Back to school. Use traditional school materials like number 2 pencils or lined paper notebooks to make something nontraditional.
The main discovery today was that when my brain feels full of cotton balls, the creative juices aren't flowing very well. My only outing of the day was to buy orange juice and lined paper (!), and most of the day was spent blowing my nose or resting. As a result, this is the best i could come up with... it still is pretty cute.