Here in Oaxaca, I am surrounded by some of the freshest and delicious foods i have ever experienced. Today i am going to try to make an agua Fresca. It’s basically a tea made with hibiscus flowers, and I’m going to add a little bit of panela, an unrefined cane sugar. After it cools, i’ll pour a glass and drink it kind of like a decaffinated iced tea. So cheers! Here’s to trying new things: my first agua fresca!
I had some scraps left over from painting on this beautiful handmade Mexican paper.
In the Mexican tradition of not wasting anything, I used the scraps as a cover for some of my handmade sketchbooks.
These sketchbooks are the perfect size to keep in my front shirt pocket
And they are made with great drawing paper, so I’m ready whenever I am inspired to make some art.
Oaxaca Artist, Santiago Martínez introduces in studio in centro, Oaxaca. We made this video together, using only an iPhone. It amazes me how much you can do with these little phones nowadays.
A cool art exhibit in my Oaxaca neighborhood. Children from the Casa de Cultura Oaxaqueña made clay figures to represent the Oaxaca’s different Cathedrals.
I am very lucky to get a chance to work with Santiago Martinez, an amazing painter from Oaxaca. He helped me stretch and prime canvases, ‘the mexican way’! Muchas Gracias a Santiago for your help!
Well, I’m here in Oaxaca! I didn’t get much done, but I did get a chance to make this little video. I hope you enjoy!
After a very busy spring, I’m heading to Oaxaca, Mexico to practice my spanish, and make art. I’m staying for 3 months. I haven’t been away from home for that long, and I’m a little bit nervous, and will miss everyone back home, but I’ll stay in touch!