Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Obamas hop the pond!

I'm not sure if you caught the coverage of President Obama's European tour last week but what-a-trip! Sure there were a few bumps in the U.K., but if you're ever attended an Episcopal church service (formerly the Church of England here in the states), you know how nerve-racking all the protocol can be. I'm not usually into doing caricatures, but when I saw this pic, I knew I couldn't pass up the opportunity. They were all just standing there so awkwardly, so full of character. The Queen looking like a upside down tulip dripping in diamonds, the President like some groomsmen in an ill fitting tux, Michelle as gorgeous as ever in Tom Ford, and Prince Phillip... well, very much looking the part... Ha! What a party!?

I'm also posting my favorite pic from the trip. Obama rediscovering his 'roots' in Ireland. Not afraid to be seen enjoying 'one' in public, he gets my vote next time around! ; )

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

that kind of week.

I've been doing alot of waiting these past couple days. This little doodle sums it up and is all I have this week.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Morning Routine

Hooray it's Friday! Enriching NPR programing ahead - today and over the weekend. ...just don't forget your box of tissues for Storycorps, I did in this little spot. Have a lovely Spring Weekend!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

city boy yesterday and today

I snapped the top pic during a recent visit home. It's a painting I had done in kindergarten of the downtown Raleigh, N.C. skyline. Notice the yellow blob in the bottom left corner. I think it was in those inner-city bus rides, that I developed my love for architecture and cities in general. The manhattan sketch was done quite a few years later, in a staff meeting back at AG. Ha! Just thought it'd be fun to contrast the two.

Friday, May 6, 2011

U Street

I was walking home along U street the other night and heard a magnificent sound. Live music coming down from the second story window of a little club called Twins Lounge. Merging harmoniously with the honking and chatter on the street, it stopped me in my tracks. It's in moments like these that I feel literally, 'in tune' with the new surroundings. I came up with these the other day, playing around, in between jobs.

Monday, May 2, 2011

White House Panorama

Tonight, we're heading down to the White House!

We'll climb up one of Lafayette's trees,

wave old glory, and sing 'oh say can you see'.

Together, let's shout out a great cheer!

Not at the death of our cowardly enemy,

but at this extraordinary moment of unity.

For in this fleeting moment at hand,

again, we are one.

God Bless this beautiful land.

you can see more pics here on Flickr.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


I just got back from my second (ever) yoga session. We didn't do this pose, nor did I have my hair in a bun ; ) but it all made for a relaxing enough start of the week. Just thought I'd share this little spot.