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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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

Christmas Special from AnnSanta

Good day to you, my dear little Friends! How are you doing? How is your preparation to Christmas going? Did you send your wish list to Santa? Surely you did. You have been very good, supportive Friends who inspired Ann for many creative ideas. I have to thank you a lot for your encouragement and kindness. I owe you, all of you, a big Ann’s hug. I decided to try Santa’s role on this year and prepare something special. This year my special attention has been paid to filmmaking, one of the most exciting hobbies ever. Though I cannot call it “a hobby” anymore. It has set down roots in my soul. I am bonded. I think no matter of where life brings me I will go on following my crazy passion. Don’t remember if I mentioned it, but filmmaking to me is similar to a magical clock that brings back the time. The moments can be brought back while replaying. You might say that’s not the same. But I cannot agree. Capturing the moments and replaying them may let us appreciate what has gone and reconsider some events. As life is given only once, so we have to grab them and keep in our recorded frames. One day it can be called history. History of our lives!

No more word (I have already talked a lot), just click and make me happy by leaving a comment:

And I hope to receive your answers to the question asked in my film in the comments below.

Happy Sunday! Happy forthcoming Christmas! Only one week…

Love you all,

Ho-Ho-Ho

Yours Santa

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

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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

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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

Out My Window

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Friends, you are not gonna to believe, but this is the picture out my window now! I could not resist, just quickly grab my Nikki and clicked. Yeah, it is snowing in November! It is a real date. When Autumn meets Winter. And who knows whether we will see a happy end as in When Harry Meets Sally.

At this moment I am editing my Fall episode, so do not forget to check my post soon! Aren’t you intrigued?

Love you all,

Happy Sunday! Hope you have a warmer picture out of your window now, though I do not complain, I am very fond of snow. Can’t wait to prepare snowy captures this season. Ready to catch snowballs?

Yours Ann

Art Takes Nature As Its Model

Art takes nature as its model. (Aristotle)

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Because the landscape has always been an integral part of my life, I have developed a deep sense of belonging to nature rather than feeling apart from it or above it.

(Clyde Aspevig)

Have you developed your sense of belonging to nature???

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL WHO CELEBRATES TODAY!

Do not forget that we are belong to our Mother Nature!

Love you all,

Yours Ann

When Fall Comes

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Hey, hey, hey, how are you doing, my Friends? It is high time we had a sweet chat, don’t you mind? I confess that I found myself spending more time for my crazy filmmaking. Hm, what can I say in my defense – I am just so fond of the process. Let’s say that I mellow out a lot when I can press this terrific “rec” button. I undergo metamorphosis and jump like a ball. Oh, that is so rightly said. I guess I can never be bored of it. No way. Euphoria goes through my veins and floods me. And when Fall comes everything is even more perfect. The most beautiful and creative seasons ever. Fall is the best present for every artist. It gives you everything you need. The largest choice of colors, shapes, sounds, moods and la-la-la. The most unpredictable season as well. In the morning you pull your cap over your ears and in the afternoon you take off almost everything. Today sun smiles at you and makes you feel high. Tomorrow grey clouds chase you and make you feel down.

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Dear, dear Mr Fall, what does you bring us today? Indian summer with colorful crackling leaves and delicate webs flying all over or unwelcoming dark cloudy and cold scenes accompanied with the only wish to hide under the warm blanket with an interesting book. Such a capricious Mr Fall. Yet I fell in love with your first falling leave. As I heard catching leaves in Fall brings good luck. I am willing to catch 12 for every month of the next year. Every leaf means a lucky month. I need them to fulfill my goals and dreams. And then share them with you. Today is no exception; there are new pictures to admire and new souvenirs to check (every Monday discounts, codes are at the site).

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When Fall comes I took my Nikki and Cami for an inspiring walk. And what do you do when Fall comes? Please, please write me in the comments below. My ears are eager to hear and my eyes – to see!

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Catch Your Fall!

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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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I can fly

I can fly

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!

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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

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