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New painting & other stuff..... [Jan. 7th, 2006|09:28 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Yay! I didn't get sick after all, I woke up feeling fine =)

Matt's feeling better too, thank goodness!

I've been painting all day..... and I finished a new painting! Click below to see her.....

"Red Tailed Mermaid" ORIGINAL PAINTING



She's a cutie!

Also the mermaid reminded me that I still needed to list my Shimmering Mermaid #01 Lt. Ed. Canvas print - I kept forgetting to for some reason. So here you go:

"Shimmering Mermaid" #01/25 Lt. Ed. Hand Embellished Canvas Print

And then I listed a BUNCH of new ACEO Cards! To find out more about my ACEO cards, and how they are made, just look at the individual auctions for more info. To see ALL of my currently available ACEO cards, click below:

http://stores.ebay.com/Strangelings-Art-Gallery_ACEO-Art-Trading-Cards_

Or to see them all individually, just click their titles below:

Red Haired Fairy Queen ACEO

Poppy Garden ACEO

Fairy Countess ACEO

Spinner of Stars ACEO

Elf Maiden and Her Dragon ACEO

Fairy in My Window ACEO

Waiting for My Valentine ACEO

Pink Butterfly Fairy ACEO

Next up I will be working on some custom commissions.

Amber, