Remember the movie Better Off Dead?  John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler is dating the hot chick whose dad doensn’t approve … ah… brings me back!  There is a dinner scene that I have always loved – and I finally found it on YouTube!  Watch as he nervously answers the question “What do you want to do when you grow up?”

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I can honestly say my path to art licensing is pretty similar!  If someone asked me what my perfect job is I would say things like,

  • I don’t want to be tied to a desk and expected to be anywhere for an arbitrary amount of time each day
  • I want the flexibility to set my own schedule and work or shop or sleep whenever I feel like it
  • I don’t want to have to pick ONE THING to do with my art – so I can’t make cards, for example, because I might get bored and want to make a gift bag and then what would I do?
  • I don’t want a garage full of products
  • I don’t want to hire and manage reps
  • I don’t want to invest thousands of dollars in inventory…

SO… I’m going to license my art. 🙂   Luckily – it works!

If you are new to this blog and the concept of licensing, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE click on the FAQ tab and learn the basics of how this works.  If you have a list of things you do and don’t want to do, it’s a good idea to see where art licensing falls.  It works for me but might not work for you – but you won’t know till you do some investigating!

Here’s to your creative success!

– Tara Reed