Tend Your Chicks

Chickens come home to roost, and so do your thoughts. Be careful what sort of thoughts you send out.

The thoughts you send out to others will have a far greater impact upon you than upon them.

Unlike a material possession, when you release a thought or give it to someone else, it also stays with you.

It may remain buried in your subconscious long after your conscious mind has forgotten about it.

Like chickens that return to the coop at night, such thoughts may flash into your consciousness when you least expect them.

When your thoughts are positive, you never have to worry about the damage you may do to yourself through negative thinking.

Cheerful, productive, happy thoughts that are buried in your subconscious bring positive results when they recur, and by their presence they encourage the maintenance of a positive attitude in all that you do.

This is a thought-energy selection from my favorite, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.


I would love to help create and maintain positive energy in the home through intimate family, personal and professional photography. Contact me to discuss creating that artwork at https://dorothyperry.com/contact/. See you there!

Wiser

It started innocently enough: Someone has liked your post!

When I clicked the link,

the address was missing one letter:

Proofreader Me, thinking it was a mistake,

typed what I thought was the corrected address.

My laptop exploded with flashing blue screens

telling me that it was locked now,

and only their ‘expert’ could help me retrieve my data again.

Needless to say, after coloring the air blue with a few choice phrases,

(and an apology to Artist for them!)

I went about reclaiming my laptop, from where I’m posting!

After I’d had time to think,

it made me a little sad.

I always like to give the person

the benefit of the doubt,

and this person may not know

his site had been corrupted.

But I also would not be surprised

if he was part of the spidery web

of wanna-be hackers

wasting their God-given gifts in this way.

But if this causes one reader

to be alert for this image, this WP address,

and this ‘trick’, then it is worth it.

All the best to all of us

who strive for honest, connected communication.

Perry Portrait Art welcomes your inquiries about natural life photography throughout Chicago at http://www.dorothyperry.com/contact/.

Dapper


This jaunty derby

was an essential part

of this young man’s

daily wear for school

for a time.

We artistic types recognize

what courage it takes

and what it costs

to be so different

in this world.

This tiny picture fragment

from long ago

becomes a testament

to childhood’s enduring,

beautiful spirit.

Fur Personal


sometimes your precious cats or dogs
look their best in a nice outfit!

Framed ‘royal portraits’ of your beloved ‘fur persons’

can be transformed into pillows, photo art, skins

or other ways to keep your loved ones’ good energy visible!

Artistic, original pet or memorial art of your fur babies by Perry Portrait Art.

http://www.dorothyperry.com/


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Dorothy Perry is a Chicago portrait photographer specializing in custom family portraits, modern headshots, & personal branding for women and executives.

Contact her for commissioned work here. Thank you.

Knowledge is Golden


Professional artists love the opportunity for a ‘hands-on’ workshop with Sean Michael Felix, one of the best gold sign artists in the Midwest and the US.

Everyone’s creativity was enhanced by the beautiful setting and free flow of information: an urban ‘artist’s retreat’ experience.

Even the cats played their part to bring an ultra-relaxed vibe into the space.

These artisans in glass, tattooing, custom finishing, and sign-making come here to play, take these techniques to their businesses, and make them their own.

It feels great to be able to impart such knowledge and create artwork that adds much-needed beauty to this world.

Reach out to have a real artist experience. Feed your soul by creating something beautiful!

Sean Michael Felix Illumination Art & Design 26oo W North Ave. Chicago, Il 60647. Email: smfelixart@yahoo.com. Phone: 815-922-0959. Hours by appointment.

I Love What I Do

Love what you’ve done!

These words usually accompany a new hairdo or living room design.

But this was the response from a father, freshly grieving the loss of his only son,

viewing what I created from the candid image he sent me.

These natural words really meant a lot to me on an emotional level,

knowing what this picture meant to him.



I love what I do

in creating something personal and special for those who are bereaved:

remembering and honoring their loved ones in contemplative art.


If this idea ‘sparks’ a feeling for the need

to see a treasured photo transformed into a memorial portrait,

I would love to help make it a reality.

May your loved one’s memory be a blessing.

Group Photo



His dad asked for an updated image.

But rather than take a new one,

I sought an expression with staying power,

containing the potential

to stand in lieu of contact for months,

and soothe the pangs

of conscience and distance

until they met again.



For help to create (or restore) an image of the loved ones in your family,

reach out through the Contact Page for a personal consultation.

I look forward to your call.

All the best,

Dorothy Perry is a Chicago portrait photographer specializing in custom family portraits, modern headshots, & personal branding for women and executives.

 Contact her for commissioned work here. Thank you.