I Paint While Listening To Audiobooks

I always wanted to read more but lacked the time to enjoy more books. Audiobooks seemed like a really good solution to my problem, but listening while working on design or other stuff on the computer didn’t really work, my internal chatter was interrupting the audiobook and I would finish the book failing to hear or comprehend more or less the whole book.

So I tried listening while painting, at to my surprise it worked. Apparently, I can mute my thoughts while painting and fully enjoy (and focus on) the content of any audiobook, no matter the topic. Below you will find some of my paintings and the books I finished while painting them. Hope you like them and if you are an artist – try this, you’ll not regret it.

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While listening to “The Happiness of Pursuit” by Chris Guillebeau.

The Prophet

While listening to “I hope I screw this up” by Kyle Cease.

Not Frida

While listening to Brene Brown’s “Braving the wilderness” and “The gifts of Imperfection”.

William S

While listening to “Big Magic” by E. Gilbert.


While listening to “Abundance” by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler.


While listening to “Moral letters of Seneca to Lucilius”. It is actually very interesting!


While listening to “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-help that Actually Works” by Dan Harris.


While listening to another great lecture from The Great Courses on “The art of Critical Decision making” by Michael Roberto.


While listening to “Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.


While listening to a crash course on behavioral economics by the great courses – a set of lectures by Scott Huettel.


While listening to “Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills” Steven Novella.


While listening to “The Five Elements of Effective Thinking” by Edward B Burger, Michael Starbird.

Too many

While listening to “Essentialism: the disciplined pursuit of less” by Greg McKeown.