There's rarely a straight line between a flash of inspiration and a piece of finished art.
There's a lot of trial and error, dead ends, and learning on the road to completion.
New creative work is solving a series of creative problems. It's willingness to experiment. Chances are, your favorite creative work is an additive blend of this experimentation.
"I don't know how" becomes "I'm going to try this, and then maybe that."
"I don't have the supplies" becomes "I'll see what I can do with what I have."
But only if you allow for that to happen.
In the workshops I lead and in my own art, I've noticed how important it is to have space for creative vomit. The blank page is irresistible. The problem isn't a lack of something to express, but the urge to filter and edit before ever starting.
Give yourself a creative vomit session. Maybe that's your creative practice for today. 10 minutes of unedited, unfiltered stream-of-consciousness writing about anything (you'll drift from topic to topic anyway). 10 minutes to experiment with something calling you with no attachment to a finished result.
Pour it all out and then decide what goes into your next piece of work. Pour it all out so it's no longer blocking the rest of your creative ideas.
Because there will always be another idea. There will always be more words, more inspiration.
Don't be the dam that tries to hold it all back. Instead, be the flood.
Hear me say these words out loud: