Monday, November 30, 2009


Nov30Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Well, well, did I mean to say Bye, Bye November... or Buy Buy November... LOL I didn't realize until I started adding color that I'd make an error... and then I thought... well it is Cyber Monday so maybe buy, buy is an ok message.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Nov29Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

My daughter and grand-daughter made me a little pocket paint tin the lid has the picture of a boat and this sea captain... inside my daughter used clay to make 12 little cup dimples for color...My friend Rita only carries 3 colors (red, yellow and blue)... I gotta have WAY more colors than that.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Nov28Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

So what is the green blob you might wonder? I watched a You-tube video today on how to paint a Water Drop... didn't quite work for me like it did on the video... LOL guess I need to practice a bit huh?

Friday, November 27, 2009


Nov27Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

We're so glad to be home... went for seafood for dinner... now, for a good night's sleep in my own bed :-)


Nov26Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

The interestate system didn't exist when I was born, I can remember when parts of it were graded and the culverts under it were big enought for an adult to walk thru without bending over, my cousin Barbara and I used to walk thru the culvert to visit a friend that lived on the other side. Today, there is not a hint of my Uncle's house nor of the friend's house that we used to visit... progress to be thankful for... and a little nostalgic about too.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Nov25Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Packing up and getting ready for our trip to Atlanta tomorrow. Hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Nov24Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

The good cook gene didn't get passed to me... the eats too much, gains lots of weight gene I got just fine.
Amazing that I started checking the temperatures at the same time hackers were braking into servers in England and revealing the whole Global warming game is a Scam and a hoax. Check it out here

Monday, November 23, 2009


Nov23Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

I can't even begin to imagine how hard it must be to be far from home, and in harm's way during Thanksgiving and Christmas.. but I am so thankful that they are there protecting freedom for all of us.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Nov22Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

We had a covered dish reception... all my friends Southerners one and all, brought food for the wedding party, we provided the keg, champagne, and wedding cookie...a big custom chocolate chip cookie cake. It was a day I'll always have fond memories of.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Nov21Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Living in the South we don't see much snow here. Last time was about 20 years ago, while living in Atlanta it snowed pretty hard one night. The next morning my neighbor (obviously a Northern transplant) had gotten up early and shoveled his driveway, he then knocked on my door and offered to shovel mine for me (sweet really, me being a single lady at the time)... anyway, I thanked him and said... "Bless your heart that is so sweet of you to offer to do that for me... but, God put that snow there, and God will take it away... and nobody is going anywhere until he does!" It was a hilly neighborhood, and sure enough a pile of cars ended up at the bottom of the hill because even a Jeep can't get traction on Ice. That's how we do snow in the South.

Friday, November 20, 2009


Nov20Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Continuing my week long list of things I'm thankful for. Family had to be first, my husband, daughter, grand children, Mother, brothers... but my chosen friends are very much a part of who I am. I have some friends that are very near and dear to me... we will be friends till death do us part... of that I am certain... that is something I am very thankful for.

Over the Top Award

Barbara has very kindly given me an award! Thank you!

The rules are:
I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word.

So here we go:

1. Where is your cell phone?…purse
2. Your hair?… ponytail
3. Your mother?…Alive
4. Your father?… heaven
5. Your favorite food?… Beef
6. Your dream last night?… forgotten
7. Your favorite drink?…beer
8. Your dream/goal?… touchdown
9. What room are you in?… office
10. Your hobby?… sketching
11. Your fear?… bugs
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?…here
13. Where were you last night?… here
14. Something that you aren’t?… short
15. Muffins?… biscuits
16. Wish list item?… studio
17. Where did you grow up?… Atlanta
18. Last thing you did?… dinner
19. What are you wearing?… jeans
20. Your TV?… House
21. Your Pets?… various
22. Friends?… yes
23. Your life?… good
24. Your mood?… relaxed
25. Missing Someone?… always
26. Vehicle?… Jeep
27. Something you're not wearing?… shoes
28. Your favorite store?… art
29. Your favorite colour?… Blue
30. When was the last time you laughed?… lunch
31. Last time you cried?…forget
32. Your best friend?… Ron
33. One place that I go to over and over?… work
34. Facebook?… sorta
35. Favorite place to eat?… Chillis

