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Mermaids and Syd Barrett [Nov. 30th, 2006|08:21 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I have a new painting!

It is really cute, one I've wanted to paint for a while.... click below to see:

"Mermaid Mother and Child" ORIGINAL PAINTING



Isn't that adorable?

I know, I know - people keep asking if I'll do a Christmas painting, and here I paint some mermaids. I will try to do one soon - it has just been hard for me to get in a wintry spirit, it's been in the upper 80s this week here in Florida and that's not exactly a winter wonderland right now. I will try to paint something holiday-ish soon though, I promise. I also have a neat Alice painting planned....

I am SO EXCITED - yesterday was the Syd Barrett Estate Auction. I won his pillow, which I wanted very much. It was a simple sqaure cushion with psychedelic wavy bands on it. I am so happy I won. The other items I wanted each ended up going for like $10,000-$20,000 - eek. I wanted his art supplies and easel and guitar and bicycle too, but there's no way I could do that right now.

And what am I doing with Syd Barrett's pillow? I'm going to use it to sleep on, duh! Seriously!

Not much else going on around here - I'm feeling much better, and now Matt is too thank goodness. No more sickness for us! Still trying to track down a Nintendo Wii for Matty, but they are hard to come by without getting price-gouged. Bah.

Okay, I'm off to find some food, starting in the kitchen.
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[User Picture]From: selinawoman
2006-12-01 01:42 am (UTC)

Shine on Crazy Diamond

I had to look it up.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syd_Barrett

Correct? I was expecting a Disney illustrator or something. Hahaha.
Sweet dreams to you!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-01 01:45 am (UTC)

Re: Shine on Crazy Diamond

Oh yes, that is him =) I've been utterly obsessed with him for years.
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[User Picture]From: kasheesty
2006-12-01 03:13 am (UTC)

Re: Shine on Crazy Diamond

I had to look it up.

LOL!!!
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[User Picture]From: kimbearlys
2006-12-01 01:46 am (UTC)

I Love this one.....

Geezzzzz, Not like I don't love them all.... You guys are amazing. I am going to call you guys the dur-cell couple. You are one of the very few people who totally inspire me.
Hugs,
Kimbearly
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-08 12:53 am (UTC)

Re: I Love this one.....

Thank you Kim =)

We have been hard workers this season, that's for sure! Poor Matty - we got his Nintendo Wii yesterday for his birthday present and he hasn't even gotten to play it today because he's busy getting orders ready to ship tomorrow, lol. Christmas will be a welcome break =)
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[User Picture]From: redrevvy
2006-12-01 01:55 am (UTC)
I found it a bit hard to paint on my pirate mermaid today as I was watching the blizzard rain down here in Texas (you know.. what people up north call a 'light snowfall')

:)
Your mermaids are adorable. It's been a while since you have painted them!

I would love to see what the pillow looks like, maybe you can take a photo when it arrives?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-01 02:11 am (UTC)
Thank you Jayde!!

Here's a direct link to the photo:

http://photos.liveauctioneers.com/houses/cheffinsfineart/11121/0727A_1_lg.jpg

I'll probably post more about it once it gets shipped here, hehe.
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[User Picture]From: redrevvy
2006-12-01 02:22 am (UTC)
wooooooooooow thats cool... congrats! =^_^=
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[User Picture]From: ariesroses
2006-12-01 02:00 am (UTC)
Oooh so pretty mermaids..I love it. Hey ever think about painting a turtle at all with one of your art? *grins* Just an idea..hehehehe I look forward to the xmas one.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-08 12:55 am (UTC)
Thank you!!

Yep - I've done one with a turtle:

it was a custom painting. I should do more though - I love turtles!!

Psst- just finished a new Xmas painting and will be posting it in a few minutes!
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[User Picture]From: ariesroses
2006-12-08 01:44 am (UTC)
That's sooo adorable!! hehehehe :)
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[User Picture]From: kimbearlys
2006-12-01 02:13 am (UTC)

Sid's Pillow

Wow! How cool is that! If it only could play the motion picture of all that went on.
My mom is married to the original guy who played for the Motel's. She is always getting to meet really neat people.
I guess Christmas came early!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!
Kimbearly
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-08 12:57 am (UTC)

Re: Sid's Pillow

I'm so excited!! I finally got shipping arranged (the auction house itself doesn't ship, so I had to get a pickup and packing company). It is my Christmas present to myself =)

The Motels? That is so neat! How cool to be involved in the music industry like that - all kinds of creative people.
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[User Picture]From: fragirl
2006-12-01 02:20 am (UTC)
OMG Jas You got his PILLOW? I dont even want to know how much that cost! Thats so beautiful you have a part of him :) Oh wow to have his easel would be unreal... How much did that go for?

