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Good morning!!! [Sep. 24th, 2004|08:55 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Matt only has 4 days left at work (next week!) and then he'll be working for me full-time - woohoo!!! >^__^< He talked to Dr. Nelson about leaving and all is well. It will be such a load off my back to have a full-time assistant >^__^<

Let me see - I'll mostly be working on a commission today. I'm getting some other stuff done as well - including my Artwanted book submission!

If you are looking to be "published" - Artwanted is putting together a self-published book profiling their members. Each person has to pay for part of the publishing (not a lot - depending on size I think it starts at $10 or $15) and it might be a good source of exposure. You need to be an Artwanted member (which is free!) - just CLICK HERE TO JOIN. (and if you use that link I get the referral credit, hehe!). Then after you upload some images they will review your portfolio and if they deem it suitable (I don't think they're very picky - it just needs to be good quality scans, moderately professional layout, decent art, etc.) then you can upload files to be printed in the book. The deadline is approaching fast, so if you're going to do it - start the process asap! I'm going to be included, as are a lot of other LJers I know. It's not a major released book or anything, mostly just sold online, but it could be fun to be in a book with your friends and fellow artists and it would be a nice "plug" for your art & website, etc.

In addition to that, I finally finished up working on a *big* new art book project! I can't say any more than that now, so please don't ask ;) Whew - I'm glad to be through with all of that file-burning, writing, etc.! And of course, I'm still working on my own art book - that's keeping me pretty busy. That, and these commissions and other art stuff - it will be so nice to have Matt here to help me out with some of the administrative and mundane things now! SO nice. So I'll also be working on and off camera throughout the day, and you'll be able to peek in on me occasionally HERE!

I'm off to do my Tae-Bo! I've only missed one day doing Tae-Bo (and it was while we were at the resort) in months of doing it every day, I'm very proud of myself. I'm definitely in the best shape I've ever been in, which feels really good.

[User Picture]From: gossamerfaery
2004-09-24 06:19 am (UTC)
You know if you say please don't ask about the book, someone will be smart and ask right away;) I'm glad Matt will be there to help!! I bet he'll be happy to start thinking about framing, too!

I think the AW book will be a huge plug for LJ! LOL I can probably come up with 10 people that are submitting their art. It will be a good book for people to buy if they want to see some of their favorite artists all in one place. I look forward to seeing it!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-24 08:46 am (UTC)
Lol - true!

Hehe - you are right! There are a lot of LJers, EBSQers, eBayers, Elfwooders and Epiloguers that are submitting - I'm sure I will see a lot of familiar faces!!!!
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[User Picture]From: crypticvitality
2004-09-24 07:15 am (UTC)
Coolies Jasmine, I’m still trying to figure out what images I want to you for my Artwanted artist spotlight lol, I want to use some good pictures. I hope it all works out with the dpi ect. A Artwanted moderator told me to go ahead anyway, and since I picked the three images page layout it was saying that the images I chose should be fine since they are smaller in size for the book.

but I’m trying to pick some good ones, I just don’t know! So for your book, the one your doing for yourself, are you painting new artwork that nobody will see until its printed and released, or are you just adding a collection of you favorites?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-24 08:45 am (UTC)
Take the full size files you have and drag them onto a blank photoshop document that is at 300 or 400 dpi! It will "condense" the image to that size, making it appear smaller, but of higher resolution.

For my "Fairy: The Art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith" book I'm doing a HUGE overview of a bunch of my past paintings, along with some new ones, and some written text, photos, general thoughts, etc. I won't give too much away here though, hehe - that way people will be more surprised when they buy the book!
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[User Picture]From: la_lune
2004-09-24 07:23 am (UTC)
Oh Jasmine, thank you so so so much for reminding us of this. Dave told me about this a couple weeks ago but with everything else going on it completely slipped our minds. I really hope everything goes smoothly for ArtWanted and they get this done for their pre-Christmas deadline because this is going to be awesome exposure for Dave. I just submitted his gallery for approval. Once they approve it do we just have to pay the $39 (full page price) to reserve a page or do we have to get them all the images before we get the page? I'm sure I can find the answer to that at ArtWanted. Just don't want to miss out on this great opportunity.
Again, thanks so much, sweetie. It will be cool to have art in the same book as you! :D
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-24 08:43 am (UTC)
First you pay, and then it took them about 12 hours to process the payment, and then it lets you upload the image(s). If you choose the "one picture" option you can upload an 8"x8" collage of multiple paintings if you like (that's what I did - that way I got five pictures in instead of three!).
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[User Picture]From: haunted_dawn
2004-09-24 08:04 am (UTC)
Thanks Jaz for the info. I am definately interested in the art book.
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From: winterswitchery
2004-09-24 08:26 am (UTC)
I submitted yesterday (I kept going back and forth about it for awhile, then I got sick and forgot about it), I know I'm cutting it close, but how long does it take for them to get back to you?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-24 08:42 am (UTC)
It took a couple of days to hear back about the portfolio approval, and then about 12 hours for them to apply the payment, and then 24 hours to hear approval on the actual image(s).
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2004-09-24 08:42 am (UTC)
Do you do Tae-Bo at home or at a gym? Is it hard?
OOH! I hope Renee submits her artwork!!
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From: goodwitchzinna
2004-09-24 09:05 am (UTC)
I'm afraid to join that site, because people make comments on your art! I don't really relish the idea of a bunch of people telling me how much I suck! If I could submit art without being on that site, it would be okay.
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[User Picture]From: hobopeden
2004-09-24 12:02 pm (UTC)
Hey Jasmine, I have a question for you!LOL. I know this sounds stupid and has nothing to do with your post, but I'm trying to put an auction up for 30 day duration, and I have no idea how too. It is only giving me the option of 1-10 days. Is there anyway you can help me? I noticed that you have some up for longer than 10 days. Thanks :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-24 12:08 pm (UTC)
Hi Chris!!!

