There are tons of parallels between making art and making magick. Both require receptivity, process, practice, trust in one's intuition. Another similarity between the two for me has been that I had figure out both my creative process and my Craft alone. I didn't go to art school so I never learned the discipline or peaks and valleys involved in making art. Consequently for a long time, I simply gave up when a piece failed, or I felt stumped. It's taken me years to get to a point where I am making consistently and I am still a beginner in many ways.
The same goes for my Pagan practice. I have been fortunate enough to have become part of some incredible Pagan organizations and groups, but recently, my path has become fainter and fainter. So despite all this I feel like I am just starting my journey over.
In Paganism, the spiral is one of our sacred symbols and I sort of took it for granted. Yes, yes, life's a spiral. Perhaps the symbol has several meanings. For me, at this moment it reminds me that we can always begin again. That starting from point A is not one time thing and linearity is over rated.
And so I have found myself thinking back to what drove me when I was younger when the Craft was new and I was an avid maker. Going to the root is not going backwards, it is a returning home.