I pass this award to:
1 Suzanne Cabrera-an Open [Sketch] book
2.Kazumiwannabe - Incredible artist
3. Barbara –One Happy Fool
4. Speck –So talented
5 Annie - Lazy indeed!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Nov18Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Gracie can do this any time, any place, and she can hold that pose for a VERY long time... she knows I can't resist.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Nov17Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Political cartoonists draw the Capital often in their comics... it's a very complicated I just drew the dome bit... to illustrate a cute joke I got today... hope others think it's funny too.
If the Indians had given the Pilgrims a donkey instead of a Turkey, we'd all be having a piece of a-- next week. LOL

Monday, November 16, 2009


Nov16Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

I'm so glad Ikon finished his UD, I know how special that title is, how hard it can be to achieve, and the bond you forge with a dog trained to that level... is like no other. I'm so glad Vail liked the portrait.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Nov15Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

I find 'political correct' speech very annoying. Where is all this double speak taking us? What is the point? Just whose delicate sensibilities are being protected? Who started this nonsense, that's what I'd like to know?

Friday, November 13, 2009


Nov13Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Listening to the Stingrays hockey game on the computer...they've been on a 9 game road trip, they'll be home tomorrow.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Nov12Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

I opened the back door headed to lunch and gasped, I do believe she and her baby did the same. I froze and so did they... for a long moment Moma deer and I locked eyes... I had to go so I slowly started walking, they jumped a ran a short way... not into the swampy woods... just a bit farther away... It was a magic moment for me.

Everyone should watch this....

Harding College (Arkansas) put this out in 1948.

This should be viewed by every AMERICAN....
warning us of the evils of (ism) communism.
Timeless in it's message.

Click on the website below - this cartoon is
timeless and is just as true today as it was in
National Juggernaut

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Nov11Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Beetle Bailey was one of my Dad's favorite comics, he figured the artist MUST have been in the army to have done such a great job on it. I'm glad I got to see the World War II memorial when I was in Washington DC. My Mom and Dad went to the dedication ceremony.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Beach9x12, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Beach scene our last class project, this on is on 9x12 watercolor paper.


Beach4x6, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Beach scene from imagination... on a post card size piece of paper... 4x6


Nov10Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

We did beach pictures tonight, and discussed ideas for hand made holiday cards...

Monday, November 9, 2009


Nov09Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

I find puppy breath intoxicating... but reality sets in and I know we can't have anymore dogs right now.... so I'll just kiss the neighbor's new puppy.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Nov08Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Ron is still working in the yard, and I'm doing laundry and painting (I feel just a little guilty for that).


GreenApples2, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Blue bowl, and green apples, watercolor class project on 9x12 cold pressed paper.


GreenApples, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Quin Sienna bowl, and green apples, watercolor class project on 9x12 rough paper

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Nov07Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Slept until 9am... something I rarely do... didn't do much today myself. Ron worked in the yard today, all I did was one load of laundry.. and mopped the bathroom (smallest room in the house LOL).

Friday, November 6, 2009


Nov06Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

So sad to hear about the senseless murders at Ft. Hood yesterday. Such a tragic loss of life.

Congressman Brown and friends.

The steps are empty, because Nancy Pelosi had the Capitol Police, run everyone off... except us... because Congressman Brown, said these people are with me, we're having a meeting here.

Center shot... Crowds November 5

Center shot..., originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Larry Grooms..

Larry Grooms.., originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Candidate for Governor of SC in 2010, headed to Washington with us on the bus.


Nov05Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

We began the day with a Bald Eagle sitting in a tree, ended the day with a rainbow... I am glad I went, I found the trip inspirational... and exhausting.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Nov04Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Headed North at midnight tonight, won't be home until the wee hours of Friday morning. I'm taking one of my soft cover molekine journals... I don't want to risk losing this one up there.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Nov02Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Fire ants bit me all over the ankle on Saturday... my leg is itching like crazy... which I'm finding very distracting right now...

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Nov01Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Today will be all about the Jeeps... and food... two of my favorite things.