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Painting! [Aug. 15th, 2003|02:02 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Wheeee- just mailed off half a zillion things at the Post Office =P Why did they make me fill out custom forms to ship to an APO military base? I ship to APOs every week and I've never been asked to fill out customs forms =P

I'm painting - watch me here!

I'm working on a new Tiki piece, with a cool Tiki god sculpture and a little Tiki girl. Maybe some neat tropical plants. Not sure what I'll do after that - I've got a bunch of ideas =) I might wait a couple of days before posting anything on eBay though, to wait for the whole blackout situation to straighten out.
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[User Picture]From: rubidia
2003-08-15 11:36 am (UTC)
Yeah I had to do that once! I guess is to keep track what comes in and out of the military bases!
Oh another Tiki..I felt in love with little Pele! from you last tiki painting!
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From: ariaelf
2003-08-15 11:47 am (UTC)
Oh oh... I may have to ship something to Belgum soon. Darn... what all do you have to state on those customs forms? That sounds so incredibly tedious and annoying... =P
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-08-15 12:07 pm (UTC)
You have to write the contents (usually I just put "Printed Matter") and the approximate price/worth. It's a general courtesy to just mark a low price, say, the price of the materials (like $10 or $20) and to mark it as a "Professional Sample" or "Gift" (there are little boxes for you to mark). This way, the bidders won't have to pay outrageous customs charges upon delivery!
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From: ariaelf
2003-08-15 12:46 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh okay. Gottcha. Well I'll have to take this piece down to the post office and pay for it through the teller, so I'll see what she asks me to do. Of course I would never put the full price of the auction to discourage my bidders =P But it's pretty cool though, I sold somethign from my store to a fan in Belgum! Whee =)
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-08-15 01:47 pm (UTC)

Customs forms

I KNOW! I've mailed tons of things to my brother when he was in Iraq, and one day they made me fill out a customs form. The only explaination I received was that you don't have to fill one out if it's under a certain weight. I hope he doesn't have to pay charges for it, I was just sending him his own clothing and possessions... and a little candy.

-kelly howlett
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From: winterswitchery
2003-08-15 01:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, whenever I've shipped into Canada, I just fill out both addresses (mine and the recipient), total value (usually..under five bucks) and mark it a gift. And certify there's nothing dangerous and illegal contained within.

Of course..once it arrives in oh say, Eastern Canada, the postal service up there has beaten it up within an inch of it's life.
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2003-08-15 08:45 pm (UTC)
oh !!! what is that youre painting now?? it looks really cute=)
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[User Picture]From: waltzingdog
2003-08-15 09:30 pm (UTC)

It's "Name that tiny image"!

Ooh! What is that painting? I'm seeing a Maneki-Neko with a friend, in a snowstorm.... (I could be nuts) :-P
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-08-15 09:33 pm (UTC)

Re: It's "Name that tiny image"!

You have an incredible eye!!!!

It is indeed a Maneki-Neko in a snowstorm! (That sounds like a punchline for a joke or something....)

For some reason I painted a snowy scene, and I thought it was crying for a magic snow kitty, lol.
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[User Picture]From: waltzingdog
2003-08-15 09:37 pm (UTC)

Re: It's "Name that tiny image"!

Ooh! Ooh! What do I win? (giggles)
I've had Maneki-Neko on my mind... since we named the new pooch Niko... Hey - take a break and go outside and see Mars if you can - it's so COOL and so very ORANGE!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-08-15 09:38 pm (UTC)

Re: It's "Name that tiny image"!

Oh wow! I'll go out and look!
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