Where better for a golfer to find happiness on a rainy day than in this golf simulator I photographed in a house built by Upland Development?

I consider myself one of the lucky people: I love my job and I have hobbies. The combination is perfect for happiness.

It’s been a rainy couple of weeks, and I haven’t been able to get outside very often for my job. I love architectural photography and never tire of it. But, if it rains and I can’t work, I’m ready for the next best thing—my hobbies. This week I’m sharing photos of some of my favorite hobby spaces and celebrating other people’s interests and pastimes.

Fabrics, ribbons, threads, and inspiring art overflow in this quilting and sewing studio in a home designed by well-known Salt Lake designer, Don Brady, Don Brady Design.
Another sewing room is set for tailoring. The design is by Scott Jaffa, architect with Park City’s Jaffa Group, and it makes efficient use of a small attic space.

Designer Anne-Marie Barton provided individual hobby spaces for a couple owning a mountain home in Wolf Creek Ranch. Rain or shine, there is plenty for them to enjoy.

Anne-Marie Barton custom designed this fly-tying bench for the den in the Wolf Creek Ranch home. Above the desk is a television, but I can’t imagine turning it on to let in the outside world.
The painting studio is set in a separate cabin on the Wolf Creek home’s grounds. Barton included every convenience for function, comfort, and inspiration.

Finally, I am including an art studio of a noted artist on Florida’s Atlantic coast. Thinking about Florida is a perfect thing to do during the Wasatch Back’s mud season, when we are just seeing the first tinges of color.

Artist Tiffany Cant puts final touches on one of her canvasses in her studio, which is located in one of two small adjacent cottages located along the Inland Waterway. Her home is in the second cottage.

Now, it is time for me to pursue my own hobbies. With suggestions from my online Land Rover enthusiasts’ forum, I’m going out to tinker some more with my car.

words and photos by: Scot Zimmerman

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