Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Perspective and proportion are artist’s terms – and I understand them generally, but I’ve not drawn/painted, or sculpted.
The closest I come to working with these concepts has been that sense of ‘how things should be’ when I’ve landscaped a yard or decorated my home or office with furniture and treasured memories I’ve hung on walls – each seen through my eyes, my perspective, my sense of proportion.
I more often encounter these terms or have them in my mind when I’m writing, whether it’s a business proposal, a short column, or a long story of fiction, because it needs to make sense and have the viewpoint and proportion appropriate to achieve the desired result for the writer. And for the reader. Sure, I get it wrong-ish often, but right-ish most of the time.
Some days that’s a short piece that doesn’t get enough polishing – so it might seem disjointed, out of perspective, or out of proportion. Usually, when the time for calm review and reflection is available, I can design/plan or modify what I’m writing to have that balance, a viewpoint of course and the classic troika – beginning, middle, and end.
But does that present an idea in a form that people can understand, in the best way for anyone to follow? What is it for, where am I going, and can I leave a nice bread crumb trail for the reader to follow?
I can see why you have such an appreciation for your readers. I enjoyed today ’s column and had to read it twice because I became engulfed by the enthusiasm and good wishes in your readers’ comments. I was going to say you are fortunate, but deserving is more apt, HM, Calgary, AB
Happy B’day – Hope you had a happy day, BT, Calgary, AB
Birthday Boy – No, I didn’t forget but got in just under the wire. I hope this is a wonderful day for you. It seems you have much to celebrate this year. Let the good times keep rolling on. I’m so glad we managed a couple of chats since your last fete. I’d like if that happened again over the next 12 months. Many more, my friend, CB, Calgary, AB