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Getting perspective

This series of cards between Lara & myself seemed to take perspective on the past & the future. A good place to be at the beginning of the year!  I continued with my 'sktchy' obsession & convinced Lara to join the community. The last card in this series is a portrait of Lara.   

Text above: 27th December 2013 – Dear Joan, Birds emerge from forests … perhaps to fly away or else simply to see things from afar!  Love Lara

Text above: 1 January 2014 – Dear Lara, I was looking up quotes on perspective and the following appealed to me: “Perspective: the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance”

“I never changed I just learned”

Love Joan

Text above: Under-story

Hi Joan, I loved your last quote on perspective. Here’s another...Perspective – a. A view or vista b. A mental view or outlook: “It is useful occasionaly to look at the past to gain a perspective on the present”...

I hope to look forward more than to look back, but realise we need to both. Wishing you a great 2014, Love Lara

Text above: 13 January 2014

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards” Kierkegaard

Dear Lara, I found this postcard in my storeroom today. It is a drawing by Picasso. I have, superimposed a “selfie” pic on top of the traditional drawing. (Done by me on the ‘sktchy’ app) Love Joan


Text Above: Dear Joan, I want to live more than I understand. Love Lara. 25 January 2014  

Text above: Dear Lara, January was filled with lots of talking. Now is the time for doing and living. Love Joan. 4 Feb 2014