Weekly Geeks 2009-04: Other passions

I only recently discovered the Weekly Geeks. I know, I’m slow. Doesn’t matter though, I’ll jump right in. This week’s topic is passions besides books.

#1. What are you passionate about besides reading and blogging? For example, are you crafty (knitting, woodworking, scrapbooking, model building)? Do you cook? Into gaming (computer or board)? Sports (player or spectator)? Photography? Maybe you like geocaching, rock climbing? Or love attending events like renaissance fairs, concerts? Music? Dancing? You get the idea.

Tell us why you’re passionate about it. Post photos of what you’ve made or of yourself doing whatever it is you love doing.

#2. Get us involved. Link to tutorials, recipes, Youtube videos, websites, fan sites, etc, anything that will help us learn more about your interest or how to do your hobby. Maybe you’d like to link to another hobbyist whose work you admire or tell us about a book or magazine related to your interest.

#3. Visit other Weekly Geeks. Link in your post to other Geeks who’ve peaked your interest in their passion. Or maybe you might find a fellow afincionado among us, link to them.

#1. My other passion besides reading and books is digital scrapbooking. I dabble in the occasional paper project, but basically it takes too long, is too messy and not much fun for me. I started digital scrapbooking when our first son was born and haven’t stopped since. Digital scrapbooking is perfect for me, it has to do with computers, photoshop, family and creativity. Combing all four is my idea of a good time.


I not only create scrapbook pages but also ATCs (Artist Trading Cards), bag inserts, pages with poetry (mostly haiku) and quotes, everything I fancy, really. This is a bag insert I did some time ago.


#2. There are tons of websites out there that relate to digital scrapbooking. Almost every digi scrapper I know has a blog, is on facebook and posts in galleries. If you would like to know more about digiscrapping a good place to start is digishoptalk. They call themselves the hub of the digital scrapbooking community and they are probably right.


#3. I found a few other Geeks with a passion for scrapbooking or for things that I also enjoy. Check them out!

Alpha Heroes – scrapbooking

Just one more page – scrapbooking and crafting

Puss reboots – digital art

Passion for the Page – Cross stitching

Page after Page – cross stitching

Literary Escapism – cooking (yummy chocolate chip bread recipe)

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