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Digital Portrait – James Graham

James Graham singer of The Twilight Sad - Birthday Portrait - Photography ©Mauro Melis  - Digital Portrait ©Carolina Russo
James Graham singer of The Twilight Sad – Birthday Portrait – Photography ©Mauro Melis – Digital Portrait ©Carolina Russo

Digital Portraits Music Collection

– James Graham –

Today I am sharing with you my New Digital Portrait!

James Graham is the singer of my favorite Scotland band The Twilight Sad their great and unique music and the beautiful photos of international Music Photographer Mauro Melis , inspired me on creating this new Digital Portrait in honor and to celebrate today James Birthday!

The Twilight Sad just ended two days ago in Miami  their amazing and successful North American Tour as guest band opening for The Cure! I attended their amazing and unforgettable  concert last May in Los Angeles and I was lucky to met James, if you haven’t you can read my Blog Post here.

This is a black and white with a hue of blue portrait in connection and symbiosis, reflecting  James unique style and stage presence as mirror and shining light of The Twilight Sad  music.

For this special portrait with the courtesy and kindness of Mauro Melis I was able to use some of his stunning photos from this Tour.


Sources:
Photo Credits ©Mauro Melis Photography

Happy Birthday James!

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Thank you!

©Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 


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New Design – Love and Peace Necklace

Love and Peace - Design ©Carolina Russo
Love and Peace – Design ©Carolina Russo

Today  I am very happy to introduce a new jewelry design of a powerful necklace that I created few weeks ago inspired by the soul of my dear friend Jessica.
I named this necklace “Love and Peace” and it is part of the Among Nature Jewelry Collection 2016.

It has been quite some time that I haven’t post any new Jewelry Design for my Collection, is because at the moment I have been watercolor painting and creating in Digital more. As you all know by now especially my long time followers and friends here on the Blogosphere I like to work and create with different mediums,. There are certain times where I focus on different things and experiment new creative techniques.

Love and Peace - Design ©Carolina Russo
Love and Peace – Design ©Carolina Russo

I loved to create this design and working with the wire for this vertical gemstones pendant that brings meditative and calming feelings. The Pendant is the focal point of this necklace and is completed with a leather tassel.

I used a selection of  natural pale Rose Quartz  gemstones paired with two faceted Czeck smoky crystal beads.

“LOVE” – Rose Quartz is a natural gemstone known also as the Love Stone…
this beautiful crystal emits strong vibrations. The energy that emits clear and purifies, opening the heart to promote love in any situations. Wearing jewelry with rose quartz helps you to feel self-worth love, the vibrations are believed to be calming and relaxing and protect from negativity

I like Rose Quartz, the lovely pale pink color and the translucent transparency inspire me with my designs creating  jewelry that’s connects with the beautiful energy and vibrations this stone has.

The Wire used is silver plated copper.  A tan color flat suede leather cord complete this adjustable necklace.  This necklace match with my other designs where I used Rose Quartz gemstones. All my creations are made with natural gemstones and are single unique pieces, they can be combined or stacked together check my Jewelry Portfolio for more designs and possible combinations also here below in the gallery some of my suggestion for same style designs or stackable ideas:

TheLove and Peace” necklace is available in Limited Edition
for the price of $45 shipping included within US I also ship Worldwide (contact me for shipping rates).

Details…
All my Jewelry Designs are single pieces created to have a life  standing on their own beautifully in their unique and unexpected combinations of natural elements. My work is made as Custom Order made on order and can be purchased and Ordered  here on my Blog  YesterdayAfter.com  or on my Etsy Shop 

If you are interested on a purchase here on the Blog please don’t hesitate to let me know first  Contact me ✿⊱

I hope that you enjoyed reading this post and to know more about how my jewelry designs are created and inspired.

As always I love to read your precious comments!

Thank you for sharing my Art!

 

“AMONG NATURE” Jewelry Collection 2016
Jewelry Design Inspired by Nature

 

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 JewelryDesign and Photography by ©Carolina Russo
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Ocean Treasures – #NatureDoodlewash

Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo -
Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo –

Today for my #NatureDoodlewash  “hike”  I enjoyed a walk on the beach 😉 it is very hot these days the beach seems to be the place to go.  I am going to share my watercolor of some beautiful ocean treasures “Seashells”.  I love everything that has to do with ocean you already know that by now! Seashells are fascinating to me , they are beautiful and great finds, I collect pieces of seashells and fossil seashells that I find in special places I go, or if they are interesting fragments. I use them for my one of a kind or limited edition jewelry that I create inspired by nature. I like to think that these seashells had a long life under water and that the ocean, wind and sand shaped them year after year. I enjoyed very much to paint these beauty.


