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Girl on the purple sofa

Happy Friday!!!

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National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, Trinidad, thinking insomniac, vernelle noel

National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, Trinidad

Above is a negative of my sketch of the National Academy for the Performing Arts in Trinidad. Click here for more >>>.

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Holy Trinity Cathedral, Trinidad

This is a negative of my sketch of the Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral on Hart Street in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Click here for more >>>.

abstract architecture - crossing lines

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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 what I could…but what I wasn’t sure. The only thing I was sure about was that I needed an outlet… a visual one. I needed to draw, sketch, design… Those were my only sureties; sharing knowledge and information, having something visual (funny, informative, interesting), connecting with passionate persons who also share, and thanking those who got me here.

Along the way I have learned and discovered a lot. To all my friends and colleagues on Flickr, Twitter, Facebook and subscribers to Thinking Insomniac, thank you very much for a wonderful year! Here’s to many more. I look forward to continue sharing information, and making you think and laugh.

I just wanted to leave you with some images from your favorite posts:

King of Carnival 2011, Pacific Tsunami, Wade Madray, thinking insomniac, vernelle noel

King of Carnival 2011 - Pacific Tsunami by Wade Madray

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Sevell Nicholls, In The End: Dance And Rejoice, (Trinidad Carnival 2011), thinking insomniac, vernelle noel

Sevell Nicholls – In The End: Dance And Rejoice (Trinidad Carnival 2011)

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Old Executive Office Building in Washington, DC

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Elz - One of the best googies ever!!

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Thanks again for your support to everyone!

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May 2011 Architecture Calendar

I wish you all have a productive, creative, happy, and memorable May 2011. I hope you have great things planned, great people to meet, great trips to take, great accomplishments and goals, great loves, friendships, and moments.

Click to download 2011 Architecture & Urban Sketches Calendar or go to: http://www.vernellenoel.com

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May 2011 - Illustrations Calendar

Click to download 2011 Illustrations Calendar or go to: http://www.vernellenoel.com

  1. Subscribe to Thinking Insomniac Blog
  2. Email calendar to friends, family, etc.
  3. Print Calendar (in color if you can)
  4. Print another one for your closest friend
  5. Tweet  (Follow me on Twitter)
  6. Place calendar in your home, office, room, etc.
  7. SHARE

Enjoy!

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University of the West Indies, Trinidad

This is a sketch I did of the courtyard in front of the Main Library at the University of the West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad. I also have it on the Thinking Insomniac Architecture & Urban Sketches Calendar.

The Main Library and many other buildings on the Campus are of a Brutalist Architecture. Brutalist Architecture highlights the raw surfaces of the actual materials of construction, rather than any applied finish. Its trademark is that of uncovered, grey concrete as in the Main Library Building.  Architecture is created out of a series of statements on  materials, their articulation, their connections, and how they stand up. Buildings can be covered up – hiding how it is put together, or revealed – showing how it is put together. Brutalist architecture underlines the identifiable origins of materials, accentuates undisguised edges, and highlights the natural state.

Reference: Walls Have Feelings: Architecture, Film, and the City by Katherine Shonfield

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Church in Portugal

The sketch above is of a church in Portugal. I haven’t been there just yet, but my friend travels to Portugal frequently. On one of her trips, she sent me photos of her travels, and this is a church I saw in her photos. She recently got married there and thought I would dedicate today’s post to her. Congratulations to you and your husband W!

Architecture in Trinidad – Sketch of a house in Woodbrook >>>

Link to 2011 Thinking Insomniac Calendars >>>

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Thinking Insomniac February 2011 - Special Issue Calendar

February 2011 - Special Issue Calendar

I did this special February 2011 calendar just for you. Download the high-rez pdf file, and share as much as you like! Don’t worry…you can still download the Architecture & Illustrations calendars for 2011.

Feel free to:

  1. Subscribe to Thinking Insomniac Blog(Confirm the subscription by clicking on the link in the confirmation email received.)
  2. Send link to friends and family.
  3. Print
  4. Place in your home, office, room, cubicle, studio, classroom….
  5. SHARE and Enjoy

Thanks
Thinking Insomniac

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Thinking Insomniac Visual Recipe - Pelau

Visual Recipe - Pelau

Today’s Visual Recipe is pelau, another Trinidadian favorite. It’s main ingredients are rice, chicken (if you like) and peas. It is usually a great addition to a beach lime with cole slaw or potato salad. Some people (like me) look forward to the “bun-bun” in pelau. What is the “bun bun” you might ask?.. It is the burnt remnants of rice and peas left at the bottom of the pot in which it was cooked in. Mmmm.

I remember once my office had a “International Food Festival” day. There were so many of us from different parts of the world and the US working there that we decided to have an event where we could taste different types of food… I decided that I would cook pelau for the event. Ahem… Who would I call to get a great pelau recipe? My brother! My brother has a great hand! He would drive from New York to DC with green bananas, saltfish, you name it… he travels with food and drinks, and comes prepared to cook! So I called him and took notes.

I had my ingredients..and began “bubblin'” my pot. I cooked the pelau (sometimes referred to as Lau), and had some tasters (one actually), to ensure I could make a good show on the day. The Friday morning, my workmate picked me up (pelau pot in hand), and we went to the office. Everyone’s face beaming looking forward to the afternoon’s events. It was a feast! Beautiful food, delectable meals…just scrumptious!

We actually had to judge the meals..and guess what people? I won the NON-VEGETARIAN ENTREE category!!! I should say my brother won, with his wonderful palate, fine cooking skills, and love. Hope you enjoy today’s Visual Recipe, and most of all….

ENJOY DE “BUN “BUN”

Previous Visual Recipes:

Visual Recipe – Pommecythere (or Mango) Chow >>

Visual Recipe – Trinidad Ponche de Creme >>

Visual Recipe for Trinidad and Tobago Christmas appetizer – Pastelles >>

2011 Illustrations Calendar

Click to download 2011 Illustrations Calendar

I created this 2011 Illustrations Calendar. This is the cover for the calendar shown above, click to download the entire calendar. Download and share as much as you like!

I encourage you to do the following:

  1. Subscribe to Thinking Insomniac Blog
  2. Email calendar to friends, family, etc. (http://www.vernellenoel.com/2011Calendar-illustrations.pdf)
  3. Print Calendar (in color if you can)
  4. Print another one for your closest friend
  5. Share with your friends on Facebook
  6. Tweet about it (Follow me on Twitter)
  7. Place calendar in your home, office, room, etc.
  8. SHARE

Click to download 2011 Illustrations Calendar or go to: http://www.vernellenoel.com