I recently had a skype-date with an excellent writer friend (who I met at my first SCBWI conference) who read me one of her manuscripts. It was amazing. I am consistently bowled over by my talented peers. In any case, I couldn't get her story out of my head, and as I was between gigs, my itchy fingers grabbed for a pencil.
I filled up pages of my sketchbook with character doodles and thumbnails.
After I had finished, I realized that I had never drawn a sock monkey before. I'm adding a check to the ole bucket list.