First of all, let me explain my blog title:
Raleigh - INSIDE&OUT.

If you were born in the old Rex Hospital in the early 50's like I was, you weren't born INSIDE the Beltline. You were just born and lived IN Raleigh. Period.

It wasn't until the early 80's, when the Cliff Benson Beltline was finished that homes and their residents and pets were assigned the titles "Born Inside The Beltline" or "All Those Other People," otherwise known as "Outside The Beltline."

As a result, at the ripe old age of 30-something, I became an Inside The Beltliner through no fault of my own except being born to parents that owned a home on St. Mary's Street.

So, now let me explain what you'll be doing here. You will be following my journey, through sketching and lettering, while I meander Inside and Outside the Beltline.

I'm new at this, so I hope I either give you inspiration to try your hand at it as well, a boost to your ego because you've found someone who's not as good as you are (yet), or at least a good laugh!

In any case, come with me. Be my passenger. And let's enjoy this journey together!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Cotton Field

This is a cotton field that we passed on our way home from Delaware. There were fields and fields of them, ripe for the pickin'. Since I was not the driver, I'd sit, mesmerized by it all. And wishing I could sketch it.


  1. Wow! What a beautiful photo. The snowy quality of the cotton...and the cloud is magnificent! Almost unreal.

  2. funny you should say the word "unreal." it actually is! the day i took the cotton field pic, the sky was blank. so i stole a sky from a pic i took about two years ago when i shot tornadoes forming outside Rocky Mount.