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Paperwork.... [Jun. 22nd, 2004|11:56 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
So far it's been a pretty dull paperwork day today =P

I completed the copyright forms for my latest batch of artwork - now I've got that accomplished feeling that I always get when I know all of my current artwork is nice and registered!

I had licensed "Absinthe Afternoon" to be on an album cover, and had completely forgotten about that until I got the check in the mail today - woohoo!!!! >^___^<

Now I've got to burn some files, etc. for a new, top-secret, book project ;0) And a couple more for another project ;0)

And then onto some email answering/order processing.

We're about a mile away from the Post Office now, so it's a good long walk. It'a a very pretty trek though - I like it! I'm about ready to get a bike any day now (a present from my family!), so that will make it easier. Either way, it's good exercise.

Well - back to work =P The webcam may be off and on today since I'll be burning files!
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[User Picture]From: gossamerfaery
2004-06-22 09:10 am (UTC)
"Absinthe Afternoon" would make a perfect album cover! It is still one of my favorites! Can you tell us which album? All of these secrets! LOL Well, I'm glad you're working on book projects! I just hope one of them is a book that is ALL your work!

My post office is a mile away too. It's a good thing though because it is probably the only reason I leave the house these days! LOL
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From: winterswitchery
2004-06-22 09:14 am (UTC)
Ours is about a mile away too, although I can ship from our big Meijers department store unless it's international (or I need insurance and the like). It's such a pain to get to though, so I call my grandma up and brave her maniac driving x.X I don't get there very often..LOL

I'm still waiting to see The Art of Faery around here because I've even been into Barnes and Noble in Lansing and they've NEVER heard of it nor does the title come up in their database :( DOoooooh LOL
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-06-22 09:19 am (UTC)
That seems very odd - their database is based on their website, and it brings it right up:

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?WRD=art+of+faery&userid=UN320hci3D&cds2Pid=946

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[User Picture]From: gossamerfaery
2004-06-22 09:45 am (UTC)
Crazy blue hair behind the seat! LOL

You know, even though you would think B&N would have consistency from store to store, my dad has told me the same thing about one of them in his area. I cannot remember which faery book it was at the time, but they couldn't find it in their database but it was on the website! It doesn't make sense!!

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From: winterswitchery
2004-06-22 09:47 am (UTC)
Noo, my grandmother has fairly brilliant RED hair, but yes she's crazy ^~

Yeah I don't understand, you'd think I could find it in at least one bookstore around here. Or in Lansing like I tried. Granted I do live in Cow Country, but even Cow Country has SOME things.
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[User Picture]From: gossamerfaery
2004-06-22 09:57 am (UTC)
LOL!!

My dad actually goes to his little local bookstore, and he asks them to order all of the Froud stuff and other faery books. They are pretty amazing! Once in awhile they can't find stuff, but a title or a publisher usually is enough for them. His local bookstore is also the art store! LOL
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[User Picture]From: artistchick
2004-06-22 10:29 am (UTC)
A bike should be really fun, especially if it's as pretty as you say. =) Maybe you could go exploring with it! It'd be so much easier to go farther out than when walking. =)
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[User Picture]From: 67_chevelle
2004-06-22 11:50 am (UTC)
You can share your "Top Secret" stuff with us!! *wink* You know we won't tell!! Hahaha j/k

All this sounds so exciting!!! Really interested in the album cover. Please let us know when the album comes out so we can run out and buy it!!!
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[User Picture]From: bandit_art
2004-06-22 12:20 pm (UTC)
When you file copyright forms, do you have to pay the $30 fee (or whatever it is) each time you submit something?

I want to start filing my copyright forms, but can't afford that every time. I mean, I don't even make enough for each of my works to pay that per work, lol.

Thanks and good luck getting everything done! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-06-22 03:49 pm (UTC)
Yep - it's $30 for the VA Short Form. BUT - if you submit them on a CD you can squeeze several pieces on the disc, and only pay the $30 once - just title it "Tanya's Fantasy Art Collection Volume 22" or whatever!
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[User Picture]From: bandit_art
2004-06-22 08:37 pm (UTC)
That is a great idea! Thank you!

When you submit a CD, is that the only form of "identity" you need for it? What constitutes as published work? Does selling artwork on eBay qualify as published material, or having it on a web page? Can you still license rights and all that good stuff? I mean, it is your copyright...right?

Sorry to bug you with it, but I don't speak lawyer!!! ;)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-06-23 06:37 am (UTC)
Hi Tanya! Licensing doesn't involve transfer of copyright - you still own the copyrights, but you're just letting somebody else use the image with your permission - when you license something you sign a contract stating such,etc.

When you fill out the Form VA from the Copyright Office, it goes through line by line in an attached document explaining what everything means, hehe - it's very simple!

