Whenever complaining that one's writing/art muse has gone to Europe/Tahiti/Mars, the best cure is to write/draw anyway.
Also, I got a lightbox. It was cheap, and is a bit small (5" x 9"), but I already love it, since it lets me deal with the fact I am a very messy sketcher. So, I can do more watercolor and marker pieces that don't involve the 'draw lightly and erase' model. Now, to deal with the fact nice markers are expensive.
Yesterday was a day of lessons, as seen in my previous post. I also discovered that I had forgotten my #1 rule of creativity (discovered during NaNoWriMo):