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Discover Challenge – Portraits

 

Portrait #5 - Light and Darkness

“WHEN NATURE MEETS HUMANS”
Digital Portraits Collection

Portrait #5
– Light and Darkness –

With today post I am participating to Discover Weekly Photo Challenge – Portraits. I am very excited to share with you one of my digital creations. This is Portrait #5  part of my experimental Digital-Art Portraits Collection. I love working on this concept “When Nature Meet Humans” it is always challenging and fascinating for me to search for the amazing photos that inspire my creations. I gave this Portrait the title of “Light and Darkness“.
I like to experiment new ideas and concepts that are helping me to evolve and grow with my art and creativity.  I always loved to work in Digital and apply my Art to this “Techno-Medium” (I just made up this definition of Art). One of my passion is Photography I like to take photos and I like to work with photos, manipulating images blending and layering them, being able to give life to a new created photo as result of many. Here if you are a new follower or you missed my older posts you can see my Digital Art .  I also made a Gallery for the “Nature Meets Humans Portraits Collection” you can see the other portraits here.
I am very inspired and happy to work on this unique Collection of Artistic one of a kind Digital Portraits. I love to thank all of you for sharing my Art and for all the great feedbacks and comments left on this Blog. Your presence means a lot to me is always encouraging and motivating to keep going on, evolving and experimenting with my creativity.

This portrait it is the #5 of this Collection, the title is “Light and Darkness” and I like to give a positive message of hope saying that “There is always light after the dark”.

I love the deep contrast and the blue color fusing in the black  darkness and the lighting created by the full moon that brings out the reality of the eyes over the other nature elements in the background. This portrait was very intriguing and inspiring to create.

To be able to create this portrait and all the other ones I used beautiful photos found on Pinterest most of the images used are not my own Photography (I apologize but I haven’t found the Photographers names to give Credits if anyone recognize their photos please let me know).

I love this idea to mix Nature with Humans and create some unique and very different kinds of portraits…This Collection is created mostly for my own Artistic purpose and to share with you some of my Digital-Art abilities.

If you’re interested in purchase a custom and unique portrait like the ones in this Collection you can. I will create one exclusively for you, using your own personal memories photos, I will create your own personal and unique custom Digital Art Portrait, for more info and details please contact me.

As always I love your comments!

Thank You!
Thank You!

 

Disclaimer: I respect the Copyrights and Rights of the photos that are not mine. Credits for the photos I used to create this portrait that are not mine goes to their respective owners. The finished portrait created as result of blending, layering and manipulating the photos used, it is my own creation and Digital Artwork and has my Copyright© Carolina Russo.
Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without explicit permissions.


Other sources:

www.pinterest.com

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Jewelry Designs Meanings and Friendship…

- Malibu - Photo ©Carolina Russo
– Malibu – Photo ©Carolina Russo

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

Fossil Seashell Fragment found at Point Dume
Fossil Seashell Fragment found at Point Dume

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.

Fossil Seashelles Fragments, Driftwood
Fossil seashells Fragments, Driftwood

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!

©Carolina Russo

Erika Necklace

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!

Friendship Bracelets

Blue Quartz Bracelet1This 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!

Friendship Bracelets
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!

Turquoise Romboide Bracelet
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….

My work is made as Custom Order can be purchased and ordered here on this Blog or on my Etsy Shop.

If you are interested in my designs don’t hesitate to Contact me ✿⊱

AMONG NATURE Jewelry Collection 2016

©Carolina Russo
©Carolina Russo

Always Thank You for sharing my Art!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

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Illustration – Friends

Friends
Friends – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

Today my doodlewash is not about food, but I would like to share an older post and I hope that you enjoy it!
Anyway will be good for #doodlewashaday

Friends and Sennelier…
I wanted to use my new French Sennelier Watercolor! So I needed to create something!

