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COLLECT Day #3 – #INKTOBER2016

Day #3 - COLLECT InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo
Day #3 – COLLECT InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo


Day 3: COLLECT

Ylia love to be free in the nature of this Earth. She is inspired, amused and amazed by the oceans and seas, she feel in her element walking on the shore in every season listening the beautiful sound of the breaking weaves and breathing the restoring air. She collect seashells and listen to their stories of millions of years.

“Her name is ©Ylia and she is the Character I created for this InkTober 2016″

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October Challenge!

Today I am late to post Day 3 I wasn’t at home.  I was able to finish my drawing on time earlier just unable to post it and also if right now is late at night I post it anyway. I enjoyed very much to create Day 3 “Collect” another creative image for my character Ylia and because I love seashells! I hope that you like it too I will post Day #4 later on today! This challenge is amazing I have read from Jake Parker Instagram that there is a great response more that 200,000 of artists are posting every day! I am happy and proud to be part of this ❤

Visit my GALLERY  and follow Ylia every day new adventures!

I made a second Instagram account dedicated to my Art please follow me there! @carolinarussoart

Have a happy InkTober!

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

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Anniversary 14 years in USA! And Anniversary for my Blog!

- Malibu - Photo ©Carolina Russo
Southern California – Photo ©Carolina Russo

c599f0be1f4aa79f8c6321aa7953c89eI moved from Italy in 2002

Today is my 14 years Anniversary here in USA
I just wanted to share this with my friends and because today it is also my Blog Anniversary on WordPress!

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Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 4 years ago!
Thanks for flying with us.

Keep up the good blogging!

After I signed up  on WP I had my Blog active but silent for about more than 2 years.F I have been without writing or posting anything but working behind the scenes!
First I wanted to reserve my domain name yesterdayafter.com since I love it a lot!

At the same time I was working on launching my Jewelry Design Collections, my Paintings, Digital Art, Poetry and all my creative work.
I was only working on the graphics and designs to customize the theme and layout of this Blog reflecting my own creativity.  I wanted to launch it as soon I was ready, but no word was ever posted. Some life events also slowed down the process. Then only on March 2015, I decided to jump in and I made a very small first post announcing the opening of my Etsy Shop.

I felt like I was a tiny drop into the ocean of the Blogosphere, almost impossible to be seen in between the millions of other Blogs, I felt so little but I kept going!
And you great people started to discover my Blog! I was posting once in a while my Jewelry and Artworks and I got very nice feedback! As Artist I express my Art and creativity in different ways, my posts are not always about the same subject. I work with different media and my followers showed appreciation and love for my talents. I actually like the variety between all the things I love! I like to surprise you with the unexpected.

“A Tip” that I can give to new Bloggers that feel a bit lonely and in need of friends and followers is to be active!

When I started, after a month that I got to see how it was blogging, I decided to go around leaving comments on other Blogs, and not just stay here reading. I let people know how much I loved their work and they responded to me beautifully with kindred words and they discovered my Blog and Art and started to follow recognizing me with Awards. I felt very honored for such a beautiful recognitions. Right now I have become an “Award Free” Blog but I am always honored from your nominations and I will post your link in the Awards Page!

Starlight Blogger Award 05/30/2015In May 2015 I also created my own Award to pass on  “The Starlight Blogger Award”  I launched this Award to highlight and Promote Inspiring Bloggers and I am so happy that the Award is going all over around the world! I see lots of Bloggers that link to me using this Award!

Last year I decided that I wanted to do something to give back to this beautiful Community and help to bring Blogs together I started my weekly Meet and Greet Event  this year is named Meet and Greet Fridays! And Every month  I choose to Feature one Blogger and Blog that I admire and I am Inspired from, introducing  them to inspire others.

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I felt very welcome here I discovered amazing Blogs and Bloggers that are beautiful friends and I also had the opportunity to meet some in person!

I also found an amazing Community of Artists that is very supportive and inspiring!

I am stunned and amazed about the fast growth it’s fascinating!

…..THANK YOU to ALL…..

each one of you made this happen leaving your comments and love!

I am very happy because our strength together is very powerful and encouraging to keep going I am so grateful for you!
Stay connected and support each other good things will come and never stop dreaming!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 30 and Day 31 – #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Bubbles  –
Day #30 World Watercolor Month

This post is for the last two days of this great month of July Day #30/31 of the World Watercolor Month  Today painting is a playful fish, he is happy and play with his bubbles! Don’t ask me what kind of fish he is because I created without references.

Day #30 -  World Watercolor Month  - Fish and Bubbles - ©Carolina Russo
Day #30 – World Watercolor Month – Fish and Bubbles – ©Carolina Russo

 

– Ethereal Mermaid –
Day #31 World Watercolor Month

Day #31/31 Today is last day I can’t believe it I made all the 31 paintings and meet this great worldwide challenge! For the last day I painted another pose of the same Ethereal Mermaid I painted for the Day#17 this one is floating in the water.

Day #31 -  World Watercolor Month - Ethereal Mermaid - ©Carolina Russo
Day #31 – World Watercolor Month – Ethereal Mermaid – ©Carolina Russo


Details about my watercolors
:
 watercolors are outlined with black, blue and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black and Blue ink #01 pens and white Signo Uni-ball Angelic  gel pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!


To see my Collection for the World Watercolors Month July 2016 31 paintings please visit my  Gallery


SALE:
 All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints.  In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting.
Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal  contact me to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.
to help children !
15% Proceeds will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to help children ! ❤ 

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

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This was an amazing month keep painting!
Much love to everyone that participated and a special Thanks to Charlie!

