Wishing you all a Wonderful and Merry Christmas may this day bringing you the light in your heart may it be filled with happiness and joy! This is a strange time we’re living just enjoy the moment Happy Holidays!
Thank you always for following my journey I am very grateful for you all!
October 31, here in USA is Halloween! Happy Halloween everyone!
I decided to have a Celebration with you guys and what a better way than have an Halloween Meet and Greet? I haven’t host one in awhile! I hope you’re in…leave a link not just a “Like” it won’t do much!
Meet and Greet, discover new bloggers and make new friends!
Please everyone engage to one another, leave your Blog link below into the comments…
and if you really want to help this event to be successful please your share and reblog is very much appreciated and a great way to have your Blog discovered and get to know new ones! Thank you in advance!!!
About me… as you have seen from my latest posts, this Month of October I had lots going on artistically. I have been drawing and painting every day participating to two great challenges combined together! #mabsdrawlloweenclub2019 and #inktober2019 it has been an amazing month, artists worldwide have been sharing their daily creations and today is last day of this amazing event. I will post my last drawing later on. This is my fourth year to complete the challenge! If you follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart than you have seen it! Because I have posted there all of my painting on time!
❤ All my paintings from this Inktober challenges are now available for Pre-Order as Limited and Open Edition Signed Prints. They are hand enhanced, two sizes to choose, you can order and reserve your favorites here in my Blog BlogShop.
This year 2019 the Autumnal Equinox falls onSeptember 23
I wish you all a wonderful Fall Season! Today is September 23 the Zodiac turn in Libra and…it is…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Me!!!
“I wish to myself a wonderful Birthday fulfilled with joy, happiness, light and love,
creating the journeys of my life one step at the time doing what I love, with a never-ending creativity that will always speak to others through my heart and soul“
Is with happiness and excitement that I am introducing you today with something new and very special to me! My first collectible Artist Sticker “Frankenstein Bride” inspired by one of my drawings created for my past Inktober Collection 2017. I have just released the sticker few days ago on Instagram if you follow me there maybe you have seen it!
If you don’t know what Inktober is, let me tell you a little about it! Inktober is a wonderful worldwide art challenge happening every year during the month of October. It was created in 2009 by illustrator Jake Parker as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. Participating artists create 31 ink drawings for 31 days sharing their daily work online on social media, groups and websites. There is a huge participation to this successful event, thousands of artist around the world join this challenge every year, it’s amazing! I have participated creating my Inktober series since 2016. Coming soon the new official prompts list for the 2019! I am so curious to see the list and what I will create this year! I hope you will follow my challenge in October or join in if love drawing! ❤
About my Sticker: This is a high quality, vinyl Die Cut Sticker of my original watercolor ink illustration. I love this cute Frankenstein’s Bride character, she always brings me smiles since the day I’ve created her! I hope she will make you smile too and that you will grab one of these stickers until is available, it’s $4 Free shipping within USA and I do ship Internationally for $2 fee only! They are opaque vinyl weatherproof great for a cute touch to embellish your Bullet Journal, Hobonichi Planner, Sketchbook, skateboard. Or to gift it to a loved ones, you can also frame it or place it on any flat surfaces you like to add it on. Great for trading if you are in a collectible artists stickers trading group 🙂 ! If you would like to support my art please grab one in my >> ETSY Shop
Also enjoy my LABOR DAY SALE! Reduced prices + 20%Off and Free Shipping within USA I do ship internationally for a small fee! Sale ends September 2nd!
How all this happened?
Well this month I was thinking about the coming soon challenge brainstorming what I would like to do and experiment this year for my series. I thought that right now was the right time to create a tangible product out of one of my favorite Inktober drawings. From a long time I had the idea of a “Collectible Sticker” which is a fun and nice way to share my art. Stickers have been always very popular and still now more than ever.
Day #13 InkTober 2017 Challenges Official Prompts: > MabsDrawlloweenClub: Frankenstein
> Inktober: Teemed
My original watercolor ink painting was inspired by the Bride of Frankenstein! Created in 2017 following the official combined challenges prompts. I painted this in my inspired Blythe doll style! Creepy but cute she is holding a bowl full of hearts (for the prompt Teemed) ♥️ with a black Crow posing over a cracked… back side skull? I guess…💀 not sure what it was a skull or a sphere! Halloween theme for this one!
Limited and Open Edition Prints of this painting are also available now in my >> Etsy Shop
❤ Details about my original painting: My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens. Pentel Pocket Brush black ink. Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil. A dash of watercolor, I used French Artists Watercolors Sennelier l’Aguarelle, Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .
Today I like to share one of my most loved Jewelry Design uniquely created for power and beauty. This necklace is part of my Collection of Ethnic and Tribal inspired Designs.
“TRIBAL” Jewelry Collection
I named this necklace “Warrior” because the meanings of the beautiful and ancient turquoise gemstone.
I wanted to create a Tribal Ethnic style necklace made all in leather cord knotted, it has a feeling of South Western and Native American Indian.
My design feature a centerpiece pendant made with beautiful Turquoise gemstones and an Agate all wrapped and knotted with a thin leather cord, has no metal wire. The pendant is 3.5 inches long, made with three beautiful Turquoise gemstones in different sizes, and a yellow – brown Agate combined with brass beads in between, there are two big tinted horn pipes on the sides, a white natural horn mini pipe, round bone and wooden beads to complement the beautiful variety of natural gemstones. The necklace is beautiful to wear and complements many outfits I made myself one and I love it get ton of compliments anytime I wear it!
