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ART SALE in my Etsy Shop!

Cyber Week Sale 2022

Hope to find you all well, just to let you know I am having a eight days  ART SALE 20% Off on everything in my  ETSY Shop! My Sale just started today November 22 and will end November 30! 

I have updated and restocked the ETSY Shop, with new and old work! You find some of my Christmas Art Prints and Cards, I have also available some Prints from my latest released Collection “Fields and Waters”.

NOTE: My new Collection of watercolor landscape Original paintings and Prints is available in my
New Shop Join The Collector’s List  because soon I will send an email with a coupon discount for subscribers only!)  

If you would like something arriving on time for Christmas, this is a good time to order and save! 
The 20% Off Discount on ETSY would be automatically applied during checkout until last day of Sale on November 30!  These days are the best time to shop my art for the Holidays, shop online for early Christmas gifts to your loved ones or to treat yourself! In case you don’t see what you had your eyes on, just Contact me!
Always think at shipping time don’t shop too late remember the Postal Service could have possible delays.

IMPORTANT CUTOFF DATES:
Within USA last day to order Prints would be December 12 earlier the best!
I ship everything with USPS First-Class Mail their cutoff date is December 17.

charming-ideas-divider-clipart-dtube-exclusive-ukulele-cover-man-of-the-woods-justinThank you so much for following my Art and choose to support me as an artist and my small business, if you do, share or purchase know that your support is truly precious and means the world to me! 

ETSY Shop CarolinaRussoArt

NEW Shop

Wishing you all a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving and Holiday Season!

Thank You!


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Join my Collector’s List

Collectors List

Hello dear friends,
Happy Fall Equinox Autumn is here!
I finally have a Collector’s List! ❤️ If you like and support my art Please join it’s Free! There you can Sign up with your email and once in a while you will receive notifications for my upcoming  collection release, updates on my work, special sales, coupon discounts, exclusive offers only for the Collector’s list subscribers and the opportunity for Pre-Sale and Early Access! You wont receive any spam no worries!
To Join the list please submit your name and email here >>> Collector’s List 
Thank you in advance if you join you’re very much appreciated!
You never know maybe a special coupon would be sent your way!
Have a wonderful weekend!

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Blog Name Changed!


Living The Now_s

Hello dear friends and followers,
I have a little communication about a change in regard to this Blog! No worries, I am not going anywhere, is just that I have changed the Blog’s name! As you remember, my Blog name was  “YesterdayAfter” well is not going to be it anymore.  Thank you to the lovely people that are following me from years they remember.  I gladly welcome the recent new followers, thank you. My Blog was born with the name  “YesterdayAfter” now is changed. It was a long time that I wanted my Domain Name .com with my own name and now I have it! As an artist it is very important to be recognized by the same name. My new Blog name is Carolina Russo Art and my new URL is https://carolinarussoart.com/
I am working on updating and refreshing the Blog look and integrate a new shop directly in here. So please keep attention when you receive notifications of my new posts they would be as Carolina Russo Art.

Thank you for following my journey, I appreciate you all very much!
Please share this post to help other followers to know!
Thanks

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INKTOBER 2022 Official Prompt Lists

Inktober 2022

InkTober 2022 is coming soon!
And it means that artists around the world will participate to this great and inspiring drawing challenge.  I have participated to InkTober Challenge for the past 6 years Usually I have followed the Official prompt lists combined with another of my favorite October challenges working on the two challenges in one, combining the prompts! Indeed very challenging to do it grows and test your skills. This year I am not sure I will participate I have several projects in mind! Maybe I will draw some of the prompts here and there!

Jake Parker the illustrator and creator of InkTober  released the new “Official Prompt List 2022” I am happy to post it here so that you have some time until October 1st to plan your challenge and get ready!

Here is the INKTOBER Story and Rrules:
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 Official Rules:
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it*
3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2022
4) Repeat

That’s it! Now go make something beautiful.
Visit Jake Parker website for more details, videos, inspiration and lots to learn about InkTober.  If you like to join these challenges don’t forget when you post your drawing online always add the hashtags #INKTOBER2022  #INKTOBER  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!

