Here’s something to try—so right now I create for a specific person or specific location, but I’d like to move away from that limitation, free myself. An interim step, and one that would use both my imagination and my writing skills, would be to create either a character or a setting and sketch it briefly, say one to two paragraphs, no more. Then I could always attach that to the back of the completed piece.
I like this idea more and more. This way I could end up with multiple pieces for the same character in many circumstances, have stuff for a whole set of people with a whole mythology around it, supporting and cradling the art and bearing its weight up to the surface.