Using the inventive mind is a practice. It definitely atrophies if left idle. I know it when I've been doing crossword puzzles. I watch myself, like in the face of a road block-- if I've been actively imagining-- like for solving puzzles, I am more tenacious and find ways around the problem. And it's the same when I forage for imagery, I see better the more I look. Above, I became interested in the cardboard fruit packing form, and from a new angle, it became a crowd of hunched over men. Sci-fi, futuristic. And it's packing paper.
Mind open. Look look look.