Some of my Favorite Supplies:
I use  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,   Pentel Aqua Brush – Bee Paper for Watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches . Micron or COPIC pens Black, Brown, Dark Red inks #01, #005, White SAKURA Gelly Roll pen, Pentel Pocket Brush blak ink, ALVIN Mab Graves Draft/Matic Pencils , Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks.
(FYI This is not a sponsored post I have no affiliation with any of these brands. I purchase all my supplies and I am only sharing what I like and use)

Good luck to everyone joining InkTober 2022
There is plenty of time to prepare yourself! I honestly during the past 6 years I never planned or worked any sketch in advance it didn’t resonated with me because the goal of this challenge for me was to improvise and get creative and inspired day by day!  I only got my supplies ready in advance! But that’s just me! Do what is the best and resonates for you and most importantly have fun and create!
Please if you do participate share your plans or ideas I would love to read! If you’re a beginner or not and have any questions leave it in the comment section I would be happy to respond!

Have a great weekend!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – carolinarussoart.com

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ART SALE in my Etsy Shop!

 

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– Huntress ©CarolinaRusso

 

Hello dear friends,
I am having a quick ART SALE in my Etsy Shop 15% Off Storewide! Mother’s Day is coming are you in need of some gift ideas? Check out my
ETSY Shop!
My Sale just started today April 21 ends Tomorrow April 22nd! 

This is a FLASH two Days Sale it ends tomorrow! Hurry if you would like to visit! I have restocked the Shop, my watercolor Fine Art prints are available in two sizes 8×10 or 5×7 Consider that all my prints have my last hand touch on it they are “Hand Enhanced” one by one. You receive not a normal print, but it has my hand work on it with black ink and subtle highlights with gold or silver! 
 Also you get Free Shipping within US with $35 orders! 
❤ 15% Off Discount would be automatically applied during checkout! 
I ship everything with USPS First Class.

 

Thank you always for following my Art and choose to support me as an artist and my work I am so grateful for you! ETSY Shop CarolinaRussoArt

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Wishing you all a wonderful week shine your light!

Thank You!


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Happy Easter!

Tulips
HAPPY EASTER!
I hope that wherever you are you’re having a peaceful Easter Day!
I like to share with you this beautiful quote:

There is a voice that
doesn’t use words.
Listen.
-R U M I

Thank You!

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A Gathering of the Tribe

Time ago  I came across this beautiful and intense short film by Charles Eisenstein and I love to share it with you here. If you haven’t seen it already please take ten minutes of your day and watch it. It’s very powerful it will touch your heart and emotions! ❤

“You Are Not Alone” 

I wish you all a great 2/22/2022

Thank You!
Thank You!

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ART SALE in my Etsy Shop!

 

Cyber Week Sale 2021

Hello dear friends, I love to share my early birds Sale with you!
ART SALE I am having a Sale 20% Off Shop – wise! If you love my Art don’t miss it, please visit my
ETSY Shop! My Sale just started November 17 to December 1

This is a rare two weeks long Sale! I have updated and restocked the Shop, includes beautiful New Christmas Art and Cards, lots of my watercolor art prints are available in two sizes 8×10 or 5×7 inches you find new and older work!
If you would like something arriving on time for Christmas, “Now” is the time to order and save! Also you get Free Shipping within US with $35 orders! Consider that all my prints have my last touch on it they are “Hand Enhanced” one by one you receive not a normal print, but it has my hand work on it and a subtle highlight with gold or silver! 
20% Off Discount would be automatically applied during checkout until last day sale on December 1!  These days are the best time to shop my art for the Holidays, shop online for early Christmas gifts to your loved ones or to treat yourself! In case you don’t see what you had your eyes on, just contact me!
Always think at shipping time don’t shop too late remember also the Postal Service possible delays.

