Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Interesting Listening

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!

10 comments:

Sian said...

I've been hearing so many good things about Paperclipping lately. I think I'll have to look into it. Definitely.

Sandra said...

I really must checkout Paperclipping more, I have a few friends that are hooked.

Barbara Eads said...

For some reason, complete quiet bothers me---maybe it's because I grew up in a large family where it was always crazy. Anyway, I have music on most of the time. But, I'm grateful that you shared these sites. I'm going to give them a try.

Beverly said...

I am a "quiet" person as well. I love talk and music and the noises of life but when I'm alone I love the quiet, hearing Pearl snore and the birds sing :)

S said...

I've caught up on a couple Roundtables too lately. And I will definitely check out Stacy's blog - haven't been there in quite a while. Oh, and I did start on making a blog book but I think I am going to rethink doing several smaller ones on different topics - maybe my Storytelling Sunday posts all in one, for example. Thanks for all the sharing you do - it's very motivating.

Cheryl M said...

What a great post with equally great links. As I'm writing this, I'm listening to the Paperclipping episode you mentioned. It's great!

Becky said...

I do listen to Paperclipping but haven't listened to the most recent two. I am listening to talking books a lot at the moment whilst driving to and from work. I am reliving my children's youth listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!

Missus Wookie said...

I prefer a quiet house but like 'company' whilst doing data entry, accounts and scrapping - and very occasionally gardening. Have a long list of podcasts I dip in and out of - Paperclipping and the Digi Show being two scrapping ones.

Karen said...

We, too, have a quiet house. My son is always amazed as he enjoys listening to music nearly all the time! I've been listening to Frank Delaney read his novel, Ireland. It's the best audio books I've ever listened to.

Sue Althouse said...

Didn't know Stacy has some podcasts, will have to check those out! Thanks!