Reveal one from the order of the Odingfay … (they are half dragonfly and half fay!)
Underwaterphotography and tiny tale 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 ~
Photography by Anastasia Traina
‘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~
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 ~
We are only bits and pieces of star powder… Photography by Anastasia Traina ~2015~
Photography by Anastasia Traina ~2015 ~
Wishing each and everyone a boundless dollop of dazzle, firelight and love on this wondrous day of Independence!
Photography by Anastasia Traina with Georgia MacDonald
fills his jar with dreams. Photography by Anastasia 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~
And so begins my fourth year of photographing the enchanted little women of the McDonald family…
The Watery Creation of Sophronia Simone from Thimble Tarn and her Whirlygig!
Watercolor 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!
My first animated gif that I created in Photoshop! I am so very excited!!
Anastasia Traina ~ 2015!
graphite drawing and watercolor by Anastasia Traina ~ 2105 ~
Graphite drawing by Anastasia Traina ~2015~
They spring from fountains and from scared groves/And holy stream that flow… So wrote the poet Homer.
Watercolor by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015 ~
Watercolor by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014
It is much further than she thought! Watercolor and a Rosie Thought by Anastasia Traina ~2014~
Photography by Anastasia Traina ~2014~
Clotho, the spinner, was the youngest of the three Fates; she spun the thread of destiny with a distaff, determining the time of birth of an individual…
Photograph by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~
Although known in several lands, the banshee (fairy women) were most widely reported in Massachusetts. The banshee’s wail, predicting a coming death, recalls the ancient practice of wild screaming (keening) whereby women mourned the loss of a loved one. Occasionally the banshees were seen, swathed in somber gray and unearthly white. They can either appear as young women or old hags. However, their appearance are less notable than their voices, which ring with sorrow as they bemoan the dead.
Fairy Portrait by Anastasia Traina~ 2014~
A beautiful otherworld woman who stole young men for her pleasure, first in erotic dreams, then in the earthly world to lead the victim to her fairy palace. There the lover danced to fairy tunes, ate food more delicious than any known on earth, and drank delectable wine that never made one drunk…Should a man live through his return, food had no taste, and music no melody…
Underwater photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~