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Elfwood!!! [Jul. 30th, 2003|11:30 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
The moderators published my changes at Elfwood! I've added so many new pieces! I hadn't updated in almost a year (gasp!), so a lot has changed!

Here it is - fellow Elfwood members are welcome to make comments there (sorry to everybody else, but I had to turn on the anonymous comment filter):

http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/loth/j/a/jasminetoad/

Let me see.... yesterday I did some boring computer stuff, some commissioned sketches, nothing too interesting. Matt didn't work, so I had fun with him and took a very long walk around Celebration with our new giant umbrella (it never rained, but it threatened to the whole time....).

Today we have to go to Downtown Disney to get Matt's new Castmember ID, and run some other errands. I will be painting tonight though - and all day tomorrow. I leave on Friday morning to go back to Kansas City for Annie's wedding (but I'll be back on Monday - just a quick visit). Matt has to work though, so he'll be here, probably posting about how he misses me =( We are not separated very often. After we dated a few weeks, I think I've seen him every single day for the last six-and-a-half years. =(

OK - gotta go - I'll post my webcam link when I begin painting tonight! I've got a zillion new paintings in my head that can't wait to get out on canvas....
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[User Picture]From: rubidia
2003-07-30 09:00 am (UTC)
Good all your art work got accepted! I posted a comment!
I think it's a good idea that you made members only! (comments)
Well have fun at Kansas..hope you will come back safe
<3 :)
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[User Picture]From: la_lune
2003-07-30 09:12 am (UTC)

Six and half years!

That's so wonderful, Jasmine. Dave and I hate being apart. We're done with being seperated. I've gone back home for visits without him and I'll never do it again because it was too hard to be apart. He's my best friend and my favorite person to be around. I'm so glad you and Matt have that, sweetie. I can tell you're soul mates. I wish more people could find their soul mate. We'd live in a much nicer world.

*hugs and kisses to you both* xoxoxox

~Lani

P.S. I'm gonna go look at your Elfwood gallery. I just set Dave's up yesterday and he's going to upload his pictures soon. I think I'm going to set one up for myself too. I've got a fairly good collection of art now. I can't wait to share them with everyone here. If you have any advice about Elfwood, we're all ears. ;)
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[User Picture]From: novemberhour
2003-07-30 09:17 am (UTC)
I don't think Matt and I have been seperated for more than a couple days since I came home from England, and definitely not longer than a day since we got engaged (isn't that odd phrasing, we got engaged? it's probably incorrect somehow. I'm not sure engagement is a quality you can get)- lately, we're only seperated by work, and we definitely preferred working together. I believe it will always be this way- and I look forward to a lifetime of it.

We're sad that Matt can't come- it is very sad to be seperating you two! But we'll see him later this year, right?

Oh, I really liked the Little Pele painting. Are you going to do other little goddesses? You could do a little Kuan Yin and put in a little kitty Kuan Yin with her just for fun...
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-07-31 08:18 pm (UTC)
I would love to do a Quan-Yin (or Kuan Yin or Guan Yen or any of the million ways to spell her, hehe!!!) painting! What a wonderful idea - I should paint a series of little goddesses - how adorable!! Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-07-30 09:23 am (UTC)
It looks great! Wow they did your ticket fast! Mine went through a few days ago. I've actually gotten a few really nice comments too. I put the anonymous comment filter on too. I don't feel like having my feelings hurt ;) I know you understand.
Here's mine...
http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/loth/t/i/tigerpixie/tigerpixie.html
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From: intricateartist
2003-07-30 01:15 pm (UTC)
It looks great, Jasmine! So successful & so young. I am constantly impressed by your talent!!

I'm sorry you guys are going to be apart this weekend. : ( You seem like the storybook "two peas in a pod" kindof a couple.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-07-31 08:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much =)

