Because I sketch each day I can find it daunting to come up with a subject at hand while I sit at my desk each morning.
9 Days of Clam Shell Sketches, B & N 6" x 9", 2012 © Nancy Van Blaricom
When I am having a hard time finding something to sketch I will sometimes just repeat what ever I drew the day before. I had a small clam shell on my desk that I used for a small shell painting and for nine days I sketched a single shell in a different pose.
Film Canisters, 6" x 9" B & N sketchbook, 2012 © Nancy Van Blaricom
In the above photo I sketched a film canister ... for four days I sketched the same canister in either a different light or angle, or with a different pencil.
A blow dryer I use for drying watercolor paintings ... sketched three day's in a row.
I like the looks of these sketches when they cover a full page in my sketchbook don't you?