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Poetry – My Interview with Author Sylvester L. Anderson

Angels – Digital Art ©CarolinaRusso


My Interview with Author and Poet SYLVESTER L. ANDERSON

Sylvester L Anderson

Today I am very happy that I can finally share my New Interview!
I like to introduce you with my dear friend and long time follower of my Art and Blog my special guest is Author and Poet Sylvester L. Anderson also known in our Community Aka “Syl”  the name of his Syl65’s Blog I am really honored that he accepted to do this interview with me. Syl is a great soul and inspiring Author he writes beautiful poems, his flowing words are encouraging, motivating and filled with strength and positive energy. For some mysterious reasons it happens to read them just when you need them in your heart. Syl post daily on his Blog  his poetry, haiku, quotes and inspiring music he introduce his Blog with these words and verses….

Poetry, creative writing and a desire to inspire…..Isaiah 40: 31 But they who wait upon the Lord will get new strength. They will rise up with wings like eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not become weak…”

I wanted to illustrate our interview with a mystical, ethereal and powerful image as Syl creative writings are. I think that my Digital Artwork “Angels” that you see above is just right because I see Syl like the encouraging and supportive  Angel in our Blog’s community. Since the day he started to follow my art and blog years ago, he is always there leaving encouraging and beautiful heartfelt comments which I appreciate very much.

Right now here are my questions, let’s get to know Syl better let’s get started! Enjoy the interview….

1. For who doesn’t know you and your Blog, can you please introduce who Syl is?

First, thank you Carolina for having me on your blog. I have always appreciated your art and creativity. Now, who is Syl? I am a poet, blogger and author trying to inspire and help others see that they do matter in this life. Aside from writing, I enjoy music (a part of my blog), movies and I’m always open to learning.

2. When did you discover your talent and love for writing?

I would say at an early age. I use to sing out these little rhymes I had made up and my very first poem was a mother’s day poem (to my mom of course). I was very shy growing up so writing was my way to express what was going on inside of me, especially in my high school years. For as long as I can remember I have been writing, whether it was extra little notes in birthday cards, writing down my thoughts, or poetry.

3. You have a beautiful way to create your poetry expressing your words giving beautiful messages, there is a superior presence in your poetry and you often mention God? How much he inspire and influence your creative writings?

Thank you for your words. I will say that I am a born again Christian. I have no denomination, I follow Christ and He is the center of everything I do. I believe I was blessed with a gift to write and I want to use my gift to inspire others. I want to share what God does for me on a daily basis and that is love me unconditionally. I am so very happy that it comes through in my poetry. That right there is my central purpose and also to entertain. If you can smile after one of my poems, then it’s all good.

4. Can you describe your writing process? Do you plan your writings or do you write whenever words come to you?

My writing process is simple. I think the only time I plan my writings is when I am doing my Monday Thought post or when I am working on a book. I do a lot of spontaneous, whatever pops into my head writing. When the inspirational spark hits I get to writing. Sometimes the words come like a flood, line after line, or I am writing down one line and see what comes from it. Also, I find photos to go with my poetry and many times I choose the photo first and write about what I see in it. The most important part of my writing process is not forcing anything. If it’s not there I don’t write. I write because I enjoy it, not because I feel I have to.

5. You published several Poetry Collections can you tell us about it? And where we can find them?

I have published four print books and two eBooks, all self-published. I will list them in order and where you can find them.

Life through Celestial LensesAmazon (print and eBook)
The Darkness, The Light and The GloryAmazon (eBook available at smashwords)
Heartspeak, God and LoveAmazon (print and eBook)
Soul EmbersAmazon (print and eBook)
33 In The Name of Jesus – smashwords (eBook)
The Sevens – smashwords (eBook)


6. What suggestion or advice can you give to someone who wants publish their poetry for the first time?

Poetry is expression, so write what you love, be authentic and be original. Amazon Publishing Services offers free publishing tools and guides to help you get published. You will be doing the work yourself as far as formatting and editing but it is worth it if you are looking to publish your poetry. Winning Writers is a website where you can find legitimate poetry/literary contest (also a great way to get your poetry published). You can also look for poet/poetry forums or writing communities. No matter what your goal is, do your research and don’t give up.

