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Photography – Plumeria Flower and a Painting Challenge! #worldwatercolorgroup

Plumerias ©Carolina Russo – Photography

Plumeria Flowers are in Blossom outside my window!

Aren’t they beautiful? There is noting better than to see the Nature in all her beauty! As a photography lover and amateur I couldn’t miss to take this photo. I actually took more than one photo and shared them on my Instagram @carolinarussoart.  My Artist side make me feel that this would be a perfect inspiration and photo reference for a watercolor painting…I will keep it in my long list of painting projects and maybe one day you will see this as painting! But I actually have an idea!

❤ A Watercolor Challenge!

If any of my friends Artists Bloggers from our #worldwatercolorgroup would be inspired to make a painting out of this photo, please you’re welcome to do so, just let me know, post your painting on your Blog and share it with me with a link. I would love that! Actually I guess it would be great to make a Challenge out of this for us.  Let me know if you all are interested to paint this beautiful Plumeria flowers! I will then participate too! It would be beautiful to see this in all the different watercolor styles and techniques! We have time from now until  June 30!

❤ Sorry that I haven’t posted much lately! I have been busy with some commissions and life events came on my way,  with it also some sadness because the recent loss of my loved bunny pet Grey. I am trying to get back on my routine! I also like to thank all my recent new followers thank you very much for deciding to follow my Blog!

Have a wonderful rest of the week let me know what do you think about this Challenge!

 

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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R.I.P. My loved Grey

 

R.I.P. Grey Love 6_9_2017

R.I.P. My love Grey! ❤️
I am coping with one of the saddest day, my beautiful and sweet Dutch Bunny “Grey” passed away unexpected last night 6/9/2017. He was only 3 years old and was coping with an abscess near his jaw discovered 2 weeks ago, abscess is a common condition in rabbits but very difficult to treat without surgery,  at the moment for the past week he was under antibiotics shots treatment before decide for a surgery.  Until yesterday morning he was doing pretty well. Last evening something happened that we don’t know he had his shot and he started to develop a condition and eventually complications and passed away during the night! I am very sad, I loved him very much he gave me so much happiness during these 3 years that it is hard to explain. The beautiful bond and unconditional love I was able to experience with him, is something I will never forget and would be always inside me! Today I miss him very much and he took a piece of my heart with him… ❤

I Love You Grey

 

Unconditional Love

 

I will love you forever Grey!

Thank You!

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Art For Music Series! – New Release: Plike Portrait

 

Plike – Art For Music Series – Original Ink Drawing ©Carolina Russo

ART FOR MUSIC Series!

New release! Plike Portrait

Today post feature the release of my new ink drawing, a portrait part of my Collection Series “ART FOR MUSIC” a series inspired by music artists reflecting my passion for music. In this series I create artworks using several media, traditional watercolor paintings, ink drawings, digital art, photo manipulation and any other media that will inspire my creations. At the same time this art series is a feature for the music artists here on my Blog.

This is the portrait of Mad Madam Emalso known for her solo project Plike she is an American electronic music producer and composer, Em creates  unique beautiful mysterious, haunting and dark music,  she is also the sound designer music composer for the upcoming independent video game “Momo Ichigo” Em is also creating music for Independent Film. At the moment she is working on her fifth EP that would be released in July 2017. I can’t wait to listen what she is creating!

Plike – Art For Music Series – Original Ink Drawing ©Carolina Russo

Plike – Photo Credit ©Daniel Lopez

This is the photo of Em “Plike” that inspired my Portrait!
Em is also working on a collaboration with music composer Ewian Christensen,  who follows me remember that I often featured Ewian music and recently I had a Blog post as my interview with him and mentioned their future collaboration.

Plike – Original Ink Drawing ©Carolina Russo

This portrait is an ink drawing. I have made a pencil sketch first and worked over with the ink pens this is not like my usual watercolor painting it is all black ink. I love the minimalism and contrast of the black ink on the white paper with a touch of precious gold ink between the hair and filled in the background’s oval shape. I loved drawing this portrait while listening to Em music and I hope I was able to deliver the spirit and essence of Plike if you like to discover her music, you can visit her website where you find the links to her YouTube channel and Bandcamp.

