For Restless Spirit, this is my process--a one week gap in working on it. It doesn't always happen this way, but sometimes it does and I've really come to appreciate the interruption. It's not clear to me when I take this break, what is going on in my brain around creating, but I know that something is brewing in my unconscious:
This past week, I planned several days where I knew I was going to work on Restless Spirit. Instead, I got distracted. So today was the day to really jump in with both feet and yet, I felt a need to reorganize my space and change the aesthetics--witness the pile of goodies nearby. I won't finish this artistic nesting until tomorrow and I know that during this time, my unconscious will be laboring away--as it has all week-- about something it wants to jump on artistically. Being willing to let go of all plans and follow this instinct to work things out through intuition has allowed me to take risks and go down paths that I've never walked.
So who knew that creating this latest artwork would involve a week gap and art moved around the house--but more interesting to me is what comes out on the canvas once I've allowed this little detour. Of course it's tempting to push forward and just get to the canvas avoiding these unexpected side trips, but I truly believe there is something there for me when I wander off path. And even wander away for a bit.
So ask yourself...if you take a side trip, look at things from a different view and allow yourself to meander a bit more than you had planned, will you possibly stumble upon a view you would never had seen? I'm betting yes--enjoy your journey--Namaste'