July 8th, 2005

Marie Masquerade

Back to work!

We had a wonderful time visiting my family up in Kansas City!

We drove up with Chris & Amber in our van, and we stayed at Kachina, James & Theodore's house. We had a birthday party for Chris & Amber (their birthdays are close) at my dad's house, which was a lot of fun.

We got to see Matt's sister Sarah & her little girl Cielo - we brought Kachina along with us so Theodore could play with Cielo - it was really cute!

Fourth of July was awesome as always - we had a picnic with my mom's side of the family in the morning, and then in the afternoon/evening we went to St. Joseph to my grandma's house for our yearly gathering (we kind of use July 4th as a family reunion day for my dad's side of the family). We bought tons and tons of fireworks and I blew up so many of them - fun! We "modified" the little rolling tanks and had tank battles that got a little crazy. In the evening we set off the big sky stuff, there were some good ones this year. We also got to meet my Aunt Pat's new horses and my grandma's new dog, all of which were really cute! And of course we ate a TON of food (vegetarian cookout stuff, tons of other stuff).

We also got to check out Sonya & Paul's new house - it is awesome, and it's frickin' huge!

Then we had a birthday party for Amber & Chris at my mom's house, with yummy Chinese food.

I forget what all we did on our trip - we saw lots of relatives and it was pretty action-packed! When we drove back, Amber & Chris drove down their Jeep (it was still in KC from last month), and Matt & I came in the van. We had their pet degu in the back, lol (he was still up in Kansas City too).

Now we're back home and I miss everybody =( And I have so much work to do! I've been trying to sort out emails this morning and I'm going to take a break now to do some painting!

I have some canvas prints to paint and then I might work on some minis! I'm still in a kind of dazed "I've-Been-On-Vacation" mood, so I'll probably wait until tomorrow before I start any full-sized paintings, hehe.

Pretty soon though I will be working on a *giant* commissioned painting! And I do mean giant - by anybody's standards. It will be 60"x48" (that's 5 feet across!). That's larger than I normally accept for commissioned projects but since it's for one of my favourite customers, I couldn't refuse, lol. That will be quite an undertaking!

For now though, I'm working on some little minis =) Sometime soon I might try some ACEOs too (I've been getting an incredible number requests for those from people who collect them!).

All righty - off to work I go! You can peek in on me HERE on my webcam!
Marie Masquerade

Lots of NEW ART & eBay stuff!!!

All righty!

I've got a bunch of new stuff on eBay!

***First off, IF any of you guys aren't yet eBay members, and are interested in joining or learning more about eBay (it's free, the only requirement is that you are at least 18 years old, and it's one of the only ways you can buy my original paintings and take advantage of my SALE prints!), please first click below:

Jasmine's eBay Link!

To register, click on the "register" link at the top of the page. Also check out the "Help" tab - it will answer all of your questions regarding eBay, how it works, about safety, how to join, etc. And I get a referral if you join after clicking that link, hehe!***

First of all, I have the new #01 Limited Edition Hand-Embellished Canvases...:

"Invoking the Eclipse" #01 Canvas Print

and

"Wicked, Tricksy and False" #01 Canvas Print

Then I have some great new tiny little MINI paintings! Click on the titles below to see them (hopefully they haven't sold already and you can grab one quick!):

"Bird Skull"

& "Blankly Pink"

& "Swampfly"

& "Golden Butterfly"

& "An Impish Glimpse"


And then I have some great SALE PRINTS!!!

To see them all together, click HERE!

Or individually, click on the titles below:

"Wicked, Tricksy & False" 8x10 print $10 and "Wicked, Tricksy & False" 12x16 print $20

&

"Invoking the Eclipse" 8x10 print $10 and "Invoking the Eclipse" 12x16 $20

Whew! Enough eBay plugs for the night! I'm off to try to tackle the mountain of email that accumulated over my holiday vacation!

I hope you are all having a wonderful evening =)