Hope is the emotional state which promotes the belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life. Despair is the opposite of hope. Hope is the "feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best". "To cherish a desire with anticipation", "to desire with expectation of obtainment"; or "to expect with confidence". In the English language the word can be used as either a noun or a verb, although hope as a concept has a similar meaning in either use.
Licensing is an interesting way to earn money on Intellectual Property. I feel that intellectual property is a hopeful phrase. It came together one day when I was looking at an Egyptian rishi and I realized I had a huge feather collection. Like a door opening. The way I use feathers now informs my life and the time I get to spend at the computer working with these amazing artifacts is bliss. Graphic design and photography gave me the tools but the leap of faith came directly from the feathers themselves and what the ancient Egyptians had done with them.
Rishi is a feather pattern.
“Feather pattern”, it sounds so simple, doesn’t it? But some individual feathers have striking, absurd, glorious, unbelievable patterns. The time and consideration that goes into the collection, photographing and then moving about individual plumes can eat up a day. But when I see what I’ve done, it fills me full of hope. Maybe there is logic in the world.
My best digital feather rishis are brain teasers that make the eyes dance. Figuring out how the pattern on a feather goes together with other feathers, can take a week or more to solve. Being in school has made it difficult to devote the kind of time that I would like. It’s summer, so I recently started showing my designs. I’m very encouraged. I already have a couple of licenses but I will hold off announcing what they are until the merchandise is available for sale. Before that, it’s intellectual property and hope.
Copyright 2012 Lewis Mark Grimes