The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.

Charles Dickens





 
 
 
 

 

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

I've seen this process defined in as little as three steps and as many as seven. These are the main four however. The links at the right can give you more information on the process, and inspiration as well

 

Preparation

This first stage, which may be repeated throughout the process, involves gathering information, research, listing and sorting priorities

Incubation

During this second stage the thinker mulls over, pushes around ideas, looks for patterns and the lack of them. Incubation is about letting go of old ideas and, at the same time, using experience previously gained.

Illumination

Some call this the "eureka" phase. It’s the point at which the big idea pops up.

Verification

This stage involves revision and editing — or if you will — refining and polishing.

 

 

 

There is no failure, except in no longer trying; no defeat, except from within: no insurmountable barrier, except our own inherent weakness of purpose.

— Anonymous

 

 

Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I'll remember. Involve me and I'll understand.

Confucus

 

Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.

George Lois

 

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.

Anonymous

 

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Imagination is more important than knowledge

Albert Einstein

 

 

 


 

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