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R.I.P. My loved Grey

 

R.I.P. Grey Love 6_9_2017

R.I.P. My love Grey! ❤️
I am coping with one of the saddest day, my beautiful and sweet Dutch Bunny “Grey” passed away unexpected last night 6/9/2017. He was only 3 years old and was coping with an abscess near his jaw discovered 2 weeks ago, abscess is a common condition in rabbits but very difficult to treat without surgery,  at the moment for the past week he was under antibiotics shots treatment before decide for a surgery.  Until yesterday morning he was doing pretty well. Last evening something happened that we don’t know he had his shot and he started to develop a condition and eventually complications and passed away during the night! I am very sad, I loved him very much he gave me so much happiness during these 3 years that it is hard to explain. The beautiful bond and unconditional love I was able to experience with him, is something I will never forget and would be always inside me! Today I miss him very much and he took a piece of my heart with him… ❤

I Love You Grey

 

Unconditional Love

 

I will love you forever Grey!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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A Rare Red Owl #DrawABirdDay #WorldWatercolorGroup

Red Owl - Original watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Red Blue Eyed Owl – Original watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today I like to share with you my new watercolor, I made it last night before go to bed and it made me happy! I love Owls I find them to be so beautiful there are many species and rare ones. Time ago I was pinning on my boards on Pinterest and I came across this amazing photo of a blue eyed half red Owl I don’t know what species is and if isn’t an edited photo I’ve heard that people do edit animals photos to change their colors, but whatever it is it looks amazingly beautiful and that inspired me to paint as soon I have seen it weeks ago. Last night finally I painted him thinking that today following our Community tradition here in our circle of friends artists it is the 8th of the month is #DrawABirdDay . Here below I will add the original photo that inspired my painting for you all to see this beauty!

Rare Red Owl - Photo Source   Pinterest

Rare Red Owl – Photo Source Pinterest

Today I am  also happy to join my friend Laura with  my “Red Owl” this painting is my entry for the monthly  Draw-a-Bird Day, a lovely event that Laura kindly used to host on her Blog Create Art Everyday! I don’t know if  Laura still doing this her Blog to not be updated but in any case let’s keep this lovely event going on #DrawABirdDay


Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #05. Painted on watercolor paper Cold Press  140 lb  fine grain size 7.5 x 9 inches!

I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #WorldWatercolorGroup  

 

 

Wish you a wonderful day or night and…don’t let the inspiration go away!
Keep up with your Happy Doodles!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #WorldWatercolorGroup, Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Draw A Bird Day, Draw A Bird Day, Drawings, Ethereal, Events, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, Love, My Paintings, Nature, One of a kind, Sketch Book, Uncategorized, Watercolors | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

White Dove #DrawABirdDay #WorldWatercolorGroup

White Dove - Original Watercolor © Carolina Russo

White Dove – Original Watercolor © Carolina Russo

Today I like to share with you my new watercolor, I made it last night before go to bed and it made me happy. I love the white Dove is such a beautiful bird and it became a great symbol of love and peace. It is rare to see them but each time I see one flying in the sky I stop everything just to admire her beauty and feelings that she brings. Yesterday I was pinning on my boards on Pinterest and I came across a lovely photo of a Dove that inspired me to paint as soon I saw it. I had that urge to paint it right at that moment! If you paint or sketch or also if you write or create any kind of things then you know what that feeling is and means, it was just late before go to bed not really a time to paint but I didn’t wanted to miss that  magic moment of inspiration that strike you unexpected so I did! I actually made it pretty quickly and I like it 😉 there is a beautiful quote that I want to share with you today and is from an Italian artist from Tuscany he was trained under the influence of  Giotto is part of the Art history, long time ago we are talking of the year 1390! Is dear to me because is from an artist  that contribute to the beautiful art in my native country Italy. But no matter the long time passed the words of this artist are very inspiring and motivating today! I wrote this quote on the first page of one of my sketchbooks I can read it all the time and will keep motivate and inspiring me.

“DAY AFTER DAY
NEVER FAIL TO DRAW SOMETHING
WHICH, HOWEVER LITTLE IT MAY BE,
WILL YET IN THE END BE MUCH”

Cennino Cennini
c. 1390

White Dove - Original Watercolor © Carolina Russo

White Dove – Original Watercolor © Carolina Russo

Today I am  also very happy to join my friend Laura with  my “White Dove” this painting is my entry for the monthly  Draw-a-Bird Day, a lovely event that Laura kindly host on her Blog Create Art Everyday! #DrawABirdDay


Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #01. Painted on watercolor paper Cold Press  140 lb  fine grain size 7.5 x 9 inches!

