I also spent part of the day with my daughter separating and re-potting some succulents that I want to use to make dish gardens. They sell very well at our local farmer's market, especially if you make the containers to put the gardens into. I am also planning to make some miniature figures and Oriental Spirit Houses from clay to put into potted gardens or terrariums. I am looking forward to stocking my ETSY site with lots of fun stuff.
And finally, (now I don't feel so bad) being creative doesn't always have to involve making new things. I took a page from my friend Took Gallagher (facebook.com/took.gallagher/,) and stood back to look at the big picture. She has been putting up shelves recently to showcase some of her art and collections. I think that is really creative, too! So even if I am doing research or potting plants, or working on poetry~~ or doing art in all its various forms, I can feel like I am still being creative.