Coming Soon Event! 
“The World Watercolor Month” you can learn all about it here!

 

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The ultimate Challenge!


Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with brown ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Pink ink gel pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #NatureDoodlewash

You all are welcome to join with your doodlewash! If you do… don’t forget to “Tag” your image.

 

#NatureDoodlewash

Have a wonderful weekend and…Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo
©Carolina Russo

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Music – Portishead – S.O.S a Stunning Cover! (Video)

Today thanks to James Graham singer of  “The Twilight Sad” that shared this video on social media. I came across to this “Stunning” Cover of the Abba song S.O.S I love this cover very much, everything is just right. I love that is slow and the music is played beautifully giving to this song more depth in a unique moody way. This cover make me like this song way more thanks to Porthishead!  You know by now that I love music and I have a specific taste, I thought I wanted to share this video with you!

What do you think? Let me know! I love your comments!

Portishead - Photo ©Mike Massaro
Portishead – Photo ©Mike Massaro /DIY

Photo Source: DIY Mag

S.O.S.

By ABBA

Where are those happy days they seem to hard to find?
I try to reach for you. but you have closed my mind
Whatever happened to our love? I wish I understood
It used to be so nice. It used to be so good

So when you’re near me, darling, can’t you hear me S.O.S.?
The love you gave me. nothing else can save me, S.O.S.
When you’re gone, how can I even try to go on?
When you’re gone though I try how can I carry on?

You seem so far away though you are standing near
You made me feel alive but something died I fear
I really tried to make it out. I wish I understood
What happened to our love? It used to be so good

So when you’re near me, darling, can’t you hear me S.O.S.?
The love you gave me. nothing else can save me, S.O.S.
When you’re gone, how can I even try to go on?
When you’re gone though I try how can I carry on?

When you’re gone, how can I even try to go on?
When you’re gone though I try how can I carry on?

Songwriters: ADAM ANDERSON, SCOTT HOFFMAN, THEO HUTCHCRAFT
© Universal Music Publishing Group
For non-commercial use only.

Data from: LyricFind

 

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Kangaroo With Girl – #NatureDoodlewash

Kangaroo with Girl - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Kangaroo with Girl – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today for my #NatureDoodlewash  hike, I had an imaginary walk across the wonderful Australia a land that I always wanted to go visit…and it didn’t happen yet! Maybe one day!  For this watercolor I was inspired by a beautiful Magazine Cover that portrait a model holding a Kangaroo. A couple of weeks ago I was visiting a Barnes and Nobles Book store and I loved that cover so much that instantly I had the urge to sketch it.

I am so glad that I had my sketchbook with me and while sipping a coffee I sketched. I followed pretty much the lines and the pose, but I changed the girl expression and colors giving her a different look.  I wanted her to have purple hair  and be a whimsical girl. She hold the cute kangaroo on her shoulder close to her neck. It is a portrait very similar to the “Girl with a Bird” I made not long ago.  I love Kangaroos and I really enjoyed to paint once again an image of love. I hope that you like it!

Kangaroo with Girl - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Kangaroo with Girl – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

I also want to dedicate this illustration as symbol of friendship to all my friends here on the Blogosphere!  And to all my Australian friends that are many!
Thank you to all for brightening my days! ❤

 

Coming Soon Event!
A month of watercolors! A great challenge, 31 days 31 watercolor paintings! I will participate joining Charlie at Doodlewash he is the creator of this magical event and of  “The World Watercolor Month”  from now on each year in July will be celebrated! Yay thanks to Charlie! 😉 This event will unite Artists around the World joining together this Ultimate Challenge! I am so honored to participate! This is the first year it just got officially approved! You can learn all about it here!

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Details about my doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005 and a Pink gel pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for a  #NatureDoodlewash

You all are welcome to join us with your doodlewash! If you do, don’t forget to “Tag” your image.

 

#NatureDoodlewash

 

Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo
©Carolina Russo

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Diving with a Seahorse – #NatureDoodlewash

Seahorse - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Seahorse – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today for my #NatureDoodlewash  “hike”  I went diving underwater 😉  I am going to share my watercolor of a beautiful sea creature a “ Seahorse“.  I love everything that has to do with ocean, sea and water and I enjoyed very much to paint the colorful beauty of this Seahorse.

Seahorse - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Seahorse – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Seahorse is the name given to 54 species of small marine fishes in the genus Hippocampus. “Hippocampus” comes from the Ancient Greek word hippos meaning “horse” and kampos meaning “sea monster”. The word “seahorse” is often written as two separate words, or hyphenated. Having a head and neck suggestive of a horse, seahorses also feature segmented bony armour, an upright posture and a curled prehensile tail.

