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Good morning! [Mar. 10th, 2004|10:38 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
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Let's see, not a lot happening here - woke up, did my Tae Bo, took a shower, trying to get my hair dry enough it won't drip all over my paintings, lol, etc.

It's another beautiful day outside! Actually it's one of the coldest days this year, lol, but it's still nice, hehe. Mid-upper sixties. The other day it freakishly got up to 92 degrees, which just kind of confused me!

Guess what? I'm going to paint a new installment of my long-running Alice in Wonderland series today! I know I keep saying that, and then getting sidetracked, lol - but this morning I had not just one, but *two* emails from customers asking me when I was going to do my next Alice piece, hehe, so I figured I had better hop to it! I've decided to do an illustration from the scene where Alice is falling (floating?) down the rabbit-hole after it looks more like a room, where there are framed paintings on the walls, clocks, etc. And (here's the clever bit) - the framed pictures on the walls will actually be little versions of my other Alice in Wonderland paintings - like a portrait of my Cheshire Cat, and a picture of my Caterpillar, or maybe even my Humpty Dumpty, lol! Cool, eh? Like it's foreshadowing her meeting the characters. And then someday after we get my frameshop set up maybe I could do a cool thing where I sell the prints together (since this one references the other paintings). I'm getting ahead of myself though, hehe - I need to actually paint it first......

I think I might make this one a bit larger than usual too - I want to put in a bunch of detail!

So you can watch me work on it here: Watch my Webcam!

From: klwillowb
2004-03-10 09:13 am (UTC)
You crack me up Jasmine, you are just like me always getting ahead of yourself. Sounds like a great piece though....I love pieces that include past works! This morning when I got up it was 35 degrees...we are expecting a hot day here today (or warmish) it is expected to get into the 60's!!! That's Portland, OR for you *grins* Have a good day painting...
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[User Picture]From: fragirl
2004-03-10 09:27 am (UTC)
That sounds like a FANTASTIC idea Jas! As always can't wait to see ;)

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[User Picture]From: _boogaloo_
2004-03-10 10:16 am (UTC)
it sounds gud :)lol clever idea with the mini paintings bit
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2004-03-10 10:18 am (UTC)
aaah, cool!! i cant wait to see this one, i will for sure be buying the set from you someday :)
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[User Picture]From: pookafey
2004-03-10 11:32 am (UTC)
I am watching the cam right now & she is looking so cute! She reminds me of a little goth Alice so far.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-03-10 12:33 pm (UTC)
I was just wondering what your favorite piece is that you did? I have been looking at them and it has been hard for me to find a favorite one, they are all so good. I can't wait to see the finish product of the one you are doing right now. She is turning out so beautiful.

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-03-10 02:21 pm (UTC)
Hi Nikki!!!!!!!!

Oh wow, I don't know if I could ever pick out a favourite!!!

Some of my favourites though are Green Goddess, Wood Nymph, Faery Folk Alliance, and "Swamp Spirit. And probably a bunch of others too, hehe.
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[User Picture]From: tourmalina
2004-03-10 01:26 pm (UTC)
Oh boy, a prequel!!! Just like George Lucas did when he created his series (kind of backwards). It would be so nice to have an entire book featuring your Alice series paintings.
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2004-03-10 02:03 pm (UTC)
That sounds so awesome!! I really love the idea of having your other Alice paintings in this one. That's really neat. I love anything Alice, so I can't wait to see it!!
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[User Picture]From: redrevvy
2004-03-10 03:34 pm (UTC)


Oh TOO cool! That sounds like a really AWESOME idea, with the pictures on the wall and such! You are so imaginative!! It's funny, I was going to do the scene with Alice falling too, after I got finished with my commissions, but in my 'ragdoll' style, if you know what it looks like. But I'll wait a while after you get your sold before I start mine 'cus I don't want to step on your toes in any way! (even though the ragdoll style is much different from yours --shhhh! your style is better!!!!-- ;) I'm off to the webcam to watch your amazing painting action!!! :P
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[User Picture]From: redrevvy
2004-03-10 03:37 pm (UTC)

Re: =^_^=

I LOVE her hair!!! Yep I'm already adding this one to my 'wish list'!!! ;)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-03-10 04:26 pm (UTC)

Re: =^_^=

Thank you!! Hehe, sounds cute - I'd like to see yours too!
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[User Picture]From: jaishi
2004-03-10 04:44 pm (UTC)
Wow Jas, this painting is going to turn out sooo cool!!!!
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From: ariaelf
2004-03-11 12:27 am (UTC)
Oh neat, you're doing Tae Bo now? Have you been doing it, or did you just start? I remember you mentioning that one of your sisters was into the martial arts and how you admired her for being really good at it =) Can you tell us some more about Tae Bo?

Good luck with it! I'm finally getting really into yoga myself - a long standing fitness goal/dream of mine =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-03-11 07:07 am (UTC)
Oh yes!!! I've been doing Tae Bo for a few months now - it's a blast!!! I had been doing it in the evenings, but this week I started doing it in the mornings, and it gives me so much energy!! I just jump right into it before I start painting or doing anything else. It's wonderful!

I'd like to maybe intersperse it with something low impact like yoga or pilates too....
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From: ariaelf
2004-03-11 12:52 pm (UTC)
Awesome... I'll have to do a search for it online to learn more =)
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[User Picture]From: ivytoad
2004-03-11 05:32 am (UTC)
i love your alice in wonderland pantings! i can't wait to see a new one!!
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