Monthly Archives: December 2021

Happy New Year 2022

Hi folks!

Best wishes for your new experiences. Have a healthy new year.

Thanks for your visits.

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life-death-life

💀♻️ WELL SISTERS, MAYBE ALL OF US ARE READY FOR A NEW YEAR. BUT AS TAROT TELLS, DEPICTION OF DEATH ONLY MEANS A SORT OF CHANGE. I REALLY LOVE THIS REGENERATIVE METAPHOR.

drawing story

My 2nd art project,
‘life-death-life’ is a kind of prototype for my future projects, I would say.
The insights of yogic philosophy and the psyche of wild women* are met together and motivated through a small piano improvisation of Luciano Piana, one of my favourite componist and martial artist. There’s also the video from this project. Instagram “@einsiedler_sp”
*In narration, I quoted the phrases of Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, the writer of ‘women who run with the wolves’.
I won’t write here all these contents, but anyone who is inspired or touched by these wonderful truths, please read the book. 🙏
Thank you and I hope you enjoy.

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body acceptance week

💠 HI DEARS! AND CONGRATS TO JULIE FOR THIS WONDERFUL SKETCH. THE NEXT ARRIVAL OF A NEW YEAR, MAY BE A GOOD TIME TO CORRECT AND IMPROVE SOME IDEAS AND THOUGHTS.

lost in reverie

drawn with colored pencil and Procreate

I’ve witnessed my peers and girls at school scrutinize the fat on their bodies, criticize themselves for not being “disciplined” enough when it comes to their diet and exercise regime, and express guilt for indulging in what they and society deem as “unhealthy” foods.

Diet culture, as defined by a University of San Diego article, is:

“A set of beliefs that values thinness, appearance, and shape above health and wellbeing. Additionally, the concept places importance on restricting calories, normalizes negative self-talk, and labels certain foods as ‘good’ and ‘bad'”

It is alarming how pervasive diet culture is in modern society, how it has become ingrained in our daily rhetoric and thus internalized to dictate our self-perception. Thinness is glorified and synonymous with hard work, regardless of the unhealthy methods used to attain those ideals. Skipping meals, exercising to “burn off calories”, or…

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Perseverance

💁‍♀️ HI DEARS! GREAT WORK BY JANE. OFTEN, FOR NEXT YEAR, WE ASK MORE VIRTUES, BUT REALLY IT IS PERSEVERANCE THAT COUNTS.

dievca

Jane Dickson Stairwell 1984 Etching

We have not wings, we cannot soar;
But we have feet to scale and climb
By slow degrees, by more and more,
The cloudy summits of our time.

The mighty pyramids of stone
That wedge-like cleave the desert airs,
When nearer seen and better known,
Are but gigantic flights of stairs.

The distant mountains, that uprear
Their solid bastions of the skies,
Are crossed by pathways that appear
As we to higher levels rise.

The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.

Success
(from The Ladder of St. Augustine)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882), American poet and educator.

Etching: Jane Dickson
(American b. 1952)
Stairwell, 1984

dievca won an auction and became the lucky owner of Jane Dickson’s Stairwell.
What she sees in it is perseverance.

Art speaks in different ways –…

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Today’s Art (10th December 2021)

🌃 🕯️ 🌆🕯️ HI BEAUTIES! I LOVE THE LIGHTS OF THE NIGHTS OF DECEMBER, SO WELL REPRESENTED IN THIS WORK.

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To my delight, I was feeling a bit more inspired and ended up making this “retro sci-fi” style digitally-edited painting.

As usual, this painting is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

2021 10th December Artwork Late Letter “Late Letter” by C. A. Brown

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Nestled in Winter

👁️ WELL DARLINGS, MOTHER NATURE ALWAYS IS GIVING US REASONS TO BE INSPIRED, AND SISTER HEATHER SEIZED THE OPPORTUNITY.

Heather Telford

Although I see the beautiful contrast of foliage and snow outside I am not seeing many birds on the feeder right now. Instead I have placed a very cute robin in amongst the wintery Christmas foliage of an art journal page.

This isn’t just any art journal page; this spread is in a new journal I have been using for the last few months as I schemed and dreamed up a new in-person class for 2022. It isn’t just a class it’s an Art Journal Adventure.

To create this double page spread in the Dina Wakley 6″x6″ mixed media journal I used acrylic paints, distress spray and some ‘easy to find around the home’ texture tools. All the die cuts are from Penny Black and are listed below.

To keep things within an acceptable level of fiddliness I die cut all the foliage from coloured cardstock and painted only…

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God jul/ Merry Christmas/ Buon Natale/ Fröhliche Weihnachten

🌲✨💙💛💙 SO TRUE, SUGARS. WE HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR THIS LADY

pappeterian

“Skogsfrun kommer med stjärnor”/ “The Forest Lady bringing the Stars”

from me to all of you
in a soon to be snowy Sweden
Lisbeth Nordin

for ordering postcards contact:
lisbeth.m.nordin@gmail.com

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Merry Christmas 2021

Hi folks !

What if this beautiful sketch depicted a humble dressmaker or a tailor, dressed up as Santa Claus, thinking about some garments for elks ?

Thanks for your visits !

By Barye, Antoine L. (1795-1875) – Sketch of an elk with measurements and antlers

Happy Holidays
Schöne Ferien
God ferie
Wesołych Świąt
Boas festas
God jul
节日快乐
Bones festes
Bonne fêtes
Jai zoriontsuak
Счастливых праздников
Buone vacanze
Laethanta Saoire Sona
Felices fiestas
छुट्टियां आनंददायक हों
Καλές διακοπές
ハッピーホリデー
Sărbători fericite
Maligayang Piyesta Opisyal
Mutlu tatiller

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Preview! – My Holidays ART Cards

🌠 WELL BEAUTIES, LET’S ENJOY FANTASY WITH THE WONDERFUL ART OF OUR FRIEND CAROLINA.

YesterdayAfter

HOLIDAYS ART SPECIAL SERIES
– Limited Edition Christmas Cards Set – Preview!

🎄My Christmas Cards set of 5 cards is now ready!

Hello friends,
These collectible cards are from my “Holidays Art Series” I will post more photos and details soon for now enjoy this preview mini video that I ‘ve posted on Instagram and if anyone is interested let me know soon, since there is not too much time, I am accepting Pre-Orders! Contact me ♥️ or leave me a comment down in the comment section that you’re interested! 🙂

Have a wonderful day everyone!
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For more daily updates follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

If you share my art with your friends is very much appreciated!
Thank you for your support!

Thank You! Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Last Market of the Season

⚓ WELL DARLINGS, I LOVE THE BEAUTY OF JELLYFISHES, AND HERE IS A FABULOUS DEPICTION OF THIS MYSTERIOUS ANIMAL.

Under A Topaz Sky

It’s been a very busy and full-on weekend at Normanby Hall Christmas Market, my last one of the season!

It was somewhat of a mixed bag but I did sell a few of my stitched pieces. They take so long to sell that I do feel quite lost when they actually go! One of the first sales on Saturday was this underwater themed locket:

I also sold the midsummer garden brooch I stitched back in January:

And this beaded brooch I made back in 2018 which was originally an enamelled 1980s earring:

It was far too cold to stitch on Saturday but Sunday was warmer and quieter and I got a little bit of another Bayeux Stitch project done, but not much. It’s also quite gloomy inside the stall at this time of year which doesn’t help stitch placement!

However, I have finished the jelly fish. Thank you all so…

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