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2018 And My Artistic Happenings…

Forest Goddess – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

A recap throughout the 2018 and all my Artistic happenings.

January 2018 the year begins with the Publication of one of my Poems….what a nice start of the year!

Visual Verse Published my New Poem “Abstract Dream”!

Image by Candice Seplow
VisualVerse Anthology

This month I have participated to the  monthly writing event that brings together Art and Words on VisualVerse.org Anthology Press.
This was a nice achievement of my creative writings. My poem is included in Visual Verse Anthology Literary Press and  published on another of their Chapter. This is my sixth Published piece on Visual Verse!
Here you can read all my published poems and short stories:  visualverse.org/writers/carolina-russo/

You can read my poem here:
  Visual Verse  Anthology – Vol. 05 Chapter 03 –  “Abstract Dream” Page 82

 

January made me a Winner…
A new year is a fresh start for a new beginning, hope and realization of dreams, may the beginning of this year fill you with love, inspiration and new strength to succeed in what you love.

Mystical Multitude – Original Watercolor Graphite ©Carolina Russo

I  was honored to announce that I was one of the six “Winners” chosen by UntwineAustralia participating to their first word prompt Contest for 2018  @untwine.australia #newbeginnings  I have participated on Instagram posting my Watercolor – Graphite painting title: “Mystical Multitude”.
This beautiful painting is available in Limited Edition Fine Art Signed Prints if anyone is interested just Contact me directly ❤

In the end of January…

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My 5.7.5 Haiku  “New Year illustrated with one of my watercolor paintings was Published on Spillwords Press and included in the project “Reading Sunday” I am so honored and happy that two of my creations were published at the same time.

Original Watercolor Painting by ©CarolinaRusso

I am honored to be listed as one Spillwords contributor writers, you can read more of my published poetry on Spillwords/Author/Carolina Russo That was my first Haiku published in 2018.

February begin with great Collaborations…

Day #9: Ghoul – Stillness video (Rigna Folk)

Art And Music together can create magic!
I have collaborated with the band RIGNA FOLK a great Indie band from Germany, I love their music and they love my art! I think is beautiful that we crossed paths! We Collaborated and I have created a video displaying a selection of my paintings having as soundtrack one of their beautiful songs. The video title is Stillness and you can watch it here:  Art Inspiring Magic – Stillness – (Video)


A Book Illustrations…

Watercolor Illustrations ©CarolinaRusso

I had a wonderful and interesting Project, I have collaborated with Author Marjorie Mallon! I created the illustrations for her wonderful new novel book “The Curse Of TIme – Bloodstone book #1” released in April 2018. My two Characters Portraits “Esme The Mirror Girl” and “Euterac The Creature” were included in black and white in the paperback book and in color in the Kindle edition. We had a wonderful collaboration and is a great project that will continue in 2019 since M. Mallon is writing the second book.
You can read all about our first book collaboration in a Blog Post that I wrote last April for the book release you can read it here!

 

June brings Tributes and Support…

My Watercolor Paintings a Tribute In Loving Memory of Scott Hutchinson (20/11/81 – 10/5/18) R.I.P 
Scott  was a wonderful music artist that deeply touched the heart and soul of many around the world. He was the founding member of Scottish indie rock band Frightened Rabbit

Scott Hutchison Tribute Portrait – Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

 

Not All Is Lost – Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Months has passed by and here we are in July!

July brings sadness and joy… sadness because I lost two wonderful pets they went over the rainbow bridge. I was very sad to lose Rocky a rescued Chihuahua and my loved Yumi a wonderful and amazing rescued Possum!

Love You Forever R.I.P. Rocky 6/29/2018
Love You Forever R.I.P. Yumi 7/9/2018

But I also have a nice news,
because during July I have submitted a few paintings on Instagram to the #Pentalic365 Challenge and one is my “Ectoplasma” which made me to be selected as  the Pentalic 365 Winner for the month of July! I am so honored!

