Rita Mosiman Presents … Open Spaces

Open space with daisies

Photo and prose by (c) Rita Mosiman. Published by JB Stillwater

Open Spaces 

Open spaces, wide horizons of the amazing Southwest, with vast fields of summer flowers, completely open our souls to the immense and marvelous feeling of freedom.

Rita Mosiman is an avid hiker who feels a strong connection to the land and nature’s artistry. In her book Serenity and Beauty she explores the true beauty that exists in the simplest of things. Purchase a copy here.

Book signing event: Please join Rita Mosiman on Tuesday, September 24th at 7:00 pm at Bookworks. 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Call 505-344-8139.

Serenity and Beauty

Published by JB Stillwater

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The Sunset

Orange Sunset sky

Photography and prose (c) Rita Mosiman. Published by JB Stillwater

For Whom Are We Singing?

Photo by Rita Mosiman

Photo by Rita Mosiman

The Power of Nature

Power of Nature areal view of the clouds top mountains

Photo and poem by Rita Mosiman

Rita Mosiman Presents … Sculptures

Yellow cottonwood trees

Poetry and Photo by Rita Mosiman

SCULPTURES

Fall colors are approaching.  I can’t wait to see the gold of the cottonwood leaves against New Mexico’s azure skies!  Equally beautiful are the forms of the tree’s branches that become more pronounced as the leaves turn gold.  Each tree offers a unique sculpture, which, when seen with the colors of leaves and sky, creates a painting of incredible design and blend of hues.

Nature’s gifts are stupendous.  I hope man remembers to gift in return by preserving and respecting nature and letting the warmth its gifts bring us spill onto those whose paths cross ours.

Rita Mosiman is an avid hiker who feels a strong connection to the land and nature’s artistry. In her book Serenity and Beauty she explores the true beauty that exists in the simplest of things. Purchase a copy here.

Book signing event: Please join Rita Mosiman on Tuesday, September 24th at 7:00 pm at Bookworks. 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Call 505-344-8139.

Serenity and Beauty

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The Old Fence

Old wood fence with blue morning glories

Photo and poetry by Rita Mosiman

Canopy Of Colors

Autumn trees

Photo and prose (c) Rita Mosiman

Mystical Fog

Two trees stand in the fog in a park

Photo and prose by Rita Mosiman. (C) JB Stillwater

Rita Mosiman Presents … The Sunset

Orange Sunset sky

Photography and prose (c) Rita Mosiman. Published by JB Stillwater

The Sunset

The sunset paints the sky in ever
changing wisps of colors, forms,
darkness, lightness, texture – a
creation on the largest of easels,
developing every second until it
fades into memory.

Rita Mosiman is an avid hiker who feels a strong connection to the land and nature’s artistry. In her book Serenity and Beauty she explores the true beauty that exists in the simplest of things. Purchase a copy here.

Please join Rita Mosiman on Tuesday, September 24th at 7:00 pm for her book signing at Bookworks. 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Call 505-344-8139.

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Stepping Into Nature’s Paintings

Stepping into nature's paintings

Photo and prose by Rita Mosiman

Southwest Rain

Southwest Rain by Rita Mosiman

Photography and poem by Rita Mosiman

The Power of Nature

Power of nature area view of clouds

Photo by Rita Mosiman

Rita Mosiman Presents … The Power of Nature

The Power of Nature

Power of Nature areal view of the clouds top mountains

Photo and poem by Rita Mosiman

Desicating winds
Seared the earth
No respite in sight

Suddenly appeared
Cumulous clouds
Providing us hope

Torrents of rain
Crashed to the earth
Breaking the spell

Thundering bolts
Lightening streaked skies
Earth quickly sated

In one month’s time our drought has been broken.  It is perhaps too late for some plants and creatures, while other creatures thankfully munch the new greenery on the desert floor.  Desert’s extremes seem to have momentarily struck a balance, albeit leaving damage in its path.  Homes flooded and cars stranded as people rode out the storm.  There’s a mix of thankfulness for much needed rain and sadness for the destruction its violent nature took.  Thus can be the flash floods of the Southwest.

Rita Mosiman is an avid hiker who feels a strong connection to the land and nature’s artistry. In her book Serenity and Beauty she explores the true beauty that exists in the simplest of things. Purchase a copy here.

Photography by artist Rita Mosiman is featured at Western Commerce Bank. 1910 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque NM 87112!

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How Many Seasons

Flowers in bloom against a blue sky

Photography & Prose by Rita Mosiman

Southwest Rain

Photo and poetry by Rita Mosiman

Photo (C) Rita Mosiman

 

Faces Everywhere – Part 1

Ever notice that if you look at something long enough it looks like something else? I bet you can find faces in anything if you look hard enough. Don’t believe me? Check these out from Twisted Sifter.

Car in disbelief

Yo? S’up?

