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Agua Fresca

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!

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Making sketchbooks with Mexican Handmade paper

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I had some scraps left over from painting on this beautiful handmade Mexican paper.

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In the Mexican tradition of not wasting anything, I used the scraps as a cover for some of my handmade sketchbooks.

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These sketchbooks are the perfect size to keep in my front shirt pocket

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And they are made with great drawing paper, so I’m ready whenever I am inspired to make some art.