Special Limited Edition Hand Embellished Fine Art Prints:
This portrait is available in a very Limited Special Edition of #25 prints hand embellished with gold ink to get the closest real effect to the original. Prints are numbered and hand signed, size 8×10 inches unframed and unmatted, printed by me in my studio on heavy acid free paper.  Price is $40 + $8 Shipping via USPS Priority Mail within US for International shipping contact me first. If you are a Plike fan or like to reserve one of these beautiful fan art prints, just fill in the form Shop Art Prints  for preorder here on my Blog! If you have any question please don’t hesitate to contact me.

***When these 25 prints are sold out there will never be another “Hand Embellished” prints run.

❤ UPDATE ❤
❤ I just got a wonderful surprise because this! ❤

Plike love this portrait so much that she wants to have it hanging in her music studio and it make me really happy! She just wrote a wonderful post on her Website Featuring me there I am so grateful of such kindness!

You can read her post here : Artist Carolina Russo releases limited edition Plike portrait in Art For Music series

Plike Feature me on plikemusic.com

Amazing things happens while sharing our talents and art! Thank you Em for featuring me!

Details about my ink drawing:
 I Sketched on a mixed media large sketchbook size 9 x 11 inches and I used a  Draft/Matic Pencil  0.3mm  Mab Graves Limited Edition by ALVIN. Black ink pen used COPIC Multiliner 0.03 

You can see more of my Paintings visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries you find them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.

Please follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

#ArtForMusic #carolinarussoart

Have a great week!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Happy Mother’s Day!

 

happy mothers day .

Rose – Photo ©Carolina Russo

❤ A beautiful rose dedicated to all the amazing moms in this special “Mother’s Day”
one rose for each day of the year ❤
And especially I like to dedicate this rose to my beautiful mamma in Italy, I am far away here in USA  and we have to deal with the long distance and no matter what the life brings she has been and is always there for me I love you mamma grazie! ❤

Happy Mother’s Day!
💝🎉much love to all the Moms out there, to be a mom isn’t easy but nothing can be compared to the LOVE of a mom! 💗🌷wish you a wonderful day!

 

 

Thank You!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth – A Blossomed California Sunset In April…

A Blossomed Sunset In April – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Today I came across the post of the weekly photo challenge at The Daily Post and also if this is the theme for last Wednesday April 19 and tomorrow would be a new theme,  I still want to participate to this one, with one of my latest photo and share the beauty of nature with you all.

From The Daily Post: The theme for this week is “Earth” celebrating the Earth Day and our planet. This week, share an image that means “earth” to you — whether it’s a panorama of a landscape that takes your breath away, a close-up revealing a detail in nature, or another scene that honors the outdoors, we welcome your takes on the theme!

The photo I am sharing today is a beautiful Southern California sunset filled with lovely yellow flowers. I took this photo some days ago during my daily evening hike. I love my walk at sunset time it give me the opportunity to take beautiful photos of sunsets and fierce colored skies. California is a wonderful place for sunset photography no matter where you are if on the hills or near the ocean. This photo was taken on the hills of a trail I love to go. The nature here is beautiful lately especially after all the rain we had a month ago, everything turned out beautifully green a joy for the eyes since here often the hills looks yellow brownish and dry.
I enjoyed my walk a lot lately with these beautiful kind of evenings, but this week is already getting too warm and everything is already changing color.

When I took this photo, I really wanted to capture all the elements that makes our earth beautiful, the orange fierce sunset sky, the clouds, the land and the flowers. I almost felt I was creating one of my paintings, I had a clear idea of how I wanted the photo to be. To get this angle for my shot I had to almost laying on the ground! Turned out exactly what I’ve envisioned! I hope that you enjoy this portrait of nature as symbol of our precious Earth as much as I do.


For more of my Photography visit my Photography Gallery

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

 

 

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

 

Thank You!

Thank You!

 

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Happy Easter!

Easter Bunny! Not my Art! But I love this image found on Pinterest!


HAPPY EASTER!

I wish you all a wonderful day filled with joy and happiness!

My Lovely Grey!

