I've never stopped designing but I did slow down there for a while. It's fun to pick up the hook and yarn again with no agenda but my own musing to drive the project. You've heard me say it before and I'll say it again... The cure for a lack of creativity is to just start with no regard for the outcome. Make no plan, have no expectation, just play. When you like something, keep going. If you don't like it, go another direction.
I have some very exciting irons in the fire right now. I'm really hopeful that a new permanent agenda will unfold soon.