about ashley

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Oh, hey there…  Welcome.

I’m Ashley Wilson Fellers — a writer, contemplative photographer, painter …  and an incurable rescuer of battered furniture from the side of the road.  Most of all,  I’m a sucker for a good redemption story — the kind built from things other people didn’t notice, or didn’t want.

I guess that’s why I go out, day after day, with a camera or an easel or a notepad, looking for Mystery in ordinary places.  I scuff around in the woods and in abandoned parking lots, snapping images of fallen petals and bits of glass, tangled wire and trash.  This, I’ve learned, is where God dwells.

Whoever you are, however you came to be here,  there’s a few things I want you to hear before you go:

Broken things can be beautiful.

Rejected things can have immense value.

Lost things can find Home (I Cor. 1:27-29).

You, too. ❤

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Ashley has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Virginia Tech, and she lives in Roanoke, Virginia with her husband and pup.  Want to say hi?  E-mail her at akwilsonfellers@gmail.com.

66 Comments

  1. I am very grateful to experience our area though your great writing, and photos.
    Since my time outside of work is so short I really like your blog!!! I get to escape to see things that I missed.
    Thank you

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    1. Hi there, Joseph! Thank you so much for checking in on me. It kinda makes my day that there’s someone out there looking forward to reading my words. I’ve been resting, but I’m back. Looking forward to sharing what’s next! 🙂

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  2. Your courage – encourages! It is so rare to see a real example of true vulnerabity and the wonder of discovery that follows. Thank you for opening the door to your soul. The beauty there leaves us speechless with only tears to express our appreciation. Love you!

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    1. What kind words from you… I know my vulnerability isn’t for everyone, but I am constantly amazed and touched to know that there’s a little tribe of souls out there who “get it” and appreciate it. Thank you for encouraging me today. ❤

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    1. What kindness … Thank you! I’m glad you found me and that you’ve enjoyed my strange little view of the world. 😉

      I absolutely love your photographs. As someone who tends to be a little overwhelmed and destabilized by color, I can’t get over how calm and balanced and beautiful your color-rich images are. Looking forward to more! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, sir — I love a good paradox! I’ll take it. 😉

      I’m like a little kid when it comes to having readers from far flung locales here … All giddy and excited to learn something new.

      Welcome! I’m happy you stopped by.

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  3. Hi Ashley, I stumbled upon your blog by accident and the moment I read your first few words I realised that you are a very special person who has a wonderful talent for expressing and sharing thoughts in beautiful language. I feel as though I already know you. Your photographs have a wonderful quality also. I am looking forward to your future posts.
    Scotland does not seem so far from where you are now!!

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    1. What beautiful words, Ian. I’m so very glad you’re here. I took a little time to stop by your place … You’re right. We’re just shouting distance from each other, across the pond. 🙂

      Looking forward to getting to know you.

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      1. Hi Ashley, thanks for visiting my blog. While I had a particular reason initially for trying to encourage vegetable growing I have written poetry in the past and I am thinking I might turn my attention to creating a place to share my musings.

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  4. Hi Ashley from Australia! I’m so glad to have found your blog. Absolutely love what I have seen and read so far. Feel like I can relate to you, even though I am half way across the globe! Keep smiling.

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        1. So funny! And totally randomly? I’m fascinated now …

          I’ve probably been following for at least six months, maybe more, although I’ve fallen off the wagon of Reader lately as I work through a busy career transition.

          Your blog is just plain real — love that! 🙂

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