Some days, it's perfectly fine not to "make something".
We're humans, not artesian wells.
First, there must be something "inside" that fuels our making--a core to shape our art around.
If we're empty, our art may be shallow. Or not ring true.
What, then, do we "fill up" with?
Nature. Beauty. Love. Art from other Heroic Journeyers (paintings, poems, novels, songs, sculptures, food).
How do we "fill up"? Rest. Relax. Open. Receive. Partake. Absorb.
We must have life experience to inform our art.
Many of those come when we're still--when we allow our "soul cups" to be filled with the stuff of life.