Friday, August 08, 2008
Business is Business
I had to move out of my studio. I asked the property manager for a reduction in rent, thinking there was a good chance of it. (I was paying what a home entertainment business had paid previously—the building owner wants to keep artists in residence as opposed to “real” businesses. And yes, I do think artists should get some patronage, we add value to a space…) But the answer was no, Business is business, I understand that. I’m just not successful enough to justify such a monthly expense.
So I was sad, but am going to use this as an opportunity to explore the neighborhood I really love, see if I can find a studio there.
In the meantime, I’ll maybe set up on my patio for a month. This is California, after all.