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Painting! [May. 22nd, 2003|02:27 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
So - after a day of fun yesterday and a morning today of running errands and whatnot, I'm finally settling down to paint =)

I've finished "Collecting Herbs at Twilight"! It's a new 14"x18" piece I've been working on and off on. It's up on my webcam right now! It's a fair elfin maiden/priestess type girl among some greenery, holding a small plant.

I've got a few other pieces started - I'm not sure what I'll be working on next. I might do some miniature paintings - I've been looking on eBay and there is an entire category just for mini paintings - I had no idea they were that popular - some people only collect miniature paintings - it's cute.

I also might do some watercolours - I haven't done any watercolours for months - maybe some mixed media pieces - I'm feeling creative =)

We watched one of our new Netflix DVDs - "The Fairy Faith" which is a great documentary about "real" faeries, ancient faerie religions, etc. It has a great interview with Brian Froud also and shows a lot of his artwork =)

OK - of to work! I'll be working pretty non-stop for the next few days. We're leaving on Wednesday to go to Amber's wedding back in KC and I need to get some work done to have on eBay while I'm gone!
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2003-05-22 01:26 pm (UTC)
oh cool! i was wondering if you were going to do some watercolors or not=) im excited to see them.

i didnt know there was a whole category just for minis, how fun!
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[User Picture]From: erikasfriends
2003-05-22 02:23 pm (UTC)
"Herbs at Twilight"? Twilight is my favorite time of the day!!! Please tell me more x=)

I was thinking of doing miniature portraits too (for commission) but I haven't decided how small. The awesome thing about it is if the piece isn't going well it takes one swipe of paper towel to start over LOL! Of course in your case, I haven't seen you reject a piece yet.

Supertraget huh? Are they giving SuperWal-Mart a run for their money? Don't spend it all in one place! Have fun! x:D
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-22 08:10 pm (UTC)
SuperTarget is awesome =) They have a MUCH better selection than a usual Target, with lots of furniture/decor and a wonderful grocery store. The one here has tons of inexpensive vegetarian foods (meatless meats, etc.) which is great for us!
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From: lilackat
2003-05-22 04:39 pm (UTC)
I missed "Collecting Herbs at Twilight"! It says "Be Right Back" now. =(
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-22 08:17 pm (UTC)
Hehe - I started painting, and then Matt decided not to pick up a shift at work today so he had the day off and we goofed around all day, lol. Don't worry - I'll be painting almost non-stop for the next several days! I'm actually just now starting again for awhile tonight~
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From: lilackat
2003-05-23 05:07 pm (UTC)
That's okay, you are entitled to goof around! =)
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-05-22 06:55 pm (UTC)
I would love to see you do some mini paintings! I've painted a few really small paintings and they were a lot of fun! I actually sold a few for more than my larger paintings! That was a big suprise!
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From: faerieshine
2003-05-22 09:25 pm (UTC)
A whole category just for minis? WOW! I had no idea! I guess I'll list my flower minis in it. What is the number if you don't mind me asking?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-23 09:03 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure of the number - I searched "mini* painting" and a lot of them seemed listed in the one category. I think it might be under dolls/miniatures: artists offerings - or something like that...
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From: faerieshine
2003-05-23 10:28 pm (UTC)

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Oh yeah! I think I've seen Carrie list in that category before. I can't wait to see your minis! Did you say you'd have a BIN option? Hmmmm... What time will you be putting them up exactly? It is my goal to own a Jasmine original if it KILLS me, lol.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-25 02:24 pm (UTC)
Hi Kayti!

Probably right around 8:00pm Eastern Time. The "Buy-It-Now" for both of them will be $35 each =) I'll post links in my LJ asap after I list everything!
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From: faerieshine
2003-05-25 09:26 pm (UTC)

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Of course I was asleep at 8:00...=P Oh well, I'll just have to order prints! I'm going to send you an email after you return from your trip bc I want to get a print of each one of your "Arcane Ritual" paintings. I absolutely adore them!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-27 09:14 pm (UTC)
Certainly! Just drop me an email whenever you'd like to order them =)

I'll probably add them onto my website store not long after I get back as well.

Speaking of which... I desperately need to pack...
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From: faerieshine
2003-05-27 09:19 pm (UTC)

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Hehe- Go pack! And have lots of fun! Are you the maid of honor?

I can't believe you are driving instead of flying! That is a LOOOONNNGGG trip which you made only a month or so ago...=(

I'll send you an e-mail the second you get back! Thanks Jasmine!!!!!=)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-27 09:50 pm (UTC)
She's having a simple outdoor ceremony, performed by a judge in a beautiful park! No maids of honor or flower girls or anything, hehe.

This drive won't be near as stressful - I'm actually looking forward to it. I've got a clipboard and some coloured pencils I'm taking in case I get inspired!
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From: faerieshine
2003-05-27 09:57 pm (UTC)

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You can draw in the car? Wow! I always get a headache if I do that.

That is the kind of ceremony I want as well. I'm not religious, so I feel no need for the "Traditional" wedding. Hehe- Zach and I were thinking of going to Vegas to get married. Although the last time I went I lost about $400.00 on those stupid slot machines!!! MAN are they addicting!!!

Well, have fun! And drive safely=)
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From: intricateartist
2003-05-23 09:35 am (UTC)
Yea! Do minis! Then maybe I can afford to own an original Jasmine!! : D

I missed your pieces, are you adding them to your site yet? can you post pics? pretty plleeeeeeze? I don't wanna wait to see them til next week! :P
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-23 09:06 pm (UTC)
Hehe - I think I might scan them in tomorrow (I've just about finished the new Alice piece!) and post them. Otherwise, I'll be listing them all at once on Sunday evening!!!
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