I am… I am but the star dust that tumbles I am but the twig that snaps beneath your umbels…

Archive for July, 2013

Only God is Perfect!

I am reposting my painting Beyond the Bough because I have learned a very important lesson. The lesson took place after I posted this painting, something wasn't quite right, the painting was too green and/or the perspective was off, etc, etc, etc...  So, I very tentatively tried to fix what I thought was wrong. That is when disaster really struck, everything became a muddy mess. However, something in me would not give up even though I really, really wanted to dump my watercolor in the trash. Then my mistakes took on a certain magic, and I could see my way through the dark forest.  Now, I am so very happy that I did NOT allow myself to just give up...because it is so very true that only God is perfect!  Watercolor reworked by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013

I am reposting my painting Beyond the Bough because I have learned a very important lesson. The lesson took place after I posted this painting, something wasn’t quite right, the painting was too green and/or the perspective was off, etc, etc, etc… So, I very tentatively tried to fix what I thought was wrong. That is when disaster really struck, everything became a muddy mess. However, something in me would not give up even though I really, really wanted to dump my watercolor in the trash. Then my mistakes took on a certain magic, and I could see my way through the dark forest. Now, I am so very happy that I did NOT allow myself to just give up…because it is so very true that only God is perfect! Watercolor reworked by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013


The Little Watersprite and her Magic Beetle!

Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~

Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~


Beyond the Bough

Watercolor by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~

Watercolor by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~


Melia

The  honey-nymph... Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~

The honey-nymph…
Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~


The Chrysalis

Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~

Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~


The Merrow-Maiden!

Merrow-maidens have been known to lure young men beneath the waves, where afterwards the men live in an enchanted state. Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~

Merrow-maidens have also been known to lure young men beneath the waves, where afterwards the men live in an enchanted state.
Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~


Going Home

only to return another day! Photo by Anastasia Traina ~2013~

only to return another day!
Photo by Anastasia Traina ~2013~


Arbustum

A vineyard planted with trees.  Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~

A vineyard planted with trees.
Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~


From a Distance, Potamide

Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~

Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~


La Fleur Gaurdian et sa Enchantée

Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~

Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~