Just sit down — or stand if you want to be ambitious like that — at your desk. That's it. That's as much as I usually force myself to do.
I don't have a grandiose theory of creativity. I have lots and lots of ideas. A whole cue card stack with projects to get to lingers nearby. Another pile is all of the things I've had ideas to draw. That doesn't even touch the lists. There are so many lists.
There are ideas and inspiration everywhere. I am a scavenger.
I am also boring.
A lot of this is mundane. It's the same thing over and over again.
It's doing it until you get good.
Things I learned in fencing. Do it 200 times. Do it 200 more. Over and over again.
If you just sit down you'll find something useful to do. My hands, my brain they want something to do. It might not be the thing that desperately, urgently needs doing. Likely as a freelancer drifting about trying to make something of the time before me I don't have enough structure or deadlines for that anyways.
No there's just a lot of time and I need to find something to do with it.
So I sit and I know I'll find something to do.
It's written blog posts. Helped pick a new name for my photography store. Gotten me started on some photo editing.
It's unstructured and lose but it generally does the trick. If I sit here long enough something will happen. No promise it'll be good but it'll be something.