hope to find you well during this very weird time. How is your Summer going? How are you coping? Are you still here on the Blogosphere?
After a long time, today I have decided to host a Meet and Greet event, why not? I love to hear from my old blogger friends and welcome new ones to introduce their blogs. I hope that you like the idea to reconnect or get to know new bloggers, especially if you’re new to the community don’t be shy! Please join in, leave a comment and your Blog link! If you already follow me then you know that I am an artist and lately I am busy participating to the World Watercolor Month Challenge 31 days 31 painting! This month I have posted almost every day you can see my paintings for the challenge here in my WWM Gallery
At times, I miss the weekly Meet and Greet sessions that I used to host a few years back regularly on Friday, at that time we enjoyed the event ongoing for more than two years straight! Great connections were made. My long time followers and friends sure remember about that nice and successful event!
How to make today a successful “Meet and Greet” I need everyone help here there are few rules:
Whenever you see this post I invite you to leave a comment and your Blog link. “Not just a like”,
be interactive, otherwise there is not purpose on doing this!
I am giving the opportunity to help bloggers to connect and have some new followers!
Please tell us what are you up to, or leave the link of one of your latest blog posts! And if you’re new here, please briefly introduce yourself and your Blog, leave the link, so that we can visit you! Please Read through the comments, engage and visit blogs and meet other awesome bloggers, leave comments and a follows, share on social media it will help!
I am sure everyone will appreciate it! This is a great way to help each other to grow our blogs, meet new friends and share what you love!
Follow me I will follow back!
❤ About me lately I have been busy creating my Art and I am focused on developing new ideas! Working on my watercolor paintings and Illustrations and I am experimenting work in Ecoprinting. My door is open, I love to collaborate with writers for illustrations and working on commissions!
I have updated my Etsy Shop with more recent and older work you can find my Limited Edition Hand Enhanced Prints and some of my Jewelry designs check it out! ❤
I am very happy that today you found your way here if you are an old friend I am so grateful for you! And welcome if it’s your first time visiting my Blog thank you so much for stopping by I hope you enjoy my art feel free to browse around and come back to visit!
Meet and Greet is a great time to connect with new and old Blogs!
I like to give thank to all my “New Followers” and to the ones that are still here from long time following my journey!
Thank You! ❤
Stay safe during these shifting times, stay balanced, grounded and always seek the real truth! ❤
Please Share, Reblog, Twitt, Pin, anything is great!
Wonderful Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, 90s Shoegaze pop music artist, has organized a Charity auction fundraising for the new UK, Devon’s Deaf Academy project to open on April 2020. Rachel Goswell is personally involved with the Academy and sensitive to the problem of hearing impairment because affect her 9 years old son Jesse. Rachel and her husband Steve Clarke recently formed “The Soft Cavalry” released their debut album which includes the song “Bulletproof” and the interesting and beautiful Video performed by the duo in sign language.
Rachel Goswell expressed her motivations behind the Bulletproof video in a press release: “For a long time now I have wanted to do a video that incorporates BSL (British Sign Language) due to my son being Profoundly Deaf with no hearing. He also has additional needs with CHARGE Syndrome that brings many added complications. I live within two worlds both Hearing and Deaf; and have learned a lot in the last nine years about the many barriers Deaf people can face in our society. One of the main points I was taught very quickly is how music is accessible to Deaf people. Of course music can be felt through vibration but visually I feel so much more could be done to enhance the experience. We made this video with the support of Sign Up BSL to translate ‘Bulletproof’ so that the song flows properly in BSL. Sometimes with signing videos – they can be a literal translation of the words (Sign Supported English) which will make little sense to the Deaf viewer. Our hope is that we have achieved this and also that one day as my son gets older and develops his language skills he will be able to understand this song.”
During the past couple of months since Rachel announced the donation of one of her guitars, numerous bands and artists connected with her. She gathered and will auction off amazing generously donated items from great bands, musicians and creative artists. The auction lots includes unique Music and Art collectibles, memorabilia signed items, screen prints, set lists, shirts, jewelry, signed albums and lots more. Just to name a few, Rachel Goswell donated one of her loved guitars signed by Slowdive members, the band also donated a variety of rare items. A long still growing list of over sixty unique items is ready for the upcoming auction, includes donations from The Cure, Cocteau Twins, Mogwai, The Cult, Low, Ash, My Bloody Valentine and many more.