The longest actual live auction you can have is only 10 days. BUT - you can put an item up in your eBaystore for 30 days. I use the eBay store's "Good-Til-Canceled" option, which keeps your store item up, renewing itself automatically every 30 days, until you cancel it or it has sold out. I do that for my prints - that way they stay up indefinitely and count down one at a time as they sell. For big ticket items, like originals, I do that too - that way it stays up for months at a time as needed until it is sold, and I only have to list it once for the .03 cent fee. Store items aren't in the regular eBay search index though, so unless you already get a lot of visits to your eBay store they don't have near as much visibility.

As far as regular eBay auctions go though, 10 days is the max, unfortunately!
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[User Picture]From: rubyg
2004-09-24 12:12 pm (UTC)
Tae-Bo sounds interesting, I've never tried it! I do Yoga once a week, running twice a week, dancing once a week and aerobics three times a week but I'm always interested in trying new things! I used to go to classes for Yoga and aerobics but the lesirure centre shut down and I was being overcharged anwyay lol, so now I make monthly trips to the library to get out different exersise videos! Obviously I go to dance classes but you don't need a class for running hehe!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-24 12:35 pm (UTC)
I like tae-bo a lot - I find regular aerobics kind of boring, but tae-bo is more like fighting, kickboxing, etc. - fun stuff! A good way to get out aggression, too!
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-09-24 12:43 pm (UTC)

you'r art on ME

Hello there!
I just wanted to share with you that I am currently getting a peice of your art work tattooed on me! Its somewhat of a combined peice though. Im using the face of the "Winter Magic" fairy, which is my fave!, and the body of "The Green Fairy". I will send you pics along the way up till its finished. I love your artwork, Thank You so much.

Amber Herrera
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-24 01:05 pm (UTC)

Re: you'r art on ME

Hi Amber!!! Awesome!!!!!! That is so cool! And that's one of the best compliments I could ever receive, knowing that somebody likes my artwork enough to have it tattooed on them. (And especially flattering, as you can see by my icon that they're self-portraits, lol!).

Please do send me a photo!!! You can email a digital pic to me at JasmineToad@aol.com or you can snai-mail a photo to me here:

Jasmine Becket-Griffith
PO BOX 470932
Celebration, FL 34747-0932

(I can return the photo of course if you like). I'm in the process of saving up photos of tattoos to put on my website eventually =)

Thank you again!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-24 01:08 pm (UTC)
Awesome!! This is going to turn out to be a pretty awesome book, I think - there are so many fantasy artists getting into it too, that's especially cool. It will be so neat to see so many of my friends and fellow artists all together!
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2004-09-24 01:16 pm (UTC)
that book sounds like an awesome idea! I'd love to participate in something like that. I really want to start concentrating on my art. I know I keep saying that, I just can't get myself to start it! I get too nervous about it. I feel like I don't have any time though, but I really have no excuse when I hear about all you do, lol!! I think my only problem is letting anxiety and laziness get in my way, lol! I've also been really wanting to try Tae-Bo! I have two dvds! Again, I feel like I don't have time, but if you do than I do! You are an inspiration, Jasmine, lol!!!!!

ps, I am sooo excited for your book and can't wait!!!
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[User Picture]From: breathing_hard
2004-09-24 09:05 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, all of that is such good news! I'm happy for you! XD Very awesome! Best of luck with all your book projects, I can't wait to see how they turn out! And it will be especially swell for you to have Matt around ^_^
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[User Picture]From: littledrow
2004-09-24 09:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the info about ArtWanted! I had actually joined that site a while back and had forgotten about it. LOL Good thing I hadn't actually uploaded a gallery. Alot of my info was outdated! I'm going to join the book thingy! Whee! I recently got my first contract for royalties and so far so good. Yey me!

Thanks again and good luck with the rotten weather down there!
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From: jenbugafer
2004-09-26 03:24 pm (UTC)

art wanted..

I joined Jasmine. Using your link!! Credits for Jasmine~~ YAY!



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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-27 10:25 am (UTC)

Re: art wanted..

Oooh!!!! Awesome!!! I will check out your gallery right now!!!!
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