Valentine’s Dilemma

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Dear Friends,

Happy Valentine’s Day is a tricky time for you. The pressure to please your partner can be unbearable. Here is a good and not expensive solution. Only 25 cents (minimum price) and you have an originally designed card, which you can just download and print. Imagine how surprised your loved one can be. Valentine’s Day does not to be full of roses, champagne toasts and dinner at expensive restaurant. Actually, it should be something personal, very intimate and from the bottom of your heart. I designed my card with all that thoughts in my mind. Just for you, because you know I love you all! Click here and buy Card. http://payhip.com/b/fu3n

Only for you 15% OFF if you share at your social networks!

Love you all,

Yours Ann

P.S. As my present for the upcoming holiday  I am publishing a wonderful film to enjoy at this weekend, stay in tune!

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Freezing of Water Painted by…

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 Hello to you, my Friends! I am happy to see you silently browsing my blog pages. Hope you have some fun. This week our Mother Nature was especially generous for lovely surprises. She met dear Madam Weather and they agreed to have a painting masterclass. Look, what they’ve made:     Frozen Branch

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We are very visual creatures.  Our love of images lies with our cognition and ability to pay attention. Images are able to grab our attention easily, we are immediately drawn to them. These are facts know to that two ladies whose pictures are just…help me with a proper adjective please? Comment, comment, comment…

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Don’t be greedy for compliments. These two artists were extremely successful today. Colors, shades, shapes are chosen so elegantly right. My eyes are beaming with pleasure, and yours? Not…hm…then one more image…

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How odd is that the most beautiful things are most simple ones. They just wondered through that thick trees and enjoyed what they saw. Together with their simple equipment they managed to capture this innocent beauty and show to you. They felt themselves artists who can transform that live images into a picture that can hang on somebody’s wall or be presented as a greeting card. Do not know whether they were enough skillful, but their results are given here and available for download. In case some of you particularly like one of the image (or all of them) and would like to have then in original size or designed for special occasion as a greeting card, you may contact me via comment folder and I’ll provide you with all the required details ( I am their delegated agent). Everything is possible, art has no restrictions and borders. we can always spread it to be able to evaluate and treasure. A nice picture can always cheer you up in any season or weather, right, my Friends?

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Have a sweet weekend! Enjoy the simplest!

Love you all,

Yours Ann

P.S. Who is curious about new episode of Fun Time with Ann?

 

 

 

Christmas Message to the World!

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My dear little Friends, today many of you celebrate a very magical evening, Christmas Eve. And I cannot leave this occasion without my special attention. I would not like to take lots of your time, since this evening is very family one, when everybody gather together to celebrate the birth of our Lord.

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The holidays bring back memories, an appreciation of all the happy times we have shared. My Christmas message for you, at this special time of year, may your home be filled with happiness and laughter where memories are made. Good times, good memories and the love of family is one of the best we could every receive.  NEVER FEEL PAIN OR LOSS. A special Christmas prayer that God above will bless you and your family with peace and happiness this season.Hopes that your home be filled with laughter, your spirit warm and gay. The peace of the season, may it bring harmony to your heart, happiness to your life and joy to your world. LET IT BE PEACE AT EVERY CORNER OF THIS PLANET, NEVER HEAR ANY SIGN OF WAR ANYMORE! I am so thankful and feel very fortunate to have great friends like you not only at Christmas but the whole year through. A very Merry Christmas to you and those you consider dear.

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And if you did not watch my Christmas Episode yet, here is your second chance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeAgg7NffPw

Merry Christmas! Frohe Weihnachten! Joyeux Noël! Vrolijk Kerstfeest!  Vesele Vanoce! Glædelig Jul! Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi! Hyvaa Joulua! Kala Christouyenna! Boldog Karacsonyt! Gleoileg jol! Buon Natale! Priecïgus Ziemassvtkus! Linksmų Kalėdų! Wesolych Swiat! Craciun Felicit! Feliz Natal!  Vesel Bozic!Feliz Navidad!  God jul! Schoni Wiehnachte!

Love you all!

Yours Ann

Kyiv in Christmas Postcards

My city, Kyiv, is especially beautiful in pre-Christmas white season. Though every city (or village) takes its best sparkling outfit on during winter holidays. Don’t know which color in trend this season, but white seems to be still popular. I am looking out of my window and admire fluffy snowflakes dancing in the frosty air. Lady Winter has landed in Kyiv and covered everything with snow carpets. 

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“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. “
John Burroughs

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“Welcome, winter. Your late dawns and chilled breath make me lazy, but I love you nonetheless. “
Terri Guillemets

8All postcards can be purchased at my internet store https://www.redbubble.com/people/anrostudio/shop/postcards?cat_context=u-stationery&ref=shop_product_refinement

Let us catch this joyful Christmas spirit!

Love you all,

Yours Ann

P.S. Christmas Special episode of Fun Time with Ann is already in sleigh. Ho-ho-ho!