I am honored that I was able to contribute and donate my art for this great cause, give help for deaf children to have a new beautiful place. I have donated two prints a “One Of A Kind” Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my recent watercolor paintings a portrait of Robert Smith “THE CURE” and of Frightened Rabbit -Scott Hutchison Tribute. Prints are OOAK Hand Enhanced with gold ink and feature hand written words from favorite songs! Since Rachel shared them on her Instagram I can share them here in preview.
Auction will take place in few days on eBay. Bidding open on 14 November through 24 November 2019, you will find a direct link to the auctions on the Deaf Academy website at newdeafacademy.org.uk all the proceeds are donated for this great cause 🖤
Auction will be run via eBay, and lots will go live between 4pm-11pm UK time on 14 November
Here there is the list of almost all the wonderful unique items up for auction including mine.
Alabama Shakes – set list Alcest – bundle including LPs, book and distortion pedal American Football – tuning chart, set list & handwritten signed lyric sheet for ‘I Can’t Feel You’ (signed by full band and Rachel Goswell) American Football – tuning chart and signed LP Angel Olsen – ‘All Mirrors’ limited edition clear vinyl Ash – bass drumhead Ash – set list Ash – signed snare head Beach Fossils – vinyl bundle Carolina Russo – Robert Smith fine art print Carolina Russo – Scott Hutchinson fine art print cEvin Key – bundle including Skinny Puppy tour poster, signed t-shirt and Download LP Chapterhouse – Die Die Die t-shirt Chapterhouse – Freefall t-shirt Chapterhouse – Mesmerise tour poster Chapterhouse – signed Pearl 7″ Chapterhouse – Whirlpool poster Chas n’ Dave – signed poster Cocteau Twins – framed poster David Bowie – ‘Ziggy’ screenprint, by Argentinian artist George Manta Dead Oceans/ JagJaguwar/ SecretlyCanadian – vinyl starter kit from these 3 labels, including signed LPs from bleached, Shura, Slowdive and Alex Cameron, and LPs/7″s from Angel Olsen, Phoebe Bridgers, Bon Iver, Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band and more… Devendra Banhart– screenprint, by Argentinian artist George Manta Ed Harcourt – set list Editors – Black Gold vinyl test pressing Erased Tapes – the bundle from this independent record label includes a selection of signed records & sheet music from Penguin Cafe, Hatis Noit, Douglas Dare, Peter Broderick, Nils Frahm, Ben Lukas Boysen & Masayoshi Fujita Foals – screenprint James Bates prints– ‘Trust in me’ screenprint James Bates prints – ‘Smiley Smile’ screenprint James Bates prints – ‘Transmission’ screenprint James Bates prints – ‘The Soft Cavalry – The Soft Fuzzlets’ screenprint Japanese Breakfast – bundle includes baseball cap, two pins and signed CD of Soft Sounds from Another Planet Keane – bundle including signed 37″ drumhead, tour poster, eco bag, water bottle and badge set Low– bundle consists of Mimi’s signed mallet and brush, End of the Road set list and End of the Road screenprint poster Lush – lyric book Manic Street Preachers – Leeds set list Manic Street Preachers – Newport set list Middle Boop fine art prints – ‘Be Excellent to Each Other’ screen print Middle Boop fine art prints – ‘If you put your mind to it’ screen printMiddle Boop fine art prints – ‘Stay Out of Trouble’ screen print Middle Boop – Weird World Cup coasters Mogwai – signed cymbal Mogwai – signed Vox Phantom guitar My Bloody Valentine – bundle consisting of signed white label vinyl remastered release of Loveless, a black Loveless t-shirt, a signed vinyl copy of the re-mastered Isn’t Anything, Isn’t Anything t-shirt, signed copy of mbv on vinyl, mbv screenprint tour poster, and a Devi Ever FX Vintage Fuzz Master pedal signed by the band Nick Mason – signed poster Peter Hook and the Light – signed set list and drumsticks Pet Shop Boys – USA edition of Pet Shop Boys, ‘Actually’ vinyl, signed. Richard Hawley – set list Sharon van Etten – Leeds Uni screenprint poster Sharon van Etten – bundle including Remind Me Tomorrow vinyl and CD, and signed art print of album cover Slowdive – Gordon Smith guitar, signed by the band Slowdive– 2017 tour poster signed by Rachel Slowdive– Green Man festival screen print Slowdive– Green swirl t-shirt Slowdive – Just for a Day t-shirt Slowdive – photo print by Drew Reynolds Slowdive – ring and candle bundle Slowdive – Slowdive Buenos Aires screenprint Slowdive– Slowdive Souvlaki long-sleeved t-shirt Slowdive – Slowdive Souvlaki short-sleeved t-shirt Slowdive – rarities bundle – highly collectible from Rachel Goswell’s personal collection.
