Often, when I'm in a bit of an artistic slump, I find it useful to make component parts (see previous posts on stamp carving and paper painting). It makes me feel productive; and, I know I'll use them later (often "as is," sometimes with modifications). That said - I've been working on fabric inchies (one inch squares) and twinchies (two inch squares). I have some scraps from my cutter quilts that seemed perfect for turning into twinchies and inchies.
I cut out several squares and I am slowly working on embellishing them.
Here are the twinchies that I have embellished.
And, below are the inchies.