by Richard Florida
The New York Times asks artists how the recession is affecting their lives and work (h/t: Alison Kemper). Money quote:
" I love it. The only thing that makes me sad is that I can't make a living right now."
While the responses comprise a small, ad hoc sample, my read is that the artists in major centers like NYC and San Francisco seem more upbeat than those in harder-hit Rustbelt communities.