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Mildew Fairy, Great Vegetarian Website, and Hawaiian Volcano Fairy Prints! [Feb. 5th, 2008|11:01 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Good morning everybody!!

Another beautiful day outside! About 80 degrees and sunny, can't go wrong with that. It might hit 90 degrees tomorrow they say. I love Florida =)

Of course I'm pretty much stuck inside painting all day, but at least I get to have the windows open. I much prefer open windows and ceiling fans to air conditioning. So do Azrael and Mama Wolf - they sit on the windowsills with their nostrils wiggling all the time.

Hey - fellow VEGETARIANS out there - I want to show you my new favourite website!

This place is AWESOME:

http://www.vegieworld.com

It has the best "fake meats" I've ever tried. Shipping costs are astronomical, unfortunately, but they are SO yummy. LOTS of vegan stuff too click HERE and scroll down for "Vegan Specialties".

My favourites are: (and these are ALL vegetarian) "Citrus Spare Ribs" (not like ribs at all, lol, but great for stirfry), "Gong Bao Chicken" (great spicy fake chicken), and "Vegetarian Charbroil Ham" (best fake ham ever, good hot or cold).

Some of the stuff I'm not so sure about and haven't tried yet, lol - check out this fake vegetarian LOBSTER - he cracks me up!:

Vegetaraian Whole Lobster

I order from there a lot, I wish it didn't cost so much for shipping though. We have a big Asian grocery store in Orlando on Colonial Drive which carries some of the stuff, but not all of my favourites though.

Hey - I have a new painting (gee, really?).....

"Mildew" is her name - got the idea for this one last night when Matt was cleaning the bathroom. No - really! Does the mildew fairy every visit your house? I've shown "Mildew" here hiding in some dank basement, working her yucky spell. She even has a grubby crystal ball of decay. Great grimy greens and ambient lighting really make this piece "pop" right out at you, and it shows how everything - even moldy old mildew - can be beautiful! She's a big painting and very, very detailed - measuring 16"x20" - original acrylics on sheet of canvas. This original painting is up on eBay starting at just ONE PENNY with no reserve for a 7-Day auction ending the evening of Monday, February 11th at 8:24PM Central Time. You can see her below:



Click HERE to see my new"Mildew" ORIGINAL PAINTING


And yes, after many requests - my little "Hawaiian Volcano Fairy" is now available as prints, and they are on sale for only $9.99:

Click HERE to see my "Hawaiian Volcano Fairy" 8x10" Prints only $9.99

I'd better get back to painting! And trying to wade through about a thousand emails. If I owe you an email, thank you for your patience - I try to get back to everybody eventually =)
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From: allroads
2008-02-05 04:21 pm (UTC)
Have you got anything...tiki?
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[User Picture]From: ulaluma
2008-02-05 04:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the veggie links - MUST MUST must check that out. Specially the vegan ones.

Your new piece looks great (--- as always!)

Here in Tennessee it's about 70 today, so it's comfortable.

We live on a brook right now, so I get to hear the (loud) froggies singing all day and night. :o)

HAPPY MARDI GRAS DAY.

I have some Louis Armstrong playin'~ :o)


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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-02-18 10:40 pm (UTC)
They really are a fantastic website - FAST shipping too. I'm addicted!!
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[User Picture]From: redrevvy
2008-02-05 04:52 pm (UTC)
OOOh... LOVE it... look at those eyes! XD
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-02-18 10:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jayde!!
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2008-02-05 05:08 pm (UTC)
oh man! I could use a little of that weather. It'd be nice to throw open the windows & have a nice breeze right about now (it's cold & rainy--I know! SHOCKING for Seattle! hee hee)
hmmmm...thanks for the link, I'm going to check out that fake ham...that sounds pretty good!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-02-18 10:40 pm (UTC)
The fake ham is awesome!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2008-02-05 06:36 pm (UTC)
I absolutely love her! =)
By the way, what type of stuff will you have with you at Mega-Con so I know how much money to bring. LOL!! =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-02-18 10:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much Jess! I'm sorry I didn't get back to you earlier - LJ has not been emailing me my comments! =P

Oooh! I'll be bringing a lot of stuff, I have a big double booth this year =)

I'll be bringing several original paintings - framed, hopefully a couple of my extra cool ones - some never-before-seen as I'll be debuting them first at MegaCon! I'll be bringing a ton of my canvas prints - already stretched and ready to hang (I only do those for shows, so they're only available at conventions, not online). I'll be bringing my little statues/ornaments (like the hanging ones) from Pacific Trading (my first series at least - I don't think I'll have the second series in stock in time to bring to MegaCon unfortunately). I'll have my books - including my NEW "Portfolio One" books - I have just a few that I'm bringing, weeks before the online orders ship, so the MegaCon guests will see it first! I'll have a BUNCH of my Cameo necklaces to choose from too! I'm also bringing various stickers & stuff like that.