Spread the Holiday Joy

Hello, hello, my dear Friends! Don’t you feel that Christmas spirit is chasing you. I do. Today I got a new promotion code to have a BIG 20% DISCOUNT FOR EVERYTHING in my shop, let’s have a look what I can offer to you today:

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“Christmas gift suggestions: to your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.” Oren Arnold

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“Christmas is not just a time for festivity and merry making. It is more than that. It is a time for the contemplation of eternal things. The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.” ~ J. C. Penney

Christmas to me is the reason to spread joy to this world. Just for a second I would like to turn this very often cruel world into a little island of kindness, happiness, warmth and forgiveness. The ideal world where I can see no war, no deaths, no illness, no betrayal, no cheating, no lies…you may call it Utopia, however, I believe that it exists down deep in every your heart, you still dream about it and sometimes even witness it. Let us make this Christmas special and present each other a little piece of joy. It is not necessary to be something materialistic, it can be just a smile, a word or a deed. Anything you want, anything you can. Christmas Spread Joy Challenge, what do you think? As to myself I am going to present you something which is very dear to me, my own piece of joy, my new video that is born in this moment and will be presented to you in my next post. I invite you to join this Challenge and SPREAD YOUR JOY! Let us make SOMETHING UNIQUE THIS 2016 PASSING BY, are you in???

“I love the Christmas-tide, and yet,
I notice this, each year I live;
I always like the gifts I get,
But how I love the gifts I give!”

 Carolyn Wells

Love you all,

Yours Ann

Love is the Dawn of Marriage, and Marriage is the Sunset of Love

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” ~Mohandas Gandhi

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Though my photo equipment is pretty modest I managed to capture several breathtaking sunsets presented by this Fall. We all are busy nowadays and any opportunity to look up is being treasured. At one of the evening strolls I caught several pictures of splashy pallette that made me wonder whether there is yet anything more beautiful. I am sure that nature will never stop surprising me.

The setting sun, and the music at the close, As the last taste of sweets, is sweetest last, Writ in rememberance more than long things past.” ~William Shakespeare

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Aw, Will, your fantastic ability to give your observations a poetic touch is overwhelming. Both the picture (made by a very modest photographer) and the quote (written by the talented poet) make me enjoy the life. Such divine moments exactly help me understand why life is so wonderful. I almost hear “It’s a Beautiful Life” in my ears. Don’t you? I will ask to add music button below.

When do you think the Sun has completely set? Think a bit….Who said that?

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The Earth’s air bends the image of the Sun upward, so we can still see the Sun even though it is physically below the horizon. The light is bent upward by just about the same size as the Sun, so when the lower limb of the Sun just kisses the horizon it’s actually already set. I confess I am not that smart, the answer I found in one of the magazines! But maybe you know that without a hint!

Do not forget to look at the sky today, tomorrow, always, and you might be impressed with what you see. Probably time will stop and your eyes can admire the view…just like now!

In case you are interested my Sunset Collection is available at my shop: http://www.redbubble.com/people/anrostudio?ref=artist_title_name

Wish you many beautiful sunsets! Let me know if you watch sunset this night!

Take care,

Yours Ann

October’s Riot

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“October proved a riot a riot to the senses and climaxed those giddy last weeks before Halloween.”
― Keith Donohue

Hello, hello, my dear little Friends! It has been a week since I talked to you last time. So, how are you doing? I felt that there is something in October air or atmosphere in general that put me on riot. Perhaps this gloomy rainy weather. Or shorter daylight. Usually I try to find a good explanation to everything that works wrong. It seems not this time. Longer nights help me think more and realize too much. I refuse to accept more materlialistic things. I would like to beleve so much in real friendship. I still hope that good wins over evil. Yet world shows me the opposite.

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My nice buddy, Mr Brain, reminds me to guard my senses and do not stay somewhere in between, but come back to usually accepted rules of human existance. They were not established by us, thus we have to obey them. Huh. The last chance to protest is to be creative and try to decorate this world with something made with love. This is exactly how I came across to opening doors to a new shop at :https://society6.com/anrostudio

Below and up you can find two original designs made by me. A slim fit T-shirt (available for men as well) and duvet, which are today can be purchased with 15% +free shipping discount (till midnight), are presented in my shop. Surely many other useful and interesting products can be find. There is a big choice and many discounts almost every day.

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Moreover, today in my redbubble shop there is a BIG SALE DAY, 20% OFF EVERYTHING. Get ready for a sitewide sale on October 17. Use unique code twentyoff-Anrostudio that I share only with you, my Friends!!! Do not hesitate and visit my shop, where you can find not only various products, but also useful information on each photo. It is such fun! http://www.redbubble.com/people/anrostudio?asc=u

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Latest news for today is that I am currently working on my new episode of Fun Time!  It is a rioting October. No rules, no restrictions, no obey, just follow your passion and visit my shops!

Happy Autumn Week!

Love you all,

Yours Ann

The Best of Summer

“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” (Charles Bowdan)

Recalling summer days is the most rewarding activity. It brings a broad smile to my face and a playful sparkle to my eyes. I felt a surge to reproduce the best of my summer and demonstrate it to you. I do miss my summer. It occurred to me that I did not say goodbye to the hot season when everything or anything is possible. So now let me tell you, dear Miss Summer, a couple of warm words.

