This postcard tickled my creative chops to come out and play.

I named this lady Ora JaJa. Well, today I read the back of the card. Not the wonderful gift of love from a friend, but the print on the card. Now I feel bad as this lady has nearly three-quarters of a story dedicated to her. But this is what I learned as I read the bottom printed part: In The Freedom of Nature–Richard Riemerschmid 1895z I put that in my Google engine and found that picture. There is more water in the Googled picture than I see here. That would have changed the first scene of the novel.

Copyrights and the like are confusing to me. I don’t want to infringe. Since the picture inspired the story do I need to change? Do I look for another similar picture to use as my character picture? I doubt this picture will in any way be a part of the actual book as it was only for my creative jump start. What do you all think of this and what should I do?

Thank you ahead of time for your advice!

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