Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.” ~ Heraclitus, Greek philosopher, 535–475 BC
It seems to develop a process of creating art is a process in itself. The first act is allowing oneself to have fun and celebrate the “mistakes” made along the way because creating art is a path of discovery, perhaps a discovery of self. Silly Putting, Post-its, Velcro were all mistakes. I don’t know who said it but it was once said, you have to learn which mistakes to keep.
I was at a How conference many years ago and they gave each participant a crayon. The speaker then came on and asked us to hold the crayon up to our nose, close our eyes, and inhale deeply. Then he asked what does that remind you of… Without one moment’s hesitation everyone one responded, “being a child.” Let the child play. Go have fun.