Art For Art’s Sake?

Have been contemplating monetising my blog…just to help offset the things I do. I mean, the memorabilia I buy is not just solely for me. I buy them to scan and share (when it’s magazines, clippings and photos). Perhaps I should rethink the Etsy shop? Take away all the lyric content from the art that I do? And then I’m just left with 100 different “arty” pictures of Jim/SM … with no other real meaning or emphasis behind them :-((

I DON’T WANT TO MAKE TONS. I don’t want to ride on any coat tails…I’d just love to be able to do what I do and get a bit of mulla to survive while doing it.

So…do I do prints with no lyric content? I tried it before…but the heart ain’t in it the same.
I wish I could get someone at BMG to get back to me. But…I am just…small fry. And that’s the irony…I need permission but no one can be bothered to talk to one individual SMALL FRY THAT MAKES NADA out of it. I mean…it’s just…stupid. And frustrating. And…brings me down.

And so…I’m trying to keep going. Stay positive. Stay persistent. But…what’s the point?
I don’t want to monetise the blog!!! It would be awful. I’d feel vile for doing so.

I dunno. I just…don’t know any more.

I know I say I do it for the love of it. And I do. It gives me immense pleasure…but love doesn’t make you less skint šŸ˜¦

Oh, it just makes it sound like I want to do it to make money from it. I bloody don’t! It never started out that way, and I don’t want to do it just for money. I really do NOT do it to think I’ll make a buck. It would…just be nice to…make it a living, albeit on a very smalltime scale. I’m just…expressing a little “wishful thinking” here.

Yeah, I know! “Quit dreaming / this is real life, baby”. I wonder why that is why I’ve not done a print for the song, yet? :-/

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