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Medicine November 18, 2007

Filed under: .India,Day 17 — India @ 1:11 am
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I’ve caught a cold, probably from those germy tango people, so I made a hot toddy: cognac, honey, lemon juice, hot water, a cinnamon stick, and three cloves.

Because I felt like a wet rag today, I went outside only to get chicken soup and more tissues. Sitting in the cold to draw did not seem like a good idea. This, therefore, is the first day of DrawMo! 2007 that I drew inside my apartment. So I tried to make it up to the world by making the process really, really tedious, using the very thin pens that I don’t have in brown. It’s hard to draw cognac, gold leaf, and wood without a brown pen.

It took me so long to draw this that by the time I was done and could pick up the glass, my drink was cold. I reheated it (in a different glass—can’t microwave gold leaf) in the microwave.


6 Responses to “Medicine”

  1. mandyr Says:

    Its a beautiful drawing India, you didn’t need a brown pen at all. I hope you recover quickly, take it easy.

  2. altconsens Says:

    nice drawing india! what’s a germy tango though?

  3. India Amos Says:


    Well, I suppose really any dance is likely to be germy, but in tango your face is often especially close to your partner’s. I haven’t done that cheek-to-cheek thing, but I was certainly close enough to get breathed on by any one of the five people I danced with last week. It’s a hazard of the game. From now on, I’ll be taking Airborne before going dancing.

  4. Yummy-looking and beautiful hot toddy you have there. And nicely down to make brown from its constituent colors.

    I’m sorry to hear you’re ill. I hope you feel better soon.

  5. kim Says:

    Hope you feel better soon. I must applaud your toddy-ware… what a great way to treat yourself when you’re feeling a little under the weather.

  6. India Amos Says:

    Thanks, y’all. I’m feeling a lot better this evening—haven’t taken any Sudafed for hours!

    The glass is a Moroccan tea glass, in case that’s not obvious; I also use them as wine glasses, since anything with a stem doesn’t live long under my care. I do have some proper 1950s lowball glasses that belonged to my great-godmother, and which also feature gold leaf, but I keep them safe in a cabinet except when I’m having a fancy party. Oh, the fancy party season is coming up soon!

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