Citrus Tonic and My Sketchbook

citrus tonic

I’ve been sick AND busy, and this is about the extent of my experimenting with recipes!  I made this in my Vitamix:  One whole orange and one whole lemon.  You can add honey or sugar for sweetness, but I like it tart and left it out.  I had such a sore throat and was congested, and this really hit the spot — kind of like an epic Vitamin C kick in the pants.

Then I decided to paint it:


Recently, I’ve begun painting every day in my Moleskin sketchbook as a daily routine.  At first it was really hard, and I felt super self conscious about what I was painting, but I’ve finally found a certain level of comfort with it.  I don’t really care how they will turn out — it’s the process that counts — or rather, the practice– a kind of meditation.  Sometimes I am so tired and exhausted at the end of the day, especially when I was really sick, I only spend ten to fifteen minutes on them!

To read more about the development of this practice, go here.

To see my daily sketch paintings in the future — I plan to do continue to do one every day — right now they have been focussed on street life in Brooklyn — follow me on Instagram! 🙂

Citrus Tonic (really nice for when you’re feeling the cold bug taking over your face!)

One navel orange, peeled

One lemon, peeled and seeded

Honey, agave, sugar, or other sweetener if desired

1.  Process in blender and drink up!



Filed under Art Related, Beverages

17 responses to “Citrus Tonic and My Sketchbook

  1. I will have to try this one out when I’m sick. Love the drawing!

  2. Great idea, I bought a pentel brush pen and this would be a great way to use it. Also, I have been adding chia seeds to my smoothies, and I really can feel the difference. I hope you feel better soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. How about adding some ginger since your tummy can use the extra help when you are sick? 😉

  4. You are so inspiring…I love your daily sketches (just checked them all out!) what a great idea and now you have beautiful pictures to reflect upon! What a trooper you are…feel better soon!

  5. Im starting to get sick and this should like it might help<3 thank you!

  6. Gorgeous drawing of the sun in a cup 🙂
    Gotta try this tonic!

    Choc Chip Uru

  7. Love the art! A citrus tonic is such a good idea for when you’re sick- way better than just the standard OJ.

  8. Love the painting! Hope you’re feeling better, that tonic sounds like a super strong dose of vit. C! ♥♥♥ ;^)

  9. The vitamin is definitely the most used appliance in our household ❤

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