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[Sep. 30th, 2002|05:22 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
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[music |matt playing "Super Mario Sunshine"]

bleah, not feeling that great today. i've been all headachey and sad. i should get my bank statement next week so i'll be able to send in our apartment application soon. i'm very anxious, and afraid that something will go wrong and they won't approve it. i'm sure my worries are groundless, but they still make my stomach hurt. i keep reassuring myself that even if they decline our application i can still have my dad co-sign with us and we'd still get the apartment. besides, we've never had problems getting apartments before and i have great credit. it's just that i have my heart set on a specific one and it seems too perfect. bleah. in a few weeks i'll know for sure (maybe they'll even know when we can move) and i'll be fine. in the meantime though... i should just fix myself a cocktail so i can relax ;)

i've got a new "vampire nymph" (#3)painting done (and another in the works). i'll put #2 & #3 up on eBay shortly, after my other five auctions end tonight. here's #3:



oh - more art news. one of my regular buyers on eBay is a fellow in the UK who owns an art gallery. at first i was apprehensive that someone was purchasing my art for resale, but it is really a good situation. he owns "The Dragons Gallery" and it is in Bristol, England and deals in fantasy art. he wins my auctions and then sells the paintings at about a 30% markup online and in the gallery. the way i figure it, galleries generally take 40-60% off of the top, so i'm actually getting the better deal here. and a lot of exposure as well. he's even going to link to my site from his - so that's pretty cool. you can see his site (there are some nice prints and art books from other artists there as well) here: http://www.thedragonsgallery.co.uk

it's funny - i have had tons of bidders in the UK. the publishing company that is featuring me in their book next year is also out of the UK, and now i'm in a gallery there - it makes me happy to know i'm appreciated in England (i've always had a fascination with all things British).

matt just got off the phone with his sister Sarah. we're going to go to their place for dinner next monday. she's going to cook us dinner (mexican food, since her husband is from mexico). matt made sure to tell her to call us in case she had any question on which items were "vegetarian-safe" (ie no lard, chicken fat, etc. - the stuff they sneak into seemingly meat-free food). i wish that the FDA would have food companies put a little "veggie-safe" stamp on ingredient lists for packaged foods (like how they now make companies put the nutritional information on stuff, or how many products have the "kosher" stamp). they could have one stamp for vegetarian-safe and another for vegan-safe. it would save everyone a lot of trouble (and me a lot of time at the grocerie reading tedious ingredient lists). that way people like my grandma wouldn't have to worry about whether or not the salad dressing has anchovy paste, or if the cookies have beef tallow in them when she's preparing dinner for us. that would be awesome.

anyway - i need to get my auction stuff done.
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[User Picture]From: shyfayrie
2002-09-30 10:15 pm (UTC)
Oh WOW...I am loving your set vampires too!! They are really awesome. The most captivating part is the feeling in the eyes! - Very intesnse.
Yay for you about the gallery in Britian and the whole weblink thing and everything! That must be really exciting for you!!

Have you heard of caffepress? You should have some of your art on there! I think it would totaly sell!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2002-09-30 10:37 pm (UTC)
LOL! i was at cafepress.com earlier this evening! how weird!

in the past i've used cafepress a few times to make gifts for my family, mugs and mousepads for myself, etc, and i hadn't been there for probably two years. i just was thinking today that i should put out some merchandise. i uploaded my logo, but i haven't put any items up yet. once i get it all up i'll put a link on my website (and i'm sure in my LJ too). i know my family will probably give me some business, and perhaps some other folks as well...
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[User Picture]From: shyfayrie
2002-10-01 07:10 am (UTC)

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haha, that is weird!!
Oh, so youve actualy ordered things from them? I have an account from years ago, but I never put stuff up. I always wondered how the quality of stuff came up.. So is it good quality?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2002-10-01 07:44 pm (UTC)
they have some very nice things! it is very professional looking. the prints look exactly like the image you send them, so high-res is important. they have a cool "poster" option there now too, so if you don't have a large format printer at hand (or if, like mine, yours only goes up to 13"x19" size) it might be a cool way to have big posters & prints made. i've bought their coffee mugs (which look sharp!), but it was before they were dishwasher safe and they faded. i notice now that they proclaim "dishwasher-safe" on their mugs, so that fixes the only complaint i've had. i'm thinking about maybe getting a clock done, just for myself (since i don't have any wall clocks and $10.99 isn't bad!).
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