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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!!! ❤

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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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Happy Father’s Day! My Dad Art!

View of Italy – Oil Painting by Artist @Edoardo Russo

Happy Father’s Day! ❤️

Today post is about one of the many beautiful oil paintings created by my Dad, the number one Artist in my life.  I grow up exposed to his beautiful art and creativity and I am so thankful for it! Today here in USA is Father’s Day but not in Italy where my Dad and Mom are still living! ❤️ I wanted to share this small oval painting that I have here with me part of a series of Italian landscape views. I love to share this as a testimony of his art and honored him today! His painting style range from small sizes like this one to large canvas. My dad started painting at very early age on his own he was a child and at 11 years old he was already painting beautifully like an adult experienced oil painter artist. Through his life he painted beautiful floral compositions, landscapes, seascapes amazing view of the world and of Italy, nonetheless he explored many different art styles, from Impressionism to Surrealism and Modern, Sacred his variety took him creating with an open mind on creativity, the techniques, the color palette used in any painting he made are beautiful! Prize winner on several Group Exhibits in Italy during late 70s – 80s his paintings also were sold  by galleries and imported around Europe and from what I remember here in US. Right now he loves to see what I am creating, he still painting not much like years ago, but his mind would be always creative and artistic. Thank you for your art Papa’! ❤

 

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there! ❤

Thank You!

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My New Poem – REFLECTION – Published on Visual Verse Anthology!

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VisualVerse Anthology

 

Visual Verse An Anthology of Art and Words

 


Visual Verse Published my New Poem “Reflection”!

This month I participate again to this interesting monthly writing event that brings together Art and Words on VisualVerse.org Anthology Press.
Today my new poem was published, this poem is not even here on my Blog yet!

The image  that you see here above was the starting point image assigned this month by Visual Verse and 1 hour to write between 50 to 500 words. I think that my poem “Reflection” is a good combination with the image and has a good positive message.

I am very happy to share this with you all as a nice achievement of my creative writing and that now my poem is part of this interesting Anthology Literary Press and  published on another of their Chapter.

You can read my poem here:   Visual Verse  Anthology – Vol. 04 Chapter 05 –  “Reflection” page 21

This is my fifth Published piece on Visual Verse!

Here you can read all my published poem 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 part of this innovative and great Anthology Press this is another beautiful way for my voice as an Artist to be heard.
I hope that you like my new poem! Please let me know what you think your comment means a lot to me!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

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Music – Interview with James Radcliffe

James Radcliffe - DigitalArt Portrait ©Carolina Russo Photos ©James Radcliffe

James Radcliffe – Digital Art Portrait ©Carolina Russo Photos ©James Radcliffe

My interview with Music Composer and independent Artist James Radcliffe.

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I am so happy and grateful that I was able to do this Interview!

Today I am very pleased to introduce you with James Radcliffe a wonderful multi talented Artist, a dear friend from the music world and part of our community.  James is an independent artist a music composer from the beautiful land of Scotland.

Thank you James for  your precious time doing this interview with me. I love to give the opportunity to get to know you and your art.

Let’s start with the questions:

For the reader that doesn’t know you and your music, can you please introduce who is James Radcliffe?

I am an independent artist based in Edinburgh Scotland. I make music, I write, I take photographs and perform live. In the last 4 years or so, I have built a grassroots social media following in excess of 100’000 people.  This is what allows me to make art as a living.

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Highlands Scotland Castle – Photo ©James Radcliffe

Your music has a very distinctive sound and style, when listening it brings you in far away places, almost out of this world. Can you describe your creative process and what prompt inspire you while creating? And how do you categorize your genre?

First, thank you very much, I take this as a great compliment.  It is hard to nail down a creative process, as much of it is a mystery.  I will say though, that there are two main phases: the creative phase and the craft phase.  The work is usually born from a kind of state of mind which is outside of time, when I am fully absorbed.  The craft is where I take the pieces of rock and polish them into something beautiful.  I cycle back and forth between these two until the work is finished.

You just released your new beautiful and fantastic Album ” Murder The Impossible” can you tell us your feelings and meanings behind it?

Murder the Impossible was a collection of tracks that I worked on in a very specific way in the studio.  It took me over a year to get them right.  Each of the tracks was aimed at a specific feeling, for example, the first track ‘World Enough and Time’ was aimed at the feeling of ecstasy I get from truly great music. One of the reasons it took me so long, is because I played all the instruments, including the cello, and did all of the studio work.

Murder The Impossible is the 5th genre-defying release from James Radcliffe.

Murder The Impossible is the 5th genre-defying release from James Radcliffe.


What is your creative Dream Project?

The thing that I am working on right now.  One of the great things about being independent is that you get to choose exactly what you want to work on.

What is happening at the moment? Are you working on any new ideas? Do you have in plan for any live gig?

A lot of stuff is happening right now.  I am generally always working, on new ideas and current work.  I think I am going to do something quite exciting and new for my next project, which I may release quite soon.  I am also playing with the idea of taking all my music off the internet.