A light tan color leather cord is knotted in a way to make it adjustable in length. The necklace is adjustable throughout sliding knots wearable long, short or the way you like best looks beautiful in anyway.
Details and Measurements:
Length leather necklace approx. 18 inch adjustable to 25 inch
Pendant: approx length 3.5 inches
Price: $65 + Shipping $6 within USA payment with PayPal,
for International Shipping fee contact me first!
This necklace It is “Made to Order” only in “Limited Edition” as one of a kind because each necklace would be slightly different due to the nature color and unique shape of the gemstones .
Turquoise gemstone power and meanings…
“Turquoise is considered one of the most ancient and old gemstone in the history of men and was mined from thousands of years. Turquoise is a protective stone, emits protective energy, was used from warriors for protection, power, strength and courage. Many honored Turquoise as the universal stone, believing their minds would become one with the universe when wearing it.
If given a turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. The turquoise is the symbol of friendship “
All my Jewelry Designs are single pieces created to have a life and standing on their own beautifully in their unique and unexpected combination of natural elements. My Jewelry is made to order as Custom Order and can only be purchased here exclusively on my Blog! If you like to order the “Warrior Necklace” you can fill in the order form right hereif there are any questions just Contact me.
This month I have participated to another inspiring painting challenge the second hosted this year by Artist Annie Stegg Gerard on Instagram.
Annie challenged us for a “Draw this your style challenge, posting her oil painting “Princess Isadora”. I have participated to her first challenge painting “Princess Cordelia” and of course I wanted to participate again. I loved to paint Isadora in my style. Annie gave us no restrictions and pure freedom to re-create her beautiful painting in anyway we wanted. Her Art is ethereal and dreamy, make you think about fantastic fairytales. I loved to paint my vision of Princess Isadora, according to Annie she is Cordelia’s older sister, so now I have re-created the two beautiful sisters in my style and medium. I am happy with the outcome.
About Annie’s art world….
” Inspired by nature, folklore and mythology, her work evokes emotion and imagination in the viewer. Annie has a special love for the 18h century Rococo painters who have had a large influence on her own method. She finds inspiration in their imagination, and the dreamlike palette and lively brushwork that combine to create a wonderful atmosphere of enchantment.” I suggest you to visit her website at Gallery Gerard
I hope that you like my watercolors and ink paintings, let me know your impressions and feelings about it! I really would like to know!
❤ Details about my painting: My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens.. Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib. A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil. A dash of watercolor, I used French Artists Watercolors Sennelier l’Aguarelle, Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on CANSON Illustration Artists Series Paper for watercolor 150lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .
❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are available as Limited Edition Signed Prints you can order them anytime in my SHOP!
❤ Feel free to contact me if you would like a Limited Edition Print of the painting “Princess Isadora” just Contact me and also ask me for the special duo if you like to get both Princess ” Isadora and Cordelia”
The submission of my new poem “Magic” has been accepted and Published!
Is a long time that I haven’t posted here my new writings, I have been focusing primary on my Art, watercolor paintings and illustrations but I did write once in a while when words suddenly appeared in my mind.
I am so happy to have my poem “Magic ” first Published on Spillwords.com one of my favorite online platform and Literary Press, sorry I haven’t submitted much lately. I am honored to be listed as one of their collaborative Authors for the English Literature category. I always love to submit my poetry there!
Spillwords.com is an online Press home for all that live and breathe words, spilled or inspired, through literature of every genre, from writers and poets of every walk of life”.
The poem is Illustrated with a combination of my watercolor paintings, you will recognize my image since is used as the header of my Blog and I think fit my poem greatly. I love to see them both published together. My illustration is now available as Limited Edition Print in my Shop.
I want to thank the editor for accepting my submission and publish my work. Thank you so much!
Please If you have the time head over Spillwords.com check it out is a very interesting press where a variety of authors share their work you can have some good reading and the opportunity to submit your work too!
Thank you for reading,
let me know if you like my poem, does it speaks to you in any way?
Your comments are loved!
I hope you are all well another month is ending today let’s welcome April!
I have participated to “Draw This In Your Style” Art Challenge already 3 times during the past months and I have participated to one more, today. I am posting my new painting created for the Challenge hosted on Instagram, this time by a wonderful watercolor Artist known as “Kelogsloops“#idrewthiskelogs you can see more of his beautiful paintings on his Instagram account @kelogsloops I was so inspired to recreate in my style this beautiful painting you see his original here below.
In my re-creation I have changed a few things like the figure angle, colors and added a dash of gold as the challenge isn’t supposed to be a true copy but your own take on it being inspired by his painting and made it your own in your style! So I hope you all like it please leave me comments I love to know! ♥️♥️♥️
❤ Details about my painting: My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens.. Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib. A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil. A dash of watercolor, I used French Artists Watercolors Sennelier l’Aguarelle, Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper Aquabee for watercolor 140lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .
❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are available as Limited Edition Fine Art Signed Prints you can order them anytime in my SHOP! All the details price, sizes, shipping etc are explained in this page!
❤ Feel free to contact me or to pre-order on the above link if you would like a Fine Art Print “Hand Enhanced” of my painting for this Challenge Contact me