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Anniversary 14 years in USA! And Anniversary for my Blog!

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c599f0be1f4aa79f8c6321aa7953c89eI moved from Italy in 2002

Today is my 14 years Anniversary here in USA
I just wanted to share this with my friends and because today it is also my Blog Anniversary on WordPress!

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Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 4 years ago!
Thanks for flying with us.

Keep up the good blogging!

After I signed up  on WP I had my Blog active but silent for about more than 2 years.F I have been without writing or posting anything but working behind the scenes!
First I wanted to reserve my domain name yesterdayafter.com since I love it a lot!

At the same time I was working on launching my Jewelry Design Collections, my Paintings, Digital Art, Poetry and all my creative work.
I was only working on the graphics and designs to customize the theme and layout of this Blog reflecting my own creativity.  I wanted to launch it as soon I was ready, but no word was ever posted. Some life events also slowed down the process. Then only on March 2015, I decided to jump in and I made a very small first post announcing the opening of my Etsy Shop.

I felt like I was a tiny drop into the ocean of the Blogosphere, almost impossible to be seen in between the millions of other Blogs, I felt so little but I kept going!
And you great people started to discover my Blog! I was posting once in a while my Jewelry and Artworks and I got very nice feedback! As Artist I express my Art and creativity in different ways, my posts are not always about the same subject. I work with different media and my followers showed appreciation and love for my talents. I actually like the variety between all the things I love! I like to surprise you with the unexpected.

“A Tip” that I can give to new Bloggers that feel a bit lonely and in need of friends and followers is to be active!

When I started, after a month that I got to see how it was blogging, I decided to go around leaving comments on other Blogs, and not just stay here reading. I let people know how much I loved their work and they responded to me beautifully with kindred words and they discovered my Blog and Art and started to follow recognizing me with Awards. I felt very honored for such a beautiful recognitions. Right now I have become an “Award Free” Blog but I am always honored from your nominations and I will post your link in the Awards Page!

Starlight Blogger Award 05/30/2015In May 2015 I also created my own Award to pass on  “The Starlight Blogger Award”  I launched this Award to highlight and Promote Inspiring Bloggers and I am so happy that the Award is going all over around the world! I see lots of Bloggers that link to me using this Award!

Last year I decided that I wanted to do something to give back to this beautiful Community and help to bring Blogs together I started my weekly Meet and Greet Event  this year is named Meet and Greet Fridays! And Every month  I choose to Feature one Blogger and Blog that I admire and I am Inspired from, introducing  them to inspire others.

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I felt very welcome here I discovered amazing Blogs and Bloggers that are beautiful friends and I also had the opportunity to meet some in person!

I also found an amazing Community of Artists that is very supportive and inspiring!

I am stunned and amazed about the fast growth it’s fascinating!

…..THANK YOU to ALL…..

each one of you made this happen leaving your comments and love!

I am very happy because our strength together is very powerful and encouraging to keep going I am so grateful for you!
Stay connected and support each other good things will come and never stop dreaming!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Events, Messages to readers, Milestones

Happy Anniversary! 13 years in USA and Anniversary for my Blog! ;-)

Los Angeles International Airport

Yesterday August 22 was my 13 years Anniversary here in USA I moved from Italy in 2002
and lived in California since then, I just wanted to share this with my WP friends also because yesterday was my Anniversary on WordPress a nice coincidence!

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Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 3 years ago!
Thanks for flying with us.
Keep up the good blogging!

I had my Blog active on WordPress for about more than 2 years without posting anything!
I wanted to reserve my domain name yesterdayafter.com since I love it a lot!
At the same time I was working on launching my Jewelry Designs Collections expanding my horizons.
I was only working on the graphics and designs to customize the Theme layout of this Blog reflecting my own creativity.  I wanted to launch it as soon I was ready, but no any word was ever posted also some life events slowed the process. Then one day almost 5 months ago it was the end of March, I decided to jump in and made a very small first post announcing the opening of my Etsy Shop.
I felt like I was a drop into the ocean, almost impossible to be seen in between the millions of other Blogs.
Then people started to discover my presence I was posting once in a while my Jewelry and Artworks and I got very nice feedback! As Artist I express my Art in different ways, my posts are not always about the same subject. I work with different media and my followers showed appreciation and love for my talents.
Also I decided to go around leaving comments, and not just stay here reading. I let people know how much I loved their work and they responded to me beautifully with kindred words and they started to follow my Blog recognizing me with Awards. I felt very honored for such a beautiful recognition.

Starlight Blogger Award 05/30/2015In May I also created my own Award to pass on  “The Starlight Blogger Award”  I launched this Award to highlight and Promote Inspiring Bloggers and I am so happy that the Award is going around the world a lot! Bloggers link to me and I have chance to discover new intersting Blogs.

Ten weeks ago I decided that I wanted to do something to give back to this beautiful Community starting my Meet and Greet Event  where every week I choose to Feature one Blogger and Blog that I admire and I am Inspired from, introducing  them to inspire others.

