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Sunkissed Mermaid [Feb. 25th, 2006|06:24 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I'm sorry I've been so quiet lately! We've been very busy with Kachina, little Thedore and baby Eleanor staying here at my house - having lots of fun though. Theodore has discovered the joys of Thomas the Tank Engine, so we've been watching a lot of that lately. It cracks me up hearing George Carlin reading children's stories, lol.

Although, as per usual when it comes to having small children around, I caught ill and have been sick for the past day or so. Ugh. I haven't been sick since the last time we had visitors, lol. I'm feeling a little better though and I was able to finish a new painting....click below to see....

"Sunkissed Mermaid"



Hey foxmagic - I need to go buy a laptop! Would you want to come along with Matt & I sometime this week to go laptop-shopping (probably CompUSA or somewhere like that)? I'd appreciate your input as far as what I need to hook it up along with our other computers, networking etc.

I'd better go lie down for a bit now, I hope everybody is well and that you all enjoy the new painting! =)
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[User Picture]From: deathsex9
2006-02-26 12:18 am (UTC)
Ooooo OOooooo OOOOOOooo... she's extremely pretty.
great colors...definitely sun-kissed.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-02 12:02 am (UTC)
Thank you Barbi!!
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[User Picture]From: david_k_
2006-02-26 12:19 am (UTC)
oh i like the colours jasmine! (sorry i spelt colour the english way) ;P
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[User Picture]From: princess_lilam
2006-02-26 11:36 am (UTC)
Me too, colOUrs :)
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2006-02-26 12:31 am (UTC)
Gorgeous!!! I love how her tail fins reflect the colors of the sky!!! The muted tones are wonderful!!!
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[User Picture]From: hippiechic567
2006-02-26 01:14 am (UTC)
Is this Dawn online on a weekend?! Shock!
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[User Picture]From: ariesroses
2006-02-26 12:46 am (UTC)
Ooh I totally love her! Can I get a print of her? hahahaha *smirks*
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-02 12:04 am (UTC)
Thank you!! =)

Well, actually I will of course have them for sale shortly. Or you can enter my monthly print giveaway contest here:

http://www.strangeling.com/contest.html

=)
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[User Picture]From: hippiechic567
2006-02-26 01:15 am (UTC)
She is lovely! Those colors are perfect and her mole is too cute!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-02 12:06 am (UTC)
Thank you!!! >^_^
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[User Picture]From: erikasfriends
2006-02-26 02:54 am (UTC)
That was me ooops
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-02 12:08 am (UTC)
Hey Erika!

I bought one! It's so neat, it's much more powerful than any of my desktop computers, lol.

I got this one here:

http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=336977&pfp=cat3

I'll mostly be using it for my art/business stuff, but I did squeeze some games on there too, hehe.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-02 12:08 am (UTC)
Thank you!! =)

Thomas is great! I kind of miss the videos playing now that Theodore went home =(
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2006-02-26 03:46 am (UTC)
She is very beautiful!! ^_^
Sorry to hear bout your cold.
There seems to be something going around everywhere.
I have caught something myself.. hope you get better soon.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-02 12:09 am (UTC)
Thank you Heather! I'm feeling much better now!
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[User Picture]From: alohashark
2006-02-26 05:05 am (UTC)
feel better soon!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-02 12:09 am (UTC)
Thank you Robyn! I'm doing much better now =)
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[User Picture]From: btrflyvampvixen
2006-02-26 05:55 am (UTC)
pretty new painting! Hope you feel better soon! Have fun laptop shopping!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-02 12:09 am (UTC)
Thank you Mary!! Yay - I got a great laptop, feeling better, and have a new painting ready to scan in!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2006-02-26 07:10 am (UTC)
My goodness, she is absolutely gorgeous. I love her colors, they suit her so nicely. =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-02 12:10 am (UTC)
Thank you Jessica! I know it's a little different than most of my other colour schemes, but I'm very happy with how she turned out!
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[User Picture]From: princess_lilam
2006-02-26 11:38 am (UTC)
Just yesterday I was wondering what ever happened to you and if you were ok! Aww, little kids are so fun yeah, and you dont get to see them all the time so you have to spend as much time with them as possible. Too bad you are sick.

The colours on the new painting are lovely, I like the little details of yellow and pink dots on her fins.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-02 12:11 am (UTC)
I'm feeling much better, thank goodness!

