Consciousness · Energy · Feeling · Perry Portrait Art · Photography · Practice · Vision

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 several choice %$@#&s,

(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 fine child and family photography throughout Chicago – especially Christmas and holiday photos! – at http://www.dorothyperry.com/contact/.

Art · Creativity · Energy · Feeling · Feeling · Perry Portrait Art · Photography · Vision

Conga Line

I love the conga line!

My cameras do, too!


It’s a dance the shy can do,

and the bolder ones can do with flair!

Group dancing is great for social skills practice

and positive social experiences

a dance at a time!


As the holidays draw nigh,

how may I help capture your holiday spirit?

Contact Perry Portrait Art here to plan

capturing seasonal family portraits

or event images of your distinctive 2022 celebrations.

To your conga line of success,

Dorothy

Energy · Framing · Perry Portrait Art · Photography · Portraits · retouching · Vision

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.

Creativity · Energy · Photography · Vision

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.

Consciousness · Energy · Family Portrait · Framing · Perry Portrait Art · Photography · Portraits · retouching · Vision

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.

Creativity · Digital Caress · Energy · Perry Portrait Art · Photography · Portraits · Vision

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.

A Certain Way · Creativity · Energy · Photography · Portraits · Practice · Vision

Notice What You Notice

I have always had an affinity for quirky, unconventional heroes in cartoons, books and movies.

It has taken me years to understand why these heroes attract me so.  The skill of using this type of attention and focus is the result of a system called reticular activation.

Imagine thinking of a special color, then slowly but surely starting to see that special color around you, and in many things you see throughout the day. The reticular activator filters and curates the pictures, patterns, and connections you are subconsciously thinking about.

Now I know that ‘as within, so without’, I use it now to help me notice what I am noticing – as a way to confirm if I am indeed moving towards the goals I seek.

My interest in cartoons and paladin-type heroes are that they embody a creative mindset, a never-give-up attitude, and ability to adjust with zen immediacy to whatever comes their way, all the while maintaining their autonomy and personal inner values.

My ‘mentors’ walk out on clouds without falling, stretch like rubber, find clothes and wigs wherever they are needed, and never give up, even if at first they seem to lose!

The reticular activator is also the visible language of the inner spirit. I enclose an inspirational piece from another mentor, Napoleon Hill. 

A most beneficial use of time is silent meditation, while searching for guidance from within.

We all experience rare moments when a blinding revelation comes to us, when we suddenly see things differently than ever before. Usually, however, we learn the truth about ourselves gradually, over long periods of time, from quiet introspection.

We are all spiritual, but some of us have learned to tap more effectively into the great strength that resides in the spiritual portion of ourselves.

The spirit is not boisterous and noisy. Getting in touch with your spiritual self demands tranquility and solitude.

Make sure you dedicate a portion of every day to thought and study, to think and reflect upon your life. Choose a time and place that best allow you to relax your mind and devote your thoughts to reflection.

It is my hope that these thoughts and methods will help assist you in your search for purpose in your life.

All the best,

A Certain Way · Creativity · Digital Caress · Energy · Perry Portrait Art · Photography · Portraits · Practice · Vision

To Your Health

My personal portraits focus on enjoyment & contemplation.

I photograph people in their body’s ‘comfort zone’

and post-session remove canes, walkers, and aids for standing.

It is not a denial or sugarcoating of their age or health issue,

but a focus on a portrait that celebrates life

and a vision of wholeness.

Always to your health,

Dorothy Perry of Perry Portrait Art captures beautiful portraits that celebrate the best of you.

Contact her here.