Rita Mosiman Presents … Walls

Photography and prose by Rita Mosiman

WALLS

The rock wall, lovingly formed, attracts my eyes with its embellishment of snow.  I think of how skilled the hands were that created it.  I wonder what kind of soul directed those hands. Suddenly my mind shifts to walls, in general.  There are so many types.  Some walls are retaining.  Some divide property—and people. Sometimes it’s good when a wall comes down. Some walls are emotional, seeming to protect us from hurt. Some are made to be solely beautiful. Maybe it’s good for us to notice what kind of walls we’ve created in our lives. Continue reading

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Rita Mosiman Presents… Over the City

Photo and prose by Rita Mosiman

Photo and prose by Rita Mosiman

OVER THE CITY

The skies were flooded with intense color as people returned home from a work filled day.  Suddenly smiles spread on weary faces, heavy moods were lifted as many gave thanks for the artistic treat spread over the city.  Now, what was it that had bowed our heads during the day?  Was it really as important as we had made it out to be?  Changing our perspective is among nature’s many gifts.

Serenity and Beauty

Published by JB Stillwater

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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.

Autographed copies of Serenity and Beauty are available at Bookworks Albuquerque.

Fun in Nature – A Photographic Journey

Fun in Nature. All photos courtesy Sherrian Felix. Follow her on Twitter @Skyefx2

Sun glare through the trees in the Bosque. Taken in Albuquerque, NM

Tree Leaves taken in Santa Fe, NM

Flowers taken in Santa Fe, NM

Red flowers taken in Santa Fe, NM

Taken at the Griffith Observatory. Los Angeles

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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.

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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

Creative Packaging – Innovative or Just Plain WTH?

This week I’d like to share with you some creative packaging used in marketing products we use everyday, some have been launched and some are… well let’s just say still on the drawing board. Let me know what you think— Innovative or just plain what the hell?

The MILK carton

According to the creators, the dimensions are the same as a regular two-liter carton of milk.  ”It represents the content of the product in the simplest way, both through word and image.” Duh.

Innovative milk carton

Designed by Julien De Repentigny in collaboration with Gabriel Lefebvre

Source: http://www.visualadvice.com/Milk

The dimensions may be the same as a regular 2 liter carton, but in my opinion you will get less milk because the content flows into the letters and wouldn’t the letters hold less? What do you think Innovative or what the hell?

Salt & Pepper Cell Shaker by Antrepo Design Industry

Antrepo Design Industry is a company located in Turkey. This speaks for itself and is available in turquoise, white, black or red. Click to get the pair now.

D cell battery salt and pepper shaker

Photo by Fubiz.net

Wine in a can by Jens Andersson & Jonas Forsman

Wine in a can makes it simple to take your wine on the go.  Each can holds a wine glass worth of wine. I guess you’d have to carry more cans if you are a heavy wine drinker. I wonder if they make these in a 6-pack? Avoid the hassle of wineglasses, opener and fragile bottle. This is a small convenient packaging totally made from aluminum, from which you drink like a glass. The cans are recycled in the same way as conventional aluminum cans.
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Wine in a can new product design

Wine in a can. Photo by Yanko design

The can is kind of snazzy I like it!

Hanger Tea by Soon Mo Kang

I love this. Definitely innovative!  This serves dual purpose as tea bag holder and a tea infuser.

Tea bag hanger and infuser

Photo by Yanko Design

So what do you think? Innovative or WTH and would your buy these if you had the chance— well except for the battery salt and pepper shaker which you can buy now.

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Tech Talk – Print Your Own Clothes

Clothes printer 2

What if you never had to do laundry ever again? Or chose an apartment without taking into consideration the size of its closets?  What if you never have to wear the same outfit twice? What if you could imagine an item of clothing push a button and it appears? Think this is far out? Not if industrial designer Joshua Harris has his way.

Travel Tips and Technology

Dry cleaning hanger

The Smart Hanger is a portable garment care device that doubles up as a dry-cleaner. Volatilized air air-washes off unpleasant smells and kills clothing germs and molds without causing any damage to clothes. Ideal for suits, dresses, uniforms or outdoor jackets that are difficult to wash at home. Smart Hanger offers an instant cleaning option.

