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Good morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Aug. 27th, 2004|09:24 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
What busy weekend I'm going to have - aaaaah!!!!

Oh! First of all, everybody needs to go look here:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/tigerpixieart/130101.html

Carrie has painted my babies - Azrael & Quan-Yin!!! We are partners for the EBSQ Pet Swap! So that means that sometime this week I'll be painting her kitties too, hehe!!!!!!!!!! (I think there will probably be a fairy in there too, lol.) Didn't she do an awesome job? She takes commissions too - very reasonable prices. Check out her site here: http://tigerpixie.com/

Let me see..... today my friend Anastasia (brilliant_snark and her husband & little girl are coming over! >^__^< It will be nice to take a little break from all of this work =P

I've got so much on my plate right now - I've got to get a bunch of files burned onto CDs for (count 'em) THREE possible publications, and some text written up too. My webcam will probably be going up and down all weekend since I'll be burning files on my computer.

I have the Pet Swap painting to do of course, hehe, and several other pieces - some paintings that display the "entire figure" type pieces for a certain other project, so those will probably be some BIG paintings. I already have the basic sketches for those so I'll have to blow them up and maybe use my projector (if I can find it - I haven't dug it out for years). I'll need to find it anyways since I'll definitely be using it for murals once I get started painting my house here. Basically it takes your small sketch and then it projects it at a much larger size so you can draw it on the wall - very cool.

But now, I first must answer some email and go through some orders, etc. before our company comes over!
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From: skullcowboy666
2004-08-27 06:49 am (UTC)
Your and Matt's babies are beautiful!!! Carrie rocks!!!
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[User Picture]From: crypticvitality
2004-08-27 07:07 am (UTC)
Aww how cute.. thats fun a pet swap he he, Iv done a few pictures /paintings of animals myself.. one of my silly cat whiskey..hes lives back in canada with my family though.. but here he is!! its oil on canvas.. http://www.candacebell.com/images/vineyardkitty_lg.jpg I cant wait to see the painting of her kitties that you do!
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[User Picture]From: girliwhirl
2004-08-27 09:08 am (UTC)

Amazing!

Jasmine,

I adore your art so much! It's so refreshing to see more alternative styles of fantasy art (which is what I'm really into)! I live in Orlando and am a full-time graphic designer who dreams of quitting it to paint and draw! I've only dabbled a bit in drawing and painting, but truly love it. I followed the link to your old artwork that someone posted, and I am so amazed at how much you've grown as an artist. Do you mind telling me how many years it has been since those older pieces? To see the amazing growth you've experienced is truly inspiring to me. It proves that with lots of practice you can accomplish your dreams!

I enjoy your art so much! Congrats to you on your success! You are an inspiration! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-27 09:12 am (UTC)

Re: Amazing!

Thank you so much!!! >^__^<

I've been painting "seriously" for about 12 years now - there is artwork floating around online of mine now even from when I was about 13 years old, hehe - here's a big retrospective of mine from long ago: http://www.strangeling.com/retrospective.html ;)

I also used to sell a lot of quick pencil drawings/watercolours on paper (pieces that took maybe 1/2 hour or so to do) up at eBay very cheaply when I first started out. I see those turn up sometimes as well.

Nowadays though I only sell full-fledged paintings that take anywhere from 8-20 hours to complete. The longer I spend on a painting usually the better it is =)
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[User Picture]From: girliwhirl
2004-08-27 09:29 am (UTC)

Re: Amazing!

Wow! That was great to see! Thanks so much for sharing. Looks like you practiced a lot of different things before settling on your current style. It's awesome to see the growth and development. I hope I can grow that much if I keep practicing! I've been artistic my whole life, but once I got into design, traditional art sort of slipped away. Now I want to get back into it desperately, but I've got lots of catching up to do.

This community of artists on LJ is very inspirational!
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[User Picture]From: princess_lilam
2004-08-27 09:14 am (UTC)
I saw that painting a few days ago. It's so cute.
By the way, I love the names you gave them, I was a big smurfs fan as a kid :-)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-27 09:15 am (UTC)
LOL! That's exactly why I named him Azrael!!!
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2004-08-27 09:40 am (UTC)
Awww! Thanks Jasmine *Blushes* I've added your painting to my commission example page and also got the prints up for sale on eBay last night.

Wow you do have a busy week ahead!
xoxoxox
Carrie
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-08-27 03:31 pm (UTC)
WOW JASMINE,
I just looked through your retrospective pages and I have to say I am amazed at your alchemist and other detailed works from high school. You should do more of those sometime:)
--Deanna
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-27 03:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you Deanna! I definitely plan to! I've been thinking about maybe doing some drawings again - I used to draw more than paint back then, and I miss it. Sometimes I think I get stuck in a rut of painting rather than drawing since of course paintings sell a lot better, lol, and art being my sole source of income that sometimes looms over me too much. I have some nice drawing paper stashed away... maybe I'll break that out soon.....

Oh! I've been checking on different computers now, is my "About Me" page working for you yet? You might want to hit the re-fresh button since the old version might still be in your cache.....
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-08-27 03:58 pm (UTC)
Aha! I had to clear my cache totally and now it works Yay! Cute pictures:) Thanks!
Also, is there any way to get a print of one of your old drawings? My boyfriend's b-day is coming up and that style of work is his favorite! *crossing fingers*
--Deanna
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-30 06:35 am (UTC)
Awesome!

Oh! Which one? Some of them I don't really have the best scans of, unfortunately, but if there's one you like I could give it a shot!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-28 05:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, actually I do paint every day, hehe. I could never get tired of painting =) I do get tired of the more business-y stuff, the whole marketing thing, web stuff, eBay stuff, order stuff, email stuff, etc. etc. etc. Blah =P

I'm trying to work in more "non-work" time, but it's hard. Pretty soon Matt's going to quit his outside job (he still works part time as a dentist's assistant) and once he's just working for me I think it will be easier for me to take a day off sometimes, since he could help me catch up on the packing & shipping & non-painting related aspects of it all!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-30 06:43 am (UTC)
I think I have the opposite of Attention Deficit Disorder, whatever that may be, hehe. I never get bored and have the ability to focus all of my energy & attention on minute details. Which can be bad sometimes, since I get lost in it and lose sight of "the big picture" of life sometimes I think.
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