I love and enjoy Illustration, and sometimes I like drawing cute  whimsical 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 to me  from anything and anytime, everywhere, and often start with something to ends with something totally different from what was at first inside my 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 (Follow me) pinning things for my numerous boards.  I came across some very cute little dolls. I was captured by their sweet, nice faces with 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 and Artists I found here on WP community. 🙂

Friends
Friends – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

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 then I painted. For this Illustration I was very excited to use my new French Sennelier watercolors. I use many different brands of watercolors I love  Sennelier their watercolors are beautiful so vibrant, very pigmented, they are rich, luminous and 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 Box
Sennelier – L’Aguarelle French Artist Watercolors

This 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 add shades. I painted this with a very light wash not on a watercolor paper but on a mix media ProArt Sketchbook size 9×11 inches.

Sketck Book - Friends2a

 

#doodlewashaday

Happy doodlewashes!

©Carolina Russo
©Carolina Russo

Copyright© Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Featured Blogger: Carolina Russo

I am the Featured Blogger on ART by Rob Goldstein!!!
I am so honored, thankful and very happy to be the first Featured Blogger on Rob Blog I love his work and always he does an amazing job! Rob had great questions for my interview I suggest you to check it out!
Thank you Rob!!!

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Art by Rob Goldstein

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I decided to experiment and interviewed Carolina Russo of YesterdayAfter.

Carolina was born and raised in Italy.

Her creative interests include makingjewelry, photography, writing poetry, and painting with watercolors and acrylics, mixed media.

Carolina is also passionate for antiques, vintage, and founds objects.

She uses her blog, in part, to market limited edition garments, jewelry and accessories.

Carolina moved to the United States from Italy in 2002 and lives in California.

Thank you for giving me the interview, Carolina!

I may make interviews a monthly event.

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1.Did you begin blogging with the idea of blogging as a professional?

First of all I truly want to thank you Robert for this beautiful “Feature” and for all your great questions. I started this Blog almost one year ago with the intent and primary focus to launch my Jewelry Design Collections and the…

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And FEATURED is….

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Art, Design, Theatre, Literature, History, Food, Laughter … and the ex-pat life

First Night Design

 

And today FEATURED is…. Sarah Vernon  she would be on my sidebar widget for this week!

I always love to Meet and Greet new Artists sharing their work of art and their beautiful words!

It is getting very difficult every week to choose just one of you! But I am doing it from over 40 weeks! ❤
When I made my first Feature post I was thinking to do this only “Once a month”, and since that first time I did this every single weekend! ❤

Note: I just want you to know that I don’t pick random Blogs to Feature here, when I do my pick I am looking at specific things that I admire and are Inspiring and motivational to me and for others!
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(Please Sarah grab this Badge and post it somewhere on your Blog! And if you can a Reblog would be awesome! 😉

 

Here once again sorry for my late post and I thank you all for the participation to this week “Meet and Greet” session!!!

 

 

Today I am very pleased and honored to introduce  Sarah Vernon we follow each other Blogs from months she is very sweet and a wonderful presence in the blogosphere she is an Artist! England from London Sarah has been an actress for over three decades working on TV series and Theatre in her 20s she was diagnosed with a disabling condition – Limited Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis (lcSSc) – and the respect now given to digital art have enabled Sarah to travel artistically in a different direction. Her love and Passion for the Theatre leading her on creating beautiful historical images that she sell. Her great Blog contains like she say “my ramblings on art, design, theatre,  history, food, cinema and more, subjects I love”. Her Blog posts are always fulfilled with the beautiful images that she digitally manipulate and lots of Theatre-history information. I love Digital Art which is one of my favorite creative medium I work with, this common love connected Sarah and me I have been always fascinated by Sarah elegant work!

‘Girl Wearing a Kokoshnik in Profile’ is a Leon Bakst painting in a private collection, which I downloaded from Wikimedia and blended with a handwritten document, also from Wikimedia, and a texture from Kerstin Frank. Original & vintage art © First Night Design [www.firstnightdesign.wordpress.com]
‘Girl Wearing a Kokoshnik in Profile’ is a Leon Bakst painting in a private collection, which I downloaded from Wikimedia and blended with a handwritten document, also from Wikimedia, and a texture from Kerstin Frank.
Original & vintage art © First Night Design [www.firstnightdesign.wordpress.com]

I am sure that many of you already know about her Blog,
but if you dont, then please stop by at First Night Design  and say hi to Sarah!

 

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I hope tha you enjoyed this FEATURE of the week!

