Last night, I snuggled on the couch with my main squeeze and we watched the romantic comedy, “Definitely, Maybe” starring Ryan Reynolds and Abigail Breslin. I thought he was doing me a favor, expecting a chick-flick that he was being kind enough to tolerate, but it was a well written, intriguing story that had us both glued to the action.

That, of course, is not all I want to say about that! 🙂

The movie starts out with Ryan’s character saying he loves it when he finds the perfect playlist for the day. (I can’t remember his exact words, but that is the jist of it.)

You know what comes next, right? Yup! It got me thinking about the perfect playlist for art licensing. Here are my top 3 picks for artists… at least for today.

1. Roll with the Changes by REO Speedwagon.

So if you’re tired of the
Same old story
Turn some pages
Ill be here when you are ready
To roll with the changes

This could apply to any business owner I suppose but it works for me. “Turn some pages” – try something new: new art, contact a new manufacturer, get new inspiration.

“Roll with the changes” – don’t be one of those people who remembers the ‘good old days’ and how great things ‘used to be’ — you only have now, the current economy, the current way of doing business. Learn to work in the environment you are in — you don’t have a choice anyway — “roll with the changes”!

2. Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

I am unwritten, can’t read my mind, I’m undefined
I’m just beginning, the pen’s in my hand, ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

The rest is still unwritten

Do I really need to comment? Our future is ours to create, to paint, to form. Go for it!

3. Stronger by Kanye West

n- n- now th- that that don’t kill me
can only make me stronger

I don’t think this needs any additional explanation either.

Crank up the volume on your tunes and your creations!
I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

~ Tara

P. S. Another song from the movie and the 1992 Clinton campaign is a good addition to your playlist as well:

Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Fleetwood Mac

Dont stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Dont stop, itll soon be here,
Itll be, better than before,
Yesterdays gone, yesterdays gone.

P.P.S. What’s on your artistic playlist?