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INKTOBER 2018 is Coming Soon – Official Prompt List!

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October Challenge

INKTOBER 2018  31 Days 31 Drawings

Every October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

Anyone can do InkTober just pick up an ink pen and start drawing!

Hello Friends,

InkTober 2018 is coming soon! Are you getting ready for this great challenge of daily drawing?
Time goes fast and I had many beautiful things happening in one year. I am very grateful for everything! This is my 3rd InkTober, I hope to be able to complete the 31 days.  This year I have been very busy with my art and collaborations. For who is new to this InkTober is a fantastic challenge that help to refine your sketching skills and stimulate your creativity at drawing with the daily prompts, it is a great challenge for experienced artists and for beginners, you can choose to follow the Official Prompt list or have your own!

2016 InkTober  following the “Official Prompt List” I have created a “Fantasy Character Design”  which I love, her name is ©Ylia.  I have illustrated her adventures inspired by the daily prompts and developed her character and story throughout the month. If you follow me from the last 3 years, then you should remember Ylia,  the pic below shows one of my entry and you can see her. If you like to see more check all the other entries on my InkTober 2016  Gallery:

I had fun to create Ylia, she is a futuristic kind of “Superhero Warrior” with a nod to the past, she is a Messenger of “Love and Peace” and a creature of the universe a feeler of the universal love. Most of my drawings were accompanied by quotes or Haiku poems that I wrote. Maybe one day I will publish an illustrated book of @Ylia Adventures! I would love that!  We will see what the future brings!

Day #24 ONE DOZEN – InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

InkTober 2017 Last year I have Joined two amazing challenges InkTober and Drawlloween that is a little more spoocky Halloween themed prompts created by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves!  My daily drawings were inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words and I have combined the names creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober”  yes this was my plan to be able to join and drawing daily for both amazing challenges at the same time, let me tell you it was pretty challenging and not easy but that was what I wanted to make it harder and extremely challenging and I made it! Creating a lovely Collection of dark themed little spooky drawings which I am very pleased see my whole Gallery Inktober Drawlloween 2018

Day #1 Inktober Drawlloween 2017: Werewolf with a Swift

InkTober 2018 For now I just got the “Official InkTober Prompt List”  I don’t know at this moment what I would be creating. I need to think! This challenge is open to anyone that love sketching with ink pens but for the #worldwatercolorgroup we are free to add a dash of watercolor, I hope that someone of you will join me and millions of other artists around the world. You don’t have to be drawing every day if you can’t, you can do a drawing every other day, or every few days, or one entry a week! Doesn’t has to be a complicate drawing, it will help you to develop a habit and skills.

 

 

Here this is the Story :

Illustrator Jake Parker is the creator of this great challenge and initiative started in October 2009. Jake  created InkTober 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. Here are the 2018 Official Rules:

 

 

I am very excited to join Jake Parker once again and participate to the challenge! I would be Sharing on the Blog and daily on Instagram @carolinarussoart  I probably would be participating again to  Drawlloween challenge like last year I love both challenges and the only way to make it through is to combine them in a double challenge. I mix the official prompts to make it more challenging to produce a great collection of drawings, or another idea is to alternate the days between the two challenges if anyone will do it let me know.

Visit Jake Parker website for more details, videos, inspiration and lots to learn. I exported here the Official prompt list for the month.

The Official 2018 InkTober Prompt List:

 If you like to join the challenge don’t forget when you post  to always add the hashtags #INKTOBER2017  #INKTOBER  and if you add watercolor hashtag  #worldwatercolorgroup post your ink drawing online on your Blog and/or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter…add all the tags to any place you share your drawings online!

 

I hope that artists here on WordPress will join this challenge with me,
I made this post early to get organized and prepared for October!

Now let’s get sketchbooks, inks, watercolor, pens and brushes and let’s have fun in October! ❤
Leave a comment and let me know if you will participate and what you plan drawing if you know already!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Story – “Memories from the Ocean”

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Weekly Photo Challenge!  The Daily Post
The theme for this week it is beautiful and inspiring and is “Story”
We all can be story tellers in many ways, as an artist I love to tell stories creating my watercolor paintings or through my designs, jewelry creations  and photography.
This week “Memories From The Ocean” is the theme of my Story!
The ocean it is a wonderful place where I love to be, often I am lucky to find beautiful nature pieces to use for my Jewelry designs.

