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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.

❤ Visit my Etsy Shop for more ideas! Just updated there are lots of new work listed as Limited Edition Signed Prints of my original watercolor paintings.

 

Thank you so much for following and sharing my work your support means everything to me! ❤

Wish you a wonderful day!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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My New Poem – Abstract Dream – Published on Visual Verse Anthology!

 

Image by Candice Seplow

 

VisualVerse Anthology

VisualVerse Anthology

 

Visual Verse An Anthology of Art and Words

 


Visual Verse Published my New Poem “Abstract Dream”!

 

This month I have participated to the  monthly writing event that brings together Art and Words on VisualVerse.org Anthology Press.
Today my new poem was published!

The image  that you see here above is the starting point assigned this month by Visual Verse it is a challenge, you have one hour to write between 50 to 500 words. I had to write inspired by the image. I like to participate to this writing event, I find it to be very interesting and challenging for me that I am a visual artist and I love to illustrate and combine images with words.

I am happy to share this with you all! This is a nice achievement of my creative writings. My poem is now part Visual Verse Anthology Literary Press and  published on another of their Chapter.

You can read my poem here:
  Visual Verse  Anthology – Vol. 05 Chapter 03 –  “Abstract Dream” Page 82

This is my sixth Published piece on Visual Verse!

Here you can read all my published poems and short stories:  visualverse.org/writers/carolina-russo/

This is a link to the Archive with all the images and writings published until now!

 

I am so happy that my writings are included in this innovative Anthology Press, this is another way for my voice as an Artist to be heard.
I hope that you enjoy my poem! Please let me know what you think your comment means a lot to me!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

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My 5.7.5 Haiku “New Year” is now Published on Spillwords Press

 

Original Watercolor Painting by ©CarolinaRusso

 

Today is another great day!

spillwords.com

“home for all that live and breathe words, spilled or inspired,
through literature of every genre, from writers and poets of every walk of life”

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Today I am very happy  to announce that my 5.7.5 Haiku New Year illustrated with one of my watercolor paintings is now Published on Spillwords Press and is part of the new project “Reading Sunday” I am so honored and happy to see two of my creations published at the same time.

I am honored to be listed as one of their contributor writers, you can read more of my published poetry on Spillwords/Author/Carolina Russo

I haven’t written new poetry in a while, this is the first Haiku published this year, I wrote it time ago.
I only write when I feel the words whispered to my soul, it’s just the beginning of this year, more will come.

A special thank you to the Editor for publish and share my writings.

Please give a visit to  Spillwords and check it out is a very interesting literary press!

 

I wish you all a lovely Sunday!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

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Etsy Shop Flash Sale 5 Days only! 20% Off

Etsy Shop Flash Sale!

 

♥️ I am having a 5 Days Flash Sale on my ETSY Shop! 

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my paintings and recent work is up for grab during the next 5 days 20% Off when you spend $18, starting January 10 until January 15.  Right now is  good time to shop if you like some of my pieces don’t miss this sale!

Hint: Valentine’s Day is coming pretty soon ❤ how about a love gift to your loved one, or to yourself…why not? 😉 ❤

There are lots of new work that I have created during the past months.  There are about 50 paintings listed as Limited Edition Signed Prints of my original watercolor paintings. Prints are beautiful and available in two sizes at different prices, there is also available a “Set of Three Prints of your Choice” for a special price.

Thank you so much for following my Art your support is great and means a lot to me! ❤

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Happy New Year 2018!

Happy New Year 2018 – Photo ©Carolina Russo

 

Dear friends and followers old and new ones!

I would just like to express in few words how much joy, encouragement  and happiness you have given me during the last 3 years and the 2017 with your presence and support here on my Blog, thank you so much for following my journey and my art, thank you for your support. Many new things would come during the 2018 and wish for your joy and happiness in return, may your life be filled with your dreams and aspirations. Blessings! ❤

Happy New Year 2018 may be a great creative year in every way possible!

Much love!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Etsy Shop Sale 20% Off Coupon for you – Ends November 27!

Thanks 2017 – Photo ©Carolina Russ

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! ❤

This ETSY Shop update include a 20% Off Coupon Code ♥️

Holidays are almost here!!!
I am having a 6 Days Early Black Friday, Cyber Monday Sale on my ETSY Shop! Last Day of Sale is November 27 don’t miss it!

If you like purchase my Limited Edition Fine Art Prints during the next 6 days add the Coupon at checkout the Code is: THANKS2017  (code already applied if you use the shop link above)
20% Off Coupon is valid only from November 22 to November 27, is  good time now to shop for early Christmas gifts! Always think at shipping time don’t shop too late!

There is lots of new work listed, as Limited Edition Signed Prints of my original watercolor paintings. Prints are available in two sizes at different prices, some mini prints of my “Mermaid” are Free Shipping! I have added almost all of 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, your support is precious! ❤

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!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Special Release! My Ethereal Mermaid in Mini Art Prints!

Ethereal Mermaid – Mini Art Prints ©Carolina Russo


Hello everyone is time for my ETSY Shop Update!

This update include a Special Release!

I am excited to announce that is now available a Open Edition Mini Art Prints of my “Original Watercolor Painting” titled “Ethereal Mermaid” is the beautiful portrait of a mermaid underwater sit over a seaweed leaf. I have painted this watercolor Mermaid last year for the World Watercolor Month event and re-posted this year for the Mermay challenge event. I am sure that some of you remember this painting!

