Jasmine Becket-Griffith (jasminetoad) wrote,
Jasmine Becket-Griffith


I just got commissioned to do one of my big paintings - the 48"x36" size. I'm very happy since my client is leaving most of the painting up to my own imagination (it's nice to get to get to do a piece of that size using some of my own ideas!). Since I'm still in this little apartment though, I need to make some room!

Since the holidays are over I'm back to doing my commissioned pieces. That might mean I won't have as many "originals" for a little while, but the money is good and I'm very paranoid about having a bunch of cash in savings before we move. I'm always afraid something will come up - hospital bills, car problems, burglary - something that will end up costing a bunch of money...

We still are on the waiting list for the larger floorplan - we still don't know our move-in date yet. I wish we knew - Matt would like to get his paperwork for his job transfer so we can let our current apartment complex know that we will be breaking the lease (since he's got a job transfer though we won't be penalized).

I've been playing around with my Wacom graphics tablet a lot lately. For those of you who don't know, it is a computer peripheral that looks like a flat piece of plastic with a wireless pen. When you "draw" with the pen, it shows up on the computer screen. It's very sensitive - in some ways it is more sensitive than a real-life pencil! It works great for digital art programs, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. It's so much easier to draw/paint with it than using a mouse! I've just been doodling so far, but once I get something I like I'll probably offer it as prints. I generally don't like digital art as well as traditional art media, but the graphics tablet produces a very similar result without the mess and cost of materials. Unlike drawing on a computer with a mouse, it actually feels like I'm making my own art! I don't think I'd ever be a primarily digital artist - but I think it's fun to play with!
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