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Pyramus and Thisbe!

A very touching love story that is sure to move anyone who reads it is that of Pyramus and Thisbe. Theirs was a selfless love and they made sure that even in death, they were together. Pyramus was the most handsome man and was childhood friend of Thisbe, the fairest maiden in Babylonia. They both lived in neighboring homes and fell in love with each other as they grew up together. However, their parents were dead against them marrying each other. So one night just before the crack of dawn, while everyone was asleep, they decided to slip out of their homes and meet in the nearby fields near a mulberry tree. Thisbe reached there first. As she waited under the tree, she saw a lion coming near the spring close by to quench its thirst. Its jaws were bloody. When Thisbe saw this horrifying sight, she panicked and ran to hide in some hollow rocks nearby. As she was running, she dropped her veil. The lion came near and picked up the veil in his bloody jaws. At that moment, Pyramus reaches near the mulberry tree and sees Thisbe's veil in the jaws of the lion. He is completely devastated. Shattered, he pierces his chest with his own sword. Unknown to what just happened, Thisbe is still hiding in the rocks due to the fear of the lion. When she comes out after sometime, she sees what her lover did to himself. She is totally shattered when she sees the sword piercing right through her lover's chest. She also takes the sword and kills herself. Underwater Photography by Anastasia Traina ~2015~

A very touching love story that is sure to move anyone who reads it is that of Pyramus and Thisbe. Theirs was a selfless love and they made sure that even in death, they were together. Pyramus was the most handsome man and was childhood friend of Thisbe, the fairest maiden in Babylonia. They both lived in neighboring homes and fell in love with each other as they grew up together. However, their parents were dead against them marrying each other. So one night just before the crack of dawn, while everyone was asleep, they decided to slip out of their homes and meet in the nearby fields near a mulberry tree. Thisbe reached there first. As she waited under the tree, she saw a lion coming near the spring close by to quench its thirst. Its jaws were bloody. When Thisbe saw this horrifying sight, she panicked and ran to hide in some hollow rocks nearby. As she was running, she dropped her veil. The lion came near and picked up the veil in his bloody jaws. At that moment, Pyramus reaches near the mulberry tree and sees Thisbe’s veil in the jaws of the lion. He is completely devastated. Shattered, he pierces his chest with his own sword. Unknown to what just happened, Thisbe is still hiding in the rocks due to the fear of the lion. When she comes out after sometime, she sees what her lover did to himself. She is totally shattered when she sees the sword piercing right through her lover’s chest. She also takes the sword and kills herself.
Underwater Photography by Anastasia Traina ~2015~

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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


Daphnis and Chloe

Photo by Anastasia Traina ~2014~

Photo by Anastasia Traina ~2014~


The Process of Creating Bitsy!

 BITSY the Heaviest Butterfly and RAFF the Tenderest Reed: A New Picture Book Written by David Caudle Bitsy and Raff is a timeless story of the power of friendship into vivid life through the beautiful, magical illustrations of Anastasia Traina!


BITSY the Heaviest Butterfly and RAFF the Tenderest Reed: A New Picture Book
Written by David Caudle
Bitsy and Raff is a timeless story of the power of friendship into vivid life through the beautiful, magical illustrations of Anastasia Traina!


The Lepidoptera Lives

Animation and watercolor by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~

Animation and watercolor by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~


The Lepidoptera

I just finished this Lepidoptera watercolor... now all I  need to do is animate it for Bitsy and Raff's Indiegogo campaign film. Wish me luck! Watercolor by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~

I just finished this Lepidoptera watercolor… now all I need to do is animate it for Bitsy and Raff’s Indiegogo campaign film. Wish me luck! Watercolor by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~


Bitsy & Raff

BITSY (the heaviest Butterfly) AND RAFF (the tenderest Reed)
Is a heartwarming anti-bullying tale about courage, the miraculous power of friendship, and (of course) love!

A Children’s Book Written by the Wondrous David Caudle & Illustrated & Animated by
Anastasia Traina


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A Wednesday Doodle!

A Wednesday Doodle!

Extraordinary friends are very hard to come by and should be celebrated every chance one gets!
doodle by ana traina