World of Wisdom Cards is at its heart a mother-daughter team...
Lisa lives in Texas
I consider myself a committed seeker and contemplative Christian, with my background including 20+ years as a Lay Minister in the Episcopal Church, 15+ years leading a Sunday Lectionary Commentary for the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Houston, 7 years as mentor for Education for Ministry, and an active member of the Oriental Orthodox Order in the West. Having written this now I realize this background could be seen as representing my ever-deepening path into the Heart of God.
I became a "picture taker" when Lucy was born, motivated as a mother to capture every moment I could of her fast changing life. Over the years my subjects broadened... I discovered when I was paying attention, I became a kind of camera myself, my eye developing an ability to see all that was going on around me as streams of moments. And when I happened to have my actual camera, I sometimes could catch an image that could begin to touch the miraculous in the seemingly mundane that everyday life holds all around me.
Recently I began to marry my love for the wisdom tradition that flows through all faiths with my ever-growing inventory of photographs by making my own cards to send to friends when an occasion arose. Their enthusiasm and encouragement led to this venture...
Lucy lives in York, England
I have an adventurous spirit and was led to York, England first as a student and I continue to live here now, feeling very connected to the people and culture. I completed my Masters degree in Medieval Studies, a time in history to which I am particularly drawn.
York has experienced an amazing arc in time and events; historical record here goes back to the Saxons, and Constantine was crowned Emperor of the Roman Empire here in 307. Christianity was legalized soon after, and the York Minster was first built in the 7th century. The medieval period was a time of great transition for the Western world, Christianity in particular, and events in York were a microcosm of change across the lands.
Living and studying in the midst of this history led me to become attentive to details that span in incredible breadth of time. I began to carry my camera everywhere, capturing the evidence of physical change as well as taking in surprises in landscape and nature. I have somewhat different approach to my photography - my eye is attracted to unusual angles and crops that offer the viewer a unique perspective to an already distinctive scene... offering an opportunity for eyes to see in a new way.