This post is for the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge, the theme for this week is “Liquid”share a photo of liquid in whatever state, shape, or color you happen to capture it in. You can go as big as the ocean or as small as a teardrop, as clear as vodka or as opaque as milk.
Here is mine, I love the reflection of the water and the lighting in this Japanese pond enlivened by the beautiful and colorful Koi fishes. I took this photo awhile ago and it also inspired me to create one of my watercolor paintings with the title “Girl With Koi” available as Limited Edition Signed Print on my Etsy Shop.
– Black Lagoon . Sword –
Day #6 MabsDrawlloweenClub – InkTober 2017
Day #6 Entry double challenges Mabsdrawlloweenclub and Inktober is for the prompts “Black Lagoon and Sword“
Today painting is mainly inspired by the prompt from Mabsdrawlloweenclub which is “Black Lagoon” referred to Creature from the Black Lagoon a 1954 American black-and-white 3D monster horror film I honestly had to do my researches to know more about this old movie. I have then created my own character that you see in my painting. And the prompt for Inktober is Sword so I had to find a way to add a sword so I had my character carry it which I think did work out great for the combination of the two promps!
Details about my paintings: My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens. Pentel Pocket Brush black ink. Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05 . 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, size 6×9 inches .
Today I wanted to post more photos, this one is to show you all my supplies for today painting! What you see in the picture it is everything I have used 3 different size and colors of Micron pens: Dark red 0.5 – Brown 0.1 – Black 0.5 – Sakura White Jelly Roll – Pilot Turquoise Precise V5 extra fine – Sennellier watercolors, Alvin Draftmatic pencil.
This is the photo of my starting pencil sketch just, that you can see a little of how my drawing progressed and turned in a watercolor, outlined ink painting! I hope that you enjoy to see this daily challenges and how prompts can inspire to create paintings that you never thought about it!
My first three paintings of this series are listed as Limited Edition Prints in two sizes on my Etsy Shop!
I have a second Instagram account dedicated to my Art please follow me there! @carolinarussoart
Visit my DrawlloweenTober GALLERYand follow my daily drawings!
This is my latest watercolor painting just finished yesterday and launched on Instagram @carolinarussoart, it is my artistic version of character Miss “Wednesday Addams” created in my signature style of watercolor and inks!
My painting is inspired by Wednesday Friday Addams a fictional character created by American cartoonist Charles Addams in his comic strip The Addams Family, first appeared in 1938 on The New Yorker cartoon. The character has also appeared in television and film, in both the live action and animated formats.
Artists around the world like to portray this intriguing character creating beautiful Fan-Art artworks in their own style! So here is mine!
I enjoyed to paint her in a delicate color palette portrait!
My Miss Wednesday Addams is now available in a Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of 20 numbered and hand signed prints! I will print her in two sizes 8×10 and 5×7 inches price is different for each size select the option that you prefer! And don’t forget to add the discount code I am offering!
I am having a great SALE on ETSY plus I am offering an Extra 10% Off on any order! My Coupon Code is LABDAY2017 to apply at check out! The coupon is valid from the day 8/31/17 until day 9/4/17 I have just Reduced Prices pretty much on everything left in the Shop, plus you can add this extra 10% discount, remember the coupon is valid only for 4 days!!!! If you use the link above the coupon is already applied! 😉
Details about my watercolor paintings: My watercolors is outlined with black, white and dark red ink pens. Silver pen Gelly Roll by Sakura. I used French Artists Watercolors Sennelier l’Aguarelle, Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05 . A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil. Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted the Original on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .
During this month I like to invite you to visit my Jewelry Etsy Shop I am offering a Coupon and if you ever need anything, a gift to yourself or to someone special, Easter and Mother’s Day are coming soon, just a hint 😉 and some ideas here it is enjoy a 10% Off for the whole month of April include custom orders and commissions!
If you make an order please use Coupon Code: APRIL2017 during checkout! ❤
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.
Positive energies are loaded in the natural gemstones and crystals as components of this organic necklace.
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.
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,
and there is also a third one part of this collection the latest created is the necklace “Love and Piece”.
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
tomorrow is last day of Charlie’s February Adventure and challenge, this month I only have joined few days because I have been working on commissions. Today prompt list says “FEATHERS” and I am going to join doodlewash
I love feathers their lightness and their beautiful colors that distinguish the beauty of birds. A feather inspire in so many ways not just for a painting and illustrations often are beautiful subjects for photography or poetry. I like to collect feathers that I find lost in nature, there is always something special about them.
today I have a happy news, something nice to share with you. I am announcing the launch and opening of my second ETSY Shop “CAROLINARUSSOART“ where you can find most of my visual Art especially my paintings and illustrations, digital art, photography and more…I have listed at the moment a nice selection of my latest work. I invite you to visit and if you own a Etsy Shop please follow me there and add me to your favorite, I will do the same for you.
A gift to celebrate the Grand Opening of my new shop, I am offering a Coupon Discount of 15% Off on everything listed in the shop at this moment! ❤
If you ever would like one of my Limited Edition Art Prints now is a good moment! If you do ever think to make a purchase, please you are invited to use
>>>>Code OPENING15 during your Checkout! This discount is valid only for purchases made on the new ETSY Shop!
As most of you know I already have one Etsy shop dedicated to my Jewelry Designs and is “YESTERDAYAFTER” where you find most of my Jewelry creations for an artist is good to have an online presence in different platform art need to be seen and shared. ❤
I also remind you that my main Store Online is here on my Blog! ❤
Here you can straight purchase all my Art that you see in my Portfolios and in all the Galleries, everything. You can also order custom and personalized creations. I accept commission, you can interact and connect directly with me in real-time. If you like my art style get in touch if there is an idea or something you would like Custom-made, we can discuss it, if you are a writer I can create your book cover or if you are a musician I can create your album cover and so on I love to create unique art and touch the life of others with it! Please visit my Custom Art page for prices and details.
