Marja-Leena Rathje
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heartwarming

I know I've been quiet here lately. We've had a full and wonderful week, first with friends visiting from Alberta whom we had not seen in something like a decade. Then yesterday friends from Victoria came for lunch. The... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/04/2013 | 9 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Current Events, Human, Photoworks

 

Easter eggs

My hand goes out to you, gentle readers, with wishes for a sunny, warm and happy Easter long weekend. Hauskaa Pääsiäistä, Joyeuses Pâques, Frohes Ostern, Happy Easter... if that is a tradition for you. I like to think of... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/03/2013 | 14 comments
themes: Culture, Home, Human, Photoworks

 

chafer beetle

After scanning a moth and a fly, along with a comment about scarabs, I remembered another insect, a chafer beetle perfectly preserved in resin, a paperweight I think. it was given to me as a gift many years ago.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/03/2013 | 13 comments
themes: Human, Nature, Photoworks

 

basket twine

found in studio 'junk' wound up and tied remembering a frayed basket edge unwound and free captured and filed for future use then a revisit of jute, more jute and twine(d) Added 19th March: My dear friend Susan, in... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/03/2013 | 8 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Human, Photoworks, Textures

 

hand studies (3)

As I mentioned in hand studies (2), I'm playing with the idea of a series of hands other than my own. Our twelve year old granddaughter was an eager and willing model at the scanner. We did a number... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/02/2013 | 6 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Human, Photoworks

 

hand studies (2)

Granddaughter Niamh's hands These are two of the several photos I took the day I had the idea to use an image of both our granddaughters' hands for our Christmas 2012 card. I might play with these some more... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/01/2013 | 2 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Human, Photoworks

 

hand studies

While I continue to work on my Hands series, I am also thinking of possibilities to follow, whether they will be variations on the same theme or something else, I don't know yet. Anyway, I did some playing with... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/01/2013 | 16 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Human, Other artists, Photoworks

 

hand with daisies

A few days ago we slipped out for a walk between showers (such mixed cold weather this spring). Spotted drifts of tiny English daisies in the grass, in the park, white and yellow with tinged pink edges and darker... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/03/2012 | 10 comments
themes: Human, Nature, Photoworks

 

hand with peace lily

The last of the group of the hand-with-objects images originally created for qarrtsiluni's worship issue. The others in the series: the artist's hand with ammonite the artist's hand with kelp the artist's hand with stones the artist's hand with... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 06/03/2012 | 12 comments
themes: Human, Nature, Photoworks

 

hand with ammonite

the artist's hand with ammonite Another of the hand-with-objects images originally created for qarrtsiluni'sworship issue. The others in the series: the artist's hand with kelp the artist's hand with stones the artist's hand with physalis artist's hand with pen,... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/02/2012 | 10 comments
themes: Human, Nature, Photoworks

 

hand with kelp

the artist's hand with kelp Another from the small series of scans of my hand with various objects which were originally created for qarrtsiluni's worship issue. Here are the others I've posted should you have missed them, with more... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/02/2012 | 6 comments
themes: Human, Nature, Photoworks

 

hand with stones

the artist's hand with stones Last fall I created a series of scans of my hand with various objects for qarrtsiluni's worship issue. To my great pleasure, all five images were published but when I wrote about it here,... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/02/2012 | 9 comments
themes: Human, Nature, Photoworks

 

hand in worship


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Marja-Leena | 04/11/2011 | 15 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Human, Nature, Photography, Photoworks

 

almost September

The last of the summer's visitors are gone but this late summer heat wave still slows me down. My thoughts are swinging to my return to the printmaking studio after the Labour Day long weekend in September. Many ideas... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 26/08/2011 | 9 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Human, Photoworks

 

Beaty Biodiversity Museum - 2

Here are some closer detail shots of the massive Blue Whale at the Beaty that I could not resist sharing. Looking at the image of the bones in a human hand, isn't it astonishing how similar they are to... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/03/2011 | 8 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Environment, Human, Nature, Photoworks

 

little ballerinas

            I had some fun with action photography. I love the results because these look like paintings with cool ghostly effects.    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/01/2009 | 14 comments
themes: Human, Photoworks

 

playtime

        ...inspired by this week's theme 'lapsi' (child) at Valokuvatorstai (PhotoThursday)... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/09/2007 | 9 comments
themes: Human, Photoworks

 

my left foot


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Marja-Leena | 19/02/2007 | 5 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Human, Photoworks

 

hands


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Marja-Leena | 08/02/2007 | 11 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Human, Photoworks

 

self-portrait 6


a self-portrait that turned out rather Andy Warhol-ish...

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Marja-Leena | 03/07/2006 | 8 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Human, Photoworks

 

self-portrait 5


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Marja-Leena | 28/06/2006 | 4 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Human, Photoworks