Ectoplasma – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

See their post Pentalic365 I won a beautiful prize  they sent me a wonderful box full of great Pentalic Sketchbooks in different sizes for my watercolor paintings! I am so thankful and I love it!

August brings my redesigned Blog and my New Shop!


A new goal and achievement!
It was awhile that I had in mind to redesign my Blog! After three years I felt the need to start fresh, change the look and make it more mine using my own art. I have been working on this project for several weeks and made as it looks today! I hope you enjoy the new look and new navigation system through the pages I hope you find it easy! Another very important and primary goal redesigning this Blog  was to include my “New SHOP” so that everything is in one place Website/Blog/ Shop!

Original Watercolor Painting by ©CarolinaRusso

I have created my own Shop and it’s not the standard  e-shop with the cart that you find everywhere! Follow my guided pages while you visiting my Shop and you would see how easy it is to purchase my Art and have a direct contact with me throughout your shopping experience.
In the occasion of the New Blob/Shop launch I wanted to celebrate and I had my first GIVEAWAY here on the Blog!

Coffee Painting Week 3 – Alice In Wonderland – Original Coffee and Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

The winner was Author Marjorie Mallon as prize she won one of my Limited Edition Prints “Hand Enhanced” and it was my “Alice in Wonderland- Tea Party” Coffee Painting!

September my Birthday month brings Interviews…
In September I posted My interview with Musician Composer and Independent Artist:  Viktor Norðir 

Digital Art Portrait – Viktor Nordir – ©Carolina Russo

I also had a “New Release” of my latest Digital Art Portrait part of my Project  “ART FOR MUSIC “  included in my Concept Collection“When Nature Meets Humans”the artistic portrait that you see featured in my interview as the opening image of this post is my new digital creation a artwork dedicated and inspired by Viktor Norðir.

During this month I had a wonderful invitation to be Interviewed by Author MJ Mallon!

Please read the Interview she had some great questions for me and I loved to answer all of them, so that you all will know me better and who is the Artist behind her book illustrations!  You can read it here: A Huge Welcome To Artist Carolina Russo

 

October daily drawing month 31 days 31 drawings….

The month of October brings beautiful worldwide Art Challenges the most known is Inktober This was my third year participating. I have combined two challenges together following a double prompts list and I made it to the end, I have created a beautiful collection of 31 days drawings!

Inktober Double Challenge – Drawlloweentober 2018 ©CarolinaRusso

You can see all of the 31 drawings in my Inktober Gallery Drawlloweentober 2018 


November is Winter and Holidays time…

My HOLIDAYS ART SPECIAL SERIES –

Day #12 – The Shiniest Star – Robin

Open Edition Signed Mini Prints and Sets were released including Christmas Greeting Cards available in my Shop!


“ART FOR MUSIC” 

from almost the whole year I have collaborated with Scottish music artist  Nu-San I was commissioned to create an Original watercolor painting for the Cover of

Original Watercolor Painting by ©CarolinaRusso

his New Album “Nu Nostalgia” has been released in December as Vinyl Limited Edition Record and coming soon in CDs.

December ends the year beautifully…

To start December there is the 15 Days of Holidays Art Challenge where participating I have created my new Holidays Art Series for the next year 2019 my prints and cards would be available next December! You can see here my paintings series for  Wintmas 2018 Gallery

This month I was finally able to share the finished product  and Album release Art For Music – Album Cover Design and Album Release

It is a wonderful feeling to see this Album with my painting on the cover the finished product is beautiful!


December goes on with….

Another International Collaboration for “RAZUR CUTS” MagaZINE!

