In the last several years, I find the stresses of life has pushed my creativity inward. No longer do I copy what I see but just let my mind flow with ideas right to the page. When I start my art, I have no perceived plan. At first, I simply draw shapes / lines and mold them until something appears from the markings. Sometimes I see right away how the final image should look while other times, it takes until the entire page is filled up. Sometimes I feel my unconscious mind creates the image and I am just along for the ride seeing how each twist and turn is revealed as the image forms. I find myself just wondering at each stage how the image will take form. Personally, it’s quite invigorating. For finishing steps, I try to explore the possibilities with digital art.