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Waterlogged.............. [Dec. 8th, 2004|03:51 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Still working on that Ophelia, lol! She is coming along so beautifully though - this might indeed be my best (one of my best, at least) so far. I should be finished by tonight!!!!!!! I keep staring at it, I just love it so. We took a break this morning and went to Home Depot and Matt stocked up on some more tools and wood and stuff to make some work-tables for out in the garage. For those who don't know, we are building a workshop for him out there that will eventually be a framing/matting service that I will be able to offer with my paintings and prints!!

Normally I'd put something like this in my eBay store with a fat pricetag, but since it's Christmas I'm going to put her up for auction instead (penny with no reserve! woohoo!) - Matt is making Post Office visits almost everyday now, so we should have no problem getting everything out in time for Christmas this week and next week easily!

Watch me paint HERE!

I'll definitely make Matt snap a photo of me next to the finished piece to show you all how BIG it is!!!!!!!

[User Picture]From: rubyg
2004-12-08 09:10 pm (UTC)
It'll definetely be interesting to see how high everyone bids! She was looking so lovely when I had a peek at your webcam last night!
That sounds great, offering a framing service. I bet loads of people will want that!
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2004-12-08 09:25 pm (UTC)
My browser doesn't support your webcam =( but oh well...Can't wait to see her finished. I'm sure she'll go for a bunch....You're too talented. Good idea about the framing/matting service.

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[User Picture]From: synthestatic
2004-12-08 09:27 pm (UTC)
the framing/matting workshop sounds like fun... I'm actually starting to like going to Home Depot these days. It's less going to the store, and more what I could do with the stuff I can buy there. Hehe.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-12-09 11:25 pm (UTC)
Lol, Matt loves that place!!!
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2004-12-08 09:46 pm (UTC)
She looks AMAZING, Jas. I'm so excited to see it finished.
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[User Picture]From: _boxinghelena
2004-12-08 10:27 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to see the finished painting!
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[User Picture]From: amanda_now
2004-12-08 10:52 pm (UTC)
I really love that you are so open about your love of your work. All artists love their work and should be proud when they do something good! I actually got some mean comments from another artist when I talked positively about some of my own pieces that showed improvement on my part. For the longest time I felt self concious about saying I was proud of my work out loud, and then I realized that I shouldn't care about what anyone thinks, and it's stupid not to be proud when you've done something well. Anyways it just makes me feel even better to see an artist as talented as yourself take pride in your work too.

I can't wait to see the finished product. Every time I go to look at the webcam I miss it somehow- I think it was off at one point or something, and then another time it just wouldn't load for me! So I will just have to wait for the scan to see it (sigh!).
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-12-09 11:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Amanda! I know what you mean, I don't ever want to come off as arrogant or anything like that (I sometimes get snarky emails from people that say "Why on earth would you be proud of that?" and that kind of thing, hehe). But, it's important to me also to be honest and if I really like something I did, I think I'm entitled to say so (especially since this is my personal journal as well as being there for fans & business stuff - a lot of people forget that, I think! I started off on LJ just using in lieu of a written paper diary, hehe - and if I did something I was proud of, I'd write it in that too!).

It's also a pet peeve of mine when people preface a new artwork with "OMG, I know this piece SUX so hard - it's really crappy - but you guys might want to look at it and see how much it SUX -" - lol, like half of the descriptions at Elfwood for example. And then the commenters, or their friends or whatever will spend the whole time trying to console them "oh, it doesn't suck - you are wonderful" etc. I don't like seeing people tear something down before showing it (especially when it DOESN'T suck, lol). So I try to steer away from that. If that makes any sense!
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From: mermaiddelsol
2004-12-08 11:12 pm (UTC)

i love ophelia!!!

jasmine..i'm telling you what...i peek in every now and then on your webcam~~and man, your painting is turning out absolutely beautiful!!! can't wait to see the finished product!~~anyways, i've said it before, but you are sooo fortunate to have a husband that's so supportive of you and helps you out so darn much!! what a true angel! you guys are one couple that are clearly enjoying life!! along with me and lonnie of course! HAHA :) ~patty~
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-12-09 11:35 pm (UTC)

Re: i love ophelia!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Patty!!!!!

Ah yes, he's my honey-cat - I love him so much >^__^
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[User Picture]From: boogarshadow
2004-12-08 11:25 pm (UTC)
How big it is? Or how Tiny you are? Hehehehehehe I know you arent tiny, I think you are my height or Close to it, LoL, You just are so Pixie-ish honestly I cant see you in my head Pushing more than 4'10...LOL...

I WANT TO SEEEEEEE...and the camera is Offline..*POuts*
You must be scanning...
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-12-09 11:35 pm (UTC)
Hehe, that must have been when I was making Matt take a photo of me with it - I had to unplug the webcam since it sits on my table!
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