Occupying your ear holes.
While my eyes and hands are occupied on a painting, my poor little ears need to find stimulation elsewhere. Not sure about everyone else, but listening to music while I paint doesn't really do it for me. I'm not sure why! At some point over the last year or so, someone suggested a podcast to me. I was like... podcast? Who listens to podcasts? Lame people - that's who. Little did I know, it was in fact I who was the huge ball of lameness. Why didn't anyone tell me sooner that podcasts are AWESOME? I was hooked.
Having browsed a few different options for my ear holes, I can wholeheartedly say that RadioLab is by far the most podaciously podtastic. So obsessed with RadioLab am I, that I've not only listened to all their podcasts once... I'm now on my third run though. They run from 45 - 60 mins each, which is perfect for my painting routine. I sit down when it begins, and get up for a stretch when it wraps up. And I don't have to glance up at the clock once! The system works. Here's a few others that I like to listen to: RADIOLAB The greatest podcast of all time, I dare you to listen to this and not fall in love with Jad and Robert. http://www.radiolab.org/
A spinoff podcast from RadioLab, it's all about the US Supreme court, and is way more interesting than it sounds. http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolabmoreperfect/ INVISIBILIA Another spinoff, there's not many episodes but they're well worth a listen. http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510307/invisibilia
THE ABUNDANT ARTIST
This one is for when you're in the business zone, heaps of good tips for artists. http://theabundantartist.com/podcast-2/
STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW
My least favourite, but better than nothing, two guys chat casually about stuff. http://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/podcasts Does anyone have any awesome podcasts I can listen to? I really do need to broaden my horizons and stop listening to RadioLab repeats.