Seahorse is the name given to 54 species of small marine fishes in the genus Hippocampus. “Hippocampus” comes from the Ancient Greek word hippos meaning “horse” and kampos meaning “sea monster”. The word “seahorse” is often written as two separate words, or hyphenated. Having a head and neck suggestive of a horse, seahorses also feature segmented bony armour, an upright posture and a curled prehensile tail.


Coming Soon Event! 
“The World Watercolor Month” you can learn all about it here!

 

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The ultimate Challenge!


Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink pen #005. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #NatureDoodlewash

You all are welcome to join with your doodlewash! If you do… don’t forget to “Tag” your image.

 

#NatureDoodlewash

Have a wonderful weekend and…Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo
©Carolina Russo

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Red Breasted Bird – #NatureDoodlewash

Red Breast Bird - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Red Breast Bird – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today for my #NatureDoodlewash  hike, I am going to share one of my latest watercolor it was a joy to make this one. A portrait of a “Red-Breasted California Bird” .  Here in California I don’t have to go too far of a hike to see them. When is their time, I can see them very often. I have seen many beautiful Red-Breasted birds, there are some very small size and some just a normal bird size this one I painted is the normal size. They are so beautiful to watch chirping and being busy over the tree branches, that red color pops so nicely, they totally inspired me to paint their beauty.

Today I also like to share with you that one of my short stories “Memories of Happiness” has been published yesterday on VisualVerse Anthology Press,  where Art meets Words. What they are doing is interesting and challenging if you like you can read my post and my story  here.

Red Breast Bird - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Red Breast Bird – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Coming Soon Event! 
“The World Watercolor Month” you can learn all about it here!

 

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Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black and Brown ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005 and Brown ink pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #NatureDoodlewash

You all are welcome to join with your doodlewash! If you do… don’t forget to “Tag” your image.

 

#NatureDoodlewash

 

Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo
©Carolina Russo

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My Short Story – Memories of Happiness – Published on Visual Verse

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Image Jean Cooke

Camden Art Collection – London

 

VisualVerse Anthology
VisualVerse Anthology

 

Visual Verse An Anthology of Art and Words One image, one hour, 50-500 words.
The picture is the starting point, the text is up to you.

 

Visual Verse Published my short story!

This month I participate again to this interesting monthly writing event that brings together Art and Words on VisualVerse.org Anthology Press. I found it to be  very  challenging for me last month to write something inspired by a picture as starting point to a creative, timed, writing process.

The painting  that you see here above was the starting point image assigned this month by Visual Verse:

“we are connecting with Camden Art Collection in London to bring you your new writing prompt. In June, Camden Council will launch a new portal bringing their phenomenal collection to a public audience. We are thrilled to be able to share an image from this collection exclusively with you.
This painting is by Jean Cooke, an artist we love, who once said: “Everything that happens when I open my eyes [each morning] is a surprise. It’s like dying and coming alive again every day.” You’ll be able to view this image, along with other works from Camden’s extensive collection, at Swiss Cottage Library over the coming month.

From this picture I was inspired to write a short story  “Memories of Happiness

This short story is my second short story first published on Visual Verse and is not published here on my Blog yet.  I am very happy to share it with you as a nice achievement of my creative writing that now is part of this interesting Anthology and  published on:

Visual Verse  Anthology – Vol. 03 Chapter 08 –  “Memories of Happiness” page 56

Here I link the Archive with all the images and writings published until now!

I am happy that my writings are part of this Anthology,
I hope that you like my story please let me know what you think it means a lot to me.
I love your comments!

©Carolina Russo
©Carolina Russo

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And The Featured of the Month is…

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And FEATURED is…Charlie O’Shields!

 

YesterdayAfter  Featured of the Month  June 2016

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Hello everyone during my year of Blogging I made beautiful connections. I came across amazing and inspiring people  from all over the world, great Artists, Writers, Musicians, Photographers and more, some incredible and amazing souls. I consider myself very fortunate that I have this wonderful opportunity thanks to the special connections and friendships made through my Blog.  I want to thank everyone for  the participation to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays. Because this event, I had the opportunity  to discover and connect with numerous Blogs and it is far from easy for me to choose only one each month.  Today I share   my pick for the month of June. I had to choose between all the wonderful Bloggers that left their links during this month at the Meet and Greet Fridays!

This month I have the opportunity to introduce you with the wonderful world of  creativity and Watercolors!

I am very pleased and honored to introduce you my new  Featured of the  Month! And featured is…an artistic soul and Creative Director  Charlie O’Shields and his beautiful Blog doodlewash!

