As an artist, there are these moments that you look at your work and have a knowing that there is something more, something just beyond your reach, something which will take you off the path. In life and in art that's when its gets interesting. For an artist it could be a new surface, a new material, a different way of putting things together, planning or not planning. Whatever it takes to move you out of your comfort zone will suffice.
I bought some india ink. I had not used ink since I was in high school which is a while back. I also usually do a study and put a fair amount of planning for my larger pieces. All this was tossed to the side and I have to say it felt pretty good. Something new is coming and isn't that what the creative life is about.