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Good morning!!!!!!! [Apr. 8th, 2004|10:47 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
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Ah, beautiful day, as usual ::sighs dreamily::

I'm so excited!!!!!!! My sister Kachina and my little nephew Theodore, and my mother and her boyfriend are all coming to visit next week!!!!!!! I can't wait!!!

I have SO much I need to do before then! I'm going to write it all down here so I won't forget:

*Finish two commissions
*Update website
*Update eBay store
*Send out more copyright stuff
*Send off paperwork and file to Spectrum
*Update Epilogue Gallery
*Update Elfwood Gallery
*Get email under control
*Buy a crib (for Theodore)
*Buy a stroller (for Theodore)
*Buy diapers (for Theodore - KACHINA - what type should I get?)
*Go to the bank
*Finish some new original paintings to sell on eBay
*Buy groceries
*Make dining reservations

So...... lots of shopping, painting and computer work!!!!!!

I am going to finish up the painting I'm working on now - "Strangeling's Secret Garden" - it is turning out so beautifully - I worked on it all day yesterday, morning until night. It's HUGE - one of the largest paintings I've done (other than commissions) - 24"x18"! I think it's probably one of my best and most ambitious paintings so far!! I will probably finish her today, and after that I'm going to force myself to get some computer stuff done so I don't end up trying to get it all done in one day and having a nervous breakdown, lol. I'll get to my email and stuff later tonight too =P

In the mean time - you can watch me work on "Strangeling's Secret Garden" HERE on my webcam!

[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2004-04-08 08:11 am (UTC)
that is so nice, you guys are going to have so much fun! is this the first time your mom has come to see you guys in florida?

ooh, the new painting is looking awesome! you havent done a standing figure like that in a while have you? the last one i can think of was that one digital you did a while ago.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-04-08 08:26 am (UTC)
Oh no - she's come down quite a lot actually - I think this is her third or fourth time, hehe. She actually has an annual pass and stuff at the Disney parks. Kachina's been down a LOT - I'm not even sure how many times, lol! This will be Theodore's first though!!!!!

Yeah - I was just thinking about that - I don't do a lot of standing figures, right in the middle of a scene - usually they are sitting, crouching, hiding, etc. for some reason!
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[User Picture]From: 67_chevelle
2004-04-08 08:13 am (UTC)
Good Morning Jasmine! Wow, so much stuff to do. You really need an assistant. I don't know how you manage to do it all.

The Secret Garden painting is so unique. I just love what I can see of it!!!

When will they announce the winner of the EBSQ show? I can't wait to see how your entry does. In my opinion, It should Win!!!! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-04-08 08:28 am (UTC)
Good morning! >^_^<

I think the voting on the show ends this weekend, and then I'll know! If I'm one of the artists picked I'll then be doing three more Aesop's Fables illustrations, for an EBSQ book project!
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[User Picture]From: boogarshadow
2004-04-08 09:10 am (UTC)
HOW EXCITING!!! My family lives far away too and I dont see them much I have 3 sisters..no brothers.. How old is the baby? A Graco Pack and Play is about $50-80 depending on where you get it (I would check walmart if it's close to you if not..Target..Toys R us/Babies R Us is too expensive!!) IF he is at least a few months old and isnt too slouchy..you can get a nice umbrella stroller for less than $30--the nicer ones that lay down are upwards of $80+ and if it isnt a present she takes back with her..Umbrella stroller will last for when the little munchkin gets older! Some even come with an attachment for the infant car seat! Hopefully that will save you a trip! Just a thought..I am sure your sister knows what she wants for her little one..I am Jealous..I LOOOOOOOOOOve babies..make sure to give him lots and lots of kisses...*jealous*

