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 a pen and start drawing!
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.
I am very excited this year to join Jake and participate to this great challenge with artists all over the world! I really would love to create all the 31 ink drawings. Last July I participated and completed my challenge for the “World Watercolor Month” 31 Paintings in 31 Days, very similar to InkTober. Tomorrow I am ready to start this new challenge with a new sketchbook, inks and my creativity. I will try to post my drawings daily and if happen that I am too busy to post it doesn’t means that I am not drawing then look for to the next day post. Be ready for my new InkTober Gallery.
Visit Jake Parker website for more details, inspiration and lots to learn. I exported here the rules and Official prompt list for the month.
The Official 2016 Inktober Prompt List:
If you like to join the challenge don’t forget to always add the hashtag #INKTOBER2016 post your ink drawing online on your Blog and/or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter…add the tags to any place you share your drawings online!
I hope that my friends artists here on WordPress will join this challenge with me!
I made a second Instagram account dedicated to my Art please follow me there! @carolinarussoart
Today I like to debut here and introduce you my latest watercolor painting the title is “Night And Day” she is another creature from my “Mystic World Collection” I also wrote a poem to tell her beautiful story.
Night And Day
When the sun rise
she emits powerful rays of sunshine,
joy and merriment
sending warm feelings of love through the light
and a breeze
move the petals of a sunflower sending sunshine to the world.
When is twilight
she brings glowing light from the sky when
her other half is below the horizon
her rays of sunshine become refraction and scattering
she emits rays of love into a universal light
illuminating the Earth until dusk
she blows stars in the wind welcoming the night.
For more of my watercolor paintings and sketches visit my Galleries here and here All my watercolors paintings are available for sale in Limited Edition Art Prints heavyweight matte paper made to order.
This painting “Night And Day” is now available as Limited Edition Art Print size 8×10 you can purchase her on my Blog or on my Etsy Shop “CarolinaRussoArt”
For order or for any more question please contact me ❤
Today post is for “A Photo A Week Challenge” hosted by Nancy Merrill Photography the theme of this week is “Glowing” these photos were taken in different places at different time and they are all glowing!
I am so happy to announce that on September 21st during the International Day of Peace “The Peace Poem, 2016” , a beautiful collaborative Collection of Poems from around the world, including more than 250 segments contributed by #PoetsForPeace, is Live and Published in Praxis Magazine online. I am so happy and proud that my poem is included in this amazing collaboration!
This collection “The Peace Poem, 2016” it’s available as a free downloadable pdf. Each poem is beautiful to read and it is a testimony of our journeys for Peace in this world. You can find my Poem “Peace” on page 203. I am happy that included into the 250 segments there are several of my dearest friends here on WordPress and it is thrilling to share our words for Peace and be published together. ❤
We all are super excited that this beautiful collaboration will also be archived in the ‘Stanford University Archive’ of the ‘100,000 Poets for Change’ collection!
A special thanks goes to everyone that made this possible!
YesterdayAfter – Featured of the Month – September 2016
Hello dear friends and new followers, welcome once again to The Featured of the Month, during this year I made a lots of new connections with very inspiring bloggers and creative people. Thanks everyone for the participation to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays. Because this event that I started in 2015 I had the opportunity to discover and connect with numerous great Blogs. I had the pleasure and honor to Feature many and still is not easy for me to choose only one of you each month. Sorry this month I am a little late but I was able to made my pick for September and finally write this post.
This month we have the opportunity to visit the creative world of Jodi exploring all the beautiful things that she does with her creativity!
Today I am very happy and honored to introduce you mydear friendand Featured of the Month… Jodi McKinney and her beautiful Blog THE CREATIVE LIFE IN BETWEEN Jodi says “I enjoy writing immensely… painting pictures with words… expressing emotions through words… telling stories… sharing my thoughts and my escapades… musing from mars…”
Several months ago I happily connected with Jodi through the Blog of our dear friend Charlie from doodlewash.com. We came across each other blogs because our passion for watercolor painting. I loved to discover her Blog and what she share, she love to craft and sell her creations on Etsy. Jodi has lots of creativity, from painting, to writing, to photography to cooking…and lots more. Her beautiful and positive energy shows in everything she does. I love to be connected with Jodi and I love to read her comments on my Blog. We have many things and passion in common that we love and can relate. And today I am very happy to share her Blog with you!
