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Happy Friday! [Dec. 17th, 2004|04:09 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Things have been so busy around here - Christmas orders are in full force, it seems!

Hehe, no - the webcam isn't down - I just have it rather unceremonially pointed at the wall - I'm using the next day or two to catch up on some private commissions. I've been painting like crazy!

Since I'll be away for Christmas from 12/24 - 12/31 I didn't want any actual auctions to end while I'm gone, so I probably won't list any new originals for a few days, not until the 21st (so a 10 day auction would end upon my return). My website and eBay store will continue to function as normal over the holiday, just a slight delay on shipping until I return =)

So I've got a few days to catch up on commissions, get some book submission deadlines met, and a couple of other projects. I'll probably work on some new originals as well, but you'll have to wait until the 21st to see them, hehehe....

We've got a lot of Christmas shopping done - just a little bit left! ::crosses fingers::

Unfortunately with everything going on it doesn't look like I'll have time to swap Christmas cards like I did last year =( Thank you to all of you who sent us one though - they always cheer me up! Next year, I promise! (Maybe I'll do um, Valentine's or Easter or something, lol).

Let me see..... not a whole lot going on..... it appears that we've hit our "Winter" (which in our neck of the woods usually lasts about two weeks, lol, and would probably be considered "pleasant" in most other parts of the country), so our high temperatures are currently in the 60s (some low 70s) and the lows drop into the 40s. We had to turn our heater on overnight - we only have had to do that one other time since we moved here, hehe. It's kind of cozy though - I've been cooking in the Crock-Pot so it smells like coziness and we have a big cinnamon broom that makes it smell cinnamon-y.

If anybody is ever in need of cheering up, I suggest joining the baaaaabyanimals community. Take a look at the baby Fennec Foxes HERE - painfully cute! Makes me want to paint one, hehe.

Okay, enough rambling - back to work!!!!!

From: keiki13
2004-12-17 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you sooo much for the baby amimules!!!! I almost died, they were sooooo cute. ;)
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From: jenbugafer
2004-12-17 10:31 pm (UTC)
Happy Christmastime!!

I hope the season is Joyous for you and Matt!!

It is soooo hard to get into the Christmasy Spirit this year. I am TRYING SO HARD. I have to force feed myself YuleTide Cheer.

But, I have managed to pull together a Red Wagon Toy Drive for the Hospital here that Othello frequented. We have ten red wagons and hundreds of toys for the kids there!!

I am hoping to help make those kiddies Christmas a nice one. Because - I know all too well this may be some of their last Christmas Holiday.


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[User Picture]From: gossamerfaery
2004-12-18 12:53 am (UTC)
I saw a red fox in my driveway last night:) His ears weren't that big though! LOL I used to watch that community, but I was a little saddened by the weird arguing around Halloween when people started posting their pictures of babies in animal costumes. Maybe I should go back now that Halloween is over! LOL It just really messed things up to click on a cute picture then see bickering below it:(

BTW--I picked up Spectrum yesterday!!!!! Keep in mind that I have never seen it before, so I was BLOWN AWAY by the art in there! I know it seems silly for me to be saying it, but I am so proud of you!!!! My goodness! What an honor! If I were you, I'd still be pinching myself to be among such great company!!! Hunger Pains belongs there! It looks wonderful! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-12-18 01:05 am (UTC)
Hehe, thank you Misty!!! It's been one of my favourite books (the Spectrum series) for a long time, I'm very honoured to have been a part of it =)
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From: velcrow_rabbit
2004-12-18 01:22 am (UTC)
:D :D :D :D :D

I looooooovvvveee foxes!! Thanks for the link!
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[User Picture]From: artistchick
2004-12-18 01:28 am (UTC)
*jaw drops* Thanks sooo much for showing me that community. Seeing cute animal pictures always makes my day. It's definitely worth joining. ^_~
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[User Picture]From: girliwhirl
2004-12-18 01:28 am (UTC)
Hope you have a wonderful holiday, Jasmine! I'm so thrilled to have made your art a part of my days now and can't wait to see what the new year will bring (from you and from us all)!!!
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2004-12-18 06:30 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting that link to that community!! I just joined!! OH MAN!! That baby Hyenna on there was TOOOOO cute!! Did you see that one too!I love Fennec Foxes too! TOO CUTE! Those big ears too big for their tiny little heads :)
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From: tina_imel
2004-12-18 07:40 am (UTC)
Awh! They're adorable, and if you need any cheering up remember you can always hit me up for a free print!
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[User Picture]From: krisgoat
2004-12-18 07:58 am (UTC)
OMG! Those foxes are so freekin cute I almost cried!!! I want to make sum art of them!!! XD Weeeee!
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From: oiskaio
2004-12-18 08:45 am (UTC)
Hey Jasmine! I hope everything works out as i'm sure that it will....i know a couple of women in my family have the same problem ? (is that the proper term?) anyway , i'll leave a note on here and on matt's journal that i hope one of you get.

