“Some express an emotion, visually through paint and brush on a canvas, Painting. Some carve out a feeling on a piece of rock, assign character and breathe life into it, Sculpture. Some strum strings, massage keys humming a melody of pain, loneliness, inspiration, hope, joy and love, Music. Some capture a flash fleeting moment along with all the feelings and emotions evoked at a particular moment in time, pause it and store it forever, Photography. I do all of the above in words and call it Poetry.” ~ Takwana Nhamo
“Once you have tasted flight,
you will forever walk the
earth with your eyes turned
skyward, for there you have
been, and there you will
always long to return.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
J.Cole New Album Alert
That’s right J.Cole has his 3rd Studio Album coming out!!! It is titled 2014 Forest Hills Drive and it is set to be released on December 9, 2014, same day as the first part of Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V.
On November 16, 2014, J. Cole released a video where he announced he would be releasing his third album, titled 2014 Forest Hills Drive, on December 9, 2014. The video also featured footage regarding the making-of the album. Additionally, the album’s name sake was revealed to be the address of Cole’s childhood home in Fayetteville, North Carolina you can watch the documentary on YouTube via the following link http://t.co/nhyCgP9LE9
J. Cole revealed he would be releasing this album with no singles and little promotion. The album is available for preorder on iTunes and contains 13 tracks http://t.co/gjLq6iB4qo
J.Cole’s last two Studio albums have been impressive I expect nothing less from the Fayetteville, North Carolina native. December 9th folks, we waiting in curious anticipation!!!!
Sometimes inspiration finds you, sometimes you go find it, sometimes it’s neither one of the above.
When inspiration is hard to come by whether in the active sense of looking for it or in the magical serendipitous instance of “it” finding you, I believe the best way to find a solution for this frustrating situation is to position yourself, mind, body and spirit in such a way that you become highly sensitive to any stimulus to subconsciously attract inspiration.
Step outside the norm, do things you don’t usually do, if you usually drive around take a bus or a train, try out a new flavour of chips, I recommend “Lays ~ Sour Cream and Onion” flavour, it is to die for. Listen to a new genre of music, visit an Art gallery, or a museum be a recycling bin of seemingly useless information, music, art, books, conversation or whatever. You will find that inspiration is in the most simple of things, places even, and realising that is the beauty and magic of it all.
So inspired by whatever, be it a song, a painting, a book, an article in a magazine, a beautiful big moon precariously hung on black velvet or a starry night or how something or someone makes you feel, the creative juice in you will effortlessly just flow, without putting much thought into it.
Keep in mind, Inspiration is Never on Schedule but Always on Time.
Don’t be afraid.
To the blacks, browns, reds and yellows periwinkles teals and fuchsias, if you want to be in advertising, there is one thing to remember.
Don’t be afraid.
Of hard work, rejection, racism, responsibility, sexism.
Don’t be afraid of being the only one in the room.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, find answers.
Listen, Hear, Trust.
Don’t be afraid to follow.
Don’t be afraid to lead.
Don’t be afraid to learn, to grow, to mature, to change
Don’t be afraid to try, to fail, to try again, fail again, try again and fail again.
Love and greatness
“The pursuit of love and greatness is a noble, exhilarating, uncomfortable, courageous, foolish, extremely gratifying, journey. If you are willing to experience rejection, setbacks, embarrassment, humiliation, failure, ridicule, imbalance, loneliness, heartbreak, disappointment, more failure, make sacrifices, dare fate and laugh, there is a good chance you can have the loves of your life and almost everything else you desire.
Define love for yourself and apply it to everything you do. Define greatness for yourself and work towards it in every living moment. Remove the word “can’t” from your vocabulary and stop making excuses for anything. Only complain when things are too easy. Challenge yourself. Stay out of your comfort zone. Refuse to let lesser minds stifle your growth. Hunt your dreams. Run from mediocrity. Celebrate the uniqueness of you. Commit to this way of life and you will create a world unlike anything anyone ever told you was possible.
This is not about being great at branding, advertising, strategy, interactive or any of the other communication arts. This is about being great at living.” ~ Charles Hall Creative Director, Copywriter, Writer, Filmmaker, Artist, Teacher, Coach.
Be Inspired to pursue Love and Greatness!
“Anybody can be famous. Fame is easy. Fame is cheap. Fame is fleeting. But try achieving Greatness. Greatness is hard. Greatness is lonely. Greatness is work. Greatness is humbling. Greatness is a responsibility. Greatness lasts forever.” ~ Charles Hall ~ African American Creative Director, Copywriter, Writer, Filmmaker, Artist, Teacher, Coach, Activist