Razur Cuts VI – Magazine Cover by ©CarolinaRusso

All the way from beautiful Scotland, UK 🇬🇧 to USA 🇺🇸 California a great indie publication  “Razur Cuts VI” by Editor Derek Steel is now available it was just released the 12/19/2018! I feel so honored and proud to be part of such a wonderful project as Razur Cuts contributor and to be one of the Artists invited to create the Cover for this issue and Published!
Limited Edition Prints of my Cover artwork are now available in my Shop on my page SHOP PRINTS

December latest painting release and end of the year…
and the last for the 2018 year is included in my  ART FOR MUSIC Series! The new watercolor painting Release is Robert Smith “THE CURE” Watercolor Painting Portrait – Prints “Hand Enhanced” are available now!

Robert Smith – Art For Music Series – ©CarolinaRusso

This has been a very nice working year my Art took part in great Projects around the world. I had beautiful collaborations and great outcomes! I also had new followers and friends, I am so grateful for all the happenings, there is a lot behind each of these beautiful projects. Thank you so much to everyone that believed in my art and me and made all this possible! I am looking forward to see what will happen in the 2019… ❤

Best Wishes to all for a Happy and Great New Year 2019!
Be always thankful and grateful for what you have and may you be blessed and be a blessing to others in the New Year!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Preview! – My Holidays ART Cards

HOLIDAYS ART SPECIAL SERIES
– Limited Edition Christmas Cards Set – Preview!

🎄My Christmas Cards set of 5 cards is now ready!

Hello friends,
These collectible cards are from my “Holidays Art Series” I will post more photos and details soon for now enjoy this preview mini video that I ‘ve posted on Instagram and if anyone is interested let me know soon, since there is not too much time, I am accepting Pre-Orders! Contact me ♥️ or leave me a comment down in the comment section that you’re interested! 🙂

Have a wonderful day everyone!
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For more daily updates follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

If you share my art with your friends is very much appreciated!
Thank you for your support!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Special SALE! – My Holidays ART Series Prints

HOLIDAYS ART SPECIAL SERIES
– Open Edition Signed Mini Prints and Sets –

Day #3 Candies, Turtle Dove –

❤ Hello dear friends  hope this post find you all well, The Holidays Season is just behind the door! ❤

This post feature my “Holidays ART Collection” and a “Special Offer for you” please read the whole post.
I have decided to release only 6 paintings that I have carefully selected. They are beautiful to combine together as they were painted with the same color palette that’s why I also offer a “Set” of three prints for a very special price, if you have your eyes on any of these prints take vantage of this opportunity and if you purchase One Print I offer FREE Shipping within USA and International! 

I think this is the best time to release my Winter Holidays Art Collection which is now available as “Open Edition Signed Mini Prints” I am actually also preparing a set of Christmas Cards for this series, I will post them as soon they are ready!

The Magic Of Wintmas! ©Carolina Russo

Last year
I have created a Series of Holidays themed watercolor paintings participating to a wonderful Winter Art Challenge. The Series was a success and I had many compliments and lots of requests, but cause timing last year this Series has never been released or sold in any form, because by the time the challenge was completed in December was too late for selling prints. I’ve decided to postpone and plan the release earlier for this year Holidays Season!
Right now the time is right, if you’re interested in ordering any of these prints for yourself or for gifts to your loved ones order them now or it wont be enough time!
Prints are available for purchase as “Single Mini Print” or as “Set of 3 Mini Prints” of your choice, for a special price!

> Open Edition Signed  Fine Art Mini Prints is now available to order right here! Look at the bottom of this Post you find the >>> Order Form!

❤ Price and Details
Each Prints would be Hand Embellished with gold and silver inks and hand signed!
Printed on quality heavy paper by me in my studio.
❤ Prints Size:  5 x 7 inches (approx. 13 x 18 cm) Special Price is $16 Free Shipping within USA and International!
❤ ❤ ❤ SPECIAL Set: of 3 Prints size 5×7 inches Special Price is $39 + $3 Shipping domestic and International.
❤ How to Order: Each prints you see here has a title, please leave your selection in the order form comments box.

