Lowercase art, or any art for that matter, isn't always the product of spontaneous invention.
It's not always made in flow.
Making art isn't immune from feeling tedious or uninspired.
Sometimes all you can do is follow along, or go through the motions. Instead of fighting it or throwing up your hands in frustration, take the opportunity to coast, to rest.
Trace a line that's already been drawn. Repeat yourself. Try to walk in someone else's shoes down a familiar road to reach the same conclusion.
This is all still useful. You never know where it will lead. Some days it leads to simply practice. Other days a different gear suddenly engages, and where you were following along turns into a departure along a new path.
Art is a practice. It only happens by showing up. It certainly doesn't happen when you don't show up.
Instead of banking the measure of your creative genius on an uninspired moment, let yourself off the creativity hook and take a leisure moment.
Hear me say these words out loud: