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


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.


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!


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New Release! Watercolor Painting “Love”

Love – Watercolor Painting by ©CarolinaRusso

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Today post is to release my new watercolor painting!  The title of my painting  is “Love” I was inspired to paint it a couple of days ago, thinking at a celebration of universal love not just at what is the commercial “Valentine’s Day” but thinking at something more deep and profound than that.

Time ago I wrote a quote that say:

Love is the light at the center of everything”  – © CR


This quote is what really inspired my painting, I hope that you all like it and and that you know inside your soul what love is.

This painting was previously posted yesterday on my Instagram account and was Featured by Untwine.Australia

❤ Details about my paintings:
 My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens. Fountain pen Pilot Prera fine nib.  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1, Sakura Gold Pen Touch Calligrapher.  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 Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed.


Fine Art Prints are available at this moment upon direct request to me:
❤ Feel free to contact me if you would like a Limited Edition Print of this paintings,  you can order yours right here on the Blog just Contact me letting me know that you want it and you can pay directly here on the PayPal button on my side bar, very easy!

Details: Each Prints would be Hand Embellished! Sizes available is 5 x 7  and 8×10 inches Special Price $25 and $35 +  shipping!  ❤

UPDATE***Now Available also on my ETSY Shop direct listing link here

More paintings fine art prints are available on my Etsy Shop!


For more of what I am up to daily, follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart


Have a wonderful week and stay tuned for more Art!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com



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A Wonderful Collaboration With Talented Artist Carolina Russo

I finally can reveal my latest and great collaboration with Author Marjorie Mallon! I have created the illustrations for her wonderful new book, coming soon in paperback…read the post to know more and stay tuned! <

M J Mallon Author

The Creature ©Carolina Russo_Online Use

Today, I am delighted to share with you my latest collaboration with artist Carolina Russo, who has created a brilliant new portrait of the Creature, Eruterac, in my paperback novel, The Curse of Time – Book 1 – Bloodstone to be released April 2018.

Below is the full colour portrait of Esme:

Esme And The Mirror ©Carolina Russo - Online UseBoth the Creature and Esme the mirror girl will feature in black and white in my paperback release scheduled for April 2018. At present, the kindle version is NOT ILLUSTRATED.

I am sure you will agree that they are wonderful portraits. Carolina has taken my written words and captured the essence of both characters brilliantly. What an extraordinarily talented lady!  I am so thrilled. They will enhance my paperback beautifully. It is fitting that these beautiful illustrations should be included in the soon to be released paperback considering that one of the themes of the novel is art coming alive!


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Featured – Art and Music Collaboration

Art And Music together can create magic!

Day #9: Ghoul – Screech

Today I am very happy to share that I was “Featured” on the new website and Blog of indie band Rigna.Folk from Germany!

You can read their Feature Blog Post here: Collaborations with two artists from the US and Macedonia

Last November I have collaborated with the Rigna Folk creating a video displaying a selection of my recent paintings having as soundtrack one of their beautiful songs.
If you follow me maybe you remember my Blog post, if you are new you can read it here:

Art Inspiring Magic – Stillness – (Video)

RiGNA.FOLK is a great Indie band from Germany, I love their music and they love my art!
I think is beautiful that we crossed paths!

I dedicated my art to music many times already and I find it to be very inspiring.






You can find RiGNA.FOLK on:

You Tube




#artformusic #carolinarussoart

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.

❤ Visit my Etsy Shop for more ideas! Just updated there are lots of new work listed as Limited Edition Signed Prints of my original watercolor paintings.


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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Etsy Shop Flash Sale 5 Days only! 20% Off

Etsy Shop Flash Sale!


♥️ I am having a 5 Days Flash Sale on my ETSY Shop! 

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my paintings and recent work is up for grab during the next 5 days 20% Off when you spend $18, starting January 10 until January 15.  Right now is  good time to shop if you like some of my pieces don’t miss this sale!

Hint: Valentine’s Day is coming pretty soon ❤ how about a love gift to your loved one, or to yourself…why not? 😉 ❤

There are lots of new work that I have created during the past months.  There are about 50 paintings listed as Limited Edition Signed Prints of my original watercolor paintings. Prints are beautiful and available in two sizes at different prices, there is also available a “Set of Three Prints of your Choice” for a special price.

Thank you so much for following my Art your support is great and means a lot to me! ❤

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Mystical Multitude is a Winner for Untwine Australia #newbeginnings

Mystical Multitude – Original Watercolor Graphite ©Carolina Russo

Hello friends,
I hope you all had great Holidays with family and loved ones. The 2018 is here!

A new year is a fresh start for a new beginning, hope and realization of dreams, may the beginning of this year fill you with love, inspiration and new strength to succeed in what you love.

Today I have a wonderful news!
I am so happy and honored to announce that I am one of the six “Winners” chosen by UntwineAustralia participating to their first word prompt Contest for 2018 @untwine.australia #newbeginnings  I have participated on Instagram posting my Watercolor – Graphite painting “Mystical Multitude”.
This Contest was open to writers, artists and photographers, inspired by the combination of Words with Images. I love to write Poetry, Haiku and Short Stories when they are whispered to my soul. As a Visual Artist this time I decided to only post my painting as the speaking image. In art often you no need words the painting will speak to your soul and you will read what you feel into it.

Mystical Multitude
 this is my meaning behind the painting, is inspired by how our emotions are flowing together in our reality, how feelings can transport us in many directions and how much we emotionally change. This portrait shows three different faces of women, but in a mystical and dreamy way it represents one person, the same woman in different moments and emotional state of her life, going through, transformation and changes”.

I felt that this painting was perfect to visually  illustrate the prompt word “New Beginnings” and I am so happy that Untwine Australia like it too! ❤

Utwine Australia – Winners

Yesterday I was tagged on Instagram with these two beautiful posts!

Thank you so much Untwine Australia, Untwine.me for loving my Art as much to make me a winner of #newbeginnings
A special thanks goes also to the wonderful Editor in Chief,  writer Jennifer Calvert of Ink And Quill

A great start of the year THANK YOU!

This painting is available in Limited Edition Fine Art Signed Prints if anyone is interested just Contact me directly ❤

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Happy New Year 2018!

Happy New Year 2018 – Photo ©Carolina Russo


Dear friends and followers old and new ones!

I would just like to express in few words how much joy, encouragement  and happiness you have given me during the last 3 years and the 2017 with your presence and support here on my Blog, thank you so much for following my journey and my art, thank you for your support. Many new things would come during the 2018 and wish for your joy and happiness in return, may your life be filled with your dreams and aspirations. Blessings! ❤

Happy New Year 2018 may be a great creative year in every way possible!

Much love!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Video – Wintmas 2017

Day #3 Candies, Turtle Dove –

Video – Wintmas 2017 – watercolor Holiday Art Collection

Click the link below and enjoy!



Now you can see all the paintings of this Collection anytime,  visit my Wintmas 2017  GALLERY

Limited Edition Art Prints are available upon direct request to me just Contact me for details or visit my Etsy Shop 

For more updates of what I am up doing daily, follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart


Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Wintmas 2017 – Christmas Love Angels ©CarolinaRusso


LOVE – Love is the light at the center of everything.  ©CR

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year

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Thank you so much for following my artistic journey and for supporting my Art!
Your support is precious!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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