I'm not too sure how to ask this. If you're for example developing an idea, or theme for example, do you mentally create it, and carry it with you as you do other things? Such as if you're doing the dishes, and you have this character/theme developing in your thoughts, do you keep a mental static structure of it there, or is it something that's best left relaxed? I personally find it hard to maintain a static structure of anything for too long. I just was curious if anyone does this in order to develop or create a image that they then draw onto paper at a later date.
Sorta a weird question, sorry if this is the wrong section too. I'd dead curious though if anyone has any general thoughts on this