you feel heavy
because you are
too full of truth.
open your mouth more,
let the truth exist
somewhere other than
inside your body."
here is enough.
as is is enough.
stillness is enough.
there is no thinking, no doing, no action that will make it more. make it better. make it clearer. make it faster. make it yours.
surrender to the unwritten, unfathomable agenda of your heart, spirit and soul.
surrender to your map, your geography.
lose your thinking mind and let your soft, wild nature guide you.
Just wanted everyone to know that over the next few weeks, I will be merging my two sites into one to simplify things. I was maintaining a separate photography site, but the more I thought about it, the more I saw reason to combine this site with it. It was somewhat confusing to direct my work to different places and I feel that the separation of the two no longer serves the direction I want to go with my work.
I pulled my photography site, Ashley Hallmark Photography, for the time being. Once I have my new site combining the two, everything will be in one place. I've also given it some serious thought and while I still love the name Ruby & Perry because of my great-grandparents and my heritage, my new site will be under one collective name.
I want to thank you ahead of time for your patience while things are in their transitory stage. And thank you for all your support over the years! This space has been good to me, but my growth as an artist is taking me in a new direction.
I'll keep you updated along the way and will continue to post here until everything is in one place.
1. The trails left in the dewy grass by the dogs each morning when I let them out.
2. A setting full moon when I went outside this morning.
3. Getting back into the rhythm of school again and excited about a pilot program I'm in for freshmen students.
4. The Universe's timing.
5. An essential oil diffuser. Holy smokes, my classroom smells amazing.
6. Early morning light streaming through mist rising off of fields.
7. Having to stop for a doe and her triplet spotted fawns.
Happy Thursday, friends. Here's to looking for the good.
Sites I Dig
The Road is Home
The Seed & Plate
Sharon Covert Photography
The Define School
The Noisy Plume
Sarah Gee Photography
Fox & Owl Studio
The Stork and The Beanstalk
Mellow Yellow Photography
A Simple Little Journal
What I've Been Reading
The Girls by Emma Cline
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Never Broken by Jewel
Hold Still by Sally Mann