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Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell is hosting a Music – Art Charity Auction for the Deaf Academy

Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell – Photo credit: Burak Cingi / Redferns via Getty Images

Music and Art together for Charity…

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.

The Soft Cavalry – Rachel Goswell and Steve Clarke performing in Bulletproof Video

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 students to have a new beautiful place. I have donated two “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 written words from favorite songs! Since Rachel shared them on her Instagram I can share them here in preview.

Robert Smith “THE CURE” ©CarolinaRusso

 

Scott Hutchinson Tribute ©Carolina Russo

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 profits 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

>>>  Follow This Link To View All Lots Once They Go Live  

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/ Secretly Canadian – 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 AnythingIsn’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 Black Ryder – 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 Soft Cavalry – 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 proof by 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

 

I am sure this Charity event would be a great success!
A Special Thank You to Rachel Goswell

Thank You!

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Happy Autumnal Equinox and Happy Birthday to Me!

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Zodiac Sign: LIBRA ©Yuhon – Deviant Art

 

This year 2019
the Autumnal Equinox falls on September 23
I wish you all a wonderful Fall Season!
Today is September 23 the Zodiac turn in Libra and…it is…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Me!!!

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I wish to myself a wonderful Birthday fulfilled with joy, happiness, light and love,
creating the journeys of my life one step at the time doing what I love,

with a never-ending creativity that will always
speak to others through my heart and soul

 – Carolina

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Inktober 2018 – Expensive Crown ©CarolinaRusso

 

Wish you all a great week!

Thank You!
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ETSY Shop Update! Art Summer Sale

 

Hello friends,

I invite you all to my ETSY Shop SUMMER SALE!
I am having a limited time special SALE it’s started already on 08/08/2019 ends 08/11/2019 only few days don’t miss it!

This update include a discount of 15% Off ♥️ on anything listed in the store in addition to the FREE Shipping on $35 orders within USA, 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” save the dates  08/08/2019 sale ends 08/11/2019 is a great opportunity for you to get my Art Prints.

For this special update I have selected 23 paintings “New Work” and some best less recent work! This is a 4 Days SALE ♥️ 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 one is best for you, it is a great opportunity if you had your eyes on my work! Please check out 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!

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

❤ Just a Note: As you know I have my own Shop CarolinaRusso ART here on my Blog which is my primary shop and is where you can find “All my Art” all my Series and Collections created throughout the years they are all here and always available for sale when you purchase directly on my Blog you fully support me!

I keep my ETSY as secondary shop for who prefer to shop in that venue but my inventory listed there is limited to few pieces at the time or for special sales.

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

Wish you a wonderful weekend!

Thank You!

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Frida Kahlo Tribute Portrait

– Frida Kahlo Portrait  –

 

Frida Kahlo – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

Hello friends,
welcome to a warm August!

My post today is the official release of my new painting dedicated to historic Surrealist artist  “Frida Kahlo” the month of July celebrate the anniversaries of her Birthday and end of her life,  (6 July 1907 – 13 July 1954) she was a Mexican painter recognized as one of the most revolutionary Latin American artist, best known for her bright color paintings and especially for her self-portraits. She made many portraits telling her own life story dramatically painted. Her paintings were inspired by her culture using symbolism and mythology in her surrealistic style inspired by the nature and artifacts of her native country Mexico. She is also one of the most painted artist around the world, I have seen tribute paintings of her in any creative style and medium. Artists worldwide love to recreate her bold character identified by her eyebrows recon as unibrow iconic shape. This is my second painting dedicated to her. I made my first one two years ago in July 2017 it was a half figure of her inspired by some of her own famous paintings you can see my painting here.

This July 2019 I painted a tribute portrait in my style watercolor and ink which portrays her face with the typical braided hair up do ornate by colorful rose flowers, she wore flowers in her hair most of the time and that’s how she appear in most of the existing photos throughout her life. I am happy overall with this painting especially with the expression I was able to capture in her eyes.

Frida Kahlo – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

The Moth I painted with black ink and gold is just symbolic in a good way. I love moths and I just thought it will complete this tribute portrait to Frida as you see the Moth has a cross on her chest as symbol of “Faith” and two heart shape in her wings they symbolize “Love” the gold means  “Light”. There isn’t any superstitious or dark meanings behind my moth. Moths are “Nocturnal Spirit Animal” they are attracted to light and their meaning resonates with truth, faith and determination you can see a little video I took of this painting to show the shiny gold and I posted on my Instagram!

