For me the creative act is a spiritual experience when I really get into my painting and I just let the spirit in the painting take over. I sing, pray aloud, chant mantras and incantations while I work with the paint to "Court the Muse"
Inspiration is Divine and goes beyond imagination which has a result in mind... inspiration is "In" "spire". We let the Muse, the divine spirit of creativity move in-through us with very little planing, even in choosing the colors and it is all spontaneous... in Zen it is called the "Controlled Accident"
I always let the accidents happen and guided by the the muse incorporate them into my motif of circles. That is what I see in my visions because I am diagnosed with and take medications for a brain condition. I paint my visions as a spontaneous spiritual expression and capture images of my visions.
I have a healing experience arising from the creative act. I am set free of any tension or worry I might have. I am rapt away in this mystical experience of bliss. I am happy when I paint in an elevated state because I don't plan for a result I just "Go with the flow" let the spirits of creativity, my Muse, take over... encouraging and guiding me in creating my works of art.
I call them Spirit Paintings because I capture a moment in the ephemeral vision of the Spirits manifesting in my meditations.
Corry the Psychic