Friday, April 30, 2010


Apr30Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

This is Tim Scott, he is running for the SC 1st District Seat in Congress (Henry Brown is retiring).. I have decided to support Tim Scott in the primary election 40 days from now. I have met and talked to all of the candidates... and in my opinion Tim is the best man for the job. If you live in the first district and are undecided... you should have a look at Tim and his record. See his website at

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Apr29Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Time to head off to bed... so a quick page, with my palette colors in my small bijou box.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Apr28Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

They're going to put wind turbines off the coast of Hyannis Port... the Kennedy's fought against it for years and years, but there are no Kennedy's in power to fight it any longer. It will generate a little power for a LOT of money, and it will kill thousands of birds, but it will be a boon to fish and bottom feeders (like lobster) as they will feed off the carcasses of the dead birds...and eventually when the sea air corrodes the gears and electronics then they will form reefs perhaps, and monuments to human foolishness. At least that's what I think the net result of this little experiment in wind power will be.
I used a photo on Google Maps to draw the lighthouse at the Hyannis Port Yacht club.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Apr27Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Famous stone wall with no rocks do not look like rocks... ugh..

Monday, April 26, 2010


Art26Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

First I noticed the white exclamation point.. that is an egret from a distance... 15 stories below us... it was the size of a punctuation mark, a spot of white among the yellows, greens and purples of the marsh grasses and the water in and around the grasses... and then I noticed the people... OMG what are they doing out there... must have been tourists from the hotel across the way... no native would have WALKED into that marsh... gators abound in these marshes.. and snakes and... well... take a Carolina skiff (a flat bottom boat) but don't WALK out there... The Lord watches over fools and Irishmen they say... and so he must have been watching over these folks... at least while I was there...


Apr25Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

I'm such a copy cat... LOL I love Ron's new desk..tried to draw it... failed miserably... too tired to mess with it... so.... cat's eyes.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Apr24Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

I got some new clothes, Ron got a new desk and printer. We got groceries, and dog food and a new collar for one of the dogs.....doesn't sound like much but it took us all day.
Oh the gull... these babies hang out in the parking lots around here... saw a ton of them today.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Apr23Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Poor Beau... he is so miserable... he is making us miserable too... it can't last much longer... surely.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Apr22Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Doggie faces...happy, sad, sleepy, mad... just fooling around drawing dog faces.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Apr21Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Where do lizards go for the winter I wonder? Last summer we had a family of lizards that hung out on our front porch and in, under and around my flower boxes... this winter, no lizards... today sitting on the cushion of my wicker chair on the porch... a little green lizard... relative of my lizards from last year? I don't know... but since I think they help keep the bugs off my flowers I'm glad they are back.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Apr20Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

We have an owl in our neighborhood... I haven't actually seen him, I just hear him. I'd always thought owls were nocturnal... but this one is hoot, hooting during the day... most of the day actually. Could he have his days and nights confused? Or are there owls that are not nocturnal?

Monday, April 19, 2010


Apr19Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Will Rodgers was quite the political humorist... I sure think this country could use some political humor these days... everyone is so 'up tight', it might help people to lighten up and see the humor in life.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Apr16Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

It has been a LONG week... I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend... maybe working in the yard... and shooting in a match on Saturday.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Apr15Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

It's been a long day... but an inspiring one, these events are so uplifting and fun...


TPP_Apr152010_108, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Summerville 9-12 member and my friend, Barbara handing out papers.


TPP_Apr152010_110, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Navy flag, since my husband is retired Navy, I had to snap a picture of this flag.


TPP_Apr152010_113, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Lots of yellow flags today.

Tax Day Tea Party 2010

TPP_Apr152010_124, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Crowd shot.. I think the crowd was bigger than last year, but it's hard to tell because they moved us this year.


Apr14Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Lost internet connection last night...right when I was trying to upload this, and transmit my taxes... Yes I am a procrastinator... big time!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Apr13Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

The azaleas are glorious on Park circle in North Charleston... some of them are 10 feet tall, and covered in blooms of pink, coral, red and white... the sight will take your breath away it is so beautiful.

Monday, April 12, 2010


Apr12Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

The young ladies at the Miss America pageant always wish for whorled peas... but after that... then what?

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Apr11Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Had to add a sketch of Snoopy, the most famous cartoon dog of all time. Created by Charles M. Shultz and first appearing on October 4th, 1950... Snoopy is just 5 months older than me... so this beagle has been a favorite of mine, my whole life. I've never owned a Beagle, but my Mom and younger brother have. Great dogs beagles I'm surprised they aren't more popular than they are.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Apr10Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

It is an irreverent show... pokes fun at anyone and everyone... but we still enjoy it and especially the dog Brian.

Friday, April 9, 2010


Apr09Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Tiger is doing well at the Master's in Augusta Georgia. My uncle Preston used to go to the Master's every year... he was an avid golfer. My dad's only sport was water skiing, he didn't play golf but he liked to watch it on tv. Hopefully the press will focus on Tiger's golf and leave his private life alone... I am tired of hearing about it... and I bet lots of other people are too.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Apr08Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Had another, can't think of a thing to say days....Spring fever I guess.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Apr07Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Only 4 misses out of 30, with a time and accuracy average of 1.59... way better than I expected after a month off. It was good to see everyone again.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010


Apr05Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Couldn't think of a thing I wanted to draw today... nor anything profound to say... I know, I know I rarely say anything profound, or draw anything memorable.. but some days the blank page wins the battle completely... and today was one of those days.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Apr04Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Gorgeous day today.... we spent most of the day working in the yard... Didn't get to paint much today... just this little Calla Lily.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Apr03Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Wild wisteria hangs from the trees in the swamp behind our house... lovely lavender blossoms that I can't seem to capture.
We're headed out tonight for dinner and a hockey game with friends.

Friday, April 2, 2010


Apr02Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

The dogwood trees are blooming... it seems like they popped out today at lunch time...really quiet day today, with most folks enjoying a day off for Good Friday.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Apr01Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

No April Fools pranks at work today... sometimes we're so boring LOL Got a small box from Dick Blick, with my next Journal, and a couple of half pans that I needed for my travel palette...