I use my sketchbooks as creative inspiration, often doing month-long prompts like October’s Inktober, and January’s 21-Days of Good Health. It helps me to break out of what I normally draw (my dogs, my plants, 4,000 mushrooms) and to tackle some fun things while I re-watch 30 Rock for the 8-millionth time.

I also like to use sketchbooks as a diary/list-keeper/concept-generator too, so you never know what’s going to pop up. Could be logo ideas, or my grocery list in elaborate hand-drawn type.