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!
my dear Blog bro Rich at wafflemethis1 have been so kind to nominate me for the #Gettoknowme tag. I haven’t done anything like this in awhile since my Blog become a Blog Free Award, but this is a cute way to #gettoknowme a little! 😉
1. Share your profile picture if you have one.
1. Who are you named after?
Well I got my name from my grandmother on my father side.
2. Do you like your handwriting? Yes, I do like it pretty much!
3. What is your favorite lunch meat?
I made decision to don’t eat meat anymore so my go to lunch is plant-based fresh food or fruit, or, I love raw Portobella mushroom the big ones topped with some avocado or other things, believe me they are like a good sandwich and delicious!
4. Longest relationship?
(@_@) LOL! ❤
5. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes I still have them!
6. Would you bungee jump? I don’t mind to fly, scuba diving and other activities… but sorry I wont bungee jump! I don’t trust the rope!
7. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t it depends of the shoes.
8. Favorite ice cream?
I used to love Rocky Road or walnut flavor or fruits. Right now I make my own vegan ones 😉
9. What is the first thing you notice about people? There eyes, as they are considered “the mirror of the soul” you can read many things into the eyes of a person ❤
10. Football or baseball? Definitely Football, the English version (soccer) I grow up in Italy and there soccer is number one sport.
I like active sports I grow up training as Tennis Player for a looong time. Baseball is nice but too slow of a game for me and too long.
11. What color pants are you wearing?
I am wearing black leggings.
12. Last thing you ate?
Green beans salad
13. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
I love all the shades of Blue
14. Favorite smell? The smell of the ocean, or the rain, and a delicious cooking apple cinnamon pie!
15. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
My Mom in Italy.
16. Hair color?
17. Eye color?
18. Favorite foods to eat?
Big salads filled with fresh greens, vegetables, strawberries, apples, walnuts, dry cranberry….
19. Scary movies or happy endings? Happy Endings ❤
20. Last movie you watched? The Abandoned.
21. Favorite Holiday?
The Beautiful Christmas.
22. Beer or Wine?
I don’t drink much but I like both.
23. Night owl or early bird? Ohhh I am a Night owl, I love to create in the quite of the night!
24. Favorite day of the week?
Now that I am a full time artist any day of the week is the same and a favorite it only seems that I need more days 😉
24 1/2. Which three of your favorite bloggers you would like to know more about?
(if one of you was tagged already just forget it).
Today for my #NatureDoodlewash hike, I had an imaginary walk across the wonderful Australia a land that I always wanted to go visit…and it didn’t happen yet! Maybe one day! For this watercolor I was inspired by a beautiful Magazine Cover that portrait a model holding a Kangaroo. A couple of weeks ago I was visiting a Barnes and Nobles Book store and I loved that cover so much that instantly I had the urge to sketch it.
I am so glad that I had my sketchbook with me and while sipping a coffee I sketched. I followed pretty much the lines and the pose, but I changed the girl expression and colors giving her a different look. I wanted her to have purple hair and be a whimsical girl. She hold the cute kangaroo on her shoulder close to her neck. It is a portrait very similar to the “Girl with a Bird” I made not long ago. I love Kangaroos and I really enjoyed to paint once again an image of love. I hope that you like it!
I also want to dedicate this illustration as symbol of friendship to all my friends here on the Blogosphere! And to all my Australian friends that are many!
Thank you to all for brightening my days! ❤
Coming Soon Event!
A month of watercolors! A great challenge, 31 days 31 watercolor paintings! I will participate joining Charlie at Doodlewash he is the creator of this magical event and of “The World Watercolor Month” from now on each year in July will be celebrated! Yay thanks to Charlie! 😉 This event will unite Artists around the World joining together this Ultimate Challenge! I am so honored to participate! This is the first year it just got officially approved! You can learn all about it here!
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.
I want to say a few words and give some thanks before the end of 2015, one last post for this great year that in few hours is walking away! I wont be too long, since sadly I am sick with the Flu ;-(( really not a nice goodbye 2015!!!
I don’t even know how I got the Flu! Well that’s life and also if I am sick I will shine my light and be positive!
I became active posting on my Blog at the end of March 2015 and I am speechless for how much joy and happiness it brings to me every day and to see that in less than 9 months I received so much encouragement, inspiration and beautiful words, lots of compliments for my Art and ways I express my Creativity here!
Lots of Award Nominations thanks, this inspired me to create “The Starlight Blogger Award” I created and launched this Award in May to highlight and Promote Inspiring Bloggers, I know it went a long way around the world from all the links I received! I am very proud of it!
Also I loved My over 40 weeks event every Friday a Meet and Greet and every Saturday I Feature an Inspiring Blogger this weekly event had a great success and give us the opportunity to get to know beautiful Blogs.
Thank you to all my loyal and great amazing Followers you guys are magic! Many of you turned to be great friends! Some of you I had the privilege to meet in person isn’t this all truly amazing???
Some things happened that I never expected or could have dreamt of. I also had the opportunity to came across great Artists otherwise impossible if wasn’t for my Blog.
I want to thank every single person that stopped by YesterdayAfter also if it was only for one minute! I am so humbled and amazed that you took your time to look at my work leaving beautiful comments, they are all into my heart where I will cherish and treasure them forever!
Thank you to everyone that Custom Ordered and own my Jewelry I hope that will bring you happiness every moment you are wearing it!
After only 9 months My Blog has close to “20.000” of Views, I cannot believe it has been visited by 108 Countries all over the world from so many people! Thank you very much, but like I always said it is not about the numbers…it is beautiful to know that my Blog travelled so much sharing my Art and bringing joy and light into the hearts of people! I can’t wait to see what will happen in the 2016 for all of us. I am not going to list any name you guys are so many and the ones that are really close to me you know who you are! I don’t want to miss anyone my love is always with you all! Please Send me some light so that I will get well soon…
Thank you so much for walking with me day by day during my journeys.