Live performance will definitely be happening soon.  And I am looking into touring options as we speak.

This question is very personal and introspective, I love to ask this to artists. If you describe or picture your inner soul, how will you describe it? And what color it would be?

Like a roiling ocean.  And black.  Black as strong coffee.
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You can follow James at:

Website: http://www.jamesradcliffe.com
Music: http://www.jamesradcliffemusic.com
Twitter: @JamesRadcliffe
Instagram: @thejamesradcliffe

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Credits:
Digital Art Portrait ©Carolina Russo
Photo Credits ©James Radcliffe

I hope that you enjoyed this interview and to get to know James better, or, to discover him today. Please support his art and wonderful music, visit his Blog he would love to ear from you. A special thanks and best wishes to James Radcliffe for all his projects!  As always I am happy to read your comments, let me know what you think about this interview!

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful week! ❤

 

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Meet and Greet Fridays… Week #4

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Week #4 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

Welcome everyone to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays this is Week #4 of 2017!
Join the Meet And Greet and please leave your “Link” in the comments if you don’t and you just leave a “Like” new Bloggers wont see any links and is like you haven’t participated to the event, and since I do this event with the purpose to help out the Community of new and older Blogs to get connected a link is needed!

I hope that you had a great week and I wish you a wonderful weekend!

I am very happy that you found your way  here especially if is your first time on my Blog, thank you for stopping by! This event brings joy every week  to see all of you here.

Meet and Greet is a time to connect with new and old Blogs! Please post your Blog link in the comments!

Thank you for your participation and for all the reblogs, Twitter, Facebook and any social media where you share!
That’s awesome of you to help sharing this and keep the event going! ❤

Spread the voice and invite your friends here!

Everyone is welcome and if you are new to this, please read all the details on the Meet and Greet Fridays Home Page! Anytime check the Archive at the bottom of the page there are the links to all the #30 Weeks listed, there you can always come back to the latest week post!

  • Reminder: this weekly event is linked to And Featured is…a event that I try to host here on yesterdayafter.com  each month sorry this event has been in a break for awhile but new interesting things are planned to Feature maybe in a different way, coming back soon stay connected for the opportunity!

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If you would like to introduce your Blog, meet other great bloggers, and have the opportunity to be considered for a  “Feature” please leave a comment on this post with your Blog link!

 

I wish you a wonderful weekend!

 

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Thank You!

© Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Meet and Greet Fridays… Week #3

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Week #3 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

 

Welcome everyone to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays, I can’t believe this is Week #3!
Are you still interested in this event? This is my 3rd year. I am deciding if I want to keep it up every week… it all depends of your participation I will if I see you interested ❤

I am very happy that you found your way  here especially if is your first time on my Blog, thank you for stopping by! This event brings joy every week  to see all of you here. I hope that your week passed well and now is time to relax during your weekend. 🙂

Meet and Greet is a time to connect with new and old Blogs! Please post your Blog link in the comments!

Thank you for your participation and for all the reblogs, Twitter, Facebook and any social media where you share!
That’s awesome of you to help sharing this and keep the event going! ❤

Spread the voice and invite your friends here!

Everyone is welcome and if you are new to this, please read all the details on the Meet and Greet Fridays Home Page! Anytime check the Archive at the bottom of the page there are the links to all the #30 Weeks listed, there you can always come back to the latest week post!

  • Reminder: this weekly event is linked to And Featured is…a event that I try to host here on yesterdayafter.com  each month sorry this event has been in a break for awhile coming back soon.

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If you would like to introduce your Blog, meet other great bloggers, and have the opportunity to be considered for the month selection of  “The Featured of the Month” please leave a comment on this post with your Blog link!

 

I wish you a wonderful weekend!

 

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Thank You!

© Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Meet and Greet Fridays…Week #2 …on a Saturday!!!!

ICICLE 29 - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

ICICLE 29 – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Week #2 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

 

Welcome everyone to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays, today is on a Saturday!

Sorry yesterday I got busy and The Meet and Greet Friday passed my mind…this is what happens when you get creative and you are immersed into your project!
I have been working on a Commission Painting! Is very exciting! I will share it with you all when is done and when the person I made it for, had received it!

I hope this Saturday find you well! Lots of States and other countries are under the snow that’s why I have illustrated this event today with my “Icicle” watercolor painting. The weather here in California got cooler and more “Wintery” like which make me happy! We had rain and wind the past days today is pretty sunny with some wind!

