Consciousness · Energy · Feeling · Vision

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!

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

Consciousness · Creativity · Family Portrait · Framing · Perry Portrait Art · Photography · Vision

This is Why


To witness the moment in photographs.

To record the beautiful grace of infancy.

To remember the elders, travelling to see their new young one.

To document time, place, and reality for the future.

To make good energy visible for the home.

To celebrate the two, becoming three.

To honor the spirit of family.

This is why.

If I can help record your family legacy with fine lifestyle portraits, I welcome your inquiry at http://www.dorothyperry.com/contact/.


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 · Creativity · Energy · Photography · Practice · Vision

Words From Friends

Sometimes, someone

captures a beautiful,

evocative idea

to inspire the week ahead.

This quote by Epicurus

on a friends’ Instagram post

‘speaks’ to me today.


Do not spoil

what you have

by desiring

what you have not.

Remember that

what you now have

was once among

the things

you only hoped for.


After years of chasing this dream

through the ups and downs of life,

I feel blessed and grateful

every time I look through the lens

at someone who trusts me

to capture a beautiful, personal moment

of their private lives.

If I can be of service to you or yours,

I appreciate meeting and working with you.


Dorothy Perry is a Chicago portrait photographer

specializing in custom family portraits, modern headshots,

& beautiful personal branding.

Contact her for commissioned work here. 

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

Original Face

Cease practice based

on intellectual understanding,

pursuing words and

following after speech.

Learn the backward step

that turns your light inward

to illuminate within.

Body and mind of themselves

will drop away,

and your original face

will be manifest. — Dogen


This ancient poem

holds the energy

of what I choose to see

in the world around me –

and what I seek to create.

Genuine. Inspired. Human.


Contact Dorothy at Perry Portrait Art

to commission new images and portraits

for the year to come!✨