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Good morning, good morning! [Mar. 7th, 2005|11:07 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
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My heart is singing today!

I'm all done with my website, and I finally get to paint! I've been feeling almost sick to my stomach because I haven't got any painting in for several days due to the Site Update of Doom. Wow.

Don't know quite what I will paint but it will probably be cheery, because I'm in a GOOD MOOD. I'm sure Matt is too - I'm a complete and utter drag to be around when I'm in webmistress mode. I wake up and sit at the computer and then I go to bed and wake up and sit at the computer, no exception for four days straight. And I mostly just grumble when asked questions or interrupted. Not fun to be around.

I've got a couple of wonderfully fun commissions lined up too! I'll be working on those throughout the week - I'll double check with the customers to see if it's okay if I work on the webcam, and if so you will get to peek in on those too. One's a big giant 48" painting (wow!) - I'll have to see what I can do about fitting it on my table, lol.

But for now I'm going to start on a new original or two, and life is good =)

And tonight we're hanging out with foxmagic! It will be so nice to leave the house, hehe - since we don't have a car I've been quite the recluse. He's also taking us car-shopping in not too long - that should be fun. I can't wait to have a reliable vehicle for the first time in my life, lol.

All right - off to work! You can watch me HERE!
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[User Picture]From: duckycat
2005-03-07 04:20 pm (UTC)
Car shopping sounds like fun! It's wonderful to hear you being cheerful!! Enjoy your day! I miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-08 04:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you mom!!! I miss you too!!!
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[User Picture]From: just_blue
2005-03-07 04:25 pm (UTC)
Any hints as to what's new for us to see?
And yay for getting back to painting. It's so nice to see that it's internally-driven, rather than monetarily, as I've seen with other people.
I figured it HAD to be, because nobody could paint as often as you do and hate it. Heheheheh.

I'm just now starting to know how it feels, myself... it's kind of a... I dunno. Glorious burden, I suppose. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-08 04:17 pm (UTC)
Oh my yes, I'd be doing this whether it was my job or not, hehe.

Let me see - the next commissions I'll be working on - I've got a cool backdrop I'm working on for a Tattoo shop in the UK - it'll be kind of like my Atlantis painting, with woad tattoos and lightning and other neat stuff. Then I've got a really big 48" painting of a portrait of a woman who loves books, sitting amongst piles of books in a library with a lot of my faeries and fairytale characters sitting with her, and then I've got a painting to do with a candy fairy for a logo for a new candy store! And a couple of others too, hehe - I'll need to look at my commission lineup sheets.

Right now though I'm working on a fairy in flight - kind of like my Gothling 8 all in yellow & black stripes, with bumblebees around her! I'll be working on that one in just a few minutes!
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[User Picture]From: novemberhour
2005-03-07 04:26 pm (UTC)
It's nice to hear a Jasmine heart-song. =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-08 04:17 pm (UTC)
>^__^
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[User Picture]From: cannibol
2005-03-07 04:29 pm (UTC)
looks good, i got your link up on my site~
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-08 04:17 pm (UTC)
Awesome Vince - I'll add you back asap!
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2005-03-07 04:41 pm (UTC)
It was not very nice of Matt to add to your grumpiness by telling you that Star Wars is better than Star Trek! lol!! I'm so glad you got it all done and out of the way so you can get back to painting again!
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[User Picture]From: kaokame
2005-03-07 07:49 pm (UTC)
RAWR!!
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2005-03-07 04:58 pm (UTC)
YAY Jas gets to paint!!! I hear you on the painting thing. I haven't painted for over a month. I wish my new paints would get here soon. But I have sketched like crazy!!! I have like 25 pieces ready to paint...hehe.

OOOHHH what kind of car are you looking for??

Have fun!!! I'm sure you will!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-08 04:19 pm (UTC)
We'll probably go for a van of some type - we need something with three rows of seats (we have a lot of family visiting us at any given time and we need to be able to tote them around), and also something that I can hold a big tent and shelving and stuff for art show setups, festivals, etc.
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[User Picture]From: kimbearlys
2005-03-07 04:59 pm (UTC)

Glad you finished!

