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Weekly Photo Challenge: “I’d Rather Be…” Creating

Forest Goddess – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today weekly photo challenge for  The Daily Post  theme  is ““I’d Rather Be…” and my answer is Creating!

I love to create my art and express my creativity in many different ways, I am a full-time artist and I love what I do. For me there is not much of “I’d rather be” because I try to create art every day! I am a watercolor painter, an illustrator and jewelry designer, I love photography and digital photo manipulations. I also like to write poems, haiku and short stories.  

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My watercolor painting series are all available in Limited Edition Signed Fine Art Prints.

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This is me on the beach in action with my camera trying to capture the moment…

Me on a Malibu Beach – California

This is one of my photos I love the ocean, sunsets and stormy skies

Majestic Ocean – Photo ©Carolina Russo

I love to create photo manipulations and I have created a Collection titled “When Nature Meets Humans” this Portrait title is “Proud” I like the Concept to mix Nature with Humans and create a unique One of a kind Digital Portraits. This is my evolving  idea and concept to combining the beauty of Nature with Humans telling a story in the form of Visual-Art, combining and blending a number of different photos in one unique portrait. Each photo has a meaning that tell the Portrait story. You can see more of this collection here and in this Gallery.

Proud – Digital Portrait ©CarolinaRusso

Nature is my biggest inspiration in everything I create…

 

Rose Quartz Dome Ring

I also love to create jewelry for  my “Among Nature” Jewelry Collection.
The nature is my greatest inspiration for my Jewelry Designs. I often use found in nature objects hand-picked by me in special places I visit.  All my creations are made using only beautiful natural gemstones, seashells, fossils, woods, bone and crystals which  I combine with precious and semi precious metals.

Hands  – Jewelry Design Rose Quartz Dome Ring – Photo ©Carolina Russo

 

Sometimes I write when words are whispered to my soul…this is one of my poems

Hands

Artist precious hands,
intensity and love givers.

Hands guided by a heart pulse,
forging and hammering metals,
holding precious stones.

Inspiration from the soul,
happiness  and art givers,
emotions in a motion of senses.

stroking brushes fulfilled with passion,
dripping water on white paper,
splashes of colors take forms.

Ink tears into the unknown
a creation is born.

-CR

First Published on Visual Verse Anthology on 11/6/2016

Copyright© Carolina Russo

If you would like to read more of my poems you can read them here

For more of my Photography visit my Photography Gallery

Follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart  for the opportunity to see my art and more of my latest photos.

And if you love my watercolor paintings please visit my ETSY Shop

My New ETSY Shop!

 

Until the next post, I wish you a great rest of the week! ❤

 

Thank You!

Thank You!

 

Copyright ©Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Story – “Memories from the Ocean”

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Weekly Photo Challenge!  The Daily Post
The theme for this week it is beautiful and inspiring and is “Story”
We all can be story tellers in many ways, as an artist I love to tell stories creating my watercolor paintings or through my designs, jewelry creations  and photography.
This week “Memories From The Ocean” is the theme of my Story!
The ocean it is a wonderful place where I love to be, often I am lucky to find beautiful nature pieces to use for my Jewelry designs.

Pacific Coast – California –  Photo ©Carolina Russo

“AMONG NATURE” Jewelry Collection
©Design Carolina Russo

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Fossil seashells, Drift Wood, Red Coral

Unique one of a kind Keepsake Jewelry “Memories From the Ocean”

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Memories From The Ocean Necklace ©CarolinaRusso

Today I am going to share one of my jewelry design and unique creation.

“Memories from the Ocean” Necklace

This beautiful one of a kind necklace is part of a new concept I am launching here.
This concept is about creating unique Keepsake Memories Jewelry with found objects.
I love bringing to life unique jewels created with objects found in our precious nature.

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Beautiful Finds

For this necklace I used beautiful founds  from the Ocean. Drift wood, fossil seashells, red coral. Pieces of seashells smoothed and shaped from years and years of ocean’s erosion. The uniquely shaped piece of driftwood, was, what inspired me to make this statement necklace right at the moment I found it on a beautiful California beach.  I left the wood natural just like I found it, I didn’t want to add any oil or wax because the wind and waves did their beautiful work of natural art.

