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”

New Anthology, “The Fears of Us All,” is now available…

My new publishing company, “Cherry-House Press” has released its newest anthology, “The Fears of Us All.” We are so excited to release this wonderful new anthology filled with poetry and stories about the fears that our (30+) authors have…. When people can connect with each other on common ground – we can become closer toContinue reading “New Anthology, “The Fears of Us All,” is now available…”

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”

Life Writings: “Man is like a breath…”

…”Man is like a breath, his days are like a passing shadow…” – Psalm 144:4…. …. As I get older, I find myself realizing just exactly how short life really is…. When I was younger, life seemed to go slow…As a child, you wait for specific holidays, birthdays, summer vacations or the next day whenContinue reading “Life Writings: “Man is like a breath…””

I am starting a new publishing press

I have been wanting to start my own small publishing press for quite some time – although, I knew that I needed to gain some experience creating and publishing my own books first. I’ve been self-publishing since about 2004. I released my first book, “The Real Me-Xtended” in 2004… It definitely was quite simple andContinue reading “I am starting a new publishing press”

Without Poetry…. or fine tuned literature…

“…without poetry….or “fine tuned literature,” we would not be able to describe or write our emotions that bury themselves so far deep in our hearts….or those that hide behind the deep dark doors in the back of our minds.   Words are our escape – the way to express our feelings – when we canContinue reading “Without Poetry…. or fine tuned literature…”

The Why Me Mentality

….I am not a person who likes to give in…and finally ask (or whine) “Why me?”….For me to do so – I have to be in a lot of pain…or extremely frustrated.  If my situation doesn’t seem to be going well – I try to remember – there is always somebody who could be hurtingContinue reading “The Why Me Mentality”

Books & Photography for sale in Ariana’s Author Shop

  Ariana has created a small online shop featuring her current published books and postcards with her photography. You can purchase postcards for $2.00 each. Her books are priced anywhere from $6-$10. If you are interested in purchasing a book from her, visit her shop at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ArianathePoet/shop/