Jasmine Becket-Griffith (jasminetoad) wrote,
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
jasminetoad

Argh - my EYES!

Damn my eyes! Once a year I get stupid allergies where my eyes just turn red and swollen and hurt, and thist is my "time of the year" I guess =P Awful, awful. Claritin and my eye drops do NOTHING. I can't even touch my eye to put in my contact lenses. And without my contacts I have some glasses which give me headaches (despite being feather-weights or whatever they are called, anything at all is too heavy and will induce migraines) but I am just too darned BLIND to go without anything =P I feel so yucky and frumpy. Looking at the computer too long with these stupid glasses makes me go all cross-eyed, ugh. But I'm not the sort of person who can just zone out in front of the TV when I'm sick, so I'm just going to PAINT instead ;) Please forgive me if I stray away from painting from time to time - I might take a few breaks if my headache/allergies progress =P

Not sure which one I'll work on now! Lots of ideas lined up! Since I've limited my commission intake, lol, I feel a lot more liberated and I'll have a lot more time to come up with new originals and that kind of thing. I feel like I've got more time on my hands now that I'm only going to do a couple of commissions a month (and only pieces that fit into my typical style/genre). I'd like to get a few more smaller pieces up for auction at eBay, and then I'd like to maybe do some extra BIG detailed pieces to put in my eBay store at higher pricetags. I've been reading a book on Hieronymus Bosch and I've been flirting with the idea of doing a "diptych" or "triptych" (two or three paintings sold in a set that go together!). Like a faerie painting spread over three canvases, the figure in the middle with the wings on the side canvases, or a mermaid whose tail covers a couple of canvases, etc. Or maybe something Bosch-like, like a re-telling of the Garden of Earthly Delights, etc. Hmmmm..... Too many ideas....

I NEED to go buy some more brushes - my brushes are shot. I actually did a lot of the details in my last painting with the END of the brush rather than the bristles, lol, since they were so fuzzy.

I entered "Entrance" into the EBSQ World Mythology show - you can see it and the other entries HERE (there are six pages in all to scroll through!). Sorry - only EBSQ members can vote! There are a lot of very cool entries there. I also want to try to do a piece for EBSQ's "Aesop's Fables" show - I still haven't decided on "The Lion and the Mouse" or "The Hen and the Golden Eggs". Hmmm.... Well, at least I have until the end of the month!

Oh yes - congratulations to my brother-in-law Chris! Your auction is kicking some arse! With 10 hours left -woohoo!!!

Okay, I'm going to go paint very cautiously, hehe - you can peek in at me HERE - I'll probably be working on and off throughout the day =)
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