In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Now the earth was formless and empty,
darkness was upon the surface of the deep
and the Spirit of God hovered over the waters.
What a stirring description of the start of everything, and the initial stages of any creation. You begin with raw material that is formless and empty. The depths that you will explore in the creative process remain in darkness, and the creative spirit, the creative urge, hovers over it all.
Next time you sit down to begin a creative endeavor of any sort, think back on these lines. For me, they serve as a reminder that our creative drive connects us to something much greater, beyond ourselves, and deeply ancient.