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Good morning! [Sep. 7th, 2004|09:09 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
It's a little windy out today (the wind is howling again OOoooOOOooo), but it's relatively dry so far, and even kind of sunny!

Our yard looks like it's held up pretty well - no trees down! My hibiscus and Mexican Petunias are on the ground again, but blooming. We don't have any fruit trees yet - if we did they'd probably look like these:

Fruit tree

I wonder if these hurricanes are going to put a premium on citrus fruit sales?

I'm going to be processing orders and emails probably for a couple of hours more this morning, and then I will be painting!!! I'll post when I start. I'm not sure if I will work on another Halloween painting, or maybe another BIG painting, or maybe one from my Call For Models - I've got too many ideas for artwork in my head, it seems.

I also need to get yet another CD burned with files for a possible project, I need to dye my hair, I need to get some Limited Edition Hand Accented Canvas prints done, I need to get some bills paid and sent out, I need to do all sorts of boring busy-work. Meh.

On Thursday though it will be fun times - my sisters Amber & Kachina, Amber's husband Chris, and Kachina's little baby Theodore are all coming to visit!!!! Unfortunately, James (Kachina's husband) has to WORK, so we'll miss him =( Amber & Chris will be here through Tuesday, and Kachina & Theo will stay through that next Sunday! Matt's off work for a while (I think Dr. Nelson is going on vacation or something so they're closing the office), so he'll be home the whole time too - yay!!! I'll still have to work of course =P I have a couple of very important deadlines I need to meet, but I'll get to hang out a lot and it'll be nice having everybody in town. We need to call the Garden Cafe and see if they will be open (they're in downtown Orlando by a lot of big trees - I'm worried that they might be closed for repairs or something). We also need to call the Preview Center in Harmony - Amber & Chris want to look at the model houses there (Harmony, Florida is another "concept" town a lot like Celebration, but focusing on nature and the environment - a little more affordable too - http://www.harmonyfl.com ).

Um, okay - it just rained REALLY hard for less than two minutes, while I was typing this, and now it's sunny again....

Off to work!

[User Picture]From: pandorahope
2004-09-07 06:34 am (UTC)

Call for models ?

What's that ? Glad you're safe!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-07 06:38 am (UTC)

Re: Call for models ?

Oh! I had a post a while back - right here: http://www.livejournal.com/users/jasminetoad/296304.html

Basically I'm always looking for models to work from and a lot of people send me photos, and if I end up using the photo for a painting I send the model a free signed print =)
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[User Picture]From: crypticvitality
2004-09-07 06:51 am (UTC)
your dieing your hair.. what color? I use to put light blond streaks in mine, but now its all grown out and back to it natural color, I just got tired on maintaining it.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-07 06:56 am (UTC)
Same colour as always - blue/black =) I just need to touch it up - it grows out fast, and my roots of course are a light blonde, so it looks pretty tacky when I let it go too long, lol!
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From: velcrow_rabbit
2004-09-07 07:18 am (UTC)
I'm happy to hear you, kaokame, AND your petunias made it out OK! Four guests?? You'll have your hands busy! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-07 07:23 am (UTC)
Yep!! We get a lot of guests (something about living in Florida with a spare bedroom - lots of people like to visit!!). Some months we have more dayw WITH houseguests than without!!! I love it though - I miss my family and love having them here =) My sisters might move down here eventually - that would be so awesome! Amber & Chris are going to check out neighborhoods over their vacation >^__^
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[User Picture]From: waltzingdog
2004-09-07 08:42 am (UTC)
Okay, I LOATHE hot weather - but I'm packing this afternoon and we'll move right down next week! LOL - Just kidding!!! ;-)

That fruit tree is .. amazing. I do bet that citrus sales are gonna take a hit........ good thing I'm not an OJ drinker...
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[User Picture]From: thru_her_lens
2004-09-07 08:49 am (UTC)
While the possible waste is quite sad, that picture of a fruit tree is really cool, you should paint it.

I think you'd mentioned being blonde before, cos somehow it didn't surprise me...the eyes did tho! Are the contacts comfortable? I wear contacts usually and am so tempted to try the different colour ones, and some of the more bizarre ones :)

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-07 08:56 am (UTC)
Isn't that a striking photo of the tree? It really is kinda sad though - I was walking through the woods behind my house and all of the fruit trees have lost their fruit, and it's all laying in piles rotting away - it smells like rotten bananas outside, hehe. It floats in the flood water, bobbing around.....

