Intuition is a powerful tool to access an inner guidance for creativity. Based on instinctive feeling, it’s not about thinking your way to a solution but rather getting still and feeling the answer in your body. Sometimes a feeling bubbles up or bursts out in the form of a “eureka” moment. Other times it’s more subtle or quiet which can make it harder register unless you’re specifically paying attention. How can intuitive feelings guide you when making art? It points to what you’re most interested in. The more excitement or curiousness you feel about a project, art material, subject (or any potential creative choice), that’s the path to follow next.
Gary Zukav in The Seat of the Soul explains that “Intuition serves creativity. It tells you what book to buy for your project. It tells you where to meet the colleague that you need to meet, and which ideas from one field will complement which ideas from another. It is the hunch that a certain painting should be done in gray, and that another should be done in purple. It is the sense that an idea that has never been tried before might work. Intuition serves inspiration. It is the sudden answer to a question. It is the meaning that form in the fog of confusion.”
Relying only upon logic and conscious reasoning to make creative decisions can only get you so far. A great deal of logic may in fact come from unconscious rules you’ve inadvertently decided upon. In other words you may making choices based on what you think you should do. These shoulds may well have been created by other people ideas, industries or media many years ago. With creativity there are no shoulds, only possibilities and intuition allows you to remain open to possibility abundance.