Am I An Artist?

Am I An Artist?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about whether or not I truly am an artist. Since writing this blog, I have been bandying the word about and letting it jostle alongside ‘creativity’ and ‘skill’ and, after many years I think I’ve even finally managed to eschew the...
Freelance Creatives & The Economy

Freelance Creatives & The Economy

I have been thinking a lot lately about the British public’s relationship to freelancers and specifically (because it’s me) to self-employed creatives. As lockdown eases and we wait patiently for the government to announce whether they will indeed open up the next...
The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers

I have been thinking a lot lately about ‘The Gatekeepers’ in my life and career, and the power they may or may not hold over me and my goals. I first broached this subject in a video exclusive to my Patrons on Patreon after being inspired by a podcast discussion with...
The Cost of Art

The Cost of Art

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about the art that I have made over the years. I am proud to be able to say that for over fifteen years now my work has been my art. It has paid the bills. Put food on the table. Turned a profit. It is a significant watershed...
Wanna buy Paulus a Coffee?

Wanna buy Paulus a Coffee?

Enjoy my podcast? Ever read one of my blogs or seen one of my vlogs? Then why not buy me a coffee to say thanks? You can now support my work for the price of a coffee on Ko-fi ☕ Ko-fi helps creators like me earn money doing what we love. And they take 0% fee on...
Talent, Skill & Practice

Talent, Skill & Practice

I have been thinking a lot lately about the difference between talent and skill. A talent, the world seems to suggest, is something that is God-given, perhaps from birth, for some of us. A skill, however, is something that you have to work at. For many artists, their...