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Good evening everybody! [Dec. 6th, 2004|05:05 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
[music |Rolling Stones: "You'll Never Make a Saint of Me"]

It's such a lovely day out, as usual - I have the windows open and I'm painting >^__^< I've got some WONDERFUL lavender incense that smallgirl hooked me up with - man, that is good stuff.

I've got a lot of stuff to do - lots of feedback to leave on eBay - I'm so slow at doing that sometimes, I apologize - it takes a while for me to get through it all, looking up item numbers, figuring out who paid, who hasn't yet - etc. I always get to it eventually though - thank you for your patience ;)

I have started a new painting that I feel incredibly excited about for some reason! It's freaking HUGE - tied with "Swamp Fairy" and "Starry Night Fairy" as my largest non-commissioned work to date! It takes up my whole art desk, lol - I actually had to do layout sketch on the floor O__o When I'm through I will post a photo of myself next to it to show the size, hehe.

It is going to be a new painting of "Ophelia" - the tragic heroine of course from Hamlet. It will be a more realistically rendered painting of her in the water, partially submerged with flowers strewn around her, floating. If it turns out looking anything like I have pictured in my mind, it will be beautiful =)

Now, it does contain partial nudity, so you might not want to peek if you are easily bothered by such things (it's incredibly partial, and completly non-sexual though, so don't be too frightened, hehe). Since the painting is so large though all you'll see on the camera right now will be a dark corner probably, lol, but I'll try to move it around from time to time!

You can watch me HERE

Thank you to all of you for your kind comments on "Shimmering Mermaid", by the way! I'll be going through all of my LJ comments later on this evening - you guys are awesome =)
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From: jaspur
2004-12-06 11:04 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited to see it finished-I LOVE Ophelia!!! I'm sure it will be beautiful!
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[User Picture]From: gr8shapes
2004-12-07 02:07 am (UTC)
My goodness! I just checked your cam and you are still hard at work! the new painting really has me intrigued! cant wait to see it completed!!!!
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[User Picture]From: kimbearlys
2004-12-07 02:18 am (UTC)

WOW

Hi Jasmine,
Well the two original paintings came today. WOW! The prints are great but the originals are just awesome! You are outstanding. I recommend everyone to try and buy an original before they sky rocket! Thanks sooooo much. They are beautiful!
Hugs,
Kimbearly
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-12-09 10:45 pm (UTC)

Re: WOW

I'm so happy that they arrived safe and sound!!! And that you like them, hehe!!! Lol - I agree, prints are wonderful, but nothing beats an original!!!
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[User Picture]From: kathrine_lita
2004-12-07 02:32 am (UTC)
That must be HUGE! All I can see at the moment is her torso so I can't see much. I'm pretty sure that she'll turn out beautiful! When I'm done typing my stuff at school I come here to see what you are up to...well my fellow classmates get curious at what I'm looking at and your artwork, they come here to and look at all your work and practily have a fit because they LOVE it! Even my teacher!:P I didn't intend on her finding out (because of the nudity) but she likes your work too! I was really surprized I didn't get suspened but I guess its because its artwork. Oh well the more the better, right? lol Well I'm going to get on with my graphics and stuff.

Lita
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-12-09 10:46 pm (UTC)
Awesome!!! Lol - thank you for sharing the good word!!!!! That is too cool!!!
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[User Picture]From: kathrine_lita
2004-12-10 01:07 am (UTC)
No problem at all! ^_^
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[User Picture]From: kathrine_lita
2004-12-07 02:33 am (UTC)
That must be HUGE! All I can see at the moment is her torso so I can't see much. I'm pretty sure that she'll turn out beautiful! When I'm done typing my stuff at school I come here to see what you are up to...well my fellow classmates get curious at what I'm looking at and your artwork, they come here to and look at all your work and practily have a fit because they LOVE it! Even my teacher!:P I didn't intend on her finding out (because of the nudity) but she likes your work too! I was really surprized I didn't get suspened but I guess its because its artwork. Oh well the more people who like it the better, right? lol Well I'm going to get on with my graphics and stuff.

Lita
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[User Picture]From: sapphiredreamzz
2004-12-07 02:40 am (UTC)
Oooh....that lavender incense sounds real good! I am always on the look out for good incense. Where did you get yours?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-12-09 10:48 pm (UTC)
My friend smallgirl sends it to me from Vashon, Oregon - I think it's somebody local to up there that makes it - it's simply heavenly! I can tell that a lot work goes into each stick - there are several layers almost - the lavender is coated with oil-soaked lavender buds - very cool! I have a cinnamon one going right now that's rolled in powdered cinnamon - yum!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: kimbearlys
2004-12-07 04:06 am (UTC)

New Painting

This new painting looks like she is in water but her belly and some body parts are out of the water. Looks great! Can't wait to see this one.
Hugs,
Kimbearly
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From: ashecorven
2004-12-07 05:56 am (UTC)
I've been sitting here watching you create magic...I haven't watched your cam for awhile. It looks absolutely stunning already!...something to put Waterhouse to shame...
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[User Picture]From: rockinkitten
2004-12-07 09:23 am (UTC)
oohh can't wait to see it!!
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[User Picture]From: wobblesnorts
2004-12-07 10:16 am (UTC)
This is the best painting!!!! so so colorful and youthful and so beautiful and it just makes one happy---like me!!!!!! I am in awe over this one!!!!!! I am in every one you paint!!! This one is a definiate one for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hey i am still trying to get livejournal on my pcs phone!!!! I am having such problems!!! And i am trying to use your icon i got made from you to use on my phone wallpaper or whatever it is called. Doesn't anyone out there have pcs phone who can help me??? Love ya Laura
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-12-07 02:59 pm (UTC)

A WonDerFul DisCoverY.....

Hello, Jasmine,
I've just discovered your website and I'm just writing to you to tell you that I find it absolutely stunning!!! I LOVE fairies and paintings and that kinda stuff, and your art creations are so beautiful!!! I wanted to let you know that you've just improved my day!
By the way, I'm Spanish, so sorry if there are any mistakes in this email. Stay in your fantasy-world, it's much better than reality, and it is reality for many people, like us.
peace and love......
Rakel.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-12-09 10:51 pm (UTC)

Re: A WonDerFul DisCoverY.....

Pleased to meet you, Rakel! Thank you so much for the kind words =) I agree - I choose fantasy over reality any day!
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[User Picture]From: rubyg
2004-12-07 05:54 pm (UTC)
Hehe I had lavender insense yesterday, today its Poppy and it smells much stronger than anything I've ever used lol! All my family are complaining that its giving them asthma, whoops!
I can't wait to see Ophelia, the original one you did is definetely one of my favourites, plus, what with me basically being in love with Shakespeare's work (not him lol!) the whole thing is pretty good for me! Hehe yay for prints lol!
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-12-07 07:44 pm (UTC)
Hi Jasmine! Your mermaid painting is truly one of your best! I love it! I am not sure if you know or not... but you can leave feedback easily through ebay. If you go to the feedback forum there is a place that you can click on that will bring you to a page that has all of your sales, and feedbacks that you need to leave for the past 90 days all at once. It's so much easier than searching for individual auction numbers. Check it out when you have time. You will be thrilled, if you have never done it this way before.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-12-09 10:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Oh yes!! That's actually how I do it now, it just takes me a long time since I have to go through my own records and see who has actually paid already and is deserving of feedback, hehe!
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