Archive for December, 2010

Trinidad Ponche de Creme - Vernelle Noel

Visual Recipe - Trinidad Ponche de Creme

Ponche de Creme (or punch a creme) is a Trinidadian favorite…it  sure is one of my faves. It is a creamy, zesty, and delicious Christmas drink. “Try it yuh go like it.”

You are more than welcome to print this visual recipe, and place it in your kitchen. Happy New Year!!!!

Links:
Angostura Bitters >>

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Happy Friday thinking insomniac vernelle noel

Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Never forget you have 16 hours everyday to practice changing the world.
Be thankful for the year gone by, and be thankful that the year has gone by…
For 2011… GIVE the best you can and BE the best you can.

Stay tuned for my Visual Recipe (Trinidad Ponche de Creme)… and check me out on Flickr.


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Architecture in Old Ahmedabad

This is a sketch of some of the  detail rich architecture in Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad is the capital of the Indian state of Gujarat, like all of India, it is a place of contrasts and dichotomies. Old Ahmedabad has its narrow streets, heavy human traffic, vendors, animals (dogs, and the occasional elephant), and numerous bicycles and rickshaws. It bustles with trade, chaos, and life.

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Catheral in Valencia by Vernelle Noel

Cathedral in Valencia

This is a sketch I did of the Cathedral of Valencia, Spain in 2005. The Cathedral is primarily of Gothic style but contains elements of Baroque and Romanesque architecture. Valencia is the birthplace of renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, who designed the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences.


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<< Apple gets sensitive with New Releases of the iPad

<< Sketch – Udaipur, India

<< United States Capitol – Washington, DC

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The Massachusetts State House - vernelle noel

The Massachusetts State House

I had a recent visit to Boston, MA for the first time in early November. This is a sketch of the Massachusetts State House. We had a wonderful walking tour of the city by Ed Ballo, history and architecture enthusiast.

The 30th World Wide SketchCrawl is coming up on Saturday, January 22nd 2011. I invite fellow sketchers to join me, my location will be Trinidad..where exactly, not too sure, probably Port of Spain.

Email: thinkinginsomniac@gmail.com

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<< United States Capitol – Washington, DC

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The iSad, iBad, iMad, iGlad

The iSad, iBad, iMad, & iGlad

Steve Jobs and Apple are known for their fascinating releases and presentations of products. Here’s an idea for “soft” new releases. I give you the iSad, the iBad, the iMad, and the iGlad.

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City Palace - Udaipur, India

City Palace - Udaipur, India

Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, is in the state of Rajasthan in India. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II… It is a BEAUTIFUL city, and the City Palace is phenomenal. It’s a good city for sketch books too with great leather covers and different types of paper (as you will see in the photo below). Above is a sketch from inside of the City Palace looking back at the entry gates. I will post more sketches from India as time goes by.

My essentials for trips

My essentials for trips

These are my tools I always take on my trips… In India,  water was MUY IMPORTANTE (Heat in de place!). Those are the nicely pressed leather sketchbooks I spoke of earlier.

United States Capitol

United States Capitol

I consider Washington, DC my home. It is where I really “lived” if you know what I mean. I couldn’t believe I was actually there in a city and college of so much rich history and architecture. I think DC to be one of the most beautiful cities in the US. I did this sketch in 2003. I just LOVE DC!

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Visual Recipe for Trinidadian Pastelles

Visual Recipe for Trinidadian Pastelles

One of the Christmas delights in Trinidad & Tobago is pastelle. It is a steamed (or boiled) cornmeal pie filled with meat and other ingredients; wrapped in banana leaves. Some persons who may not have banana leaves use aluminum foil…but the leaves infuses the pastelle with an additional wonderful and homey taste. It is one of my favorite appetizers and I look forward to it every Christmas. Above is a visual recipe for pastelles I drew. I used the recipe from the Trinidad Newsday (Sunday 5, Dec. 2010). I was told however that 6 cups of boiling water was too much… try 3.5 – 4 cups instead. Hope you try it, and enjoy it! Let me know how it tasted. You are more than welcome to print this drawing, and place it in your kitchen too! (If you want a larger resolution, just let me know).

Squidoo Lens of Pastelles

Other websites with recipes for pastelles:
Wendy Rahamut>>
Simply Trinidad Cooking>>
TriniGourmet.com>>

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Happy Friday!!!!

Here’s to a Happy Friday…and weekend! Have fun and Happy holiday season to all of you.

TI