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2017 InkTober 31 Days 31 Drawings!

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October Challenge

 

31 Days 31 Drawings

Every October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

Anyone can do InkTober just pick up a pen and start drawing!

Hello everyone InkTober 2017 is behind the corner I can’t believe how fast time goes! Last year I loved to participate to this amazing challenge which gave me the opportunity to refine my sketchy skills and creativity!  During the event, following the “Official Prompt List” I have created a fantasy character her name is ©Ylia and I have illustrated her adventures inspired by the prompt words. If you follow me before last year, then you remember Ylia, here there is one of my 2016 InkTober entry so that you can see her, also if you like you can see all the other entries on my InkTober 2016  Gallery:

Day #17 – BATTLE – InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

I loved to create Ylia, she is a futuristic kind of superhero- warrior with a nod to the past, she is also a Messenger of “Love and Peace” most of my drawings were accompanied by quotes or Haiku that I wrote. Maybe one day I will publish an illustrated book of @Ylia Adventures! We will see what the future brings! For now I just got the InkTober  2017 “Official Prompt list”  I don’t know yet what I would be creating, I need to brainstorm! This challenge is open to anyone that love sketching with ink pens but for the #worldwatercolorgroup we are free to add a dash of watercolor, I hope that someone of you will join me this year, you don’t have to be drawing every day if you can’t, you can do a drawing every other day, or every few days, or one entry a week! Doesn’t has to be a complicate drawing, it will help you to develop a habit and skills.

Here is the Story of this event: Illustrator Jake Parker is the creator of this great challenge and initiative started in October 2009. Jake  created InkTober as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. Here are the 2017 Official Rules:

Jake Parker Official Rules

I am very excited this year to join Jake once again and participate to this great challenge with artists all over the world! Sharing on the Blog and on Instagram @carolinarussoart I really would love to create all the 31 ink drawings but I think I wont have much time this year, because I would be participating also to another challenge event (I will tell you about this later on!) So I will pick all the prompts that inspire me to produce great drawings.

Visit Jake Parker website for more details, videos, inspiration and lots to learn. I exported here the Official prompt list for the month.

The Official 2017 InkTober Prompt List:

InkTober 2017 Official Prompt List

 If you like to join the challenge don’t forget when you post  to always add the hashtags #INKTOBER2017  #INKTOBER  and if you add watercolor hashtag  #worldwatercolorgroup post your ink drawing online on your Blog and/or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter…add all the tags to any place you share your drawings online!

 

I hope that my friends artists here on WordPress will join this challenge with me, that’s why I made this post early in advance so that you all can get prepared!

Now let’s get paper, inks, watercolor and have fun in October! ❤

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween! A digital funny photo of me! 😉

 

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H.A.P.P.Y.  H.A.L.L.O.W.E.E.N everyone!
I wish you all a wonderful and safe evening have fun and like a friend said to me…
today don’t forget to turn on a candle to symbolise illumination of the spirit within! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

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The InkTober Worldwide Challenge

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October Challenge 2016

31 Days 31 Drawings

Every October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

Anyone can do InkTober just pick up a pen and start drawing!

 

Illustrator Jake Parker is the creator of this great challenge and initiative started in October 2009. Jake  created InkTober as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.

I am very excited this year to join Jake and participate to this great challenge with artists all over the world! I really would love to create all the 31 ink drawings. Last July I participated and completed my challenge for the “World Watercolor Month”  31 Paintings in 31 Days, very similar to InkTober.  Tomorrow I am ready to start this new challenge with a new sketchbook, inks and my creativity. I will try to post my drawings daily and if happen that I am too busy to post it doesn’t means that I am not drawing then look for to the next day post. Be ready for my new InkTober Gallery.

 

Visit Jake Parker website for more details, inspiration and lots to learn. I exported here the rules and Official prompt list for the month.

The Official 2016 Inktober Prompt List:

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Prompt List

If you like to join the challenge don’t forget to always add the hashtag #INKTOBER2016 post your ink drawing online on your Blog and/or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter…add the tags to any place you share your drawings online!

 

 

I hope that my friends artists here on WordPress will join this challenge with me!

I made a second Instagram account dedicated to my Art please follow me there! @carolinarussoart

Now let’s get paper and inks and have fun!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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And The Featured of the Month is…

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And FEATURED is…Miriam Blaker!

 

YesterdayAfter  Featured of the Month  May 2016

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Miriam Blaker

Hello everyone during last two months I made beautiful new connections.  Thanks to everyone for  the participation to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays I had the opportunity  to discover and connect with numerous and inspiring Blogs and it is not easy for me to choose only one each month.  I was able to made  my pick for the month of May. I had to choose between all the wonderful Bloggers that left their Blog links at our weekly event Meet and Greet Fridays this week was #11!

This month we will have the opportunity to travel around Australia and read all about it !

Today I am very pleased and honored to introduce you my new  Featured of the  Month and featured is…freelance writer Miriam Blaker and her beautiful  Blog


OUT an’ ABOUT –
Loving life on and off the Tracks

 

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Morning lights – Photo ©Miriam Blaker

 

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©Miriam Blaker

I connected with Miriam  about two months ago we came across each other Blogs and we followed and stayed connected. Miriam is a lovely friend here on the Bloghosphere I always love her comments to my posts. She has a lovely family and live in Australia on the outskirts of Melbourne,  she love to travel and professionally writes about all her adventures!

