Creativity for me usually starts without an idea, without assumptions or preconceived beliefs. I let everything go and start fresh. I feel my way through something until a pattern emerges. This only starts when I physically start, never in my head.
As I move through the process of creating something, I don’t steer myself in autopilot mode because then I become unaware. One of the hardest things to do, especially when you become more experienced in your craft, is learning how to discover it all over again as if it were the first time.
When you first discover your passion, everything else fades away. It makes you feel everything, and you’re intensely aware of what is going on. It’s a great state of focus coupled with curiosity. You are held in anticipation constantly. I strive for this always.
Consume and digest. Create and discard.
Self discovery, self reflection, beyond the surface, beyond material.