I get into grooves with what I listen to in the studio while I'm working. Some would call them ruts, others, depending on their tolerance for repetition, might say canyons..... I'll play the same CD over and over for days. I use music to establish and sustain a kind of emotional field that helps me focus on whatever sculpture I'm creating.
Finally putting away Handel's Messiah. I love the line "His yoke is easy and His burden is light." It cracks me up thinking of it in the context of creating any artform: "His burden is light." Then I turned and saw this image.