This was the photo that inspired me I loved to see the movement of the flying Dove!

Photo source Pinterest

Photo source Pinterest

I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #WorldWatercolorGroup  not following September theme list!

 

 

Wish you a wonderful day or night and…don’t let the inspiration go away!
Happy Doodles!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #WorldWatercolorGroup, Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Draw A Bird Day, Draw A Bird Day, Drawings, Emotions, Events, Illustration, Indie, Life, Limited Edition, Love, My Paintings, Nature, Quotes, Sketch Book, Uncategorized, Watercolors | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

My Favorite Bird #WorldWatercolorGroup

Bluebird - ©Carolina Russo

Bluebird – ©Carolina Russo

Today for my #AugustAdventure  this post is for August 8, I am supposed to share my favorite bird  it was a joy to make this one.  A portrait of a “Bluebird a California Bird“!
I have been always fascinated by blue birds. The color blue is one of my favorite  in every shade and when I see a blue bird is always a magical moment they are so precious!

I am also joining Laura and this lovely bird is my entry for the monthly Draw-a-Bird Day, that Laura kindly host on her Blog Create Art Everyday!

BlueBird (California) ©Carolina Russo

BlueBird (California) ©Carolina Russo


Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black and blue ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #01 and a Blue Pentel ink pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #AugustAdventure  #WorldWatercolorGroup

 

 

Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Draw A Bird Day, Draw A Bird Day, Drawings, Events, Illustration, Life, Love, My Paintings, Nature, Sketch Book, Watercolors | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Blue Eyed Cat – Day 18 #WorldWatercolorMonth

Day #18 - Blue Eyed Cat - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #18 – Blue Eyed Cat – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 
– Blue Eyed Cat  –
Day #18 World Watercolor Month

 

This is Day #18/31 of the World Watercolor Month  today I painted this lovely blue-eyed cat!  Inspired by my beautiful cat “Dolly” that I had at my parents house for 13 years while growing up in Italy. We all loved her very much, she was the sweetest cat ever and gave us beautiful unforgettable moments filled with lots of love. She left this world a little more than 15 years ago. I miss her…today was the first time I painted her and when I look at those beautiful blue eyes she is alive! This painting is made in loving memory of Dolly ❤

Day #18 - Blue Eyed Cat - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #18 – Blue Eyed Cat – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Details about my watercolor:

watercolor outlined with black ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #01 pen. Painted over a watercolor paper pad cold press 140 lb.

Visit my World Watercolor Month  Gallery

On this page there is my Gallery starting on July  1st to display all my daily paintings for the July World Watercolor Month Collection 2016!


SALE:
 All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints.  In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting.
Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal  contact me to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.

From the Sale 15% Proceeds will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to help children ! ❤ 

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

WorldWatercolorMonth

Join Us!

Enjoy this great month!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Creativity, Doodlewash, Drawings, Emotions, Events, Illustration, Indie, Life, Limited Edition, Love, My Paintings, Nature, Sketch Book, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Kangaroo With Girl – #NatureDoodlewash

Kangaroo with Girl - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Kangaroo with Girl – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

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!

Kangaroo with Girl - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Kangaroo with Girl – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

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!

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Details about my doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005 and a Pink gel pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for a  #NatureDoodlewash

You all are welcome to join us with your doodlewash! If you do, don’t forget to “Tag” your image.

 

#NatureDoodlewash

 

Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #NatureDoodlewash, Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Drawings, Events, Illustration, Indie, Life, Love, My Paintings, Nature, Sketch Book, Watercolors, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Diving with a Seahorse – #NatureDoodlewash

Seahorse - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Seahorse – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today for my #NatureDoodlewash  “hike”  I went diving underwater 😉  I am going to share my watercolor of a beautiful sea creature a “ Seahorse“.  I love everything that has to do with ocean, sea and water and I enjoyed very much to paint the colorful beauty of this Seahorse.

Seahorse - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Seahorse – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Seahorse is the name given to 54 species of small marine fishes in the genus Hippocampus. “Hippocampus” comes from the Ancient Greek word hippos meaning “horse” and kampos meaning “sea monster”. The word “seahorse” is often written as two separate words, or hyphenated. Having a head and neck suggestive of a horse, seahorses also feature segmented bony armour, an upright posture and a curled prehensile tail.

Seahorse is the name given to 54 species of small marine fishes in the genus Hippocampus. “Hippocampus” comes from the Ancient Greek word hippos meaning “horse” and kampos meaning “sea monster”. The word “seahorse” is often written as two separate words, or hyphenated. Having a head and neck suggestive of a horse, seahorses also feature segmented bony armour, an upright posture and a curled prehensile tail.