I read that you guys might be in KC for xmas...any chance you'd even have 15mins to spare to hang out for a second?

If so...please email me at thollig22@hotmail.com and i'll email you back my phone #!

Hope to hear back soon and hope everything's ok!

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[User Picture]From: wickedshadows
2004-12-18 03:53 pm (UTC)
Wow Jasmine!! Such a busy bee,hehehe!! How DO you do it all? Just remember to take a deep breath and enjoy the holiday at least for a minute! Don't work too hard and have a safe trip!:)
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From: mermaiddelsol
2004-12-18 04:34 pm (UTC)


hi jasmine! those little foxes are so cute!!! i want one now!! :( well i must say that i'm anxiously waiting for my "orginal" WOOHOO!! shimmering mermaid painting!...(this is a chistmas gift to myself) HAHA! :) anyways, in addition to all the others things you do, (like you and matt don't do enough) have you ever considered putting your paintings on black coffee mugs or black tanks or tees? i would love to have a jasmine coffee mug and a t-shirt! might be too much of a hassle, but just a thought! anyways, you guys have a wonderful holiday season, get your mind off of work and the silly things in life and relax, put your feet up next to the fireplace with eggnog in hand and party!! take care guys! your friend (as long as you'll have me) :) ~*~patty~*~
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[User Picture]From: rubyg
2004-12-18 06:02 pm (UTC)
Wow! Your winter sounds lovely, nice and toasty lol!

Awww! That is such a cute community!!! So so so adorable!
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[User Picture]From: la_lune
2004-12-19 10:56 am (UTC)
Heya gorgeous >;)

You probably won't be home when it gets there but I'm sending you a little something in the mail. Late Christmas pressies are the best!!! ;D
I hope you're doing alright sweetheart. We're thinking of you and Matty.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-12-19 01:41 pm (UTC)
>^_____^< Thank you, Lani! And happy holidays to you and yours!!!
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[User Picture]From: la_lune
2004-12-19 11:05 pm (UTC)

quick question

is it better to send the package to your home address or your P.O. Box? I think Dave has both addresses. It won't be a big package but I wasn't sure if your home mail box is going to fill up with other stuff while you're gone or whether your P.O. Box can recieve packages at all.
If I don't hear from you I'll send it to your home address. ;)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-12-19 11:19 pm (UTC)

Re: quick question

Hi Lani!!!! The same place you sent the calendar (that would be my home address) would be great!!! >^__^
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[User Picture]From: la_lune
2004-12-19 11:38 pm (UTC)

Wow! Wasn't expecting an answer so quickly! :D

You really amaze me...such a busy girl and yet you make time to answer such trivial messages. You're awesome! :D
I'll send that package off in the next couple of days when I've finished making it. >;)
I'm so glad you like the calendar. We just got our first batch of them in the mail yesterday! They're gorgeous! We went and visited Dave's Mum tonight to drop pressies off and Dave asked her to unwrap the calendar he gave her. She loved it and I thought for a second she was going to start crying because she was so proud of her son. It was a really sweet moment. I'm sure your parents must be so proud of you, Jasmine. ;) They raised a sweet and extremely talented princess! I can't wait to meet her in person some day! :D
Love and hugs, strange-girl xoxoxoxoxoxox
P.S. Hope you and Matt have a safe journey to Kansas and that your holidays are filled with joy and magic! Dave and I are both sending our love and best Christmas wishes to you guys. :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-12-21 10:44 pm (UTC)

Re: Wow! Wasn't expecting an answer so quickly! :D

Lani!!! Thank you to you and David for the LOVELY Christmas Card and the sweet words inside!!!!!!!!
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