In reorganizing my studio, I wanted to find a shelf for all of the idea books I've kept the past ten years. Inside, I write class notes, project ideas, information on favorite artists, inspiration, quotes and sketches for future projects. For example, I came across on old Somerset Studios magazine article by Gina Armfield on "Finding Your Voice". She says it's all a process of acquiring skills, being apart of an art community and developing your own voice by finding out what you like and prefer. I cut out and put that article in my idea book. I'm always striving to find my artistic voice.
Below are pages from some of my idea books. It's great to have them all organized chronologically and tagged. Now, I can easily find what I want to reread and remember.