When my art making feels like a formula it begins to feel contrived. A project can feel like a wobbly jelly I am trying to squeeze into a container. Then suddenly it fits and I know the flavour, shape and colour of it; I have made decisions and edited out the parts that don’t work and polished the parts that do. There is an immense feeling of satisfaction that I have tamed the unknown and captured the best materials, palette and marks to say what I didn’t know I was trying to say! I have fought with the unknown and won.
What a good analogy, jelly! And a true description of creating, it's encouraging.