Lifting stay at home orders and moving from an infected pandemic to angry pandemonium

In Illinois, May 29, 2020, it was marked the end of the #stayathome order. Out of the entire United States, our state was actually the only one that met the guidelines to slowly reopen again – of course, other places around the U.S. had already began to open and much earlier than they should have.Continue reading “Lifting stay at home orders and moving from an infected pandemic to angry pandemonium”

Sharing a dream I had…You can decide whether it was real….or just a dream….

I had an interesting dream a few nights ago. A lot weighs on my mind in the evenings. I think about so many things… I’ve been contemplating whether to post this or not – because I really am not sure if anyone would believe me or not… Or they would tell me… “It was justContinue reading “Sharing a dream I had…You can decide whether it was real….or just a dream….”

Photography & painting: Entries for this year’s Fine Art Department at our local fair.

I’ll be entering the Fine Arts Department at the art show at our local county fair this year. I am entering some photography that I did and an abstract acrylic painting. This is my first time entering a painting instead of a drawing…. and my first year I’ve taken the photography aspect a bit moreContinue reading “Photography & painting: Entries for this year’s Fine Art Department at our local fair.”

Appearance Schedule for July – Dec 2018

I was updating my schedule of events for my appearances for the rest of the year… If you’d like to catch me, my poetry or buy my books, there’s a few more places that I’ll be “on the road” this year… 1. Spook Show at the Cross County Mall: August 3 and 4th. I’ll beContinue reading “Appearance Schedule for July – Dec 2018”

Life Stuff: Women….and their relationship with their hair.

…So for this post, I am going to go a bit unpoetic and speak on something extremely “girly” -and this is not a topic I post on regularly on my blog…. But it is something I needed to get off my chest – so I am treating this as a journal like entry…I have neverContinue reading “Life Stuff: Women….and their relationship with their hair.”

Cherry-House Press Taking Submissions

New publishing company, Cherry-House Press taking submissions A new local publishing company, Cherry-House Press, is seeking both new and seasoned authors. Author, Ariana R Cherry (“Only If,” & “Between Light and Darkness”) of Arthur is the founder of the new publishing house. Her other team-member, author J.W. Wright (“Bestial Transformation and Other Horrors”) is theContinue reading “Cherry-House Press Taking Submissions”

Ariana R Cherry: Special Guest speaker at Art in Equality Convention

Local author, Ariana R Cherry will be speaking at the first annual Art in Equality Convention on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Savoy Recreation Center in Savoy, Illinois. It is a convention and film festival focusing on Equality for all: LGBTQ, all races, all religions, all sexes. “We are ALL human, let’s stop the hate.Continue reading “Ariana R Cherry: Special Guest speaker at Art in Equality Convention”

Author/Artist Goals & Plans for 2018

  2017 has gone by – and it was a pretty good year for the most part… But there are still projects that I would like to finish – and ideas that I would like to get started for 2018… I really would like to focus on hopefully getting more of my books noticed orContinue reading “Author/Artist Goals & Plans for 2018”

A New Year: Retrospection…. moving onward

  Soon, within hours, it will be 2018…. and I will spend a bit of time reflecting on the past year… and the journey I have taken to get to today…this present time… Few will know how difficult it has been for me to stay in the present and to not keep lingering in theContinue reading “A New Year: Retrospection…. moving onward”

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Normal Love

Originally posted on Ariana R. Cherry: Poet & Artist:
Normal Love I thought my life was normal. Caught up in my own farce, I thought it was what all the other couples did. I knew no other way. I let you let me cry. I thought it was okay, to feel like you wanted to…