I took Cerise's advice and followed up a link on an artist called Moresukine. The guy's graphic novel approach to journaling his experiences in Japan tugged heavily on my creative urges. For the last 2 months I organized each page of my sketch journal into fun shapes and designs before ever drawing. Not only does it help develop my design sense (a sense sorely lacking) but it also makes my journal a lot of fun to thumb through. I plan on sharing a lot of the pages from now on.