If you don’t know…You need to be exposed to something, it’s called Hip Hop. Maybe you have heard about it…But some people still comin late to the game…it’s alright we ain’t mad attcha.
I can’t pretend to think that all of you are into the same stuff that I am…which presents the opportunity for me to share. It is a blessing to rejoice over a brother or sister in Christ who has embraced their God given talents and…are killin it in their field. This time this person is a personal friend, Lecare Moore. Lecrae is a Christian Rapper with Reach Records (check out Man Up). Lecrae recently did an I Am Second interview…which tells his story:
But truthfully what inspired this post was watch Lecare on the BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher…watch it, powerful to see the platform he has been given and how he uses it.
Keep doing what your doing Crae
The amazing Blaine Hogan @ Story 2011, my phone conveniently cut off the last 30 seconds…
It ended with this graphic
I have been a “creative” all my life, remembering back to being child and making up stories, using things around the house in unconventional ways, doing stupid things and claiming it as imagination…like jumping off the minivan with a umbrella hoping to fly like Mary Poppins. It didn’t work 😦 But, I’ve been a “professional” “creative” for 10 years now. I have recently taken a break from creating as much as I used to. Partly because of a job change and partly because I got burnt out.
I came across this quote on a friends blog the other day. Have you ever heard something that described you so well it freaks you out because you didn’t write yourself? Well that is what this is for me, I am defiantly stuck in this phase. Wish someone had told me this early on to give me a better perspective of what I would face. So maybe this will catch you early…
This is a really great idea someone had and it has worked.
Eternal Moonwalk is exactly what it sounds…it is 10 second clips from people all over the world doing the moonwalk.
I watched for 15 mins before i saw anyone from America.
You can also search for anyone or anywhere and it puts it in the lineup for you. I am working on my video, keep a look out.
Check this out, these guys in France started posting fake street signs up around, that look real. “It’s a collaborative project that takes the work of artists from around the world, in the form of fake road signs, and turns the streets of Lyon, France into an enormous gallery without walls.”
Over the years I have exhausted the “impersonal” gifts for my friends and family. I decided to not only save money but get creative with my ideas, which also makes them more thoughtful. I have quite a few that i have done… we will see if i can track down pictures of them.
1. a Wordle
I used this idea for an encouraging gift. On the Wordle web page you are able to enter text and the site arranges it for you. The more a word occurs in your text the bigger it will be. Like above, the persons name I typed many many times to make it that large. All the words around his name were contributed by fellow staff members and friends. This is a fun web page to play around on. Something else i did was cut and paste a paper i wrote for my Old Testament Survey class, i printed it out and used it as a cover sheet. Here is the web page: www.wordle.net
You can see i just typed my name more than the other words so it will be bigger:
He really like this gift, it hangs in his office. It is a good way to involve others in the gift. You can save the file from the web page, i took it to Kinkos to print on a nice thick paper and bought a frame from Hobby Lobby… real easy, try it.