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National Peace Rose

 

Peace Rose - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Peace Rose – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Today for April Celebration is National Peace Rose Day!

I know it is a bit late today I had a little time and I made my Peace Rose to honor this beautiful National Day.
I love roses, all of them, and I enjoyed to watercolor this symbolic one, for the beautiful colors and interesting history facts behind it.

Peace Rose - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Peace Rose – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

History
Each year on April 29th we recognize National Peace Rose Day.   The day is set aside to honor the “Peace” rose, a well-known and fruitful garden rose.

The light yellow to large cream-colored flowers of the Peace rose have slightly flushed crimson pink petal edges.  It is a hybrid tea rose that is hardy, vigorous and highly resistant to disease.

French horticulturist Francis Meilland, developed the Peace rose between 1935 and 1939.  When Meilland foresaw the German invasion of France, to protect the new rose, he sent cutting to his friends in Italy, Turkey, Germany and the United States. It is believed these cuttings were sent to the United States on the last plane available before the German invasion.

The rose received different names in each country it was sent.  In France, it was called “Madame A. Meilland” in honor of the breeder’s mother.  In Italy, it was called Gioia, meaning Joy.  In Germany, the name of the rose was Gloria Dei, for glory to God. In the United States, the rose was named Peace.

As the Second World War was coming to a close in Europe, the trade name “Peace” was publicly announced on April 29, 1945, the name it was given in the United States.

Later in 1945, Peace roses were given to each delegate at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations, in San Francisco, with a note that read:  “We hope the Peace rose will influence men’s thoughts for everlasting world peace.”  (source NationalCalendar)

 

Details about my doodlewash:
 watercolor with pink, brown and black ink finish pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Brown Ink pen #01 and in Black ink #005  also a Pink gel pen over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this Celebration of National DNA Day, I am also join Charlie at doodlewash celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash!  You are welcome to join with your doodlewash!  Tag your image#doodlewashaday.

 

#doodlewashaday #NationalPeaceRoseDay

Happy doodles!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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National Tell A Story Day

 

Peaceful

Peaceful – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Deep Water

Surrounded by the blue deepest water. The reflections of floating emotions, loaded the mind and body in a fearless state.Tranquillity and silence flying through the broken branches of a life experience, were glowing under the warm sunlight.
Suddenly warm rain drops of happiness joined the deep water becoming one.

A 50 Words Story ©Carolina Russo

 

Today for April Celebration is National Tell A Story Day!

I hope that you enjoyed to read my little story and that did bring you some good feelings and thoughts during this day or evening. I wanted to combine two of my artistic and creative way of expression, “Watercolors and Writing”. I wanted to share one of my 50 words stories “Deep Water” and illustrate it I with one of my watercolors that I painted few years ago for my mom.

National Tell a Story Day is observed in the United States each year on April 27th.
We are all encouraged to share all kinds of stories on National Tell a Story Day. Whether it’s read from a book, one from your imagination or an actual story from a childhood memory, April 27th is the day to gather friends and family and share those stories.


Details about my
doodlewash:
 I used a basic watercolor palette Artist’s Loft Fundamental watercolor pan set  this pan set is considered for beginners but I enjoy it for the variety of colors and use it a lot for sketching. I also used a  Pigma Micron Black Ink pen #005 over a Watercolor Cold Press 140lb paper!

With this Celebration of National Tell A Story Day, I am also join Charlie at doodlewash celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash!  You are welcome to join with your doodlewash!  Tag your image #doodlewashaday.

I also like to thank Teresa Ronson for adding me in her list for this month participating to the #SelfieDay

 

#doodlewashaday #NationalTellAStoryDay

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

 

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Categories: 50 Words Story, Art, Doodlewash, Drawings, Illustration, My Paintings, National Days, Poetry, Short Stories, Sketch Book, Uncategorized, Watercolors | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

National Pigs In A Blanket Day

Pig In A Blanket

Pigs In A Blanket – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

Today for April month celebrations is National Pigs in a Blanket Day!

