Marja-Leena Rathje
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carved tree

on a busy walkway on Granville Island in Vancouver not quite a dendroglyph... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/10/2013 | 5 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

more driftwood

In this series of driftwood on Lillooet Lake which I've been posting, many of the photos appeared somewhat blue in hue. With this group, I played with desaturation, which gave me black and white, then added a light sepia... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/09/2013 | 10 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Textures

 

driftwood

I have been sorting and organizing some of this summer's photos. I suddenly remember all the many driftwood shots I took at the B&B on Lillooet Lake on our trip in June, of which I'd only shown a few.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/09/2013 | 8 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

another moth

Why is my studio a graveyard for moths? Are they offerings for this artist to commemorate in scans, such as I've done before?... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 01/09/2013 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

tibouchina redux

It has been a long while since I have been doing any macro photography. As I was caring for my tibouchina plant on the deck, I felt inspired to fetch the camera to capture the unusual details of the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 26/08/2013 | 13 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

cedar twine

At the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, which we visited last month, a guide had taken a group of us around. The end of the tour saw us in a longhouse style activity room where each of us... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 26/07/2013 | 11 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Culture, Photoworks, Textures

 

slow road interlude

As I mentioned in the previous post, after a long day of driving we spent a very pleasant evening relaxing on the dock of the B&B place. Most enjoyable for me was to have the time to look very... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/07/2013 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks, Textures

 

variegations

More intriguing investigations that occur while out gardening...... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/06/2013 | 10 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

pink

It's the season for the flowering plants and various cuttings which have wintered over indoors to move outdoors for the summer. As I care for them I note again that a majority are pink. Is pink really the the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/06/2013 | 17 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

on the step

With the weather dry and sunny at last, garden chores have been beckoning me outdoors. Hence it's up and down the weathered back stairs many times a day. This just caught my eye as I was coming up with... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 03/06/2013 | 12 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

silken twine revisited

As I am packing away my late mother-in-law's lovely piano shawl to pass on to our eldest daughter, I feel an urge to play with it. Very gently I arrange it on the scanner, this way and that. Yes,... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/05/2013 | 14 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

a German cookbook

I have been peeking into some of my late mother-in-law's boxes which my husband brought home from her house, now sold. Her obviously very old handwritten cookbook intrigued me, reminding me a little of my mother's Finnish cookbook. While... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/05/2013 | 16 comments
themes: Books, Found Objects, History, Home, Photoworks

 

silken twine

a crocheted silk lace piano scarf made by my late mother-in-law many decades ago bringing forth memories of it gracing her piano Joy and woe are woven fine, A clothing for the soul divine. Under every grief and pine... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/05/2013 | 22 comments
themes: Home, Photoworks, Textures

 

translucent

the first fallen flower from several on the phalaenopsis gifted to me by my sweet three months ago... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/05/2013 | 7 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

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

 

housefly

about to sweep the floor saw the dead dark fly what would a scan show? iridescent colours, dust and fibres invisible to the naked eye... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/03/2013 | 15 comments
themes: Being an Artist, 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

 

a moth and Nordic art



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Marja-Leena | 11/03/2013 | 16 comments
themes: Nature, Other artists, Photography, Photoworks

 

a fungi find

In the corner of our backyard is an area that I call our woodland garden with its tree-sized rhododendrons, camellia and other shrubs. It's a delight for children to hide and run under. A few days ago as we... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/03/2013 | 15 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

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

 

nests

Now and then I try to do some housekeeping of my too numerous files on this computer as well as the archives of this blog. In my recent rounds, I came across some more photos of one of the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/01/2013 | 5 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, 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

 

underfoot, again

On our New Year's Eve day walk I took many photos, posting some of trees against water and sky, where I was looking up and out a great deal. To view the ones above, I'm looking down, something commenters... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 02/01/2013 | 9 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Canada and BC, Photoworks, Urban

 

scrunched 3

On this rainy Boxing Day afternoon, I am enjoying some quiet time in the middle of the holiday fun. The younger generations are enjoying playing board games while I wander off to play with some of the discarded wrapping... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 26/12/2012 | 6 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Culture, Photoworks, Textures

 

urban textures 3

More man made textures and colours from the same area as urban textures 2. Below is another man made object from the same spot. A different character altogether. It is much smaller and lighter and seemingly less permanent. But... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/12/2012 | 12 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

urban textures 2

More eye-catching finds in a parking lot Did you see the the first ones?... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/12/2012 | 8 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

scrunched 2

More explorations with torn and scrunched papers, this time from magazines. Quite different from the scrunched print I did recently. Wonder where these are going?... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 21/11/2012 | 18 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Textures

 

fog and sun

8:12 a.m., November 15th, 2012 In a very wet month, a rare moment of brilliant light mirrored in water softened by fog (Compare to November 19th, 2008)... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 19/11/2012 | 9 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

ancient doors

I've been off on a tangent today starting with reading blogs, as often happens. I'd been visiting my friend Mouse where curiousity sent me exploring the site of a commenter. Her photos of ancient doors in Provence are so... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/11/2012 | 16 comments
themes: History, Meta-morphosis, Photoworks, Textures

 

rosemary

dew of the sea woody herb in my garden evergreen hemlock-like needles greens for fall and winter bouquets overly strong fragrant oils on my fingers name of a childhood friend Added Nov.15th: The phrase 'rosemary for remembrance' has been... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/11/2012 | 13 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

fallen phal

This particular phaleonopsis or moth orchid in my collection has been blooming for several months. Today two flowers fell off and I felt the urge to scan them. I love seeing closely the fine textures and patterns - imagine... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/11/2012 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

scrunched

.... some play with torn and crumpled printed paper And, wishing a spooky yet safe Halloween, weather and storms permitting. The link has my favourite image for this day.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 31/10/2012 | 11 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Textures

 

reading & sleeping

I'm taking it easy this week nursing a cold. With tissues and tea beside me, I am really enjoying the guilty pleasure of more reading time with a timely receipt of a library book I'd placed on hold: P.D.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 17/10/2012 | 15 comments
themes: Books, Photoworks, Textures

 

urban textures

visual surprises in a parking lot, good thing I had the camera... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/09/2012 | 12 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

leaves underfoot

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. - Albert Camus... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 26/09/2012 | 2 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

sunflower

Last weekend I received a magnificent bouquet of sunflowers from a visiting sister-in-law. Sadly they wilted some days later so I cut the heads off to spread on a plate, and scanned the freshest looking one for posterity. Sunflowers... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/09/2012 | 4 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

signs of autumn

- when a grandchild brings you a couple of leaves in the colours of fall - when going back to the print studio feels like going back to school - when dear artist friends gather together again after a... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/09/2012 | 6 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

the bowl breaks (3)

I love the more abstract images where one doesn't know what one is seeing... just enjoying the shapes, textures and tonal variations. the promised links to other 'breaks' (oh my, too many!): broken, butter dish the broken bowl broken... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/09/2012 | 8 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

the bowl breaks (2)

More fragments, shards, the saving of memories present to past... all themes in my printworks and photoworks Please see the bowl breaks (1) for the update should you have missed it.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/09/2012 | 5 comments
themes: Home, Photoworks, Textures

 

the bowl breaks (1)

... an addition to my 'breaks' series of a sort, with more photos to come... Added the next day, this note from Elisa, whose bowl this was: One of the casualties of our return from the English countryside to... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/09/2012 | 11 comments
themes: Home, Photoworks, Textures

 

nuts

Hazelnuts or filberts drying in the sun granddaughters picked this first crop ever to be harvested from our tree only because we cut it down before the squirrels got them all a tree that was planted by squirrels in... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 02/09/2012 | 16 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

angel wings

These fallen flowers are from a favourite houseplant of mine called angel wing begonia, named for its distinctive wing shaped leaves. I think these fading petals look like angel wings too.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/08/2012 | 14 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

afternoon shadows

late afternoon shadow play by plants not hands behind curtains still hot, mid to high 20s blessedly cooler nights hinting autumn... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/08/2012 | 12 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

colour

Up close to a few of the flowers in the garden, indoors and out... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/07/2012 | 12 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

clouds

Yesterday evening after a very hot day, and after a simple supper on the deck, we sat back in our chairs to enjoy the cooling air. I glanced up and looked at the wispy clouds in the sky. Really... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/07/2012 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

