I have for some time kept an inspiration journal. It is a simple, black, hard covered sketch book. Inside I put pictures, quotes, and more. It is a pleasure to look through it when I need an idea or encouragement.
Recently I have started a wildflower journal. When the children bring me a new wildflower picked from our property, we identity it together with our wildflower book and then I sit and and sketch it and make a note about where it was found, by whom and the date.
This has given me a reason to sketch when in the past it was so easy to make excuses why I had too many other things to do.
It has also encouraged some of the children to sit and draw with me.
Do you keep journal?