Yeah, we're definitely the two-peas-in-a-pod type. I miss him already =(
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From: intricateartist
2003-08-02 04:35 am (UTC)
I hope it wasn't too awful (the missing part) - and I hope you're having a nice snuggly homecoming!! (Cause I figure you'll see this when you get back!) : )
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-08-05 02:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you! We are having a wonderful time snuggling - there's a thunderstorm outside, and we walked to the corner grocery store with our new giant umbrella. We bought some candy =)
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From: art_by_lindsey
2003-07-30 01:28 pm (UTC)
Yay, I'm gonna go look at your elfwood gallery! Aw, that's so cute about you and Matt! Ryan and I are like that too but we can't live together so we sometimes have to go a few days without seeing eachother, I know how painful that is! Have fun in KC!
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From: ariaelf
2003-07-30 04:56 pm (UTC)
Wow, how cool! Your gallery looks great. I really need to do mine. So whats the deal with the annonymous filter? What happened that made you want to turn it on? (so I'll know if I need to turn it on also =P) Don't tell me people actually run around posting stupid stuff for the hell of it... althought I guess I wouldn't be too surprised..
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-07-30 05:37 pm (UTC)
Hehe - you wouldn't believe some people! I had a big post about it a while back on LJ - I almost deleted my whole gallery. I was getting literally dozens of nasty, nasty, hateful comments on my Elfwood gallery. Every day! I would go through and delete all of them each morning, but it got to be a hassle. There were a lot of personal attacks too - not even related to my artwork (mostly on my appearance, weight, assumptions about my personality, the college I went to, my family, etc. - some of them led me to believe it was either someone who knew me in real life or somebody who read my LJ, I'm not sure). I don't know if it was just one person, or if it was several people together (I couldn't find a way to log IP addresses on Elfwood), but it was absolutely ridiculous and hurtful. Along with that, I started getting a lot of hatemail associated with my Elfwood gallery, and I was getting fed up. Then some of my LJ friends told me about the anonymous comment filter and I haven't had any problems since! Most of my hatemail has tapered off (well, the vast majority of it) too. It's sad that I had to do it, but it's better than dealing with idiots like that (talk about too much time on one's hands!) or deleting my hard work in my gallery!!
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From: ariaelf
2003-07-30 06:30 pm (UTC)
My god.. thats just sickening. I mean, I can understand someonthign not being someones cup of tea, and I can critisise a few artists who's totoally abstract work looks like it took 30 minutes to throw together that sells for a few hundred on ebay, but I would NEVER take the time to personally insult them or anything! I mean geez, if you don't like it, ignore it.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-07-31 08:26 pm (UTC)
Oh I know! I mean, I see stuff I don't care for all the time, but it would have to be something pretty terrible before I'd make a personal comment on it! Somebody told me "If you didn't use your fat ugly face for a model maybe your paintings would go for more than a penny!".

Lol, I thought about taking the time to explain that I'm actually doing pretty well for myself, and that the starting bid of an auction is often not any indication of the closing price, but I thought I'd just delete it rather than encouraging them. Bleah.
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From: ariaelf
2003-07-31 10:46 pm (UTC)
Wow, what a sick thing to say. You have a unique and beautiful look, which I think is very mysterious and works wonderfully for faery creatures - not to mention that artists who do a lot of self-portraits are imortalized in a way, and many are very admired for them like Frida Khalo and some of Dalis work. Gees thats so stupid they said that... where did they get the idea that you were overweight? You're about as skiny as I am - and I could stand to gain some pounds. Anyway, if it were ME I would SO be writing them back long scathing emails... laugh but thats just how I am. I'd be sending them links to the auctions of mine that ended up for the highest prices, or rebelling and doing a series of really obvious self portraits and making sure to email them the final values of the auctions when they're in the hundreds of dollars. Blah. Stupid people.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-08-05 02:56 pm (UTC)
Lol - thanks!!! Hehe, yeah, I'm a size 2/3 - hardly overweight! Maybe it's just because I have a round face, hehe. I think they were just trying out random insults in an attempt to elicit a response =P
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From: ariaelf
2003-08-05 03:27 pm (UTC)
Yah thats pretty dumb. Cause I was going to say, you're probably my size and I keep trying to eat more cause people think I'm going to get blown over by the wind or something =P
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[User Picture]From: erikasfriends
2003-07-30 06:17 pm (UTC)
Don't know where you find the time or desire to be so prolific and do your PR, answer all email, police your web pages and post on boards and be a wife, etc.!!! Me thinks you have a sweat shop of faeries somewhere helping you with all this (well except for the wifely things of course)!!!

But the real question is, where have you been hiding this little gem?


It's awesome! =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-07-30 06:25 pm (UTC)
Ah, I have only one poor quality scan (it doesn't look too bad at that small a size, but it's not printable by any means). She was a little piece I did based on a figure drawing when I was a sophomore in college (1999?). I sold her on eBay for about $8.00 almost four years ago. I wish I still had her.... or at least a decent enough scan to make a print from =( That was back before I made prints and I had this terrible little scanner.....
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[User Picture]From: erikasfriends
2003-07-30 07:54 pm (UTC)
Wow what the heck was I doing those days that I wasn't looking at Ebay for art? At least your art ;)

Umm looks like Elfwood doesn't like hosting photos for other sites to show (picture not showing). Anyway, yeah I'm sorry you didn't have a better scan too. I have bad scans of my old work that are gone because I didn't know I'd benefit from BIG SCANS since I was more worried about keeping my files sizes down those days. My images were for web use only =\
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-07-31 04:31 pm (UTC)

hi there!

Hey Jasmine! this is Alison.I love elfwood it's so fun. I think it's cool you and Matt are with each other so much and your not apart much. Me and my husband are the same way. Before we were married we saw each other everyday. It's been 5years now that we've been married and happilly and it just keeps getting better. So, more power to ya both! Have fun at the wedding. I love weddings it's like something magical, otherworldly is going on that you just can't explain. People cry at weddings that normally don't ever cry. Anyway, have a great time.Take care,Alison the blue twinkling star*
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-07-31 08:48 pm (UTC)

Re: hi there!

Thank you!!! I might get a little teary-eyed. I'm very close to my cousin Annie, and my husband and I played a little part in her dating her fiance (a wonderful guy). They are both so perfect for each other. I keep thinking about how far we have come since we were all just little girls playing together, and now we're all married =)
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