This morning when I was looking at the National Days Calendar, finding my inspiration for my watercolor to do, I find out that the celebration was about pigs in a blanket, and my mind started to think about the cute and sweet pink little baby pigs, you know…the ones that you want to cuddle and hold in your arms. Also a lovely kids story came to my mind the famous “Charlotte’s Web” which I love!

But soon I realized that the celebration is about “Food” that pigs in a blanket are referred to different dishes that are celebrated Internationally.
Here in United States this dish is known from the 50s and is made with hot dogs or sausages wrapped with croissant or biscuit dough and baked in oven, they can be an anytime snack or eaten for breakfast or as appetizer and very often are served at kids parties because they are very easy to eat and tasty.

I felt that all my nice inspiration went away and I thought, I am not going to watercolor today! I will pass this day.

The image in my mind was totally different believe me, if you ever did see or had the opportunity to hold one of these cute baby pig, you will never want think to eat a pigs in a blanket and other products again also because the way that are produced. I personally don’t eat them, and please forgive me if you eat them I am not here to offend anyone!

After thinking about it, I changed my mind and decided that the beautiful part of being an artist is to let your creativity be “Free” and I decided to go on and watercolor my ideal of “Pig In A Blanket”

Pig In A Blanket - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Pig In A Blanket – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

Details about my doodlewash:
 watercolor with black and blue ink finish. I used one of my favorite French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black Ink pen #005 and #05 Pentel Blue ink pen over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this Celebration I am also join Charlie at doodlewash celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash!  You are welcome to join with your doodlewash!  Tag your image#doodlewashaday.

 

#doodlewashaday #NationalPigsInABlanket

Happy doodles and have a great day or evening!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

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National Haiku Day – Everything 5.7.5 Haiku

Walking on the hills Photo #2

 


Everything

 

Find the beautiful in everything

our souls are streaming life in everything

inspiration comes from our everything.

-CR

 

#NationalHaikuDay

Read my Haiku 5.7.5


I love to hear from you!

I love to hear from you!

 

Haiku and Photography
©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Save The Elephant Day

Elephant

Elephant – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

Save The Elephant Day!

Today my April Celebration and doodlewash is dedicated to a wonderful, intelligent and very sensible animal that I love the Elephant!

They are beautiful wildlife creatures, and they need all of our support to keep them safe and secure in their habitat on this planet. It is very sad that beautiful and fascinating creatures like them are under life threats in some areas, I have seen online horrific photos.

Today is Save The Elephant Day  let’s make this not just one day but every day, we can show our love and support spreading the words, visiting websites dedicated to animal protection, we can do anything that we feel, can help to raise awareness in protection of their days to come!  As  I am also a Jewelry Designer I made a choice long ago and it is to never ever use “Ivory” elements in any of my creations.

My watercolor shows an elephant that is worried about his future, but that is there ready to run free and happy any day of the year without worries.

Elephant Day

Elephant– Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor with black ink finish. I used one of my favorite French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron black Ink pen #005 and #05 over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this Celebration of Save The Elephant Day, I am also join Charlie at doodlewash celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash!  You are welcome to join with your doodlewash!  Tag your image#doodlewashaday.

 

#doodlewashaday, #SaveTheElephantDay

Happy doodles and have a wonderful day!

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©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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National Dolphin Day!

Dolphins

I am a little bit late on this one!

My day was busy,  I had very little time to create my watercolor but I did it!  This is a late night post of my doodlewash dedicated to a beautiful animal that I adore!!! The Dolphin, I couldn’t miss to celebrate National Dolphin Day! ❤  this wonderful and sweet ocean creature. One of my wish is that I would love to swim with one of them 😉  for now I only had the opportunity to see them far away from the beach on the California Coast.

My watercolor shows two happy dolphins because that’s the way I see them. I made it in about 15 minutes.

Details about my doodlewash:
it is a watercolor with ink finish. I used one of my favorite French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron black Ink pen #2 over a Mixed Media Sketchbook!

