Jasmine Becket-Griffith (jasminetoad) wrote,
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
jasminetoad

We're fine, we're fine!! >^__^

Hurricane Jeanne woke me up around 5:00 am - howling away noisily, louder even than Charley or Frances. She's still out there howling away, but we're safe and cozy inside >^__^<

I don't think this looks near as bad as the first two, none of the trees on our block look like they've fallen down.... yet.....

There is water seeping in through that same spot by the back door as last time, so Matt has the wet/dry vac out and is sopping it up every couple of minutes. We need to caulk around the outside of the window & door area before next time, we meant to earlier but this one kind of snuck up on us!

I'm so excited!!! smallgirl is coming to visit us very soon! She'll be staying with us, and tigerpixieart is going to be in town as well (we're going to go to Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights together - woohoo!!!). That'll be in just a couple of weeks!!!

Let me see - I've been answering emails, etc. I've got so much there - I try to sort through the most "important" ones first, like orders, commission/project/book related ones, eBay stuff, etc. Those obviously have to get first priority. The less "important" ones (they're ALL of course important, but some are much less time-sensitive than others) I usually wait until the others are answered first. Less time-sensitive emails include "fan letters" (the "Your art is cool" type letters, which I very much enjoy reading, but sometimes it takes me a little while to get back to them), or "advice" letters (I get a lot of those "How can I be an artist?" "What kind of brushes do you use?" "What art classes should I take?" "How do I scan large paintings?" "How do I open an eBay account?" etc.). And of course I get a lot of "personal questions" type emails ("What type of music do you like?" "Will you marry me?" "How tall are you?" "Why are you a vegetarian?" "Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior?" etc.). I do get back to everybody eventually, but it sometimes takes a little longer to get to the less "pressing" issues, hehe.

I finished that commission yesterday - it turned out great! The client has given me permission to offer prints of her for sale too - she's similar to the pieces in my Gothling series, in black & blue and she's really cute, hehe!

I will be starting a new original painting (maybe a couple!) today - you'll be able to peek in on me HERE! I'll be painting on there shortly.

Good luck to all of you who Jeanne is coming to visit - hang in there!
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