Dear friends and followers old and new ones!
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!
©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com
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).
25. Who were the latest three people to follow your blog (link to their about page)?
Thank you so much everyone for the follow ❤ ❤ ❤
Thanks you Rich for tagging me 😃
Day 31: FRIEND
Ylia say: “When you find a true friend it is a wonderful feeling! ” – ©CR
“Her name is ©Ylia and she is the Character born from my pen created for InkTober 2016″
I have a second Instagram account dedicated to my Art please follow me there! @carolinarussoart
Visit my GALLERY and follow ©Ylia new Adventures daily!
End of InkTober!
©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com
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.
Details if you are interested in my work….
If you are interested in my designs don’t hesitate to Contact me ✿⊱
AMONG NATURE Jewelry Collection 2016
Always Thank You for sharing my Art!
©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com
Cold wind is blowing
I am breathing freedom
looking into your eyes
Haiku & Digital Art
©Copyright Carolina Russo
Glorious Result Of A Misspent Youth
And today FEATURED is….Marissa Bergen she would be on my sidebar widget for this week!
Hello everyone this week has been quite busy here in US we celebrate Thanksgiving which is the opening door to the Holidays which means that we all would be pretty busy during the coming days and soon would be Christmas! ❤ Thank you as always for participating to this weekly Meet and Greet event. I want to thank all of you and all the new Bloggers that left their links here some very interesting new Bloggers landed here this weekend.
<< (Please Marissa grab this Badge and post it somewhere on your Blog! A reblog of this post would be great! ❤
Today I am very happy to introduce you with Marissa Bergen
I actually had the privilege to meet her in person few weeks ago on November 6 while I had a Bloggers meet up here in California with our friend Erika Kind visiting from Lichtenstein Europe, and some amazing ladies one of them was Marissa. My fellows here on WordPress sure remember all of our posts. For the new fellows that missed, this is the link to my post “When Bloggership Meet…we did! we had a wonderful experience and meeting Marissa was great! She has a great Blog is a writer and a rock mom…since also play the Bass in her family band! Marissa has the ability to write poems fulfilled with creativity and fantasy and one of her great ability is to ends her poems with a unexpected twist…and some of them can be totally hilarious like the one she wrote after our meeting. I will post it here to give you an appetizer of her fantasy be prepared to laugh, I couldn’t stop when I read it! :-))))
(Photo In order from left: Corinne, Me, Ms. Erika Kind and Marissa)
It started out a day just like any other day
Blue skies, pleasant temperatures, typical L.A.
But this Friday was special as I was psyched to be
Meeting soon at Starbucks, a group of bloggers 3.
For a wholesome day of fun, coffee, gossip, laughter
With Erika Kind, Corinneonline, Carolina at Yesterday After
All the women were so sweet starting off you see
But I don’t remember much after sipping my coffee…
And the next thing you know, well, the scene was quite outrageous
My head was pounding as I woke in a hotel in Vegas
Corinne was sprawled out on the couch and starting to come round
Carolina on the floor, Ms. Kind was nowhere found
Strange clothing strewn across the floor, emptied bottles of booze
A gap where I once had a tooth, Corinne had new tattoos
And in the other rooms we found a tiger and a baby
Plus little Wayne, Wayne Newton and of course, Wayne Brady
But as for Erika,we’d no idea what we should do
‘Til looking out the window, we came cross our fist clue
For what did we see flying high as we were sitting there
Hanging from a monument, Erika’s underwear
And then we all did realize it was our mission then to find
Erika in time to get her back to Lichtenstein
And we would do all that we thought we could do in our power
To get her on that flight which was to leave in just 10 hours
Our mission was before us, and it was do or die
We pondered perhaps she was kidnapped by some Asian guy
But despite our best efforts there was no way to retrieve her
So we asked Mike Tyson but he hadn’t seen her either
Time was getting closer and still we had no luck
We’d have to call her family and say disaster struck
And just as we were bout to put the phone up to our ears
We heard Erika’s voice she said “Hello ladies I’m here”
We looked in disbelief sure her image holographic
But she said “It’s really me, I just got caught in L.A. traffic!”
And we said “Oh gosh you drove here? well you really are insane
At 6PM on Friday you should have just got on a plane!”
And so it seemed that Erika would safely make it home
And the rest revealed itself inside Corinne’s iPhone
With pictures so embarrassing we all squirmed in our seat
And with no time to spare we all just quickly hit delete
And no one will find out what went on, that we all did swear
Or what the heck was up with Erika’s flying underwear
And the only picture that we all agreed to show
Is the one that I am posting right here down below
Just four normal bloggers who you see are looking awfully
Happy when they thought that they should all meet one day for coffee
Now I hope that you all still laughing and had fun reading and travelling through Marissa creativity!
So if you want to have more fun and great reading please go to visit her Blog!
Have a great week!
© Copyright Carolina Russo