Pacific Coast – California –  Photo ©Carolina Russo

“AMONG NATURE” Jewelry Collection
©Design Carolina Russo

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Fossil seashells, Drift Wood, Red Coral

Unique one of a kind Keepsake Jewelry “Memories From the Ocean”

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Memories From The Ocean Necklace ©CarolinaRusso

Today I am going to share one of my jewelry design and unique creation.

“Memories from the Ocean” Necklace

This beautiful one of a kind necklace is part of a new concept I am launching here.
This concept is about creating unique Keepsake Memories Jewelry with found objects.
I love bringing to life unique jewels created with objects found in our precious nature.

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Beautiful Finds

For this necklace I used beautiful founds  from the Ocean. Drift wood, fossil seashells, red coral. Pieces of seashells smoothed and shaped from years and years of ocean’s erosion. The uniquely shaped piece of driftwood, was, what inspired me to make this statement necklace right at the moment I found it on a beautiful California beach.  I left the wood natural just like I found it, I didn’t want to add any oil or wax because the wind and waves did their beautiful work of natural art.

Majestic Ocean – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Whenever I go, I am always looking out for interesting pieces of nature, treasures to keepsake and add to my collection and use them later for my art and creations. This way every design it is One of a Kind and has his own story behind it and I love that!

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Memories Of The Ocean Necklace ©CarolinaRusso

For this necklace I used Copper wire left natural and not oxidized, so that the time will create the natural patina on it. I have created three hanging pendants with pieces of natural gemstones, Red Coral, Amazonite and Agate, three faceted Crystals, yellow Citrine, Smoky and Clear, a Fossil Seashell piece with a natural hole and an Abalone piece. This combination of pieces is beautiful and the gemstones colors  perfectly remind the ocean water. I wrapped the copper wire to the driftwood following the natural curves and holding the pendants. A tan color flat suede adjustable leather cord is the finishing touch for this unique  necklace.

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 work is made as Custom Order can be purchased and Ordered here on this Blog or if is listed on my Etsy Shop.

I also accept custom orders creating a “Keepsake Memories Jewelry” a design piece with your own special memories or found objects in nature, or not I can create your own story. If you are interested in a special piece don’t hesitate to Contact me.

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Keepsake Memories Jewelry Collection ©CarolinaRusso

I hope that you enjoyed reading this post and as always I love to read your comments! ❤
Thank you for sharing my Art!

Thank You!

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“Keepsake Memories Jewelry” Design
©Copyright Carolina Russo

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My New Poem – Abstract Dream – Published on Visual Verse Anthology!

 

Image by Candice Seplow

 

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VisualVerse Anthology

 

Visual Verse An Anthology of Art and Words

 


Visual Verse Published my New Poem “Abstract Dream”!

 

This month I have participated to the  monthly writing event that brings together Art and Words on VisualVerse.org Anthology Press.
Today my new poem was published!

The image  that you see here above is the starting point assigned this month by Visual Verse it is a challenge, you have one hour to write between 50 to 500 words. I had to write inspired by the image. I like to participate to this writing event, I find it to be very interesting and challenging for me that I am a visual artist and I love to illustrate and combine images with words.

I am happy to share this with you all! This is a nice achievement of my creative writings. My poem is now part Visual Verse Anthology Literary Press and  published on another of their Chapter.

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

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/

This is a link to the Archive with all the images and writings published until now!

 

I am so happy that my writings are included in this innovative Anthology Press, this is another way for my voice as an Artist to be heard.
I hope that you enjoy my poem! Please let me know what you think your comment means a lot to me!

©Carolina Russo
©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

 

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My 5.7.5 Haiku “New Year” is now Published on Spillwords Press

 

Original Watercolor Painting by ©CarolinaRusso

 

Today is another great day!

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“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”

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Today I am very happy  to announce that my 5.7.5 Haiku New Year illustrated with one of my watercolor paintings is now Published on Spillwords Press and is part of the new project “Reading Sunday” I am so honored and happy to see two of my creations published at the same time.

I am honored to be listed as one of their contributor writers, you can read more of my published poetry on Spillwords/Author/Carolina Russo

I haven’t written new poetry in a while, this is the first Haiku published this year, I wrote it time ago.
I only write when I feel the words whispered to my soul, it’s just the beginning of this year, more will come.

A special thank you to the Editor for publish and share my writings.

Please give a visit to  Spillwords and check it out is a very interesting literary press!

 

I wish you all a lovely Sunday!

