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

Archive for August, 2014

Rosie Ponders…

It is so much further than she thought! Watercolor and a Rosie Thought by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~

It is much further than she thought! Watercolor and a Rosie Thought by Anastasia Traina ~2014~

 

Advertisements

Merryweather

 

Underwater fairy portrait by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~

Underwater fairy portrait by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~


Iris, the Messenger

Photography by Anastasia Traina ~2014~

Photography by Anastasia Traina ~2014~


The Paperwasp Keeper’s Assistant

 

Photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~

Photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~


The Tiny Hands of Clotho

Clotho, the spinner, was the youngest of the three Fates; she spun the thread of destiny with a distaff, determining the time of birth of an individual... Photograph by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~

Clotho, the spinner, was the youngest of the three Fates; she spun the thread of destiny with a distaff, determining the time of birth of an individual…
Photograph by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~


The Banshees of the Green River

 

Although known in several lands, the banshee (fairy women) was most widely reported in Massachusetts. The banshee's wail, predicting a coming death, recalls the ancient practice of wild screaming (keening) whereby women mourned the loss of a loved one. Occasionally the banshee were seen, swathed in somber gray and unearthly white. They can either be young women or old hags. However, their appearance are less notable than their voices, which ring with sorrow as they bemoan the dead. Fairy Portrait by Anastasia Traina~ 2014~

Although known in several lands, the banshee (fairy women) were most widely reported in Massachusetts.  The banshee’s wail, predicting a coming death, recalls the ancient practice of wild screaming (keening) whereby women mourned the loss of a loved one.  Occasionally the banshees were seen, swathed in somber gray and unearthly white. They can either appear as young women or old hags.  However, their appearance are less notable than their voices, which ring with sorrow as they bemoan the dead.
Fairy Portrait by Anastasia Traina~ 2014~


Leanan Sidhe

 

A beautiful otherworld woman who stole young men for her pleasure, first in erotic dreams, then in the earthly world to lead the victim to her fairy palace. There the lover danced to fairy tunes, ate food more delicious than any known on earth, and drank delectable wine that never made one drunk...Should a man live through his return, food had no taste, and music no melody... Underwater photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~

A beautiful otherworld woman who stole young men for her pleasure, first in erotic dreams, then in the earthly world to lead the victim to her fairy palace. There the lover danced to fairy tunes, ate food more delicious than any known on earth, and drank delectable wine that never made one drunk…Should a man live through his return, food had no taste, and music no melody…
Underwater photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~


The Princess and the Pea…

 

finds the perfect bed! Photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014~

finds the perfect bed!
Photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014~


Little Red Riding Hood and her Lilliputian Peacock…

 

Photography by Anastasia Traina ~2014~

Photography by Anastasia Traina ~2014~


Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather…

 

Underwater photography by Anastasia Traina ~2014~

Underwater photography by Anastasia Traina ~2014~