Guest Spot on CraftyPod Podcast

The fantastic Sister Diane of CraftyPod fame, recently invited me over there to talk about the subject of "free". It's a huge topic and we really just scratched the surface, but I think it's a good starting point for the conversation. We're looking for suggestions about furthering this discussion, so leave a comment over there and let us know what you think. You can find the podcast here.


  1. Paul, I just went to the Crafty Pod site and listened to your interview. I hope you read my comment. I want you to know how much I appreciate you doing the "free" tutorial on paper portraits. I have found a new "LOVE" of an art form. I mostly sew, and I'll never quit, but I now have another outlet for my creativity. I can see that this is an artform that I may be able to sell. I hope that would be ok with you. I am donating a portrait to a charity auction later this month. I plan to give credit to you in my description of the portrait. I have already linked to your site from mine and I've had people thank me for helping them find you. When you commented on my blog, my other blogger friends were very excited that you would take the time to actually look at and comment on "my little" blog. Thanks again. I haven't been this excited about a craft/art since I first learned to sew as a child. My 6th grade teacher taught us how to cut out letters of the alphabet. I've been playing with paper cutting ever since then, but now I'm serious about it, but having fun, too!!!

  2. Hi Paul,

    I really -loved- this interview/talk you had with Diane about the meaning of "free". It is so relevant to today's blogs and cannot not be talked about.
    From time to time, I give some freebies to my blog readers and it's only done good for both party.
    I really enjoyed the part where you talked about some people being "afraid" and putting all kind of copyrights on their blogs. I recognized myself a little in that when I first started blogging. I still am sometimes as the things I give away are usually illustrations or art. But I'm working on it!
    One thing sure, it can't do bad to karma to give a little. :-)

  3. I just listened to the FREE discussion and really liked the idea of the "other" currency generated through the internet. Its a discussion I intend to carry on at work as we decide what is valuable to offer to people on our very plain government website. The discussion helped me formulate some ideas about selling the importance of our website to management types that haven't really caught on to the possibilities yet.


  4. Thanks so much for the comments everyone! Julia - I answered your comment over at CraftyPod, so I won't answer here, but double thanks to you and all your enthusiasm. Glad everybody is enjoying the show.