Sometimes, in the time you’ve set aside for doing something creative, you just need to prepare for doing something creative. You need to clean your desk. Or iron fabric. Or sharpen pencils. Essential, but not glorious.
But isn’t it nice to hear about the process, too? I’m not posting a picture of a lovely finished drawing, or the baby booties I knit up (although those pictures are coming…). I’m just writing today to say that I sharpened some pencils… and now I’m ready.