Anyways!!! LoL...That painting looks GREAT!!!!! I bet it will do really well!!!! (like any of them DONT lol) Good Luck with all of your HUGE list!!!!
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[User Picture]From: boogarshadow
2004-04-08 09:15 am (UTC)
Dont forget baby wipes(pampers "one-ups" makes REALLY nice Lavender ones now)!!! Baby Wash & Powder (Johnson&Johnson makes Vanilla&Jasmine scent that is SOooo nice!!!!)Formula? (if she uses it) babyfood/cereal? Oh *sigh* so nice to have a baby around the house before they turn into THAT ::points to Gina Jumping wildly on the bed:::: Thomas is Sick today so he is sleeping it off...
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[User Picture]From: sunkachina
2004-04-08 09:33 am (UTC)
For diapers, we use Luvs. He is size 2. You probably should buy the "Mega" pack which has 72 diapers, it is about $10.99 at Target. Also buy a package of baby wipes, the brand doesn't really matter, the 80 count should be fine. Also, could you get a box of Gerber single grain rice cereal? That's the only real food he eats yet. I can bring his shampoo and baby soap with me so you don't have to buy that. Thanks! Theodore and I are sure looking forward to our visit!
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[User Picture]From: boogarshadow
2004-04-08 09:44 am (UTC)
Oooh is that your baby???? HE IS ADORABLE!!!!!! What a CUTE smile!!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-04-08 09:54 am (UTC)
Awesome! Thank you Chichi! Mom told me what kind of crib & stroller to get, so we'll go out to Target and get everything!!! (LOL - people will probably think I have a baby, hehe!). Should we get a Diaper Genie too?

Awww! It's so cute to think of him eating little foods now!
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2004-04-08 02:04 pm (UTC)
jasmine's getting practice shopping for baby stuffs *hint hint*

totally joking with you hun...you are all going to have sooo much fun. It will be quite a crowd but i am sure you will enjoy. Oh how i want to go to disney land...maybe i can convince for our honeymoon to go there. actually as i understand it the place has been picked and is being reserved and we are to be happy as i hear it. i cant wait though.

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[User Picture]From: princess_lilam
2004-04-08 02:48 pm (UTC)
"jasmine's getting practice shopping for baby stuffs *hint hint*"


It's funny, I would not even think about buying such things, good thing she remembered though, otherwise the baby would be very uncomfy

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From: (Anonymous)
2004-04-08 02:51 pm (UTC)

She's got LEGS!!!

Jasmine, I love the way you create faces, but it's a rare treat to see one of your subjects all the way down to her feet!

Great-looking background too. Can't wait to see it on eBay!

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-04-08 02:56 pm (UTC)

Re: She's got LEGS!!!

LOL! She does - she's got two of them even, hehe!!!! I'm trying to better incorporate my figures into their environments - I get stuck in the rut sometimes of cropping my figures off to the edges - crouching, hiding, etc., lol!
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[User Picture]From: _boxinghelena
2004-04-08 03:01 pm (UTC)
OoooH! Can't wait to see the whole thing! Love the cracked stone column thingy!
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[User Picture]From: wobblesnorts
2004-04-08 03:09 pm (UTC)
Oh my---the list---but at least the list sounds better than mine! Well--i'd rather get the emails---i will tell you what---i volunteer to help you out---i am at your service---send the emails to me, mark them JASMINE ON ALL in the subject line and I will tend to them with my ever beautiful kind of words!!!!! Oh my----maybe you will end up having a nervous breakdown---but you can say its your new robot software's fault??!!!!

I am anxious as always to see your Secret Garden painting---i can't see much in the camera. Laura
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-04-08 03:29 pm (UTC)
Lol - you are a sweetie!!! >^_^<

Hehe - that's the problem with these big paintings (this one is 24"x18") - I can't fit it all on the camera, lol!!!
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[User Picture]From: wobblesnorts
2004-04-08 03:56 pm (UTC)
What kind of secret garden stuff are you putting into the painting??? are you almost done?? I can tell it will be an awesome painting!! with lots of details!!! Is any of Labryrinth stuff going to be in it???? I love that movie!!! That movie is one of my favorite movies--i have a CD of it and plus that one song STILL keeps in my head---I believe that might be the only music i like from him--maybe--i have to hear every word to like the song, though......you see now you have to deal with one more email LJ!!!!!! LOL I am a pain in the ass!!!! Love ya Laura
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