I regularly recommend that artists go do some “Shopping Research” to start learning to see like an artist who creates art for licensing.  Here is a video I shot in a store recently that shows you what I mean – ready to look at gift bags through the lens of “how to figure out what art the manufacturer needs”?

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Easy, right?  It’s just a new way of looking at things and a habit you can form over time if you are deliberate in the beginning.  I challenge you to go out and try it TODAY with a different product category.

Here’s to your creative success!

– Tara Reed