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Marja-Leena | 18/07/2012 | 4 comments
themes: Found Objects, Photoworks, Textures

 

rusty can

Another exciting unearthing in the garden! From the same area as the roots, this rusty and disintegrating metal object (a paint can?) is the kind of find that I love. It is a delight, as well as a challenge... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 16/07/2012 | 7 comments
themes: Found Objects, Photoworks, Textures

 

found art (2)

spotted on my messy potting table outdoors folded paper, damp, stained, one of the 'paper tears' escaped, blown here and weathered, art by nature, like a soft dyed silk scarf Related: the first "found art"... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/07/2012 | 4 comments
themes: Drawings, Found Objects, Photoworks

 

fossil hunting 4



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Marja-Leena | 12/07/2012 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks, Rocks

 

fossil hunting 3

Pareiasaurs: reptile, herbivore, possibly an early relation to turtles Alligator: Alberta, Canada A few more photos from that most memorable long ago visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta. If you missed them, please see Part 1 and... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/07/2012 | 6 comments
themes: Environment, Nature, Photoworks, Rocks

 

fossil hunting 2

More photos from that long ago visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta. Unlike most of the photos I'd taken there, two here captured some information - the third photo shows a nothosaur, and the last one a... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/07/2012 | 4 comments
themes: Environment, Nature, Photoworks, Rocks

 

fossil hunting

I came across an envelope of photographs, yes, the print kind, taken in the amazing Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta in 1999. I had written about this exciting trip a few years ago, along with some photos - please... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/06/2012 | 12 comments
themes: Environment, Nature, Photoworks, Rocks

 

passion

... as in passionflower or passiflora! Such a sweet scent too. From a little play break with the scanner in the midst of a busy day in home and garden. You may like to revisit the macro photos taken... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 26/06/2012 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

roots

We are renovating a section of our garden next to the new wall/fence put up by the builders of the new home next door. With much sweat and brawn, husband dug up several stumps of trees that were cut... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 22/06/2012 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

paper tears (2)

Another peek at what has been happening in the studio with some of the ink drawings....... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/06/2012 | 11 comments
themes: Drawings, Photoworks, Textures

 

paper tears



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Marja-Leena | 07/06/2012 | 13 comments
themes: Drawings, Photoworks, Textures

 

last tulips

While deadheading the last of the tulips in the garden today, the dry crinkly petals and the still rich colour of these inspired some play with the scanner.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/05/2012 | 7 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

May flowers

a part of a larger flower cluster of choisya, Mexican orange, with a heavenly scent a pretty wild creeper with tiny flowers and leaves that grows up rock walls and in the lawn, name unknown but much loved the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/05/2012 | 6 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

Finnish ABCs 2

As mentioned earlier about this old Finnish primer, I became most fascinated by the variety of fonts shown side by side. Imagine a young child just learning the ABCs and beginning to read, also learning to read along with... [Continue Reading...]

Finnish ABCs

When I found my mother's old Finnish cookbook, with it was a little aapinen, a Finnish ABC book or primer. A sad little thing without a cover, unlike this one, so I don't know when it was published, possibly... [Continue Reading...]

red pepper

a double bell pepper! a pregnant pepper?... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 17/04/2012 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Neat stuff, Photoworks

 

spring projects

- potting up tomato seedlings and rooted cuttings of flowers (and taking photos above), getting down close and personal with weeds in the garden - moving everything out of our bedroom including ourselves, removing 27 year old carpet, painting... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 16/04/2012 | 9 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

lost & found

It's been a most glorious Easter weekend weatherwise and we really have deserved it. Over just these few days I have been astonished by the huge burst of new growth, of fresh green leaves on shrubs and the magnolia... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/04/2012 | 15 comments
themes: Found Objects, Photoworks, Textures

 

Easter 2012

A very cold wet spring this year on Canada's west/wet coast, with everything late in the garden. Despite the gloomy weather gods, longer days have brought forth bursts of green buds and colourful flowers. I'm so grateful for the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 06/04/2012 | 13 comments
themes: Culture, Nature, Photoworks

 

'night 'night

sight: circles, bubbles, rings taste: hot, slightly sweet, milky, cocoa feel: warm cup, comfort, drowsy hear: sleep tight!... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 01/04/2012 | 15 comments
themes: Home, Photoworks, Textures

 

a Finnish cookbook-2

a look inside my mother's old cookbook: some pages on cake making a handwritten recipe on a blank page - a naughty habit of mine as well many loose bits of paper inserted throughout, some with handwritten recipes and... [Continue Reading...]

a Finnish cookbook



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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

 

lenten rose

a break in the unspring-like monsoon-like Novemberish rain an opportunity to take some macro photos of the hellebore still not bright enough to capture sharper images so this 2009 scan remains my favourite which shall make a birthday card... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/03/2012 | 10 comments
themes: 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

 

spring harbingers

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Marja-Leena | 06/02/2012 | 15 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

snow patterns

lingering leftovers from this morning's fall of wet snow... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/01/2012 | 8 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

blue snow

the snow is still crisp and crunchy such amazing blues in the afternoon sun... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 17/01/2012 | 7 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

ice on glass

about 4:45 pm. January 14th as the melting snow rivulets begin to freeze above and below, about 9:45 am. January 15th before the melt Though the ice melted, the snow remained crunchy underfoot as it remains cold and clear... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/01/2012 | 7 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

a turban

A turban squash, that is. Today's much-missed glorious sunshine tempted me and my cameras into action to capture this gorgeous vegetable which has been gracing our kitchen counter over the holidays and will soon be eaten. Compare these to... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 11/01/2012 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

power lines

I am going through my 2011 iPhoto library, trying to reduce the numbers of photos from the almost 1800. These two almost got trashed until I began to play with them a bit and turned them into black and... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/01/2012 | 12 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

2011 in review - 2

Continuing my review of some of this year's favourite photos from the Photoworks theme, this time from the July to December posts. July: junkyard finds 6 August: almost September September: jute October: autumnal shadow play November: hand in worship December:... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 31/12/2011 | 12 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Blogging, Photography, Photoworks

 

2011 in review - 1

Inspired by other bloggers who are doing year-end reviews, usually of books they have read, I thought this year I would try one for the first time. I have chosen a month by month review of my better photos... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 30/12/2011 | 8 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Blogging, Photography, Photoworks

 

oh ginger

So humble looking, this fresh gingerroot, yet so tasty in so many ways as a delicacy, as medicine, and as a spice. Ginger is the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale. The etymological origin is from Tamil: inji ver.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/12/2011 | 15 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

hand in worship


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

 

green globe

from the kitchen... a world in a vegetable...... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/10/2011 | 23 comments
themes: Environment, Nature, Photoworks

 

autumnal shadow play

enjoying this interplay of patterns of sun and shadows on wood and stone... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/10/2011 | 7 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

autumnal rain

Mesmerized by the sound of rain, by the sight of patterns of raindrops and wood grain, by bright reflections of grey sky and dark railings on wet, painting another pattern...... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 21/10/2011 | 19 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

autumnal leaves


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Marja-Leena | 17/10/2011 | 20 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

autumnal


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Marja-Leena | 15/10/2011 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

patterns

thinking about patterns and textures as fragments, as possibilities for layering with other objects, .... still a work in progress... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/10/2011 | 10 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Textures

 

twine(d)

More treasures from the bottom of my 'textures for collagraphs' bag... Coarser and stiffer than jute, is it sisal? Fascinating how these recent scans of twine have brought forth many comments and questions about the fibres, and sent me... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/10/2011 | 13 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Textures

 

more jute

I am really enjoying revisiting this wonderful fibre! I'm surprised and pleased at all the comments the first jute post received. Meanwhile some of the jute imagery has gone into a new print I'm currently working on so wish... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 30/09/2011 | 13 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Printmaking, Textures

 

jute

See also: more jute and twine(d)... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 26/09/2011 | 20 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

my red diary

I'm not a diarist except when traveling and this has been my favourite travel diary. I love the texture, colour and pattern of the cover, and that it was a gift from a dear friend. Though it is last... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/09/2011 | 15 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures, Travel