Coooookkkkiiieee

Fish head

OMG what happened to your face!?!

Singing lighters

Yay we did it!

Maniacal moccasin

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Rita Mosiman Presents … How Many Seasons

Flowers in bloom against a blue sky

Photography & Prose by Rita Mosiman

How Many Seasons

Early spring.  Lacy leaves.  Nesting  bird choruses.  Rebirth.  As I meander through the neighborhood on my walk, I hear sudden pounding of staple guns doing a quick repair and meet children  going home from school, remembering the days I did that (in another life?!).  I wonder what is going on in the homes I pass.  Many stand empty during the day.  Some have their guard dogs fussing at the fence.  I think about the typical American life now.  What is the typical American life?  Where is middle America?  Does it exist anymore?  They are perhaps all at work – both mother and father – husband and wife, and seventy-year olds, trying to hang onto what little they’ve eked out.  What joys do they put into their lives?  Are they seeing and appreciating the fresh leaves that peak over the roof tops, the fruit tree blossoms that dot the yards of their houses?  What music do they listen to” – or is the television continually on?  What books do they read?  – Or is there never any time for that?

Wasn’t it summer just yesterday?  I remember that amazing summer sky.  Huge low clouds of mauve turning to strong, but dark peach in one area with sky blue surrounding it and some white cloud patches, behind one of which was the moon, creating a bright cloud lining until the moon, itself, brilliantly appeared.  Once again, I wondered what the sky was saying – from where was the peach coming?  Do people really look at a sunset?  It was the sort of summer night meant to be spent outside, sleeping on a blanket in the back yard, camping somewhere, taking a walk – somehow soaking it all in – preferably with someone – but really soaking it in!

And won’t it be winter tomorrow already?  Oh, have we skipped fall?  Does one day just drone into the next?

How many springs, how many seasons – just go by?

Previously published on JBStillwater.com

Rita Mosiman is an avid hiker who feels a strong connection to the land and nature’s artistry. In her book Serenity and Beauty she explores the true beauty that exists in the simplest of things. Purchase a copy here.

Free extras from Rita Mosiman

For Whom Are We Singing?

Photo by Rita Mosiman

Photo by Rita Mosiman

Photography by artist Rita Mosiman is featured at Western Commerce Bank. 1910 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque NM 87112!

Rita Mosiman presents… Bosque

Sandhill Cranes by the bosque

Photo and prose by Rita Mosiman

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (New Mexico) is one of the most tranquil spots on earth.   Awaiting me each time I go there is an array of wild life, and there’s always something different.  Peacefulness permeates my spirit as I slowly move through the preserve.  The colors of reeds and grasses are pastel and the sunsets usually shine soft pink on the water filled with snow geese and sandhill cranes.   The sandhill cranes, pictured here, are exemplary of the delights that treat the eyes and lift the spirit.  The warmth carried home with me is priceless.

Rita Mosiman Presents… Mystical Fog

Photo and prose by Rita Mosiman. (c) JB Stillwater

Photo and prose by Rita Mosiman. (c) JB Stillwater

In the fog, the familiar neighborhood park unexpectedly and suddenly becomes a filmy never-before-visited spot.  Might it be France or England instead of my neighborhood park?  The mist sprinkles us with illusions, turning what some might call a dreary day into a mystical or a playful one instead.  How easy it is to let our imaginations run!

Rita Mosiman, performing solo artist, vocal coach and accompanist, winner of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in Arizona, guest solo artist at Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Arizona Symphony.

Purchase a copy of Rita’s book Serenity and Beauty here.

10Q’s with Lawrence Weill Author of Incarnate

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What should a woman do if she believes she is the mother of the second coming of Christ? This is the problem Lara Joyner faces when she comes to believe, through her visions, through the look on his face, through her cards, and through the thousands of hidden signs she sees in nature, that her son is Christ Incarnate.

Incarnate is the new novel by Lawrence Weill. I recently had the utmost pleasure of interviewing him, here’s what he had to say.

Lawrence is also a visual artist: “I try to create an image for the viewer to place herself within the work.  As a result, my sculptures are not generally representational in the usual use of that word, but more abstract.  On the other hand, in my drawings, photographs and, for the most part, my paintings, I am focused on representing the textures and depth of the subject.  The photograph “Bucket,” for example, is my attempt to bring the viewer into the depth of the warehouse space through the perspective of the windows, the reflections, and the vanishing points.  The colors of the wood also help. You can view my art at www.lawrenceweill.com.”

10 Creative Use of Recycled Materials [pics]

These days everything can have a second life. From old tires to light-bulbs to CDs. All it takes is a bit of creativity.  Click here to for 10 creative use of recycled materials to add to your home decoration.

Recycled use for a ladder

Shelf made from an old ladder

Tire seating

Seating made from tires

Lightbulb planters

Planters made from recycled lightbulbs