Since I am a “farmer “these days what with us planting soy bean and wheat I get the right to moan a lot. Sometimes it’s a moan about not enough rain and then it’s about to much rain on the other hand it’s sometimes about the invasion some wheat eating insects. Yes it’s a tough life being a farmer but no one believes us!!! . However, my Bumy main grip is with this Kirchener Government who seem intent on grabbing as much money as they possible can in taxes from the farmers in the good times and not helping when we have bad times. That’s how it is here – we survive - sometimes it hard and sometimes its easy just depends. However, every now and again life surprises us and we forget the moaning and to be truthful never more than here. Now I divide my time between La Margarita and my small apartment in Palermo Soho in BA. A few days ago I arrived in BA and made my way down the street I live in – umm I noticed there was something different about it this time.
Right next to my apartment block is a wall - a huge wall and to be truthful it was pretty bleak wall – it had bits of the usual city graffiti on it making it look pretty unappealing. However, last week all that had changed. The city councilors had given paint and permission to varies top graffiti artist to paint big ugly walls and luckily enough the wall next to our building was one of the chosen ones. I love it – it is a delight and I watched the guys and girls doing it – it took all day and most of the night but they did a fine job and to me it’s a joy to see. Now I am no artist and I only know two - one is my famous artist neighbor Max on La Margarita and the other is the unknown Anna. Now I just know that Max would have loved to have done this wall job – he did the famous mural in Lisbon Station but he would have been too expensive and been too busy but equally I know that Anna would have loved to have a crack at it for free- she would have just loved that chance. But as I understand it she has hang up her brushes ( well that’s what I have been told ) but maybe it’s time to get them out again and look for a wall to paint and give pleasure to the people passing by it and to realize some of that pent up artist expression inside – she would make a fantastic job it – I know she has the talent since one of her painting hangs in my living room and from the great comments I get about it she should pick up the brushes and do it again – hope this blog gives her some inspiration to do just that por favor
This is David Cummings alias The English Gaucho off to do a bit of travelling for a few weeks