Hi Jasmine,
I haven't been around lately. So many things going on. My sister in laws mother in law passed away in her husbands arms. (my kids call them Grandma & Grandpa ) Bruce went over there right when it happen. ( His sister & Hub live is Seattle) Very sad.
Well on the happy side- Bruce bought a new car- The Chrysler Hemi 300- He is in love. Looks like a pimp car to me.... hehe.... Well glad to see you are up and painting and in a CHEERY mood! Missed you guys!
Foxmagic is so nice...... He is the kind of guy a girl should marry!
Hugs to you and Matty!
Kimbearly
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-08 04:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Glad you finished!

=( I'm sorry to hear that, Kim =( I am glad at least that she was with loved ones.

Oh! That's awesome! I'm excited to get a new car - we've always had really cheap junky cars, so it will be nice to have something for once that we can take on road trips, etc.

It's true! Foxmagic is a good good guy - we had a wonderful time with him last night, he even took us to the grocery store after we went to Epcot so we could buy some much needed groceries, hehe.
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[User Picture]From: kimbearlys
2005-03-07 05:06 pm (UTC)

Fairy with Ferret ORIGINAL PAINTING gothic fantasy art

I Love this painting! I bid but was outbid.... Time to snipe!!!!!!
Hugs,
Kimbearly
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-08 04:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Fairy with Ferret ORIGINAL PAINTING gothic fantasy art

Oh! Isn't it the cutest? The little ferret looks almost real - I'm very proud of how he turned out - ferrets are so cute!!! Good luck!!!
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[User Picture]From: rubyg
2005-03-07 05:06 pm (UTC)
Yay! I can only imagine the relief of finishing a big overhaul of a website!

Originals, commissions, it all sounds good!

Have a great time tonight! Car shopping will be a hoot!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-08 04:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you Sorrel!!!
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[User Picture]From: girliwhirl
2005-03-07 05:11 pm (UTC)
Jasmine,

Do you use rolled canvas and then just cut off the size you need?

*Off to Strangeling.com now*

Can't wait to see all the new stuff!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-08 04:22 pm (UTC)
I do - I buy big rolls of pre-gessoed canvas (Fredrix brand) up at MisterArt.com - that way I can cut unusual sizes for commissions, etc.
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[User Picture]From: rainbowsandgold
2005-03-07 05:44 pm (UTC)
Wow! I stumbled across your website a few days ago while I was in search of faery tattoo ideas. I am definately considering a number of your paintings as some ideas! You are an amazing artist, thank you so much for being different and unique and finally offering something new for art fans. You've got a great talent, I hope someday I will be able to purchase one of your originals.

- Eliza
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-08 04:23 pm (UTC)
Hi Eliza! Thank you so very much!!!! Oh! If you get any tattoos based on any of my paintings, send me a photo and I'll post it up on my website!
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2005-03-07 06:50 pm (UTC)
yay!! buy one like mine!!!! you know you want to, you at least have to take one for a test drive. ok, thats the last time ill bug you about it :) maybe...
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-08 04:24 pm (UTC)
LOL! You and the Scion Conspiracy! =P I do think they are pretty cool.....

We'll probably end up getting something bigger though, I need three rows of seats for visiting family and something Matt can carry lumber in, and something we can put art festival stuff like tents & shelves and whatnot. So, probably a van, it'd make the most sense!
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2005-03-07 08:06 pm (UTC)
Buy one like mine! Hee hee!! I have a Honda CRV--they are bigger than a car, smaller than an SUV --but room to transport!
You need a webmistress to do all your website updating, so you can just focus on painting. You should look into hiring one. My friend, Lisa P has someone who does her site. :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-08 04:25 pm (UTC)
Oh! Those are really cute!!

We'll probably end up getting something bigger though, I need three rows of seats for visiting family and something Matt can carry lumber in, and something we can put art festival stuff like tents and crates and stuff.

I know, man - I really should. I'm just a control freak about stuff like that =P
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From: meluseena
2005-03-07 09:09 pm (UTC)
haha i am like that too when I am updating my site.. and mine is much smaller! i can't imagine how hard it is for you!

What do you do to ship enormous painting such as this 48" one?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-08 04:27 pm (UTC)
I paint on the canvas unstretched so I can just roll it up to ship - it's a lot easier that way. I buy oversized art mailing tubes online from Packagingprice.com - they make a "heavy duty" grade that is so sturdy I can actually stand on them with both feet and they don't even crease!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-08 04:28 pm (UTC)
Lol - our current non-working vehicle is missing windshield wipers, a tailpipe, paint, hehe - it's pretty junky!

We're going to get a van too - I often have a lot of visitors in town and also I want to start hitting some art fairs & festivals and need room for all of that stuff!
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