Running Tab

I haven't been keeping on top of my studio expenses, which results in a messy stack of receipts on my desk, so I'm finally forcing myself to go through them.  

Utrecht (3 diferent occasions)

Gamblin Ground 16 oz:  21.59

Utrecht Rabbit Skin Glue:  8.99

Turpenoid, gallon (2):  19.99 x 2= 39.98  (On sale from 34.99 each, nice.)

Williamsburg Quinacridone Gold Brown 40ml tube: 17.19 (discounted from 25.99)

Grand total:  $88.75  (Have I mentioned how much I love living in a state with no sales tax?)

Fabric Depot

(I decided to buy a bunch of solid colored cottons, to be used as backdrops for still-lives.)

$58.30

Blick

10 stretcher strips:  37.60 + 9.95 shipping:

$47.55

In other tedious financial news, it looks as though I'm going to have to start looking for a new studio. My lease is up at the end of February, and I hear that my landlord is raising the hell out of everyone's rents. By like, a hundred or a hundred & fifty bucks. It's ridiculous. I don't know where he thinks he's going to find artists who can afford to pay 600, 650, 700, 750 for an (unheated) studio with paper thin walls. Especially in this economy. Or maybe he's trying to empty out the building??