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New Painting!!!!!!! [Mar. 21st, 2005|09:09 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
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Yay!

A lot of work, but she's finally finished - it's so cool!! Certainly one of my best portraits to date!!

Check it out.......

"Tiki Twilight"



Cool, eh? It'll be my entry for the EBSQ Self Portrait Show!

And then (since somebody snatched up the last one) I went ahead and listed a new "Custom Fairy" painting in my eBay store.....

"Unfinished Fairy Painting"



All right - dinner coming right up! Hope you are all having a lovely evening >^__^
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[User Picture]From: 67_chevelle
2005-03-22 02:26 am (UTC)
Tiki Twilight is Amazing! You are the master of Highlights!!! I love the glow coming from the Tiki and dang those sunset red highlights on your hair is incredibly beautiful!!! I think this is your BEST self portrait yet!!!
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[User Picture]From: cybertazz2
2005-03-22 02:26 am (UTC)
Woah!! That is so awesome Jasmine!!! She's beautiful, and I just luv the way the Tiki glows!!
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From: delphineart
2005-03-22 03:38 am (UTC)
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww !!! So lovely !! it's the pic you use for your auction "artist photo" right ? I could recognize it everywhere hehe, love love love that new painting !!!! ^.^ ! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2005-03-22 04:18 am (UTC)
Beautiful Jasmine!!! :) I love the colorful highlights in your hair!! xoxoxoxox
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-22 03:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you Carrie!!!!
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2005-03-22 05:27 am (UTC)
The red highlights bouncing of your hair are amazing!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-22 03:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you Heather! The highlights are always the most fun part, I think!
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2005-03-22 05:58 am (UTC)
That Tiki Twilight is amazing! You look like you are going to walk right our of that painting!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-22 03:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you Lisa!!! I had a lot of fun painting this one. Makes me want a Mai Tai or a Pina Colada.......
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2005-03-22 06:06 am (UTC)
That is really beautiful hun.
I added you to my friends list by the way. I am probably going to be purchasing something from you in the next day or so, so I would love to ask you something about it. I also live right by you.

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-22 03:13 pm (UTC)
Hi Jessica! Thank you so much!! Welcome to my Journal!!

Oh! Feel free to ask away!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2005-03-23 04:25 am (UTC)
Hey! Your welcome hun! Thanks for welcoming me into your journal.
I will, thanks!! =)
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[User Picture]From: erikasfriends
2005-03-22 06:25 am (UTC)
Tiki Twilight is gorgeous - so you! Well you better enter it in the show!!! Don't you love the banner for it? :D
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-22 03:10 pm (UTC)
Lol, yeah - I feel like I really had to enter this time! I also wanted to make a new one for the show (didn't want to be redundant with the banner, hehe). I think though your own entry wins hands down though, that's one of the best drawings I've ever seen - you've got my vote!
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[User Picture]From: irrimiri
2005-03-22 07:35 am (UTC)
Your selfportrait is very beautiful, I love the colored highlights everywhere, and the details of the palmtrees and water. It's beautiful and mystique ^__^

great work again, it seems you're getting better and better in this.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-22 03:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you Miriam!!! >^__^< Now that I live in Florida I feel like painting more tropical themes!
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[User Picture]From: irrimiri
2005-03-22 05:24 pm (UTC)
you're welcome ^__^. I believe the weather is great there at the moment. You lucky gal, haha. Here it just started raining again. Hope tomorrow will be better, I love the sun
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[User Picture]From: yidneth
2005-03-22 11:03 am (UTC)

CONGRATS

you have amazing eyes and that is what make your self portraits so intense
WELL DONE!
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[User Picture]From: rubyg
2005-03-22 11:19 am (UTC)
Wow your self portrait painting is amazing! I love the colours and the sky!!

And someone's nabbed the fairy painting already lol!
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[User Picture]From: juliet418
2005-03-24 06:48 am (UTC)
hehe...that was me!!! it was just to perfect to pass up!:) Sorry :(
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-24 02:32 pm (UTC)
>^__^<

It sounds like it will turn out lovely!!! I'm actually emailing you right now, hehe!
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2005-03-22 12:39 pm (UTC)
Your Tiki self portrait is GORGEOUS!!!! I love the sunset background!!! The glowing Tiki God Rocks. And of course you are beyond gorgeous!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-22 03:12 pm (UTC)
Awww! Thank you Dawn!!! >^___^
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[User Picture]From: __mir__
2005-03-22 07:31 pm (UTC)
:) great Jasmine
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From: ashecorven
2005-03-24 03:40 am (UTC)
I love this one, Jasmine...especially the green glow =:=}
What exactly is a "tiki"?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-24 02:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Adam!

"Tiki" is a Polynesian word for the old gods/spirits that were worshiped by most of the old island people. A "tiki" now mostly refers to the carved wood or stone god statues from the old island cultures (typically Pacific Islanders from Polynesia, Hawaii, etc.). They all had little totems, mostly these masculine symmetrical menacing-looking statues. There are a lot of them here in Florida, often they are carved out of the base of a palm tree.

In the last half century, the term "tiki" also has come to mean the decor and culture inspired by tropical regions. Tiki culture started getting popular in the USA after World War II - a lot of soldiers were stationed in the islands and grew to like it, and when they came back to the US they were a little "homesick" for tropical things. That's when "tiki bars" started springing up, and rum-based and tropical fruit drinks started popping up (like Pina Coladas, Mai Tais, that kind of thing). There was a big surge of that kind of thing in the 1950s-60s. And then in the past few year's there has been kind of a tiki subculture with a whole "retro" kind of thing that embraces and preserves the early US tiki culture. And then of course here in Florida a lot of that stuff is always popular anyways, lol.

Hehe, didn't mean to write an essay here!
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From: ashecorven
2005-03-24 02:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the history lesson, Miss Becket-Griffith...very interesting.

"Settle down class...QUIET IN THE BACK THERE!!" hehehe

Hmmm...and I always thought Mai Tai's were something else...maybe that's just in Thailand though...lol
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