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Good afternoon! [Jan. 25th, 2004|12:31 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Busy hitting the email this morning...... how fun! ;P

Going through orders and figuring out what needs to be sent out tomorrow, etc. etc.

After I do a decent amount more of work, I'll get some painting done! I want to do a cute piece for Valentine's Day - I'm trying to do more holiday/seasonal paintings this year, since I always get requests for those and they are very popular as prints, etc. I can't believe I'm actually going to remember this time, lol.

I think I might start on my long-awaited-but-regularly-mentioned Zodiac series (another one that would be great for prints!!!). I still haven't decided for those if I should make it more realistic (like the Moon Maiden style) or more stylized (with the wide-eyed little cutie style) or something completely different. Hmmmm..... any thoughts?

I've also been thinking about more seriously pursuing the Tarot Deck. I've had several false starts there, and none of the cards are ones I'm particularly happy with.... I'd really like to eventually get something like that published. I'm still not sure if I want to make it a "traditional" Tarot deck with all of the familiar cards and meanings, or if I'd want to do some sort of other oracle setup, and create a whole new system of card reading, maybe with 30 cards or so. Or maybe some cards based on runes, or an illustrated I Ching..... not sure! I'll let you all know as it progresses.

Okay - back to work! I'll post the link when I start painting!
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From: art_by_lindsey
2004-01-25 09:56 am (UTC)
Hehe, that's funny, I had just decided to start my Valentine's piece last night! I think a zodiac series would be awesome--it seems like you haven't done your "wide-eyed little cuties" as often lately, so maybe you could do them in that style? I like both so either would be cool :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-01-25 10:01 am (UTC)
I think I'll make my Valentine's Day one with a big-eyed stylized girl on it - that'll be a cute one =)

I might do another Valentine's Day too, a darker one maybe with a more realistic girl and some bloody hearts or something, lol. I've been sorting through some of my old pieces (really old, like from high school!) and some of those old pieces really had some great ideas in there (there was one with a girl clutching a human heart to her bosom, and I'd like to see what I could do with that now...). I think I'd like to re-do a lot of my older pieces really, since my art skills have improved a lot since then. In fact, I might even go look at some of the old Valentine's day cards I made for Matt when we were dating =)
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From: delphineart
2004-01-25 10:22 am (UTC)
OH !!! I think it's all super cool ideas ! really !! !

As for Valentine day cards, that makes me remember there was a contest at school from when I was 12 to 16, valentine's card contest and the winning card would be the one that is going to be printed and used by all the students during the valentine's day week at school LOL ... of course, the goddess I am ( but of course ;-p ) won them all mouahha so each years, people sent Valentine's card I did AND I always drawn Kevin and me on it LOLLLLLL I should find an old one and scan it ... that was sooo funny lol ! ^_______________^

I'd love to see you re-doing your older pieces, I think it would be a real blast on ebay since some of them are now become pretty famous ! ^_- Valentine 'themed' pieces would be so cool too, my current portrait turned pretty romantic, there is a little pixie on my shoulder and he just gave me a rose, and I'm counting the petals like 'he love me, he love me not, he love me .. ' I think it's going to be my only 'valentine' one for this year .. anyway, with the sutpid postal delay I got recently, nobody could have my art at time for Valentine .. :-(

P.S. Tarot deck would ROCK !!!!!!! have you ever seen Yoshitaka Amano tarot cards ? they are just ammmmmazing !!! ^_________^
http://mangaart.com/_id/amano/tarot/amano.jpg
http://mangaart.com/_id/amano/tarot/amano2.jpg
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-01-25 10:39 am (UTC)
Oh yes!!!! I will scan in some of my old work - I have some from even 10 years ago, lol! I'll be a lot of people would like to see that, and some of it isn't very good, but it would give you all a good laugh!!!!