Majestic Ocean – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Whenever I go, I am always looking out for interesting pieces of nature, treasures to keepsake and add to my collection and use them later for my art and creations. This way every design it is One of a Kind and has his own story behind it and I love that!

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Memories Of The Ocean Necklace ©CarolinaRusso

For this necklace I used Copper wire left natural and not oxidized, so that the time will create the natural patina on it. I have created three hanging pendants with pieces of natural gemstones, Red Coral, Amazonite and Agate, three faceted Crystals, yellow Citrine, Smoky and Clear, a Fossil Seashell piece with a natural hole and an Abalone piece. This combination of pieces is beautiful and the gemstones colors  perfectly remind the ocean water. I wrapped the copper wire to the driftwood following the natural curves and holding the pendants. A tan color flat suede adjustable leather cord is the finishing touch for this unique  necklace.

All my Jewelry Designs are single pieces created to have a life and standing on their own beautifully in their unique and unexpected combination of natural elements. My work is made as Custom Order can be purchased and Ordered here on this Blog or if is listed on my Etsy Shop.

I also accept custom orders creating a “Keepsake Memories Jewelry” a design piece with your own special memories or found objects in nature, or not I can create your own story. If you are interested in a special piece don’t hesitate to Contact me.

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Keepsake Memories Jewelry Collection ©CarolinaRusso

I hope that you enjoyed reading this post and as always I love to read your comments! ❤
Thank you for sharing my Art!

Thank You!

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“Keepsake Memories Jewelry” Design
©Copyright Carolina Russo

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Out Of This World

Sunset From Another Planet – Photo ©CarolinaRusso

Today post is about Photography!

It is a long time since I have participated to the weekly photo challenge.  The Daily Post  theme for this week it is very interesting  and inspiring and is “Out Of This World”. This week, share a picture that takes us on a journey into the unknown.

As an artist I feel that I am very often out of this world, while working on my watercolor paintings, creating my art. Inspiration and creativity can take you in many places where imagination rules  into the unknown. I enjoy the journey following my dreams and looking forward to see where they will take me.

The photo I am sharing today for this challenge, is another  gorgeous Southern California sunset. I took this photo days ago during an evening hike. The colors of this sunset were spectacular and I haven’t touched or edited this photo, no filter has been used,  it is just as I took it!

When shooting this photo, I really wanted to capture something different and unusual. I love to experiment and take photos in different and unexpected angle, using the camera in strange and unusual positions. When I went home, l have been looking at all the photos I took that day,  this one stood out to me for the beautiful intense colors, the contrast with the dark, the layers of clouds in the sky forming straight lines at the horizon. My angle shooting position created this high contrast and a diagonal  effect between the orange sky and the dark land. Transforming a familiar sunset in something different.  When I look at the photo from distance make me think an imaginary  sunset from another planet! Try to step away from your chair and look at the photo from distance, what do you see? I am really curious to know, please leave comments!


For more of my Photography visit my Photography Gallery

Follow me also on Instagram @carolinarussoart  for the opportunity to see my art and more of my latest photos.

 

 

Until the next photo, I wish you a great rest of the week! ❤

 

Thank You!

Thank You!

 

Copyright ©Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Making Art From Nature Finds

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.

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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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Happy Fall! And…September 23 I Celebrate…

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Zodiac Sign: LIBRA ©Yuhon – Deviant Art

 

This year 2017
the Autumnal Equinox falls on September 22
it was yesterday! 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

Mushrooms – Original watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

Wish you all a great weekend!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Coffee Painting Week # 3 – Alice In Wonderland


– Alice In Wonderland –
Week#3 Coffee Painting Challenge

Coffee Painting Week 3 – Alice In Wonderland – Original Coffee and Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Hello everyone this is the week #3 of  the Coffee Painting Challenge! I am loving it to paint with coffee it is so inspiring! The theme for this week is “Alice In Wonderland” and well a “Tea Party” for Alice and friends  is a must to paint and so I did! This is painting #3 for this month I am creating a mini series of four collectible paintings, they would be available in Limited Edition Art Prints as single prints and at the end of the month a set of four mini-prints would be available more details next week! Keep following!

