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Thursday, 9 February 2012

9 quotes to really inspire creativity...

So, I have been the one nudging / demanding everybody writes posts for our lovely ‘new’ festival blog, to allow you to truly see all the work that goes into making the festival, and now, being nudged myself, it’s my turn to step up to the blog and post…

This is the time of year we get our creative game on, to decide our 2012 festival brand design for the programme – adverts – banners – bags - websites etc. 

Armed with Kenton’s vision for 2012, ‘Putting creativity at the heart of the TV festival’, we are well on our way!
We have decided to take the creativity very literally and we are ‘making’ – yes literally ‘cutting and sticking’ our creative for Edinburgh 2012… Well actually our designer, Holly is… Here is a sneak peak….

Making Edinburgh out of Coco Pops!
So this got me thinking, with the Executive committee meetings and the festival team... 
putting so much emphasis into creativity… what is creativity and how can you inspire it?

I don’t have all the answers, but to lend a helping hand here are:

My top 9 creative quotes to really inspire the creativity in all of us…

  1. "There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.”  Edward de Bono
  2. “Speed is absolutely key to creativity. The more time it takes to create something, the less likely you are to create something.” Patrick Stump (American musician)

  3. “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” Theodore Levitt

  4. “Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” Charles Mingus (American jazz musician and Civil Rights activist)

  5. “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” — Mary Lou Cook

  6. “Creativity is contagious, pass it on” Albert Einstein
  7.  “Creativity is… seeing something that doesn’t exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God.” Michele Shea

  8. “The world is but a canvas to the imagination.” Henry David Thoreau

  9. "All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.” Albert Camus

There are 9 because I genuinely didn’t have a tenth… anyone who has the tenth to my 9 feel free to comment below!

Phew... first ever blog post down...
Many More to go!

Amy Cahill
TV festival Marketing

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