Emotions, Friendship, Life, Messages to readers, Uncategorized

2015 and YesterdAyafter…

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2015 Reflection…

 

Hello Everyone,

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.

I wish you all a wonderful and Happy New Year!!!

-CR

©Copyright Carolina Russo

 May Peace and happiness be yours throughout the New Year!

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Emotions, Events, Featured, Friendship, Life, Poems, Poetry, Short Stories

And Featured is…..

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Glorious Result Of A Misspent Youth
Marissa Bergen

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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.
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<< (Please Marissa grab this Badge and post it somewhere on your Blog! A reblog of this post would be great! ❤

 

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Stay Connected! Follow my Blog and on my other Social Media Facebook    Twitter    Pinterest
be active and like my FB Page! ❤

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! :-))))

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To Find Ms. Kind

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

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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!

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© Copyright Carolina Russo

 

Emotions, Events, Jewelry Design, Keepsake memories Jewelry, Life, Messages to readers, Photography, Uncategorized

A Two Weeks Review Of Gratitude And Blessings

Read about our beautiful Meeting in California and the personal experience of Erika 2 weeks in USA… ❤

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Share Your Light

I heard sceptic voices regarding meeting bloggers in person because of a possible disappointment. My own experience was nothing like that at all. I did not have any expectations about the wonderful people I was going to meet. They already captured my heart for months and I dare to say that we did know each other by heart. That is why it was not necessary that any ice needed to be broken. There simply was no ice. We all embraced each other with arms wide open! We laughed and joked about all the things we were posting about. It truly were meetings between old friends! I am already thinking about my next trip. I will make it an effort that at least once in my life I want to embrace the people I call my friends, brothers, and sisters!

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Friendship, Life, Messages to readers

When Bloggership Meet…We Did!!!

California 2015
A Wonderful Experience!

And we finally met in California
on November 6 2015!

 

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From left: Corinne, Carolina, Erika, Marissa


Just WONDERFUL!

On Nov 5th I announced in my post “When Bloggership Will Meet” that something very special was about to happen and it truly happened we have met here in California with Erika Kind, Marissa Bergen, Corinne and Me!!! We had great time and it was so wonderful to meet the beautiful ladies behind their Blogs! It was indeed an emotional and beautiful day fulfilled with joy and happiness being able to hear our voices and hug each other. We had lots of smiles and sharing about us, this time not behind a keyboard ❤

Our meeting venue was at this STARBUCKS COFFEE!

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We had lovely sunny weather

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While sipping a delicious Peppermint Mocha one of my favorite, we enjoyed our great time together talking a lot, and laughing a lot like friends that know each other from years and years, it was amazing how we all felt the same beautiful way!
Erika is a wonderful soul and I am so happy that I had the opportunity to meet her in person since she live in Europe!
Also Marissa and Corinne are such wonderful ladies but they are here in CA and we may have more chances to get together again!

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Happiness!

Thank you Erika for your visit to California and the idea of this meeting. A fantastic opportunity for all of us. We hope to repeat this again soon and we are looking forward to your next visit to California.
I am so glad that we have been able to make this happen and we all will keepsake such great memories of this beautiful day fulfilled with happiness, joy and new friendship!

Beautiful things truly happens from my heart to yours…
in Love and Light

-CR

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©Copyright Carolina Russo

Friendship, Messages to readers, Sketch Book, Watercolors

When Bloggership Will Meet!

Friends

AMONG Bloggership aka “Friendship”!

 

Today I am going to share something very nice happening tomorrow…

I started to be active on my Blog the end of March 2015 about seven Months ago! As today I can say that my journeys here have been great and lead me to beautiful things otherwise impossible! I love the opportunity to express myself freely and in the way I want, this is my special place to be ME. And most of all I love to share my Art and Creativity with YOU and with the World.

Because the existence of yesterdayafter.com I came across many beautiful souls of every kind. WordPress Community is a great place of the Blogosphere, thank you all so very much, for being so supportive and encouraging day after day…the number of Followers is growing very fast and I amso honored by all of you.

Tomorrow is a Special Day…

I will have an exciting meeting with some special souls I came across here!
My dear friend Erika Kind is visiting USA from Europe and happen to be visiting her loved California she invited me to meet her. We have been always saying from the beginning we started to follow each other how beautiful would be to meet in person one day and here we are we will have the magical opportunity to finally meet tomorrow!

We are four of us Erika Kind, Marissa Bergen, Corinne and me.

Beautiful things happen
I am sure would be great time!!!

-CR

©Copyright Carolina Russo

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Art, Illustration, Life, Watercolors

Illustration – Friends

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Yesterday I wanted to use my new French Sennelier Watercolor!

So I needed to create something!

I love Illustration, and sometimes I like drawing cute characters a little bit out of my ordinary watercolor paintings and sketches. Creativity it is something that there are no words to describe it! Inspiration can come from anything and often start with something to ends with something totally different from what was inside your mind it is a very fascinating and abstract process, that’s how I call it! While I was thinking what to begin with to start my drawing, the word “Friends” came up to my mind I don’t know why, at the same time I was on my Pinterest pinning things for my boards and I came across some cute dolls. I was captured by their nice faces and big eyes and instantly I felt the wish to draw them. I quickly made my sketch, when the word “Friends” came back to mind again and that was it!!! It was perfect for my new illustration. I am going to dedicate this drawing to all the amazing Bloggers Friends I found here on WP community. 🙂

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Some technical details: I quickly sketched first with a pencil #2 HB few light lines just to give me an idea to the two figures and the flower. For this Illustration I was excited to use my new Sennelier watercolor. I love Sennellier their watercolors are beautiful and very pigmented rich and luminous honey-based. I purchased this metal travel box on Amazon it is small and easy to carry almost the size of an iPhone it can fit anywhere.

Sennelier Watercolors Travel BoxThis Watercolor set is inspired by the bright and lively palette of Southern France. Each set contains 12 half pans of top quality French Artists Watercolor and two built-in palettes within a compact and sturdy metal case. Reformulated with an increased honey content gives each watercolor incomparable brilliance and luminosity while acting as a preservative to extend the paints longevity.
I love the fluidity of the colors a little goes a long way. I am very happy how my illustration turned out. I gave the finish touch going over with a black ink Pigma Micron pen 0.3 to finish and shade.

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