Trampoline Roads, Coming to a Country Near You

Photograph by Caters News Agency

Photograph by Caters News Agency

The trampoline road is made of black rubber and runs through the Nikola-Lenivets forest in South-West Russia (I’m packing my bags right now). Personally I think it’s a great idea, here’s why: • An alternative mode of transportation. • Better for the environment. • Exercise. • Ohmygoddness FUN!

Rita Mosiman Presents… The Old Fence

THE OLD FENCE

Blue Morning glories bloom next to a dark wood fence

Poetry and Photo by Rita Mosiman

The old fence
And morning glories
Bring sweet memories
Of days gone by

I remember the smiles
Of grandparents and friends
The fresh, clear mornings
Of days gone by

The old fence
May hold some secrets
Best left behind
Of days gone by

Now fall approaches
Morning glories soon past
Fall leaves speak too
Of days gone by.

Each passing season gives us something wondrous to see and to feel. Is it the old fence alone or is it the old fence with the morning glories that sparked a frenzy of memories? I don’t really know, though I think it’s the beautiful combination. What’s important is that the memories were sparked and a warm feeling ensued. There’s something about getting out in the natural world that touches our spirits, that balances our lives and connects us to loved ones who’ve transitioned and loved ones who are still with us.

Invitation

Dear Friends,

Please join me on Tuesday, September 24th at 7:00 pm for my book signing.

At

 Bookworks

4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW,

Albuquerque, NM 87107

505-344-8139.

PT Serenity Beauty

Rita Mosiman, author Serenity and Beauty, JB Stillwater publisher

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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Canopy of Colors

Autumn trees

Photo and prose (c) Rita Mosiman

How Many Seasons?

Seasons of flowers angled to the sky

Photography & Prose by Rita Mosiman

Nature’s Subtleties

Subtleties of Nature

Photo by Rita Mosiman

Rita Mosiman Presents … Nature’s Subtleties

Poetry and photo by Rita Mosiman

Poetry and photo by Rita Mosiman

Nature’s Subtleties

Unfolding before my eyes right after the rains was the ever changing desert.  Overnight it became green with splashes of yellow strewn throughout.  Not knowing what the yellow was, my curiosity took me on a walk.  Close up, I saw wispy yellow threads covering what appeared to be green succulents.  These small patches of yellow actually brought a huge amount of color variation to the panorama of desert flora when seen from a distance.  The view from afar was softly pastoral, giving me a peaceful feeling as I returned home. What other colors and blooms might appear with each weather and season change, I wondered.  There’s so much that awaits me!  Being filled with this tranquility, I found myself noticing more the subtleties in people as well.  A slight smile on a shy child’s face or the nuance behind a word that allows us to see more deeply into the heart was more noticeable.  Nature is a marvelous teacher!

Do you, too have memories you wish to share of nature’s sublime subtleties and how they affected your life?

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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Bosque

Sandhill cranes grazing by river

Photo and Prose by Rita Mosiman

Mystical Fog

Two trees stand in the fog in a park

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

Canopy of Colors

Autumn trees

Photo and prose (c) 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!

Free extras from Rita Mosiman

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

 

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 … Stepping Into Nature’s Painting

Photo of sunset in Hawaii

Photo and prose by Rita Mosiman

Stepping into nature’s painting

Nature’s paintings in the sky are awe inspiring. Looking at this sunset spurs imagination, emotions and creativity. Where is this sky taking us with its fascinating contrasts? There is something reassuring and soothing about the contrasts, even though the clouds are dark clouds. The clouds don’t feel  threatening to me. Rather, they seem dramatic, offering contrast to the pink hues while feathering softly amidst them. This makes me more cognizant of the beauty of contrasts within persons and the differences each one might feel from a photo or other things in life. Can we really see and feel all of this in a photo?  Oh, yes, and even more! What you might see and feel in it I may have missed, but would love to know about. It’s wonderful to step into nature’s paintings!

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

Southwest Rain

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