I your opinion: do you think I should consider Spectrum? Be honest, dear.... please?
Sure! In fact, they seem to pick a lot of unusual mediums - sculpture, 3-d, etc. - I think some fiber/cloth/quilt art might catch their eye since it's so unique (not to mention you do such a beautiful job of it). They try to pick a wide variety of things, but be warned they are very picky. I submitted three paintings last year - "Ophelia Immortal"
, "Starry Night Fairy"
& "Voodoo in the Bayou"
and NONE of them got in. Which in a way was kind of funny, because they chose "Hunger Pains"
to go into Spectrum 11, and I don't think it's as good as the others.
I lived with boxes for over a year when I looked after my brothers stuff for him while they built a house. Nightmare--- but at least he did eventually collect them. I think boxes multiply when you are not looking.
I think they are multiplying....
Hehe, we still haven't unpacked some of our own stuff, and we've lived in our house a year now....
You have created a monster, Jasmine! I'm addicted to BPAL and this coconuthutbeauty looks soooo good. No...no...no, one addiction is enough for me! ;)
2005-11-09 07:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Uh oh...more new smellies!
I know... I am a bpal monster too... I seen the link and replied: Damn it Jasmine!!! LOL
Hhhhmmmmmmmmm... I would have to re-photograph Morgaine, I think... That's what I would submit.
Yeah - I wondered too about Hunger Pains... I mean it's a good painting, but I don't feel it reflects the whole flavor your art as much as other pieces do... does that make sense? "Ophelia" is pretty amazing, tho, and Starry Night Fairy is... well... your book cover! (I like it better on the cover of your book than in theirs - LOL)
And thankies - love, for the compliment. Did you get my email about the delay on your kitties? I need to sit down and do a little hand-sewing on the back hanger-sleeve-thingy. I can't WAIT to get it to you!!!!!!
2005-11-09 04:08 pm (UTC)
I have a link for you for spectrum12 free shipping!
I sent you an e-mail to your jasminetoad.aol.
I just got an offer this morning to get the book with no shipping from Bud Plant books, then I read this! They're a good california based book company, that specialize in comic and fantasy art books. They'd probably carry your book in a heartbeat! I've gotten a lot of good books from them.
(going to get a livejournal page any day now!)
2005-11-09 04:09 pm (UTC)
Re: I have a link for you for spectrum12 free shipping!
Hi Jenevah!! Thank you so much! Hehe, I just emailed you! =)
I'm on a mission to try all of the Coconut Hut's pumpkin flavors. I've tried the lotions, body butters & love their perfumes.
They will be closed for the month of Dec. :(
I got a freebie of their Pumpkin Creamcheese Frosting - OMG it is so good!
Mmmm! That sounds really good - I'm addicted to coconut in all forms!
hey jasmine, I just sent you an email (art related) but it may go into your spam filter because of one of the words in the title :) just wanted to make sure you get it.
Lol - I see it, hehe! I have my spam filter disabled, so I get pretty much everything. Very interesting - I might have to think about that!
That would be really nice....
I really enjoy the diversity of the Spectrum books---ALWAYS so inspiring! Whenever I'm in the art doldrums, I look at those books and think---WOW---so many perspectives!
I love BPAL also. A friend of mine recently sent me a couple dozen samples of their scents he'd ordered and I'm still working through them, a different one each day so I don't start mixing too many. The thing that always jumps out at me about BPAL scents is...they always end up smelling SO DIFFERNT on me than in the bottle! I know all scents tend to do this as they breathe...but I mean, some BPAL scents smell SO very, very different on me that I'd never recognize it was what came out of the vial, at all. Today I'm wearing Midnight...
I've found that with the "mutable" (changing) scents, if I put them in my hair on on my clothes (I often wear crappy clothes when I'm painting, so I don't care about staining too much...) - that will keep the scent "true" and it won't be affected by body chemistry!
you need to either get on one of those make over shows where they come and try and organize a room of your house and have them set up a business/shipping room in your home. Ir if there is space build an add on above your garage and make that into your little business space. so that you have plenty of room for storing too!
have a great day jasmine and matt
Lol - I vote for the TV show option!! That would be awesome!
Yeah, we're planning on eventually adding onto our garage, but it's going to be really expensive....
Boxes...maybe get a storage room for it? Room in the garage or some kind of organizer for ya? :)
Great painting so far...love the darkness of it.
Have fun when Heather comes!
We're pretty much utilizing all the space we've got =/ Ah well.
Thank you! I'm scanning it in right now!
I used my spare clothes closet for all my packing stuff. Boxes (folded) and tubes on the bottom, tape and bubble wrap on top shelf. USPS will even do pick-ups for you! It's about $10 for unlimited number of packages; a really great deal if you live far from the post office and have tons to ship. :)
We've thought about doing the USPS pickup, but it won't work for so much of our business - a huge percentage of our packages go internationally, which apparently can't be done from home (with all the customs forms, etc.), and then there are a lot of issues with Insurance, etc. too. We live pretty close too, so that's not bad really.
LOL - I know, just what you need - more stuff to spend money on, hehe!
Is Florida paying you guys to enchant people into moving there?? I think you should be getting some kind of "kick back" from the state of Florida for your efforts!
Ha! I wish - I'd be running to the bank, hehe!