7. What is your creative Dream Project?

Wow, that’s a great question! I would like to do some type of visual/spoken word videos and take my poetry to another level. Another dream project is to do some spoken word in whatever audio format and I definitely do not mean me reading some poetry in this robotic tone, but something with some oomph to it. I don’t think we should put limitations on our creativity. Also, I am open to doing collaborative projects with any of my fellow creatives out there.

8.  I love to ask this question to everyone I interview because is personal and introspective, If you describe or picture your inner soul how will you describe it? And what color would it be?

I picture my inner soul as an observer, standing in the background, taking notes about what is going in and around me. My favorite color is black but I believe my inner soul would be blue. Blue has a calming, tranquil affect and I hope that I bring that type of peace and calm with my everyday presence. Another thing about the color blue is that when you look up and see a clear blue sky it looks never-ending, limitless. I believe we shouldn’t put a cap on our dreams or goals, not limit ourselves.

9.  This is my last question you are one of my long time followers and I can call you my friend I know by now that you like my art and I like to ask you what do you like about my Art? What do you see in my paintings?

I believe when I first started following you, you were doing these digital portraits and I was blown away immediately. Your art is so original has such a distinctive, vintage look and quality about it which I can say is your signature style. What do I see in your paintings? I get a sense of hope,  especially within the eyes of your characters. There is this good vibe flowing beneath what you put on canvas. Lastly, I see you, maybe it your facial features that show up but I see you. You are your art.
Thank you so very much for this interview, Carolina, and for having me on your blog. It was fun and very much appreciated.

Ectoplasma – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

 

In conclusion of this Interview…. 
I am leaving you with one of Syl  latest Haiku – The Stars Are Speaking Again

A clear sky tonight
The stars are scattered just right
Speaking their language
Clasping your hand much tighter
Vivid in my mind

 

 

 


You can find  and follow Sylvester at:

WordPress Blog Syl65www.syl65.wordpress.com
Twitter@SylvesterPoetry
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/sylvester.l.anderson
LinkedInhttp://linkedin.com/in/sylvester-anderson-7536259a

 

I hope that you enjoyed the interview and to discover Sylvester L. Anderson.  I want to thank you Syl very much! I loved this opportunity and I wish all the best for you and for all your future projects!

And to you all I always love your comments, let me know what you think about this interview I know Syl  would love to read them!

❤ And if you like to read more of my previous Interviews to other talented and amazing souls check my Interviews Page

 

Until next time have a great weekend! ❤

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Music – My Interview with Ewian Christensen

Ewian Christensen Digital Portrait ©Carolina Russo
Ewian Christensen – Digital Portrait created by ©Carolina Russo

My interview with Musician, Composer, AudioVideo and independent Artist EWIAN CHRISTENSEN.

Today I am very happy to introduce you with my dear friend musician and composer EWIAN from Germany. Some of you that follow my Blog remember last year when I have Featured Ewian. I love his music and often I shared his  videos and the release of his latest Album “We Need Monsters”. I also used Ewian’s photos last year to create a first Digital Art Portrait part of my Art concept “When Nature Meet Humans ” Ewian was the portrait #6. A couple of months ago I asked Ewian if he would’ve have been open to do an interview with me. And he kindly accepted! I am thrilled about this and I am very happy to be able to let you know him better through  this interesting interview and if you don’t know him and his music, this is an opportunity for you to discover a very talented,  unique Artist that has a wonderful soul and a kind heart. His music is not so common and maybe not for everyone but if you like it… you love it! The sound he produce in his music is  a sort of unique amazing dreamy music combined with beautiful words in his lyrics that definitely show Ewian intrigued inner soul.
The color digital Portrait above is my latest creation dedicated to Ewian. I used some of the photos that he sent to me for this interview and I created this tri-dimensional metropolitan image that I guess in a way represent Ewian latest work.

Thank you so much Ewian for allow me to do this interview with you and give the opportunity to others to get to know your Art.

Let’s get started! Here there are my five questions:

1. For who doesn’t know can you please introduce who is EWIAN?

EWIAN was founded by me, Ewian Christensen in March 2013 by the release of my debut EP ‘We Will Never Grow Old’ The artist name is an acronym and means ‘Water of life’ in a metaphorical sense. Basically I am an independent artist, born in Latvia and grown up in Germany. Though I release my records (mostly) via Timezone records, my work is not under the influence of any record label, management, or other instances in order to guarantee the authenticity of my art to myself and all consumers. Beside my debut I published one single (‘Voices in your head’, 2013) and two albums (‘Good Old Underground’, 2014; ‘We Need Monsters’, 2015).

