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Colour and Career Choices

Posted on May 28, 2009 in Art, Life | 5 comments

I just did this little test where you pick the colours you like most and least, and it matches you up with a general occupational area…

I was thinking, ‘yeah, yeah’, but then it came out with the answers, and i thought, ‘wow…’

  • You’re a CREATOR

    Key Words: Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional

    These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas.  

    Suggested careers are Advertising Executive, Architect, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations, Fine or Commercial Artist, Interior Decorator, Lawyer, Librarian, Musician, Reporter, Art Teacher, Broadcaster, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Architect, Photographer, Medical Illustrator, Corporate Trainer, Author, Editor, Landscape Architect, Exhibit Builder, and Package Designer.

    Consider workplaces where you can create and improve beauty and aesthetic qualities. Unstructured, flexible organizations that allow self-expression work best with your free-spirited nature.

    Suggested Creator workplaces are advertising, public relations, and interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries.

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    Posted on May 27, 2009 in Art | 0 comments

    Funny Hugh Laurie & Stephen Fry comedy sketch! ‘Your name, sir?’ – BBC comedy

    The Brits really do do the best sketch comedy:)

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    From a great article

    Posted on May 27, 2009 in Art, Faith | 0 comments

    Other antitheses we may consider are those between truth and niceness and craft and sensation. A writer may a approach a subject or narrative with language that is appropriate to the task or with language that is hostage to artificial criteria of value…

    The desire to avoid offending sensibilities in regard to dialogue and human situations often results in plastic, smoothed-over characters, and holding back from the kid of writing that may evoke true inspiration or authentic villainy…

    In the immensely popular Left Behind story, when the character Buck meets the young heroine, Chloe, he is said to be powerfully impressed with her firm handshake! This is the only quality emphasized in relation to what Buck ‘likes in a woman’…

    Both characters live wordly lives prior to the Rapture, but subsequently receive Chris, fall in love, and get married. It turns out,however, that despite their worldly, God-rejecting lives prior to conversion, neither of them had ever had sexual relation with anyone, so they are virgins together as they marry…That is very ‘nice’…But one may question its credibility…

    In a later episode, after they are married, we find Buck returning from a harrowing escape from Israel…Surviving great danger, he returns to his wife. The narrative describing their reunion has all the emotional force of a mild concern over a late return from the grocery store…Buck decides to go to to the church to check out the underground shelter that has been built there. Plaintively, Chloe pleads with him.  ‘Oh Buck! I’ve missed you. Can’t you at least stay with me until I fall asleep?” This kind of narrative seems to be guided by avoidance, indeed a gnostic, heretical fear of physical reality and normal human desire…

    – Richard Terrell, ‘Christian Fiction: Piety is Not Enough’

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    Literature, poetry and the sacred truth

    Posted on May 26, 2009 in Art, Faith, Theology | 0 comments

    I am persuaded that without knowledge of literature pure theology cannot at all endure, just as heretofore, when letters have declined and lain prostrate, theology, too, has wretchedly fallen and lain prostrate…Certainly it is my desire that there shall be as many poets and rhetoricians as possible, because I see that by these studies as by no other means, people are wonderfully fitted for the grasping of sacred truth and for handling it skillfully and happily.

    – Martin Luther ‘Letter to Eoban Hess’

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    Successful Failure

    Posted on May 21, 2009 in Faith, Life | 0 comments

    “Will never amount to much”

    This is the assessment the Munich Technical Institute came to after evaluating the application of a potential student in 1898.

    The student hoping to be admitted – Albert Einstein.

    Failing to gain enrolment, he worked instead at the Swiss Patent Office. This allowed him the time to explore and refine an idea he had been pondering –

    the Theory of Relativity.

    Whatever judgement has been given by men, whatever doors closed by institutions, God has a plan for every life – for yours, and for mine. If we are being spirit-led and obedient, then nothing can stand in the way of that plan.

    Sometimes what we see as a failure, may just be cultivating the conditions for a success that will change the world.

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