The Difference Between Design And Creativity …

The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

Frankly, I have seen more great things come from the design community in the past few years than advertising.

Of course there has been some great advertising, but in terms of solving problems in magical ways, the design industry seems to be more progressive than a lot of adland.

Part of that is that is because a lot of adland believes their job is to make ads to solve problems rather than embracing the possibilities of creativity … however I recently saw something that reminded me the difference between great design and great creativity.

Good isn’t it?

Captures the pain, sadness and horror of the terrorist attack in New Zealand in such a gentle, tender, authentic way.

You see what this work tells me is that while great design communicates a single thought with great clarity, great creativity communicates a 1000 feelings with great emotion.

As much as we…

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Why Keeping a Gratitude Jar Can Affirm Your Creative Life — The Practice of Creativity

It’s March and winter hasn’t quite released its grip yet, at least not in the southeastern United States. I’m late this year in getting to begin a new gratitude jar as I usually start one in January. I’ve been traveling for work and was feeling a bit more cranky and tired than usual and I […]

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The Process of Integration

Living with Eternal Destiny

Creativity is my culture. Culture has a culmination point where it has it’s roots and beginnings, yet it was never destined to be remain stagnant. It is born for expansion and out of this expansion comes forth transformation. This is a process that calls for cultivation. Cultivation requires effort of consecrated dedication. This means action taken with inspiration within resolute participation. Yet it needs to carry with it an open mind and heart to something new.

“There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.” (Proverbs 14:12 NLT) Every endeavor in life has a life span and has an end as much as it had a beginning. Longevity vs sustainability. “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” (Proverbs 19:21 NIV)

Ii has been said that when we make plans God laughs. He likely does when…

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