Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/11/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] OT:Photo grad school.
From: Walter S Delesandri <>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 15:20:24 -0600 (Central Standard Time)

Hi, Kim, and thanks!

> -artist's who either taught at the university or who had non-arts related 
> jobs which in essence supported themselves and then they did their art on the 
> side,
That's fine, but that is NOT what I was looking for!

> -artist's who had managed to purchase a house before Santa Cruz became 
> Silicon Beach and thus didn't have outrageous mortgage payments
Hell, I couldn't afford the TAXES alone!!
> In essence there were only a FEW artists who were "full-time" artists and 
> made a living at it.

THAT'S What I meant!!--DAMN few......
 They ALL had already purchased homes (and had them paid 
> off, or substantially low mortgage payments), and they ALL had entered into 
> the biz in the 60's, 70's or 80's.

I've got a house worth a tenth of theirs, and a university paycheck.  This, 
plus my "other work", allows me to live like an artist, whether I >AM< one 
or not...I think lots of folks have done this, and I reccomend it!!!

However, without the university, NONE of us would be living here and enjoying 
the "lifestyle"'s just that >>I<< admit it!!!

Like my sign over my desk says, "Working here allows me the luxuries I've become 
accustomed to......Eating and living indoors!"


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