I store many of my sketchbooks in a lidded basket by my front door. Occasionally I open the lid, pull out the books and take a look. I'm always surprised by my findings. I'll have forgotten a page that I had wanted to explore further, or a particular combination of colors or patterns that would be just right for a project I'm working on now. Like journals, sketchbooks are a wonderful guide to where I've been, and where I want to go next.