Art, Community, Friendship, Life, Love, Reblog

#Gettoknowme to know me tag

Hello everyone,

my dear Blog bro Rich at wafflemethis1  have been so kind to nominate me for the #Gettoknowme tag.  I haven’t done anything like this in awhile since my Blog become a Blog Free Award, but this is a cute way to #gettoknowme a little! 😉

1Share your profile picture if you have one.

My Profile Picture!
My Profile Picture!

1. Who are you named after?
Well I got my name from my grandmother on my father side.

2. Do you like your handwriting?
Yes, I do like it pretty much!

3. What is your favorite lunch meat?
I made decision to don’t eat meat anymore so my go to lunch is plant-based fresh food or fruit, or, I love raw Portobella mushroom the big ones topped with some avocado or other things, believe me they are like a good  sandwich and delicious!

4. Longest relationship?
(@_@) LOL! ❤

5. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes I still have them!

6. Would you bungee jump?
I don’t mind to fly, scuba diving and other activities… but sorry I wont bungee jump! I don’t trust the rope!

7. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? 
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t it depends of the shoes.

8. Favorite ice cream?
I used to love Rocky Road or walnut flavor or fruits. Right now I make my own vegan ones 😉

9. What is the first thing you notice about people?
There eyes, as they are considered “the mirror of the soul” you can read many things into the eyes of a person ❤

10. Football or baseball? Definitely Football, the English version (soccer) I grow up in Italy and there soccer is number one sport.
I like active sports I grow up training as Tennis Player for a looong time. Baseball is nice but too slow of a game for me and too long.

11. What color pants are you wearing?
I am wearing black leggings.

12. Last thing you ate?
Green beans salad

13. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? 

I love all the shades of Blue

14. Favorite smell?
The smell of the ocean, or the rain, and a delicious cooking apple cinnamon pie!

15. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
My Mom in Italy.

16. Hair color?
Brown

17. Eye color?
Brown

18. Favorite foods to eat?
Big salads filled with fresh greens, vegetables, strawberries, apples, walnuts, dry cranberry….

19. Scary movies or happy endings?
Happy Endings ❤

20. Last movie you watched?  The Abandoned.

21. Favorite Holiday?
The Beautiful Christmas.

22. Beer or Wine?
I don’t drink much but I like both.

23. Night owl or early bird?
Ohhh I am a Night owl, I love to create in the quite of the night!

24. Favorite day of the week?
Now that I am a full time artist any day of the week is the same and a favorite it only seems that I need more days 😉

24 1/2. Which three of your favorite bloggers you would like to know more about? 
(if one of you was tagged already just forget it).

You are tagged 😉   Judy , ❤  Syl65 , ❤  Trini  ❤  Plain O’ l Vic ❤

25. Who were the latest three people to follow your blog (link to their about page)?

https://mytravelnama.com/  

https://shinrinstudio.wordpress.com/

https://wearwhatyoulovelovewhatyouwear.wordpress.com/

 

Thank you so much everyone for the follow ❤ ❤ ❤

Thanks you Rich for tagging me 😃

Art, Doodlewash, Drawings, Illustration, Indie, Life, Sketch Book, Watercolors

Illustration – Friends

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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.

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#doodlewashaday

Happy doodlewashes!

©Carolina Russo
©Carolina Russo

Copyright© Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Events, Meet and Greet Fridays, Messages to readers, Uncategorized

Great News!!!

 

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Thank you WordPress!


Great News! 

I am very proud and happy to let you all know that our great weekly event “Meet and Greet Fridays”  made the Events Page of  The Daily Post blog/website curated from the editors at WordPress.com! A special thank you goes to the editors for the approval and the great opportunity for my Blog to be listed on their Events Page.

I did submit my event to The Daily Post when we jump started. I didn’t know until today when I made a search about it, that I got the “Editors Approval” and with great surprise,  my event appear now  listed and searchable on their Blog Events Page, that’s amazing!!!  I am very happy for  this achievement it means a lot to me to be able to offer a great platform to my readers and amazing followers to engage!

You can see how is listed here on the links below:

The Daily Post Blog Events Listing Page

The Daily Post – Meet and Greet Fridays…

The Daily Post Events

 

I wish you all a wonderful and happy day or night<3

Carolina

I love to hear from you!
I love to hear from you!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Art, Featured, Interview, Reblog, Reviews, Uncategorized

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, Events, Featured, Meet and Greet Fridays, Messages to readers

Announcement – Soon New Events for you to participate!

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Hello everyone,
a new month of the year just started and I wish you a wonderful, inspiring and creative Happy March!

Today I am going to give you some Great News! 
I am going to bring back on two wonderful events that I started last year with great success and right now after two months of break and some new ideas it’s time to bring those events back on for all of us to enjoy and engage sharing what we do.