Most coloured contacts feel exactly the same as regular contacts - they just look different in the mirror! The only ones that are even slightly uncomfortable are "scleral" or "partial scleral" lenses - that means they cover part or all of the white of your eye. I had a pair of green cat's eye lenses that were like that and I'd take them out after about 6 hours, they were kind of irritating.
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2004-09-07 09:09 am (UTC)
Wow! some of those houses are cool that they are building them like plantation homes & stuff! That fruit tree picture was AWESOME!! (though bad for the industry)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-07 09:19 am (UTC)
Isn't it pretty? That's very similar to the architecture styles built here in Celebration. Most of the houses here are re-created Victorians, Plantations, Greek Revival Mansions, Mediterranean Villas, etc. - I've got a nice classical house myself (I don't like posting photos of the outside online though for privacy purposes though =P). One of these days I'll go around town and take pictures of the houses - most of them are mansions!!! Here's the current listings for some good photos CLICKY

(hehe, I have a lot of "town pride", lol!)
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-09-07 09:13 am (UTC)


First off I want to say, glad you & yours are safe in that crazy weather! second, that I love your work, it's inspiring, imaginative, & for thoses of us who are really into the world of make-believe, very real. please keep up the wonderful work!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-07 10:15 am (UTC)

Re: Hello!

Thank you so much!!! I'm happy to try to make the world a little more magical ;) And welcome to my LiveJournal!
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2004-09-07 09:43 am (UTC)
Wow, that picture of the fruit tree is amazing! I mean, it's really sad, but I love that picture! I'm glad you didn't have any poor fruit trees :(

It sounds like you have some fun times coming up!

Ooo, I'll have to go check out that Harmony site! I love the whole idea of Celebration, but I think it's a bit to expensive for us right now :( Oh, yeah, and there's the whole convincing Brock to move to Florida, which isn't going so well, but I can still look!
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From: flamingfaery
2004-09-07 09:51 am (UTC)

fruit tree

Wow that fruit tree has had it. It is sad all that grapefruit wasted, I am sure the prices will go up on all citrus. Juice too. Sharon.. Jasmine How are you and Matt holding up I havenot heard from you? Guess your busy I can tell by the journal.
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[User Picture]From: rubyg
2004-09-07 11:23 am (UTC)
That'll be fun with all your guests hehe! I love having people to stay but the only thing I dislike is waiting for my turn for the bathroom in the mornings :( when my grandparents and auntie were staying for a couple of weeks we had to draw up a rota for 'bathroom' time because we have a boiler for our water so people were spending AGES in the shower and nicking all the hot water!! I had many cold showers that fortnight!
Aww poor fruit tree! My dad's been growing a plum tree in our garden and we got 4 bucket's worth of plums' of it this year! I think the type they are are Victoria plums or something which are apparently one of the best. I'm not a plum person so I can't say whether they were yummy or not!
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[User Picture]From: neva_ivan
2004-09-07 12:24 pm (UTC)

Have fun with your family

I hope you have a good time. That fruit tree picture was insane. I hope it doesn't mean we won't have fruit or juice up here this winter.

So, I guess Ivan is next. I had never heard of a hurricane called Ivan before, despite my personal affection for the name. Of course, I guess it's meant to be terrifying.
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[User Picture]From: artistchick
2004-09-07 03:09 pm (UTC)
I like these concept town ideas! =D Harmony sounds great!!!!

Good luck with all the busy work. Yuck! =P I know how that is sometimes . . .
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-09-07 04:19 pm (UTC)

Glad you're safe

Hey, Jasmine, this is Shaun Bell. We used to work together briefly at Rainforest Cafe in Kansas. In the aftermath of the hurricane(s) I was concerned about you and Matt. Glad to see you guys are okay. Stay safe!

- TheDarkChristian
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[User Picture]From: kaokame
2004-09-07 04:22 pm (UTC)

Re: Glad you're safe

Hi Shaun!! This is Matt!! Yeah we are doing great! Thanks for thinking about us! It is nice to hear from you!
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