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Good morning! [Aug. 3rd, 2004|10:36 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I've had a great morning so far - I love running errands with my new bicycle! It's so nice to live somewhere where a bicycle is a viable means of transportation. I saw a lot of wildlife - no alligators this time though, hehe.

"Captive Fairy" has sold! I'm happy to see that she has found a good home =)

I'm getting ready to resume work on the new mermaid I'm painting now - you can watch me HERE!

I'll probably finish her today - she's coming along nicely, and is very strange and cute.

Okay - off to work!
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[User Picture]From: crypticvitality
2004-08-03 10:11 am (UTC)
Where did you learn to shade so well with acrylics? I’m always admiring how well you add your dark and light colors and the way you highlight certain things, it always looks so awesome! I try and look at your works to see if I can figure it out so that I can improve the quality of my art, but I just cant get that jasmine touch! Maybe its because my limited amount of paint colors, I tend to blend all mine together to make colors I want. So anyway is that something you learned in collage, or just self taught, because for me all I know is really self taught.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-03 10:30 am (UTC)
Thank you!!!

I actually use very few colours per painting (sometimes only 3 or 4 actual tubes). I spend a great deal of time blending the colours on my palette, and then building up many thin transparent layers the canvas.

As far as painting goes, I am completely self-taught. While I technically did go to college, every single painting I did was done at home, and were done on an independent study basis. Four times a semester I would go to the school to show my work for critique (and then I sold them on eBay).
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From: flamingfaery
2004-08-03 10:42 am (UTC)

Good Morning Jasmine!

Morning Jasmime, Well at least it is mid-morning in hot and humid Arizona. Well the check is in the mail...I was thinking are you ever going to sell posters of your paintings 24x30 size I want to get rid of this poster I have over my bed it is beautiful but I love your paintings each one is unique in is own way I am surrounded by your painting in my room my favorite is picking strawberries which I have under your picture at the desk on a wall at the foot of my daybed first thing I see in the morning and when I go to sleep. I love that one because it is something I cannot eat allegic darn it and it is so tempting.And I saw the postcards I like those will have to buy them when they go on sale. But when you start selling your merchandise I will buy straight from you or are you going to get a commission from these stores? The mermaid picture is real nice too,it is coming along well. Your friend, Sharon:)
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From: flamingfaery
2004-08-03 10:50 am (UTC)

Re: Good Morning Jasmine!

P.S. Also I have seen some artists usually around christmas time sell calenders of there artwork that would be cool.:)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-03 01:35 pm (UTC)

Re: Good Morning Jasmine!

Calendar, eh? We'll see.... ;)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-03 01:27 pm (UTC)

Re: Good Morning Jasmine!

Hi Sharon!!! I'll let you know as soon as it arrives!! >^__^<

Actually, I have licensed a handful of my images to be mass-produced as large posters, but I am not sure at this time when they will be available and which ones will be made for sure. I'll let you know as soon as I find out!

I'll be selling all of my merchandise myself, but I do get a royalty percentage from those sold in stores. I will have the postcards probably within the next week or so for sale!!!
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[User Picture]From: crypticvitality
2004-08-03 10:53 am (UTC)
That’s cool, I do admit to rushing paintings, I don’t nearly spend as much time as I probably could be. Do you use anything special besides water to dilute the paint? I suppose just time and patients is what will help me to develop. But you really have a good eye for where to shade, how to shade and also to hightlight, I guess thats a natural thing to learn.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-04 09:44 am (UTC)
I think patience is definitely the key!

I just use water to dilute my paints. In the past I have tried different extenders and blending mediums, but the areas then would always seem to dry with a slightly different sheen than the other areas, almost glossy in some spots, which is a problem when I'm trying to scan them, so I just use good old tap water now.
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[User Picture]From: isoldetryst
2004-08-03 11:06 am (UTC)

boring technical question

Hi Jasmine,

I am going to add you to my friend's list if you don't mind!

Thanks,
Michelle
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-03 01:28 pm (UTC)

Re: boring technical question

Hello Michelle!!!

Welcome to my LiveJournal! You are more than welcome to add me onto your list - hehe, I'll try to be entertaining =) I periodically add people back once I get to know them too!
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[User Picture]From: gossamerfaery
2004-08-03 11:20 am (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS! I really never thought that the "Green Goddess" spent too awfully long in your store, but the pace that the others have moved has been wonderful! Now you will just have to keep up with the stocking the store especially with your ad running soon!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-03 01:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you Misty!!!

Hehe, having trouble keeping my store stocked is a problem I LOVE to have, lol!!!
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[User Picture]From: amanda_now
2004-08-03 12:55 pm (UTC)
I got the print I bought and left feedback. Your prints are BEAUTIFUL. I don't know the name of the art, it's the fairy tied in orange ribbons. So so pretty!!! Thanks!

The braids are neat, I didn't even notice them- I haven't seen you use them before, really a very nice touch. I love paintings with a lot of detail. The wings are just amazing.

The sheet protector is great, I hang the prints on my wall and this allows me to do it without damaging the print.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-03 01:32 pm (UTC)
Wonderful!!!! >^___^< I'll probably be doing my mass-feedback leaving tonight (I try to do it once a week!), so I'll be sure to leave you some too!!!

A lot of people really seem to like the sheet protectors - I think they are a great way to ship smaller prints - not only do they protect the piece from damage, it's also an easy way to display a print quickly without having to frame it. I have a few fans who even keep them in 3-ring binders like a little book!

I had a lot of fun with the hair on her - I'll probably be incorporating more braids and elaborate hair styles in future pieces.....
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[User Picture]From: artistchick
2004-08-03 01:28 pm (UTC)
haha. You're not going to be able to build up your store if your originals keep selling so quickly. =P LOL. Have fun! The mermaid looks very interesting! =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-03 01:33 pm (UTC)
Hehe, that's the best problem ever!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: rubidia
2004-08-03 09:07 pm (UTC)
it went to cheap!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

aaawwwww sometimes I wish I could bid and actually win an original from you!!!!!!!!!!!!! She was lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-04 05:19 am (UTC)
How funny!!!!!

Oh yes - she's in Australia too, hehe - I'd better remember those customs forms!
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