I am making progress … I hope tomorrow I will be able to start moving on licensing again. Licensing is when someone or some company wants to use your images on their things – whether a yoga CD for someone’s class or Hallmark on their cards or place mats for your table and everything in between. Since many of my paintings are popular, I would very much like to license my work so lots of people can enjoy them.Â
Cyan Portal, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
With licensing the artist gets some amount of money each time her image is used. Once that is set up, it becomes passive income – like royalties from a book. Â I am sure you can see why I like this idea. I can feel the internal changes happening that mean I can getting ready to tackle licensing. Â I am realizing that I am worried I will get rejected .. well, we know for sure there will likely be more than a few of those unless I hit the heart of the target right off!
With all this commotion about the Orphan Works Act, I also have been discouraged to move along on the licensing … people were saying that places wouldn’t have to do licensing any more. Â But at this point I am convinced that reputatable places will stay be paying. So now it is just about time to get started … and to bill once again the place that I did work for in January that still has not paid me. Â Thanks for coming by!!
~ Diane Clancy
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