Oh - those are beautiful! I love Amano - I haven't seen those before!
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[User Picture]From: darkagony
2004-01-25 12:26 pm (UTC)
i saw some Jessica G. art as Zodiac fairies series last time!
it will be great to see from you too! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-01-25 12:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, I don't think they'll be faeries!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-01-25 12:42 pm (UTC)
I think maybe I will make "Aquarius" a mermaid, since it's for water!
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[User Picture]From: darkagony
2004-01-25 07:41 pm (UTC)
ho,i dont know who is Aquarus,but i will know him if you will paint :)
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[User Picture]From: darkagony
2004-01-25 07:52 pm (UTC)
sorry,im so silly! Aquarius is an Zodiac sign.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-01-25 08:28 pm (UTC)
Oh yes! Do the Zodiac signs have different names in French? I remember when I was a student in Germany they all had different names for the signs!
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[User Picture]From: darkagony
2004-01-26 08:21 am (UTC)
yes of course,
i am( Aries = Belier ) and chinese Zodiac i am an Horse
( Gemeni = Gemeaux ) you hehe
( Taurus = Taureau )
( Leo = Lion )
( Cancer = Cancer )
( Libra = Balance )
( Scorpio = Scorpion )
( Virgo = Vierge )
( Sagittarius = Sagittaire )
( Capricorn = Capricorne )
( Aquarius = Verseau )
( Pisces = Poissons )
all is there i thinks :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-01-26 08:58 am (UTC)
That is very cool! Thank you for telling me!
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From: faerieshine
2004-01-25 01:15 pm (UTC)
What an AWESOME idea! I would ABSOLUTELY want own any kind of cards you did! What a fantastic idea! I still would love to see a birthstone series from you though. I know you spoke about that a while back, and you paint stones SO well!!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-01-25 01:18 pm (UTC)
I'd love to get something like that published - I'd even use it for myself to do readings, lol!!!

Hehe - I used to be such a big nerd about rocks & stones. I had a big rock collection and used to even have a rock tumbler, and I'd polish stones I'd find and set them in jewelery and stuff!!! I was thinking about maybe doing a piece based off of Malachite - this stone here - I think it's one of the most beautiful things found in nature, and would fit in with my typical colour scheme well!
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From: delphineart
2004-01-25 01:27 pm (UTC)
Oh yep !!!!! You really should do rock and stones serie !! I can already imagine the way you could paint them, as 'flashy' as your fairy eyes, that would be stunning ! I also think everybody would love to own a print set of that serie or even a calendar or someting !! ^_____^ ( or a stickers serie ^_- ) I remember you talked about stones idea couple time ago, and I'm sad I haven't seen them yet ... ! XOXOX
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From: faerieshine
2004-01-25 01:28 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful stone! It is so amazing if you really think about it, the stunning patterns, colors, and texture in nature. That stone makes me think of absinthe for some reason, lol. I'd like to do more research into the properties of it.

LOL how cool! What an awesome hobby to have! You actually set them in jewelry? Where would you find all the stones? I actually had a stone collection when i was younger, but they consisted of stones bought in actual stores. I wouldn't even know where to begin looking for stones!

I would think the card world could really use a mind like yours to create the cards. I can't begin to tell you how tired I am of "traditional tarot". I do like Faery Oracle, but I honestly think cards based on the I-Ching would be EXTREMELY interesting. I can't wait to see what you come up with!
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[User Picture]From: ms_chevy_pickup
2004-01-25 02:34 pm (UTC)
Hi! I emailed you from Australia the other day about 4 prints and just got your reply.. anyways to the point - YES DO ZODIAC SIGNS :D and just between u and me... :P Scorpio rocks! What starsign are you?
Anyways, I think zodiac signs would be a mad hit! DO IT DO IT DO IT! :) I'm excited!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-01-25 03:01 pm (UTC)
Hehe - I'm a Gemini!! And WHAT a Gemini - I'm nuts!!!!
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[User Picture]From: alohashark
2004-01-25 02:46 pm (UTC)
tarot deck a great idea, my first instinct is to explore the regular deck in your own signature style.
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From: lilackat
2004-01-26 10:15 am (UTC)

Zodiac Series!

The Zodiac series would be a wonderful hit! I'd say with the wide-eyed little cutie style! :D
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