I used to think that inspiration was the only way that creativity thrived. The stars align, heaven kissed my brow, and viola! A fabulous idea came. Now I believe that creativity is something that is perpetual, habitual, and deeply rooted to its faithful nurturing.
If you want to enjoy a fab read on the subject, check out "The Creative Habit" by Twyla Tharp.
"It takes skill to bring something you've imagined into the world: to use words to create believable lives, to select the colors and textures of paint to represent a haystack at sunset, to combine ingredients to make a flavorful dish, No one is born with that skill. It is developed through exercise, through repetition, through a blend of learning and reflection that's both painstaking and rewarding. And it takes time..."
Excerpt from the Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp