it is nearly new year and I decided to make a bold move. I changed my theme here on WP – what do you think? My aim was to lessen the clutter and give the spotlight on my photos.
As you know I am not a writer, I don’t have that much to say at least I do not think that too many would be interested in my rambling style of writing. My writing reflects the clutter in my mind, hopping and popping from one thought to an other. So to get a something other than a mind flow kind of text from me here is a challenge. I reserve that to my work. This is for my photos, the way I see the world through my lens.
As a hint of the coming month – I am once again picking a theme. I will be visiting friends in Florida in January, so my photos will be filled with sunshine and sights. I am posting some photos from my previous trip to begin with and when I get there, my uploads will all from my mobile as I an not going to carry my laptop with me – you know I will be on holiday.
Hi, I have finally activated myself at my Facebook page, I would highly appreciate a follow if you are in the mood for it. Sometimes it easier to look at the pictures a there than to come to the blogs, so if interested here is a link Ritva’s Art – Ritva Sillanmäki . I should give it a new name, that sounds so boring, even if it is kind of informative, any suggestions ?
time for my moment in sun – this years winter vacation is starting tomorrow. See you all in February with new photos. Looking forward to nice restaurant, good food, sea, SUN and warmth. Warm Florida awaits for us.
This photo is from a visit to Capri and has nothing to do with my next destination. I just like the photo 🙂 the feeling in it.
Happy New year to all my Blog friends. I filmed this fireworks at Kirkkonummi, Finland. Finland is having it’s 100 year birthday this year so even in our small community we started with a nice welcome to 2017! 100 years of Independence is something to celebrate.
The past year has been hard, so I put my faith on the hope that it can only be better this year! Happy New Year, dear friends!
I have been blogging for some time. In the begin I was slow getting followers, as I had no idea of what I was doing. Them in 2014 I gained a lot of new followers, I was very active…, back then.I started to work fulltime again and surprise, surprise, it slowed down. This spring I have gained many new followers to my surprise and joy.
I am so glad and happy for the old followers, and grateful that you still come and comment, even if I am very bad and lazy about doing it myself. Sorry about that!
I am also extremely happy for the new ones, thanks so much for the follows it means a lot to me.
I am one short for 1000 followers…anyone want to be the 1000 follower?
I thought that I show my workspace, share what I love about it ….with you and WeWork, a co-working company.
As you can see from the photos, it is comfy, with something new and something old in it. My husband has renovated the old cupboard and round table to suit the style of the office. Old wool rug to give warmth and softness to it. Lundia shelving – not my fav anymore, but it certainly holds the books, old vinyl records , photo albums in perfectly. I have gifts from my sisters handmade patchwork quilt, a crocheted tablecloth, Both skills I admire and cannot do. I have my sons old teddy bears… memories. I have my editing tools here, my paintings and sculptures liven up the walls and counters, everything I need. I am happy with it.
The view from with changing seasons is an inspiration, to grab may camera and find beauty in the nature.
I’ve linked this post to (www.wework.com/locations) .
Welcome to my pages.
I’m a student of life; I see beauty in nature, people and the world around me, small details and complete view. Without the ability to actualize an idea or concept, art would not exist. My work is a constant search for the best way to interpret the ideas that I have about myself and the world I live in. I do not limit myself to one medium, style, or concept.
Inspiration and ideas change. My knowledge changes and grows. Each piece I create is simultaneously an extension from the past, where I’ve come from and what I’ve learned, as well as a preview of the future, where I’m going.
I do not classify myself as just a photographer, as some might think from looking at my work. I am a sculptor, a painter, a photographer, an artist.
If a viewer stops for just a moment to view and reflect on a photograph, a photo collage or a painting I have created, then I have succeeded in my work.
RITVA’S ART Impressions of the world as I see it
RITVA’S ART – PAINTINGS & SCULPTURE My visions of the world