IMPORTANT CUTOFF DATES:  Holiday Orders December 1 would be my last shipping date for my Holidays Christmas Prints for “International Orders” I hope they will arrive on time I suggest to shop as early as possible.
Within USA last day to order Prints would be December 12 earlier the best!
I ship everything with USPS First Class Service

Christmas Cake Cards

I like to highlight my Official Christmas Card 2021 available now in my Shop!

Thank you so much for following my Art and choose to support me as an artist and my small business, if you do, share or purchase know that your support is truly precious and means the world to me! 
ETSY Shop CarolinaRussoArt

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Wishing you all a wonderful and Happy Holiday Season!
No matter what’s happening in the World always remember to listen your intuition and to shine your light!

Thank You!


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A Tribute to Tigger – Pet’s Portrait

Tigger Tribute and Daisy Mae

Hello friends,

Today I am happy to finally share this lovely watercolor painting I recently created!
This is one of my latest commissions I have been working on. About a month ago I was kindly requested to create a “Pet’s Tribute Portrait” in loving memory of Tigger, the adorable gray Tabby cat you see in foreground of my painting. The sweet lady that contacted me is a follower Blogger Crystal she loves my art since last year she was the winner of one of my Giveaways. She requested this painting because this year on September 11th was the five years anniversary since Tigger crossed the rainbow bridge.  Crystal followed my World watercolor month during the month of July and saw several animals I have painted. The Squirrel, the Owl,  they lead her asking me if I do paint cats and of course I do! I said yes!
I am not new to custom Pet’s Tribute paintings. I asked her to send me some photos and she explained to me her request. She sent two photos of her cats, the ones you see here below.  

Tigger

Tigger and Daisy Mae (his sister from different parents), the two cats grow up together.  Crystal at first requested two paintings, one for each cat, then during our talking ideas via email exchange, she thought that would have been great to have one painting featuring the two cats laying together. I agreed, that was the best idea as I could envision it already in my mind, we agreed on everything and that was it! From these two simple photos, my only references I was able to reunite the two cats in my painting. Crystal loved it!  I am so glad and happy that I I was able to make her happy. I love animals very much their love to us is unconditional and amazing.  I lost several loved pets myself,  I carry them all in my heart.
I am always open to commissions requests like this one, to honor the memory and life of a loved pet.

Daisy Mae

I loved to paint Tigger and Daisy Mae and once again I want to thank Crystal for loving my work and wanted me to create this painting! Thank you!

If you would like a Tribute pet’s portrait in loving memory of your lost pet or a portrait of your living pet for questions, details and price Contact me here on my Blog or send a custom request on my ETSY Shop  I would be happy to discuss your idea!

Here you can see only few of many other pets tributes and portraits I made throughout the years.

 

Artist  supplies and details about my watercolor painting
The Original watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used MICRON Black ink #01 and 005 . A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Pencil.  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Canson Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 8×10 inches . For Highlights and Stars I have used gold and silver ink.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Thank You!

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INKTOBER 2020 – October Drawing Challenges Official Prompt Lists

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October Challenge

COMING SOON!
“INKTOBER 2020 
31 Days 31 Drawings”

Since 2009 in  October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

InkTober 2020
October is coming soon! And it means that artists around the world will participate to this great and inspiring drawing challenge.  This is my 5th year of InkTober, I will do all my best to create as much as possible and I hope to be able to complete the 31 days.  This year honestly I have no idea how I will approach the two challenges! Usually in the past few years I have followed the Official prompt lists and to make it more challenging and intriguing I combined the two challenges in one, combining the prompts! Not easy to do. Sometimes the two prompts aren’t a good match but that’s were creativity do the magic! Right now, I am navigating ideas  trying to make plans, not sure I want to combine the two challenges together. If not, I need to pick one, or not follow the official prompts and make my own list….lots to think for me! Your suggestions are welcome! ❤

Jake Parker the illustrator and creator of Inktober  released the new “Official Prompt List 2020” and I love to post it here so that you have some time until October 1st to plan and get ready!