I am very happy that you found your way  here especially if is your first time on my Blog, thank you for stopping by! This event brings joy every week  to see all of you here. I hope that your week passed well and now is time to relax during your weekend. 🙂

NOTE: Meet and Greet is a time to connect with new and old Blogs! Please post your Blog link in the comments! It is important to post your link so that other Bloggers can visit you and not just “A Like” I appreciate the like very, very much but I am the only one that can see it mostly, if new Bloggers comes around they wont be able to see your Blog so please leave an actual link doesn’t has to be a post also only the Blog address with a couple of words saying what your Blog is about!! That’s all….<3

Thank you for your participation and for all the reblogs, Twitter, Facebook and any social media where you share this!
That’s awesome of you to help sharing this and keep the event going! ❤

Spread the voice and invite your friends here, the more we are the merrier!

Everyone is welcome and if you are new to this, please read all the details on the Meet and Greet Fridays Home Page! Anytime you can check the Archive at the bottom of the page there are the links to all the previous Weeks listed, there you can always come back to the latest week post!

  • Reminder: this weekly event is linked to And Featured is…a monthly event that I host here on yesterdayafter.com

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If you would like to introduce your Blog, meet other great bloggers, and have the opportunity to be considered for the month selection of  “The Featured of the Month” please leave a comment on this post with your Blog link!

 

I wish you a wonderful weekend!

 

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Thank You!

© Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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2017 Meet and Greet Fridays… Week #1

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2017 Week #1 – MEET and GREET Fridays…


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Welcome everyone to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays!

This is the Week #1 first week of the 2017 we closed the 2016 with #43 weeks of Meet And Greet Fridays has been a wonderful year were I met many great Bloggers and visited lots of new interesting Blogs. I hope that the 2017 found you all well and that you are excited to keep this event going!

I am very happy that you found your way  here especially if is your first time on my Blog, thank you for stopping by! This event brings joy every week  to see all of you here. I hope that your week was great and well, now is time to relax during your weekend and stay warm, I know it is very cold and also is snowing in many parts of the US and in Europe. 🙂 so keep warm! ❤

Meet and Greet is a time to connect with new and old Blogs! Please post your Blog link in the comments!

Thank you for your participation during the 2016 I appreciated very much all the reblogs, Twitter, Facebook and any social media where you share!
That’s awesome of you to help sharing this and keep the event going! ❤

Spread the voice and invite your friends here!

Everyone is welcome and if you are new to this, please read all the details on the Meet and Greet Fridays Home Page! Anytime check the Archive at the bottom of the page there are the links to all the #43 Weeks listed in 2016, there you can always come back to the latest week post!

  • Reminder: this weekly event is linked to And Featured is…a monthly event that I host here on yesterdayafter.com  each 2nd Saturday of the month. Sorry  I late to post the New Featured cause lack of time. A new “Featured of the Month” will be chosen by me very soon!

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If you would like to introduce your Blog, meet other great bloggers, and have the opportunity to be considered for the month selection of  “The Featured of the Month” please leave a comment on this post with your Blog link!

 

I wish you a wonderful weekend!

 

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Thank You!

© Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Meet and Greet Fridays… Week #43

CAKE - Panettone Day 12 - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

CAKE – Panettone Day 12 – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Week #43 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

Welcome everyone to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays, I can’t believe this is Week #43 last week of the 2016!

I am very happy that you found your way  here especially if is your first time on my Blog, thank you for stopping by! This event did brings joy every week  for the last 43 weeks many months of a great Meet and Greet  Fridays many new connections and friends has been made! I am always so happy to see all of you here. I hope that your Christmas week passed well and now is time to relax a little before the Night of the New Year coming. 🙂

Meet and Greet is a time to connect with new and old Blogs! Please post your Blog link in the comments!

Thank you for your participation and for all the reblogs, Twitter, Facebook and any social media where you share!
That’s awesome of you to help sharing this and keep the event going! ❤

Spread the voice and invite your friends to leave their links here!

Everyone is welcome and if you are new to this, please read all the details on the Meet and Greet Fridays Home Page! Anytime check the Archive at the bottom of the page there are the links to all the #43 Weeks listed, there you can always come back to the latest week post!

  • Reminder: this weekly event is linked to And Featured is…a monthly event that I host here on yesterdayafter.com  usually each 2nd Saturday of the month but sorry because lately that event has been on hold for a while.

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If you would like to introduce your Blog, meet other great bloggers, and have the opportunity to be considered for the month selection of  “The Featured of the Month” please leave a comment on this post with your Blog link!

 

I wish you a wonderful weekend and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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My Poem “Overwhelming Beauty” Published on Spillwords

Overwhelming Beauty - Photo ©Carolina Russo

Overwhelming Beauty – Photo ©Carolina Russo

 

Today is a very special day for me!

I am so happy  to have my poem “Overwhelming Beauty” first Published on a wonderful platform and great Literary Press like Spillwords.
I am honored to be listed as one of their writers for English Literature!


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”.

Here you can read my Published Poem:  Overwhelming Beauty

 

I want to thank the editor of Spillwords for choosing and publish my poem. Thank you!

Please If you have the time and opportunity, head over Spillwords.com and check it out it is a very interesting platform where you can have some good reading!

 

Thank you for reading have a wonderful day!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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