 

pine cone

Spotted as I walked from the print studio the other day, and like the little tomboy I used to be, picked it up to take home.... isn't it a beaut?... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 22/09/2011 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

another floral scan

no time for many words so just an image for now... a busy week, back at the printmaking studio but taking a mid-week break for a visit from dear friends...... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/09/2011 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

jade

Natural rock with amazing colour variation and pattern in what I used to think was always all green, BC jade. I like this better than the usual jade jewelry or carvings, such a rock lover that I am.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/09/2011 | 12 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rocks

 

peace lily

this dried peace lily blossom made a nice subject for another scan study, so delicate yet so strong... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/09/2011 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

mellow days

warm, golden long shadows, nearing equinox cool nights, bright stars September... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 03/09/2011 | 13 comments
themes: Nature, 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

 

tender 2


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Marja-Leena | 23/08/2011 | 18 comments
themes: Current Events, Nature, Photoworks

 

tender

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Marja-Leena | 18/08/2011 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

black & white

The visual theme on these pages lately seems to be mostly black and white, and some sepia. Is it a reaction against the late summer heat (which I'm not fond of) and the garden's vivid colours (which I do... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 16/08/2011 | 16 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

a wave

...still here but distracted by domestic things like refrigerators.... In the meantime, I highly recommend reading this and this over at the Cassandra Pages.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/08/2011 | 3 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

summer colour

a walk in the garden, looking through the glass of a macro lens... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/07/2011 | 14 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

revisiting macro photowork

I fell in love with macro photography about a year and a half ago, going through a long learning process and taking lots of photos for many months. It's been an embarrassingly long time now since I took any... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 26/07/2011 | 16 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photography, Photoworks, Textures

 

stain

To see a world in a grain of sand, or in a coffee stain... (inspired by Finnish blogger and superb photographer Taina of Vaskooli, especially this)... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 19/07/2011 | 5 comments
themes: Photography, Photoworks, Textures

 

junkyard finds 6

having fun with circles the last in the series, I think... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/07/2011 | 9 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

junkyard finds 5

not only texture, also repetition and pattern....... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 06/07/2011 | 9 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

junkyard finds 4

loving the textures and contrasts of worn wood and rusty metals....... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/06/2011 | 5 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

junkyard finds 3

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Marja-Leena | 26/06/2011 | 10 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

junkyard finds 2

Sudden crazy thought: what will future archaeologists think of these... if they still exist in the junkyards of the far off future, perhaps buried under layers of varied detritus ? Will they think these are strange art forms by... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/06/2011 | 6 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

junkyard finds

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Marja-Leena | 22/06/2011 | 10 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

shattered

such beauty in patterns and light of shattered glass... related: reflections in broken glass... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/06/2011 | 9 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

another hand print

While Elisa was having her metalwork lesson with Richard, I explored outside his barn/workshop/studio with camera in hand. Amazing what visual treasures can be found in what seems like a junkyard of old cars, farm equipment, snowblowers and assorted... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 17/06/2011 | 21 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Textures

 

sensuous rocks

Still sorting through photos of our little Gabriola vacation, I'm enjoying revisiting the excitement of many discoveries. Each beach we visited had amazing rock formations, with some similarities in their rough weathered hole-y textures, common also on Hornby Island,... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/06/2011 | 9 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rocks, Textures, Travel

 

on Pilot Bay

Too too busy** to write more about Gabriola Island's petroglyphs but I will as soon as able. Instead, here are a few of my favourite photos taken on the beach of Pilot Bay on Gabriola. I do love these... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 02/06/2011 | 16 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rocks, Travel

 

Gabriola's petroglyphs 2

Learning of our interest in petroglyphs, our excellent B&B host on Gabriola Island told us of one accessible trail to one collection of them. We were warned that many are so worn that it is hard to spot them... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 30/05/2011 | 13 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rock Art & Archaeology, Rocks, Travel

 

Gabriola's petroglyphs

a Gabriola Island petroglyph I have more photos plus notes to share on the petroglyphs we saw on Gabriola Island, along with many more rock photos.... when I have some time. I've been quiet on this blog for we... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 26/05/2011 | 9 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rock Art & Archaeology, Rocks, Travel

 

Malaspina Galleries 4

Still more rocks by the Malaspina Galleries on Gabriola Island, these adorned by the many colours of lichen.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 22/05/2011 | 7 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rocks, Textures, Travel

 

Malaspina Galleries 3

Some exciting-to-me details of the rocks near the Malaspina Galleries on Gabriola. Did I mention that I shot hundreds of photos on this island, mostly of rocks? Such a rich abundance of Nature's amazing creations....... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/05/2011 | 27 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rocks, Travel

 

Malaspina Galleries 2

As we move further out to the point away from the most striking 'wave' rocks of the Malaspina Galleries on Gabriola Island, we continue to see and admire amazing formations and textures and colours. Nature's art work worthy of... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 16/05/2011 | 8 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rocks, Travel

 

Gabriola's Malaspina Galleries

(photo by FVR) (photo by FVR) (photo by FVR) As mentioned in my last post, we recently visited Gabriola Island and its noteworthy limestone formations called the Malaspina Galleries. We were told that they have eroded a great deal,... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/05/2011 | 5 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rocks, Travel

 

rocks, again

As most regular readers here know, unusually patterned and weathered rocks are something of an obsession for me. Here are two from a new series of photos that I am working on and very excited about. Details and more... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 06/05/2011 | 9 comments
themes: Photoworks, Rocks

 

Easter yellow

On our walk the other day past the boggy area of our favourite forest park, we found an exceptional group of Swamp Lanterns aka Western Skunk Cabbage. I think the latter name is an insult to the beauty of... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/04/2011 | 7 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

the cave

These images were photographed near the camellias, in the same woodland garden corner of our backyard. They are traces of a huge multi-trunked maple tree (we have some giants on the west coast) that had to be cut down... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/04/2011 | 9 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

rocks and water

With thanks for all the delightful and creative responses to my previous post, here are more images to inspire thoughts of tiny fairies hiding amongst rocks and splashing in little waterfalls and pools. I loved doing that when I... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/04/2011 | 13 comments
themes: Photoworks, Rocks

 

leaf traces

Magnolia buds are bursting forth on the trees while traces of last fall's leaves lie like skeletons perchance to become future fossils... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/04/2011 | 15 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

Beaty Biodiversity Museum - 7

These images of fossils are just a sampling from the vast and rich Fossil Collection at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. I have a peculiar fondness for these so I think they make a nice finishing touch to this photo... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/04/2011 | 10 comments
themes: Environment, Nature, Photoworks

 

Beaty Biodiversity Museum - 6

Next in our walk through the Beaty came the sections with small animals and birds in their skins with fur or feathers that are laid down in rows upon rows on shelves inside glass-doored display cabinets. I found these... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/04/2011 | 7 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Environment, Nature, Photoworks

 

Beaty Biodiversity Museum - 5

More from Vancouver's Beaty Biodiversity Museum. This particular section of big cases of gorgeous animals such as the crocodile, the African buffalo in the middle, and, sorry I can't read the label, another handsome African big curly-horned creature, made... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/04/2011 | 4 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Environment, Nature, Photoworks

 

trickster?

