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Vivi, the Visionary…

vivviAlthough it has taken me quite sometime, I am thrilled to finally have and share with you a preliminary sketch of Vivi, the Visionary… the author of The Curious Tales of Thimble Tarn!

If you remember, The Curious Stories from Thimble Tarn… are a cluster of tiny poems that narrate and celebrate the hidden lives of the nearly extinct botanical fay that resides by and around a small mountain lake/puddle called, Thimble Tarn. Of course, Thimble Tarn is not the actual name of the garden-sprite’s community as the real name has been changed to protect the floral identities of the wee-townsfolk who still dwell in and around the Tarn that rises and runs down from the mystical Moss Mountains. O’ my, I am not quite sure I should have divulged that particular hush-hush…Can you keep a secret? O’ you can? How marvelous, then I shall continue… the true aim of the odes are to shed some light on the little understood Lilliputian world of the botanical fay who had settled in Thimble Tarn in the year 1651 and then established their wondrous garden-burg in the year 1788. Well, now, here is where I shall begin…

Preliminary Graphite Drawing of Vivi and fay folk by Anastasia Traina ~ 2016~


The Blossomkeeper…

wild-2Says, Everybirdies’ welcome.

Wild Handel as the Blossomkeeper

Photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2016 ~


Fanny Brawne and the Bishop

georgia and georgieFanny Brawne and the Bishop…
“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.”
― John Keats. Photography by Anastasia Traina – 2016 ‪#‎johnkeats‬ ‪#‎afaerietaleofonesown‬


Neave

pip2 Neave, (Bright Light) is the daughter of the god of the sea, Manannan mac Lir and one of the princesses of Tir na nOg, the land of eternal youth. When she grew up she fell in love with  poet-hero Oisin.

Ruby McDonald as Neave

Underwater photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2016~


Olwen

IMG_0928 (1) copyWith the streaming yellow hair… when she walks flowers bloom beneath her steps.

Ruby Mcdonald as Olwen

Photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2016~


Rose’s Bloom

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“The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.”

~ Therese of Lisieux ~

Ruby McDonald as The Rose

Underwater photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2016


The Sword…

gladiola179To the ancient Romans, gladioli represented strength of character, sincerity, and generosity. Their sword-like shape caused them to be associated with gladiators… I now have a newfound love for gladiolus! Graphite and color pencil drawing by Anastasia Traina ~ 2016~


The Spring Planting…

spring158of Louisa Daffadowndillia!

Graphite drawing in Sketchbook by Anastasia Traina ~ 2016~


A Tiny Detail…

From The Watery Creation of Sophronia Simone of Thimble Tarn! This is her little village that she flies over with the help of her whirlygig!
Watercolor in progress by Anastasia Traina ~ 2016~

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Almost there…

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But I am just too excited to wait and share “may we always sit in awe of others’ differings”. Watching this idea come to life after discovering and being inspired by the tiny family of mice that moved into our empty beehive in October is simply magical. I am so thrilled to report that the lilliputian family is still well and thriving all nestled in their bed of twigs and leaves with a very healthy stash of acorns in their bee-utiful new home!

‘may we always sit in awe of others’ differings!’
Watercolor in progress by ~ Anastasia Traina ~ 2016 https://afunnybunnypicture.wordpress.com/…/12/19/differings


Beannie Braun!

Is the last of the Brown Speckled Bird Beans, and that is all I am going to say about that, for now... Except to say, that he now reside in a very cozy corner of Thimble Tarn!  Graphite drawing by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015~

Is the last of the Brown Speckled Bird Beans, and that is all I am going to say about that, for now… Except to say, that he now reside in a very cozy corner of Thimble Tarn!
Graphite drawing by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015~


Sans, Chaussures Rouges

Without, Red Shoes Photographed by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015 !

Without, Red Shoes
Photographed by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015 !


La Fleur Etrange!

photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015 ~

photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015 ~


Lunette, Goes Prince Fishing!

