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When the Door Closes

My secret life as a poet, writer, photographer…

 

Old is New Again

Poem and Photo: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

 

Happy New Year!

My silence on WP lasted longer than anticipated. Work was a small factor, but my biggest hurdle was direction. I wasn’t sure where to take this space! Should I only focus on photography? Should I only focus on poetry? Should I only focus on creative writing? Should I analyze trends and emulate? Aaaaah!

Short answer: none of the above.

Choosing between writing and photography is like choosing between ice and cream. For me, they belong together! I’m too lazy (not to mention I don’t know how) to analyze trends and definitely not hip (see! who uses this word anymore?!) enough to follow.

So, I thank you so much for your patience and continued follows. I’m going “back to basics,” as the Barefoot Contessa says, and posting my writing and photographs, singly and in pairs!

Topic(s): Life in all its maddening glory. First 2016 post is 60 seconds away!

©2016 V. del Casal

Changing Seasons

Posted for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Change
©2015 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Fern Fronds in Black and White

Posted for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid
©2015 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Leaf and Stem in Black and White

Posted for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Monochromatic
©2015 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Chair and Shadow II

Posted for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected
©2015 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

IWSG – Sep 2015

Last fall, I leapt from the conventional working life into the abyss…and floundered, grabbing a buoy of tradition fairly quickly. Perhaps it was the discomfort of the unknown. Or the overwhelming freedom, which for some may be fruitful and productive but for myself was a deregulated mess of literary proportions! In other words, I didn’t try very hard at something I only thought of in rosy hues and was scared off easily when sunlight revealed all the colors of the rainbows. But, what is life but to try and fail and try again, right?

Anyway, I hope everyone’s had a much better/more productive couple months.

Wrought Iron Shadows

Lens glued to my eye,
an hour becomes minutes.
Poem in a snap.

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: The Zone
©2015 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Up Close

Shadows, Close-Up

What’s an artist to do when work demands constant attention and the bank balance precludes jet-setting? Re-think her existence. And, lo! The Bank of Home, Front Garden Division offers a no-limit credit line for all photo shoots on location!

 

Inspired by and posted for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up
©2015 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Sunset in Santa Fe

Day’s rays dissipate –
cotton candy wisps fleeing.
Sweetly ominous.

 

Loosely inspired by and posted for the Daily Prompt: Finite Creatures
©2012-2015 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

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