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National Tell A Story Day


Peaceful – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Deep Water

Surrounded by the blue deepest water. The reflections of floating emotions, loaded the mind and body in a fearless state.Tranquillity and silence flying through the broken branches of a life experience, were glowing under the warm sunlight.
Suddenly warm rain drops of happiness joined the deep water becoming one.

A 50 Words Story ©Carolina Russo


Today for April Celebration is National Tell A Story Day!

I hope that you enjoyed to read my little story and that did bring you some good feelings and thoughts during this day or evening. I wanted to combine two of my artistic and creative way of expression, “Watercolors and Writing”. I wanted to share one of my 50 words stories “Deep Water” and illustrate it I with one of my watercolors that I painted few years ago for my mom.

National Tell a Story Day is observed in the United States each year on April 27th.
We are all encouraged to share all kinds of stories on National Tell a Story Day. Whether it’s read from a book, one from your imagination or an actual story from a childhood memory, April 27th is the day to gather friends and family and share those stories.

Details about my
 I used a basic watercolor palette Artist’s Loft Fundamental watercolor pan set  this pan set is considered for beginners but I enjoy it for the variety of colors and use it a lot for sketching. I also used a  Pigma Micron Black Ink pen #005 over a Watercolor Cold Press 140lb paper!

With this Celebration of National Tell A Story Day, I am also join Charlie at doodlewash celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash!  You are welcome to join with your doodlewash!  Tag your image #doodlewashaday.

I also like to thank Teresa Ronson for adding me in her list for this month participating to the #SelfieDay


#doodlewashaday #NationalTellAStoryDay

©Carolina Russo
©Carolina Russo


©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Art, Digital Art, Emotions, Life, Messages to readers, Quotes

A light in the Silence….

Light and Darkness

“Love is the light at the center of everything”

– CR



© Copyright Carolina Russo

Friendship, Messages to readers, Sketch Book, Watercolors

When Bloggership Will Meet!


AMONG Bloggership aka “Friendship”!


Today I am going to share something very nice happening tomorrow…

I started to be active on my Blog the end of March 2015 about seven Months ago! As today I can say that my journeys here have been great and lead me to beautiful things otherwise impossible! I love the opportunity to express myself freely and in the way I want, this is my special place to be ME. And most of all I love to share my Art and Creativity with YOU and with the World.

Because the existence of yesterdayafter.com I came across many beautiful souls of every kind. WordPress Community is a great place of the Blogosphere, thank you all so very much, for being so supportive and encouraging day after day…the number of Followers is growing very fast and I amso honored by all of you.

Tomorrow is a Special Day…

I will have an exciting meeting with some special souls I came across here!
My dear friend Erika Kind is visiting USA from Europe and happen to be visiting her loved California she invited me to meet her. We have been always saying from the beginning we started to follow each other how beautiful would be to meet in person one day and here we are we will have the magical opportunity to finally meet tomorrow!

We are four of us Erika Kind, Marissa Bergen, Corinne and me.

Beautiful things happen
I am sure would be great time!!!


©Copyright Carolina Russo


Art, Life, Nature, Photography, Poems, Poetry




a precious word I have been thought
from the day I was born

a word made of many words
a word made of many colors
a word made of many thoughts

a word to be shared

a word that rhyme with love
and acceptance

find harmony inside yourself
to walk peacefully during your life path
with enlightenment

love yourself to love one another
open your mind to freedom
and mantain it possible in this world.


©Copyright Carolina Russo

Art, Illustration, Life, Messages to readers, Poems

When souls connect…

Golden Aura
Today I would love to share with you a beautiful post from my lovely Blogger friend Allison at glorybegin.com

Yesterday she was celebrating her Blog Anniversary with this post she wrote:

{Podcast} The Single Most Killer Creative Skill I Mastered by Blogging

It is amazing how we all can connect our creative spirits and souls and be inspired from one another through Blogging! During my last 6 months, the journeys of my Blog YesterdayAfter.com I came across amazing people who inspire and enrich my soul on a daily basis. I got to connect with amazing creative souls around the worls that I would never had chance if wasn’t for my Blog. We all can relate with this beautiful Cosmic connection of our souls. Allison inspired me yesterday with her post, this is why I love Blogging,  while I was leaving her a comment, words just came to me at the point to create a Poem…her reaction touched my heart…because my words went straight to her heart and soul and this is all about when we are sharing Love we encourage, inspire, opens hearts, give happiness…


