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I'm back!!!! [Jun. 17th, 2005|07:19 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
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Huzzah!!!!

My computer is back up and running, my files intact, orders taken care of and my life is back in order!!!! What a nightmare!!!!

We owe Brian big time! He figured it all out, told me what I needed to do, how I can avoid it happening again, and spent a lot of his own time helping. Thank you again Brian!

Now I've got half a terrabyte of hard-drive space at my fingertips too, mwahaha. Bring on those high-res image files!

My Aunt Hilda and Uncle Bill have been staying with us the past few days and we are having a nice time. She made us chocolate chip cookies, and took us out to dinner at the Columbia restaurant here in town (yummiest Cuban food! Plato Vegetariano!). Her friend is getting married and they are in town for the wedding (as well as vacation, hehe). Right now they are at the rehearsal dinner.

Orlando Organics brought my first organic produce delivery yesterday - holy cow! Spinach, strawberries, chard, tomatoes, celery, mango, avacado, apples, oranges, ginger root, radishes, green onions, bananas - I forget what all they brought. Yay! That was too cool - they brought it right to my door.

I've been painting a BIG commissioned portrait of several pets! A total of three rabbits, a chinchilla, a birdie, and a doggie with a couple of faeries in there too, hehe! I've been working hard on it all day yesterday and today and it's coming along nicely! It's pretty big so it's hard to show it all at once on my webcam, but you're welcome to peek in on me (I'm painting the doggie's face right now) HERE on my webcam. It is a private commission, so it won't be available as prints, but you can at least peek, hehe. I love painting animals - it was kind of fun trying to situate several different species all together for one portrait!

Back to work I go.......
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-06-18 01:04 am (UTC)

My commission!

Oh it's looking fantastic!! I am so excited. I have been dreaming this painting for so long and just never found the right artist. But as soon as I saw your work I just knew you were the ideal match for me. It's very exciting watching the progress. Will have to sign up for live journal so I am not anonymous! Lorraine
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-18 09:35 pm (UTC)

Re: My commission!

Hi Lorraine! I'm happy you like it so far!

I've been out running errands all day, but I'll be up and painting again shortly!
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[User Picture]From: bandit_art
2005-06-18 01:31 am (UTC)
It looks really great so far! Great job, Jas...your patron seems thrilled! WTG!
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[User Picture]From: arian_diana
2005-06-18 01:56 am (UTC)
sigh. I want bunnies again.
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[User Picture]From: petienka
2005-06-18 01:58 am (UTC)
Glad your computer woes were worked out -- they can be such a pain in the neck at time...!
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[User Picture]From: foxmagic
2005-06-18 01:59 am (UTC)
I'm coming back in a couple of days to make sure everything's kosher! Just let me know when you have time during this coming week! :)

And I'm free Sunday or various times next week if M & C are available to drop by and see Family Guy eps so I can get 'em off my TiVo. :)

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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2005-06-18 02:07 am (UTC)
family guy rocks O_O
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[User Picture]From: foxmagic
2005-06-18 02:09 am (UTC)
Verily so! :)

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[User Picture]From: boogarshadow
2005-06-18 03:20 am (UTC)
If they are Huge fans I can get them a Copy of the DVD's
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[User Picture]From: foxmagic
2005-06-18 03:37 am (UTC)
Oh, so YOU'RE the one who copied the other movies for 'em recently! *lol!* Do you have a double-layer burner, or do you rip 'em to AVIs first?

These are the new Family Guys, so they're not on DVD yet anyways. :)

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[User Picture]From: boogarshadow
2005-06-18 04:10 am (UTC)
I Use a program (free) Off the internet..It Burns Full Quality Movies so they arent like Video disks..I Can pick what I want off the disk so No More annoying Menus and such, oh and the "extras" that you look at once and never again..LOL..

I can tell you the name of the Program if you like :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-18 10:06 pm (UTC)
Sounds good! We have a couple of minor things planned this week (I'll check with Matt etc. to see what's up)!.

I'm a little worried about the external drive - yesterday my computer simply stopped recognizing it! I hadn't re-started the computer, or anything like that - it just stopped recognizing it was there. It was still turned on, spinning, etc. but it was heating up so hot (even the carpet within a few feet of it! I had already copied all important info onto my hard drive, so I just turned it off - it was kind of scaring me! O__o
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-19 04:03 am (UTC)
Chris & Matt are free tomorrow if you still are! Matt'll give you a call tomorrow morning at a more reasonable hour, hehe.
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[User Picture]From: caitygrl96
2005-06-18 02:50 am (UTC)
That dog reminds me of Maddie - how sweet!
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[User Picture]From: sunkachina
2005-06-18 05:03 am (UTC)
haha! now you have to eat celery!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-18 10:07 pm (UTC)
Lol - I thought the same thing! It's kind of neat having this grocery thing - it'll make me try stuff that I don't typically buy on a regular basis. I got some "red chard" in this order - I'm not sure what exactly to do with it, hehe. I'll try lookin up at Allrecipes.com maybe....
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2005-06-18 05:09 am (UTC)
All that food the Orlando Organics brought sounds so yummy! And so do those cookies. I will probably sneak into your house to steal them tonight. Pay no attention.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-18 10:08 pm (UTC)
Lol! Hey - cookies & veggies - that's all I need!
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2005-06-18 10:27 pm (UTC)
Isn't that all anyone needs??
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2005-06-18 06:43 am (UTC)
I'm so happy that you are back up and running again. I'm also very glad you liked your little Birthday gift. Yay! =)
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-06-18 08:44 am (UTC)
the problem with living in the uk is the time differance, if i try an view your webcam and i wonder why it's pitch black, i then realise its because it's the middle of the night or something! lol, oh well, ive managed to catch you a few times :D
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-18 10:08 pm (UTC)
Hehe, exactly! It runs all the time, but at night of course our lights are turned off, hehe! Sometimes if I have a deadline or am just really "in" to a painting I'll go through the night though.... you never know.... ;)
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-06-18 01:09 pm (UTC)

perfect

I am so happy to come across your work. I have been looking for fairy art like yours. I have been looking through the galleries looking for just that right exact one to represent me and I havent found it yet. :) But I am sure you have done something that will capture me perfectly. You are so talented and creative and I love everything you have.

I am sure someday my whole house with be filled with your artwork.
Thanks!! Tara
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-18 10:09 pm (UTC)

Re: perfect

Hi Tara! Thank you so much for your kind words! And welcome to my Journal! =)
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[User Picture]From: enchantedscribb
2005-06-18 04:39 pm (UTC)
Glad everything is back to normal for you and the painting is coming along great, just beautiful.
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[User Picture]From: alexsandrea
2005-06-18 08:16 pm (UTC)

wow

i lovee the look of this painting maby one day i will be abel 2 get u 2 do one of my 2 dogs (after scraping for pennys lol ) =)
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