Via Illustration Friday, I came across this post on Making the Most of Your Sketchbooks written by Kate Leonard. She reminds us to mine our old sketchbooks for inspiration and ideas. Kate says sketchbooks provide:
"Fruits for new inspiration: If at times you’re feeling lost for ideas or aren’t quite sure where to find your inspiration for a new and exciting project then flipping through the pages of your sketchbook might just help you find it. Sometimes we can forget where we found our fruit for ideas but in that little sketchbook may be a scribbled motif that can help you grow a collection of beautiful patterns, illustration for a book, painting and much more."
I definitely agree with Kate. I save all of my old sketchbooks for the reasons that she mentions and more. Check out the complete post for more details. And then pull out your sketchbooks to jump start some new ideas.