I have dabbled in both worlds and I must say that is the way I like it. I have shown in Galleries like the Main Street Arts Gallery in Clifton Springs, NY, The Rome Art Guild in Rome, NY and the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC.
I have also licensed some of my images and seem to have had some success with that as well. I love creating my own products using my images. I have made magnets, fabric, pillows, zippered bags, jewelry! I know the art world can be confusing at times, but I think if you know yourself and have tried all of the opportunities that are out there you will find the right path for your art. My motto is if it feels right then go for it! I don't let the art world limit the possibilities and in this day and age we have so many more ways to use and sell our work.