If you were following my Blog during the 2015 you will remember my weekly Meet and Greet event on Fridays followed by The Featured of the week on Saturdays. For many weeks and months we enjoyed to connect to one another and discover new beautiful Blogs. I personally had great connections! If you are new to follow my Blog don’t miss this great opportunity!
Proudly I was able to Feature numerous amazing and inspiring Blogs and Bloggers during the 2015 (Going to make an Archive Page) and if you were already Featured you are more than welcome to participate you never know I might Feature you again during this year!
I love to share my space and success to highlight other Blogs and Bloggers that I admire.
Introducing and helping the new ones to be inspired to grow sharing their work and expand their horizons and motivations during our amazing journeys here.

This year 2016 I decided to create a Home Page for the two events you find them on my menu and I will link them down below. Each page has all the details, Starting date, description, rules and how the two events work. Events are going to be linked together. I suggest you to visit the event’s pages and read the descriptions and how to participate and if you have any question contact me.

The two events are:

MEET and GREET Fridays…Weekly Event!

And FEATURED Is…Monthly Event!

I hope that you are excited about this because I Am!!!  I need your help to make these beautiful events a success for all of us to benefit and share the love for what we do best!
Your participation every week would be very much appreciated! Last year we all had wonderful time connecting, we had great Feature amazing Artists, Writers, Photographers, Musicians, and more…everyone is welcome no matter what you do everyone has something special to give to the world.

Starting dates are very soon:

First MEET and GREET Friday is March 4 and we will have the first  FEATURED of the Month on March 12.

I am really looking forward to see all your Blogs links on Friday March 4! Stay connected!

Happiness and Joy to you
xoxo
-Carolina

I love to hear from you!
I love to hear from you!

© Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

Art, Digital Art, Events, Featured, Holidays, Photography

It’s time for Meet and Greet!

 

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Digital Art – Abstract Dream ©Carolina Russo

 

Hello dear friends,
I hope that your busy week went well and that you are having happy time through your Winter Wonderland it is Friday again, time fly so fast!!! I don’t even know where this week went but today it’s time for our great weekly

MEET and GREET Event!

Last Saturday I haven’t posted my Featured pick of the week sorry to whom expected that! I havent because I got surprised by my lovely friend Erika Kind she Featured ME!!!  Thank you Erika I am so honored!
You can read her beautiful post here Featuring YesterdayAfter

I am glad that this weekly Link-Party is very successful and helping others thank you always for sharing,
your reblogs are very helpful and greatly appreciated!

“Saturday FEATURED Event”
New Blogs and non new are welcome to leave links and comments here!!!

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Every Saturday from over 40 weeks I select and pick a new Blog to Feature here.
Just to let you know, I don’t pick randomly!
I am looking at specific inspiring, characteristics to  Introduce and Expose here on YesterdayAfter.com
The Featured Blog is introduced with my post and hosted in a widget on my sidebar for 0ne week

Widget title is>  You Are FEATURED! Great Blogs!

I am very grateful and I thank all of you for helping with your participation
your reblogs truly helps everyone to get discovered and to make this a great and interesting weekly event.
We already came across to many amazing Blogs during this Feature I am sure there are more!

I love to share my Art, space and success here, highlight other Blogs and Bloggers that I admire.
Introducing and helping the new ones to grow expanding their horizons and motivations during our amazing journeys here. I had the great opportunity to meet many of you that came across my Blog because this event!!!

Don’t miss this chance to introduce your Blog!
Leave your Link

-CR

Events, Featured, Friendship, Holidays, Messages to readers

Meet and Greet….

 

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Hello everyone,
between the hustle and bustle getting ready for Christmas, it is Friday and it’s time for our great weekly

MEET and GREET Session
!

I am happy that everyone is looking forward to this opportunity to get intoduced with new Blogs waiting for the

“Saturday FEATURED Event”
New Blogs are welcome to leave links and comments here!!!


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Every Saturday I pick a new Blog to
Feature, Introduce and Expose here on YesterdayAfter  for one week on my side bar where I  created an event Widget named:

You Are FEATURED! Great Blogs!

I am very grateful and I thank all of you for helping me with your participation and reblogs it truly helps everyone to get discovered and to make this a great weekly event. We came across amazing inspiring Blogs during this Feature!

I love to share my space and success here on WordPress to highlight other Blogs and Bloggers that I admire.
Introducing and helping new ones to grow and expand their horizons and motivations during our amazing journeys here. I had the opportunity to meet many of you that came across my Blog because this event!!!

Don’t miss this chance to introduce your Blog!

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While I am dreaming snow in California, I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

Tomorrow evening my time a new Featured!
I am wondering who is? I need to think…

-CR

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Friendship, Life, Messages to readers

When Bloggership Meet…We Did!!!

California 2015
A Wonderful Experience!

And we finally met in California
on November 6 2015!

 

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From left: Corinne, Carolina, Erika, Marissa


Just WONDERFUL!

On Nov 5th I announced in my post “When Bloggership Will Meet” that something very special was about to happen and it truly happened we have met here in California with Erika Kind, Marissa Bergen, Corinne and Me!!! We had great time and it was so wonderful to meet the beautiful ladies behind their Blogs! It was indeed an emotional and beautiful day fulfilled with joy and happiness being able to hear our voices and hug each other. We had lots of smiles and sharing about us, this time not behind a keyboard ❤

Our meeting venue was at this STARBUCKS COFFEE!

