My strategy for work life balance is to just blur the edges. Let me share my obsessions with bookbinding, writing and software engineering.
And something about the images. The first one is a collection of paper casts I made. I’m not sure if they are protecting or terrorizing my beloved carved monkey. The diorama is a dingy archivist’s office that I made for an Indigo festival a few years ago. If their employer was willing to spring for new light bulbs you could see that it really is all indigo. And the stone doughnut I made resting in the sunshine in a dry arroyo in the Snow Canyon State Park just outside of St. George in Utah. My memory is that I only used other rocks as tools, but maybe I had a pen knife with me too. Memory is a funny thing.
One of the first manifestations of my love of the American southwest was an art gallery I co-owned a while back.