Ethereal Mermaid – Mini Art Prints ©Carolina Russo

The Mini Prints are signed and ready to be framed, is the perfect addition to your art collection, or a lovely little gift to all the “Mermaids Lovers”.

This is a Quality Mini Art Print on acid free heavy weight semi-glossy card stock paper with smooth surface. It is a different paper than my Matte Fine Art Limited Edition Prints. It is more economical and very beautiful available until quantity last is made in a small postcard size! And ready to ship!

Print Details:
Title: “Ethereal Mermaid”
Size: 4.21 x 5.47 inches ( approx. 10.5 x 14 cm)
Edition: Open Edition Signed
Free Shipping: Ready To Ship

All Prints are released as Open Edition, hand signed with my Initials on the front and signature on the back. Prints are placed in a protective cellophane sleeve and mailed safely in a envelope as greetings card to keep shipping cost “FREE” for you on this special little print, if you like it you can purchase it here

Ethereal Mermaid – Mini Art Prints ©Carolina Russo

Think Christmas gifts early shopping this is a great opportunity to get a small piece of my art!

Visit my Etsy Shop for more ideas! There is lots of new work listed, as Limited Edition Signed Prints of my original watercolor paintings. Prints are available in two sizes at different prices! I have added almost all of my October paintings created for Inktober and Drawlloween challenges! In case you don’t see what you had your eyes on, just contact me! If you are shopping for Christmas keep in consideration shipping time, is always better to do not shop at last minute!

Direct ETSY Shop Link!

Ethereal Mermaid – Mini Art Prints ©Carolina Russo

Thank you so much for following my work your support means everything to me! ❤

Wish you a wonderful day!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Help me, help you!

A very special Thank You to dear friend Cyranny for this lovely idea and great Blog post! I am honored to have my Art and Etsy Shop included in her Christmas gifts list for a great , less stressful and comfortable Christmas Shopping from home! Lots of nice things in the Shops listed it worth to check them out! Helping one another to succed is the greatest support you can give! Thank you Cyranny!!! ❤

Cyranny's Cove

I don’t like thinking about Christmas too far in advance.

But, a couple of years back, I got caught having to make most of my Christmas shopping very last minute, and I swore to myself “never again!”.

This year, I thought I would do something special. Since I’ve come to know many very talented artists through blogging, I decided I’d try to buy as many gifts as I can from their online shops!

That way, as I explained it to Chéri, we’d have lovely, handmade, unique gifts, coming from all around the world. On the plus side, we wouldn’t have to go through the trouble of fighting other Christmas shoppers at the mall, and we’d encourage wonderfull people to keep creating beautifull art!

So here are some of these incredible bloggers, and the link to their online boutique!

Irene, from Irenedesign2011. Irene sells lovely handmade jewelry from her Etsy…

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Etsy Shop Update!

Now available on Etsy Shop Carolina Russo Art!

Hello everyone after Inktober and Mabsdrawlloweenclub challenges now is time for my ETSY Shop Update!!!

Hello lovely friends and new followers, my Etsy Shop Is Now Updated!!!
I spent most of the day yesterday updating the Shop, pretty much all my double challenge paintings for #mabdrawlloweenclub and #inktober are now available in Limited Edition Signed Prints! I also wanted to make it special for you and lowered my prices a lot, Prints price start as low as $12, you find two sizes available and some are Hand Embellished with gold or silver inks to be as close as possible to the original painting! If you like my work, enjoyed this month of October and had your eyes on a special piece that you have seen, please visit my Shop! My Limited Edition are small run of only #20 Prints for each painting, so grab yours before they’re gone! ♥️ Contact me if you have any question!

I have completed the challenges within 30 paintings this photo, only feature 3 you can see all of the 30 here in my Gallery! 

There is lots of  work listed, as Limited Edition Signed Prints of my original watercolor paintings. Prints are available in two sizes 5 x 7 inches and 8 x 10 inches at different prices! I have added almost all of my October paintings created daily for this double challenge, only few are left and they would be added soon! In case you don’t see what you had your eyes on, just contact me!

 

Thank you so much for following my work your support means everything to me! ❤

Wish you a wonderful weekend!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Halloween MEET and GREET!

Devianart Wildraven

Not my Art! – Image Credit Wildraven Deviantart


HALLOWEEN Meet and Greet!

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 a Meet and Greet? I haven’t host one in a long time! I hope you’re in…

Meet and Greet, discover new bloggers and make new friends!

Please everyone engage to one another, leave your links below into the comments…
and if you really want to help this event to be successful  share and reblog is a great way! And it would be awesome 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! #mabsdrawlloweenclub and #inktober2017  it has been an amazing month, artists worldwide are sharing their daily creations and today is last day of this amazing event, my second year to complete the challenge! I haven’t post my latest three paintings here because lack of time but I will post soon an update! If you follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart than you have seen it! Because there I have posted all of my painting on time!
Here on the Blog you can see them on my “Drawlloween and Inktober2017”  Gallery!

Also today is last day of my 20% Off on my Etsy Shop most of October paintings are listed there already! Available in Limited Edition Fine Art Signed Prints! If you like any, don’t miss today to use Coupon Code  TOBER17 ! Tomorrow they would be back at full price!
Visit Etsy Shop Carolina Russo Art

Happy Halloween wish you all a great day! ❤


 

 

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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