Comprises of: Original Press Photo from Souvlaki era for SBK Records; Sunday Records – Blue Flexi disc featuring “Take Me Down” & “Beach Song” originally recorded in 1988; Very early Slowdive Demos Cassette, featuring ‘Love Me”, September Chills” and “Jesus”. (All items signed by Rachel) Slowdive – ‘Sugar for the Pill’ 12″, signed Sonic Cathedral Singles Club – limited edition subscription of 7″ singles, artists include Slowdive, Luna and Andy Bell Sylvaine – Bundle of: Silent Chamber, Noisy Heart signed LP, Wistful and Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone signed digipak CDs, Silent Chamber, Noisy Heart limited edition signed cassette tape, & Sylvaine art print, complete with lyrics of “Mørklagt” handwritten on the back Tanya Donnelly – Handwritten signed lyric sheet for ‘Christopher Street’ Tanya Donnelly – Handwritten signed lyric sheet for ‘The Bees’ The BlackRyder – bundle consisting of limited edition Vinyl of both albums – The Door Behind the Door & Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride (Plus CD) (Included are hand written lyrics by Aimee for songs on both records), and two t-shirts – 1 x Medium (Ladies), 1 x Large (unisex) The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary signed 12″ with lyrics written by Ian Astbury on the inner sleeve – from Ian Astbury’s private collection The Cure – two anniversary box sets, signed by Robert Smith The Fall – set list from Exeter Phoenix gig 29/11/2010 The SoftCavalry – bundle consisting of a vinyl test pressing of the debut album by The Soft Cavalry signed by Steve & Rachel, and hand painted artwork ‘The Soft Fuzzlets’ The Specials – The Special AKA Supersize artist proofby Morgan Howell Trafford Parsons – Princess Leia Rebel Rebel silk screenprint by this UK-based artist Wayne Hussey – Zoom A2.1u pedal, signed Will Young – set list, Plymouth 25/11/2011
All items have been kindly donated and all proceeds from this sale will go directly to Exeter Deaf Academy (registered charity number 1124523). Monies raised will go towards the building and fit out of a new world-class Deaf academy, providing a unique deaf friendly designed learning and living space for Deaf children and young people, supporting them to thrive.
I am sure this Charity event would be a great success!
A Special Thank You to Rachel Goswell
how your Summer is going? Are you still here on the Blogosphere?
After a long time, today I have decided to host a Meet and Greet event. I hope that you like the idea to get to know new bloggers especially if you’re new to the community please join in! Today I like to share my blog and my art with you and try to get the Bloggers friends old and new to connect together here!
At times, I miss the weekly Meet and Greet sessions I used to host here every Friday, we enjoyed the event ongoing for more than two years Great connections were made during that time. My long time followers and friends sure remember about that nice and successful event!
Let’s make today a successful “Meet and Greet” and for that I need everyone help!
I invite you to leave a comment, not just a like! Please tell us what are you up to or leave the link of one of your latest blog posts! And if you’re new here please briefly introduce yourself and your Blog and leave a link! Read through the comments, engage visit blogs and meet other awesome bloggers, leave comments and a follows I am sure everyone appreciate it! This is a great way to help each other to grow our blogs, meet new friends and share what you love!
❤ About me lately I have been busy creating my Art and I am focused on developing new ideas! Working on my watercolor paintings and Illustrations. My door is open I love to collaborate with writers for illustrations and working on commissions!
