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The "Whale Tales" #16 - A black and white sketch in Green.

Imagine my delight this morning when I visited my very talented AR pal Ellen Caruso. Ellen has created a lovely new sketch, with a touch of green, featuring me.

Ellen is a very creative Real Estate and marketing pro, and the talent behind of a series of advertising sketches called the "Whale Tales."

Each sketch has a Real Estate  theme and features a Daniel Gale Sotheby's agent finding the perfect match or solution for the situation.

I knew the sketch was coming, but I had no idea how she would portray me. I am absolutely thrilled that it promotes an Eco-friendly home.

Ellen, once again, hats off to you, and your talent. Salute` to amazing and wonderful you. Please visit Ellen and take a peek at all of her Whale Tales.

  Ellen Caruso - The Whale Tales

Welcome to my 16th "Whale Tale". This one adresses a fairly new topic of my awarness and practices in Real Estate. New to me but not to

Debb Janes, EcoBroker Camas, Washington EcoBroker

You see, a few weeks ago I posted that my husband is back to building. As he applied for the permits for the new house he's going to build, he found out there are new requirements, as of 2012 New Construction must conform to be eco-friendly and energy efficient. With this he needs to hire a outside consulting firm, that inspects and assists into conforming with the requirements. When reading Debb's blogs, and getting to know her better, she embodies all there is to know about this subject. So inspired by her, this "Whale Tale" seems so fitting.

I hope you enjoy it!


In case you missed the rest.......

The "Whale Tales"

The "Whale Tales" #2

The "Whale Tales" #3

The "Whale Tales" #4

The "Whale Tales" #5 -Flyer

The "Whale Tales" #6


 The "Whale Tales" #12

The "Whale Tales" #13

The "Whale Tales" #14

The "Whale Tales" #15 



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Comment balloon 24 commentsDebb Janes • March 02 2012 07:25AM


Debb: Wow, how neat is that?  Your friend Ellen did a great job- Congratulations and thanks for sharing!  :)

Posted by Andrew Capelli (Fidelity National Title) over 3 years ago

DJ - WOW.... What an awesome gift Ellen has offered.  Awesome talent for both you and Ellen! 

Posted by John McCormack,, Albuquerque Homes Realty (Albuquerque Homes Realty * over 3 years ago

Very cool, you are now an even bigger legend

Posted by Robby Leviton, Knowles Team (Keller Williams Realty) over 3 years ago

How very cool is that?  I'll flip over and let her know.  Hope you have an amazing weekend Debb!

Posted by Laura S. Baker, Realtor, (920) 728-4118, First Weber Group (First Weber Group) over 3 years ago

Andrew, obviously, I am thrilled. At first, I thought that perhaps I shouldn't reblog it - too much, me, me, me. :) Then, I thought, "What the heck, I love it and I'm proud of it." Lol.

I know Q-man. I'm lucky to know all of these wonderful and talented people in the Rain - including you.

Robby - not even a legend in my own mind. But, thank you. ;)

Laura, it's cool beyond belief. I am just so delighted. Hope you have a good weekend too Laura. I'll have to see how your Real Estate is coming along...knowing you, I'll bet very, very well.

Posted by Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington (The Carl Group, LLC) over 3 years ago

Debb I aaw this earlier this morning. She is amazing!  And I bet you're delighted to have her do one for you!  And yes I'm glad to see that you re-blogged!!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 3 years ago


You look lovely as always, and what a beautiful drawing.  Ellen is very talented no doubt about that. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing ( over 3 years ago

Holy cow! what a tribute!! She is not only talented but certainly a good friend like you.

Posted by Cathy Bureau, Your Personal Real Estate Concierge ( over 3 years ago

Debb ~ A very cool pic... for a very cool Eco-Chick!

Posted by Melinda (Mel) Peterson, Curator of Happy Endings (Real Estate Cafe LLC) over 3 years ago

Debb: Ellen is such a talented artist...excellent that she portrayed you in an eco-light.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 3 years ago


Ellen is an amazing talent. My dog lars which has 5,000 friends on Facebook would love someone with such talent.

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha (Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459) over 3 years ago
Wow Debb, beautifully done, and you're right she's a real talent!
Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) over 3 years ago

Debb, thanks for your re-blog here. I agree Ellen is very talented.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 3 years ago

Hi Debb~ I love Ellen's Whale Tales.  It's wonderful when she includes her AR family in her work!  Cheers!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (Cherry Creek Properties, LLC) over 3 years ago

Anna, I'm still so pleased with her idea. It's just perfect and makes me smile everytime I look at it. I found her first through your blog about her talent. So, pat yourself on the back once again. :)

Alexandra - I think Ellen has me looking quite a bit more lovely than usual. :) You gotta love a woman who does that for ya!

Love ya Mel, I'll come see if you have a new post. I've missed you and hope you're feeling mucho better.

Posted by Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington (The Carl Group, LLC) over 3 years ago


Very cool and involving two very talented ladies being you and Ellen. Her sketches are very efective marketing tools and will get people's attention.

Posted by Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 3 years ago

Cathy, not sure how  I missed ya. Thanks for the visit and you should subscribe to Ellen, she's smart and fun.

Anita, you top producer you. How the heck to you find time to do all the things you do? You're an amazing woman...

Posted by Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington (The Carl Group, LLC) over 3 years ago

You are both extremely talented, creative women.  Awesome concepts for marketing yourselves and homes!  A joy to read and watch...

Posted by Marge Piwowarski, Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC (Phoenix AZ Horse Property) over 3 years ago

Debb, thanks for the re-blog. You know this is all about the sharing...I love to share my talents with others and hope they bring as many smiles to others as they do me when I create them.

Posted by Ellen Caruso (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) over 3 years ago

Hi Debb, now the cool thing about this is that a super cool west coast eco-smart real estate agent found yourself in a post written by a talented artist and real estate agent on the east coast. How fun is that! Gotta love AR!

Posted by Cindy Westfall, ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate (Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon) over 3 years ago

Good Morning Debb,

What a beautiful tribute to a great person on ActiveRain from a really great person who we all know and love on ActiveRain.

You are both to be admired for your talent and charm. Didn't she do a fantastic job! I just know you will be friends for life. And I would bet you both got your humble beginnings here on ActiveRain and your friendship has grown.

You have every reason to be proud! I find you both to be an inspiration. I also think that's one of Ellen's best Whale Tales too!

Keep smiling! You deserve it!


Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could (Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty) over 3 years ago

Tom, I'll be soon joining the adoring masses who are fans of Lars.

Lynda, she is indeed.

Gary, you're welcome. She's an amazing person.

Donna, yes it is wonderful. Hope you're feeling good.

Aren't they Bob? She's very talented.

Posted by Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington (The Carl Group, LLC) over 3 years ago

Marge, awww. You're sweet.

Ellen - still smiling. :)

Posted by Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington (The Carl Group, LLC) over 3 years ago

Cindy - I agree, it's so cool. East coast and west coast chicks meet up in the Rain. Awesome.

Pamela, so happy to see you back and loved your beautiful post today. I too love this Whale Tale, but then I would, it's nature insired. :)

Posted by Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington (The Carl Group, LLC) over 3 years ago