©Carolina Russo
©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Wintmas 2017 – Christmas Love Angels ©CarolinaRusso

 

LOVE – Love is the light at the center of everything.  ©CR

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year

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Thank you so much for following my artistic journey and for supporting my Art!
Your support is precious!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Last days of Inktober 2017 and MabsDrawlloweenClub Challenges!

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MabsDrawlloweenClub – InkTober 2017

Day #27 – 28 – 29 – 30 – 31: Double challenge #Drawlloweentober

Day #27 Little Devil – Climb

Day #27 – This day prompts were Little Devil and Climb. I don’t really like to paint devil’s images, but I made this one more thinking at a horned ethereal creature like a fantasy fairy or game character the color red obviously was supposed to be!

Day #28 Villain – Fall

Day #28 – This is my choice for the prompt Villain my painting is inspired by the Disney movie “Maleficent” and she is Angelina Jolie in her character!

Day# 29 and 30 Broom Ride – Spider

Days #29 and #30 – I had to catchup a day so I decided to combine two days using four promps in one drawing! Prompts are: Broom Ride, United, Spider, Found 🖤Today I wrote a short story for this painting!  “Gilda the mysterious witch in a night during Fall, was seen in the sky at night, she was fast riding her broom happily, after she got reunited with her found friend Spider!” ©CR 🖤♥️

Day #31 Tim Burton – Mask

Day# 31 – This is my “Emily” character from the movie “Corps Bride” honoring Tim Burton with this prompt. I haven’t changed Emily character too much, but she has my style touch! This is last painting of this amazing month of October!


Double challenge #mabsdrawlloween #inktober2017 is now ended!
  

 

Hello everyone,
This post is an update including my last four paintings for the double challenge ended yesterday on Halloween day! These paintings were posted on Instagram on time each day but I had not time to post them here on the Blog!
October has been an amazing month each day lots of beautiful art around the world was posted online and shared on social media! Thank you to  artists @jakeparker  for #inktober and  @mabgraves  for inspire, motivate and be able to bring all of us together in this magic month of October! I made beautiful new friends because her challenge  #mabsdrawlloweenclub and I came across amazing artists! I want to thank all my followers old and new you guys are amazing your support means everything to me and help me to keep going! To the new followers, I hope you will stay and keep following because l will create lots of new art! Today I feel so happy looking at what I have created this month but also a little exhausted! I completed the two challenges also #inktober combining the prompts in one painting each day! My Collection of paintings is now already available most of it in Limited Edition Prints on my  Etsy Shop, if you like something check the shop out! I have “Just Reduced” all the prices today and added mini prints 5 x 7 inches  starting at $12!!!! 😉
Have a Happy November everyone and lots of love from me to you! ♥️

Visit my Gallery you can see all my 30 Paintings!


❤ Details about my paintings:
 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, Sakura Gold Pen Touch Calligrapher.  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 .


❤ Details about these Challenges:
Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. (read my previous post) Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. This Year I will Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Drawlloween is a little more spoocky Halloween themed created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words and I have combined the names creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober”  yes this is my plan to be able to join and drawing daily for both amazing challenges at the same time,  if you like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober

Note: Most of these paintings are now available  on my Etsy Shop!

❤ Feel free to contact me if you like a print of any other entry or that you cannot find on the shop!

 

I have a second Instagram account dedicated to my Art please follow me there! @carolinarussoart

 

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October Challenge!

Visit my DrawlloweenTober GALLERY  and follow my daily drawings!

Have fun creating!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Halloween MEET and GREET!

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Not my Art! – Image Credit Wildraven Deviantart


HALLOWEEN Meet and Greet!

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 a Meet and Greet? I haven’t host one in a long time! I hope you’re in…

Meet and Greet, discover new bloggers and make new friends!

Please everyone engage to one another, leave your links below into the comments…
and if you really want to help this event to be successful  share and reblog is a great way! And it would be awesome 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! #mabsdrawlloweenclub and #inktober2017  it has been an amazing month, artists worldwide are sharing their daily creations and today is last day of this amazing event, my second year to complete the challenge! I haven’t post my latest three paintings here because lack of time but I will post soon an update! If you follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart than you have seen it! Because there I have posted all of my painting on time!
Here on the Blog you can see them on my “Drawlloween and Inktober2017”  Gallery!

Also today is last day of my 20% Off on my Etsy Shop most of October paintings are listed there already! Available in Limited Edition Fine Art Signed Prints! If you like any, don’t miss today to use Coupon Code  TOBER17 ! Tomorrow they would be back at full price!
Visit Etsy Shop Carolina Russo Art

Happy Halloween wish you all a great day! ❤


 

 

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com