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Good morning! [Mar. 31st, 2004|10:56 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Ahh - got some boring stuff done this morning, and then Matt unexpectedly came home - a lot of people canceled their appointments today, so he's got the day off!

So - we're going to go spend some time at Disney's Animal Kingdom today! >^__^< I know it will probably be uber-busy since it's during Spring Break, but I want to go visit some animals! I got to see my sea animals at Sea World the other day, now I want to visit my land animals, lol. I like having so many animals I can go visit so often - it's almost like they are my pets!

When I get home I'll post the webcam link so you can watch me paint! I'm working on a couple of commissioned pieces, and probably some other originals as well. I'll also be painting up some new hand-embellished prints! For the next eBay ones I think I might be offering my Alice paintings in the limited edition format. And I'll be putting the remainder of the other runs I've sold the #01 numbered prints (so #02-#25) up in my eBay store too!

Hehe, enough about that - I'm going to go visit my gorillas now!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day!!!
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[User Picture]From: fragirl
2004-03-31 08:13 am (UTC)
Say hi to the monkeys! Tell them to bring back my red rubber ball they stole from me :P
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[User Picture]From: enm_princess
2004-03-31 10:45 am (UTC)
Hello. I live in Celebration also. I just went to your Ebay store, and your paintings are absolutely amazing. Props.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-03-31 06:31 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you! Welcome to my LiveJournal!
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[User Picture]From: rubidia
2004-03-31 11:59 am (UTC)
Have fun!!!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: crypticvitality
2004-03-31 12:13 pm (UTC)
What is a hand-embellished print?
One time I had turned on to see your web cam and I noticed you doing somthing to one of the paintings you did some time ago, the one with the wolf, I wanst sure if you were doing somthing to a print or painted a replica for someone.
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2004-03-31 02:15 pm (UTC)
they are cool-really really cool. but i will let jasmine tell you about it:-)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-03-31 05:50 pm (UTC)
My hand embellished prints are limited edition prints on canvas, which I then paint on top of (with my usual acrylic paints), which are then painted with a giclee varnish and backed in the oven (to heat set the ink, paint, and gloss to make it UV and water tight). They look just like paintings - it's a very cool process!!
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[User Picture]From: crypticvitality
2004-03-31 06:43 pm (UTC)
Wait, that doesnt make sence, why would you print it out and paint it again when its already there, are you adding stuff to it?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-03-31 06:52 pm (UTC)
Lol - it's actually a very common process in the art reproduction world ;) That's what are typically sold in places like Thomas Kinkade or Wyland galleries, etc. (just search hand embellished prints or hand accented canvas on Google and you'll find a million of them). Here's an example of one of my hand-embellished prints:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20158&item=3711924172

The point behind it is to create a very unique kind of print, that is in a way "original". It looks identical to an actual painting, since it is embellished with actual paint, has the same texture as a painting, and is even on the same kind of canvas. Even as an artist I am hard-pressed to tell the difference between a hand-embellished canvas print and an original painting. It is hand-embellished, meaning that a lot of the highlights and details have been re-applied in paint. The original signature from the original painting is digitally removed before creating the canvas prints, and then I re-paint a new signature (and date, and number of the edition, etc.) in paint in its place. It's a good option for people who missed out on the original painting, or can't quite afford an original, etc. etc. etc. I'm going to make some for myself to keep, lol, since I kind of miss a lot of my old favourites =)

They are rather time consuming though - a lot of work goes into each print (each one takes a couple of hours).
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2004-03-31 06:56 pm (UTC)
i wanna play with paints-*goes and digs out trustie finger paints*
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[User Picture]From: crypticvitality
2004-04-01 08:07 am (UTC)
Ahh, I see now thanks for explaining it to me. It does sound like a cool idea.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-04-01 10:23 am (UTC)
Certainly! It really is pretty neat. I'm so excited for myself too - I'm making prints for myself to keep, and I might even put them on canvas stretchers (it's actual canvas that can be stretched) - it's so much fun!
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2004-03-31 06:54 pm (UTC)
hey girlie-i was just looking that the ebsq thing for that aesop's fable contest that you entered and i think there were only 3-4 others that i liked other then yours. I like how a couple of the lion and mouse ones turned out - but it seemed like everyone did the same thing almost. which is fine..but i really like seeing how people could interpret the stories themselves and make them into a really beautiful peiece(one of the hen and the golden eggs actually was a little odd to me-where they are gutting the chicken ...definitely different.)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-03-31 07:06 pm (UTC)
Hehe, we only had three fables to pick from, unfortunately (The Lion & the Mouse, The Hen and the Golden Eggs, and The Hawk and the Nightingale) - none would have really been my personal choices, hehe. I don't usually paint a lot of animals, but it was a lot of fun to do! I was first going to paint The Lion and the Mouse, but sooo many people kept doing it, I didn't want to get lost in the crowd, lol!
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2004-03-31 07:08 pm (UTC)
yeah-that is what i was sort ot thinking-they really gave you guys a limited scope in which to paint from. I think that is why it had to be harder for people to come up with things that could be much creatively different then another person when those stories are mildly short and simple in terms of fables.
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[User Picture]From: ms_chevy_pickup
2004-03-31 11:58 pm (UTC)
RE: Aries Fairy
JASMINE!!! that is sooo awesome!! Question... I realise that Scorpio is ages away... but I was thinking of getting a tattoo.. with "Navin inwir ëar" which translates to "i deem fairies exist" in elvish.. but I want to have a small fairy underneath/on top of the words ... I was thinking I might have my starsign incorporated into the fairy somehow.. even if its just a "scorpio" tattoo on her shoulder... not sure - because yeah my starsign and fairies are things that have always been part of who I am.. so just wondering when you might get the scorpio fairy done? Thanx darl!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-04-02 09:41 am (UTC)
That would be an AWESOME tattoo!!!!!

I'm definitely going to do all of the signs, and I'm going in order, hehe, so it will be just a little while before I get to Scorpio! You would be MORE than welcome to use her (or any of my other faeries) in a tattoo - I'm actually making a new page for my website eventually showing photos of tattoos inspired by my artwork!!! Let me see, Scorpio is the 8th sign, so it would probably be in the next month or two before I get to her, but I'll post it here in my journal the moment I finish!
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From: surrender_sadie
2004-04-01 06:16 am (UTC)
I hope you had a great time visiting the gorillas! Forbes LOVES gorillas! If we could have a couple as pets, he would! Hee Hee! :D
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