That day in the woods when I was looking up at the otherworldly looking fungi on a tree, I nearly stepped on this feathery mask on the ground not far from it. A child may have dropped it... was... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/04/2011 | 8 comments
themes: Arkeo, Folk Legends & Myths, Found Objects, Photoworks

 

Beaty Biodiversity Museum - 4


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Marja-Leena | 01/04/2011 | 5 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Environment, Nature, Photoworks

 

Beaty Biodiversity Museum - 3

Moving along in the Beaty to look at the specimens in the glazed display cases, still in the Atrium and below the Blue Whale, I was immediately enthralled by the gorgeous skulls of many creatures. I'm sorry I don't... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/03/2011 | 10 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Canada and BC, Nature, 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

 

Beaty Biodiversity Museum - 1

One day last week, we made our first visit to Vancouver's new Beaty Biodiversity Museum, located on the campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC). A teaching and research facility, the museum is now able to showcase UBC's... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/03/2011 | 11 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Environment, History, Nature, Photoworks

 

lichen

More lichen studies at the scanner (see previous post and comments). A few days ago, I received my copies of MERCY ISLAND by Ren Powell and I've been dipping into the poems at random, allowing a slow digestion of... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/03/2011 | 16 comments
themes: Books, Nature, Photoworks

 

spring, lichen, moss

Last Saturday night turned clear so were fortunate to be able to watch the supermoon's rise but were not so impressed with it, for we've seen better, August moons for example, though it looked pretty reflected on the sea.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 22/03/2011 | 11 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

more tree fungi

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Marja-Leena | 21/03/2011 | 12 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

tree fungi

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Marja-Leena | 19/03/2011 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

forest sentinel

One rare and brilliant sunny day, ten days ago, we came upon this proud ancient sentinel of the forest... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 17/03/2011 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

round and white

another stone from the windowsill smooth, cool and mysterious transformed in this scan to something egg-like, translucent, almost alive... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/02/2011 | 12 comments
themes: Photoworks, Rocks

 

a white stone

two sides of a much-loved stone that resides on a windowsill was it found by one of our children years ago?... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 22/02/2011 | 8 comments
themes: Photoworks, Rocks

 

sunbeam and shadow

a long low late afternoon sunbeam shines a spotlight on some dried flowers and casts an intricate shadow on the wall a surprise in an ordinary day... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/02/2011 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

frost and thaw

Clear and cold. Days of rare sunshine. Skylights with night shades of solid white frost. Rising sun's rays glance frozen glass. Thawing, changing, spreading patterns. Sun's art as brilliant as Jack Frost's. (Captured between 8:40 and 8:43 a.m. on February... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 06/02/2011 | 12 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

rain forest

After a week of sunny frosty weather, followed by a much too short-lived overnight snow, it's been rain, rain and more rain with gloomy dark days calling for lights indoors. I keep my 'daylight' lamp on next to me... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 16/01/2011 | 8 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks, Rocks

 

leaves in ice #2


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Marja-Leena | 10/01/2011 | 15 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

white and tan

More from Christmas Day - surprisingly lovely and gentle colours and textures... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/01/2011 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

Christmas Day walk

I've been absorbed with some intense work on a project this week which I completed yesterday. As I now catch up posting holiday photos, I also look back to those relaxing days of our recent Christmas trip and the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 06/01/2011 | 12 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Culture, Nature, Photoworks

 

leaves in ice


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Marja-Leena | 03/01/2011 | 7 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

first sunset

The first sunset of 2011, captured at 4:48 pm. from our back deck. Is this an auspicious sign or what?! Frosty cold clear weather continues.... By the way, since I did not have a chance to mention it earlier,... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 01/01/2011 | 7 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

New Year's Eve morn

Oh, what a glorious morning on this last day of 2010! Sunny bright days and crisp frosty nights that are a close second best to having a white Christmas. Frost flowers on the glass instead of roses in the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 31/12/2010 | 15 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Culture, Nature, Photoworks

 

red & green

With these, my favourite colours, even year round, I wish you the many pleasures of the holiday preparations. May it be a stress-free time.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 16/12/2010 | 8 comments
themes: Culture, Nature, Photoworks

 

red mandala

the amazing beauty of colour and design in a simple root vegetable (thanks, Erika, for saving this for me to scan!)... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/12/2010 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

footprints in frost

These have made me recall some footprints in the sand from some years ago....... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/12/2010 | 11 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

frosty


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Marja-Leena | 06/12/2010 | 10 comments
themes: Finland, Estonia & Finno-Ugric, Music, Nature, Photoworks

 

amber

This glorious amber sunrise met me as I walked into the kitchen about 8:00 am this morning, after a clear frosty night! The sunshine stayed with us all day so we were able to put up the outdoor holiday... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/12/2010 | 9 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

droplets

Busy days now. After completing the printing of two editions last week, yesterday I did some more work on the third piece which I plan to edition on Monday. Today I put together a stack of prints for the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/11/2010 | 8 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

snow white

A week of unusually cold weather has ended with warmer temperatures and snow falling last night and most of today. Roads and walks were treacherous with heavy wet snow but it is so beautiful. Sadly the rain is following... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/11/2010 | 7 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

the pencil cup

Do you keep a cup or mug on your desk to hold your pens and pencils? Next to this computer is a desk lamp with a heavy indented base which holds my 'stuff'. This evening I had the urge... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/11/2010 | 10 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Found Objects, Photoworks

 

textures of home #12

Continuing to collect scanned images of roundish glass objects, and enjoying the surprises. These appear quite abstract, I know, but may work well in combination with other images and textures in some print work that is in progress, or... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/11/2010 | 4 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

textures of home #11

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Marja-Leena | 17/11/2010 | 2 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

more purple

another purple surprise, this time a variety of a popular culinary delicacy, sometimes called stinking rose, occasionally combined with this purple or white vegetable... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/11/2010 | 5 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

purple

as we prepare dinner this evening, we are struck by the beauty of this humble vegetable which originated in Peru... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/11/2010 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

old Finnish jewelry

Somewhat related to my 'textures of home' series, but much more personal, featured here are some very old Finnish pendants and a brooch that have been passed on to me. These styles were and still are commonly worn with... [Continue Reading...]

textures of home #10

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Marja-Leena | 08/11/2010 | 9 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

tibouchina

The tibouchina (urvilleana, I think) has been blooming again since returning to the solarium. The velvet purple petals fall and leave behind such photogenic pistils and stamens held in furry paws.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/11/2010 | 5 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

textures of home #9

still gathering circular images of textured glass... will any find their way into some prints?... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/11/2010 | 2 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

fallen leaf


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Marja-Leena | 03/11/2010 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

morning mist

A productive six hours in the studio. Now back home with a nephew who's just arrived on a short annual vacation from his teaching job in Korea. Tomorrow he goes on to Vancouver Island to see his parents, sister... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 02/11/2010 | 7 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

textures of home #8

I am gathering images of textured glass circles for possible use in some of my current print projects. This heavy glass base with holes is used in flower arranging. It had belonged to my mother who used it often... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/10/2010 | 11 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

textures of home #7

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Marja-Leena | 14/10/2010 | 8 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

fading

...too busy, too tired yet drawn to pause and enjoy the low autumn sun on the fading sedums... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/10/2010 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

embedded


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Marja-Leena | 29/09/2010 | 13 comments
themes: Found Objects, Photoworks

 

green & white

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Marja-Leena | 25/09/2010 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

textures of home #6

... a detail of a treasured cloth embroidered by husband's aunt many years ago It's been a very busy week getting started in the studio, doing a bit of of fall gardening between showers, and now preparing a little... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/09/2010 | 10 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

autumn red

The giant-leaved maples have been dropping their crisp golden brown leaves for a while thanks to our very dry summer. But the sight of the first red tinges on our native vine maples of southwest BC excite me the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/09/2010 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

rust art

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Marja-Leena | 31/08/2010 | 17 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

boiler beauty

or, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.... (Original photos were taken by husband, then much loved and played with by me!)... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/08/2010 | 11 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

a volunteer

This datura emerged in my pot of sweet bell peppers, not quite as large as the one that grew in another pot three years ago. As it did back then, it still makes me think of some prehistoric giant... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/08/2010 | 13 comments
themes: Books, Nature, Photoworks

 

contrasts

cool and drizzly after hot and dry days and nights soft leaf on hard angular body and sharp spines dark against light, a hint of coming change of seasons... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 19/08/2010 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

still

still here, too hot to think enduring another heat wave by keeping still seeking cool corners in these dog days... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 17/08/2010 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

fallen star


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Marja-Leena | 31/07/2010 | 13 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

stargazer

The stargazer lily is in bloom with a heavenly scent. Another heat wave this week and not even a drop of rain... Gazing at the full moon and the stars last night...... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 26/07/2010 | 12 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

freshly fallen

for Hattie Another scan, another flower, this captured moments after falling, still young, soft, alive and beautiful. It may have been too warm for this moderate-temperature loving orchid.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/07/2010 | 1 comment
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

scatterings

...more scan play with dried flowers, this one a dipladenia This morning's wake up call was the sound of slamming doors echoing through the house. A pleasant coolness felt almost chilly after the week's heat wave. All morning the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/07/2010 | 9 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

papery


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Marja-Leena | 10/07/2010 | 12 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

webs

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Marja-Leena | 06/07/2010 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

garden delights

I'm continuing to enjoy a relaxing extra long weekend at home, especially observing the ever evolving cycles of blossoming and going-to-seed in the garden, messy in places still but with many rewarding delights for the senses. Another delight is... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/07/2010 | 5 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

