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Painting!!! [Oct. 25th, 2004|11:23 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Yay! >^__^< The new router is working wonderfully, the computers are all functioning perfectly, we got all of the print orders out, got the important emails all answered, and got my sketch approved by my client, and life is good!

I bought a bunch of brown, yellow, and red paints (fall colours!) at Michael's the other day and have been in an autumn-y mood. I've finished a new painting (for those of you who have been watching my webcam, it's the one on screen HERE). I really, really like how it turned out - I used a lot of burnt sienna which just screams "autumn" to me. With Matt keeping the email/orders in check, and the orders sent already, I actually have time to paint some more, even!

I'm working on a commission (but it's a portrait piece and on a stretched canvas, so that will stay off camera), and I am also hoping to statt on VIRGO (yes, the next in my Zodiac series, lol). So it will be a wonderful day to get some good painting in!

Matt's mom is arriving on Thursday (she's visiting us!), that'll be a lot of fun!

I also need desperately to update my website before it gets too outdated, hehe - I have tons of new artwork to add =) It would be REALLY cool if I could eventually teach Matt how to do THAT stuff, ugh.

Okay, off to work!
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From: winterswitchery
2004-10-25 03:46 pm (UTC)
Wow! What a gorgeous painting! Well, they all are, but she's absolutely lovely :) I love the colour scheme.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-10-25 05:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!! >^__^
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[User Picture]From: thru_her_lens
2004-10-25 03:46 pm (UTC)
Looks lovely - I literally clicked on the webcam just as you were moving it :)
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[User Picture]From: kimbearlys
2004-10-25 03:58 pm (UTC)

made me smile

Well your post made me smile. (so did the new painting) just sounded as though you were VERY happy.
VIRGO- hummmmm that is my mom..... Sounds great. Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Kimbearly
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[User Picture]From: girliwhirl
2004-10-25 04:09 pm (UTC)
Hi Jasmine! I finally got my PC back up and running at home. so hopefully sometime soon I'll get to see you paining! I'm curious to see how you develop a piece. I was wondering if you'd mind sharing what brand of acrylics you prefer? Thanks!

Toni-
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-10-25 05:10 pm (UTC)
Hi Toni! For "gel" type acrylics (the kind in the tubes) I would suggest Liquitex. Their "Basic" line is pretty cheap, too! I mostly use fluid acrylics though - Golden brand has the best pigments, and for opacity I use Creamcoat.
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[User Picture]From: amanda_now
2004-10-25 04:13 pm (UTC)
I'm not allowed to go into Michael's alone. What a great store!

If you don't like to update your website (I know I don't) because it takes so much time you could try using PHP for your gallery. I don't know how to do much in PHP but for my own gallery I use MIG. Here it is in action, customized to fit my web design.

All I have to do is make the image and it's thumbnail and upload them to my website and MIG takes care of the rest. It's easy to customize too, which is nice. I don't know how much about web design/HTML you and Matt know, but I would judge installing this script as easy, for someone who is intermediate at web design.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-10-25 05:13 pm (UTC)
What a cool program!!!!

I use the Sitebuilder program that comes with my Homestead hosting - it's very easy to use, it's just that I paint so many pieces, hehe, it takes me awhile to figure out which ones I need to upload, which categories to put them up in, which META tags to use, which crops to use for detail images, etc. And since my website is basically my online store, I have to create the shopping cart buttons and set them up with the merchant account, assign the item numbers for inventory, and all that jazz =P
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[User Picture]From: amanda_now
2004-10-25 04:22 pm (UTC)
Ooh, quick question- what are you using to draw onto the canvas? It looks like a type of pencil.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-10-25 05:15 pm (UTC)
Oh yes! Whenever you see a light coloured outline sketch, or if you see me using something that looks like a pencil, it's actually a Derwent Watercolour Pencil! It's basically a normal pencil but with solid watercolour instead of graphite. I use to to sketch on top of existing paint layers - after I paint over the sketch it wipes away with water - unlike a graphite pencil which gets smudgy. This way I can use a light coloured sketch (like white or peach) and it will show up easily on a dark background while I do layout.
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[User Picture]From: rubyg
2004-10-25 05:13 pm (UTC)
No more faulty computer! Yay!
The new painting sounds nice, I didn't see any of it what with my own computer going insane on me!
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From: delphineart
2004-10-25 05:21 pm (UTC)
Hey dark haired creature, I got your package this morning !!!!! :-D !!!!! Those are the coolest, MUCH better and cooler that I would have expected !! WOOHOOOOO! thank you so much !!! :-D They are so adorable and LOVED ( Rydia have the cat on her winter coat hehe, she was like "I WANT !!!!" and talked to him during 2 minutes lol ) I have the 2 other ones on my purse along with my own fairies lol ! ) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX Oh and thanks for signing the cards, I feel like such a dumb crazy fan mwahahahaha and I like that :-p XOXOXOXOXOX
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-10-25 05:25 pm (UTC)
LOL! Any time, Del!!! I'm so happy you like them!!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: brilliant_snark
2004-10-25 06:00 pm (UTC)
How long is his Mom gonna be here? Brian and I were trying to figure out a good time for us all to do Epcot...
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-10-25 06:05 pm (UTC)
She's going to be here through Monday night, and then we have a day off and then my sister and some other family members are here on that Wednesday for a week, hehe. (Crazy, eh?). Maybe that Tuesday in between?
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[User Picture]From: crypticvitality
2004-10-25 06:20 pm (UTC)
Yes Virgo!!!!!! cant wait to see that *wink*
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[User Picture]From: rockinkitten
2004-10-25 07:51 pm (UTC)
hiya!
i just noticed i am not on your friend list anymore, or maybe i was never on it?
{{pouts}}

x xx x
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-10-25 08:01 pm (UTC)
LOL - actually, I've never added you! ;) I've never removed anybody in all of the years I've bee here! It sometimes takes me awhile to add people back though, so I'll go hop to it before I forget! ;)
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[User Picture]From: fragirl
2004-10-25 09:05 pm (UTC)
stupid @#$@#%!@#% firewalls ;;

I WANT TO SEE DAMN IT! POST A LINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

K I'm done ;)

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-10-25 11:28 pm (UTC)
You might need to re-install Yahoo Instant Messenger (the webcam viewer & updates is in the bundle) - here:

http://messenger.yahoo.com/
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