Details about my Coffee – Watercolor paintings:
My coffee to paint is prepared in 3 shades Light – Medium – Dark. I developed my own recipe and technique.
My watercolors is lightly outlined with brown and dark red ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used Pigma Micron Brown #01 and dark Red ink #05. A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

To see my Weekly Coffee Painting Collection please visit my  Coffee Painting Gallery


All my paintings are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints numbered and hand signed. I you love these paintings you can already preorder your print. For details visit the page Shop Art Prints

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August weekly Coffe Challenge by @UNIVERSI_IMAGINARIA #natscoffeechallenge

 

 

Wish you a great weekend! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Coffee Painting Week # 2 – Your Favorite Mug


– Your Favorite Mug –
Week#2 Coffee Painting Challenge

Coffee Painting Week 2 – Favorite Coffe /Tea Mug – Original Coffee and Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today is time again for the  themed weekly Coffee Painting Challenge, this is the painting for Week #2 the theme is “Your Favorite Coffee/Tea Mug” I love coffee and Tea mugs which I collect vintage ones. I love to drink coffee as much I love to drink Tea! I am enjoying to create this mini series of four collectible coffee paintings, they would be available in Limited Edition Art Prints in size 8×10 or at the end of the month I will create a set of four mini prints!

Details about my Coffee – Watercolor paintings:
My coffee to paint is prepared in 3 shades Light – Medium – Dark. I developed my own recipe and technique.
My watercolors is lightly outlined with brown and dark red ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used Pigma Micron Brown #01 and dark Red ink #05. A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

To see my Weekly Coffee Painting Collection please visit my  Coffee Painting Gallery


All my paintings are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints numbered and hand signed. For details visit the page Shop Art Prints

❤ Follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart

August weekly Coffe Challenge by @UNIVERSI_IMAGINARIA #natscoffeechallenge

 

 

Wish you a great weekend! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Coffee Painting Week # 1 – Cherry Blossom Tree


– Cherry Blossom Tree –
Week#1 Coffee Painting Challenge

Coffee Painting Week 1 – Cherry Blossom Tree – Original Coffee and Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

This month I am participating to a themed weekly Coffee Painting Challenge, this is the painting for Week #1 the theme is “Cherry Blossom Tree” (Use Pinks and Blues to make it pop!) I loved to create this portrait. Painting with coffee is beautiful and opens all a new way to create! I haven’t painted with it in a while and I loved to go back to it! This month I will create a mini series of four collectible paintings, they would be available in Limited Edition Art Prints.

Details about my Coffee – Watercolor paintings:
My coffee to paint is prepared in 3 shades Light – Medium – Dark. I developed my own recipe and technique.
My watercolors is lightly outlined with brown and dark red ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used Pigma Micron Brown #01 and dark Red ink #05. A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

To see my Weekly Coffee Painting Collection please visit my  Coffee Painting Gallery


All my paintings are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints numbered and hand signed. For details visit the page Shop Art Prints

❤ Follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart

August weekly Coffe Challenge by @UNIVERSI_IMAGINARIA #natscoffeechallenge

 

 

Wish you a great weekend! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 31 – Things With Wings #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Things With Wings –
Day #31 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 31 – Things With Wings – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today is Day 31 official  prompt is “Things With Wings” thinking at wings comes to mind butterfly wings! I painted an ethereal and mythical fairy! This is also last painting for the World Watercolor Month 2017! I am happy with the turned out of my series. I love each painting I made during this month.  And it is not over I already have another series to do, #4 paintings to create for the month of August! I will be participating to another interesting and inspiring challenge hosted by a friend artist on Instagram and I will paint with “Coffee” I will post all my painting here on my Blog too so keep following!

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black, white and dark red ink pens. Gold pen Gelly Roll by Sakura. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05 . A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

To see my World Watercolors Month 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup

Wish you a great rest of the week! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 30 – Out Of The Storm #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Out Of The Storm –
Day #30 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 30 -Out Of The Storm – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Late post for Day 30 official  prompt is “Stormy Days” my painting title is “Out Of The Storm” I loved to paint this portrait and let the colors of a stormy sky flowing in the water.

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black, white and dark red ink pens. Gold pen Gelly Roll by Sakura. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05 . A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

To see my World Watercolors Month 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup

Wish you a great week! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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