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Good Afternoon!!! [Aug. 30th, 2004|02:51 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Finally! My internet connection has been dodgy all morning, which was driving me nuts since I was trying to answer email, catch up on LJ, keep my webcam up, etc.

I've got it up now and you can watch me paint HERE! I'm working on my EBSQ "Pet Swap" entry, for which I'm doing a painting of tigerpixieart's kitties!!!

I woke up to some happy news! I was selected to appear in "The New Masters of Fantasy" which is being published by the folks up at Epilogue!!!!!! I am SO incredibly thrilled!!!! The judges were Jeff Easley, Larry Elmore, and Don Maitz - three of my favourite fantasy artists of all time. Larry Elmore in particular was a huge influence on me growing up - a big part of the reason really I even thought of being a fantasy artist as a career choice. I feel incredibly honoured that he and the other judges have even heard of me, let alone chose me!

The list of artists can be seen here: http://www.mastersoffantasy.com/2004/artists.html

I'll let you all know when I find out more! I don't even know which picture(s) were selected, hehe.

You'll probably recognize several of the names on the list - they are truly some of the Masters of modern fantasy art. Two names in particular that you should recognize are those of delphineart & uminomamori!!! Congratulations to you both!!!!!

In other news, it looks like Allura has found a home! I should have prints available of her very shortly!!!!

Okay, off to work! >^__^

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From: winterswitchery
2004-08-30 12:09 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! :)

The lovely ellenmillion of Ellen Million Graphics got in as well. I'm so happy for all of you :)
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[User Picture]From: erikasfriends
2004-08-30 12:13 pm (UTC)
Multiple congrats to you Jasmine!!! Kowabanga dude ;)
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[User Picture]From: artistchick
2004-08-30 12:26 pm (UTC)
Congrats to you on the award and for selling "Allura"! =) It must be so amazing to be chosen for awards by your childhood idols! =) That's so wonderful, Jasmine. *hugs*

I can't wait to see the new "pet swap" painting. I don't think I've ever seen you do a painting of cats. =) I'm excited to see how it turns out. ;)
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[User Picture]From: princess_lilam
2004-08-30 12:35 pm (UTC)
Congratulations. Allura is really beautiful, wow!!! The eyes especailly!.
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From: delphineart
2004-08-30 12:45 pm (UTC)
::::does the long black haired dance with Jasmine::::

Congrats AGAIN to you too Master ^_- lol ... can't wait to add a little MasterOfFantasy2004 banner in my website LOL !!!!!

Awww can't wait to see the kitties painting !!!!!!!!!

( Larry was such a true influence for me too !!! I could drool over the DragonLance and D&D stuff during hours and tried to sketch Raistlin so many times LOL :-p ! Him along with Yoshitaka Amano were my two very first influence in the art domain ! ^.^ I can't believe he really saw our stuff and actually approved it LOL !!! if I knew .... )

Love ya! XOXOXOX
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[User Picture]From: wickedshadows
2004-08-30 12:50 pm (UTC)
Whooo hoooo!! Congrats to all 3 of you!!! Thats awesome!!
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2004-08-30 12:50 pm (UTC)
WOW! That book deal sounds like some good news! Congratulations! Also, congrats on Allura selling...sheesh, someone swooped in & picked her up quickly!
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2004-08-30 01:02 pm (UTC)
My hair isn't as long as yours and Del's and it's not quite black, more like a brown, but be assured I am dancing! Congratulations!! And congratulations on your BIN with Allura!! Wow, lots of good stuff today :)
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From: delphineart
2004-08-30 01:05 pm (UTC)
pssss psssss Jas is naturally BLONDE ... shhhhhhhhhhh !!
( I hope it wasn't such a big secert lol :-p ) you can come dance with us for sure baby !!! XOXOXOXOX
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[User Picture]From: crypticvitality
2004-08-30 01:21 pm (UTC)
Awsome Jasmine !! Id be very excited too he he!
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2004-08-30 01:26 pm (UTC)
Aaaaahhhhh!!!! It's my Babies!!!! =D OMG!!! It looks amazing already! I see little fairies!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxooxoxox Geeezzz you paint so fast! I'll be watching off and on. Also I mailed yours today :) Priority w/ Insurance. So it should be there in a few days.

I already said it on the other post but I'm gonna say it here too............ Congrats again on the book and the BIN!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you :)

I have a little question to ask. When you've got a second I made a post for you ;)

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From: velcrow_rabbit
2004-08-30 01:37 pm (UTC)
Congrats! Your artwork is so beautiful that this doesn't come as a surprise. :)

I was wondering; how do you paint with kitties in the house? Whenever I start something, my kitties come over and walk all over what I'm doing. I've tried toys and food (only distracts them for a short while). When I close the door they paw at it and start crying... then I feel like the world's worst mommy. :(
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-31 03:38 pm (UTC)
I work up on an art table now. I used to work on the floor, but I ran into that same problem, lol. They would step right on the canvases, and DRINK MY PAINT WATER (one of the reasons I ONLY use non-toxic acrylics, hehe). Now though they can't stand up on my slant-angled art desk, mwahahah.... They like to sit on my lap though >^__^
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[User Picture]From: _boogaloo_
2004-08-30 01:39 pm (UTC)
yaaay well done jas :) im happy for you
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[User Picture]From: treelessdryad
2004-08-30 02:36 pm (UTC)
Congrats!!!! On the bin and being selected for the New Masters of Fantasy!
I'm so happy for you!
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[User Picture]From: gr8shapes
2004-08-30 02:47 pm (UTC)
That is fabulous!!!! It must be an unbelievably wonderful feeling to have been chosen, especially by artist that have influenced you in such a big way growing up.
congrats on your recent BIN too! YOU GO! ;)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-31 03:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!! >^__^
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[User Picture]From: vivycakes
2004-08-30 02:52 pm (UTC)
that's fantastic news!! i love your artwork.
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