I connected with Charlie  about six months ago or more, we came across each other Blogs. I was searching for other artists to connect. I loved his blog soon, it was so captivating and inspiring with all the beautiful watercolors sketches that he post daily. Charlie call them “doodlewash” a term that he claim to be his own!  We were happy to connect and share each other work he has a brilliant personality he is very friendly and a great motivator and inspirer there is a beautiful group of artists that join him in his Doodlewash Adventures and I am very happy that I joined in. We followed and stayed connected. I consider Charlie one of my dearest friend here on the Bloghosphere I am always thrilled by his comments to my watercolors!

Charlie posts and beautiful Guest Featured Artists on his Blog are always so interesting and a joy to read! I am proud to be able to say that I am one of them. I have been doodlewashed! 😉 since he featured me!


Charlie O'ShieldsThis is an excerpt of Charlie About page…

“Hi, I’m Charlie O’Shields and I live in Kansas City, Missouri. Welcome to Doodlewash! I started this blog by trying to capture little bits of my world in ink and watercolor after a 20 year hiatus from sketching and absolutely no experience with watercolor. So the results have varied. A lot. But that’s all part of the fun! And I’m meeting many wonderful people on this journey. I’ve also discovered that sketching with washes of watercolor or ink is incredibly relaxing and a great way to relief stress. For anyone and everyone! Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist or have never dared to doodle before. Trust me… you can do it too. We are all artists when we make something new. Be sure to check out the amazingly talented Guest Doodlewashers as it’s my mission to promote the work of other sketcher and watercolorists out there. And if you’re interested in being a guest artist, just contact me!
Also, I’m not alone in this, you can meet the Doodlewash Crew below who inspire me daily with their beautiful work and help me stay motivated. And we’re inviting you to grab a brush and join us! Let’s all make some doodlewashes together!” 

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Charlie is also the creator of a wonderful Worldwide Event that will take place on the month of July!

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A month of watercolors! It is a great challenge, 31 days 31 watercolor paintings! I will participate joining Charlie at Doodlewash he is the creator of this magical event and of  “The World Watercolor Month”  from now on each year in July will be celebrated! Thanks to Charlie! 😉 This event will bring together Artists around the World joining this Ultimate Challenge!
I am so honored and happy to participate! This is the first year it just got officially approved! You can learn all about it here!


I hope that you enjoyed this new Feature of the Month and to know more about Charlie O’Shields  doodlewash adventures please visit his Blog!

You can also join him here

Twitter@doodlewash
Facebook – /doodlewash
Instagram – doodlewashed
Pinterest@doodlewash
Tumblr – doodlewash.tumblr.com
Flickr – flickr.com/doodlewash

(Please Charlie grab this Badge and post it somewhere on your Blog linked to this post!) ❤

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How to be Featured on YesterdayAfter?

Stay Connected! Participate to the Meet and Greet Fridays weekly event leaving your Blog link, Follow here and on my other social media be active! Inspire!
You never know…maybe next Month I will choose YOU!

 

 

 

Wish you all a wonderful week!

Congratulations to Charlie to be the Featured of the Month of June 2016

Stay connected for the next month feature!!!

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Girl With a Bird – #NatureDoodlewash

Girl With Bird - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Girl With a Bird – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today for my NatureDoodlewash  hike, I am happy to share my watercolor. A portrait that emits a message of love and protection for our animals and nature. Symbolized by the whimsical girl who hold lovingly a yellow bird on her shoulder close to her neck.  I have seen many beautiful yellow birds here in California and they inspired me. I enjoyed to paint the “Girl With a Bird” is an inspiring image of love and peace. I hope that you like it as much I do! I always love to read all your beautiful comments 😉 ❤

Coming Soon Event!
I also get the chance to announce that on the month of July we will have a great event going on Worldwide!
A month of watercolors! A great challenge, 31 days 31 watercolor paintings! I will participate joining Charlie at Doodlewash he is the creator of this magical event and of  “The World Watercolor Month”  from now on each year in July will be celebrated! Yay thanks to Charlie! 😉 This event will unite Artists around the World joining together this Ultimate Challenge! I am so honored to participate! This is the first year it just got officially approved! You can learn all about it here!

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Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black and Brown ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005 and Brown ink pen #01 Pink gel pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for a  #NatureDoodlewash and Laura for Draw a Bird Day over at Create Art Everyday!

You all are welcome to join with your doodlewash! If you do don’t forget to “Tag” your image.

 

#NatureDoodlewash and #DrawABirdDay

 

Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo
©Carolina Russo

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