As an Independent Artist when you make a purchase here on my Blog you have the direct connection with me and you fully support my Art.
With much love and appreciation wish you a great week!
As always I love comments!
YesterdayAfter – Featured of the Month – September 2016
Hello dear friends and new followers, welcome once again to The Featured of the Month, during this year I made a lots of new connections with very inspiring bloggers and creative people. Thanks everyone for the participation to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays. Because this event that I started in 2015 I had the opportunity to discover and connect with numerous great Blogs. I had the pleasure and honor to Feature many and still is not easy for me to choose only one of you each month. Sorry this month I am a little late but I was able to made my pick for September and finally write this post.
This month we have the opportunity to visit the creative world of Jodi exploring all the beautiful things that she does with her creativity!
Today I am very happy and honored to introduce you mydear friendand Featured of the Month… Jodi McKinney and her beautiful Blog THE CREATIVE LIFE IN BETWEEN Jodi says “I enjoy writing immensely… painting pictures with words… expressing emotions through words… telling stories… sharing my thoughts and my escapades… musing from mars…”
Several months ago I happily connected with Jodi through the Blog of our dear friend Charlie from doodlewash.com. We came across each other blogs because our passion for watercolor painting. I loved to discover her Blog and what she share, she love to craft and sell her creations on Etsy. Jodi has lots of creativity, from painting, to writing, to photography to cooking…and lots more. Her beautiful and positive energy shows in everything she does. I love to be connected with Jodi and I love to read her comments on my Blog. We have many things and passion in common that we love and can relate. And today I am very happy to share her Blog with you!
This is an excerpt of her About Page…
People have been telling me for a while that I should write a blog…. Okay – a few people…. Maybe just a couple…. Oh well – I want to try a blog and one or two people might have encouraged me…. So here I go. I have a very full and blessed life. First and foremost, I am a wife to a wonderful (most of the time) man I met when I was 16 years old, married when I was 19, and still tell I love every day 32 33 years later (you do the math – yep – I’m 51 52 years old! Where did the time go?!) Truly – it is he who puts up with me! I am mom to two of the most amazing young men in the entire world and mother-in-law to the sweetest young lady any mom could wish for her son to find. My full-time job is director of corporate communications for a hospice and home health agency (shameless plug for http://www.celtichealthcare.com :)), where my husband tells me I get paid to talk for a living. Of course I do a few more things… but I am truly blessed to work for an amazing company. (Please also note: the views expressed on this blog are my own and are in no way related to Celtic Healthcare.)
This blog is going to be about all that stuff that is in between that… the things I love to do…. (Continue reading)
I hope that you enjoyed this new Feature of the Month and want to know more about Jodi’s life and adventures please give her Blog a visit!
(Please Jodi grab this Badge and post it somewhere on your Blog linked to this post!) ❤
How to be Featured on YesterdayAfter?
Stay Connected! Participate to the Meet and Greet Fridays weekly event leaving your Blog link, Follow here and on my other social media be active! Inspire!
You never know…maybe next Month I will choose YOU!
Wish you all a wonderful Sunday and a great week!
Congratulations to Jodi McKinney to be the Featured of the Month of September 2016
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!
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!
In 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.
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!
Lack of time today I am going to share this older post about my jewelry designs. I wrote this post last November when I was lucky to meet in person some amazing Bloggers friends! ❤
– Point Dume –
Point Dume is a promontory on the coast of Malibu, California that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. The point, a long bluff, forms the northern end of the Santa Monica Bay. Wikipedia
I designed this necklace for my friend blogger and published author Erika Kind as token of our friendship. If you followed our recent posts you know that we met (read my post) in person last November here in California it was a great experience. Each piece of Jewelry I design has a story behind it. This one symbolize the beginning of our friendship relate to one of our first conversations that we had when we met, and it was about how much Erika love California, the Ocean and the Beach she said that she love “Point Dume” which happen to be a wonderful place in Malibu where I go often and I love to take beautiful photos like this one of the beach where Point Dume promontory is. This is one of the places where I find precious natural elements like fragments of fossil seashells, stones, driftwood all elements gifted from nature that I treasure and collect for my unique jewelry designs.
The necklace created for Erika has all the elements to symbolize what she love, it represent the Ocean with the natural beauty of a fragment of a Fossil Seashell, a Pearl and her favorite Turquoise stone, the blue color of the stone symbolize the sky and the ocean water, all the elements are wired together creating a keepsake memories pendant with an adjustable leather cord. This is an example of the concept I work with, to create one of a kind Jewelry. I am very happy that Erika love the necklace very much at the point that when I gave to her she got emotional, that was my greatest gift to see the reaction she had it means I made it through her heart giving her happiness and joy…this is one of the reason why I love my work!
It is very nice to see Erika wearing this necklace knowing that she will treasure it!
I also created for this meet up occasion some new stackable bracelets, the kind that more you have the better!
I created one for Marissa, one for Corinne and a new one for Me!
This one was created for Corinne made with natural Blue Quartz and Yellow Citrine Crystal.
Corinne has already a necklace that I previously made for her and this bracelet is a matching!
The Pink Quartz bracelet was created for Marissa made with natural Rose Quartz and smoky Crystals.
Rose Quartz is also known as the “Love Stone” and emit positive and protective energy.
I didn’t know Marissa too well, I wasn’t sure about her taste but she loved it!
This Bracelet was created for Me with a shaped Turquoise stone, Pearls and smoky crystals.
I hope that you enjoyed to read all the details behind the scene about what inspired me
to create this special Jewelry honoring our Friendship.