Creativity comes in bursts. It comes when you least expect it. It comes when you are in the middle of working on something and everything shifts. It comes and goes like a bolt of lightening.
We are trained to follow instructions, to follow the rules. To go in the correct order. That you’re not an artist unless you can paint it life like, you can sculpt it to look exactly like the model you are seeing.
It is essential as an artist (and we are all artists of life itself) to listen to that call. When something bubbles up write it down, paint it, create it, read about it. Whatever your heart is calling you to do, break the rules. Stop what you are doing and make a shift into desires of the heart. When you listen you will find it is pointing you directly at JOY.