About Me

Hello. My name is Diane. I am 56 years old,

and am presently living in Central Florida.

My interests include photography, art, poetry, 

and philosophy. I am new to blogging but

not to writing, and would love to read your

comments on anything I write about or

comment on here at dig-n-dash.


The following is a list of my published poems:


Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poems (Calabasas, CA)  

    – A Whisper Rising


 Nø Roses Review (Chicago, IL)

   – The Sea in Theory


Commonweal (New York, N.Y.) [Catholic publication]

   – Meeting


Sunstone (Salt Lake City, UT)  [Mormon publication]

   – Saffron


Savannah Literary Journal (Savannah, GA)

   – Crow


Onionhead (Lakeland, FL)

  – in the business of business


Plainsongs (Hastings College; Hastings, NE)

   – Familiar


Cold Mountain Review (Appalachian State University; Boone, N. C.)

   – Night Sweats


Pleiades (Central Missouri State University;

Warrensburg, MO)

   — The Urge to Know


My thanks to Poets on the Park (Lakeland, FL),

the Writer’s Voice (Tampa, FL), and the Arts Council

of Hillsborough County (Tampa, FL) for helping

shape me into the writer I am.

Please support the literary quarterly and writing

programs of your choice. 


Please note that the photographs, videos, etc.

shown on this blog belong to the persons

and sources cited.


10 Responses to “About Me”

  1. 47whitebuffalo Says:

    morning florida sunshiner..

    • planetcity1 Says:

      Good morning.

      • 47whitebuffalo Says:

        curious, do you offer instruction for folks interested in photography? You certainly know a great deal and create some very “sweet” art so…

        • planetcity1 Says:

          I don’t offer instruction per se, other than the notes and tips I share on the blog and in private e-mails.

          One good (and Free) reference for the thinking behind the shot can be found in the links section: Photographic Psychology by John Suler. There, he has composed an online book of sorts about the design, interpretation, and psychological impact of visual images based on photography.

          Photographic Psychology: Lines
          • 47whitebuffalo Says:

            O! I’m so surprised that you don’t tutor or such considering all your experience. Ha. Yes, I’ve ventured into some of your links. One of the reasons I thought you were ‘professional’ in some way. That link is to excellent, thought provoking materal, Much much appreciated.

  2. beforethecoffee Says:

    A blog full of goodies, thank you and I’m looking forward to exploring more….. Ferrell

  3. stylembe Says:

    Hello Diane,

    I love your mandalas. They are beautiful. I also have a WordPress blog with my art that you may like;


    Check it out if you like.


    • planetcity1 Says:

      Hi Peter. The bottlebrush one was the only one done by me, but I’m
      glad you liked the other mandalas/kaleidoscopes I have posted. I
      like your work, especially the Moiré (red). If you don’t mind my
      asking, how long does it take you to finish a piece that size???
      [I don’t want to attempt one; it’s just that the technique you use
      appears to me to take quite a bit of time to do.]

      Here’s a link to something you might find of interest since you’re into
      color studies:


      p.s. — I looked for a bio on your blog but didn’t see it.

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