It is time to join a Gang. For too long I have sat on the iron benches identifying and classifying Gangs. New Gangs will always appear but I have decided to get off the Bench and immerse myself in the Art Culture of San Miguel.
My first task was finding my muse.
I realized I was continually searching Google Images for images to go with my posts. Some fitted but most didn’t do what I wanted. So I thought why not learn to draw. I decided not to be held back by my lack of talent. It didn’t seem to stop most people in San Miguel.
So I found a mystery teacher and he sent me to the Duck Store.
I had never been in an Art Supply Store in my life. It was much like entering a Brothel for the first time. Well actually I have never been in a Brothel but perhaps that will be my next San Miguel Adventure because there is a Brothel in town. Maybe I should start with a Love Motel like another blogger did. But that is another post.
Back to the Duck Store. I was instructed to buy a 18×24 newsprint pad.
It was easy to find. I paid my money and left the store.
I now had my pad.
The rest of the day was simply walking around San Miguel holding my pad in my hand so that everyone could see that I was an artist.
I sat in the Jardin.
I walked around the Jardin
I walked up the Ancha
I went to Mega
Everywhere I went I carried my pad.
I won’t look like this much longer. This is my pre Artist look
I needed to buy a Beret.
I went on line and found a really Butch Beret but realized that the Military look is so unsanmiguel.
That wasn’t going to work
I liked this.
But I don’t play golf.
And it looked too Ajijic.
Finally, on line I found one that seems rather San Miguel
The comments have made me rethink the hat. My first venture into Gang wear has led to the suggestion that I am wearing an antenna. I sense a San Miguel Snicker coming on. This will not work but the Wizard of Pátzcuaro has suggested the Basque Beret. I used to think a beret was dorky but he is learned man about the ways of Mexico and if he can wear one, then I must buy one.