I've been missing my sketchbook lately and that really surprises me. Here's a secret for ya....I didn't always enjoy drawing in my sketchbook last year. Some days I did but many days I didn't. Drawing is (was?) very difficult for me. I chose to do it because I felt that if I was going to call myself an artist, then I should be able to draw. It was important to prove to myself that I could. When the year ended I was ready to move onto something that was more intuitive and enjoyable for me.
Painting has been just that, so it really surprised me when I found myself missing drawing, especially drawing little critters. I've been trying to find ways to work it into my routine. I'd love to one day be one of those people who finds it relaxing to draw but I'm really not there yet. It does seem to help knowing that this year I can draw and I don't have to share it.
So I'm working on it. I'm working on ways to build it into my schedule in a different way than my daily creative habit. As I begin to put together a book and a course about building creative habits, I think this is a really good experiment for me.