I have not been posting here in a long time as I have been filling every day with remodeling a house in Mexico. The project has taken literally 100% of my time.
I also no longer have hi speed internet. When you rent, the wi fi belongs to the owner of the property. Upon moving, I lost my wi fi. This is a difficult concept to grasp but I had no choice in the matter. Now that I own a home here, with proper procedures, I can get on a waiting list. I plan to get good service which will be fibre optics as soon as I can but
that is dependent upon many technical and administrative goals to be achieved and a time element I have no control over. I won\t
go into details but it is complicated to say the least. Life in Mexico is very easy for some things and very complex for others. Also the town I live in is putting up all new transformers and poles. The new poles aren’t completed yet. We seem to have lost power on a weekly basis for months now but it is slowly getting better. The main drag is being completely overhauled and redesigned to be safer and more efficient. It’s hard when there is only one street in an out of town. For now at least I have something
which at times can be as slow as ancient dial up. I may be posting photos of the remodeling I’ve done to my cute little abode. It will depend if I have enough energy. ha
These are little watercolors done out of my head and I’m just putting them here as a
test so I don’t forget how to type or upload anything. chuckle. chuckle. It ain’t so funny. So it looks like this house demands another full month of my time. I’m shooting for the bulk completion at the end of July. Since the onset of Covid 19, social distancing, etc. I miss my blog as its primary function for me is to keep a record of what I’m doing here in the progress of my art and watercolor painting.
Lots of people have really suffered with this horrific pandemic and I have only felt a little discomfort from time to time. I don’t and won’t complain. I keep my workers employed and that is my contribution to the Mexican labor force that is so loyal and hard working. They have families to feed and life is normally a struggle anyway so this is super hard for them.
I am going to try to draw every day even if it’s for a few hours. I miss working on my tablet, my originals on paper and anything I am used to. I am painting some paper mache animals and masks a friend made for me. It will be a gringa’s view of a traditional craft.