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Album: We Need Monsters’, 2015

I compose and produce all music and videos almost entirely by myself. From time to time, I collaborate with other musicians, so far with Fifi Rong (England, song: ‘When I Was Dead’), Alien Hand Syndrome (Austria, song: ‘Zampano’), Slack Armada (U.S.A., song: ‘Looper’), and at the moment: Plike (U.S.A.,’VAST’).

Plike - Photo Credit ©Daniel Lopez
Plike – Photo Credit ©Daniel Lopez

2.  Your music has a very unique sound and style and is categorized as “Alternative, Post-Rock”. Can you describe your creative process and what prompt and inspire you while creating?

Thanks. I already mentioned in other interviews that I just can’t help doing music. The transformation of inner cognitions, ideas, aspirations, wishes, fears and so on into art serves the maintenance of my mental healthiness. Simultaneously, I have the feeling that I can wrap these inner concepts into a shell which could be tangible for (at least a part of) my recipients. And at that point this non-egoistic part of intellectual creation comes into play, whereby I can give something back. The creative process itself rarely precedes the way I expect. Sometimes I work very methodical, sometimes I just have some kinds of scintillation, maybe one can draw a comparison to the work of a crazy scientist.

3. What are you working on right now? Any new project?

Absolutely. You and my newsletter recipients already know that the third EWIAN album is highly likely to be released in spring 2017. As I mentioned above, I am working also on a collaboration with Mad Madam Em (known as Plike) for the song VAST.
And I can say, that’s not all! You can expect more for 2017: a special project, maybe my most costly so far. I guess 2017 will be MY year? This is a screenshot of the video I produce at the moment for the song VAST:

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Song VAST – Screenshot from the new video produced by  EWIAN

 

4. What is your creative Dream Project?

To be honest… to shoot a movie.

Ewian Christensen
Ewian Christensen

5. This question is personal and introspective, If you describe or picture your inner soul how will you describe it? And what color would it be?

I guess I ́m a lone wolf of sorts. Furthermore peaceful, queer, and pathetic. My perception is mostly abstract, I firstly see the common features of all things and their interactions, not the differentiating ones. This helps me doing my art, but at the same time it is complicating my daily routine. I am fascinated by reoccurring patterns in nature like fractalistic structures. This mode of perception explains my spiritual vain. I always had a drive for explaining the unexplained and doing things that (apparently) no human else did before. I love to grapple with dystopias and utopias and to become lost in excessive thought experiments. If I’d be a painter, my art would be surrealistic. But I lose the thread, so: The color that would describe my soul the most is definitely a dark blue.

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Ewian New Album Release Coming Soon!

EWIAN Discography:
We Need Monsters (LP, Timezone Records, November, 2015)
Good Old Underground (LP, Timezone Records, October, 2014)
Voices In Your Head (Single, Rebeat Digital, October 2013)
We Will Never Grow Old (EP, Rebeat Digital, March 2013)


You can find Ewian at:

Blog:  ewianmusic.wordpress.com
Official:  http://www.ewian-music.com

Amazon: http://www.smarturl.it/Ewian_Amazon
iTunes: http://www.twitter.com/Ewianmusic
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Ewianmusic
Spotify http://open.spotify.com/album/1uhg7AxghWwuJNbzMS3ijS

 

Credits:
Digital Art Portrait ©Carolina Russo
Photo Credits ©Ewian

I hope that you enjoyed my interview and to get to know Ewian please visit his YouTube Channel and hisBlog. Best wishes to Ewian for his new project, can’t wait to see what he is creating! I always love your comments, let me know what you think about this interview, I am sure Ewian would love to read them too!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Announcing the STARLIGHT Blogger Award

Announcing the First Issued STARLIGHT Blogger Award
the light emanating from the stars…

 

Starlight Blogger Award 05/30/2015

During the month of May 2015, I have been nominated with a rain of beautiful Awards. My Blog is quite new I couldn’t describe the happiness and joy of how wonderful is all this kindness here in the Community. I did accepted and appreciated each Award with gratitude! It means so much to me knowing that my YesterdayAfter Blog is loved, inspiring and brings light to someone soul and to all the wonderful Bloggers that included me in theirs nominees. This is a great reason that inspired me creating a “Design for a New Award”. I want to celebrate the creative bloggers who have truly inspired me and others through their beautiful and original content, imagery, art, abilities, and wonderful personalities. That’s why I want to announce the first issue of the “STARLIGHT Blogger Award” a new Award to honor those individuals who are considered The light emanating from the stars the bloggers that brings daily light into your soul with their creativity the blogs you love to read, listen and visit!
I wanted to create this Award as token of love, appreciation and encouragement so please spread the love and pass it to other deserved Bloggers!

