When you open the lid on a box of chocolate hearts, do you read the card to know what you're biting into? Or do you embrace the surprise? Whatever your chocolate-eating style, variety and surprise are both key elements of creativity.
Have you ever pieced together an entire quilt top, stepped back to admire your work, and then asked yourself, "Why did I put those two blocks together?" Or "Why didn't I rotate that corner block?" Or "Why is that one row of star points up-side down??"