That sounds good, doesn't it?
I've been thinking about how often I've subscribed to "the rules" - you know, those rules that someone or everyone teaches you that you blindly follow the rest of your life. In my life, that has translated to thinking that there is a Point A and a Point B, and there is only starting at Point A and winding up at Point B. Which has gotten me roughly...nowhere.
In other words, (A) In order to be a successful licensed artist, (B) I must be licensing my art. What if there is a "C" to that one? What if the "C" is the art of living your life for the joy of it, and letting the Truth of yourself - you are a successful artist - come to fruition and reveal itself to you, beautifully?
I am opening up to being a full-time artist and actor, and I am more than happy to let that begin (and continue!) in even the most unexpected of ways. And that is exactly what is happening.
I started an art project a year ago that I put down because I thought, "Well, that's not art licensing!" But I just picked it up again and when complete I'm going to use it for a webinar which is going to help both the artist and the non-artist with freer self-expression! And I don't have to worry about whether that is Point B on my path - you never know who will see your work.
And as for the webinar, what could be lovelier than to talk and work with others about art, and have the work go deeper than the art itself, into that upon which we all build our artistic expressions: instinct, intuition, intention, and release?
When I began my look into art licensing, it was from a purely financial perspectivce. But as I delve into this path, more and more I find all that I love is finding its place in the work: mystery and magic, joy and wonder, spirit and fun.
It seems that in leaving the myopia of "I'm going to be a licensed artist only" behind, I continuously float closer to that artistic goal - and have a grand time as I go along. And that is an artistic life.