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Good morning! or Afternoon! Or whatever..... [Feb. 2nd, 2004|12:17 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I've finished erikasfriends's commission! She's below the cut here - just click on the link:



She's based on this cutie here:

Prints are available - just email me at JasmineToad@aol.com if you are interested!

I'm getting ready to do some painting right now - I'm currently working on a new self-portrait type piece, I'm not quite sure where it's going, but it's definitely NOT Pandora's Box (I'll wait to do that for a larger piece, this canvas isn't big enough to put as much detail as I'd like to!). You can watch me paint here!

The weather is sunny again, and gorgeous (that was a scary two days of drizzle, lol). Looks like they're calling for 80s again, and the same for the Keys when I go down there with my parents for a three-day weekend (leaving on Thursday night!). The Keys are just a few hours from here, so they're the perfect 3-day getaway. I need to get a new "shortie" (those foam rubber scuba-type suits) before I snorkel. I might wait until we go down to Key Largo - there are a lot of dive shops around there. Or maybe I'll hit one here in town, I'll see if Matt wants to go later.

I'm going to be sure to bring my camera on my trip! I'm really bad about remembering to actually TAKE PICTURES with it though, so I'm not making any promises ;)

I've still got a few days to go before I leave though, so I'm going to try to fit in as much painting as possible! I was just realizing that I really don't have time to put up my Valentine cuties as prints in time for people to get them for Valentine's Day =P Particularly since I'll be out of town. Hmph. I should have put them up at the same time as the originals - d'oh! If anybody would REALLY like one (or both)though, if you email me TODAY and pay by Paypal I can get them sent out in time before I leave!!! So if you want either of these cuties ("A Valentine Scorned" or "Waiting for My Valentine") just email me at JasmineToad@aol.com (same for paypal). They are 8"x10" prints at $13.99 each, Priority Mail shipping is $3.90 (I can ship multiple prints for the same shipping cost. It's about the same shipping for airmail/international too).

Okay - off to paint!
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[User Picture]From: gossamerfaery
2004-02-02 09:57 am (UTC)
She turned out BEAUTIFUL! The Jasmine touches are very nice:) I wonder what the lil cutie in the picture will think? She'll probably stare at it all day!!!!!!!!!

Well, thank goodness you guys made it through the drizzle;) I was starting to worry about you! LOL
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From: fairyart
2004-02-02 09:57 am (UTC)
I hadn't seen a "Valentine Scorned." It's really beautiful. Wish I could have done some v-day art this year (I don't think I did any last year...). Well, maybe next year.

Oh and that commission ended up gorgeous. I'm sure Erika is thrilled ^_~
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From: faerieshine
2004-02-02 10:00 am (UTC)
DAMN, and that is all i have to say about that ;) You know you are da MASTA!
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2004-02-02 10:18 am (UTC)
She's so beautiful!! I love those kind of backgrounds you do.
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[User Picture]From: julieta
2004-02-02 10:22 am (UTC)
Oooh she's soooo pretty!
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[User Picture]From: erikasfriends
2004-02-02 10:25 am (UTC)

Behold the perfect commission!

Isn't she perfect? The only requests I asked Jasmine were to put those awesome red colorings around the eyes,I said "She doesn't have to smile, and I said I liked the greenish coloring." But to me it looks like Jasmine also read my unconscious thoughts about the background, the red jewel, and the delicate wings! She's a psychic, our little Jasmine! I can't be happier with the commission!!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-02-02 08:33 pm (UTC)

Re: Behold the perfect commission!

I'm so happy you like her! =) Hehe, and I've already sold prints of her already! o_O

She'll be flying out to you first thing tomorrow morning!
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[User Picture]From: hawkamaka
2004-02-02 10:27 am (UTC)

Sweet

So sweet, she will love it! Sent you an email about the prints, just let me know. Your trip sound so fun. You really do live in the best place on earth. Glad you got your weather back, it is pouring here. Dark and gloomy!!!!! Yucky!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-02-02 08:35 pm (UTC)

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Thank you!!!

Hehe, I've painted lots of them for commissions, portraits, etc. Usually commission clients don't want me sharing their paintings (especially portraits, and especially portraits of minors), and I do respect that. Erika of course is completely willing and is even letting me sell hers as prints! I've noticed that fellow artists are always more than happy to let me share their commissions - I wonder why that is?
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[User Picture]From: jenacore
2004-02-02 11:23 am (UTC)

oh my!

I finally go the web cam link to work for me and I saw you painting that one. I love it! I always wanted to see you make younger fairy!
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From: delphineart
2004-02-02 11:41 am (UTC)
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!
ERIKA IS A LUCKY ASS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh this is such a CUTIE !!!!!!!! Well done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: alohashark
2004-02-02 12:11 pm (UTC)
one cool thing is sometimes those waterproof disposable cameras, you can take them INTO the water when you snorkel and get some incredible pictures ... my friends and I took some of those with us snorkeling in the caribbean and the pictures were pretty cool ... it doesn't shoot photos at great depths but just under the surface of the water when it's in a sunny clear spot, you can get pics of creatures and fish !
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[User Picture]From: chunkygoat
2004-02-02 12:35 pm (UTC)
I'm not a kid-person (they scare me, frankly), but she is absolutely ADORABLE. Nice job, Jasmine! ^_^
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[User Picture]From: caitygrl96
2004-02-02 01:25 pm (UTC)

prints

LOL - Jasmine should I pay for shipping or will you be running these prints by my house when you come down to the keys? =)
And I thought you were close to me before!!
Deana
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-02-02 08:40 pm (UTC)

Re: prints

Hehe ;)

Actually, if it was just me going (and not my parents, et al) I might stop by! After we buy ourselves a more dependable vehicle, we'll probably head down to the Keys a lot more - maybe we'll hang out sometime! I'd like to meet all of you LJers....

Out of curiosity, I looked at some real estate in the Keys online today - DAMN there is some waterfront property I'd like to have! Kinda pricey, but for what you get I'd say it's worth it!

I have distant dreams of buying a "vacation home" down in the Keys someday.... just a little place I could escape to from time to time... Of course, I've got to buy myself a primary residence before I go off looking at secondary residences, lol!
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