Nominations Rules:
Nominate your 6 favorite “Starlight” Bloggers! In your nominees I would like for you to think at the light emanating from the stars the ones that truly touch your soul with their work, the ones that are the light for you a true STARLIGHT Blogger.

  • Rules for the STARLIGHT Blogger Award:
    1) Thank the giver and link their Blog to your post.
    2) Answer “First” the 3 Original YesterdayAfter  questions and “never” change them.
    3) Then answer the 3 “New” questions given by your Nominator.
    4) Pass the Award on to 6 or more other Bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated by you.
    5) Include the logo of the Award in a post or on your Blog please never alter the logo and never change the rules.

**Please don’t delete this note: the design for the STARLIGHT Bloggers Award has been created from YesterdayAfter is a Copyright image you cannot alter or change it in any way just pass it to others great Bloggers that deserve this Award.
Best wishes!
Copyright 2015-2019 © YesterdayAfter.com – Design by Carolina Russo

 

YesterdayAfter Original Questions:
(Never change them!)

1. If you describe or picture your inner soul how will you describe it?

“These are My Answers”

My soul is deep blue I don’t know why but if I have to imagine what color is I see it in all the shades of blue. My soul is very receptive and absorbing a lot from the outside. Is very balanced but sometimes can have some great picks on things I like and love. My soul has perseverance and takes challenges I am always been thinking “if you don’t try you never know!” I refer this quote to my Art and creativity! My soul fight for what I believe in. My soul wouldn’t ever tried things that would harm myself in a negative way. My soul is encouraging and positive to others and myself.

2. What are you working on right now?

Right now this year 2015 I am working mainly on my Jewelry Collection on custom orders and non! I am trying to promote my creations and online stores as I want to share them with the world. I am also working on designs for other future projects I have in mind. I always keep sketching and I take notes of any kind of creative idea pops in my mind. I also took a break for a while from watercolor painting and I would like to go back on it soon! In the main time instead painting I am more working on Digital Art who I love. There are so many things that my creativity lead me to want to do that I feel like I don’t have enough time during the day!
Update 2019 as today my Watercolor Painting is my primary focus, it is my life and daily work as a full-time independent Artist and Illustrator! Still creating Jewelry designs too! <3)

3. What is your creative Dream Project?

My Dream Project it is a real dream! One day I would love to be able to have my own Atelier Studio Gallery in a nice place, where I can work, display and sell all my creations of every kind together. This magical place will reflect my Art and taste in everything from the interiors to the products I design extends to my paintings, Fashion, Jewelry, Art and Interiors it would be so magical what I have in mind…for now my Atelier is virtually here on YesterdayAfter taking shape day after day… the future? Who knows never say never… 🙂

And my nominations for the STARLIGHT Bloggers Award are:
I will link to these amazing Starlight Bloggers, I had quite few more than 6 🙂 please make sure to visit their Blogs because they are awesome!

1. Magny TJELTA
2. Erika Kind
3. THE V-Pub
4. Joleene Naylor
5. Anne Murray
6.  Karen Shade But No Shade
7.  Jo Traveller
8. Souldier Girl
9. Moxie Luster
10. First Night Design

Please note:
No one should feel obligated to accept this Award or to link back. I just wanted to share with other’s in the community how inspiring and amazing you and your Blogs are. Please If you do decide to accept this Award, that’s great and greatly appreciated!

New Questions from the Nominators:

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I hope that you had enjoyment answering the 3+3 special questions formulated for you having the opportunity to share your words as well as nominating 6 others to you Special STARLIGHT Bloggers! If you accept this Award please put a link to the post in my comments. I would love to see it! Love and thanks to all!

Carolina

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Thank You!

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