This is an excerpt of her About Page…
People have been telling me for a while that I should write a blog…. Okay – a few people…. Maybe just a couple…. Oh well – I want to try a blog and one or two people might have encouraged me…. So here I go. I have a very full and blessed life. First and foremost, I am a wife to a wonderful (most of the time) man I met when I was 16 years old, married when I was 19, and still tell I love every day 32 33 years later (you do the math – yep – I’m 51 52 years old! Where did the time go?!) Truly – it is he who puts up with me! I am mom to two of the most amazing young men in the entire world and mother-in-law to the sweetest young lady any mom could wish for her son to find. My full-time job is director of corporate communications for a hospice and home health agency (shameless plug for http://www.celtichealthcare.com :)), where my husband tells me I get paid to talk for a living. Of course I do a few more things… but I am truly blessed to work for an amazing company. (Please also note: the views expressed on this blog are my own and are in no way related to Celtic Healthcare.)
This blog is going to be about all that stuff that is in between that… the things I love to do…. (Continue reading)
I hope that you enjoyed this new Feature of the Month and want to know more about Jodi’s life and adventures please give her Blog a visit!
(Please Jodi grab this Badge and post it somewhere on your Blog linked to this post!) ❤
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 Sunday and a great week!
Congratulations to Jodi McKinney to be the Featured of the Month of September 2016
This year 2016 the Autumnal Equinox falls onSeptember 22
it was yesterday! I wish you all a wonderful Fall Season! Today is September 23 the Zodiac turn in Libra sign and….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“
Today I am sharing with you my project and artwork a new Digital Portrait!
This time I am starting a new Collection of Portraits dedicated to the world of “MUSIC” and Artists. I loved to create this portrait very much, because is inspired and dedicated to my favorite nowadays band from Scotland “The Twilight Sad” and to their great and unique music. This year The Twilight Sad had an amazing and successful North American Tour as the opening band chosen by the iconic “The Cure” for this full-fledged 2016 World Tour together. In October they will be back on stage with The Cure Touring around Europe for the final dates of the Tour. I attended one of the fantastic concerts last May. I have seen them in Los Angeles at The Hollywood Bowl in one of the three sold out shows, it was an amazing and wonderful concert that I never wanted to miss. If you haven’t you can read my detailed Blog Post here.
Details about my Digital Portrait
For this portrait I loved to use the beautiful photos of International Live Music Photographer, “Mauro Melis”, his work is stunning! He had the opportunity to photograph many amazing bands during the years, creating beautiful memories throughout his photography. And I am honored that he let me use his photos for create my artwork this digital portrait. I used three images of The Twilight Sad performing during two dates of the North American Tour. These below are the original photos I used before my digital intervention and creation.
I love to create these ethereal digital Portraits. They are my evolving idea and concept to combining images and telling a story in the form of Visual-Art. Each photo has a meaning behind it and tell the Portrait story. During my creative process I am very selective of which photo I use and I spend lots of time researching for the right ones, with the right tones of colors, right lighting and more details to look at it. This portrait is create with three photos but in my experience during my artistic journey I have made images with 10 and more photos. The process of creating is complex and introspective there is a lots of work and lots of myself in each final image. I am happy the way this portrait turned out and I plan to create more of them for the Music Collection. For now The Twilight Sad are my shining stars on this special portrait!
I hope that you like my Digital Art and that you will share your impressions on this portrait!
A special thanks goes to The Twilight Sad with my best wishes for their European Tour dates and a great thank you to Mauro Melis for his stunning photography and his kindness to me.
For more information or questions about my Custom Digital Portraits contact me!
The Season is changing and so the colors in nature we are getting close to the Autumnal equinox 2016, which would be on September 22.
The Fall season will bring us new enjoyable things of different kinds during the transition from Summer to Winter. Here in California I wont feel much that transition which I would love it!
Yesterday I was inspired to paint a Sunflower thinking to the beautiful nature in the wilderness. I wanted to paint in autumnal colors and add some character to the composition.
I painted the sunflower directly with the watercolors without trace it with pencil before. I loved letting the water flow and blend with the colors. This time I also wanted to create a different effect leaving some of the leafs in white and just outline them with the black ink pen, the white leafs are the only thing that I traced in pencil I really like how it turned out and I hope that you do too let me know your impressions! ❤
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