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Hey everybody!!!! [Apr. 12th, 2005|12:35 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
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Yay!!! I got my shirt samples today from The Mountain (the company that makes my shirts) - they are uber-cool! Woohoo!! Wonderful colours, wonderful printing, great shirts, made in the USA, great tie-dye on the tie-dyed ones, man they are cool! I'm wearing one now, lol. I will probably order a bunch very soon, so I can sell them myself. In the past two or three days they've been popping up all over online and in half a dozen eBay stores too, it's really neat. I also have been getting emails from stores and people who've seen them at stores - how exciting =)

Let me see - what've I been up to - I've been working on a commission "off camera" (all day yesterday) - I'm sorry, webcam viewers, lol. I'll probably start on a new original later today - I'll post when I start on the webcam.

It's another beautiful day outside - we have the windows open as usual =) We're supposed to have thunderstorms tonight.... we'll see. It's supposed to be clear this weekend, for which I am glad - we're going to the Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom at Disney World with Kachina, baby Theodore, Daddy & Robin (my dad & stepmom) then. They'll be here on Friday!!! Daddy & Robin will be here for a couple of days and then I think they're going down to the Keys, but Kachina's going to be here with us for a couple of weeks and then she'll fly back. Her sister-in-law Heather (I guess she's my sister-in-law-in-law?) will be here for a week during that time too, hehe! That'll be a lot of fun!

Also exciting, my other sister Amber & her husband Chris are moving down here!!!! They'll actually be living with us for a month or so (June/July) at first since the place they're moving into is still being built. They'll be right here down the street (literally, the same street) that we live on - that's so exciting!!!!!!! My closest family right now is about 1250 miles away, so it will be sooo nice having them here. Yay!

All right - I need to finish up on another commission (I did the painting, and now it's time for the computer/graphic design part) - I'll post here when I start a new painting. I might start the new pirate one I keep talking about....maybe.....

[User Picture]From: cybertazz2
2005-04-12 05:14 pm (UTC)
Kewl!! I hope you do the pirate, I luved your last one!!
I'm so happy for you that your sister is moving near you...
I know family means a lot!!! Yay for your new shirts, I can't wait to get one!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-13 02:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you Bonnie! I'm very happy that she's moving down here. Of my two sisters, she was the one who didn't get to visit me as much because of her job (as opposed to Kachina who comes down almost every month since she's an author and a stay-at-home mom, hehe), so it'll be really cool having her live here!
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From: jasminefairy
2005-04-12 05:28 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy for you! I was so lonely even living in Boston. It was only 250 miles away from my friends and family... but I still missed everyone so much.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-13 02:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jasmine!!! I'm very much looking forward to it. It will be funny having her live with me for a little while too, hehe.
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From: delphineart
2005-04-12 05:48 pm (UTC)
OH wow !!!! those are all kick ass news !!!!!!!!!!! :-D !!!!
OMG I just went stalk ebay-land and found all your tops/shirts !!
I got the "Allura" one !!! I'm gonna take some CHEESSSSSSSSSYYYYYYYY pics
of me wearing it once I got it ;-) So you can put that on your fans page ... LOLLLL !!!

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-12 05:54 pm (UTC)
Awesome!!!!!! LOL - I am wearing the Allura one right now - it kicks ass, too!!! Yes yes, send photos!
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[User Picture]From: gossamerfaery
2005-04-12 06:12 pm (UTC)
The shirts look incredible!! Allura definitely stands out! I was going to ask you if this shirt was from the same line. It looks completely different from The Mountain shirts you showed in your journal.

Have fun with your family!! XOXO
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-12 06:18 pm (UTC)
Nope, those are actually ones from a while back - they were from a sample run with a different company and I decided not to do production on them, there's a handful floating around. If you see any others aren't the Mountain, let me know though - there is at least one company making illegal shirts of mine right now, and I need to send it to my lawyer.
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[User Picture]From: kialo
2005-04-12 06:44 pm (UTC)
So how do I know which mountain shirt is "jasmine's"! I love mountain shirts. Got a few in the closet right now.

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-12 06:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, hehe - mine are obvious - any of these here:


The fake ones that are out there right now are t-shirts that don't look anything like Mountain shirts whatsoever.
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2005-04-12 06:46 pm (UTC)
That's so exciting that your sister and her husband are moving down there!! I know how much you and Matt will love having family there!
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[User Picture]From: irrimiri
2005-04-12 07:19 pm (UTC)
Oh goodie, I will definately have a look at your shirts, and maybe I buy some too. I need some new summershirts, that would be so cool!!

