Friday, July 23, 2010

Mexican street art...

I was cleaning out my closet yesterday, and fell upon this little beauty. OMG. Honestly, I feel like hubby and I are either on a ´´Wanted´´ poster, or look as though we were abducted by aliens.


When we were in Veracruz a couple of months ago, hubby and I were having a drink in the Zocalo when we were approached by a local street portrait artist. I mentioned to hubby that I have always wanted to have this done, just for fun. The artist showed us some of her work, and then the bartering began. She originally wanted, get this $1200 mxn pesos. THANK GOD we got her down, but to an embarassing $600 mxn. That is roughly $60 dollars. Boy oh boy do we feel stupid, but heck, we sure do get a laugh out of it everytime we see it. In fairness, we had no clue we were going to end up with an animated portrait. None of her original work was in this style. LOL.

Well, you live and you learn!

9 comments:

Sunshine said...

I've had "did I just pay that much for this?" moments before! IT's all gravy and just know that the person really needed that money! So there you go!
Love the photo!

KfromMichigan said...

Cute photo, but I don't think it looks like you. (the real couple is much cuter) Free breakfast at the casino .. I'll be there! Give a review after your trip there.

On Mexican Time said...

Sunshine - we were laughing so hard, but trying not to hurt the ladies feelings!! In Canada, I would have told the artist...no way jose! LOL!! My heart breaks for these ppl!!! The pic is comical, and we will look at it every once in awhile for a good laugh!! At our own expense!!

KfromMich - Thanks amiga, cute is a much kinder way of describing ´´it´´ LOL!!! Aww... I really hope we are a tad better looking then the photo, otherwise our parents have lied to us for years!LOL!!
Regarding the Casino, you bet. We are headed to a hotel for the weekend, but I´d say we will check the Casino out in the near future!!! Full report to come, with pictures! I finally found my camera! No more crappy Blackberry pics!!LOL!!

承蘋承蘋 said...

Nothing comes from nothing.............................................................

gringationcancun said...

Dang... what happened to Gil's ears? haha

600 pesos is much better than 1200!!

ashlied said...

I have been a "victim" of street art as well. LOL They took my worst features and accentuated them. From that day forward I vowed never to let someone draw me again. :)

Amanda said...

Maybe if your ever on the run they will use this picture to find you. Then youll have nothing to worry about. lol That does sound like a lot but not really for somewhere like where you were. Anyway you have like you said you have a fun time to look back on and laugh at.

江彥璋江彥璋江彥璋 said...

睇完之後覺得有d頓悟..感謝分享...................................................................

On Mexican Time said...

Gringation - Hahaha, we all had a good laugh at the expense of Gill...not that I look all that great either!!!

Ashlie - Hahaha a ¨victim´´ I looove it!!! Pobrecitas!!!!! That is pretty much what she did to us!

Amanda - you are too, too sweet!! Thank you. At first I was asking everyone, does this really look like me? Hahaha, you just can´t ever be sure!! LOL!