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Day 28 and Day 29 – #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Pink Rose –
Day #28 World Watercolor Month

This post is for two days Day #28/31 of the World Watercolor Month  sorry I had no time to post my painting for day 28 and 29 earlier so I am posting them today!  I am working on the last two paintings for the end of this fantastic month of July! Today I am posting Roses! For this rose lay on a table I I used colors that were already mixed on my tray and with that I was able to get this effect.

Day #28 -  World Watercolor Month  - Pink Rose  - ©Carolina Russo
Day #28 – World Watercolor Month – Pink Rose – ©Carolina Russo


– Roses –
Day #29 World Watercolor Month

Day #29/31 Just some nice roses I am testing colors and different techniques!

Day #29 -  World Watercolor Month  - Roses  - ©Carolina Russo
Day #29 – World Watercolor Month – Roses – ©Carolina Russo


Details about my watercolors
:
 the watercolors are outlined with different colors ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron pens in Brown, Black and Red ink #01 painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!


To see all my World Watercolors Month paintings please visit my  Gallery on this page starting on July  1st I’ll display my daily paintings for July World Watercolor Month Collection 2016!


SALE:
 All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints.  In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting.
Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal  contact me to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.
to help children !
15% Proceeds will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to help children ! ❤ 

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

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Enjoy the last days of this great month!

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 26 and Day 27 – #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Pink Seahorse –
Day #26 World Watercolor Month

This post is for two days Day #26/31 of the World Watercolor Month  Today painting is a Study of a Seahorse. I painted the same seahorse on two different papers one is on white paper with light washes of colors and outlined with a brown ink pen. The result is a delicate and ethereal Seahorse.

Day #27 - World Watercolor Month -Pink Seahorse - ©Carolina Russo
Day #27 – World Watercolor Month – Pink Seahorse – ©Carolina Russo

 

– Dark Seahorse –
Day #27 World Watercolor Month

Day #27/31 Today to do something different for my study, I painted the same seahorse on a black paper. First I painted some of the background with rich pigmented colors. The effect change dramatically. This time after the background was dry I draw the seahorse with a white gel pen. And I really like how it looks!

Day #26 - World Watercolor Month -Dark Seahorse - ©Carolina Russo
Day #27 – World Watercolor Month -Dark Seahorse – ©Carolina Russo


Details about my watercolors
:
 watercolors are outlined with brown and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Brown ink #01  painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook! For Day #26 I outlined with a white Signo Uni-ball Angelic  gel pen and painted over a black paper.


To see all my World Watercolors Month paintings please visit my  Gallery on this page starting on July  1st I’ll display my daily paintings for July World Watercolor Month Collection 2016!


SALE:
 All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints.  In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting.
Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal  contact me to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.
to help children !
15% Proceeds will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to help children ! ❤ 

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

WorldWatercolorMonth
Join Us!

Enjoy the great month!

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Day 23 and Day 24 #WorldWatercolorMonth

Day #23 WorldWatercolor Month - Love Coffee - ©Carolina Russo
Day #23 WorldWatercolor Month – Love Coffee – ©Carolina Russo


– Love Coffee –
Day #23 World Watercolor Month

This post is for two days Day #23 – 24/31 of the World Watercolor Month  For day 23 I painted a cup of coffee! Most of us love coffee I do anytime!  Yesterday I went to a nice Coffee place and while sipping my delicious cup of coffee  I painted this one!

Day #23 WorldWatercolor Month - Love Coffee - ©Carolina Russo
Day #23 WorldWatercolor Month – Love Coffee – ©Carolina Russo

– Beach –
Day #24 World Watercolor Month

Day #24/31 For today here in California is really hot these days so a nice isolated beach was in my day-dreams a perfect subject for today painting! ❤

Day #24 World Watercolor Month - Beach - ©Carolina Russo
Day #24 World Watercolor Month – Beach – ©Carolina Russo


Details about my watercolors
:
 watercolors are outlined with black , Blue, Brown and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005  painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!


To see all my World Watercolor Month paintings please visit my  Gallery on this page starting on July  1st I’ll display my daily paintings for July World Watercolor Month Collection 2016!


SALE:
 All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints.  In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting.
Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal  contact me to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.
to help children !
15% Proceeds will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to help children ! ❤ 

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

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Enjoy this great month!

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Day 14 and Day 15 #WorldWatercolorMonth

Day #14 - Fashion - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Day #14 – Fashion – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

– Fashion Sketch –
Day #14 World Watercolor Month

 

This is Day #14/31 of the World Watercolor Month  I am behind 2 days so to make it easier for me to catch up and get back on track I am posting two watercolors that I previously posted here once but still brand new because I painted them within last two months.
Day #14 Is one of my Fashion Design sketches for an Avant garde Dress.

Day #14 - Fashion - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Day #14 – Fashion – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 


– Whimsical Creature –
Day #15 World Watercolor Month

 

Whimsical Creature "Nature"
Whimsical Creature “Nature”

 

Day #15/31 I painted this in May. I wanted to watercolor an imaginary girl who has a beautiful face and that she will represent the “Nature” I can see in her the Earth, the Water, the Air. She brings to the World love, flowers and happiness!❤


Details about my watercolors
:
 watercolors are outlined with black ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005  painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

To see all my World Watercolor Month paintings please visit my  Gallery on this page starting on July  1st I’ll display my daily paintings for July World Watercolor Month Collection 2016!


SALE:
 All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints.  In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting.
Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal  contact me to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.
to help children !
15% Proceeds will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to help children ! ❤ 

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

WorldWatercolorMonth
Join Us!

Enjoy this great month!

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com