 

Thank You!

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Tribal Necklace – Love and Clarity

– TRIBAL Jewelry Collection –

Love and Clarity Necklace – Tribal Collection Jewelry ©CarolinaRusso

This is one of my Jewelry creations, it is a necklace part of my Tribal Collection of Jewelry Designs.
I love to create unusual jewelry, with uncommon shapes and style, reminding the Tribal Talismans.
I named this necklace “Love and Clarity” because some of  the beautiful gemstones meanings.

Tribal Necklace -

Tribal Necklace – “Love and Clarity”

Positive energies are loaded in the natural gemstones and crystals as components of this organic necklace.

LOVE and CLARITY

LOVE and CLARITY

This necklace feature wire-work wrapped around the gemstones and to the suede adjustable leather cord.
There is a sliding Turquoise Centerpiece that allow to wear the necklace in different ways just moving it.

Tribal Love and Clarity

Tribal Love and Clarity

A sophisticated accent to the primitive Tribal look is given from the beautiful variety of gemstones –
Rose Quartz Beauty and Love – Blue Quartz Harmony and Clarity – Agate Strength and Acceptance –  Mother of Pearl  Protective and Calming –

Crystal Amplifies – Turquoise Courage and Protection.

You can see it on me, I have one for myself!
I wore it when I had a meet up with some of my dearest Bloggers friends here on WordPress as you can see,
the necklace has a unique look that can change moving the Turquoise center piece up and down can turn in a choker or in an asymmetrical necklace.

More similar designs would be created and added time to time to this beautiful collection, so far there are three designs, this is the second.
The first one was this the “Strength And Harmony” necklace,

Strenght and Harmony

Strength and Harmony

and there is also a third one part of this collection the latest created is the necklace “Love and Piece”.

Love and Peace

And the story will go on….

If you like one this is a Limited Edition only few would be made! For pre-order purchase read here if you want to purchase here on the Blog or go to my YesterdayAfter Etsy Shop 

Thank You!

Photography and Design by ©Carolina Russo “Tribal  Jewelry Collection 2017” –  yesterdayafter.com

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The Ocean In Winter

Majestic Ocean - Photo ©Carolina Russo

Majestic Ocean – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Hello friends sorry I haven’t post much lately, I have been busy with some painting commissions, fullfilling some orders and organizing my new Etsy Shop. Last week I went to visit the beautiful Ocean it was an great day! Maybe some of you that follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart already had the opportunity to see these and more of my latest photos. I love the ocean in Winter the colors, the dramatic sky is a wonderful combination. When I went there I took some nice photos there were a beautiful light check my Instagram for more. These days here in California is unusually raining a lot, which is very good for the earth everything around here is now way greener and beautiful! Usually the hills where I go hiking are dry and the vegetation camouflage with the dirt and rocks at this moment it is so green like rarely I have seen, so I went to take some photos there too I will post them here next time. For today enjoy this beautiful ocean’s sunset! And you can also see me in action trying to capture the moment! ❤

me-capturing-the-moment

Until next time I wish you a great week I better go back to paint now! 😉 ❤

 

Thank You!

Thank You!

 

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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.

Highlands Scotland - Photo ©James Radcliffe

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!

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Whispers – #WorldWotercolorgroup

       

Whispers - Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

Whispers – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso


Happy February! ❤

Today painting is about a portrait that I am working on. What you see is a work in progress. That’s why I only posted a small section of the face just to anticipate what I am working on. This is a portrait inspired by the words of a beautiful song. I will post it when is completed and I will add the words that inspired me. The portrait Is in black and white and gray, no colors,  another limited palette between wash and ink.

 

Details about my watercolors:
 This watercolor painting is outlined with a black ink Copic Multiliner #003 pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  Ink fountain pen used is a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib   and a Pentel Poket Brush.  I painted on a  9 x 11 inches mixed media sketchbook.


All my watercolor – Ink Sketch are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints 
❤ Commission are welcome read Custom Art for details.

Please follow me on my Instagram account dedicated to my Art! @carolinarussoart

 

#WorldWatercolorGroup

Have a great rest of the week stay creative ❤

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