Happy Mother’s Day

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Dear Mothers,

This gentle tulip I am presenting you today with the warmest hugs and wishes! Today in Ukraine we celebrate this special day and I couldn’t resist writing a couple of words on this lovely holiday!

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Early Mother’s Day celebrations can be dated back to the spring celebrations to honor Rhea, the Mother of the Gods, in ancient Greek civilization, according to some sources.

The modern-day origins of Mother’s Day can be attributed to two women – Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis, who were important in establishing the tradition in the United States.

I am grateful to these women who paid a special attention towards such an important even as honoring our mothers. Our mothers are the most important people for us, they devoted their lives to us and the least we can do is tell them a huge THANK YOU and give them the tightest HUG!

Whenever it’s celebrated in your country, please visit your moms and tell them how much you love them!

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Love you all,

Yours A

P.S. In case you like of the photos in this post, please find them soon at my shutterstock https://www.shutterstock.com/g/anrostudio! For private sale please contact me via comments!

2018 A New Start

Hello, my dear little Friends,

We have not talked since last year. Wow! How were your Christmas holidays? Did you find many presents under your Christmas tree? I did.

2018 is here, not sure I am ready to it. A new year means a new start to many of us. We hope that new year will be better than the old one. We make new resolutions and set new goals. Right? I have mine as well. I keep bugging you about my book that had to be published last year and volla…it was not. Actually, the largest obstacle was the editing process. You have no idea how difficult it is to find a good editor. Fortunately, I came across kind people who directed me in the right way.  The editing process has been launched. And now I try to sell my photos to gather money to pay my editor. I know that sounds weird, but on the way to my dream I might be a bit reckless…

Briefly, there is a good deal for those who need some greeting cards and do not know how to design them or have no time for it. I make you an attractive offer regarding six beautifully designed birthday cards at cheap price. Take a look:

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 You may see all the six cards and buy them at: https://payhip.com/b/Cy1s

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Also, please do not forget to visit my shutterstock page, there are always new images at  https://www.shutterstock.com/g/anrostudio?language=en

Feel free to contact me and share my works if you like them!

Did you set your goals for 2018? I’d love to hear them, if possible!

 

Love you all,

Yours Ann

 

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Have a lovely weekend!

Yours Ann

 

2017 A Life Started Anew

Every new year starts with a new calendar, this forthcoming 2017 is not an exception to the rule. There was an option to make up a calendar of my photos at redbubble and I could not resist the temptation  to take this opportunity.  I made a careful selection of all the uploaded images and choose one particular for every month. By clicking the following link you will be able to page through every month and image selected: https://www.redbubble.com/people/anrostudio/calendars/24305501-2017-a-life-started-anew?p=calendar&ref=artist_shop_grid

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The front page only is available here. All other pages are visible via link above (there will be   buttons to press). Calendar Size is  11.7″ x 16.5″(Printed to fit A3). Tough wire binding and hanger, stunningly sharp digital printing, start the year with the month of your choice, 200gsm satin art paper with a tougher cover.

It does mean a lot to me. It looks like my final photo report on my photography venture. I opened my page at redbubble this year. It was not a simple decision, I knew that market is competitive (i still feel it) and I might not be successful. I am not able to boast about my success, however, I think I can be proud of giving it a try and involving myself into adventurous world of photohunting. I’ve grabbed a lot and so much unknown await for me yet. I plunged into the magical world of still image and dared to experiment. I did many mistakes and will do, but “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”
― Neil Gaiman together with Ann

My calendar is among unique Christmas gifts that can be purchased for 24.59$ and still can be delivered before Christmas with expedited shipping. Choice is yours!

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!

Outfits

 

It is getting colder here and there? November has already prepared several surprises to me, including first snow. And how is the weather there, my Friends? I am so happy to see you strolling through my post. How are you doing? Hope you are all well and have news to share. You are most welcome.

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I decided to extend my horizons and go beyond (as I call it). In my childhood I liked dealing with clothes (as many of you, ladies) and even designed several outfits for my dolls. Preparing decorations, scenes and other interesting things was so much fun. I even did them from usual stuff like leaves, flowers, and needles. Won’t you be amazed to know that I created hair for dolls from threads, yeah! Therefore, recalling happy and innocent child’s years I made several designs that are presented at my shop today, here we go: http://www.redbubble.com/people/anrostudio/works/23751923-hungry-for-abstract?asc=u&p=leggings&rel=carousel

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Perhaps you will find them a bit abstractive, well, that was my purpose to be able to change my  style and make you wonder! Is my mission accomplished? Give me a hint!

Do not forget to visit my online shop for new designs, you certainly can find there something:

http://www.redbubble.com/people/anrostudio?ref=account-nav-dropdown&asc=u

Make you sure you do not miss discounts that are every Monday, Tuesday and sometimes Thursdays!

Enjoy weekend!

Love you all,

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