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We had lovely sunny weather

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While sipping a delicious Peppermint Mocha one of my favorite, we enjoyed our great time together talking a lot, and laughing a lot like friends that know each other from years and years, it was amazing how we all felt the same beautiful way!
Erika is a wonderful soul and I am so happy that I had the opportunity to meet her in person since she live in Europe!
Also Marissa and Corinne are such wonderful ladies but they are here in CA and we may have more chances to get together again!

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Happiness!

Thank you Erika for your visit to California and the idea of this meeting. A fantastic opportunity for all of us. We hope to repeat this again soon and we are looking forward to your next visit to California.
I am so glad that we have been able to make this happen and we all will keepsake such great memories of this beautiful day fulfilled with happiness, joy and new friendship!

Beautiful things truly happens from my heart to yours…
in Love and Light

-CR

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©Copyright Carolina Russo

Events, Messages to readers, Reviews

I got a Blog Review from Opinionated Man! :-)

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Weekly Blog Reviews #3

YesterdayAfterhttps://yesterdayafter.com/

Generally women can be fire breathing dragons, but this woman has always been kind and sweet to me. I have really enjoyed her uplifting comments over the course of our WordPress bloggership. I am making up words. She is a craft blogger and shares jewelry that she sells on her site as well as artwork that she creates. She is doing it all and is always a responsive commenter so give her website a visit!

OM – Weekly Blog Reviews #3

Wow! Jason “OM” has been very kind to me and my Blog!
I am so grateful for the time he took on doing this review. I truly appreciate his encouraging words since he is someone that speak truly what he feel and very well-known here on WP Community and Blogosphere having an audience of 55.539 followers. He is very generous with his space and kind with new Bloggers. I truly like his Blog and what he is doing. My weekly “Meet and Greet” was inspired by his Meet and Greet Sessions. At the beginning of my Blog journeys, I left my link there, and that’s when I meet many of my dearest friends here. During the time that OM was not blogging I felt that something in the community was missed and I started my weekly Friday event is almost 30 weeks now, it became successful, something to look forward every week, also because I like to Feature on Saturday and support Bloggers that I believe in.

Now if you haven’t give a visit to Mr. OM

See you all tomorrow with a new FEATURED Blog of the week!
-CR

Awards, Messages to readers, Uncategorized

Starlight Blogger Award…and a Special Thanks to many….

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I am truly honored for all the Awards I received from all of you and for the last two special nominations received for this Award. My thanks go to Erika Kind and Krista Kemp my two sweet sis and very inspiring friends here on WP. Please visit their Blog for great readings. I will answer the questions for last nomination received from Krista.

 “I got it back home! My created and launched “Starlight Blogger Award” I am so happy and proud that during last months this award went very far around, awarding many Bloggers all over the world. Means a lot 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 I am very
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This is the reason that last June inspired me for the “STARLIGHT Blogger Award” is the Award that I created  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,  Blogs you love to read, listen and visit daily!
I Issued this Award as token of love, appreciation and encouragement, so please spread the love pass this 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 questions 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 and never change the rules.

  • Please don’t delete this note: the design for the STARLIGHT Bloggers Award has been created from YesterdayAfter.com 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


Originally Posted Questions from Krista:

1: What is the #1 item from your bucket list that you HAVE to do before you die?

Well it is not easy to answer because I have many numbers in my bucket list, but surely I would love to have a home immersed into the nature near the ocean or in a forest!

2: What do you do to spoil yourself?

Anything that make me feel good and happy!

3: What is one embarrassing moment from your past?

I don’t really remember that I ever had embarrassing moments, maybe just when I moved to US in the beginning I had some silly moment with my english that wasn’t fluent. English it is my second language, so forgive me you all for some of my mistakes while writing! 🙂

 

Questions for my Nominees:

1) Can you describe a side of your Personality that we don’t know?
2) Did you found peace in your life? If yes explain how..
3) Can you write an inspiring quote in your own words?


And my Nominees are:

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Souldiergirl
mohnphoto

Trini Lind
Days of Stone
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A Special Thanks goes to…

During the past couple of months I have been nominated multiple times for these beautiful Awards  listed in the gallery below.
I am truly Honored,  Thankful, Grateful, Appreciative and Super Happy that I have been included in all the nominations. I am so sorry that I had no chance and time to reply and answer to all the questions posted for each award and fulfill the purpose. Since I am so honored I decided to thanks and link in once all of you that nominated me THANK YOU!!!!

The Dragon Loyalty Awards
Erika KindR.GoldsteinFrench55Ms. KKrista Kemp

Starlight Blogger Award
BellaBounce

Sunshine Blogger Award
Krista Kemp

The Versatile Blogger Award
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Erika Kind

The Creative Blogger Award
Joleene Naylor

The Wakuwafu Award
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I apologize if I forget anyone else that nominated me during the past months!