Occassionally, inspiration comes from trying out something that may initially strike you as odd. For example, have you ever tried to draw an object just by touch alone? Try it. Close your eyes, feel the object you're about to draw and draw what you feel. The results may surprise you and possibly even inspire you. A quick dogpile search reveals a few artists who have taken this approach to a new level: coined as Touch Drawing these artists take it beyond the physical to the metaphysical. Blind contour drawing is yet another approach to the suggested technique.