Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The flight on Air Force One to South Africa was a crowded affair, with a former president, two former first ladies, and a slew of advisors hitching a ride with the Obamas headed to the Nelson Mandela memorial service.
By now, we all know about former President George W. Bush's new love of painting, and the 43rd president agreed to assuage the curiosity of his fellow travelers by showing off photos of some of his pieces on a tablet.
With Laura Bush looking on, Bush displayed his paintings to Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Attorney General Eric Holder. White House photographer Pete Souza captured the moment.
We first found out about Bush's artistic inclinations when a hacker broke into personal email accounts and found photos of the former president's paintings, including a self-portrait of him in the shower and one of his feet in the bathtub. And last month, he presented Tonight Show host Jay Leno with a portrait.