Photography by Anastasia Traina

Photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015 ~


The Unfolded Sepals of the Anemone…

Revealing one from the Odingfay order... (they are half dragonfly and half fay! Underwaterphotography and tiny tale by Anastasia Traina ~2015~

Reveal one from the order of the Odingfay … (they are half dragonfly and half fay!)
Underwaterphotography and tiny tale by Anastasia Traina ~2015~


THE SEA FLOWER

Country folk say that the folded sepals of the wood anemone are used by fairies for protection, pulling the curtains around them.  UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANASTASIA TRAINA ~ 2015 ~

Country folk say that the folded sepals of the anemone are used by fairies for protection, like pulling the curtains around them. UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANASTASIA TRAINA ~ 2015 ~


The Enchanted Frog and his Maiden

    'Open the door, my princess dear,     Open the door to thy true love here!     And mind the words that thou and I said     By the fountain cool, in the greenwood shade.'        And when the princess opened the door the frog came in, and slept upon her pillow as before, till the morning broke. And the third night he did the same. But when the princess awoke on the following morning she was astonished to see, instead of the frog, a handsome prince, gazing on her with the most beautiful eyes she had ever seen and standing at the head of her bed.  Photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015~

‘Open the door, my princess dear,
Open the door to thy true love here!
And mind the words that thou and I said
By the fountain cool, in the greenwood shade.’
And when the princess opened the door the frog came in, and slept upon her pillow as before, till the morning broke. And the third night he did the same. But when the princess awoke on the following morning she was astonished to see, instead of the frog, a handsome prince, gazing on her with the most beautiful eyes she had ever seen and standing at the head of her bed.
Photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015~


Tulip…

 A famous legend from Turkish lore tells of a handsome prince named Farhad who was stricken with love for the fair maid, Shirin. One day he heard that she had been killed, and in his grief, mounted his favorite horse and galloped over a cliff to his death. It is said that from each droplet of his blood, a scarlet tulip sprang up, making the flower an historic symbol of perfect love. Photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 1015 ~

A famous legend from Turkish lore tells of a handsome prince named Farhad who was stricken with love for the fair maid, Shirin. One day he heard that she had been killed, and in his grief, mounted his favorite horse and galloped over a cliff to his death. It is said that from each droplet of his blood, a scarlet tulip sprang up, a symbol of perfect love.
Photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 1015 ~


Under the Tiger Lillies…

There will always be a treasure to find... Graphite Drawing by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015 ~

There will always be a treasure to find…
Graphite Drawing by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015 ~


Phyche

PSYCHE (Psuchê), that is, "breath" or "the soul,"... She was once a mortal princess whose astounding beauty earned the ire of Aphrodite when men turned their worship from goddess to girl. Photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015 ~

PSYCHE (Psuchê), that is, “breath” or “the soul,”… She was once a mortal princess whose astounding beauty earned the ire of Aphrodite when men turned their worship from goddess to girl.
Photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015 ~


Flidais

The wild spirit of nature, Flidais... who can shapeshift into the form of a red or white deer. Photography by Anatasia Traina ~ 2015~

The wild spirit of nature, Flidais… who can shapeshift into the form of a red or white deer.
Photography by Anatasia Traina ~ 2015~


The Mighty Faun

And so begins my fourth year of photographing the enchanted little women of the McDonald family...

And so begins my fourth year of photographing the enchanted little women of the McDonald family…


The Watery Progress of Sophronia Simone from Thimble Tarn!

The Watery Creation of Sophronia Simone from Thimble Tarn! Graphite drawing and good words by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015~

The Watery Creation of Sophronia Simone from Thimble Tarn and her Whirlygig!
Watercolor and good words by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015~


The Graphite Creation of Sophronia Simone from Thimble Tarn!

Graphite drawing and good words by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015~

Graphite drawing and good words by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015~

Sophronia Simone lived contently on a Saffron farm for it had tons of enormous daffodilly charm…

To be continued in, “The Curious Tales of Thimble Tarn,” coming soonishly!