Inktober 2020 Official Prompt List

My Inktober history:

2016  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 4 years, then you should remember my character 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 about her on my InkTober 2016  Gallery:

Day #12 – WORRIED – InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

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 that fight for the universal love. Most of my drawings were accompanied by quotes and 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!

2017 I have Joined the two challenges InkTober and MabsDrawlloweenClub this one is a little more spoocky – Halloween theme prompts are created by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves!  My daily drawings were inspired by the combination of the two challenges daily prompt words creating my own hybrid challenge “DrawllooweenTober”  yes this was my idea to enable me to join both challenges daily creating one drawing. And well it was pretty challenging, not easy but I wanted to make it harder to stimulate creativity in a different way and I made it! The outcome was a lovely collection of dark themed spooky drawings which I am very pleased!

My drawing “Frankenstein Bride” of this series become my first Die Cut Sticker

And if you like see more click the link of my  Gallery Inktober+ MabsDrawlloweenClub 2017

Day #2 Goblin Divided – Supplies

2018 I have joined again the two challenges, I really love both and the community of artists around these two challenges. I didn’t want to miss them so I’ve participated with my hybrid mixing the prompts and my own hashtag is  #drawlloweentober  you can see my Gallery Inktober+ MabsDrawlloweenClub 2018

INKTOBER-MabsDrawlloweenClub 2018
Day 29 – Double, Mary Shelley ©CarolinaRusso

2019 Once again last year I have combined the prompts of the two challenges here you can see some of my drawings! To see all the drawings visit my Drawlloweentober 2019 Gallery

InKtober – Mabsdrawlloween club 2019

Settember 1st 2020  both challenges Official Prompt Lists were released on September 1st. Here there is also the MadsDrawlloweenClub2020 Prompt List  artist Mab Graves list is always inspired and dedicated to the Halloween theme.

Mabsdrawlloween 2020 Official Prompt List

My Favorite Supplies:
I use  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,   Pentel Aqua Brush – Bee Paper for Watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches . Micron or COPIC pens Black, Brown, Dark Red inks #01, #005, White SAKURA Gelly Roll pen, Pentel Pocket Brush blak ink, ALVIN Mab Graves Draft/Matic Pencils , Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks.
(FYI This is not a sponsored post I purchase all my supplies and I am sharing what I like and use)

My Supplies!

Join us: these Challenges are open to anyone that love sketching with ink pens and if you’re member of the #worldwatercolorgroup you’re free to add a dash of watercolor. I hope that some of you will try this and join me and thousands of other artists around the world. You don’t have to be drawing every day if you don’t have time. You can drawing every other day, or every few days, or one entry a week! Doesn’t has to be a complicate drawing, it can be a small sketch, it will help you to develop a habit and refine your skills. Btw if you’re not crazy like me you don’t have to participate to both challenges just pick one! 😉 Good luck everyone hope to see you in October!

Here is the INKTOBER Story and Rrules:
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 Official Rules:
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it*
3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2019
4) Repeat
That’s it! Now go make something beautiful.

I am very excited to join once again and participate to the challenges! I would be sharing my progress here on the Blog and daily on Instagram @carolinarussoart  Visit Jake Parker website for more details, videos, inspiration and lots to learn about Inktober.  If you like to join these challenges don’t forget when you post your drawing online always add the hashtags #INKTOBER2020  #INKTOBER  if you choose Mab Graves challenge add #mabsdrawlloweenclub2020 and if you add watercolor hashtag  #worldwatercolorgroup2020 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! Phew….I made it to the end of this long post! ❤

You can find some of my past Inktober drawings available as Open Edition Signed Prints in my ETSY Shop

#carolinarussoart 

I hope that artists here on WordPress will join this challenge with me,
There is time to get organized and prepare yourself for for October! Please share your plans or ideas I would love to know!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com