent to Each Other’ screen print Middle Boop fine art prints – ‘If you put your mind to it’ screen printMiddle Boop fine art prints – ‘Stay Out of Trouble’ screen print Middle Boop – Weird World Cup coasters Mogwai – signed cymbal Mogwai – signed Vox Phantom guitar My Bloody Valentine – bundle consisting of signed white label vinyl remastered release of Loveless, a black Loveless t-shirt, a signed vinyl copy of the re-mastered Isn’t Anything, Isn’t Anything t-shirt, signed copy of mbv on vinyl, mbv screenprint tour poster, and a Devi Ever FX Vintage Fuzz Master pedal signed by the band Nick Mason – signed poster Peter Hook and the Light – signed set list and drumsticks Pet Shop Boys – USA edition of Pet Shop Boys, ‘Actually’ vinyl, signed. Richard Hawley – set list Sharon van Etten – Leeds Uni screenprint poster Sharon van Etten – bundle including Remind Me Tomorrow vinyl and CD, and signed art print of album cover Slowdive – Gordon Smith guitar, signed by the band Slowdive– 2017 tour poster signed by Rachel Slowdive– Green Man festival screen print Slowdive– Green swirl t-shirt Slowdive – Just for a Day t-shirt Slowdive – photo print by Drew Reynolds Slowdive – ring and candle bundle Slowdive – Slowdive Buenos Aires screenprint Slowdive– Slowdive Souvlaki long-sleeved t-shirt Slowdive – Slowdive Souvlaki short-sleeved t-shirt Slowdive – rarities bundle – highly collectible from Rachel Goswell’s personal collection.
Comprises of: Original Press Photo from Souvlaki era for SBK Records; Sunday Records – Blue Flexi disc featuring “Take Me Down” & “Beach Song” originally recorded in 1988; Very early Slowdive Demos Cassette, featuring ‘Love Me”, September Chills” and “Jesus”. (All items signed by Rachel) Slowdive – ‘Sugar for the Pill’ 12″, signed Sonic Cathedral Singles Club – limited edition subscription of 7″ singles, artists include Slowdive, Luna and Andy Bell Sylvaine – Bundle of: Silent Chamber, Noisy Heart signed LP, Wistful and Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone signed digipak CDs, Silent Chamber, Noisy Heart limited edition signed cassette tape, & Sylvaine art print, complete with lyrics of “Mørklagt” handwritten on the back Tanya Donnelly – Handwritten signed lyric sheet for ‘Christopher Street’ Tanya Donnelly – Handwritten signed lyric sheet for ‘The Bees’ The BlackRyder – bundle consisting of limited edition Vinyl of both albums – The Door Behind the Door & Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride (Plus CD) (Included are hand written lyrics by Aimee for songs on both records), and two t-shirts – 1 x Medium (Ladies), 1 x Large (unisex) The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary signed 12″ with lyrics written by Ian Astbury on the inner sleeve – from Ian Astbury’s private collection The Cure – two anniversary box sets, signed by Robert Smith The Fall – set list from Exeter Phoenix gig 29/11/2010 The SoftCavalry – bundle consisting of a vinyl test pressing of the debut album by The Soft Cavalry signed by Steve & Rachel, and hand painted artwork ‘The Soft Fuzzlets’ The Specials – The Special AKA Supersize artist proofby Morgan Howell Trafford Parsons – Princess Leia Rebel Rebel silk screenprint by this UK-based artist Wayne Hussey – Zoom A2.1u pedal, signed Will Young – set list, Plymouth 25/11/2011
All items have been kindly donated and all proceeds from this sale will go directly to Exeter Deaf Academy (registered charity number 1124523). Monies raised will go towards the building and fit out of a new world-class Deaf academy, providing a unique deaf friendly designed learning and living space for Deaf children and young people, supporting them to thrive.
I am sure this Charity event would be a great success!
A Special Thank You to Rachel Goswell
October 31, here in USA is Halloween! Happy Halloween everyone!
I decided to have a Celebration with you guys and what a better way than have an Halloween Meet and Greet? I haven’t host one in awhile! I hope you’re in…leave a link not just a “Like” it won’t do much!
Meet and Greet, discover new bloggers and make new friends!
Please everyone engage to one another, leave your Blog link below into the comments…
and if you really want to help this event to be successful please your share and reblog is very much appreciated and a great way to have your Blog discovered and get to know new ones! Thank you in advance!!!
About me… as you have seen from my latest posts, this Month of October I had lots going on artistically. I have been drawing and painting every day participating to two great challenges combined together! #mabsdrawlloweenclub2019 and #inktober2019 it has been an amazing month, artists worldwide have been sharing their daily creations and today is last day of this amazing event. I will post my last drawing later on. This is my fourth year to complete the challenge! If you follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart than you have seen it! Because I have posted there all of my painting on time!
❤ All my paintings from this Inktober challenges are now available for Pre-Order as Limited and Open Edition Signed Prints. They are hand enhanced, two sizes to choose, you can order and reserve your favorites here in my Blog BlogShop.
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.
Yes we are getting close to that special time of the year that gather artists all over the world together for this beautiful drawing challenge. Are you getting ready for Inktober 2019? I am brainstorming at the moment about how I like to take the challenge and plan my series.
Time goes fast and this is my 4th year of InkTober, I will do all my best to create something interesting and to be able to complete the 31 days. This year I have been busy with my art and collaborations and accomplished nice thigs. If you are new to InkTober this is a great challenge that help to refine your sketching skills, stimulate your creativity at drawing and help to get you in a habit and routine to work daily. This is a great challenge for experienced artists and beginners. Anyone can participate you can choose to follow the official prompt list or make your own!
Today Jake Parker the illustrator creator of Inktober just released the new “Official Prompt List 2019” and I love to post it here so that you have some time until October 1st to plan and get ready!
2017 I have Joined two amazing challenges InkTober and MabsDrawlloweenClub that is a little on a more spoocky – Halloween theme prompts 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 plan idea to enable me to join daily both challenges at the same time creating one drawing. And well it was pretty challenging, not easy but I wanted to make it harder and more challenging to stimulate creativity 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 just launched! And if you like see more click the link of my Gallery Inktober+ MabsDrawlloweenClub 2017
2018 Last year I have joined again the two challenges, I really love both and the community of participating artists around these two challenges. I didn’t want to miss them so I’ve participated with my hybrid mixing the two prompts and my own hashtag is #drawlloweentober you can see my Gallery Inktober+ MabsDrawlloweenClub 2018
Today Settember 1st 2019 were released both challenges Official Prompt Lists. Right now I have time to think and plan my way to drawing for these challenges! Here there is the MadsDrawlloweenClub prompt list 2019
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 andRrules: 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 challenge! I would be Sharing my progress on the Blog and daily on Instagram @carolinarussoart I would be participating again to MabsDrawlloweenClub2019 challenge like the past two years. Visit Jake Parker website for more details, videos, inspiration and lots to learn.
If you like to join the challenges don’t forget when you post your drawing online always add the hashtags #INKTOBER2019 #INKTOBER if you choose Mab Graves challenge add #mabsdrawlloweenclub2019 and if you add watercolor hashtag #worldwatercolorgroup 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 the end of this long post! ❤
You can find some of these drawings available in my ETSY Shop
I hope that artists here on WordPress will join this challenge with me,
I wanted to write this detailed post early to give you time to get organized and prepared for October!
Now let’s get the supplies ready! Choose your sketchbook,
ink pens, watercolor and all you need.
Leave a comment let me know if you intend to participate.