Well I've made a start...
At uni we used to use little slide pockets to put in colour inspiration or images that we liked. I have used one here to gather together some pictures I have torn out of magazines of textures.
I have then done a series of quick pen and ink sketches to get back into the flow of things.
I also treated myself to a A3 sketchbook (I've never really worked in a sketchbook bigger then A4 before) and started to fill it with experiments trying to replicate textures in different media.
At the moment my main focus is just to have fun and experiment as much as I can. I'm really enjoying it actually, long may it continue :)
See you soon