June's end

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Marja-Leena | 30/06/2010 | 9 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

prunings

Stirring my love of both art and history is this wonderful essay by Gary Geddes called The mirror of history shows us who we are - Ancient works of art that reflect life, hardship and the 'yin-yang dance of... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/06/2010 | 13 comments
themes: History, Nature, Photoworks

 

patterns in sand 2

Here are some more sand patterns, taken in quite different light conditions compared to the previous set. All except the last two here were created by tidal action. The second to last shows some evidence of human mark making... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/06/2010 | 8 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

patterns in sand


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Marja-Leena | 03/06/2010 | 14 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

bones, stones & fossils

As so many of us do on seashores everywhere, I like to pick up interesting shells and stones and take some home. This time, on our recent little vacation on the west coast, I discovered small stones that seemed... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 02/06/2010 | 16 comments
themes: Books, Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rocks

 

west coast rocks

And, of course, since I love rocks so very much, I had to capture these handsome ones on one of our favourite beaches during our recent west coast holiday.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 31/05/2010 | 11 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rocks

 

seaside reflections

My favourite 'meditation' pools by the sea at our west coast retreat... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/05/2010 | 9 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

sea life

Brilliant evening sunshine, like nature's studio lights, highlighting kelp and seaweed as sculpture in relief. photos from our west coast retreat... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/05/2010 | 12 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

west coast retreat

back from a few days on the wild west coast.... more later!... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/05/2010 | 7 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

bluebells

Heavenly blues! and a few white and pink ones that I should have picked too...... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/04/2010 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

passiflora

innocent fat buds first passion flower bloom tender strong tendrils 'tis earth day today, love it every day!... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 22/04/2010 | 13 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

green and gold

After a spell of wintry chill, the sun's warmth is back. The tulips are blooming profusely. Still under the spell of my own version of tulipomania, I'm even enthralled by green. The late afternoon rays stream in through dirty... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/04/2010 | 5 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

tulipa, withering


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Marja-Leena | 06/04/2010 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

growth & decay

cucumber and tomato seeds sprout with new hope a forgotten split apple withers and rots cycles of life and death, growth and decay... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/03/2010 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

cucurbita

What a busy week with appointments and intense work in the studio including one rough day when things were not working for me. Aah, Saturday morning. Sleeping in a little. Dawdling over breakfast. Time to smell the roses or... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/03/2010 | 10 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

bee sighting

I'm so excited. As I was coming home from the studio, I was admiring my bed of blue muscari (grape hyacinths) and yellow mini-daffodils glowing in the warm afternoon sun by the front steps. I went inside for my... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 19/03/2010 | 12 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

circles

While hunting for a certain image in my older digital photo albums, I came upon these in a folder called 'patterns' which I don't think I've posted before. They mirror my current feeling of going around in circles, repeating... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 17/03/2010 | 13 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Textures

 

textures of home #5

What does an insomniac artist do at 3 am instead of sleeping? Scanning and blogging. Might as well be creative, eh.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/03/2010 | 7 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Textures

 

textures of home #4

                    Macro views of the tiles on top of a coffee table built by my husband over 40 years ago, weathered, much used and loved. Edited March 10th, 2010: A few curious folk have asked... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/03/2010 | 13 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

hippeastrum, withering

                    this flower a few weeks later.... bittersweet beauty in the dying, like the transparent skin and veins of an ancient elder's hands... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/03/2010 | 14 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

textures of home #3

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Marja-Leena | 02/03/2010 | 7 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

textures of home #2, Photoshop

            If you are a photographer and PhotoShop user like I am, you may enjoy this interesting article by David Pogue: Photoshop and Photography: When Is It Real? in the New York Times With thanks to Finnish author... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/02/2010 | 6 comments
themes: Photography, Photoworks, Textures

 

textures of home

                    I look closely around home I see with new eyes... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/02/2010 | 10 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

hippeastrum

                    More flower shots, a study of a gorgeous amaryllis. I just can't help myself for these remind me of Georgia O'Keeffe. Odd this passion, for I've never used flowers in my paintings or prints.    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 21/02/2010 | 15 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

she sees shells

                    like an explorer of new lands with a new eye, a new lens finding exciting textures to inspire her inner printmaker    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/02/2010 | 13 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Textures

 

leaf lace

    a finely delicate, yet strong, lace-like skeleton of a magnolia leaf....    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/01/2010 | 7 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

spring-like

busy and tired but enjoying spring-like days blooms of witch hazel and snowdrops croci flowering unusually early this year (these are buds on an oleander in the solarium, not outdoors)... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/01/2010 | 4 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

macros: January garden

                        Thank you all for the comments and conversation on my last post about my efforts on learning macro photography. Above are the photos I took that same day outdoors in our garden using the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/01/2010 | 8 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photography, Photoworks

 

on macro photography


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Marja-Leena | 17/01/2010 | 23 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photography, Photoworks

 

scanning fun

            One day in the kitchen just after the holidays, I had the sudden urge to scan something that was on its way into the garbage. Here are a few of the images I captured. I bet... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/01/2010 | 7 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Textures, Tools and technology

 

on the seashore

            More photos from a recent walk.... what can I say? Somewhat related, from the archives: CARcass on shore... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 11/01/2010 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

branching out

                practicing with the new camera lens, still on a steep learning curve...    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/01/2010 | 6 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

sunrise

Nature in her gaudiest dress made a sudden dramatic though brief appearance on the world's stage this morning. Hastily snapped between 7:48 and 7:55 a.m. at the front door as I was leaving the house and then standing at... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/01/2010 | 8 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

after the rains (2)

Ever since I remember, I've been captivated by little burbly creeks, especially when they seem to appear where none were before, by the water dancing over rocks and soil, urgently, ever forward, downwards, forming little waterfalls, emerging out of... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/01/2010 | 17 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

after the rains

                looking down, seeing sky at my feet    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 03/01/2010 | 5 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

winter reflection

December 24th, 2009 at 8:24 a.m.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/12/2009 | 7 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

frost stars


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Marja-Leena | 08/12/2009 | 11 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

frost ferns

7:30 a.m. this morning, on the solarium skylights then later a little playing with photoshop.... compare with frost fractals and first frost... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/12/2009 | 11 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

Hornby's driftwood

                    salt and sun bleached beached tree, roots like twisted tentacles squeezing blue green rocks in captivity    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/11/2009 | 15 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

revisiting Hornby's petroglyphs

This year's mini-vacation to Hornby Island was a sort of pilgrimage for me as we revisited some favourite spots from past visits. It must be over 15 years ago when we first saw the petroglyphs made by early First... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/11/2009 | 13 comments
themes: Books, Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rock Art & Archaeology, Rocks

 

more rock lace

            ...on the very photogenic Hornby Island, naturally!... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 02/11/2009 | 13 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rocks

 

all hallow's

A little bit of spookiness created just for you, dear readers, to put you in the mood for Samhain, All Hallow's or Halloween, All Saints Day, Day of the Dead, Kekri or whatever you celebrate this weekend! If this... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 30/10/2009 | 5 comments
themes: Culture, Photoworks, Rocks

 

Hornby rock lace

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Marja-Leena | 26/10/2009 | 15 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rocks

 

more Hornby rocks

a few more photos of Hornby Island's rocks a busy week but in a good way, despite continuing insomnia fall gardening, housework and much art making a most heartwarming time with a friend here for dinner and breakfast life... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/10/2009 | 16 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rocks

 

Paris: details #2

    Some time ago already I had finished the posts about our London and UK portion of our spring trip. Since then I've been trying to find time to get back to writing about our week in Paris before this... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/09/2009 | 6 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures, Travel

 

Hornby's jellyfish

                            On our recent visit to Hornby Island, we were amazed by how many jellyfish were on the beaches and rocks. They had beautiful and rich coloured patterns, were mostly around 15" across, though... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/09/2009 | 18 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

on the Hornby ferry

                These interesting textures and colours caught my eye on the ferry to Hornby Island on our recent trip, an addition to these and these ferry pics.    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/09/2009 | 3 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

more ferry pics

Arriving at the Denman Island ferry terminal:             On the ferry to Hornby Island:            ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/09/2009 | 3 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Urban

 

on a ferry

        The many photos from our week in Paris, way back in May, are still awaiting to be posted! And now I have all these photos of our recent island hopping mini-vacation that I'm eager to share. These were... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/09/2009 | 11 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Urban

 

Hornby Island photos

Still very busy, now preparing for a new schedule for this fall as I head back to the printmaking studio, but wanted to quickly post some photos of the amazing rocks on Hornby Island. More to come...... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/09/2009 | 12 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rocks

 

London: details #6

                Continuing the photo series of street furniture in London's Muswell Hill neighbourhood... I love Thomas Dudley, Dauntless Ductile who sounds like a character in a children's storybook. See also: London: details (#1) London: details #2... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/08/2009 | 11 comments
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban

 

London: details #5

                    More details underfoot and on garden walls in London's Muswell Hill neighbourhood See also: London: details (#1) London: details #2 London: details #3 London: details #4... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/08/2009 | 20 comments
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban

 

fruit or nut?

