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

Posts tagged “enchanated garden

The Damselfly

IMG_6268 copyAnd so begins my fifth year of photographing the enchanted and most endearing little women of the McDonald family… I chose to start this year with the Damselfly as it represents the magical sense of self that comes when we enter womanhood… I also love the lore, they are of the family that the dragonfly belongs to, Odonata, which are believed to have been related to the Damselflies and the myth that the they were once Dragons.

Photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2016~


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


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 ~


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~


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!


Winston’s Imaginatorium Preview

Graphite drawing by Anastasia Traina ~2013~

Graphite drawing by Anastasia Traina ~2015~


Song of Four Fairies

Song of Four Fairies

They spring from fountains and from scared groves/And holy stream that flow… So wrote the poet Homer.

Watercolor by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015 ~


The Holiday Wreath Preview Part 3

Watercolor by Anastasia Traina ~2015

Watercolor by Anastasia Traina ~2015


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


The Ensorcelli

Watercolor by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~

Watercolor by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~


Tis Time!

Hushedly, the Witching Belle chimed near the great castle of Belvedere, Whispering her enchanted warning on the October wind, far and near~ Sounding  out to all the little  children, “ Please don’t pluck the plant people, my dears.” Lest, double, double toil and trouble, sliver’d in the moon’s eclipse you shall all disappear! Graphite drawing and Tolling by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~

Hushedly, the Witching Belle chimed near the great castle of Belvedere,
Whispering her enchanted warning on the October wind, far and near~
Sounding out to all the little children, “ Please don’t pluck the plant people, my dears.”
Lest, double, double toil and trouble, sliver’d in the moon’s eclipse you shall all disappear!
Graphite drawing and Tolling by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~


October

The morning’s light climbed with such a particular hue that  No rose-colored glasses were necessary that day. In the afternoon the whooshing sound of the blackbirds echoed a sweet song of comfort as they leafed in unison from one golden birch, to the next…  And in the pine scented evening, with only ghosts to keep one company  a shower of ladybugs was a most unexpected elation! Pen and Ink and thought by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~

The morning’s light climbed with such a particular hue that
No rose-colored glasses were necessary that day.
In the afternoon the whooshing sound of the blackbirds echoed
a sweet song of comfort as they leafed in unison from one golden birch,
to the next…
And in the pine scented evening, with only ghosts to keep one company
a shower of ladybugs was a most unexpected elation!
Pen and Ink and thought by Anastasia Traina ~ 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~

 


Merryweather

 

Underwater fairy portrait by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~

Underwater fairy portrait by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~


Underneath Queen Anne’s Lace

Graphite drawing by Anastasia Traina ~2014 ~

Graphite drawing by Anastasia Traina ~2014 ~


The Black Swan…

Sheds her feathers... Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014~

Sheds her feathers… Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014~


Image

Whenever you can….

Whenever you can....

sway like a tulip in the wind!
Pen and Indian Ink and Bon Mot by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~