Sadly Frida Kahlo discovered the art of painting while in bed severely injured from a terrible accident. To take her mind away from the pain and to find a way to pass time she discovered her art and started paint self-portraits one of her famous quotes says: “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best” there are many of her own quotes which her words clearly describe her character like this one “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” Or “I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality”  and how she describe herself  “I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint” – Frida Khalo


Details about my watercolor painting:
 My watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03. A Alvin Draft/Matic  pencil #03.  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches. Enhanced with gold ink.

My Frida Kahlo Prints are now available for pre-order here on my Blog Shop
Limited Edition Fine Art Prints, only 30 prints available, numbered, signed and hand enhanced with gold one by one!
♥️Print price Is $35 free shipping within USA I do ship Internationally for only $6
♥️Print size 8×10 inches numbered edition!
♥️Size 5×7 inches price $25 is an Open Edition not numbered!

🖤♥️🖤I really hope that someone of you out there will adopt her!
Prints are also available on my ETSY Shop

All my watercolor paintings are always available for pre-order as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints hand enhanced and signed  To order prints check Here!

#carolinarussoart #fridakhalo

Wish you a wonderful month of August everyone
and to all my artists friends and followers keep painting!

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Thank You!

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New Painting – Princess Isadora – #drawthisinyourstyle Challenge

Draw This In Your Style Challenge

Princess Isadora – Watercolor ink painting ©CarolinaRusso

This month I have participated to another inspiring painting challenge the second hosted this year by Artist Annie Stegg Gerard on Instagram.
Annie challenged us for a “Draw this your style challenge, posting her oil painting “Princess Isadora”. I have participated to her first challenge painting “Princess Cordelia” and of course I wanted to participate again. I loved to paint Isadora in my style. Annie gave us no restrictions and pure freedom to re-create her beautiful painting in anyway we wanted.  Her Art is ethereal and dreamy, make you think about fantastic fairytales. I loved to paint my vision of  Princess Isadora, according to Annie she is Cordelia’s older sister, so now I have re-created the two beautiful sisters in my style and medium. I am happy with the outcome.

Princess Isadora – Original Oil Painting by ©Annie Stegg Gerard

About Annie’s art world….
Inspired by nature, folklore and mythology, her work evokes emotion and imagination in the viewer.  Annie has a special love for the 18h century Rococo painters who have had a large influence on her own method. She finds inspiration in their imagination, and the dreamlike palette and lively brushwork that combine to create a wonderful atmosphere of enchantment.” I suggest you to visit her website at Gallery Gerard

I hope that you like my watercolors and ink paintings,  let me know your impressions and feelings about it! I really would like to know!


❤ Details about my painting:
 My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens..  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on CANSON Illustration Artists Series Paper for watercolor 150lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are available as Limited Edition Signed Prints you can order them anytime in my SHOP! 

❤ Feel free to contact me if you would like a Limited Edition Print of the painting “Princess Isadora” just Contact me and also ask me for the special duo if you like to get both Princess ” Isadora and Cordelia”

Princess Cordelia – Watercolor ink painting ©CarolinaRusso

 

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And The Giveaway Winners are….

 

 

And The Giveaway Winner is…

Hi everyone,
A week has passed since I was kindly invited for an interview by Esme at Esme Salon Blog and we partnered together for a very Special Giveaway of two of my Art pieces!

We hope that you enjoyed reading the Interview and if you followed all the steps required to enter the Giveaway  then maybe you would be one of the two lucky Winners! If you won you will receive for “FREE” one of my Limited Edition hand enhanced and signed prints made from my latest original watercolor paintings:

>> Prize #1 “Gaia’s Anemones” (on the left)
>> Prize #2 “Ectoplasm”

AND THE WINNERS ARE……..

To know head over >>> Esme’s Blog and read her post!
Congratulations to the winners please Contact me with your address!

Thank you so much for your participation!
Wish you a great weekend!

Thank You!

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My Interview by Esme Salon With Giveaway!

Hi everyone,
I was kindly invited by Esme at Esme Salon Blog for an Interview and we partnered together for a Giveaway of my Art!
We hope that you will enjoy this Interview and yes, did we say “GIVEAWAY” – sure we did, so sit back and relax, read to the very very end of her post, and then please follow all the steps required and get yourself entered for this awesome GiveAway!  We decided that we will have two Winners and each will receive one of my Limited Edition hand enhanced and signed prints of my original watercolor paintings as you see in the image here above are Prize #1 “Gaia’s Anemones” on the left and Prize #2 “Ectoplasm” on the right read all the details on her post!

❤ Now head over >>> Esme’s Blog read everything and get to action if you would love to participate to the chance to be a lucky Winner!
Comments here would be closed I will respond over there! Do not miss this great opportunity!

Thank you all for the participation! Please share!
Wish you a great weekend!

Thank You!

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