Living creatively, love of photography, and passionate living.

About

I’m the happiest when I can create.  It doesn’t matter what it is–a meal, a sewing project, a photographic image or collage.  I just NEED to always be making something! I love being inspired by what is around me, as well as the work of others.  I often wonder if other people “see” things the way I do, because I am so overwhelmed with the color in things and the way it can make me feel.  It’s invigorating. Right now, my passion is photography. 

I have worked in a large Commercial Studio for Sheplers (the “world’s largest western-wear clothing store”), and in a local photo lab.  Both for a total of the last 8 years of my life.  I own a DSLR camera and love using it because it gives me ease of access to manipulate the images I am able to capture.  I have worked on other photographers images when I worked in the photo lab and as a freelance Digital Imager.  Through these jobs, I learned a lot about lighting, styling, and working with the client to help not only make them presentable, but to make them feel at ease so they could bring out their best through the image.   

I have a background in fine arts and that taught me all about color, composition, and creativity.  Being technical in photography is not enough.  You need those 3 “C’s” for it all to click!   I am by no means a pro — yet.  But if you want to call me a “natural,”  I’ll accept that title gladly! 

I’ve also done work as a lampshade maker.  I did that for 12 years and started to phase out of that little by little when I became a single parent.  It’s called “needing a steady paycheck and benefits” to be able to raise my two children alone.  But during the time I was doing the lampshades, I had some pretty exciting jobs.  I did the lampshades for the AirForce One plane(s) during the Bush administration, and I did the lampshades for the Prince of Saudi Arabia’s plane!  I felt so honored and special to do those projects.  I also did a lot of work for Interior Designers and just regular folk off the street. 

I am working on some things to get back into the lampshade business soon, hopefully.  You’ll see those things here when I get everything settled. 

…and, I love to write.  I always have lots going on in my head and am forever contemplating the things that go on in the world around me.  So, if you like to read,  you’ll definitely want to keep checking back here. 

Love and Peace,

Rita

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28 responses

  1. picturesspeak

    Hey! This is a very nice website.

    But needs some more time to post your creativity extensively.

    How old is your site?

    Anyway, God bless…

    September 3, 2010 at 4:19 am

    • Yes, I will be putting more in that category as I go along. Still new to this and takes a lot of work! Thanks for checking me out.

      September 3, 2010 at 4:53 pm

      • picturesspeak

        I really like those who are creative and loves to present themselves with their creativity.

        visit my other website: http://asmideep.webs.com

        September 7, 2010 at 2:55 am

  2. who

    creative minds are the most attractive

    September 19, 2010 at 6:10 pm

  3. Very cool blog. I especially like the pictures of the stealth planes.

    Wishing you success and the best days.

    October 10, 2010 at 8:57 am

  4. Loved your ‘ About me’ and agree with your 3 ‘c’ Philosophy ! i am more inspired now.

    Looking forward for your settled lampshade business. 🙂

    Faraz

    November 17, 2010 at 1:16 am

    • Faraz, I took a peek at your site and loved it! I love your writings and your descriptions make me imagine myself to be right there when you talk about an adventure or a day you are having. Keep writing! And taking lots of pictures! Will be checking back always. Thanks for looking at my site and I am glad if it could inspire you.

      November 17, 2010 at 4:32 am

      • Thank you so much. Though i not a writer, but i scribble sometimes, just for fun. i am delighted that you liked it.
        And photography is what i had been saving for. Unless you have a camera that helps you to catch the moment that is thr in your mind. Surely will post some of my decent pictures.

        Pls do come back. will love it .
        Faraz!

        November 17, 2010 at 5:19 am

  5. elmer

    love your shots.

    November 26, 2010 at 12:23 am

    • Thank you, so much. Please, come and take a look anytime.

      November 26, 2010 at 2:00 am

  6. leahsinger

    Thanks for visiting my blog today. Yours is great and I’ll be back. LOVE the photos!

    December 3, 2010 at 12:07 am

  7. syiar

    hi greetings from my

    December 6, 2010 at 11:33 pm

  8. Thanks for checking out my blog today at Freshly Pressed.
    I read your About Me section. I love, love, love creative people. So glad I found your blog:)
    BTW, White Christmas is my all time fav holiday movie and I want to watch It’s A Wonderful Life too. If we lived closer, I’d watch it with you.
    Hope you are enjoying this Christmas season….

    December 16, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    • That’s so sweet! If we lived closer, I’d have already invited you! I have read some of your other posts before and commented (once, when you Freshly Pressed before!) and like your sense of humor. I’ll definitely be checking it out again.

      Merry Christmas to you, too! And go watch some Christmas movies now!

      December 17, 2010 at 12:53 am

  9. Great to see a creative person’s blog. 🙂 Nice text in about page here. I can see that clearly. 🙂

    Are you available on gtalk for chat?

    December 23, 2010 at 7:29 am

  10. How did you add that audio, by the way? Looks interesting.

    December 23, 2010 at 7:30 am

    • Hi, Sajib. Thanks for checking out my space here. I don’t know what “Gtalk” is, but I just went to the help section on WordPress and found some info about how to add audio. I had to buy extra space to add audio, but it was very inexpensive. Hope that helps you!

      December 23, 2010 at 10:28 am

  11. Rita,

    Recently you commented on my post 8 Tips To Surviving Your Dysfunctional Family During The Holidays. I just wanted to check back and see how your holidays went. Also, I love the pictures!

    Brian

    December 28, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    • Hi, Brian. My holidays were wonderful! Thanks for asking. Hope yours went smoothly and that you have a Happy New Year that brings you all you could ever want and hope for in your life! Thanks for stopping back by and viewing my photos. Come back anytime!

      December 28, 2010 at 9:24 pm

  12. Creativity…now that’s a word i love to hear. I’m also into kinda photography but more of a hobby…nice posts .

    January 25, 2011 at 10:03 am

  13. Just found your blog. And I had to say that I love your header photo with the sunset. Simply gorgeous!

    January 25, 2011 at 10:09 am

    • Thank you! I hope you look around at some of my other photography, too. Come back anytime.

      January 25, 2011 at 10:27 am

  14. Small world….On our bedroom wall is the certificate my sweetie got after flying on Air Force One (as a NYT photographer) with Bush. So he may have seen your lampshades!

    Loved your post about eating out alone. I do it all the time and treasure every minute of it.

    Congrats on the FP….stop by Broadside and have a visit. I thrive on creativity and celebrate it whenever I find it.

    http://caitlinkelly.com/

    January 26, 2011 at 8:57 am

    • Awesome! I will definitely pay your blog a visit. Thanks a bunch for your comment!

      January 26, 2011 at 9:05 am

  15. I love your blog! I have awarded you with the Versatile Blogger Award. Check it out on my blog

    March 23, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    • Aw, gee, thanks! I’m flattered and will follow up on this in my next post!

      March 23, 2011 at 10:48 pm

  16. We read your post about your visit to our city. We’re very happy that you enjoyed your visit to Downtown Pueblo and our Pueblo Parade of Lights. I would like to add your photos to our websites http://www.pueblodowntown.com and http://www.puebloparadeoflights.com and, of course, will give you credit and a link to your blog. Come back soon! Pueblo has several festivals in the Riverwalk area.

    December 28, 2015 at 8:32 pm

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