At the start of anything new there is a moment when nothing has yet happened, nothing has yet been decided, nothing has yet been started. Somehow a beginning has to occur.
Every creative process has a beginning. And many of those beginnings offer a blank page, whether it is on screen, in a pad, on a canvas, an open book, a single sheet of paper or maybe a painting card. A moment arrives when the creator faces that blank page.
It may be that they already have an idea. Perhaps they have already been imaging, planning and preparing for this moment. On the other hand, they may have no idea other than the wish to begin something new.
Beginning demands one thing in common, across all creative actions. The blank page must be lost. It may be with the marks of a pen. It might be a brush stroke. It may be finger tips connecting and pressing keys that magically transform into changes on the screen in front of them. It could be an iron covered in molten wax. No matter what, there is soon no longer going to be a blank page to face. A moment of commitment occurs, the pure is dirtied with something other than that original blank emptiness.