To be completely honest, there are really only two phases in which I am absolutely creative:
Stress or absolute deep relaxation.
Everything in between is usually an absolute mistake when pouring *haha*.
I love to listen to some electronic house music while pouring and start dancing around. I close the door of my art room and everyone knows that it's better not to talk to me now. The time of day doesn't matter at all and there are no fixed times for me to pour. I water when it feels right and listen to my inner voice. But I do have one ritual: I make myself a coffee immediately after pouring and go back into the room to think about further steps: What color could I still pour on it. Which glitter I take tomorrow? etc....