Sorry these days I have been posting a little bit less than I would like to, I took a little Summer break! I am also working on updating my Etsy Shop check it out! ❤
I am happy that today you found again your way here if you are an old friend I am so grateful for you! And welcome if it’s your first time visiting my Blog thank you so much for stopping by I hope you enjoy my art feel free to browse around and come back to visit!
Meet and Greet is a great time to connect with new and old Blogs!
I like to give thank to all my “New Followers” and to the ones that are still here from long time following my journey!
Thank You! ❤
I wish you a great weekend!
Please share, Reblog, Twitt, Pin, anything is great!
A week has passed since I was kindly invited for an interview by Esme at Esme Salon Blog and we partnered together for a very Special Giveaway of two of my Art pieces!
We hope that you enjoyed reading the Interview and if you followed all the steps required to enter the Giveaway then maybe you would be one of the two lucky Winners! If you won you will receive for “FREE” one of my Limited Edition hand enhanced and signed prints made from my latest original watercolor paintings:
>> Prize #1 “Gaia’s Anemones” (on the left)
>> Prize #2 “Ectoplasm”
AND THE WINNERS ARE……..
To know head over >>> Esme’s Blog and read her post!
Congratulations to the winners please Contact me with your address!
Thank you so much for your participation!
Wish you a great weekend!
I was kindly invited by Esme at Esme Salon Blog for an Interview and we partnered together for a Giveaway of my Art!
We hope that you will enjoy this Interview and yes, did we say “GIVEAWAY” – sure we did, so sit back and relax, read to the very very end of her post, and then please follow all the steps required and get yourself entered for this awesome GiveAway! We decided that we will have two Winners and each will receive one of my Limited Edition hand enhanced and signed prints of my original watercolor paintings as you see in the image here above are Prize #1 “Gaia’s Anemones” on the left and Prize #2 “Ectoplasm” on the right read all the details on her post!
❤ Now head over >>> Esme’s Blog read everything and get to action if you would love to participate to the chance to be a lucky Winner!
Comments here would be closed I will respond over there! Do not miss this great opportunity!
Thank you all for the participation! Please share!
Wish you a great weekend!
A new issue of “Razur Cuts VII” is now out and released!
Once again I am so proud to have my Art published in Scotland, UK. This issue includes and feature my watercolor painting a fanart Tribute to “Robert Smith THE CURE” I am honored to have a full page dedicated to my painting in this great publication. The new issue of Razur Cuts VII is available just released few days ago!
Razur Cuts is an indie magazine that supports and give exposure to artists, writers, music artists, photographers and creative people. It is created and published in Falkirk, Scotland by Editor Derek Steel and his team. The magazine is published only with few issues during the year. Featured are international and local contributors that submit their work. Razur Cuts is locally distributed and sold online by contacting directly via email (details at bottom page). Derek Steel discovered my Art a year ago, kindly invited me to collaborate and create the Front Cover for the past issue #VI released last December, it was fantastic to see my art on the front cover. If you missed my older post, you can see my artwork for the front cover here. I loved the opportunity and great experience taking part to this indie project as a contributor artist. I am once again honored to be featured in the new issue!
For this issue I have submitted my Tribute painting “Robert Smith THE CURE” I have created this painting in celebration of the 40 year Anniversary of The Cure iconic band.
If you’d like a copy of RAZUR CUTS VII – please request via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org pay £4 through PayPal using the friends & family option – worldwide shipping.
I hope that you like to discover Razur Cuts publication and if you’re interested to support them get a copy, and if you would like your work checked out try a Submission getting in touch with Derek Steel. Down below you find his links!
Disclaimer: As Blogger rule I have to make the statement that my work was freely submitted. I have not being paid by Razur Cuts to be published and not to write this review, these are my own words and thoughts.
A Special Thank you to Derek and Razur Cuts VII wish you success!
Have a great day everyone, I appreciate if you share thank you!
An International Collaboration for “RAZUR CUTS” MagaZINE!
