There have been times when I have actually gotten up, drawn pictures or written an exciting dream just dreamt, but then I am so geared up and wide awake afterwards, so I try the writing in the dark approach.
The problem is that if I don't do anything, it will be forgotten when the rays of sunshine arrive in the morning and I wake to start a new day.
I have the same thing happen when I am out for walks with Hector, the Wheaten Terrier. Sometimes I can hear beautiful songs and melodies in my head, poetic lyrics and lovely music - sometimes it's an idea for a painting. By the time I get home, it's gone. Where did it go? Or rather, where did it come from in the first place?
I think we all have wonderful inspirational experiences. To always carry a pen and paper helps my teflon brain remember some of these, but many are lost into oblivion. Maybe the trick is to carry a small tape recorder as well?
Today's water color is called "The fishing boat" - an illustration for a children's book.