I've had so much fun the past few months as a graphic designer for a local (yet upscale!) publication, Showcase Magazine. At first, it was an all-consuming endeavor...lots of hours and new things to learn. I'm finally getting settled (somewhat) and can return to what I truly love, illustrating.
I've also found another great way to communicate and keep up - FACE BOOK! Think about signing up. There is a HUGE illustration community.
Anyway...back to the feel of sketchbook paper, the flexibility of digital paints and a creative block that seems to be going away.