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I felt very welcome here during those months I discovered amazing Blogs and Bloggers that are beautiful friends!
I am stunned and amazed about the fast growth it’s fascinating!
…..THANK YOU to ALL…..
each one of you made this happen with me!

I am very happy because our strength together it’s very powerful and encouraging to keep going for all of us…
Stay connected and support each other good things will come!

-CR

Awards, Uncategorized

The STARLIGHT Blogger Award

Starlight Blogger Award 05/30/2015

The sweet, lovely and inspiring Author Erika Kind one of my super active Blogger friend, nominated me for the STARLIGHT Blogger Award it is very kind and I appreciate her thoughtfulness thinking to include me in her nominees! Thank you Erika so much!
She is a great writer having several book already published and a new one on the way, she also sing wonderfully and has a warming and charming personality with a lovely smile :-).
If you are new at this, and don’t know the story behind this  launched New Award, read here below my original post. I wrote it some days ago. I am the person that created this 🙂 keep reading and you will know the reasons why I wanted to create and launch the STARLIGHT Blogger Award:

During the month of May, I have been nominated with a rain of beautiful Awards. My Blog is quite new I couldn’t describe the happiness and joy of how wonderful is all this kindness here in the Community. I did accepted and appreciated each Award with gratitude! It means so much to me knowing that my YesterdayAfter Blog is loved, inspiring and brings light to someone soul and to all the wonderful Bloggers that included me in theirs nominees. This is a great reason that inspired me creating a “Design for a New Award”. I want to celebrate the creative bloggers who have truly inspired me and others through their beautiful and original content, imagery, art, abilities, and wonderful personalities. That’s why I want to announce the first issue of the STARLIGHT Blogger Award” a new Award to honor those individuals who are considered “The light emanating from the stars“ the bloggers that brings daily light into your soul with their creativity the blogs you love to read, listen and visit!
I wanted to create this Award as token of love and appreciation and encouragement so please spread the love and pass it to other deserved Bloggers!”

Nominations Rules:
Nominate your 6 favorite bloggers! In your nominees I would like for you to think at the light emanating from the stars the ones that truly touch your soul with their work, the ones that are the light for you a true STARLIGHT Blogger.

Rules for the STARLIGHT Blogger Award:
Thank the giver and link their Blog to your post.
Answer the 3 original questions and then the 3 new questions from your nominator given to you.
Please Pass the award on to 6 or more other Bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated by you.
Include the logo of the award in a post or on your Blog, please never alter the logo, never change the 3 original questions answer that first then answer the 3 new question from your nominator  and never change the Award rules.

Please don’t delete this note: the design for the STARLIGHT Bloggers Award has been created from YesterdayAfter is a Copyright image you cannot alter or change it in any way just pass it to others that deserve this award.
Copyright 2015 © YesterdayAfter.com – Design by Carolina Russo

My 3 Original questions for everyone to answer:

1. If you describe or picture your inner soul how will you describe it?

My soul is deep blue I don’t know why but if I have to imagine what color is I see it in all the shades of blue. My soul is very receptive and absorbing a lot from the outside. Is very balanced but sometimes can have some great picks on things I like and love. My soul has perseverance and takes challenges I am always been thinking “if you don’t try you never know!” I refer this quote to my Art and creativity! My soul fight for what I believe in. My soul wouldn’t ever tried things that would harm myself in a negative way. My soul is encouraging and positive to others and myself.

2. What are you working on right now?

Right now I am working mainly on my Jewelry Collection on custom orders and non! I am trying to promote my creations and online stores as I want to share them with the world. I am also working on designs for other future projects I have in mind. I always keep sketching and I take notes of any kind of creative idea pops in my mind. I also took a break for a while from watercolor painting and I would like to go back on it soon! In the main time instead painting I am more working on Digital Art who I love. There are so many things that my creativity lead me to want do that I feel like I don’t have enough time during the day!

3. What is your creative dream project?

My Dream Project it is a real dream! One day I would love to be able to have my own Atelier Studio Gallery in a nice place, where I can work, display and sell all my creations of every kind together. This magical place will reflect my Art and taste in everything from the interiors to the products I design extends to Fashion, Jewelry, Art and Interiors it would be so magical what I have in mind…for now my Atelier is virtually here on YesterdayAfter taking shape day after day… the future? Who knows never say never… 🙂

Erika 3 new questions:

  1. Who has been the starlight in your life?
    Beside my family, my starlight in my life has been always “my heart” I did follow my heart in any situation.

  2. What is your biggest dream and how are you working on its realization?
    My big dream?  You can read all about it on my original answer #3 here above 🙂

  3. What do you want to leave here on earth?
    I would like to live a good mark of my journey here on earth and that who would be left would always remember me for kindness, generosity,  for help and make others happy,  and because I was able to inspire souls throughout my Art and my smile 🙂


New Questions For Those Who Accept:

1. Where your journey here on WordPress lead you so far?
2. When did you discovered that your talent was something to pursue?
3. What is the emotion, that you will never want to be without?

 

I will link to these amazing Starlight Bloggers, please make sure to visit their Blogs because they are awesome!

