Questions | creating VS making a living

Is it possible to be creating the new, pushing yourself and shifting paradigms (and any other clich├ęs you can think of) while simultaneously earning bread and getting out in front of the public and strutting your stuff?

Does making a living from your art mean you limit your possibilities?

Are you a sell out if you don’t dress up as a rabbit, repeatedly jump through a hula hoop and shout “gangways” over and over again?

I think you can do both (but I’m not sure I do) but not many manage it at any rate!