Coming Soon Event! 
“The World Watercolor Month” you can learn all about it here!

 

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The ultimate Challenge!


Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink pen #005. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #NatureDoodlewash

You all are welcome to join with your doodlewash! If you do… don’t forget to “Tag” your image.

 

#NatureDoodlewash

Have a wonderful weekend and…Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #NatureDoodlewash, Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Drawings, Events, Illustration, Life, Love, My Paintings, Nature, Sketch Book, Watercolors, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month, Writings | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Red Breasted Bird – #NatureDoodlewash

Red Breast Bird - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Red Breast Bird – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today for my #NatureDoodlewash  hike, I am going to share one of my latest watercolor it was a joy to make this one. A portrait of a “Red-Breasted California Bird” .  Here in California I don’t have to go too far of a hike to see them. When is their time, I can see them very often. I have seen many beautiful Red-Breasted birds, there are some very small size and some just a normal bird size this one I painted is the normal size. They are so beautiful to watch chirping and being busy over the tree branches, that red color pops so nicely, they totally inspired me to paint their beauty.

Today I also like to share with you that one of my short stories “Memories of Happiness” has been published yesterday on VisualVerse Anthology Press,  where Art meets Words. What they are doing is interesting and challenging if you like you can read my post and my story  here.

Red Breast Bird - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Red Breast Bird – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Coming Soon Event! 
“The World Watercolor Month” you can learn all about it here!

 

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Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black and Brown ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005 and Brown ink pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #NatureDoodlewash

You all are welcome to join with your doodlewash! If you do… don’t forget to “Tag” your image.

 

#NatureDoodlewash

 

Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #NatureDoodlewash, Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Drawings, Events, Illustration, Life, Love, My Paintings, National Days, Nature, Short Stories, Sketch Book, Watercolors, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month, Writings | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Girl With a Bird – #NatureDoodlewash

Girl With Bird - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Girl With a Bird – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today for my NatureDoodlewash  hike, I am happy to share my watercolor. A portrait that emits a message of love and protection for our animals and nature. Symbolized by the whimsical girl who hold lovingly a yellow bird on her shoulder close to her neck.  I have seen many beautiful yellow birds here in California and they inspired me. I enjoyed to paint the “Girl With a Bird” is an inspiring image of love and peace. I hope that you like it as much I do! I always love to read all your beautiful comments 😉 ❤

Coming Soon Event!
I also get the chance to announce that on the month of July we will have a great event going on Worldwide!
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!

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Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black and Brown ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005 and Brown ink pen #01 Pink gel pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for a  #NatureDoodlewash and Laura for Draw a Bird Day over at Create Art Everyday!

You all are welcome to join with your doodlewash! If you do don’t forget to “Tag” your image.

 

#NatureDoodlewash and #DrawABirdDay

 

Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #NatureDoodlewash, Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Draw A Bird Day, Drawings, Events, Illustration, Life, Love, My Paintings, National Days, Nature, Sketch Book, Watercolors, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Week #4 – Meet and Greet Fridays…

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Week #4 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

Hello everyone,

Can you believe that Sunday is Easter? Wow….where the time goes, one year has passed so fast?
Today I share with you something very special to me, my awesome and super cute companion “Grey” my one year old  Dutch Bunny! We wish you all a wonderful and Happy Easter!  Bunnies are one of the loveliest  and sweetest pets he brings me so much joy and happiness 😉

Grey

©Grey

Last Friday our Meet and Greet was wonderful!
I came across with lots of new great and interesting Blogs!
I appreciate the participation and thank you very much for all the Reblogs and Twitter shares!
Let’s make this week #4 great again!

Everyone is welcome and if you are new to this weekly meeting please read the Event Home Page!

Reminder: this event is linked and connected to And Featured is…an event that takes place here on YesterdayAfter.com every second Saturday of the month.
March 12 was the starting date and will go on until December. Each month I will choose a Blog as the “Featured of the Month”  I will pick between all the links left during our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays!  The first Featured for the Month of March 2016  is Musician, Writer and Composer James Radcliffe I hope that you all had the opportunity to visit his interesting Blog and enjoyed his unique music!

If you like to introduce your Blog, meet other inspiring bloggers, participate to the opportunity to be chosen as The Featured of the Month please leave a comment on this post with your Blog link!

Remember you can always visit the event’s Archive to check out all the Blogs participating.

I wish you a wonderful Meet and Greet!
And if you feel that you would like to help, a reblog or share of this event would be amazing!

Always thank you for kindness sharing the love!

 

I wish all of you a wonderful, joyful and safe
Happy Easter!
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-Carolina

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© Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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