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Good morning, Atlanteans! [Jan. 12th, 2005|09:36 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I'm a'painting!

You can watch me HERE!

It's coming along nicely - it's so big though, lol, a bit imposing. So far I just have part of the sky done. I'm going to try to finish it (gasp) today. Which is going to be quite a project considering I didn't start until last night, lol, so we'll see.....

My mom, her boyfriend and my grandfather are coming down to visit next week! Which reminds me, we need to buy a coffee maker. Matt & I don't drink it, but so many of our houseguests do, it's only fair, lol.

It's going to be another beautiful 80 degree day today =) I feel like I'm missing out. If I finish this big painting today I will celebrate and take a few hours off tomorrow to do something outdoors, hehe.

There have been some little ground doves in our yard, I hope they stay there, they are so cute and we have a very safe and fenced off walled yard which would be good for birds that don't really fly, lol. I always worry about them - they seem like such prime targets for foxes and alligators. We do have a beautiful blacksnake who lives out there though, and some pretty hefty Cuban Treefrogs - man they are big. Probably not big enough to eat a dove though (I don't think....).

All right - off to work!
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[User Picture]From: fragirl
2005-01-12 02:57 pm (UTC)
awwww look at the froggy! tell one of them to come visit me >_>

Hehe amazingly enough its supposed to be 70 here today!!!! O_O We havent gotten any snow this winter, lol. Of course Friday its supposed to be 20 -.-

Happy painting!

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO!
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[User Picture]From: novemberhour
2005-01-12 03:10 pm (UTC)
Gosh, ground doves sound cuter than anything I've previously heard of!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-01-14 03:31 pm (UTC)
They're really cute - hard to see, they blend in nicely with the ground, kind of grey earth coloured.
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2005-01-12 03:10 pm (UTC)
Do plan on eating today? hehe. good luck on getting it done today. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2005-01-12 03:20 pm (UTC)
I've been watching you paint this one! It's a bit hard to tell what's going on through the cam just yet, but I love the colors so far! I'm so excited to see it done!!

If I ever come to visit, I'll drink your coffee!!

I don't think I know what a ground dove is, but they sound like the cutest things ever!! And that frog is so adorable looking!! I want to sit in your backyard for a while and see all these nifty creatures, lol!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-01-14 03:31 pm (UTC)
Certainly! Before you visit just let us know what type of coffee you like (I don't know anything about coffee, lol.)
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[User Picture]From: crypticvitality
2005-01-12 03:24 pm (UTC)
You are a maniac aren’t you lol, Your going to be sitting there all day! Don’t forget to eat and take bathroom breaks lol. But That would be cool if you finished it today, but that doesn’t mean we will see it tonight will it, it takes you a while to scan those large ones doesn’t it... ?

Oh the suspense of it all!!! Cant wait to see it!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-01-14 03:32 pm (UTC)
Yes, I am, actually! I'm a complete and utter maniac - it never ceases to amaze me how few people even notice!

Hehe, it took about 4 hours to scan and piece together, but it turned out great!
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From: delphineart
2005-01-12 03:42 pm (UTC)
LOL !!! *FIRST* thing we've done when we knew Kevin's parents would come visit us last summer is to buy a coffee maker too lol ;-) We're soooo good for our houseguests lol, speaking of I did a weird dream 2 nights ago, I was visiting you and we got a fight over an ENOURMOUS crab on a table O_o (((( which is silly cuz you are vegetarian and I'd NEVER eat a crab in my entire life, ehhhhwww poor crab !!! )))) I remember you said "DON'T TOUCH THE CRAB, IT'S IN *MY* HOUSE!" then we ended by playing ping-pong in a garden O_o O_o O_o .... LOL !!!!!!!!!! Stop haunting me like that with your crab in my dreams dammit !!! bwahahahahhaha
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-01-14 03:33 pm (UTC)
LOL!!!! Ewww! The only time I'd have a crab in my house would be if it were a pet, lol.

Hehe - don't worry - I'm a much bettr hostess than that!!
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From: mercurial_realm
2005-01-12 03:43 pm (UTC)
I'm like you Jasmine, I itch to finish a piece in a day, but stupid things like sleep ,hunger and an occasional change of underwear gets in the way;)
I can't wait to paint fulltime.
Anyway, I was watching you last night, the base is coming along nicely, I'm looking forward to seing it progress.
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From: velcrow_rabbit
2005-01-12 03:43 pm (UTC)
I have never seen a ground dove (that I'm aware of), but we do have a lot of ring tail doves. They are so tame and gentle, they will let you pluck them from the trees. *^_^*
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2005-01-12 03:43 pm (UTC)
have fun with the family figures around. man-you guys always have tons of people visiting all the time....sooner or later you will just convince a large part of your family to move down there and be closer to you guys since they all want to come to florida all the time.
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[User Picture]From: just_blue
2005-01-12 04:08 pm (UTC)
So, will this be a strictly landscape painting, or will there be a figure within?

On another note, I'd love to see a complete side-profile painting from you. Profiles are notoriously difficult to do for most people, but I bet you'd do really amazingly at it.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-01-14 03:34 pm (UTC)
Oh! I should try to do one sometime - the closest one is probably in this icon here.
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[User Picture]From: boogarshadow
2005-01-12 04:13 pm (UTC)
Jas that looks AMAZING!!!!!!!..I can already tell that I am going to love this one!!!!!!

I AM SO JEALOUS THAT YOU HAVE FROGGIES!!!!!!!!(Not jealous of the alligators though, hehehe)

WE have Quail here that are funny..they run in a line with all their babies trailing behind them...Sometimes when I go to the store I feel like that..LOL...

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[User Picture]From: kimbearlys
2005-01-12 05:45 pm (UTC)
Hi Jasmine,
We have a pair of doves at our house. I think they stay together forever. They are forever sitting with each other. They will usually test out a place to see if it is safe. They are such mellow birds. Not noisy or messy.
This painting looks wonderful. My Ebay should be working soon! Watch out for scammers. These people are the worst! They must not have anything else better to do than think of ways to rip people off.
Have a GREAT painting day!
Hugs,
Kimbearly
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[User Picture]From: gr8shapes
2005-01-12 08:19 pm (UTC)
You may want to look into getting a "French press" for your guest coffee. they are so much prettier than an ugly electrical coffee maker, easier to store (compact) and makes MUCH better coffee :)i use one all the time.
now...i have to go check out the new painting! hehe!
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2005-01-12 08:35 pm (UTC)
Man, must be nice! It's FREAKING COLD here!! I wish it would warm up so that I could take walks in the evening or afternoon or something...
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[User Picture]From: rubyg
2005-01-12 11:10 pm (UTC)
Ooo wow! I hadn't seen this painting at all but I just took a peek, looks great so far! Hehe, good luck getting it all done!

Aww that'll be nice to have some more family to visit! I wish my family would buy me a coffee maker I could use, I love coffee lol!

Those Treefrogs are sweet! But I hope they don't eat the doves though!
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