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This is a drawing I did 8 years ago (2003) of Burr Gymnasium, Howard University, Washington, DC. Burr Gym was my second home… my first was the studio. It was the place for basketball games and where we (Howard University Taekwondo Club) would train for hours. Dr. Dong Ja Yang, Master Sumorry Alpha, and Master […]

This is a drawing of Founders Library at my alma mater, Howard University in Washington, DC more than 8 years ago in the summer of 2003.  I think if I were to sketch it now, I would do a better job. Howard University is indeed a leader for the global community. I will never forget […]

I did this drawing of the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC in Summer 2003. This building was designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in association with Ellerbe Becket Architects & Engineers and completed in 1998. The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center was designed to complete and augment the 70-acre wedge of […]

I did this drawing of the Old Post Office building in Washington, DC in Summer 2003. I make negatives of my drawings and will  post some of them for you. I think they look pretty cool. This was done during my first summer in DC…the beginning of one of the best relationships in my life. […]

This is a drawing I did of The Willard Hotel, in summer of 2003. It was my first summer in DC (one of my favorite cities in the world) and I could not see enough of the city. I was in love with the architecture, its spaces, the people and places. The Willard is on […]

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 […]

London, I have arrived! It’s 7:30am (London time), and I have arrived!! The thought of meeting my cousin gives me the biggest and most uncontrollable grin ever! I’m soo excited! I haven’t seen her since May 2007 when she came to Washington, DC for my graduation… We have both been dwelling in different time zones […]

Above is a negative of a drawing I did in 2003 of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. Click here for previous post on Eisenhower Building. >>> This work by Vernelle Noel is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

 Above is a sketch of the 5th St. Laundromat in Cambridge, Boston. I got a couple sketches and doodles done on Monday while doing my laundry. Cambridge thus far is a very nice city. It reminds me a bit of Washington, DC… I think because of the scale, the trees, and its proximity to water. […]

Today (14th June), The Thinking Insomniac is one year old. On that day one year ago when I pressed the Publish button I was not sure what I would be blogging about. I knew I wanted to… I knew the name of my blog was exactly who I was…and I knew I wanted to share […]