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“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.” ―Deb Caletti

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Summer does open the door to the brightest world ever. There you can enjoy the longest days and shortest nights, you can taste a variety of fruits and vegetables, and you can relax and let yourself being silly. Sometimes summer might be a bit wearisome due to extremely high temperatures that drank the water from our bodies. During such period our brain melts and we feel not so happy. All we need then is to leave everything and escape to some perfect place where the body and mind will dance in harmony.

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“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”―John Lubbock

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The place for being idle found me and I could not resist its beauty and calmness. My feet freely walked on the grass, between apple trees and flowers. My eyes caught the joyful glimpses of sunrise and sunset. My hands touched the gifts of the generous season. My mind was emptied from any thoughts. Or perhaps these thoughts were so natural that they were invisible or unreadable. A pretty awesome feeling when your mind is easy and light as a summer butterfly.

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Without wings

My weightless mind

Helps me to touch the sky…

“But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.”― Stephen King

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 That was a good time. That was the best of our times. Those were you and I, my dear Summer, old Buddy, and that was the time for us!

 Hold on…it is not the end of my story. Now everything what you read is going to be put in several scenes, edited and shown to you. Stay in touch!

 Also let me invite you to my souvenirs photo shop where you can find many lovely presents for you and your loved ones. 20% off Use TOOTH20. Thank you for your attention and time!

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Love you all!

 Yours Ann

A Wake Up Scene

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The first morning sunlight gently sneaks through the tiny holes of the shutter at her window. It cunningly teases the tightly closed eyelashes. No motion. Few second later the sunlight intensifies its effect and tries to squeeze its brighter beams through the narrow gaps of the window barriers. Every possibly efforts are directed at the sticky bars of the asleep eyelashes. The sound accompaniment joins the game. A cock wakes up the surroundings with his cock-a-doodle-doo song. Now ears are in game too. It is a foul play. As light as butterfly eyelashes give up in the unfair battle. They slightly shimmer and the lungs stop inhaling smoothly. Electric impulses are traveling through the body parts in search of something.  The legs and arms twitch convulsively.  Blood circulation becomes more evident. The other pressing needs give a red light. The deep sound sleep is interrupted. There is no way to come there back and hide from the signs of the brand new day…

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And now, my dear Friends, what will you tell me if I promise to demonstrate this scene to you via short film? Will it be of interest to you? What will you say?

See you soon! Until I choose the pajamas, I kindly invite you to check my shop and pick up something (postcards, greeting cards, pillows, cups, canvas, posters, T-shirts, skirts, bags, phone and tablets cases, notebooks and etc) for yourself and your loved ones:   http://www.redbubble.com/people/anrostudio/shop/recent?ref=sort_order_change_recent

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The Eye of The Sea Fairy Tales

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Morskie Oko (the Eye of the Sea) is the largest lake in the Tatra Mountains, Zakopane, Poland.  A long time ago here were only forests, fields and meadows. A noble Polish gentleman who called himself Sea lived here. He had a pretty daughter. One Hungarian Prince fell in love with her and asked her father for her hand. However,  such marriage was not meant to be, since the Prince was not a Pole. Once Sea had been called to set out with the king on a military expedition. Before setting off Sea had locked his daughter in the monastery and threatened to curse her if she would disobey his order and run away with the Prince. His daughter became reconciled with her lot. Thus, Prince was not ready to give up. He decided to conquer his beloved girl’s heart with the help of jewels. Forest fairies who saw all his presents predicted that Prince would be rich soon and decided to help him They showed him a secret path to the castle. Shortly afterwards Prince together with his powerful army had conquered the castle on the top of the hill and married the girl. Unfortunately, Sea did not come back from his military mission and his daughter cried so long and desperately that her tears became a lake

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Many centuries ago local habitats thought that this lake was secretly connected with Mediterranean Sea. It was believed that trunks with gold and jewelry were traveling through that passages and arrived to the lake where seamen collected them. Therefore locals dived to this lake to look for treasures. All their efforts were useless, many of the divers had never come back…

Nowadays Morskie Oko is the most attractive lake for the tourists. It is not so easy to reach, you have to walk approximately 9 km on foot. Alternatively, you can choose a cart with horses. The lake is quite large, walking around will take some time. It is one of the most popular attractions to not only foreigners, but Polish tourists as well. You may be lucky to witness even some wedding shooting on its banks.

The Eye of the Sea is not anymore a pool of girls’ tears or a death place for gold divers, it became one of the most beautiful and important lakes to be visited. Its past mysterious pictures are mixed  with its present happy images. So many feet walked there and so many pictures made. So many legends are made up, and so many memories are stored. Perhaps mine are the modest ones, but they still made with passion for nature and its designs. I love your designs, dear Lady Nature! Thank you for the inspiration! I owe you a lot!

And what are the sources of your inspiration?

I’d love to hear your comments!

Thank you and happy Thursday!

Yours Ann

P.S. My webshop designs are available as usually: http://www.redbubble.com/people/anrostudio/works/22669555-morskie-oko-back-to-history