When you are in the flow of creating, if you pay attention, you will notice that the art might."speak" to you at any moment. Whether you are working on a painting, an illustration or a small commercial work, this can occur. This is what I experienced early this morning while working on one of my collage flower cards. Having already completed four of them, I was into a fifth, aware that I desired some brave new configuration of shapes.
Letting go of any preconceptions of where these final shapes should be placed- based on what I'd done before- I placed them "here" and "there", not by rote but by a need to experiment.
Shortly, the art directed my hands, giving me what I desired - a new pattern of shapes from which other configurations might spring in new works! I am glad that art sometimes speaks its own language and that I have learned that language!