How about this for a gambit, or maybe a cheat? When you're tired and uninspired, fall back on the creativity of others. While poking around the t00bz, I found a pretty webcomic version of H.P. Lovecraft's fantasy The Strange High House in the Mist by an artist named Jason Thompson. It's a nice bit of work, and not long enough to be a major time sink. Of course, taken in the aggregate, Mr Thompson's site has the potential to be a major time sink.
Even as I write, I'm eyeing his nice version of The Cats of Ulthar. I should farm out a review of this to a guest blogger.