My family left and went back home, so now I'm back in my art/business groove (or rut really). New painting scanning right now....
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[User Picture]From: duckycat
2006-02-26 12:18 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry you guys are sick!!!! Hope you are feeling better very soon! (sends lots of hugs). I LOVE the colors in this painting...it's so BEAUTIFUL!! I miss you, Jasmine!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-02 12:11 am (UTC)
Thank you Mom!! Hope you had a great time in Vegas!!
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[User Picture]From: lovablylolly
2006-02-26 07:11 pm (UTC)
This is absolutely beautiful. My boyfriend bought me four of your prints for Christmas (he's the one who asked for a sock), and they are delightful. I love your art so much, but this one truly takes the cake. Beautiful.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-02 12:12 am (UTC)
Thank you so very much!!! =)

LOL - I remember that! I almost sent him a sock, but my husband said he needed the ones he had, hehe.
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[User Picture]From: rubidia
2006-02-26 08:00 pm (UTC)
she is so pretty!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-02 12:12 am (UTC)
Thank you Rubi!!
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[User Picture]From: thephoenixx
2006-02-27 02:38 pm (UTC)
Hope you feel better. Your mermaid is beautiful. I love the colors and the layout. Very beachy feel and well done.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-02 12:12 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!
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[User Picture]From: david_k_
2006-02-27 09:29 pm (UTC)
hi jasmine!
what painting is your "spirits of the deep" icon from???
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-02 12:13 am (UTC)
Hi David!!

It's actually from a painting called "Spirits of the Deep" - it's a much older painting of mine, and I don't think I have a good scan of it any more =( At least I kept the icon!
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2006-03-01 05:30 am (UTC)
Very pretty!
I hope that you feel better soon!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-02 12:17 am (UTC)
Thank you, Pirate Lisa!
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From: bloody_outsider
2006-03-03 07:59 am (UTC)

i know that you get a lot of comments and you most likely won't see mine...but I just wanted to let you know that i LOVE your work. I actually am saving up money for a tattoo right now. but I don't have a job at the moment, so it's difficult. The idea I have for my tattoo is one of your older fairies...and a scene, on my bicep. Around the scene I want to have an antique looking frame...almost as if you'd be looking into another world inside of me. Have you ever drawn up somthing custom...and used it as flash for someone's tattoo? get back to me if you want. I'd pay you.
~nicole
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-05 12:23 am (UTC)
Hi Nicole!!! Pleased to meet you! Thank you so much for your kind words =)

How neat! If you do end up getting a tattoo based on any of my artwork, please email me a photo - I can stick it up on my fans' tattoo page here:

http://www.strangeling.com/fairytattoos.html

To be honest pretty much all I do are full-scale paintings nowadays, but if you're interested in commissioning me to do a painting to have the tattoo based on, let me know. My commissions pricelist and policies can be found here:

http://www.strangeling.com/commissions.html

I currently have about a two month waiting list for commissioned paintings, but if you let me know I can put your name on the list to save you a spot!

Otherwise, you might be able to just print the pic off of my site and bring it to the tattoo parlour - a lot of tattoo artists are pretty creative people and might be able to put something together for you!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-03-04 04:17 am (UTC)

More Queen Titania

I Love your "Fairy Queen Titania" painting and I was wondering if you have others of her, or is there a possiblity that you will paint more of her? In the gallery picture of her I read you have painted her many times, but I've only seen the one on your site. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her, and hope to see more. All of your work is amazing though, but that painting is particularly captivating to me, and I am currently having the painting of her scaled and sized for a tattoo, I am only worried that it will be difficult for another artist to "needle" her on my body as beautifully as you have done with you brush to canvas. In hopes of keeping as much of its beauty as possible I'm going to one of the top tattoo artists in the country for it.

Amanda
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-05 12:29 am (UTC)

Re: More Queen Titania

Hi Amanda! Thank you stopping by my journal!

I did several pieces based on her back when I was in school - I think I only have two currently online though - both are on my website:

http://www.strangeling.com/fairyqueentitania.html

and this one here:

http://www.strangeling.com/titania.html

Oh my goodness yes - I definitely plan on painting her in the future! I have a large scale painting based on A Midsummer Night's Dream in the works ;)

Oh fabulous! If you do indeed get her as a tattoo - email me a photo and I'll put it up on my tattoo page here:

http://www.strangeling.com/fairytattoos.html

Thank you again so much!
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