HAPPY NEW 2018 YEAR

My dear Friends,

May the year 2018 give you the opportunity to realize your dreams, rediscover your strengths, muster your willpower and rejoice the simple pleasures that life would bring your way! Happy New 2018!

Love you all, 

Yours Santa

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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?

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 😘

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

Ukrainian Christmas

Hello, my little Friends. I know that all your Christmas holidays are over and you are fully immersed into your working lives. I confess that mine are over as well. However, I would like to put a full period with my last short film devoted to something new about my own Christmas.A short film about my Christmas…songs, food and Ann on ice…these are not all the components of Ukrainian Christmas, but you still have a great chance to glance at my Christmas day in Kyiv. Promise to prepare much more serious for the next Christmas and tell you more, trust me there is a lot yet to show, you cannot even imagine!

Please make me happy and leave a little (almost invisible) comment!

Love you all!

Have a lovely week!

Yours Big Dreamer

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

At the First Taste

Saturday evening, first weekend day after busy week, nice dancing music, cosy kitchen, delicious food and beautiful lady Ann…these are the main ingredients of today’s Chef master class.  You can not only find out a new receipt, but also have some fun spending time with Ann and her own Chef-Cook. And in the end of the film be ready for a surprise…not a word more, just click and make me happy with your comments below (I need them as fish water):

Have a great winter weekend!

Love you all,

Yours Film Director