        The magnolia tree is in its second though lighter bloom. While pruning some of it I found this odd cluster. Is it fruit, nut, seedpod or aberration?    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/08/2009 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

London: details #4

                More from London's Muswell Hill neighbourhood See also: London: details (#1) London: details #2 London: details #3 PS July 28th: Compare these to some in Vancouver... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 21/07/2009 | 13 comments
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban

 

Ancient Britain: flint

                Odd title, I know. One of the very interesting tidbits of knowledge passed on by our tour guide was that the Wiltshire region of England, home of the ancient sites we visited on our tour,... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/07/2009 | 19 comments
themes: History, Photoworks, Rocks, Travel

 

treasure hunt 2

        ...another find while digging in the backyard ...feeling a need to play with images right now ...be back with the travel reports soon    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 03/07/2009 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

treasure hunt

        Found on an 'archeological' dig in the backyard, what stories lay beneath encrusted dirt and rust?        ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 02/07/2009 | 6 comments
themes: Found Objects, Photoworks

 

Brighton's roofs: details

                        Some closer shots of Brighton's fascinating roof panorama and some of its wild life. The seagull nest attracted me, and soon the watchful seagull came closer... in warning or in friendly interest? Note the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/06/2009 | be the first to comment
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban

 

Brighton's roofs

                    Lunch in Brighton was in a lively large Italian restaurant. We were seated upstairs in a bright room next to large windows that looked out onto rooftops. The roofs and chimney pots in London... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/06/2009 | 7 comments
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban

 

London: details #3

                Continuing my photo series of details that caught my eye in London... The earlier ones are here and here. More still to come. UPDATE: details #4... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/06/2009 | 12 comments
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban

 

empty nest


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Marja-Leena | 07/06/2009 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

London: details #2

                When I did take photographs, it seemed to be mostly when I was captivated by interesting or unusual details. In London's Muswell Hill neighbourhood, I was amazed at the great variety of utility covers underfoot... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/05/2009 | 14 comments
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban

 

Paris: details

    Throughout our trip to London, a few parts of England and now Paris, I've been constantly looking, seeing, feeling, soaking in everything and letting my husband do most of the photography. Now and then I feel the urge... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 19/05/2009 | 6 comments
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban

 

London: details

        See also: London: details #2 London: details #3... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/05/2009 | 12 comments
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban

 

emergence

                I love this: from Latin emergere ‘bring to light’... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/04/2009 | 14 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

old leaf

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Marja-Leena | 03/04/2009 | 18 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

stinking rose

                This sometimes affectionate nickname for garlic probably didn't refer to its subtle beauty but these images do, don't you think? Joining onion skin and cabbage leaves, it seems that there may be a series emerging...... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/03/2009 | 18 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

from the inside

looking out...            ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/03/2009 | 12 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

crocus, croci

These are now getting flattened by heavy rains, so I'm glad I picked a few of these on Friday to scan.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 16/03/2009 | 14 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

hellebore

Another early harbinger of spring here in Vancouver.... Later, at 1:00 pm - did I say spring? Big fat snowflakes are falling fast, as has the temperature, and we have a snowfall warning! Last weekend all over again, sigh.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/03/2009 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

snowdrops

It is amazing that the snowdrops are still in bloom. They had a late start and are lasting unusually long with this very cold winter and delayed spring. It's been sunny and very cold this week but it's now... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/03/2009 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

English Bay: sky

                    This is the fourth and last of the series of photos that I took about a month ago in English Bay. The feeling of the immense sky overhead struck me powerfully. It made me realize... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 06/03/2009 | 15 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

the butter dish

            Or, the ex-butter dish. I still have the little pitcher. Both were made by a local potter long ago and were gifts from my husband. Other 'breaks' featured on these pages (this is getting embarrassing): a... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 01/03/2009 | 20 comments
themes: Found Objects, Photoworks

 

enmeshed

        Added later: scanned onion skins... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 26/02/2009 | 13 comments
themes: Found Objects, Photoworks

 

English Bay: reflections

                Third of the English Bay series, this time of the mirror-like surface of the Second Beach Pool on the edge of the bay in Stanley Park. A lovely aerial view of it may be seen... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 21/02/2009 | 6 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Urban

 

remains of last fall

            now trimmed above new buds awaiting spring... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/02/2009 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

English Bay: beach

                    More photos from that lovely day at English Bay.... Wishing all my readers a Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Friendship Day as celebrated in Finland. Addendum: The other photos in this series: English Bay: trees... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/02/2009 | 16 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

cabbage leaves


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Marja-Leena | 10/02/2009 | 15 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

English Bay: trees

                    One lovely and warm spring-like day last week, we went out for a walk in the late afternoon along Vancouver's famous English Bay at Stanley Park. Camera happy that day, I captured an amazing... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/02/2009 | 12 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

looking up

       ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/02/2009 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

birch bark

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Marja-Leena | 30/01/2009 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

broken bowl

                Other breaks: another broken bowl reflections in broken glass broken glass ornament the butter dish... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/01/2009 | 9 comments
themes: Found Objects, 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

 

thaw

        yesterday: rain, melting snow, flooded streets this morning, sunshine; this afternoon, more rain? heavy clumps of snow falling off trees and roof edges         still deep white yards, snowbanks, tracks on roads tilting snowmen, carrot noses pointed... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/12/2008 | 13 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

broken glass

        decorated the tree this evening another glass ornament fell to pieces first decorations from our first Christmas becoming fewer each year... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 16/12/2008 | 13 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Found Objects, Photoworks

 

everyday object

        washing hands soap dish needs cleaning lovingly made by a local potter first an object of desire, then a gift then utilitarian, everyday-ish cracked yet still worthy of admiration just look and see    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/12/2008 | 9 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

wings

        Allow me a little self-congratulatory pat on the back - qarrtsiluni has my photo Wings up! And I'm told that this is my tenth publication in it, and that you can see all of them here. qarrtsiluni's current... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 21/11/2008 | 14 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Found Objects, Photoworks

 

rain and leaves

windswept rain-washed leaves, stuck on skylights... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/11/2008 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

if walls could speak

                (from my photo series of the Britannia Shipyard in Steveston)    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 02/11/2008 | 9 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Textures

 

seeds of time

                        If you can look into the seeds of time...                 - Wm. Shakespeare: Macbeth) An hour's study of nature is a year's worth of prayer.                 -... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/10/2008 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

leaf study

                Delighting in the colours and patterns of tiny found leaves, I've been playing with them on the scanner. How thrilling to see the fine veins and hairs in the huge enlargements on the monitor, and... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/10/2008 | 14 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

walls

            worn out walls signs of the past portents of the future? (continuing photo series of the Britannia Shipyard in Steveston)... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/10/2008 | 6 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Textures

 

artifacts

        more images taken at the old Britannia Shipyard in Steveston    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/09/2008 | 6 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

today's finds


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Marja-Leena | 19/09/2008 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

windows

        Last Saturday we drove daughter Elisa, J, our granddaughters and piles of luggage to the airport. They are off to Europe to work and travel until Christmas. My, the house is quiet now with just the three of... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/09/2008 | 10 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Urban