 

With this Celebration of National Dolphin Day, I am also join Charlie at doodlewash celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash!  You are welcome to join with your doodlewash!  Tag your image #doodlewashaday.

 

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©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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April Celebration – Today is Draw a Picture of a Bird Day!

 

Orange Crowned Warbler - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Orange Crowned Warbler – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

April Celebration National and International Days!

Today  is dedicated to “Draw a Picture of a Bird Day!”

In honor and inspiration of this Day I decided to Doodlewash a California Bird specifically one that I enjoy to see often from my window and it is a very cute little yellowish-green bird with sometimes a visible orange color crown on the top head, the name of this bird is the Orange-Crowned Warbler

I enjoyed to celebrate this Day and drawing this lovely bird very much! ❤

California Bird2x

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Details about my doodlewash:
it is a watercolor with ink finish I used one of my favorite French Artists Watercolors the Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron black Ink pen #2 over a Sketchbook!


About April Draw a Picture of a Bird a Day Origin and how it all started: 

Origin 1943 United Kingdom – Dorie Cooper

In 1943, Dorie Cooper’s mother took her to a hospital in to visit her uncle who was wounded in World War 2. While there, Dorie attempted to cheer her uncle by asking him to “Draw a bird for me, please.”After seeing her uncle’s bird picture, Dorie laughed out loud and proclaimed that he was not a very good artist, but that she would hang the picture in her room nonetheless. The complete honesty and acceptance of his niece did much to lighted her uncle’s spirit. Other soldiers at the hospital also had their day brightened by the event and so, every time Dorie came to visit, they held drawing contests to see who could produce the best bird pictures.
Sadly, just three years later, young Dorie was killed in a car accident. At her funeral, her coffin was filled with bird images that had been made by soldiers, nurses, and doctors from the ward where her uncle had been. The people who little Dorie had touched decided that the little girl who brought hope to the ward by drawing birds would be forevermore remembered on her birthday, April 8th.

Draw a Bird Day is not a recognized official holiday but it is one of the most heartfelt holidays of the year, honoring the soul of a beautiful and innocent, little girl.

To celebrate Dorie’s birthday, be inspired to draw a bird of any kind and share it! ❤

With this Celebration I am also join Charlie at doodlewash celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash!  You are welcome to join us with your doodlewash!  Tag your image #doodlewashaday

Source(s):
Google search.
National Geographic

#doodlewashaday

 

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April Celebration! #FindaRainbowDay

 

Double Rainbow

Double Rainbow

 

Double Rainbow

Double Rainbow

The Month of April is filled with interesting National and International Celebrating Days!

I am participating to the “Celebration” choosing some of the days that are inspiring to me and post some of my work like my own photos, watercolors, sketches, poetry. I got inspired to do this from my dear Doodlewasher friend Charlie O’Shields at Doodlewash I will join him some days during this month with my watercolors and tag my image #doodlewashaday  if anyone that love doodlewash wants to join please visit his post here  it would be fun!

Today is April 3rd and is “Find a Rainbow Day”

I am celebrating this special National Day with my Photography posting two lovely photos of double rainbows that I was lucky enough to be at the right time at the right spot when the beautiful rainbows appeared in the sky. The first photo was taken in 2013 I like how clear the colors of the main rainbow are sadly the second rainbow is very light to see in both photos but is there.

The second photo was taken on November 2nd 2015 is a photo very dear to me because this beautiful double rainbow appeared about 30 minutes after my dog Mojo died exactly 5 months ago yesterday! That day I felt like the rainbow was a sign from above from Mojo saying that she was happy.  I wanted to capture that moment and I took the photo with my phone.

April is also Poetry Month  and the 17th is National Hiku Poetry Day let’s get inspired and celebrate!

The following two sites are great resources for the “official” days that people are celebrating somewhere in the world: National Day Calendar and Days of the Year. If you like to celebrate in the way that best inspire you just choose a date National or International and let your creativity flow! 😉

Have a wonderful and colorful National Rainbow Day!

-CR

 

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

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