Before I answer that, I want to say THANK YOU to all the veterans out there, and to their families.
Now, for my "other" creative outlet(s)....
I, uhm, have a thing for painting interior rooms. I'm not an artist; I don't do murals (yea though I desperately wish I could). I just happen to like transformations. Often there's a de-cluttering prerequisite in the room I tackle, followed by an organizing/storage solutions follow-up. For me, the total revamps are the best of the analytical meets the creative. There's a tangible end result in roughly two weeks time (three if I futz with the floors too). The physical purging helps with my mental purging.
Redoing a room totally resets my brain, and a two week vacation from the WiP vastly improves my word-count once I return to writing.
Since there's a mention of bonus points for pics... well, here ya go: