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Good morning!! [Aug. 1st, 2004|11:04 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Yesterday was so much fun!

First, we got our bicycles - we picked the old fashioned kind, without hand brakes or different gears, etc. Since Florida is so flat, there's really no need for all of that nonsense =P (That, and I never figured out hand brakes, lol).

We rode all over town - there are so many nature trails and raised boardwalks through the woods and swamps back behind our house - this place was made for bikes, it seems! We circled several of the lakes, rode to downtown Celebration, etc. Too much fun!!! Thank you so much to my family for giving me the gift certificates!!!!!!!

Then we went to nymphie & synthestatic's housewarming party! We had such a fun time - lots of good food, neat people, cozy house - a wonderful time. They had so much good stuff to eat - veggie burgers, all kinds of cheeses, berries & fruits, cakes, vegetables with dips, yumyumyum. They had three beautiful very nice kitties that lived there too. Thank you again for inviting us, Lesley!

I've got a lot of work piled up for me now though - great masses of email (I can't believe I got my inbox down to the double digits the other day - what happened???), orders to process, and I've got a couple of more commissions lined up that I will be working on shortly (I'm not sure if they will be on or off camera).

I of course will be doing a lot more original paintings this week - and some other work on a certain secret project (well, actually two secret projects, hehe). I would like to get some more paintings up in my eBay store at fixed prices too - I'm trying to do that more often. Especially coming up - next month's issue of Juxtapoz (my favourite art magazine!!!) will have an advertisement for my website in there, so I'd like to prepare for a possible influx of new traffic. I already had to upgrade my webhosting this month again - two months in a row I had come within just a few MBs of exceeding my bandwidth, so I thought I had better.

Right now though I need to go out and run some errands with Matty - I might be painting "on cam" later this evening though (or I might be working on some other projects "off cam" - we'll see). If I am I will post the link here =)
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[User Picture]From: gossamerfaery
2004-08-01 08:25 am (UTC)
Congratulations on the new bikes! I have all of the nonsense on mine;) LOL People in Boulder are the serious biker types with the outfits that match their bikes and everything. I still don't match, but I had to get all of the fancy gears so I can get up the hills!!
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[User Picture]From: alohashark
2004-08-01 08:31 am (UTC)
congrats on the new bikes !
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From: goodwitchzinna
2004-08-01 08:44 am (UTC)
I've thought about buying an ad in Juxtapoz but I'm not sure it would do much for me, especially since I enever really have a backstock of stuff ready to sell. It might be good for the xposure,t hough. Let us know how it works out for you! I have to admit I get all peeved at Juxtapoz because they feature so few female artists, except for the usual suspects.

I miss my bike! I used to live on a riverfront years ago and rode my bike every morning! It's too treacherous around here - too much traffic!

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-01 08:51 am (UTC)
I'll let you know how it goes! I agree - not enough girls in there!

That's part of the reason I'm trying to stock up my eBay store with some fixed price stuff - too often I won't have any actual originals! I'm never able to have a booth at a fair or a gallery show or anything because I always auction off my originals. I figure I could stick one or two piece in my store each week and that would help.
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2004-08-01 09:03 am (UTC)
What fun!! I've been wanting a bike for a long time to go riding with Ian. Yours sounds like the kind I would probably want.

Secret projects!! :) Yay! I can't wait to see!!!

Take a lookie at my most recent post when you can ok ;)

xoxoxox
Carrie :)
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[User Picture]From: virtualcardsuk
2004-08-01 03:03 pm (UTC)
Hey :)

Just had to say thanks for making me smile with your userpic! That is such a cute kid and love the facial expressions! :)

Warm wishes.

Steven
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Virtual Cards UK
http://www.virtualcards.co.uk
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2004-08-02 08:57 am (UTC)
Hi Steven! Thanks so much :) That's my little Angel. She 2 months old. Just to show her off a little more, here's my newest picture of her....
http://www.livejournal.com/users/tigerpixieart/126272.html?nc=14

You have a lovely website!! If you ever need any cat art for your virtual cards let me know ok ;)
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[User Picture]From: virtualcardsuk
2004-08-02 10:31 am (UTC)
Aaaaawwwwww!! :) You've done a great job in PSP there with your Angel!

Thanks for the kind comments about Virtual Cards UK. I've just had a look and would be delighted to add your art to the site! :) I like to keep an email record any time someone grants me permission so if you could email me at artists@virtualcards.co.uk just confirming it is ok to use some of your art on the site that would be great! :)

Gotta tell you though, I am waaaaayyyyyyyy behind on the updating, LOL! Have some secret projects in the offing that are taking up a lot of my time! :) Massive update coming soon though! (like 10-15 artists! LOL)

Warm wishes.

Steven
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Virtual Cards UK
http://www.virtualcards.co.uk
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-02 06:41 am (UTC)
It's a great bike for Florida, very simple and no fancy gears or anything.

Hehe, always with the secret projects..... One is the big one I posted "friends only" earlier, and the other is brand new, but along a similar line.... Lol, I'm probably just being confusing >_<

I will go check asap! I'm just now getting caught up on LJ - I was out playing with Matt most of yesterday!
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2004-08-02 10:19 am (UTC)
I'd rather think of them as future surprises than big secrets. I think I missed that post? I'm gonna go find it now ;) .........................
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[User Picture]From: cybertazz2
2004-08-01 09:21 am (UTC)
Jasmine, it sounds like you have made a full recovery from being sick this weekend..Glad you are feeling better..Can't wait to see you painting, i've been gone all weekend so I missed seeing you paint your last two...
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[User Picture]From: artistchick
2004-08-01 09:55 am (UTC)
Glad you had so much fun! I'm sorry so much work piled up. The e-mail part must be yucky. =P Painting's fun though! LOL. I'm getting hungry just hearing about all the food you had . . . veggie burgers and cheese and berries . . . yum!
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[User Picture]From: amanda_now
2004-08-01 11:53 am (UTC)
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Mostly artists host there on Prime (name of the servers). It's a really good host or I wouldn't recommend it to you. Anyways if you are not stuck in a contract or something (no contracts at Prime by the way) I would recommend checking it out :-D
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-02 06:47 am (UTC)
That sounds like a great deal!!! I might end up putting some of my site on one server, and some on another.

I've been through about half a dozen hosts in the past six years with my domain, and the last couple of years I've been at my current one. The thing that holds me to my current host is the fact that they have never once had any downtime in the past two years, which is incredibly important to me. Their commerce integration and web design software are the other two main reasons I stay - it's so easy!
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[User Picture]From: greenhoodloxley
2004-08-01 11:55 am (UTC)

Hehe, I HATE bikes with handbrakes, I never could work them and whenever I would go down a hill I thought I would die! The old kind is much safer, for me anyway:)
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2004-08-01 08:07 pm (UTC)
alright!! Cool! That's fun that you guys got bikes & there are loads of places to ride around! I posted in Matt's journal--you guys should take pics of your new bikes! hee hee!I wanna see that disney ringer!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-02 06:49 am (UTC)
Lol - maybe I will! I was planning on taking my camera one of these times to get some good nature reference photos too....
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[User Picture]From: nymphie
2004-08-03 05:57 am (UTC)
Glad you had fun. Thanks for coming, it was great to finally meet you guys!
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