Inspiration can be an elusive thing, full force some days yet nowhere to be found on others. There is no guarantee when or for how long either stage will last. This irregularity can either frustrate an artist, or it can allow for a time in which to let the mind wander and refill itself. Many compare it to the ebb and flow of the tide, others to the natural cycle of a plant. Whichever comparison you choose, you can flourish in the quiet times in unexpected ways. We all can benefit from the these times of rest and learn not see them as dead spells lacking any creative benefit. Instead these times are ready for daydreams, explorations, reenergizing and replenishment.