September 2nd, 2004

Marie Masquerade

Good morning!!!!!!

Another busy day!!

Let me see, I finished that custom painting - I've got just one thing to touch up on it and then it'll be all done >^__^<

We got Matt's PS2 last night, so now he can play FFXI with me! If I get my work done early today I'll try to squeeze some of that in.

Hurricane Frances is on the way, and shows no sign of letting up. We went to SuperTarget last night and everybody was in typical hurricane-frenzy, all of the water, batteries, etc. in town are of course sold out. We bought some diet Vanilla & diet Cherry Cokes, and some wine coolers though, hehe. I'm hoping that we won't lose power or have to worry about water, etc., but I'm still going to prepare just in case. If things move as the meteorologists suggest (like in this map HERE), Frances should be showing up here early on Sunday morning.

Let me see.... I started setting up a gallery at
ArtWanted.comArtWanted.com! You can see my little gallery here:

ArtWanted.comJasmine's ArtWanted Gallery

It's a really cool site, free to sign up (but you can pay for a "Premium Gallery". Kind of like a cross between Elfwood or Epilogue and one of those "Am I Hot or Not" sites, lol. It's for all kinds of art, and people can post comments and vote on a scale of 1-10. You can even sell prints through them! I just stuck a handful of pictures up there and I got in the Top Ten for the day, hehe. I'll stick a bunch more pictures up there when I get some more free time - I've already gotten several hits to my website from people who saw my gallery there. If anybody wants to sign up, ArtWanted.comdo it here and I get a referral credit, ;) It seems like a good source of exposure, and a great way to get instant feedback from viewers.

I'm trying my best to get some of my new products up for sale in my eBay store! I'm scanning in some of the postcards & lightswitch plates right now! On eBay I'm only selling the postcards in sets, not individually (because of the fees), but soon I'll have them on my website too, along with the t-shirts and the lightswitch plates (I think I might put the switchplates up on eBay too though, we'll see.). I'll post here when it's all ready!!

Off to work!
Marie Masquerade

Webcam down, briefly!

I'm burning some backup files onto discs - my webcam broadcast will temporarily be interrupted in the meantime >^__^
Marie Masquerade

Hurricane, New Custom Painting Auction & New Merchandise!!!

Meep - I've been watching the news, and Hurricane Frances is definitely on her (apparently it's the girl spelling of Frances, hehe) way!! The hurricane itself is approximately the size of Texas, and it's coming right towards us, so it's going to be pretty tough to avoid. Some of the coastal areas have been evacuated, and they're all coming to Central Florida (my neck of the woods) to escape the actual "storm surge" (where the ocean comes out over the land). But of course, being Labor Day Weekend, all of the hotels & motels are booked up completely. What a mess - the highways all through Florida are gridlocked from literally millions (about 2 or 3 million) people trying to escape =(

For my immediate area though, the safest thing we can do is just stay put. We're in an incredibly well-built new home with solid block construction and a couple of "safe rooms" (windowless central rooms). Our utility lines are all underground, and stayed on all through Hurricane Charley, so hopefully we won't lose any power, cable, phone, water, etc., at least I HOPE we don't. I'll try to keep you all updated here - if I seem to disappear or don't answer emails for a few days - you'll know why!!!!

Okay, first off, I have an original painting for sale! This is one of my "Custom" auctions!! Basically it is an unfinished painting - just the basics are there - a wide eyed girl in front of a starry night sky. The winner of this auction will get to tell me what colour/style to make her hair, what colour eyes she should have, what kind of clothes, and what kind of wings!!!!! She is an acrylic painting on a sheet of canvas and measures 9"x12". This is your chance to have an original painting customized to your specifications! It is up for a 10 day auction, starting at just one penny!!! She will be ending on Sunday September 12th at 7:09 PM and you can see her here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3746222943

And - more exciting news - I have some great new merchandise for sale!!!

I am offering my new postcards in sets of five (one of each picture - "Horned Fairy," "Hunger Pains," "Lost ..but Not Worried," "Red Vinyl Fairy," and "Two Headed Girl". Each set is only $10.00! These are professionally retailed postcards, on glossy cardstock, ready to send to your friends or to keep for your own as pieces of artwork! The postcard sets can be found here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=29432&item=2267560263

In addition, I now have decorative metal lightswitch plate covers for sale! They are great for brightening up any room, and are only $6.00 each. There are three designs and you can see them here:

Alice and the Cheshire Cat:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20581&item=4322539775

Pensive Fairy:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20581&item=4322540173

and Two-Headed Girl:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20581&item=4322540472

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I was hoping to start exploring Final Fantasy XI with Matty tonight, but we are still getting some big orders ready to ship out early tomorrow - we're getting everything we can out before the hurricane comes. ((heatherica - I'll let you know when we get set up!!!)).

Off to more work!!!