Btw, it sounds like you are going to have a lot of fun this weekend! Enjoy yourself (Disney wow). I've been in Disney in California last summer for the very first time!! (and I loved the pirates of the caribbean, so I did that one twice in a row, hehe).

And that's nice that your sister is going to live so close by!! That must be awesome, you can see them more often now ^___^

Anyway, good luck painting, I am going back to work too, hehe. Bye ^_o
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[User Picture]From: wickedshadows
2005-04-12 07:42 pm (UTC)
That is so cool!! I cant wait to see the T-shirts!!!

I was just sitting here the other day thinking how cool it would be to have your art on a T-shirt! I will definatly be buying one! :)
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2005-04-12 09:16 pm (UTC)


these are the ones i could find on ebay. They keep labeling your fairies as grumpy little fairies though. anyways...it is the same store that they are located in but it was all i could find on ebay right now and they are going for 15$ BIN only.

just thought you might like to see those or i guess if people are super desperate to have a shirt now they can get these!
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2005-04-12 09:35 pm (UTC)
by the way we are something like 2900 miles away from you. wow...that is a long long drive-like 45 hours. i am bored and being a nerd.
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[User Picture]From: boogarshadow
2005-04-12 09:43 pm (UTC)
YAY!!!! How exciting for your family to live so close!!!!

My Husband's sister (The pregnant one) and her (almost) 5 kids live only one street over and so does my best friend!!! I can walk there in only about 3 minutes, and it's wonderful (Because they both have pools, muwahaha, which is nice when it's 120 degrees outside)

I wish one of my sisters would move down here, but everyone complains of the heat! It's really only kinda bad for like 3 months, and the rest of the time it's wonderful!..I mean they live in colorado, which is fine but it's COLD there 6 months out of the year! I'll take heat any day, Who needs to wear stinking clothes anyways!!! hehehe
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-13 02:12 pm (UTC)
I'm with you - I'd rather be hot than COLD - I hate being cold more than almost anything!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-13 02:15 pm (UTC)
I found about 15 websites last night that are carrying them already, and about 12 eBay stores already! They're hard to find using most search terms since they don't necessarily put my name on the site or the auction (it's on the shirts of course, but not everybody checks that) - and everybody calls them different things, hehe. I found one place that said they were Amy Brown shirts - d'oh! I just searched "allura" (that's one of the official names of the shirts) and "the mountain" using Title&Description on eBay, or on Google, etc. and it found a lot of them. It looks like a lot of the physical retail shops that carry The Mountain shirts are getting them in stock too - very cool!

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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2005-04-12 11:20 pm (UTC)
That's so cool!!! I'm glad your going to have some fam living close now :)
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[User Picture]From: nymphie
2005-04-13 02:59 am (UTC)
June/July? Yay! Last time I talked to you you were thinking August. Can't wait to meet her and drag her to decoupage and alter book making parties :).
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-13 02:17 pm (UTC)
Yep! They were going to stay and extend their current lease by a couple of months, but then Amber found out she might be job-less (the place she's working is probably going under since all their employees are leaving) soon, so the thought they'd just come down early. Their apartment is being built right now and won't be ready until at least July, so they're just going to stay with us in the meantime.

Totally! Amber really likes that kind of stuff!!!!
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From: otaku_girl_5
2005-04-13 04:17 pm (UTC)
I so happy for you that you'll finally have family right by you! You just need to get James and Kachina to move down there too. Hopefully I'll be living there in about 13 months *counting the seconds before I can move out =)*

P.S. Your new shirts look great. Congratulations!

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-14 02:01 pm (UTC)
I hope they do too - we'll get everybody down here yet, hehe!

Thank you Rachel!!
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2005-04-14 12:17 am (UTC)
Your shirts are beautiful!!! :) Too bad for me they are all tank tops :P I never wear those :/ Any chance they will make some as baby doll tees???
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-14 12:47 am (UTC)
They told me that if these ones did well that they would expand my designs to some of the other styles of shirts, so cross your fingers, hehe! My contract lists t-shirts as a possibility, as well as nightshirts and other upper-body clothing ;)
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