I have to advertise for this project, because i get overly excited every time i think about it! it's brilliant! and i just took another look at the ART HOUSE CO-OP's website and there's so much more greatness like the sketchbook project - they do a lot of projects and the best thing is that it's for everyone!
personally a lot of my inspiration comes from watching other people producing art, and there are so many people participating in these things! that's also why i find illustration friday so great - it doesnt matter if you're a professional illustrator or if you just discovered last week that you want to learn how to paint - the energy that place is filled with and the joy of all the people who participates every week, that's really inspiring to me! just as much as looking at something artsy i like.