In the city of Jazz…

I’m going home today, my home is just around the pier, and I won’t say goodbye…New Orleans is my name.

Teena Marie, Resilient

I’ve been on vacation in New Orleans the last few days. While it’s been enjoyable and relaxing, my time to really think on things has been off. My morning routine has changed and productivity of course has been difficult in some ways. I have enjoyed my walks through the city, even visited Armstrong Park and Congo Square today. Looking for some inspiration to write today.

To be in a city so full of history and culture, it’s hard to see everything and put everything into full perspective. There is so much to learn about. I think it’s amazing how music drives this city. Never seen anything like it. I look forward to coming back one day and exploring more.

Hoping the vibes I feel from New Orleans stay with me and can inspire me to write more. All I’ve had is Teena Marie’s “Resilient” song stuck in my head. The beautiful song she created after Hurricane Katrina.

I hope to create something tomorrow, and will post. Just needed to get this out for now. Still finding the structure I want to do for this blog.

Tonight, I pose the question: What inspires you to create?

I hope you all have a great night and thanks for reading.

Peace and Love,

Lindsey 😁

The Words That Heal

Good evening! As promised, I have a couple of my poems to share. Some also are featured with my photography. You can see these and more on my Instagram page @Naturaluphoto.


“Lonely @ Top” was the first poem I entered into a poem contest/form. Oddly enough, I still feel this way at times 18 years later!

Lonely @ Top (12/19/2000)

Lonely @ top I am

Feeling like no one knows me

The real, lonely me

The deep, passionate me

Lonely @ top is no other

Everyone sees me tough skin,

My crazy being

But do they see the sadness, sorrow…

The other me?

The me that’s

Lonely @ top

That no one see’s

The one that cries at night

The one whose an outsider

None other than me

The one that shows no fear

Yet, my fear is none other

Than fear it self

Lonely @ top I am

Do you see me here?


I wrote “Best adventure” one morning just from the inspiration of this photo.

Best Adventure (2/24/2018)

Dive off your canyons and roam your valleys

I just want to explore all of you

The ins, the outs

The hidden, the seen

And everything in between

So when someone asks me

“Was it worth it?”

I can say, “Yes..my best adventure yet…”


This snippet from “And I Saw Her” was written in 2016 after a self reflection period I had.


And this sweet, lovely one was written in 2018 after a bad relationship. Always great to realize how much more you deserve.

Let me know what you think of these! Until next time….

Peace and Love,

Lindsey 😊

Lindsey’s Inspiration

Hello!

So I figured I should let you all know a little about me and this journey I’ve been on. Let’s go back in time…

I’m a California girl, born and raised. Currently living in Texas. Fell in love with poetry at a fairly young age, but didn’t really start writing it until I was in junior high. Come to think of it, I think I know when I fell in love. Has anyone seen the movie Poetic Justice (starring Janet Jackson and Tupac)? Well in the movie, Janet was a poet. Her poems in the movie were poems written by Maya Angelou (may her beautiful soul rest in peace). My favorite to this day is “Alone. “

“Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.”

That part of the poem has stuck with me to this day. Anyways, I have always been a person who kept to her self most of the time, in regards to internal feelings. As I have grown, that seems to be changing. When I was a teenager- we all know teens, your world turns upside down with emotions! How I dealt? Writing and art. So one journal turned into nine…almost 20 years later. I entered a few of those poetry.com contests back in high school (my work is still in on their site the last time a checked), wrote poems for friends and family, submitted a few to my college’s poetry zine, and performed one poem in person. With all that, the majority of my poems have never been seen or heard.

My art was my therapy. My words, the paint on canvas, anything I did to ease my mind. But words are different than paint- at least I think. So I held on to them tight, never thinking to show the world. Until one day, I thought why not? Other people have spoken their words, and their words made an impact on me. I’m not it for the “fame,” to have my name in everyone’s mouth. But if I help someone else find their voice, I would have accomplished my goal. My purpose in this life is to inspire others…this is just one way.

I will share a favorite poem of mine on my next entry. Until then….

Peace and Love!

Lindsey 🙂

Ready for the next level

“Every next level of your life will demand a different version of you”

Unknown

Blogging is a brand new thing for me, but I am ready to put things into action. Welcome to NaturaLu Creations. What started as an idea a few years back, I finally took the dive to fuse my photography with my poetry in January 2018. After a year on Instagram (and Facebook), I’m ready for the step, the next level. My intention this year: Publish. My mind wasn’t right in 2018 to complete this, so here we are in 2019. Ready, willing and able to take my goals into my full control.

My intention with this blog is to showcase my poetry as well as photography. Highlights with my progress to publish and receive feedback from people who are out there in the world. This is also to hold myself accountable. Anyone who is out there and has self-published, or on this journey themselves, I hope to connect with you as well. Thank you!

Here we go!

Follow me on Instagram: @Naturaluphoto

Lindsey 🙂