I have a studio tour coming up the last weekend of June and an outdoor market at the end of July. In cleaning my studio I found tons of backgrounds I had done as demos in my classes, half baked ideas and scraps of every kind of ephemera. I spent 3 days mixing, matching, collaging and just having fun. I cleaned out drawers of stuff and will be able to have an affordable piece of art for the people that come to the studio.
In addition I rediscovered how much fun it was to work small (it requires less thinking than a large piece), to feel like I accomplished alot and it freed me up when I went back to working on my big pieces.