Copyright law already states that "Copyright arises automatically once an original effort has been started and some aspect of it has been fixed in a tangible medium (including those for use with computers)." So basically that means, as soon as an image is completed (the paint dry, the photograph developed, etc.) it is then copyrighted. It is NOT necessary to take any further steps - the image is protected and legally belongs to you! But just for peace of mind (also since I do licensing, etc.) I always go ahead and register. That way if there was ever a court case I could just look up my copyright reference number and that woud solve it then and there (saving time, money, and court costs).
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[User Picture]From: bandit_art
2004-06-23 02:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, okay! Thanks for all the help!!
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From: skullcowboy666
2004-06-22 01:07 pm (UTC)
My favorite painting of yours is going to be on an album cover? Too damn cool!!!
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[User Picture]From: hobopeden
2004-06-22 03:40 pm (UTC)
Jasmine Becket-Griffith.....artist? Or secret agent?

I still havent done anything for the Aesops Fable book have you? The deadline is closing in. I should really start cracking on it.LOL
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-06-22 03:43 pm (UTC)
I've got mine started - I'll probably be working on them all week to get them in on time!!!
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[User Picture]From: hobopeden
2004-06-22 03:48 pm (UTC)
Hey this is off topic sorta, but how many pieces of art can you copyright with one form? Because its $30. So can you do as many as you want for $30? Just curious.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-06-22 03:50 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what the limit is - I usually do it every couple of weeks with my most recent paintings, burn them onto one single disc for the $30 fee, and then title it as a "collection".
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[User Picture]From: hobopeden
2004-06-22 03:52 pm (UTC)
Well thats a smart Idea! Thats better than one at a time, I was going to send in prints too, I didnt know that you could send a CD. I'm a moron. Too new to all this.LOL
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-06-22 04:40 pm (UTC)

Hey, I'm an artist and...

I would love to start my own web based art site. I REALLY need a mentor. If I could show you some of my work and tell me what you think and how to get started I would be so very greatfull! thank you for your time.

Teena
skatzy69@hotmail.com
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-06-22 04:52 pm (UTC)

Re: Hey, I'm an artist and...

Hi Teena!

Pleased to meet you!

I'll email you asap!
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[User Picture]From: alohashark
2004-06-22 06:32 pm (UTC)
oh, you should so *totally* get a bike, it is a ton of fun and great exercise and Matt can get one too. If you get a bike rack, you can take the bikes to all sorts of great places and have great bike rides on your days off, it's a great activity to do together ! So much more fun than going to the gym when the weather is fine.

And, I would bet that there are a ton of great bike paths around your home ... Florida is very bike friendly.

I *love* riding my bike with friends here in the North, and we did a 9 mile afternoon ride this week. It was great fun and great exercise ! A good bike to get is a mountain bike, it may not go quite as fast as a racing or touring bike but the thicker tires are a little better for gravel and unexpected patches of sand, which you may have a lot of, depending.

To carry stuff, of course everyone is familiar with bike messenger bags, which can hold a lot of packages for the trip to the post office. Or a picnic LOL.

Don't forget the helmets ( very important ) a little bell to get pedestrians out of the way LOL and ... very important, a water bottle that has a holster that clips onto the bike ( especially in florida ), and a good bike lock ( we don't need locks here but any urban place you will ).

I have a Trek mountain bike, and have had it for a zillion years and am still *really* happy with it. :-) There are a ton of places online where you can get every conceivable accessory for bikes as well.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-06-25 06:18 pm (UTC)
Yep yep!!! I want all of those accessories, lol!!! We've got about 13 miles of bike trails right here in little Celebration even - a lot of them are nifty wooden boardwalks that wind through the wetlands (ie, swamps) which are chock full of lush scenery and wildlife. From our new house there is a great trail that takes the scenic route through the woods all the way to downtown Celebration (where my bank, post office, etc. is!) - I can't wait!
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[User Picture]From: alohashark
2004-06-27 04:10 am (UTC)
a trail from your new house to the post office ... how cool is that ?

OK, now I have to go shopping for bike accessories ... I don't have the little bell and now I just must have one ... LOL ...
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-06-23 05:51 am (UTC)

Nice to meet you!

I really want to do this, I've been drawing and painting for about 13 years. and the funny thing is im only 18 years old! haha! My father and his father were both very talented artists. Some people say that i've fell down the artist tree, hit every branch on the way down and STILL ended up holding on! :) I would really like it if you could help me start up my art store! I love and admire your work. I really think you'd be a great help in this process!

Teena
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-06-24 10:56 am (UTC)

here my other e mail isn't working

Try thomasandteena@hotmail.com Thanks, I'm sure you're busy.

Teena
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