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Happy Sunday! [May. 22nd, 2005|03:11 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I apologize for being away from LiveJournal for a little bit - I tried to look back through the last day or two, but LJ seems to be having server issues - so if there's anything important that anybody posted for me, just contact me directly!

I've been trying to spend a little time with Matt's mom while she's staying with us! We went to a little town called Cassadaga, FL yesterday - it's an old Spiritualist's camp from the 1800s - we went to a cafe and some neat bookstores and stuff there. We thought maybe about getting a reading or going to a séance, but it was all pretty expensive, lol - maybe some other time.

We went and saw the new Star Wars - I won't give any spoilers but - I loved it! I wasn't really into Episode I, but I liked Episode II, and the third one was better than both of them.

I am in a painting mood right now (but then again, when am I not?) - I might either start on a new big painting, or else (since it's getting late in the day) do a few mini-paintings - I'm not sure yet. We are going to be having a movie night tonight (my mother-in-law brought some movies for us to watch, and we have popcorn and veggie dogs), but I might squeeze a few hours of painting in before that. Whatever I do, you can peek in on my webcam to watch my progress - HERE!
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[User Picture]From: neva_ivan
2005-05-22 07:57 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you're having a really good time!

BTW, if you ever want a remote tarot reading I'd be happy to do one for you (for free of course). I can be a little slow (cause I do the reading all at once but getting it typed in and sent can take a day or two depending on other stuff), but it's something I love to do and I don't like to keep doing them over and over for myself. But I know it's not as much fun as going and getting it done in person.

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-05-22 10:33 pm (UTC)
I might take you up on that sometime!

I usually give myself readings (I have a collection of tarot decks) - but it's probably not very objective giving them to myself, lol.
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[User Picture]From: neva_ivan
2005-05-24 06:31 pm (UTC)

I meant to respond to this

Actually, I really don't know what's objective and what isn't. If it works for you, then it works, I guess.

I kind of like doing readings for other people because I tend to be a lot less emotional about someone else's reading and I can really dive in. I love working out the intracacies (sp?) of each card. When I do readings for myself I often find that I'm too in the thick of things to make the connections between the cards, though sometimes I look back on past readings and realize they were quite accurate.

Other people have told me that they read great for themselves, but suck at doing readings for others. So it just depends.

I'm not one to think there's a right and wrong way. And when I do readings for other people, I always say "ok, I'm still learning, so here's my best interpretation..." Yeah, I've been learning for years and years, but hopefully if I make it to 80, I'll still be learning then.

I've had one or two readings done for me that were really, really helpful, but unfortunately the one I paid for when out with a friend, and it was a little expensive, I sort of thought was silly. So, I guess I have this reading snobbery, like if you go into a shop and pay it's often good entertainment, but not much else. But then, I do know people who've been very, very happy with paid readings, so it's one of those things were you can just get lucky.
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[User Picture]From: concretedaisies
2005-05-22 08:23 pm (UTC)
I had a friend who went to Cassadaga all the time. She went to a lady that dealt with angels. I was suppose to go with her, but she got into heavy drugs :/
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-05-22 10:34 pm (UTC)
Eek! Your friend, or the angel lady?

It was a cozy little town - very laid back and green & shady - almost "overgrown" with trees and plants. They had several veggie options for us at the cafe too - that was nice!
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[User Picture]From: concretedaisies
2005-05-22 11:48 pm (UTC)
my friend....so sad because she was a smart woman, but now she's very paranoid. one of these days i'm going to go there, but with this darn hot florida weather i don't feel like doing anything. speaking of veggie meals, i'm so craving a veggie reuben!

keep up the wonderful paintings, you are so inspirational! when is your book coming out?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-05-28 02:56 pm (UTC)
=( That is very sad. =(

Oh man - a veggie reuben would be heavenly right now - I am starving!

Still don't have an exact date on the book - Summerish- it keeps getting pushed back when I change things, lol. At the last minute I wanted to include some painting tutorials (a couple of "step-by-step" type how-to pages) since I keep getting asked about painting technique, lol. As soon as I know the exact price & date I will be accepting pre-orders and will post here and of course up at my website!
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-05-22 08:36 pm (UTC)
hey jasmine, i just saw the new star wars movie aswel, i love it too, it beats the others by far, lol.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-05-22 10:34 pm (UTC)
Agreed!
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-05-22 08:39 pm (UTC)

HAMSTER!

he's so cute!!!

~Justine
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-05-22 10:34 pm (UTC)

Re: HAMSTER!

Hi Justine! Hehe! Isn't he the cutest? I just posted him - he's already been snatched up though, lol!
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From: kendy_land
2005-05-22 09:51 pm (UTC)

hi...the web cam...

Hi, my name is Kendy and i love your paintings..my best friend and i are constantly going on about in your webpage and looking at the fairies seeing what they all have in common and different things..but getting to the point, i'm having a problem with your web cam, i can't see it..and i don't understand what it is that i'm suppost to do if you'd be so kind as to send me an e-mail or something telling me what it is i'm suppost to do, i would really appreciatte it...thanks
Att.
An avid Puerto Rican fan ;)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-05-22 10:36 pm (UTC)

Re: hi...the web cam...

Hi Kendy! I'm so pleased to meet you! It seems every day I hear from a new fan in Puerto Rico - it makes me happy to know that my artwork is appreciated there!

The webcam only works with Internet Explorer and a couple of other browsers (it won't work with Macs, for example). Also some firewalls will keep from running it. You might want to install (or re-install) Yahoo Instant Messenger - the bundle download for it includes the webcam viewing software! http://messenger.yahoo.com/
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2005-05-23 05:32 am (UTC)
Wow! I have not been to Cassadaga in such a long time. I have been wanting to get my Tarot cards read but, am afraid to see what they will say. I got some really neat things though up in Cassadaga, one of my friends mothers used to work in a store there and she reads stones she was going to do mine but, she quit or something. Though, I was very curious on it. I want to stay at that little bed and breakfast one of these days. Everyone thinks it is haunted over there and is prettified to go up there on Halloween since, they heard some freaky stuff has happened. But, I happen to think it is a nice and little town full of spirits.
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