"The scientist does not study nature because it is useful;
he studies it because he delights in it,
and he delights in it because it is beautiful."
shiny laundromat, amsterdam
An idea surfaces. Vague, something about drawing swirlies that look like flowering ivy. As I scramble eggs, do dishes, wait in line at the post office, I ponder the possibilities. Pen nibs and inks. Directions and angles. Leaves and lines. Intersections and curves. A logical starting point.
There are little pockets of time to build upon your creative ideas. You just have to look.