Although I work in web software, my background was originally in art and animation. I still keep myself busy making things less practical than code—and I’ve been inspired a bit by artists who make art with code, as well.
I’ve also been experimenting lately with what it means to me to try to “sketch” with code, creatively applying the same tools I use in my professional work. I’ve been putting some of my projects up on Github as my digital sketchbook. It is a practice in progress.