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The Creative Process
Preparation: How do I do this?...is the first step in the creative process. A willingness to chase down ideas. Learning.
Incubation: Mind-wandering away from the current task, then returning to the task. Exploring. Let go of standard notions.
Illumination: Recognition of new connections.
Verification: Critical thinking. Craft the message to the intended audience.
The sum of all ideas. Your ideas are not you. A criticism of your ideas is not a criticism of you. The creation of something that is grander than anything you could ever produce on your own.
Letting Go of Singularity
Transforming: Take an idea and create variations. Innovating on top of a platform that already exists. Giving people the freedom to combine and transform; making something that did not exist before.
Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just get to work. --Chuck Close, Photorealistic Artist
Get inspired...How To Be Creative_Off Book_PBS Digital Studios (9:13 minutes)
Have a wonderfully creative week!