Writing and journaling are my first loves.  When I first discovered blogging back in 2001, I was instantly hooked. But although I’ve been at it longer than most people, I’ve had a hard time really buckling down on a “niche” and finally decided that was OK.

Arts & Dafts is the first all encompassing melting pot for my brain.   A home to showcase art, life,  and the art of life. Most importantly, it’s a place for me to figure it all out.


My name is Ry Georgia Pepper.  I was named after the guitarist Ry Cooder and painter Georgia O’Keefe.

I’m 34 and live in Manhattan.  I’m an autodidact in: photoshop, knitting, blogging, coding, whistling, swing dancing, photography and much more.

I am a trouble maker, no-goodnik, rough-houser, rabble-rouser and lover of bean & bacon soup. I love sports. I love melting crayons. I love journals with prompts.  I love…


I’ve been taking photos professionally for about 5 years now.  Don’t ask me what I shoot though, because I have a really hard time answering.  I guess “everything” would be appropriate.

Please visit Ry Pepper Photography