I've always believed that a successful daily art project depends on setting rules that you can live with, so for instance if you spend lots of time at your wilderness cabin where you can't get a cell or internet signal, don't choose a project requiring a daily Instagram post. Since traveling is a big part of our lives, I need daily art that's portable.
My calligraphy project is easy to take along -- just a sketchbook plus a pen or two. For this trip, knowing that I would mostly be in a ship cabin with a nice desk, I decided to bring along two dip pens and a bottle of ink, wrapped carefully to avoid spills and packed in carry-on luggage so it wouldn't have to endure pressure changes. I also brought along a wire brush to clean the pen after writing.
My miniatures required a bit more thought. Decided to bring a scissors, a glue stick, a needle and one spool of thread and a pair of tweezers. From that point in, I had to forage for raw materials each day, a process that I find exciting.
When you go ashore from a cruise ship, which we did occasionally, you can always look for native plant life or rusty nuts and washers, but on board you generally find neither category of stuff. So I worked mostly with paper, and that spool of thread. One day I made paper beads, the kind where you cut a very long, skinny triangle of paper, put glue on the back and roll it up around a skewer.
Back home, it's already a thrill to use a thread color other than red! But the fun of finding art materials in a foreign environment always gives me a creativity boost.