Then for regular prints - I'll have all sizes, hundreds to pick from. I have a special 4x6 photo size I only do for shows & conventions (only $3 each) - tons of them too. A great thing about when I do conventions is I price everything like I would if they were on sale, so everything is a lot cheaper than it is online, too.

I'll probably bring other stuff I have lying around as well =)

I look forward to seeing you there!!!

XOXO
Jasmine
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[User Picture]From: whitbethit
2008-02-05 06:59 pm (UTC)
80 degrees and sunny?

I'm dying for that kind of weather!

Today it's -47 and UGLY! I hate Alaska sometimes!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-02-18 10:46 pm (UTC)
It is kind of weird being able to swim all year round - I'm from Kansas City originally, which has cold snowy winters, so Florida feels like nonstop summer to me.

I've still never been to Alaska - but it looks beautiful (but cold!).
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[User Picture]From: pixiewildflower
2008-02-05 07:57 pm (UTC)
Aw, wonderful new paint. *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: pixiewildflower
2008-02-05 07:58 pm (UTC)
I mean painting.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-02-18 10:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you Pixie!
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[User Picture]From: idgirl97
2008-02-05 08:07 pm (UTC)
I should buy a portrait of the Mildew fairy & hang it in my bathroom lol
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-02-18 10:47 pm (UTC)
Lol! Not sure if she'd keep away mildew, or invite more to join her!
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[User Picture]From: alohashark
2008-02-06 12:43 am (UTC)
LOL Jasmine re: Veggie World, I posted about them a year or two ago, I wandered in there on one of my Chinatown Jaunts, the ladies in there are the real deal, I truly believe that the celery mushroom dumplings (I think that's what they are, frozen and handmade and just fantastic) are THE BOMB and most certainly are some grandma's secret recipe, if the shipping is really expensive, give them a call and figure out a plan with them - perhaps there is some quantity or frequency of ordering that would reduce the shipping fee - I believe they make all their own products there or at some Industrial private veggie kitchen of their own nearby - if you are ever in NY I will show you where it is if you like, there is no place to eat in there, there are just these freezer cases and these busy ladies - I believe it is a family owned operation (best type !) In any case, you might bring some of the cooked items as a sample to your local asian grocery store in Orlando and try to get them to carry Vegetarian World's products - then no shipping !

Just checking momentarily - hope you and Matt are well and got the photo I sent for the holidays. I am busy beyond belief, not painting at the moment but quite happy - the work I am doing is very creative in its own way also.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-02-07 02:37 pm (UTC)
Very cool! Actually I think I might have found out about them through you originally - I know I found them from another LJer and bookmarked them, and finally got around to ordering a few months ago. I am blown away! Haven't tried the dumplings yet, I'll have to give them a shot too.

Oh my yes - I actually posted to you last month (probably got lost in the shuffle!) - we have Balto grinning from our refrigerator now, in between pictures of nieces & nephews =) Always makes me smile!
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2008-02-06 11:04 pm (UTC)
YAY for nice weather. Send some up my way too!! ;P

I LOVE Mildew!!! (the faerie not the icky stuff. :P) Those boots totally kick ass!!! And she's so gothy punky cute!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-02-18 10:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much Dawn!!!
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[User Picture]From: jenocide
2008-02-08 05:50 pm (UTC)
Wow...that veggie lobster is just priceless! I was also amused by the veggie sunny side eggs. :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-02-18 10:47 pm (UTC)
It's pretty funny! It almost seems like a gag gift to send to friends a joke, lol.
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[User Picture]From: breathing_hard
2008-02-10 07:25 pm (UTC)
Mildew is FANTASTIC!

I'm currently obsessing over your framed Alice painting. *Drool* So gorgeous!

Your work never fails to impress me, which probably explains why I have multiple prints in every room in my apartment. Hehe.
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[User Picture]From: breathing_hard
2008-02-10 07:26 pm (UTC)
Ps; I'm totally going to order from that site sometime. It looks delicious. The lobster cracked me up.
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[User Picture]From: tagscats
2008-02-12 01:35 am (UTC)

regarding tattoos!

hey there! I didn't see a comment section on your last few entries, but, wanted to tell you that your tattoo flash is awesome! Yes, I'm a big-time tattoo lover, currently working on an asian sleeve, and just wanted you to know that your work translates really well to tattooing. :-)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-02-18 10:49 pm (UTC)

Re: regarding tattoos!

Thank you so much!!! I love tattoos, but don't have any myself yet, hehe. It is a huge compliment for me whenever I see somebody with one of my tattoos, I love it!
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-02-17 04:03 pm (UTC)

mildew

this painting is awsome!!she is soooooooooo, cute 'Bravo'
her eyes are striking!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-02-18 10:49 pm (UTC)

Re: mildew

Thank you so much!!
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