My experience is that with issues of faith, they are not easily handled.
One of the big ways that Christians often relate to God is as a father. The Bible often refers to God that way but for some, the idea of relating to God in a fatherly way can be incredibly divisive. Divorce and abuse are just a couple of connotations that have to be unpacked.
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Kerry Maid – Gorgeous stuff lads, delighted ye are back after such a tough time xxx
David Emerson – heart heart heart!
Lyla Rivers – Beautiful
Erin Tierney – Amazing video for a beautiful song. Thanks for sharing your journey and your gorgeous smiles with us.
Hector Astete – Loved it
Let me know what you think!
I’m so thrilled to finally share this music video with you.
The latest music video from The Weepies is SUNFLOWER from the SIRENS album. SUNFLOWER features the breakneck pace of release day at not one, but TWO iconic LA music institutions in Amoeba Music Hollywood and The Hotel Cafe. The whole video was shot documentary style in just over four hours. It’s a whirlwind, but the video captures the love that The Weepies have for their fans, their music and each other.
When I found out that I’d have the chance to film at not only Amoeba Music in Hollywood and The Hotel Cafe in just 4 hours – I almost lost my mind. Both places are music institutions. To have one as a featured location for a music video would be great – but to have both of them with unfettered access?!?! Incredible!
I’ve been a fan of the Weepies since picking up a bootleg from a show in Ohio on archive.org. (Live at Butternut Ridge House, go download it) and I was tickled to have the opportunity to shadow Deb and Steve for their big return to Los Angeles.
The project would’ve never happened without the talent and the kindness of Nate Harrison and Dan Long. I can’t say enough about Nate’s cinematography skill and ability to be at the right place at the right time for key moments. And Dan pulled double duty, both filming on the day of and editing the piece together. You should hire them.
Massive thanks to Amoeba Music (buy your music there), The Hotel Cafe (make sure you catch a show there soon), Deb and Steve of The Weepies and Nettwerk music.
The video launches on Thursday 9/24! Can’t wait to share it with you!
This summer I’ve been working on several projects that will be coming to light in the next few months. The Love of God Series is a group of six shorts featuring friends in our faith community (Mercy Town) telling their story. The part I like the most in this project is the vulnerability shown by our main characters.
It’s not easy to say coherent things on camera but to share struggles and not know who will be watching, that’s admirable.
The series comes out in just a few weeks. Until then, enjoy the trailer.
There is a part of my work that’s heartbreaking. Slaving over an idea that will bring salvation is hard. Confronting a problem that a client is facing can be brutal. Then, finally seeing the green grass and having the plan shot down for a million different possibilities.
Saying yes to something new is hard.
It’s scary, there’s risk, and the average corporation is programed to minimize bumps/risk/anything against the status quo.
It’s normal, heartbreaking and ok.
For these reasons, I really appreciated Leap First by Seth Godin. It’s a quick listen at just over 2 hours and perfect for the morning walk that wakes my creative brain.
Making art or to risk in a creative endeavor is crucial and Seth’s talk was a great reminder to risk, often and in big ways.
My past successes have come through disruptive communication with organizations that had their backs against the wall. They came out swinging and the rest is history. It takes courage to create in the face of adversity and this talk was just the prompt I needed last week.
Christoph Niemann is an author, illustrator and artist. In this talk for 99U (are you sensing the trend?), he talks about the 3 fears that plague every person that counts on their creativity for a paycheck.
Yes, those fears run through my brain but I find that staying focused, not playing the comparison game, and making sure I’m overwhelmed with projects helps a lot.
I’m struck by the 20% rule – spend 20% of your time on something experimental and basically play around.
This is a great way to work out ideas and conduct your own R&D lab. The times when I’m giving myself the chance to play pretty regularly, great things happen. It polishes old skills and develops new ones – plus it helps looking at thing differently, as Christoph shows in this talk.
Gangsters, monsters, bullies, psychopaths, or some blending of them all.
I think villains make a story. The better the villain, the better the story.
So don’t worry if you’re up against a terrible foe and circumstances are dire, you’ve got the best story going.
Who’s your favorite?
I love this talk from Seth Godin and Scott Belsky. I liked it so much, I wanted more. So I grabbed Seth’s latest Leap First: Creating Work That Matters. (I totally dig it)
Key thoughts: A designer might be making work that’s pretty but an artist makes connection and there’s no map. Do work that’s scary, will offend some and goes against the grain.
In this wide-ranging question and answer session, bestselling author Seth Godin advocates us to be bold. Whether it’s a toxic work culture or stagnation in your craft, Godin urges us all to recapture the child-like delight in taking a risk.
“You may know how to use fancy design tools, but if there isn’t that leap that leads to connection, it doesn’t matter….you’re not making art,” says Godin. “We didn’t build stuff because we need more beautifully laid out menus. We did it because people want to be touched, noticed, and connected.”