Miriam posts on her beautiful Blog are a joy to read and are accompanied by her beautiful and interesting photography. Published freelance writer, she contributing with numerous Australian Travel Magazines.


This is an excerpt of her About page…

Hi, I’m Miriam. Thanks so much for dropping by and checking out my blog.   I’ve been putting words to paper ever since I can remember and, in my late twenties, a Comprehensive Writing Course lead me to my passion – writing about places I visit and the people I meet along the way.  I also discovered it’s a great way to journal life.

It was then I decided to try writing for magazines. It was hard work and it took years, but today I can finally say I’m a published freelance writer. Along with some casual copy-writing work it’s exciting to be contributing regularly to a number of well established Australian travel magazines, which you can view here.  And equally exciting to be writing my own blog.

My travels have taken me to Europe, Asia and the Pacific however I’m now enjoying the delights of my own backyard, right here in Australia.  So whenever I can I hit the road and write, I take photos and relish the great outdoors. I hope through this blog I can share my life, not just on the tracks but close to home, doing ordinary everyday stuff.

When I’m not traveling I live on the outskirts of Melbourne with a wonderful man who shares my sense of adventure and two teenage children who keep me on my toes. I enjoy the simple pleasures of life: keeping fit, walks with my dog, dance and Zumba, playing my guitar, good food, red wine, dark chocolate, hanging out with friends and generally trying to make the most out of life.

Come with me as I get out and about in this world where we’re all connected. And, if you want to comment on any of my posts, or just say hello, I would love to hear from you” – Miriam


I hope that you enjoyed this new Feature of the Month and to know more about Miriam life adventures please visit her Blog!

 

(Please Miriam grab this Badge and post it somewhere on your Blog linked to this post!) ❤

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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 rest of the weekend!

Congratulations to Miriam to be the Featured of the Month May 2016

Stay connected for the next month feature!!!

-Carolina

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©Copyright CarolinaRusso – yesterdayafter.com

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And The Featured of the Month is…

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And FEATURED is… Andy Smart!

 

YesterdayAfter  Featured of the Month  April 2016

 

Hello everyone during last 30 days I came across lots of beautiful, interesting and inspiring Blogs and I made my pick for the month of April. I choose between all the wonderful Bloggers that left their Blog links at our weekly event Meet and Greet Fridays!

This month is about exploring life travelling and discovering China!

Today I am very pleased and honored to introduce you my new  Featured of the  Month and featured is…Author Andy Smart and his Blog Just Turn Left  same title goes to his great book!

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A Book to read!

I discovered Andy only about a month ago we came across each other Blogs and we followed and stayed connected. Andy has a very friendly and great personality he seems that friend that you knew all life long and it is fun to engage with.  Andy has a great Blog dedicated to his life change, his journey going from UK to China. The Blog is filled with his beautiful street photography, travelling experiences, advice,  suggestions and daily life happening, he always bring me a good laugh while reading his posts! Andy is a Writer, Teacher, Traveler and I add Explorer too, he is the Author of the book “Just Turn Left at the Mountain multi-entry trials meandering across Chinese borders”  

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Discovering China

In 2005 Andy Smart opted for a life change and hit the road; a truly amazing three year journey across China, South East Asia, South Korea and Mongolia. After finally setting roots down in Beijing he finally found the time to write about the adventure. Andy writes with humor in mind so if you want something to put a smile on your face then grab ‘Just Turn Left at the Mountain, multi-entry trials meandering across Chinese borders’. In his down to earth streetwise style Andy writes with the sole intention of making his readers laugh out loud and brighten up their day.” 

Andy also developed his own TEFL teaching and living in China.

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Journey in China


I hope that you all enjoyed this Feature and to know more please visit Andy Smart Blog!

 

(Please Andy grab this Badge and post it somewhere on your Blog!)

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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!

 


You can follow Andy at:

Blog >  justurnleft.com
Twitter > @AndySmart01
Facebook> Just Turn Left at the Mountain

Amazon> Just Turn Left at the Mountain  – 1st edition.
Book 5 Stars Reviews! 😉

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Have a wonderful week you all…
Congratulations to Andy for be the Featured of the Month April 2016
Stay tuned for the next month feature!!!

-Carolina

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©Copyright CarolinaRusso – yesterdayafter.com

Events, Featured, Poems

And…Featured is…

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Wafflemethis

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And today FEATURED is…. Wafflemethis he would be on my sidebar widget for this week!

Hello everyone I apologize for my late post but…better late than never 😉
My day was pretty busy.  I don’t use to write my post in advance and schedule them, I always like to write and post what I feel at  that specific moment!

It is getting very difficult every week to choose just one of you! Believe me is not easy_(‘”)_(^_^)_(‘”)__

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Here once again thank you so much for the participation to this “Meet and Greet” Session!!!
During my journeys here on WP I have been able to discover beautiful Blogs and connect with awesome souls!

How you can be Featured on YesterdayAfter?
Stay Connected! Follow here and on my other social media be active!

 

Today I am very happy to introduce  Wafflemethis  we follow each other Blogs from quite awhile, he is a fun and wonderful presence in the Blogosphere. I am sure that many of you know and enjoy to read his Blog. Rich always bring a smile on my face and comes up with interesting and fun posts. He is a writer and recently discovered the love for Poetry writing beautiful poems, Rich also has a book in the offing again, maybe one day we would be lucky to read it! 😉

I am sure many of you already follow his Blog, but if you don’t, then please stop by there and have fun!

Have a great Sunday!

-CR