And my nominations for the STARLIGHT Bloggers Award are:

1. Lignum Draco
2. OM – Harsh Reality
3. Tai East
4. Laura Macky
5. Robin Vansal
6. Purpleanais

Thank you to everyone this is a great award be proud of yourself since you got it! That means a lot and that you are caring and very inspiring! I hope that you enjoy to pass this award to other deserved Bloggers. Thank you Erika one more time for nominating me. 🙂

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Announcing the STARLIGHT Blogger Award

Announcing the First Issued STARLIGHT Blogger Award
the light emanating from the stars…

 

Starlight Blogger Award 05/30/2015

During the month of May 2015, I have been nominated with a rain of beautiful Awards. My Blog is quite new I couldn’t describe the happiness and joy of how wonderful is all this kindness here in the Community. I did accepted and appreciated each Award with gratitude! It means so much to me knowing that my YesterdayAfter Blog is loved, inspiring and brings light to someone soul and to all the wonderful Bloggers that included me in theirs nominees. This is a great reason that inspired me creating a “Design for a New Award”. I want to celebrate the creative bloggers who have truly inspired me and others through their beautiful and original content, imagery, art, abilities, and wonderful personalities. That’s why I want to announce the first issue of the “STARLIGHT Blogger Award” a new Award to honor those individuals who are considered The light emanating from the stars the bloggers that brings daily light into your soul with their creativity the blogs you love to read, listen and visit!
I wanted to create this Award as token of love, appreciation and encouragement so please spread the love and pass it to other deserved Bloggers!

Nominations Rules:
Nominate your 6 favorite “Starlight” Bloggers! In your nominees I would like for you to think at the light emanating from the stars the ones that truly touch your soul with their work, the ones that are the light for you a true STARLIGHT Blogger.

  • Rules for the STARLIGHT Blogger Award:
    1) Thank the giver and link their Blog to your post.
    2) Answer “First” the 3 Original YesterdayAfter  questions and “never” change them.
    3) Then answer the 3 “New” questions given by your Nominator.
    4) Pass the Award on to 6 or more other Bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated by you.
    5) Include the logo of the Award in a post or on your Blog please never alter the logo and never change the rules.

**Please don’t delete this note: the design for the STARLIGHT Bloggers Award has been created from YesterdayAfter is a Copyright image you cannot alter or change it in any way just pass it to others great Bloggers that deserve this Award.
Best wishes!
Copyright 2015-2019 © YesterdayAfter.com – Design by Carolina Russo

 

YesterdayAfter Original Questions:
(Never change them!)

1. If you describe or picture your inner soul how will you describe it?

“These are My Answers”

My soul is deep blue I don’t know why but if I have to imagine what color is I see it in all the shades of blue. My soul is very receptive and absorbing a lot from the outside. Is very balanced but sometimes can have some great picks on things I like and love. My soul has perseverance and takes challenges I am always been thinking “if you don’t try you never know!” I refer this quote to my Art and creativity! My soul fight for what I believe in. My soul wouldn’t ever tried things that would harm myself in a negative way. My soul is encouraging and positive to others and myself.

2. What are you working on right now?

Right now this year 2015 I am working mainly on my Jewelry Collection on custom orders and non! I am trying to promote my creations and online stores as I want to share them with the world. I am also working on designs for other future projects I have in mind. I always keep sketching and I take notes of any kind of creative idea pops in my mind. I also took a break for a while from watercolor painting and I would like to go back on it soon! In the main time instead painting I am more working on Digital Art who I love. There are so many things that my creativity lead me to want to do that I feel like I don’t have enough time during the day!
Update 2019 as today my Watercolor Painting is my primary focus, it is my life and daily work as a full-time independent Artist and Illustrator! Still creating Jewelry designs too! <3)

3. What is your creative Dream Project?

My Dream Project it is a real dream! One day I would love to be able to have my own Atelier Studio Gallery in a nice place, where I can work, display and sell all my creations of every kind together. This magical place will reflect my Art and taste in everything from the interiors to the products I design extends to my paintings, Fashion, Jewelry, Art and Interiors it would be so magical what I have in mind…for now my Atelier is virtually here on YesterdayAfter taking shape day after day… the future? Who knows never say never… 🙂

And my nominations for the STARLIGHT Bloggers Award are:
I will link to these amazing Starlight Bloggers, I had quite few more than 6 🙂 please make sure to visit their Blogs because they are awesome!

1. Magny TJELTA
2. Erika Kind
3. THE V-Pub
4. Joleene Naylor
5. Anne Murray
6.  Karen Shade But No Shade
7.  Jo Traveller
8. Souldier Girl
9. Moxie Luster
10. First Night Design

Please note:
No one should feel obligated to accept this Award or to link back. I just wanted to share with other’s in the community how inspiring and amazing you and your Blogs are. Please If you do decide to accept this Award, that’s great and greatly appreciated!

New Questions from the Nominators:

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I hope that you had enjoyment answering the 3+3 special questions formulated for you having the opportunity to share your words as well as nominating 6 others to you Special STARLIGHT Bloggers! If you accept this Award please put a link to the post in my comments. I would love to see it! Love and thanks to all!

Carolina

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com