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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.  

Day #15: Witch _ Mysterious

 

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

Day #2 Goblin Divided – Supplies

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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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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One Of A Kind Mermaid!

Floating Mermaid – Hand Embellished Print -Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Aug 25 UPDATE: The Flash Sale mentioned below in this post is now ended! 💙
This unique Mermaid still available and is now back full price +shipping and listed on my ETSY Shop!
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Today Special!!!
I have ONE print ready of my watercolor painting “Floating Mermaid”and Today I wanted to create something very special for you that love and follow my Art journey! This morning I have been working on it! I have “Hand Embellished” this print with gold ink and I added a new element, the “Crown” to the mermaid, which you don’t find it on the original painting!

Floating Mermaid – Hand Embellished Print -Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

This print  would be a One Of A Kind!!! For One lucky Collector!

 

❤️It is available only Today and Tomorrow until 12 pm pacific time here on my Blog! It is also posted on my Instagram @carolinarussoart for the special price of $30 and Free Shipping within USA! I don’t usually sell my hand embellished prints at this price so if you really would like to have one of my artworks, this is your opportunity!

If is not sold after tomorrow night it would be listed on my Etsy shop at the price of $45 + shipping.

I do ship Internationally upon request shipping price is $13

🤗❤️ Claim this unique Print before is gone forever! Only one like this!!! The first to arrive and claim it here or on Instagram will get it! ❤

Print Details:
Size: 8×10″
Price: $30
Payment: PayPal
Shipping: Free in USA
International Shipping: $13
Hand Embellished Print
Hand Signed
One Of A Kind ✨
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💙 To claim it leave me a comment saying “SOLD and fill in the Shop Art Prints form!

Floating Mermaid – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

This is the Original watercolor painting before my Hand Embellished work on the Print!

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors are outlined with black, white and dark red ink pens, sometimes blue ink. 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. Painted on a large mixed media paper Sketchbook.

For more great paintings please visit my World Watercolors Month 2017 Collection check my  Gallery

 

Wish you a great week everyone!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 19 – By The Pool #WorldWatercolorMonth


– By The Pool –
Day #19 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 19 – By The Pool – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today post is for yesterday painting Day 19 official  prompt is “By The Pool” these days it is really hot pretty much all around so water in my painting is a must have! ❤

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black, white and dark red ink pens. 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 coming weekend everyone! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 11 – Summer Views (Naples – Italy) #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Summer Views (Naples – Italy) –
Day #11 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 11 – Summer Views (Naples – Italy) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today prompt is  “Summer Views” I had not much time but I managed to paint a view of my native hometown Napoli (Naples) where I was born in my native country Italy!  I painted this by memory of a view so familiar to me and in my treasured memories. I haven’t visit back in a while but I am sure it all still the same. This is a beautiful view of the Naples Gulf and of the ancient Castle in the sea  named Castel Dell’Ovo, one of the symbols of the City, on the background there is the Volcano  Mount Vesuvius very well know for the history  of Pompeii. in Italian is called Vesuvio luckly is sleeping! 😉 ❤

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 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 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
#drawabirdday

Wish you a wonderful month everyone and to my artists friends keep painting! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 10 – Beach Days #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Beach Days  –
Day #10 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 10 – Beach Days – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today  prompt is “Beach Days” I can’t believe I made day 10 these paintings are not sketches they have lots of pen work and details they take a lot of time but this  year I wanted to set my goal pretty high for myself, it is a challenge inside the challenge that I am doing daily. I really want to have a great collection of paintings at the end of the month. For today painting I wanted to create an underwater vision,  I love the world under the ocean. In my past I got scuba diving certified and had beautiful visions and experiences under the sea!

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 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 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

Have a wonderful week everyone! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 8 – Cooling Off #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Cooling Off  –
Day #8 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 8 – Cooling Off – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

This is a late post and this painting is for the prompt “Cooling Off” since I took the photo in evening, the light wasn’t great sorry about that, but I will retake the photo tomorrow with daylight and make a switch with a better photo on this post! This painting is a watercolor and graphite her face is graphite I like the combination! This painting since has birds is also my monthly entry for #drawabirdday .

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 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 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
#drawabirdday

Wish you a wonderful month everyone and to my artists friends keep painting! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 7 – Frida Kahlo Portrait #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Frida Kahlo Portrait  –
Day #7 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 7 – Frida Kahlo Portrait (Off Prompt)- Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today painting is an off prompt! I decide instead to paint a tribute portrait to Surrealist Artist “Frida Kahlo” this is a commemorative month since yesterday was her birthday. Artist all over the world are giving their tribute. I made my portrait in my style but something a little different from my usual, it has the Surrealist touch, I painted inspired by her life story and by several of her original paintings like ” Self-Portrait With Bonito -1941″, “The Broken Column -1944”, “The Deer Wondered – 1946″, ”  Elements like flowers, animals, arrows and internal body parts are often appearing in her paintings as her creative and unique way of artistic expression.

Frida Kahlo mostly painted 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” 

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 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 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 wonderful month everyone and to my artists friends keep painting! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 6 – On The Boardwalk #WorldWatercolorMonth


– On The Boardwalk  –
Day #6 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 6 – On The Boardwalk – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today painting prompt is “On The Boardwalk” this is a very nice prompt to illustrate. I love the ocean and I always loved a relaxing walk on the boardwalk, feeling the ocean breeze and loose my sight in the horizon looking at the beautiful sky, enjoying the company of the Seagulls and often have them coming really close! My painting remind me these lovely moments!

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 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 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 wonderful month everyone and to my artists friends keep painting! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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