Take fan art.
Everyone seems to have a nice icon that's made of many layers, is probably beigey-brown, with a blurry pic and a mournful caption - they're works of art. Or make wallpapers that are pretty and have swirly bits.
I try to re-create Russian propaganda art.
It's not really pretty, but I'm rather proud of it.
Oh and thanks have to go to gamiila and calove for helping me come up with the words.