In general, we enjoy a quiet home - the TV is rarely on; the stereo hasn't been used in ages; even our washer and dryer run so quietly we rarely hear them (until the End Cycle beep signals it's time to switch loads). I have always preferred quietness and remember as a child closing myself in my bedroom to read a good book while the rest of the family watched TV in the living room.
However, I have come to enjoy listening to podcasts and the occasional audio book while I scrapbook. So today I'm sharing links to a few things I've enjoyed listening to lately.
Paperclipping Roundtable - this weekly podcast is designed to "inspire, educate and entertain" with weekly discussions on a variety of scrapbooking and papercrafting topics. Two recent favorites are Episode 160 discussing layering on layouts and Episode 159 with Stacy Julian and Debbie Hodge discussing the creation of online courses.
J.R.R. Tolkien reading from a chapter from The Hobbit - this rare recording features Tolkien reading from his own work and gives us a glimpse into Tolkien's imagination as he portrays the game of riddles between Bilbo Baggins and Gollum.
Adventures in Arting podcasts - Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and her mom host a podcast discussing their artful adventures. There's normally a guest on the podcast, however one of my recent favorites was Episode 12 where Julie and her mom discuss going to museums.
Stacy Julian podcasts - Stacy has five podcasts on her recently redesigned blog. Two of the podcasts walk you through step-by-step to complete a scrapbooking project, however my favorite was the one about Creative Growth.
I hope you'll check out some of these links and have a listen while you scrap and let me know what you think. And if you know of other interesting listening around the web, please leave a link in the comments so I can check it out!