 

locked doors

            Yesterday at the old shipyards in Steveston, BC (more details to come later). Sept 10th update: see next post. Much later: more from the Old Britannia Shipyard here: artifacts walls if walls could speak... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/09/2008 | 9 comments
themes: Canada and BC, History, Photoworks, Urban

 

more steps

        Steps for big people. Compare to the steps for little people. Non-organic vs organic. Industry vs play.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/09/2008 | 3 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

a step

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Marja-Leena | 03/09/2008 | 7 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

poetry postcards

        I'm delighted to share with you that Tom Montag and I have had our collaboration Blue accepted and up at Postal Poetry, an exciting new site for individually and collaboratively created poetry postcards. Tom has already expressed his... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 01/09/2008 | 4 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Blogging, Found Objects, Photoworks

 

last of the old

    This may be the last vestige of the old industrial district along False Creek, Vancouver. Luxury condominiums and the Olympic Village are moving in. What a change.    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 31/08/2008 | 4 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

nameless tree

    On the way to the studio this morning, I paused, as I often do, to admire this magnificent tree with its long evergreen needles and long green cones, longer than my large hands, numerous open dry cones at... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/08/2008 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

serenity

                Wishing calmness and serenity to friends in emotional turmoil. Though I know them only virtually, I'm surprised how much I feel their pain.    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 31/07/2008 | 6 comments
themes: Blogging, Nature, Photoworks

 

an English-Finnish dictionary


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an immigrant's tool, an almost-bible, a book of days...

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Marja-Leena | 29/07/2008 | 25 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Found Objects, History, Linguistics, Photoworks

 

for Beth

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Marja-Leena | 27/07/2008 | 5 comments
themes: Blogging, Nature, Photoworks

 

grasses in the wind

    That visit to the pier offered many photo-ops including some lovely plantings of natural grasses.         I loved the evening light shining behind them; their movement in the gentle breezes made it a challenge to capture them... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/07/2008 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

textures, patterns, shadows


I found interesting textures and patterns on the pier,

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Marja-Leena | 23/07/2008 | 12 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

3D scanning techniques

    I love how blogging can foster some interesting conversations and connections, and sometimes give food for more blogging material. A few weeks ago, British blogger Barrett Bonden of Works Well expressed interest in the equipment I use in... [Continue Reading...]

summer in the backyard


A glimpse into what is at its best in our backyard right now

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Marja-Leena | 12/07/2008 | 12 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

dinosaur rock

        This cool find on the beach this morning is making me wonder about the geological journeys it has gone through before arriving on our shores.    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/07/2008 | 12 comments
themes: Photoworks, Rocks

 

inside


Buried deep inside blowsy peony petals, like the parts of a heart...

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Marja-Leena | 26/06/2008 | 10 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

pattern study

        a study of light, textures, patterns...... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/06/2008 | 6 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

early this morning

    looking through the skylight, a glimmer of sunshine, too brief... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/06/2008 | 12 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

onion skin


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..one day in the kitchen...

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Marja-Leena | 02/06/2008 | 13 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

time for play

        Alternating between gardening and utter exhaustion these May days, I've not being doing anything in the art-making side of my life. Interrupted by showers in sunshine this afternoon, I had time to play! Wanting to try making... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 26/05/2008 | 11 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

lines of age

        The lines on the rock are like the lines on the face of an elder. What events have created them? Where have these rocks come from? What tumultuous journeys have they suffered? How old are they?    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/05/2008 | 2 comments
themes: History, Photoworks, Rock Art & Archaeology, Rocks

 

twisted

       ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 21/05/2008 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

ripples

       ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/05/2008 | 8 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

history

       ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 02/05/2008 | 7 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

mesh

       ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/04/2008 | 2 comments
themes: Found Objects, Photoworks

 

behind the sign

        looking through dirty glass, looking through the sign, looking over the water, seeing towers        ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/04/2008 | 3 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

bruised


He brought me some branches of magnolia
bruised by the fall, the snow and the frost...

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Marja-Leena | 21/04/2008 | 7 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

rust circle

    Years ago an artist friend gave me this circular, rusted, thin metal object. She had found it in a farmer's field in France. I love how this man-made object, probably a part from some farm machinery, had begun... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 11/04/2008 | 7 comments
themes: Found Objects, Photoworks

 

the Dollar Mill

        Revisiting the old Dollar Mill on a recent sunny Sunday afternoon. Recalling how this place inspired a few prints some years ago. Wishing I'd had my better camera with me.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 06/04/2008 | 3 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

encrusted


water weathered wood and iron
encrusted rust and fungus
in metamorphosis

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Marja-Leena | 03/04/2008 | 12 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

branching

       ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 30/03/2008 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

hurrying to the sea

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Marja-Leena | 24/03/2008 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

signs


signs of bursting
delicate green buds on bushes
native flowering currants....

Addendum March 17th, 2008: I've been short on words so I think you may enjoy reading lichen, a beautiful post and photo by my daughter Erika.....

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Marja-Leena | 15/03/2008 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

prickly

                Busy with my art work this week but tired and jet-lagged, I must say that I dislike daylight saving time! Tell me again what we are saving.    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/03/2008 | 8 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

tracks

       ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/03/2008 | 12 comments
themes: Photoworks, Textures

 

CARcass on shore

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Marja-Leena | 03/03/2008 | 9 comments
themes: Found Objects, Photoworks

 

earthworks #4


Still remembering McKenzie Beach, near Pacific Rim National Park, BC....

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Marja-Leena | 28/02/2008 | 7 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

small things


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Marja-Leena | 23/02/2008 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

guess

        guess what this is....... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/02/2008 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

earthworks #3

        on McKenzie Beach, near Pacific Rim National Park, BC, February 3rd, 2008... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 17/02/2008 | 8 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Textures

 

nature's sculpture

        found sitting in a tidal pool on a beach in Pacific Rim National Park, BC how I wanted to take it home make a meditation pool for it in the garden but 'twas way too big and heavy... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/02/2008 | 9 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rocks

 

earthworks #2

        on Long Beach, Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia, February 3, 2008... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/02/2008 | 9 comments
themes: Photoworks, Rocks

 

earthworks #1

        on McKenzie Beach, near Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia, February 3rd, 2008... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/02/2008 | 6 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Textures

 

crackle

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Marja-Leena | 30/01/2008 | 3 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

sepia memories

Meandering thoughts inspired by Jean's sepia photos

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Marja-Leena | 22/01/2008 | 10 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

calligraphic

                Do you think there may be hidden messages here? My mind must be on Qarrtsiluni's latest theme, Hidden Messages. The deadline for submissions for this issue is January 31st. (I'm still working on it...)... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/01/2008 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

on the road


during today's walk....

manholecover1.jpg

more...

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Marja-Leena | 18/01/2008 | 12 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Urban

 

sensual

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Marja-Leena | 08/01/2008 | 16 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

frost and shadows


fine frost etching, edging leaves and blades of grass...

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Marja-Leena | 07/12/2007 | 5 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

on the windowsill

dead flies
curled up spider
feathery white moth

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Marja-Leena | 26/11/2007 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

Happy American Thanksgiving

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Marja-Leena | 21/11/2007 | 10 comments
themes: Culture, Nature, Photoworks

 

silhouettes


a walk in the park
chasing clouds, dancing light
light and shadow, black and white

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Marja-Leena | 10/11/2007 | 3 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

leaves on glass

stained glass of rusty red and yellow

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Marja-Leena | 07/11/2007 | 18 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

ship in the fog


Spooky sights lingering after last week's witching
Thick morning fog parting, revealing...

