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This is a one-off temporary post for the sole purpose of providing a group link that will enable the first 150 60 people to use it to score an invite to Google+ (+Graham Smith).

150 60 Invites available via this link

I am also looking to get listed in RecommendedUsers (Artists & Designers) so if you genuinely feel I offer: insightful, interesting, valuable links and resources then I would utterly appreciate a recommendation. But please; only if you genuinely like or find useful my various posts and updates. Thank you.

http://www.recommendedusers.co​m/


I don't usually go out looking for props and likes so this is a bit of a first. My main motivation is just to see if people like the sort of things that I write, and resources that I provide via the imjustcreative blog.

This isn't so much about me as a person but more about what I do on this website and the blog. You might have found some of my logo templates useful or laughed/groaned at a few of my posters, and maybe you just like some of the work I have done in my logo portfolio.

We all need some form of validation at times and this is me reaching out to you.

I realise that one may open themselves to the negative when seeking anything positive so I'll take it all on the chin.

Like and +1

If anything that I have written or provided has been useful for you then I would surely appreciate it if you could send a Facebook Like and/or Google +1 my way.

For a Like there is a convenient button below which is for the imjustcreative website as a whole.

For a Google +1 I would greatly appreciate it if you could +1 my actual home page as this is where they are mostly needed. The button can be found at the bottom of the left sidebar.

If on the other hand you object to anything that I do or have some thoughts about what you would like to see more of on the imjustcreative blog then please feel free to leave constructive comments below.

Image credit goes to http://leonardsavage.com


I am now officially sponsoring StumbleUpon which leaves me with a healthy radiant glow... I didn't even think about it after I received a email from them this morning. One of those impulse moments I feel.

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As a means of trying to accept the inevitable  over the last few months, I have been putting together a tune together in Garageband.

I am not sure really why I did, but I did. It would make me very sad to do it, try different instruments, to listen to it time and time again, wondering if he would like it. Would always bring a tear to my eyes. I had no intention of showing it to him, more for me. But now I would like to share it...

Forever in me.mp3

Using orchestral and brass instruments, which was one of Dad's favourite styles of music, Big Bands and such like.


Blink
NOTE FROM GRAHAM

Since reading Malcom Gladwell's book, 'Blink' I have become considerably more comfortable in my own ability to make the 'correct' decision as a 'snap judgement', instinctual response, emotional or anger, practical or in practical, right or wrong. It would seem for me anyway that my  instinct has been proven right on many occasions which can only fill 'me' with more confidence about the 'inner workings' of 'me' as a person.

It's only if I allow time to doubt myself that it all goes horribly wrong (some would argue my whole life is horribly wrong). Malcom, through many studies and examples gives a convincing case that our instinct is 'mostly' the correct response in any given situation. It is a great book, not huge, so a easy swift read. He also has a web site, www.gladwell.com and Blog (blog is lacking in recent entries). The book will no doubt leave you feeling a lot more self assured. That's ofcourse if your instincts have generally been spot on. If not, then maybe you should give it a miss! :0)

This following study from University College of London, reinforces this understanding of the human mind.

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Garageband_pic_3 Music Therapy

So this afternoon I have mainly arsed around with GarageBand, get that creativeness out there instead of in there.

What can I say about this track, still has my Southern Rock style in
places, but just a mish mash of sounds and stuff. Not at all like what
is going on in my head. Not.  Samples, radio snippets, and happy tunez.

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This is one of my 'lighter' reads, but the message is clear as air.

So clear, you would find it hard to actually envisage any depressive being able to convey the thoughts and feelings in a way that a non-depressive might actually have a chance of understanding. Gwyneth manages this in style, humour and decency.

It's a smallish book and will not take long to read, it is littered with wonderful quotes and phrases.

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