So I have the image and poster of this church & while people liked it, everyone locally keeps saying put a calendar on it…
OK, fine, many hours of work. (I love my drawing tablet for work like this & having my new apartment with room to work too)
I have added a Mexican calendar to the image, dressed it up a bit too, making it more fun for me.
I will have to see what I can do to offer this calendar for sale outside my town of San Juan de los Lagos.
Yes, this the church of the “La Senorita de San Juan de los Lagos Saint”.
However, I can mail it from here myself so I may set up my Zenfolio to accept the orders or you can place them here on this website. International mailing from here will vary in costs, but I do have the “PayPal Donation Button”, so if you want a 12 x18 inch poster sent to you worldwide, comment to me below or send me an email with you Country & mailing zip code so I can figure out the postage cost. It currently takes somewhere around 25 days of mail travel time to send a package to the USA, so all orders will be filled and shipped with at least 30 to 40 days before arrival at your door.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
$9.95 (US$) PLUS postage ($15 to $20+ US$$) for a 12 inch x 18 inch 2018 calendar on 80lb business card stock paper.
instead of 3feet below the street in a courtyard the has a plugging up drain…
I am 3 feet above the street and a huge street drain 100 feet from the building entrance.
And yes the landlord OK’d me to put a sign up about my being in business up right where the arrow is.
Inside, well I have a total of 4 rooms.
Yes, I can lock down my studio area… cleaning in progress in this photo. That is all done.
I am settling in and making myself at home. Those photos are coming soon.
Yes, the hot water heater is DEAD! but at least I have a private banos/shower after 20 months. (banos is bathroom)
Around the corner where the truck is to the right, I have a tortilla place. Fresh made corn tortillas piping hot, 14 pesos for a kilo & I can get a half kilo which takes me a couple days to eat.
Alicia is a person who helped me get this place she lived in USA for years & speaks decent English. The owner of the apartment lives in USA and speaks English.
The Manager & his wife who is the sister of the owner are very helpful. Jorge speaks some English so my little Spanish & his little English makes it possible to communicate. Their food is also very good. I can’t eat beef & pork, but they make chicken burgers and quesadillas. I get chicken & mushroom quesadillas with fries quite often. 50 pesos! Open 7pm to midnight.
Where that red crate is in the street, is a small store, fresh fruit & veges, Mexican sweet breads, and some basic food supplies as well as dry goods. I can walk to all the stores I use to go to before easy enough.
The studio! and yes folks the floor tile really is that ugly…. but I can live with it!
About 20 feet deep, lots of room to put my computer desk & should I have clients for photographic work, room to set up a shoot area.
I will offer graphic design lesson on a computer outside the studio on a old computer on the other side of the windows.
While air flow is not great, the heat is deflected somewhat by the fact the apartment is deep inside so much other buildings. I stay some what cooler in here. It some what funny, the locals grab jackets when the temperatures get down to the lower 70s… me, well I am running around in shorts and sweating even when it rains around here.
At 5000ft+ elevation yes, it does get cold in the winter, specially after 100 degree summers, but this tropical weather around here.
With the private patio, I can leave my windows open most the time and get plenty of air. And since I hate having mosquitoes bite me, yes I figured out how to screen a Mexican window.
I still have the door window to do.
And yes, I am a bachelor to the max… my private hand washing laundry sink!
The flowers and herbs are outside now, I have wires for hanging clothes inside when it rains as well. The sink in the banos is not working just yet, so I am also washing hands & shaving out here. But it is nice not to stand in line to wash my clothes any more!
I can make about 6 trips a day with the dolly, I have to stop and drink my water when I get home. But I am just a Mexican moving as far as anyone else is concerned. Yes, the “American” has weird stuff. But otherwise no one cares & even the local police pay no attention to me, other than one motorcycle cop, taking a double take on this load of wood. The shock on his face made it obvious, he realized the weight of my load. But he just turned and went on up the street without any further cares.
One of my first meals in the new apartment.
Any way, settling in and having fun once more!
More photos to come as I get the place cleaned up & set up.
As a little boy, I saw Formula 1 racing as the BEST! It was about driving skill and world wide too.
It was not that NASCAR pushing and shoving while driving in circles…
Well, I always wanted to at least just once drive racing fast in an open wheel race car. 2015, Oct. I got that chance. I bought myself 2 drives of 8 minute each.
When the driver’s was held, the instructor said that the cars would only do 150mph in a single or double drive. You would have to buy a 3rd drive to go faster as the governor would set. He hear my groan and and I said I had the dream of doing at least 150mph. He quickly added that if you drove really good you could get to 153mph, but you had to be right on the sweet spot the whole time.