How can you be Featured on YesterdayAfter?
Stay Connected!
Follow my Blog and on my other Social Media Facebook    Twitter    Pinterest
be active and like my FB Page!

 

Have a great week and Happy Holidays!

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© Copyright Carolina Russo

 

Art, Etsy, Friendship, Jewelry Design, Keepsake memories Jewelry, Life, Nature, One of a kind, Wired Jewelry

Jewelry Designs Meanings and Friendship…

Malibu - Zuma

– 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

Fossil Seashell Fragment found at Point Dume
Fossil Seashell Fragment found at Point Dume

I designed this necklace for Erika Kind as token of our friendship. If you followed our recent posts you know that we met (read my post) in person last Friday 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.

Fossil Seashelles Fragments, Driftwood
Fossil seashells Fragments, Driftwood

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!

©Carolina Russo

Erika Necklace

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 is!
I created one for Marissa, one for Corinne and a new one for Me!

Friendship Bracelets

Blue Quartz Bracelet1This 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!

Friendship Bracelets
The Pink Quartz bracelet was created for Marissa made with natural Rose Quartz and smocky 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!

Turquoise Romboide Bracelet
This Bracelet was created for Me with a shaped Turquoise stone, Pearls and smocky 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….

My work is made as Custom Order can be purchased and ordered here on this Blog or on my Etsy Shop.

If you are interested in my designs don’t hesitate to Contact me ✿⊱

“AMONG NATURE” Jewelry Collection 2015

© Copyright Carolina Russo

Always Thank You for sharing my Art!

-CR

Art, Digital Art, Digital Unique Portraits, Life, Nature, Photography

Digital Art – When Nature Meets Humans – Portrait #5

 

Portrait #5 - Light and Darkness

“WHEN NATURE MEETS HUMANS”
Digital Portraits Collection

Portrait #5
– Light and Darkness –

In Today post I am very excited to share with you another creation I have been working on. This is Portrait #5  part of my experimental Digital-Art Portraits Collection. I love working on this concept “When Nature Meet Humans” it is always challenging and fascinating for me to search for the amazing photos that inspire my creations. I gave this Portrait the title of “Light and Darkness”.
I like to experiment new ideas and concepts that are helping me to evolve and grow with my art and creativity.  I always loved to work in Digital and apply my Art to this “Techno-media” (I just made up this definition of Art). One of my passion is Photography and I like to work with photos, manipulating images blending and layering them being able to give life to a new created photo as result of many. Here if you are a new follower or you missed my other posts you can see my Digital Art .  I also made a Gallery for the “Nature Meets Humans Portraits Collection” you can see the other portraits here.
I am very inspired and happy to work on this unique Collection of Artistic one of a kind Digital Portraits. I love to thank all of you for sharing my Art and for all the great feedbacks and comments left on this Blog. Your presence means a lot to me is always encouraging and motivating to keep going on evolving and experimenting with my creativity.

This portrait it is the #5 of this Collection, the title is “Light and Darkness” I like to give a positive message saying that “There is always light after the dark”.
I love the deep contrast and the blue color fusing in the black  darkness and the lighting created by the full moon bringing out the reality of the eyes over the other nature elements in the background. This portrait was very intriguing and inspiring to create.

To create this portrait and all the other ones I used beautiful photos found on Pinterest most of the images used are not my own Photography (I apologize but I haven’t found the Photographers names to give Credits if anyone recognize their photos please let me know).

I love this idea to mix Nature with Humans and create some unique and very different kinds of portraits…This Collection is created mostly for my own Artistic purpose and to share with you some of my Digital-Art abilities.

If you’re interested in purchase a custom and unique portrait like the ones in this Collection you can, I will create it exclusively for you, using your own personal memories photos, I will create your own personal and unique custom Digital Art Portrait, for info and details please contact me.

As always I love your comments!

-CR

 

Disclaimer: I respect the Copyrights and Rights of the photos that are not mine. Credits for the photos I used to create this portrait that are not mine goes to their respective owners. The finished portrait created as result of blending, layering and manipulating the photos used, it is my own creation and Digital Artwork and has my Copyright© Carolina Russo.
Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission.


Other sources:

www.pinterest.com