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

Posts tagged “children’s poem

A Bitsy and Raff News Flash!

Just sittin' around on my Leccinum insigne waitin' for my Bitsy and Raff Special Edition to arrive!! I hear it is ponderiffic!! https://www.etsy.com/…/194…/bitsy-and-raffs-special-edition… Graphite drawing by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015~ Bitsy and Raff's photo.

Just sittin’ around on my Leccinum insigne waitin’ for my Bitsy and Raff Special Edition to arrive!! I hear it is ponderiffic!! Graphite drawing by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015~
Bitsy and Raff’s photo.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/194930783/bitsy-and-raffs-special-edition?ref=shop_home_active_1


ABOUT BITSY AND RAFF’S SPECIAL EDITION ARE HERE!!! Written by the wondrous wordsmith, David Caudle, and illustrated by Anastasia Traina

Greetings to all… First we like to say a very heartfelt thanks to all those who have already helped us to bring, BITSY the Heaviest Butterfly and RAFF the Tenderest Reed: A New Picture Book, a timeless story of the power of friendship into vivid life through the beautiful, wondrous illustrations of Anastasia Traina! You have all made this such a magical experience for both David and I, and it is that very feeling of magic that we hope to share with others. We have not yet offer BITSY AND RAFF to any mainstream publisher, and it is very likely we will work with such an entity to produce a trade edition with the aid of our wondrous agent Allison Cohen at the helm. But before we submit to the challenges and compromises of the marketplace, we had hope to create a truly special volume, befitting an heirloom. So with that said, we are very proud that Bitsy and Raff’s Special Edition has fulfill our vision past even our own expectations. Bitsy and Raff is now all prim and proper, and ready to go to the presses, so that we may bring (very soonishly) to all those who supported our campaign their Special Limited Edition... However, before we do this we would like to extend to you our final offer of ordering your very own Special Edition of Bitsy and Raff! Due to the overwhelming response we have created a very limited supply of signed copies available for purchase!! Also available are the Bitsy and Raff Tee-shirts for only ten dollars if purchased with a Bitsy and Raff book!! Wishing you all buckets of bluebells, David, Anastasia and Scott  https://www.etsy.com/listing/194930783/bitsy-and-raffs-special-edition?ref=shop_home_active_1

Greetings to all…
First we like to say a very heartfelt thanks to all those who have already helped us to bring, BITSY the Heaviest Butterfly and RAFF the Tenderest Reed: A New Picture Book, a timeless story of the power of friendship into vivid life through the beautiful, wondrous illustrations of Anastasia Traina!
You have all made this such a magical experience for both David and I, and it is that very feeling of magic that we hope to share with others.
We have not yet offer BITSY AND RAFF to any mainstream publisher, and it is very likely we will work with such an entity to produce a trade edition with the aid of our wondrous agent Allison Cohen at the helm. But before we submit to the challenges and compromises of the marketplace, we had hope to create a truly special volume, befitting an heirloom.
So with that said, we are very proud that Bitsy and Raff’s Special Edition has fulfill our vision past even our own expectations. Bitsy and Raff is now all prim and proper, and ready to go to the presses, so that we may bring (very soonishly) to all those who supported our campaign their Special Limited Edition… However, before we do this we would like to extend to you our final offer of ordering your very own Special Edition of Bitsy and Raff!
Due to the overwhelming response we have created a very limited supply of signed copies available for purchase!! Also available are the Bitsy and Raff Tee-shirts for only ten dollars if purchased with a Bitsy and Raff book!!
Wishing you all buckets of bluebells,
David, Anastasia and Scott
https://www.etsy.com/listing/194930783/bitsy-and-raffs-special-edition?ref=shop_home_active_1

jlasdkj


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!


I am…

 Graphite drawing by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015 ~

Good Word and Graphite drawing by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015 ~

I am but the star dust that tumbles

I am but the twig that snaps beneath your umbels

I am but the gentle breeze that rustles inside the leafless trees

And yet, I am all this if only you believe.


Curious Stories of Thimble Tarn, Begins!

I have such exciting news to share with you all!  I have started the painting portion of the already written… Curious Stories of Thimble Tarn… it will be written and illustrated by me, Anastasia Traina ~2015 http://wp.me/p22olG-q8Curious Stories of Thimble Tarn_Page_1May May 2064

Dearest MayMay spinning Spring,
See how she loves all the living things.
She spins the sky such a marvelous French blue,
Yes, I have heard it said, and I believe it’s true.
With each spin that is spun, a fairy’s wish she hath done!


A Snowy Reminder!

BITSY AND RAFF IS NOW ALL PRIM AND PROPER, AND READY TO GO TO THE PRESSES, SO THAT WE MAY BRING (VERY SOONISHLY, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, NOT BEFORE CHRISTMAS OR CHANUKKA) TO ALL THOSE WHO SUPPORTED OUR CAMPAIGN THEIR SPECIAL EDITION OF BITSY AND RAFF! HOWEVER, BEFORE WE DO THIS WE LIKE TO EXTEND TO YOU OUR FINAL OFFER OF ORDERING YOUR VERY OWN SPECIAL EDITION OF BITSY AND RAFF! AND HERE IS WHERE YOU CAN, CHECK THE LINK BELOW… https://www.etsy.com/listing/194930783/bitsy-and-raffs-special-edition