Well, the first 8 minutes I let myself feel into the car, what and where that sweet spot was at.
The 2nd 8 minutes I let it all hang out, it was the ‘QUALIFYING RUN!”
So you might imagine my surprise when I pick up my computer printed certificate and it said I did 160.50mph….
Yeah, I could have had fun being a real race car driver….
Enjoy this video of those 2 runs & the certificate shown at the end!
Right, well as a child the GOSSIP COLUMN entertainment magazines were loaded on the supermarkets with fake news.
No one screamed to the kill them crazy publishers!
Now suddenly it is proper for the MASSES to demand that you only allow the “government sponsored” news be told…
Oh course it is the GOVERNMENT SPONSORED News agencies telling you this!
Hum, intelligent minds are curious!
Dumb people want entertainment & cheap food.
“Bread & Circuses” at least 2500 years old and STILL the battle cry of the the apathy now crowd….
If you teach children HOW to THINK, not what to think, you improve the survival of the human species.
If you allow a church/religion to dictate to the government what that government should allow to be taught. You improve the survival of that church/religion, till it KILLS OFF EVERYTHING.
Religions are parasites, they produce nothing produce of value. They demand the highest quality in food, housing and virgins for sacrifice.
In other words they suck the life out you, claiming that you will be “REWARDED AFTER YOU DIE”… what better way to protect the monies you steal than offer a money back guarantee claim-able only AFTER YOU ARE DEAD!
So for thousands of years the world was flat because the religions did not want you to realize the religions were sailing AROUND the world claiming to own it.
How can a world be flat if the explorers sailed east and returned to the starting point and other explorers sailed west and also returned to the starting point.
Illogical behavior to get illogical answers accepted.
So here we are in 2017, governments everywhere have been caught cheating & stealing & robbing the countries blind.
People are pissed, so what happens?
The religions speak out AGAINST INTELLIGENCE…
The religions speak of how it was better when no one heard this voice of opposition!
Religion speak out against anything that does not support it’s person point of view….
Suddenly “FAKE NEWS” is everywhere and a person who can tell the difference is a criminal…
The 4 Bible religions, Jews, Christians, Catholics, Muslims, all created from the same texts, in the same lands on the planet, claim the planet is only a few years old….
WHO IS FAKE NEWS!
Who screams the loudest to remove and CENSOR FAKE NEWS?
Yeah the people who CREATE Fake News…
TRUMPed has been in office for a couple of months now, just passing his 100 day mark…
Campaign speeches of “Draining the Swamp” are now replaced with massive levels of corruption, nepotism, Laws against free speech, laws to protect the 1% ELITE RICH & Wall Street Bankers, putting CEOs of polluting corporations in charge of the government agencies that protect the Middle Class against such actions…
and ANTI WAR….
Is now the the opposite as he LEADS the charge to wars everywhere,
of course I am “FAKE NEWS” because right there in TRUMPed’s financial statements is the stocks…
How dare I have facts….
Notice too the Boeing & HALIBURTON ( USA always sends in the Haliburton to clean up after a war) and many other companies that always PROFIT from USA war games…
And Now TRUMPed wants all “Whistle Blowers” arrested as terrorist…
So the next time you ask for Facebook to CENSOR Fake News, ask yourself, who does Mark represent if he is on a campaign tour across USA, accepted Millions of dollars in agreement to work with USA government to expose “terrorist/criminals”… and block “Fake News” by the governments standards?
The next time you ask someone their opinion, ask yourself, do you want to know what they think? Or do you want to hear them tell you what you want to hear?
Ask yourself if you parent or a boss, how many times have you told someone to “Think for themselves” and then gotten mad or punished them for thinking differently than you?
My 26 year old son knows to this VERY day, he never has to WORRY ABOUT CHALLENGING DAD. It is accepted he has different eyes and sees the world differently.
If he stops thinking for himself, then the feces hits the fans… not because he believes or sees something differently.
How does a industry grow, if everyone does the same thing?
How does a society right it wrongs if only a “Socially acceptable” answer is allowed to be seen?
How is there any medical breakthroughs if no one challenges the “Old way” or stops caring about profits and works for people instead?
I grew up learning to research out the data myself…
I learned to change my mind when the data required it.
I grew needing to THINK FOR MYSELF TO SURVIVE.
Now I am a “Whistle Blower” with a government of my country of birth wanting me dead & my so called “old buddies from school” running away fast because it scares them to think for themselves…
and worse to remember I was right 41 years ago!
So start thinking for yourself…
It is scary sure… but to let the government scare you into selling out your children & friends will be even scary,