Oaxaca Sketchbook

Monte Alban watercolor - rebecca mir grady

At the end of December, 2015, I was scrolling aimlessly through Instagram. Totally burnt out, and not sure what to do next, I stumbled upon a post about an info session for a new week-long creative residency that would be held in Oaxaca, Mexico. It doesn't take much convincing that escaping the Chicago winter in February is a good idea. So a month and a half later I found myself on an overnight flight to Oaxaca City, Mexico headed for the first iteration of the Pocoapoco creative residency. Here are a few sketches and photographs from my week there.

the first morning in Mexico

the first morning in Mexico

Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo

Monte Alban with  Sarah ,  Elissa  and  Aimee

Monte Alban with Sarah, Elissa and Aimee

A stela at Monte Alban

A stela at Monte Alban

The view from Monte Alban

The view from Monte Alban

My favorite wall in Oaxaca

My favorite wall in Oaxaca

Elissa and I went to visit some palenques outside of the city.

Elissa and I went to visit some palenques outside of the city.

Agave prepped for mezcal making

Agave prepped for mezcal making

agave watercolor / notes for a zine

agave watercolor / notes for a zine

at the palenque

at the palenque

Sunset at the palenque

Sunset at the palenque

mirror pool in Oaxaca
oaxaca architecture
Oaxaca watercolor - rebecca mir grady
My favorite garden

My favorite garden

Watercolors dry fast here

Watercolors dry fast here

viscosity watercolor - rebecca mir grady
watercolor wall - rebecca mir grady