Every day that I go out into my studio I start with what I call a "Subconscious Musing". This gets me going. The brush is wet, the arm is moving, marks appear. It relies purely on how I feel at that moment with judgement suspended on what it might turn out like:
Subconscious Musing: Mixed media on sugar paper, 59x86cm.
There is a whole new world waiting to be explored so long as I suspend my critical faculties and just go with the flow. Most often the results are just a compost heap of confusion...a rag-bag of detrius, an adulterated mess (such are the vageries of my mind).
Occassionally some suggested structure presents itself and I see meaningful images that please me. I am contented and so the day's real work can begin.