I love getting something for nothing, by which I mean that one image yields, with a bit of coaxing, a thousand others. Of course, I am not really getting the new images for nothing: I am spending a great deal of creative energy to produce those images. As artists, we tend not to count that time, even though we have all heard that time is money.
I don’t know what kind of art I would produce if my primary concern was time = money. There are art coaches who insist we can have it both ways–be soft hearted and hard nosed at the same time. I am working at that, but whenever my artistic curiosity grabs hold of me, I am willing to “squander” huge amounts of time on projects that are very likely to engender little monetary compensation.
At those times, if anyone questioned me about it, I would flash a look at them and retort, like Rhett Butler, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
Kinetic Energy really stoked my creative fire.