It has helped when I don't worry too much about the quality of what gets posted. Today's sketch, is an example of that. We were downtown for browsing and lunch, and we had a great parking spot at the end of a block, looking directly at the corner of the library with a gorgeous red-leafed maple tree. (Actually, it was the second parking because my husband was nice enough to move the car from one that wasn't quite this good.) I got back to the car half an hour before the meter expired and did this loose and somewhat messy sketch. I always have a sketchbook and pen with me and today I had tossed the watercolors in my purse, just in case an opportunity arose.
When I've sketched each day, it seems like I find more opportunities for sketching. I often start noticing things in the morning that I might want to sketch during the day. This challenge seems to have led to more inspiration. I seem to see more things that look interesting, potentially sketchable, or just delightful. Since that's part of why I sketch anyway (to notice and appreciate things) I think I'll continue with this practice--at least until I don't. Being a retiree, I don't like having lots of rules, so I'll keep with this until it isn't fun or rewarding in some way and right now, that's hard to imagine.