My art teacher introduced me to book art and it's a great transportable way to keep the creative juices flowing. Book art is where you paint, draw and collage inside an interesting book (such as a 1920s fraternity song book). I am often inspired by whimsical illustrations in children's books so I try to emulate these.
Musical notes make for a very interesting background which is also a way for me to fuse my interest in music with my drawings.
These art books are a great way to capture moments and events such as a trip, a friendship, a love, a life.