You're always so kind and informative in your advice e-mails that they're very much worth waiting for :)
Very informative, yes, thank you. :-)
That's great that you'll have visitors hehe!
Lol, sounds like you get your fair share of odd emails! I've never got a proposal but I've had a few 'Become a Christian today!' emails.
"Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior?" etc.)
Have you ever met smallgirl and tigerpixie in real life before? You have to post pics so we can see you guys together :-)
Are you dressing up for the halloween party?
I've met Carrie before, she visited last year, but not Alex yet! Alex was my first LiveJournal friend - I've known her for a long time now =) I'll definitely take pictures!!!!!
Thats really nice of the client to allow you to make prints. I make sure to ask all of my clients if I can make prints of their commissions, and they usually say yes but most of the time the commissions I do are too weird to make into prints ^^;
Lol - I know what you mean! A LOT of my commissions probably wouldn't sell well as prints, hehe. And lots of them are portraits, which aren't really appropriate to retail. Whenever it's something that I think would do well as a print though, I always ask! I mean, of course I always retain the copyrights myself, but I would never sell prints if the customer didn't want me to.
Brock and I saw some live footage late last night on the weather channel and it looked pretty bad! I was wondering how you guys were doing.
Matt told me about your visitors!! It sounds like so much fun! Oh, and make sure you force him to go on the Back to the Future ride, because everybody should be forced to love it!
Hurricanes sound like an entire years worth of English weather, condensed into a day. Though strangely, the weather is worryingly sedate over here, though I do hear that we are expecting a big one to hit sometime mid week, so maybe its the calm before the storm. Glad you guys are safe-you should intergrate a severe weather theme into one of your pieces Jasmine.
*lol-and the e-mail stuff I can completely relate too. If I had a penny for everytime someone wrote to ask for permission to use my work as a tatoo, or a tile or sig then I'd be able to retire to a nice beach house in...well, not Florida anymore;)
Lol - no kidding - I'd say 90% of my email doesn't even result in a sale (like you mentioned, lots of tattoo, siggie, website, school project, stuff like that). But that's part of the job, I guess! I actually enjoy answering emails like that, it's just the fact that it takes away from my painting time that really bothers me.
Glad you and Matt made it through the storm OK. It's funny to hear all the e-mails you get from people, especially the personal questions. LOL I think it's sweet that you try your best to get through them all eventually. ^_^ Hopefully you'll always be able to answer your fan mail personally, although it must be annoying when you want to paint, huh?
That is soo nice of your client to allow you to sell prints. What a sweetheart! ^_^
2004-09-26 10:46 am (UTC)
Sorry . . . forgot a part
Congrats on having Alex and Carrie come to stay!! It sounds like it will be a blast. ;) ;) Especially the Universal Studios Halloween Night thing. ;) SO much fun! ^_^ Dressing up in costumes always makes for a fun time. ^_-
I'm so glad you're safe!!!!
For the life of me, I don't know how you have the time or energy to do everything that your busy schedule demands!!!!
Have fun visiting with friends; Halloween Horror Nights sounds like loads of fun! =)
OH!!! Lucky!! smallgirl
coming to visit together!! YIPPEE!! OOH! And the Halloween Horror nights! LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY!!
I'm very much looking forward to it! I'm going to make Matt snap a bunch of photos of us, hehe!
I was laughing my ass off at "Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior?" .. thats funny that people want to know that much!!
umm.. lets see.. have you ever been kicked out of bannister mall for having crow make up on?
LOL - Bannister Mall!!!! Hehe!!!!
Oh yes - you'd be surprised! I've run into several people who said that they wanted to make sure I "followed a righteous path" (or something like that) before purchasing artwork from me. Can you believe that? I would think that a person would just buy art because they like it, not because of what religious persuasion the artist is.
I also get a lot of "can I see the reference photo for this painting please?" on my nude paintings - LOL!
LOL, that was funny reading all the personal questions people ask you, But seriously have people really asked "Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior?" just for their own curiosity and not looking for money lol? Most time that question is followed by asking for money.
If people asked me questions like that I would be to well liked I don’t think ha ha, by anyone that is apart of a religious community anyway he he.
I get asked that one quite a lot, surprisingly! I never know how to answer. I mean, I'm not religious at all, but I don't want to offend anybody. One time I wrote back explaining that I'm not a Christian but that I am a highly ethical person, etc. etc. and they wrote a really nasty letter back about how they wouldn't buy my art to further fund my "amoral lifestyle". Geez!
I tuned in to the painting cam session of the portrait painting with the blue butterfly on the shoulder area. Very lovely.
Thank you!!! >^__^< I made a little icon of it already, lol. I ended up making the butterfly a golden colour instead....
2004-09-26 02:09 pm (UTC)
are hurricane damage :( where's the porch go ???????
well are luck has ran out, we stayed the night over at waynes mothers , when we got back to are house we found that are porch was gone!!!! also a ton of shingles where missing :(
we don't have any leaks yet , and we do still have are power , but lakeland was ripped a new one last night, giant trees are down all over the place , store signs are on the ground , and it's still raining and believe it or not the wind is still moving pretty fast argh ........ my mother said her house was still standing but that was about it , she had a ton of giant oak trees in her yard, now she has none!
it still looks scary outside "I want to move some where else !"
Jasmine I thought maybe you could do something about these storms , maybe call upon your fairy friends to kick some hurricane butt!
Scared Mary in lakeland..........
2004-09-27 08:44 am (UTC)
Re: are hurricane damage :( where's the porch go ???????
Oh no!!!! You lost your porch? Did it blow away? That's craziness!!!!!
I'm glad to hear that nobody is hurt and that you still have the power at least!!!
Matt stayed by the back door all day yesterday with the towels and the wet/dry vac getting any leaks. It was a little soggy, but all in all we made it through okay.
Let's hope that will be the END of this hurricane season!!!