Bittersweet October

Dear Friends,

It is Friday, last Friday of October, and I invite you to celebrate this unique day with me and my latest video dedicated to most colorful and inspiring moments that will never come back. But, fortunately, I was able to record them and we can press play button every time when our hearts are longing for this bright fall season. I love you, Madam Autumn, and I love you, my Friends:

Hope you have a relaxing Friday evening!

Make me happy and leave a comment!

Yours Film Director

P.S. By the way, it is my 200th post! One more occasion to celebrate today! Cheers!

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Green Sunday

Trinity or Green Sunday is celebrated on the 50th day after Easter in summer in Ukraine. Starting from Friday people were in search of green branches and herbs to decorate their homes with.  And me too:

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This tradition comes from ancient Judaism, in which the Pentecost, the Feast of Harvest, was celebrated outside amongst flourishing Nature.

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The last Saturday before the Trinity Day is called “Green”. In the morning, Ukrainians went to the woods and meadows to collect herbs: thyme, tarragon,  basil, oregano, tumbles and in evening they were decorating houses with the branches of maple, basswood, and ash.

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On Sunday morning Ukrainians  in festive clothes are going to the church, which is  also decorated with flowers and branches of trees. After the church, boys and girls are heading to the woods, where they were playing games, dancing, singing songs, and joking.

There is one captivating tradition regarding wreaths,  girls usually go to the forest or to the field to make wreaths. Then they come back to the village to tie the wreaths to the birch tree. On Sunday, girls are checking their wreaths and taking them off the tree. If the wreath remains fresh, it means the girl’s family would be happy, but if the wreath withers, it is not a good sign and meant the family will be unhappy.

In ancient times Ukrainians spent this holiday at forests and fields, arranging fireplaces and dancing around, even jumping through it. Nowadays, Ukrainians also prefer going to forests, but mainly for bbq and again dancing, although this time as an after effect of horilka, ha-ha! Happy Trinity!

Oh no, do not click yet, here is the cherry on today’s pie, my trailer devoted to new project, let’s check what I’ve got for you:

And you, do you celebrate Holy Trinity? Share! Subscribe! Like!

Love you all,

Have a great weekend!

Yours Ann

P.S. In case you would like to know more about Ukrainian traditions, I am happy to announce that currently I am working on a book about Ukraine…aren’t you interested?

Japanese Year in Ukraine

2017 is the year of Japan in Ukraine. Thus, Ukrainians have a unique chance to get to know more about Japan and its culture. I was particularly lucky to visit Japanese Gardens which are presented right in the city. I felt very inspired by the seen. There is no single element or design component indicative of or required for a Japanese garden. The simplicity of Zen design is often the main finished attribute of a Japanese garden, which encompasses peace, calm and serenity. Varieties of design elements are generally incorporated to achieve the full effect of a traditional Japanese garden. Have a look:

In case you would like to know more about Japan, visit https://nice2beme.com, highly recommended!

Have a lovely week!

Love you all,

Yours Film Director

Spring Stroll with Camera

There’s nothing more exciting and challenging than a new video about spring!😊 This time it was particularly captivating since I was literary under the weather and grey clouds that were frowning at me. They were pretty against of me, did several attempts to stop me, but failed. No power can stop Ann when she holds her beloved camera and hunts for spectacular views to share. There’s always something unique to be seen through my camera lenses. Believe me It’s worse fighting against weather and any other obstacles. For some of you this video will be special one, cannot tell why – you have to watch it till the end, surprise is waiting for you…😉 I guess spring is the most generous season, isn’t it, dear artists? So much beauty in every detail that you need extra time and battery to capture them. I continue my spring journey to discover the unseen and to admire the known, are you in? Then click the magic link:

My dear Friends, remember that my reward is your sweet comment, I need them so much! Thank you!

Love you all,
Yours Film Director 😘

Blossoming Easter

My dear little Friends, Easter is approaching and this is the last week before a very important holiday that is celebrated this year at the same day by all Christians. Isn’t it great?

In Ukraine, last week before Easter is called Holy Week. This is a special week when people should find some harmony and peace with this world and with each other. No bad thoughts, no abusive language, no bad behavior, no alcohol, and etc. New beginnings come from endings, many people are able to draw a parable of their own lives and faith journey from the observances of Holy Week. We are given a chance to take a look around, to forgive and be forgiven, to experience the truth and honesty. Not even food restrictions are important as our souls purification.

The preparations for the Great Day are in full swing and many of you have a long to-do-lists. At this vanity of vanities I would like to come to your home as Easter Bunny and bring you some minutes of blossoming springtime I was lucky to observe during last weeks. Just click and relax:

“Easter is…
Joining in a birdsong,
Eying an early sunrise,
Smelling yellow daffodils,
Unbolting windows and doors,
Skipping through meadows,
Cuddling newborns,
Hoping, believing,
Reviving spent life,
Inhaling fresh air,
Sprinkling seeds along furrows,
Tracking in the mud.
Easter is the soul’s first taste of spring.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

Happy forthcoming Easter! May you be blessed and loved!

Love you all,

Yours Film Director

From Winter to Spring One Step

 

Dear Friends, do not you feel the first flavors of Spring. I believe that my new video and these spring colors will help you:

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https://www.redbubble.com/people/anrostudio/works/25357115-long-awaited-spring-colors?c=660416-spring

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Aren’t these colors make your surroundings brighter and warmer. I love first touches of Spring, they are so innocent and fresh. Spring is long awaited, spring is already in our mind, heart and soul.  The most inspiring period, especially for me, since I am engaged in a new venture. I started to write an ebook about Ukraine. 10 stories spiced with interesting and unknown information as well as decorated with unique photos. What will you say? Would it be interesting to you? I appreciate your answer. Thank you.

Have a relaxing Sunday evening and successful forthcoming working week!

Love you all,

Yours Ann