BITSY AND RAFF IS NOW ALL PRIM AND PROPER, AND READY TO GO TO THE PRESSES, SO THAT WE MAY BRING (VERY SOONISHLY, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, NOT BEFORE CHRISTMAS OR CHANUKKA) TO ALL THOSE WHO SUPPORTED OUR CAMPAIGN THEIR SPECIAL EDITION OF BITSY AND RAFF!
HOWEVER, BEFORE WE DO THIS WE LIKE TO EXTEND TO YOU OUR FINAL OFFER
OF ORDERING YOUR VERY OWN SPECIAL EDITION OF BITSY AND RAFF! AND HERE
IS WHERE YOU CAN, CHECK THE LINK BELOW…
https://www.etsy.com/listing/194930783/bitsy-and-raffs-special-edition


Jingle Bugs!

kjsafjdakslj

HARK THE HERALD JINGLE BUGS SINGS, JUST 11 MORE DAYS TO BUY BITSY BLING!!! BITSY AND RAFF IS NOW ALL PRIM AND PROPER, AND READY TO GO TO THE PRESSES, SO THAT WE MAY BRING (VERY SOONISHLY, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, NOT BEFORE CHRISTMAS OR CHANUKKA) TO ALL THOSE WHO SUPPORTED OUR CAMPAIGN THEIR SPECIAL EDITION OF BITSY AND RAFF!
HOWEVER, BEFORE WE DO THIS WE LIKE TO EXTEND TO YOU OUR FINAL OFFER
OF ORDERING YOUR VERY OWN SPECIAL EDITION OF BITSY AND RAFF! AND HERE
IS WHERE YOU CAN, CHECK THE LINK BELOW…
https://www.etsy.com/…/1949…/bitsy-and-raffs-special-edition


The Exclamation Point of BITSY AND RAFF!

io with ds

BITSY AND RAFF IS NOW ALL PRIM AND PROPER, AND READY TO GO TO THE PRESSES, SO THAT WE MAY BRING (VERY SOONISHLY, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, NOT BEFORE CHRISTMAS OR CHANUKKA) TO ALL THOSE WHO SUPPORTED OUR CAMPAIGN THEIR SPECIAL EDITION OF BITSY AND RAFF!
HOWEVER, BEFORE WE DO THIS WE LIKE TO EXTEND TO YOU OUR FINAL OFFER OF ORDERING YOUR VERY OWN SPECIAL EDITION OF BITSY AND RAFF! AND HERE IS WHERE YOU CAN, CHECK THE LINK BELOW…
OUR OFFER ENDS DEC. 19TH…

Bitsy and Raff’s Cover!

Bitsy and Raff is now all prim and proper, and ready to go to the presses, so that we may bring (very soonishly) to all those who supported our campaign their Special Limited Edition… All thanks to Ms. Kelli Bosko!! However, before we do this we would like to extend to you our final offer of ordering your very own Special Edition of Bitsy and Raff! And here is how you can, just go to… https:/www.etsy.com/listing/ 194930783/bitsy-and-raffs-special-edition? Offer ends Dec. 19th.
With much love and muchness,
from all of us at Bitsy and Raff


A BITSY AND RAFF UPDATE!

AND HERE IS A WORKING LINK TO BUY YOUR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION OF BITSY AND RAFF... https://www.etsy.com/listing/194930783/bitsy-and-raffs-special-edition?

AND HERE IS A WORKING LINK TO BUY YOUR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION OF BITSY AND RAFF… https://www.etsy.com/listing/194930783/bitsy-and-raffs-special-edition?


Twas the Night Before Christmas with a Twist!

Watercolor and adaptation by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013~

Watercolor and adaptation by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013~

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the forest
Not a creature was stirring, not even a little tourist.
The old bitter-sweets were hung on the birches with care,
In hopes that Mr. Bertram B. Sweets would soon be there.

The Elfin-children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Mr. B. B. Sweets danced in their heads.
Why you know who he is, he’s the greatest, the expansive Acorn Keeper.
Not to be confused with the very grim reaper.

When out on the pond there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bough to see what was the matter.
Away to the Oak branch I flew like a flash,
Tore open the bark and threw up the downy ash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to woodland below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature Souris de Fleur, bringing lots of good cheer.

With a little odd smile, all peppered with joy and peace,
I knew in a moment it must be Mr. Bertram B. Sweets.

He was dressed all in red, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with compost and soot.
A bundle of fertilizer he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! His dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And tucked all the flowers in, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up in the sky he rose!

He sprang to his pea pod, and then gave a whistle,
And away he flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good winter’s night!”

Here is wishing you Joy, Good Health, and may all your dreams come true in 2014!

Love,
Ana


Image

Nanny Fern O’ Byrne

Nanny+FernNanny Fern O’ Byrne
had many a thing to learn,
like, how to use a butter churn,
or even polish a coffee urn.
For Nanny Fern O’ Byrne
had more urgent concerns…

Like, taking care of Ms. Pippa Hints.
Making extra sure that she
never, never ate too many peppermints…
or ever had any reason to wear
those grim and ghastly shin splints.
For heaven only knows!
She just might meet (ribbit) Mr. Prince.

Yes, the dear old nanny was quite uncanny.
Even though, she never stepped so much as a toe in East Miami!
Poem and illustration by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~


Image

Practical Reverie!

Practical Reverie!

Accountant Adella Minch lives in the Maison D’ Pear
She measuredly calls it her little castle in the air
Although, it is indeed, very much in disrepair…
Still, she can’t help thinking, if only I had a nice wingback chair.
Then, my little yardstick of a life would really be beyond compare!

Watercolor  and Poem by Ana Traina ~ 2013 ~