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Marja-Leena | 05/11/2007 | 6 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Urban

 

sonnenstein, sunstone

...With ancient sonnenstein, beseech the sun's return

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Marja-Leena | 20/10/2007 | 11 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Textures

 

spider's web

On this glorious sunny Sunday morning, all the more precious when sunshine has been so scarce this fall, I spotted a very delicate, very perfect silky spider's web outside one window. I asked my husband, a much better photographer... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/10/2007 | 11 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

nightship

                awake at 4:30 am, enthralled by brilliant moonlight dancing lights on the water like dreams of water ballet... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/09/2007 | 11 comments
themes: Home, Photoworks, Urban

 

rocks bearing fossils

        Eight years ago, when I had an exhibition of my works in a gallery in Edmonton, Alberta, my husband and I decided to deliver my framed works by car and make this journey into a bit of a... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 21/09/2007 | 6 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rock Art & Archaeology, Rocks

 

playtime

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

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

 

spiny fruit

DaturaFruit.jpg

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Marja-Leena | 06/09/2007 | 2 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

moss painting

            Ugly or beautiful? Isn't it odd that it depends on which hat I'm wearing. Am I judging the state of the property? Or am I in my artist's state of mind?    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/08/2007 | 9 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

studio floor

        Another one from this photo expedition... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/08/2007 | 11 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

contemplation

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Marja-Leena | 22/08/2007 | 7 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

reflections in broken glass

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Marja-Leena | 19/08/2007 | 10 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

yesterday at 5:20 am

        Heavy clouds overhead, a giant's puffy quilt straight edge parallel to mountain range strip of sky beneath and between brightening with dawn, rose and gold a German Romantic painting    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/08/2007 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

broken

    "It is a dying lamp, a falling shower, A breaking billow: - even whilst we speak Is it not broken?"     - P.B. Shelley: Adonais... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/08/2007 | 13 comments
themes: Found Objects, Photoworks

 

Writing-on-Stone Park

This morning, I was very excited by an article in our newspaper about Writing-on-Stone Park in Alberta, a very important place for me, spiritually and artistically. Unfortunately, the online version does not include the photos of some of the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/08/2007 | 7 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Rock Art & Archaeology, Rocks

 

Hornby Island rocks

    From time to time over the life of this blog, I've been posting some of my favourite photos of the uniquely weathered rocks on Hornby Island. They've inspired and become essential portions of many of my works, first... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 30/07/2007 | 8 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Rocks

 

experiment no.4

This is becoming a mini series of playful experiments!... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/07/2007 | 7 comments
themes: Found Objects, Photoworks

 

the little moth

As I sat down at my desk yesterday morning, my eye was distracted by some movement in the window next to me - a tiny pale moth fluttering between the screen and the closed casement window. It must have... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 26/07/2007 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

about Photoworks


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Marja-Leena | 23/07/2007 | 6 comments
themes: Blogging, Photoworks, Textures

 

experiment no.3

continuing play with materials and textures still not sure where these are going See also experiment no.1, no.2, and no.4... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/07/2007 | 7 comments
themes: Found Objects, Photography, Photoworks

 

textures

    More photos from last Saturday's walk         I'm obsessed by textures, can you tell?    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/07/2007 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photography, Photoworks

 

070707


trying out a recently purchased smaller digital camera

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Marja-Leena | 08/07/2007 | 2 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photography, Photoworks

 

experiment no.2



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Marja-Leena | 02/07/2007 | 4 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Found Objects, Photography, Photoworks

 

experiment no.1


experiment1.jpg

playing around with various images
not sure where these are going yet
here's the first one in early formation

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Marja-Leena | 20/06/2007 | 8 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Found Objects, Photoworks

 

gardens, woodpiles, rain


woodpile1.jpg

He cleaned the woodpile
Textures intrigued the artist

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Marja-Leena | 04/06/2007 | 9 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Textures

 

found art (1)


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a magical find in our backyard, under the magnolia tree...

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Marja-Leena | 27/05/2007 | 15 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

beach art


hornbybeachart.jpg

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Marja-Leena | 17/05/2007 | 10 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Rocks

 

this earth

Another one from a favourite place... If you are curious about where this photograph was taken, see the comments in the previous post.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/05/2007 | 9 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photography, Photoworks, Rocks

 

still


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Marja-Leena | 09/05/2007 | 5 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Rocks

 

a photo



a photo taken on a favourite island...

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Marja-Leena | 07/05/2007 | 2 comments
themes: Photoworks, Rocks

 

a rock



an odd-shaped covered in barnacles...

I stop and wonder how ancient it is, how far it has travelled

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Marja-Leena | 28/04/2007 | 9 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Rocks

 

stones or bones?

These rocks make me think of weathered old bones of some prehistoric creature.

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Marja-Leena | 12/04/2007 | 8 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photography, Photoworks, Rocks

 

venation


magnolialeaves3.jpg

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Marja-Leena | 15/03/2007 | 7 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

my left foot


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

 

hands


hand.jpg

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

 

ephemeral

frostbeforesunrise.jpg

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Marja-Leena | 15/01/2007 | 8 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

snow graffiti

I felt inspired to do a little graffiti on the sparkling pristine canvas on the deck.

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Marja-Leena | 02/12/2006 | 4 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

reflections


ice.jpg

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Marja-Leena | 28/11/2006 | 5 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

fall colours

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Marja-Leena | 16/10/2006 | 11 comments
themes: Photoworks, Rocks

 

passages

in the Wallenstein Garden, Prague, 2002 a cellar in Prague, 2002... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 02/10/2006 | 3 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

one step


Some days we just have to take it one step at a time

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Marja-Leena | 22/09/2006 | 11 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Urban

 

insomnia


concrete.jpg

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Marja-Leena | 13/09/2006 | 9 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Urban

 

long weekend (3)


physalis.jpg

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Marja-Leena | 04/09/2006 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

industrial art

There's beauty even on an industrial site if you open your eyes wide.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 30/08/2006 | 3 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Urban

 

a malady


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Marja-Leena | 28/08/2006 | 3 comments
themes: Blogging, Nature, Photoworks

 

more underfoot


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Marja-Leena | 23/08/2006 | 5 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

underfoot

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Marja-Leena | 21/08/2006 | 4 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

stairway

On the trail in Writing-on-Stone Park

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Marja-Leena | 31/07/2006 | 10 comments
themes: Photoworks, Rocks

 

more rock

Another photo of some of the thousands of rocks at Writing-on-Stone Park...

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Marja-Leena | 16/07/2006 | 4 comments
themes: Photoworks, Rocks

 

rust


rust.jpg

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Marja-Leena | 09/07/2006 | 7 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Textures

 

pensive


WosspRock.jpg

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Marja-Leena | 06/07/2006 | 13 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Music, Other artists, Photoworks, Rocks

 

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

 

caught in a web

A long and mighty battle between these two insects outside a window next to our front door had us transfixed with fascination, as well as some horror and pity for the winged creature. We could not identify this winged... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/06/2006 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Neat stuff, Photoworks

 

fetus rock

Recently I happily leafed through some of my favourite photographs taken over a decade ago on Hornby Island, BC. The ocean weathered rocks and the petroglyphs were of endless fascination to me, and I eagerly captured these on film.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/06/2006 | 6 comments
themes: Meta-morphosis, Photoworks, Printworks, Rocks

 

tidy up

a Hornby Island petroglyph

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Marja-Leena | 05/05/2006 | 8 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Rocks, Tools and technology

 

sea shells

...another one of some objects that I scanned..

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Marja-Leena | 19/04/2006 | 14 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

photo expedition


studiofloor308.jpg

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Marja-Leena | 29/03/2006 | 5 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Urban

 

spiral


a scan of a small ammonite

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Marja-Leena | 10/02/2006 | 18 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

footprints

Numerous walkers, joggers, and cyclists travelled along the path and I was captivated by their tracks on the sand.

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Marja-Leena | 05/02/2006 | 12 comments
themes: Photography, Photoworks, Urban

 

scanning


root.jpg

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Marja-Leena | 25/01/2006 | 10 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks, Tools and technology

 

first snow


snowlace.jpg

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Marja-Leena | 29/11/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

first frost

This morning on waking I was startled to see a white coat of frost everywhere! Here on the westcoast we know November is the rainiest month so it's a visual treat whenever we have sunshine, and when we see... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/11/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Neat stuff, Photoworks

 

writers and hoodoos

What are hoodoos? Do the hoodoos have native petroglyphs or pictographs? Is "hoodoo" an aboriginal word?

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badlands, hoodoos & petroglyphs


hoodoos.jpg

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Marja-Leena | 20/06/2005 | 3 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Rock Art & Archaeology, Rocks

 

frost fractals

a fleeting art installation

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Marja-Leena | 05/12/2004 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

circle

a tree stump on Vancouver Island

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Marja-Leena | 11/05/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Nature, Other artists, Photoworks