My comment to Allison post:
This is so beautiful Allison ❤ Happy Anniversary! I am truly happy to be part of your journeys as you are part of mine, I love what you are doing and I truly love to hear your voice with your podcast, it is one of my dear places where I go when I need to hear enrichment for my soul, and a place where I can relax closing my eyes, listening to your beautiful words. I am agree with everything you just said in this post. I am an artist and creative soul which I express my creativity in many ways, willingly to reach the heart and souls deeply, with my creations of every kind and my greatest gift is when someone tells me, that got inspired by my art and me. I started my Blog 6 months ago I learned a lot too, and I love it so much to interact with other great souls around the world. I was afraid at first, I felt like I was just a drop in the ocean…and I would never be seen, but then one day I did my jump into the water and started to swim with passion giving out everything, my words, my art, my soul and letting go free. I had beautiful response and amazing people came to my way which I connect every day, including you!
After I listened to your Podcast today, I was inspired to write something for you in celebration.
This is for you with love and light:

Dear Allison
ray of beautiful light expanding through the universe,
filled with love and joy.
Expressing your inner soul to us
through your precious words,
how glowing is a creative way to spread love and light.
Opening your wings and letting go
your amazing truth of love flowing in the air,
and become one with our cosmos.
We all are one and truth with our creativity to be
spread from our hearts, like seeds in the wind
to reach unexpected and amazing places,
let go your seeds free…let go…let go…


Allison response:
Ohhh Carolina!!!!
Your INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING comment just came through!! When I saw it earlier it was just the first line!
Oh My God. Babe – beautiful soul sister, I am in awe of YOU. Your words, your spirit, your brilliant radiating energy – you humble me. I literally have tears in my eyes reading this (I read it like five times, dear friend.
I have written your beautiful poem in my personal journal where I keep all things that speak to me when I need to hear voices of the angels. You are an ANGEL to me, I hope you know this.
Please let me know that you saw my reply here because your comment will stay with me always, always. I’m sorry I didn’t see the whole thing until now – I don’t know what happened.
I could never thank you enough for being YOU! Keep shining and spreading your gorgeous art, okay? Don’t you ever stop. The word needs the light you bring, my love.
Biggest hugs and so much, so much love, always,

Allison XOXO
I wanted to share this, to encourage and inspire others!



A Story in 50 words – Deep Water

Malibu - Zuma

Deep Water

Surrounded by the blue deepest water. The reflections of floating emotions, loaded the mind and body in a fearless state. Tranquillity and silence flying through the broken branches of a life experience, were glowing under the warm sunlight.
Suddenly warm rain drops of happiness joined the deep water becoming one.



©Copyright Carolina Russo

Photography, Poems

The Walk


The Walk

No one can put you in a corner.

It will come the moment,
that you will stand up strongly
and walk out from that dark tunnel
and finally face the light.

You would be trembling
you would be afraid
this walk seems so long…

you would be gasping
you would be tired
but you will be stronger step after step.

The immense love you have inside, will hold your hand tight,
your beautiful soul will lead your way to the light,
your courage will bring you out

you will be proud
You will be free
the Savior would be there to hold you always.


Copyright 2016 © Poem and Photo by Carolina Russo

Art, Quotes, Sketch Book

Sketcking Angels…


If you leave your soul go free and have the courage to put yourself out there,
YOU can be an Angel to someone else.

This is another pick in one of my sketch books,
I did this pencil sketch time ago while thinking at Angels…
I hope that you enjoy it!

Have a wonderful day you all!





Artist precious hands,
intensity and love givers.

Hands guided by a heart pulse,
forging and hammering metals,
holding precious stones.

Inspiration from the soul,
happiness  and art givers,
emotions in a motion of senses.

stroking brushes fulfilled with passion,
dripping water on white paper,
splashes of colors take forms.

Ink tears into the unknown
a creation is born.


Digital Art, Nature

Butterflies Symbol of Transformation…


May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
~Irish Blessing~

I loved to discover this Irish Blessing the words are so beautiful to frame my Digital Artwork. The Butterflies Symbolism means a lot in my life that I have a tattoo representing them. I had this tattoo some years ago while going through a very difficult stage of my life were needed transformation and changes.

My Tattoo
My Tattoo

Butterflies are a wonderful way to connect our Soul with the Nature.
In   the Animals Symbolism they means Transformation and Metamorphosis, their stages of transformation can be related with our life stages and phases. The way we change, and grow through life experiences, being able to renew our inner soul and letting go the old to welcome the new changes. The butterfly metamorphosis can teach us that growth and change, goes together and doesn’t have to be a traumatic passage and experience our constant in life is that we are always evolving and that we have to keep faith to be able to blossom in our final transformation. Butterflies are also associated with freedom, grace, elegance, beauty, transition, expression, growth and more… I just love them and the life lesson they can teach us!