Creativity: Tips for Creative Expectations

Angel 2, Unfinished by Jana Rawling

What’s Your End-Game?

Concepts & Messages

You’ll need to know your target audience and have a solid concept before you start your creative work if it’s for commercial purposes. The concept will drive the design, so trust your research. If you still aren’t sure of the design, go back to research and concept.

If your creative work is for yourself, God or others on-commercially, the concept can be loose—though research should still be a serious driving force for creativity. Loose concepts for non-commercial work allows the viewer to participate in the interpretation of the work.

First Break All the Rules

I’ve always told students that you must know the rules before you can break them. You can break them from a position of intelligence or ignorance and professionals can tell the difference.

Get Out of the Box

Research, research and more research can help you to get out of the box you may be in or may want to break through. Research and let it go to allow your subconscious mind to most of the work. When you get back to it, you’ll be surprised at how things begin to fall into place.

Holy Spirit & Angelic Helpers

I’m pretty convinced we have access to creative angels and of course, Holy Spirit is always there to guide us in strategy, wisdom and creativity. I always pray and ask before I start work and during the entire creative process. I don’t have all the answers and two heads are better than one.

 

† By God’s grace.
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Podcast: Encounters, Justice & Hope

Hardwired for Life: Season 1, Episode 22

 

 

This week we were led to share the latest Encounters: Seeing in the Spirit Podcast. The Lord spoke with us about justice, hope and much more. If you are looking for more of Encounters search your Podcast medium for “Hardwired for Worship presents Encounters.”

 

† By God’s grace.

Podcast: Fight with Light

Hardwired for Life: Season 1, Episode 21

 

 

Light and Love are two of the most powerful weapons we can wield in God’s army as the priests and warriors of the Kingdom age. The enemy has no choice but to flee, so join us in focusing on His gracious Light and be part of the new fight.

 

† By God’s grace.

Podcast: Redefining Imagination, S1E20

Hardwired for Life: Season 1, Episode 20

 

 

Imagination and fantasy have gotten a bad rap, so we are discussing what they really mean, and we can use them for God’s Kingdom. Science even recognizes to importance of imagination as a critical skill for understanding and solving life’s riddles.

 

† By God’s grace.

Podcast: Engaging the Body in Worship, S1E19

Hardwired for Life Podcast: Season 1, Episode 19

 

 

It my be time to dance like nobody’s watching and truly engage the body in Worship. Some of us raise-up our arms and sway when Worshiping but we will have a completely different encounter when we really get moving. There’s a time and place for moving and for swaying, either way it’s important to Worship.

 

† By God’s grace.

Podcast: Investigating Overcoming, S1E18 Part 2

Hardwired for Life Podcast: Season 1, Episode 18, Part 2

 

Humans naturally desire to overcome and those who engage in it proactively grow exponentially in faith, hope & love. “For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” — 1 John 5:4 English Standard Version (ESV)

 

† By God’s grace.

Podcast: Investigating Overcoming, S1E18 Part 1

Hardwired for Life: Season 1, Episode 18, Part 1

 

Humans naturally desire to overcome and those who engage in it proactively grow exponentially in faith, hope & love. “For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” — 1 John 5:4 English Standard Version (ESV)

† By God’s grace.

Podcast: The Prostitute & the Narrow Path, S1E16

Hardwired for Life: Season 1, Episode 16

 

In this Episode, Sharon and Jana examine a difficult word of warning. There is a serious tone to what God is saying to His people and we must get serious about our heart motives and personal moral compass. That said, He loves us more than we can ever imagine.

 

† By God’s grace.

Podcast: Grace Is Unfair, S1E17

Hardwired for Life: Season 1, Episode 17

 

We are courageous. There are places in life where we don’t realize we have courage and we can take pride in our overcoming. Courage is closely related to shame and vulnerability. But God’s abundant grace helps us to get through the toughest situations and live in peace, hope and love daily.

 

† By God’s grace.

Podcast: Reset the Toxic Mindset, S1E15

Hardwired for Life Podcast: S1E15

Our thoughts shape our life in health, in relationships—even in ourselves. Negativity is another form of death, and toxic thinking and people will get in the way of our ability to effectively walk out our salvation in the Spirit of God. We need to reset negative attitudes with the life of Jesus.

 

† By God’s grace.