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 yesterday 12/19/2018! This is the issue number VI! Razur Cuts is a magazine that carries underground and punk style inspired feelings, it is a new version of what could be a traditional “Zine” publication but even more as a real magazine and it looks beautiful! It is published out of Falkirk, Scotland by the kindness of Editor Derek Steel this magazine goes alive with few very interesting issues several times throughout the year having great content. Feature local and international contributors that submit their work of art, photography, music interviews, reviews and literature, it is locally distributed in cool places and it is sold online by contacting directly the “Editor” via email, I will post the details down below. I love what Derek Steel is doing with this publication, he loves to discover and highlight new talents giving the opportunity to publish and give exposure to their work being discovered by a bigger and international audience. I really appreciate Derek and all his effort doing this it’s precious for an independent artist like me. I came across Derek months ago, we connected and he discovered my Art inviting me to this collaboration and to create the Magazine Front Cover for this issue #VI. I loved the opportunity and here we are today. 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!
My artwork is the Punk red hair girl and the razor with the name razur cuts spelled backwards. I loved to create this watercolor and ink painting as it represents greatly the street style which is what the magazine is about. I am happy that with my contribution I help to make this Zine publication shine to the world and through my art bring it to USA!
♥️ Thank you so much to the Editor Derek Steel and to all the other contributors that made this possible!
❤ Limited Edition Prints of my Cover artwork are now available in my Shop on my page SHOP PRINTS
The Editor message “Razur Cuts VI is now available. Released today. Packed with 56 pages of creative love for you all. Stories, poetry, artwork, photography, album reviews & 3 cracking interviews with John RObb Paul Mackie/Suky Goodfellow (Voicex) & Raymond Gorman.
If you’d like a copy we’ll be available locally in The Graeme Hotel, Noise Noise Noise – Vicar St &Coffee on Wooer – Falkirk (Scotland).
Or post outs – please pay £4 through PayPal using the friends & family option to email: email@example.com
All contributor copies are in today’s post. May I thank you one and all for all the encouragement, support, feedback and love since we started in September ‘16. This is an amazing time, when creativity has exploded from all generations. I can’t remember it being so vibrant…and we’re ecstatic to be a part. Razur Cuts will be at Skids/Big Country Friday coming and Voicex the next night – at The Mash House, Edinburgh. Then catching Bladdered !! Falkirk the same evening (well, that’s the plan!).
Front cover art by the talented lady Carolina Russo.
Back cover art by the talented lady Suky Goodfellow.
Love & Best Wishes for the festive season.
X Derek S. X”
In conclusion of this post I hope that you all enjoyed to discover Razur Cuts and if you’re interested to support them for a small fee get a copy, if you would like your work checked out try a Submission get in touch with Derek Steel. Down below you find his links!
As Blogger rule I have to make the statement that my work was freely submitted. I have not being paid to create the front cover and to be published and not to write this review, these are my own words and thoughts about Razur Cuts.
Wish you a great day and let me know your thoughts!
few days ago in my previous post I happily announced and welcomed you to the “Launch Party” of my new redesigned Blog and Shop here on YesterdayAfter!
In my post I announced that I would issue my first GIVEAWAY here on my Blog!
The prize is a surprise and it is one Limited Edition Signed Fine Art Print from my Collections that I will pick and choose for the lucky winner. The winner will only be able to see the print when is received.
These were the rules to be able to participate:
1) Like this post and make sure to leave me a comment it would be your entry for the Giveaway! 2) Follow this Blog 3) Like my Facebook Page 4) And follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart
I want to thank everyone that stopped by but not everyone did follow the rules! 🙂
Well between all the people who stopped by, many left just a “like” which I appreciate it very much but only nine people did followed the rules, and “Left A Comment” they are entitled to participate to the random ruffle, the likes alone aren’t a valid entry for the Giveaway!
As promised on Monday I randomly picked the Winner! My photo shows what I did, I wrote the nine names in each paper, folded them and placed in the little dish, I have moved them around, closed my eyes and randomly picked one. With my great surprise and happiness I found out that the Winner is:
my dear friend and follower, Author Marjorie Mallon, I am very happy to gift her this prize! This brings a nice smile on my face because this is just a very nice coincidence! Marjorie and I had a wonderful collaboration this year, she released her new YA Fiction Novel “The Curse Of Time – 1 Bloodstone” and I have created two Character’s Design paintings that are published in her paperback and Kindle editions! Give a visit to her Blog and you will know all about it! Or you can read my Interview to her!
Thank you all for the participation! Wish you a great rest of the week!