There is nothing I would rather be doing than looking at an empty surface with time ahead of me, to create a new idea. That is the blood that is the artist. Without that I would imagine everything is an empty shell. Listening to a late night show one time there was a fellow that was an expert on time travel or something wild like that. When asked if he ever worked a day in his life he just said he pursued his passion and never had to do anything else. He was all in, when it came to the fascination of folks wanting his thoughts on a specific subject. When creating visual art, the art should speak for itself with the standard of a tag as well as a price, I would love to create pieces that only dealt with the goodness spread to folks and construct a system that would directly benefit others in an almost loose or carefree manner that has nothing to do with trying to survive by selling art, but making the world a better place with the transference of energy in another form. Like the scene in Forrest Gump when he is mowing the football field because he has the time and it is the right thing to do. I am slowly starting to get a grasp on what I would want to see as starting out in this world it takes a little time for the medium chose and cultivation of garnering new ideas. The amazing part about the idea of being on your own with selling art is the fact that you have to be universal in what you are capable of accomplishing with photographs, writing about the ideas, meeting new people, making frames and putting the best representation forward for the art, and keeping track of receipts and business practices. There is no boss and time management is your own and that takes us back to the motivation to create. The motivation to create lends itself to the evolution of the ideas of subject matter, and medium that is used. One of the things that was always exciting about art was the use of medium’s properties that represent something else. Examples would be the wax of color crayons to draw a bee’s honey comb, charcoal that depicts a burnt forest, carving a tree to make a bird nest, or just having the properties of the medium represent the same characteristics of the concept being depicted. Looking at some of the greatest art works ever understood is the application an artist sees in their vision of medium used, to pontificate their speaking in the visual artistic form. As far as making a living or being an artist I would imagine it all comes down to the systems set in place for the ideas to succeed. In reality it is a matter of time to make an income so the ideas have a chance to survive.