“You don’t need exotic materials to create.  The humble pencil is everyone’s best friend – a simple, familiar tool.  Begin with s ream of copy paper and a pencil.  Use your paper freely and without fear.  You’re not necessarily making art here; you’re seeking your creative spirit.  Play and have fun. ”  selection from Nita Leland’s the new creative artist.   A great read to give ideals how to jump start your process.