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

Posts tagged “enchanted creatures

Tanaquill, the Faery Queen

saraWhat angel wakes me from my flowery bed?

Sara Cooke, (Artist and Mother to the McDonald Sisters) as Tanaquill from the Artist Underwater Series

Underwater photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2016~


Ruby’s Metamorphosis

IMG_6897I have had the great privilege to be able to photograph the magical McDonald Sisters for the last five years…  and when I look over the photographs we have taken (a mere fraction of which I have posted) their metamorphosis into womanhood has been nothing short of astonishingly miraculous…  breathtaking, really.  And perhaps, when I began this project I did not truly understand the scope, or how tremendously moving it would be for me, the grandness of witnessing each of these tender buds, blossom into such beautifully unique flowers.  For in this photograph of Ruby, the youngest, it has become crystal clear to me that she is shedding her little red childhood cloak and bravely moving forward into the forest of the future and what ever may come her way… So I just want to humbly say, thank you for all the light and ticklish wonderment you have shared with me.  No, this is not the end, but nearly, and I wanted to leave you with my one wish for all of you, expressed so wondrously by  Maya Angelou, in  a letter she wrote to her daughter ~

“I am convinced that most people do not grow up…We marry and dare to have children and call that growing up. I think what we do is mostly grow old. We carry accumulation of years in our bodies, and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias.”

With much love and muchiness, I thank you!

oxox,

Ana

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 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 ~


Will-O-The-Wisp…

Photography by Anastasia Traina

Photography by Anastasia Traina


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~


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 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!


Leafing Through

graphite drawing and watercolor by Anastasia Traina ~ 2105 ~

graphite drawing and watercolor by Anastasia Traina ~ 2105 ~


Winston’s Imaginatorium Preview

Graphite drawing by Anastasia Traina ~2013~

Graphite drawing by Anastasia Traina ~2015~