Beautiful painting per usual :) I really love the little one shes precious!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-01 02:24 am (UTC)
I'm so excited!

The easel actually went for 1/3 the price of the pillow (there were three of us crazy bidders at the end on the pillow and we all apparently wanted it badly), believe it or not, but I'd spent all my budget on the pillow, hehe.

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[User Picture]From: redrevvy
2006-12-01 03:16 am (UTC)
Sounds like what happened where I live.. I walked into Albertson's, and it was in the mid 70's. I walked out 30 minutes later and it had dropped to 40 o.O
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From: jimmycuervo
2006-12-01 04:25 am (UTC)
That is so cool that you won his pillow Jas! I just purchased two original Crow:Wicked Prayer movie props. They are awesome. I may even sleep with them too...LMAO! I'm glad you and Matt are feeling better. I have been battling a bad cold this week myself...found that Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs work really well...have a pleasant evening...~J~
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-08 12:58 am (UTC)
Very cool! Yeah, Matt & I are finally feeling better. Now when we head up for Christmas we'll probably get sick all over again =P
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[User Picture]From: crepes_of_wrath
2006-12-01 05:14 am (UTC)
I love all the little pearls and stars in their hair!

If your kitty is anything like mine, you'll hide that pillow before the biting/straddle-n-kick frenzy begins. :D
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-08 01:03 am (UTC)
Thank you Jasmine!

Eeek! I hope not!

He's actually pretty good at sticking with toys... for the most part...
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2006-12-01 07:21 am (UTC)
Awe, this painting is lovely honey! =)

I'm so glad you got Syd Barrett's pillow. I told my uncle who is a die hard Pink Floyd lover that you got it and he says congratulations and he is jealous. LOL!! =)

I hope you and Matt feel better soon, love.
*Hugs*
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-08 01:05 am (UTC)
Thank you Jess! I'm so excited, I can't wait for it to come in the mail!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2006-12-08 05:28 am (UTC)
Your welcome, sweetie!! =)
I hope you like what I got you. ;)
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[User Picture]From: crypticvitality
2006-12-01 12:38 pm (UTC)
Its like a mini mermaid of the larger version, a clone! I think momma should call the other "Puts pinkie finger to lip" ....Minimer!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-08 01:06 am (UTC)
Lol, totally!
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[User Picture]From: hippiechic567
2006-12-01 02:48 pm (UTC)
I really love the Mermaid piece-it's very pretty! Congrats on winning the pillow!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-08 01:07 am (UTC)
Thank you Kelly!!
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From: ashecorven
2006-12-01 03:58 pm (UTC)
What a totally adorable painting, Jas! Congrats on winning Syd's pillow!! You want a wintry wonderland spirit? Then come here...we're freezing our asses off!! LOL!! we're getting hurricane strength winds, with the snow just starting!! Those AC units came out quick sharp!! BRRRRR!!!

Yeah, I'm aiming to do something Christmassy art wise this year!

So glad you and Matty are feeling much better!! We were both sick too, but we're also on the mend!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-08 01:10 am (UTC)
Thank you Adam!! We actually are getting some cooler weather now - we'll see if this is a year we need to turn the heater on or not (we had to once last year, lol). Sure can't complain though =)
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2006-12-01 04:39 pm (UTC)
*HUGS* Your mermaid painting is adorable!!! That green just stands out so much against the grays!!! ^^

YAY for winning his pillow!!! lol

I'm glad you and Matt are feeling better!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-08 01:10 am (UTC)
Thank you Dawn! Green is my favourite colour!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-12-02 02:44 am (UTC)

New Painting

Love the new Mermaid mother & child. LOVE IT! Beautiful work!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-08 01:11 am (UTC)

Re: New Painting

>^___^< Thank you!!
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[User Picture]From: breathing_hard
2006-12-03 03:33 am (UTC)
A new Alice painting? EEK! I need to save up so I can snag the orginal.. Alice is my favorite.. ever.

The mermaids are amazing! I am seriously in love with them. I had such an urge to bid, but I had to remind myself "Durr.. college in a month." Hehe.

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[User Picture]From: breathing_hard
2006-12-03 03:34 am (UTC)
PS; I'm a Syd fan too. I knew I liked you for a reason ^__^
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-08 01:12 am (UTC)
Woohoo! I love Syd, I have been a fan since I was in middle school. I'm so stoked.
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2006-12-06 02:59 am (UTC)
They awesome .. lol
They look the same only the one is smaller lol
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