I collect paintings. I like to own original oil paintings, it adds a textural experience to the piece. People are used to hearing not to touch paintings, but I disagree, the physicality enhances the artwork, and with oil paintings especially they make it easier to follow the artist's direction, where they started and ended. I feel a lot more connected to the paintings that way.
After I've finished moving I plan to start painting. Not interested in profiting off it, I don't care to enter the art world. If they make something that's fine, since I don't plan to hold onto every painting, but I have other career plans.
Writing as well, looks like I'm not alone there. Gone well, I receive a lot of offers. Had some small plays put on.
Reading of course goes with that.
Photography's fun, and I've also had some photos displayed in galleries. I don't mean to imply I'm a big artistic success, it was a teacher that got them into the galleries, but this was also something I turned out to be really good at. Good to think about successes to keep me going. Imagine only dwelling on the failures.
I'm a big YOLOer, would die pursuing living off something I love than sticking with a job I hate, or that I'm just satisfied with. Gotta hang on to the positives with that.
Basketball, my son is a very good player. Cooking at home and professionally, coming up with compelling food. Art, music production and composition with some equipment and instruments. Guns. I like them all, I would have a lot if money were no object. Watches and horological history. Graham Norton and human history or lost human history. Animals, particularly cats.
I enjoy walking by myself. I usually go through parks or nature trails although I sometimes roam through the concrete jungle. It's relaxing, clears the mind, and is a nice change of pace compared to playing video games or browsing the Internet all the time.