When you purchase Prints here on my Shop you “Fully Support My Art” there are not hidden fees or middlemen, as an Independent Artist I am on my own and your support means everything to me! If you have any question prior your order please don’t hesitate to contact me.

❤ ❤ ❤ HOLIDAYS ART SERIES > select your Single Print or the Special Set of 3 Prints (choose the 3 prints you want for your Set)!
Click on the images to see them enlarged!

These mini Prints are beautiful and a collectible series that will bring the magic of Christmas and Holidays in any home and some of them are beautiful out all year round not just for Christmas I have my “Christmas Love Angel”  framed beautifully on my wall all year, you see it in the photo below! ❤

Ready to Order? Follow these 4 steps:
1) Fill in the Order Form
2) I will send you via email a PayPal Invoice as order confirmation
3) When you receive the Invoice proceed with your payment on PayPal
4) When payment is cleared and Print is ready I will ship and notify you.

ORDER Form (required)

Thank you for your Order and your support!

 

You can see all the 13 paintings of this Collection anytime,  visit my Wintmas 2017  GALLERY

Wintmas 2017 – Christmas Love Angels ©CarolinaRusso

For more daily updates follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

If you share my art with your friends is very much appreciated!
Have a wonderful day!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Special Release! Holidays ART – Open Edition Mini Prints

HOLIDAYS ART SPECIAL SERIES
– Open Edition Signed Mini Prints and Sets –

The Shiniest Star – Robin

Hello everyone,

time goes fast! Soon we would be approaching the Holidays Season! ❤

Today post is the special release of my “Holidays ART Collection” this post feature a “Special Offer” please read whole.

I think this is the best time to release the Winter Holidays Collection which is now available as “Open Edition Signed Mini Prints”. Last year I have created a Series of Holidays themed watercolor paintings. The Series was a success and I had many compliments and requests, but cause timing last year this Series has never been released or sold as prints, because by the time it was completed, was already December and late for selling prints. I decided to plan the release earlier for this year Holidays Season! Right now the time is right, if you’re interested in ordering these prints for yourself or for lovely gifts to your loved ones order them now.
I have decided to release only 6 paintings that I have carefully selected. They are beautiful to combine together as they were painted with the same color palette. Prints are available for purchase as “Single Mini Print” or as “Set of 3 Mini Prints” of your choice, for a special price!

Open Edition Signed  Fine Art Mini Prints are now available to order, right here down below this page you find the Order Form!

❤ Price and Details
Each Prints would be Hand Embellished with gold and silver inks and hand signed!
Printed on quality heavy paper by me in my studio.
❤ Prints Size:  5 x 7 inches (approx. 13 x 18 cm) Special Price is $16 Free Shipping within USA and International!
❤ ❤ ❤ SPECIAL Set: of 3 Prints size 5×7 inches Special Price is $39 + $3 Shipping domestic and International.
❤ How to Order: Each prints you see here has a title, please leave your selection in the order form comments box.

When you purchase Prints here on my Shop you “Fully Support My Art” there are not hidden fees or middlemen, as an Independent Artist I am on my own and your support means everything to me! If you have any question prior your order please don’t hesitate to contact me.

HOLIDAYS ART SERIES > select your Single Print or the Special Set of 3 Prints!
Click on the images to see them enlarged!

These mini Prints are beautiful and a collectible series that will bring the magic of Christmas and Holidays in any home ❤

Ready to Order? Follow these 4 steps:
1) Fill in the Order Form
2) I will send you via email a PayPal Invoice as order confirmation
3) When you receive the Invoice proceed with your payment on PayPal
4) When payment is cleared and Print is ready I will ship and notify you.

ORDER Form (required)

Thank you for your Order and your support!

 

You can see all the 13 paintings of this Collection anytime,  visit my Wintmas 2017  GALLERY

Wintmas 2017 – Christmas Love Angels ©CarolinaRusso

For more daily updates follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

If you share my art with your friends is very much appreciated!
Have a wonderful day!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com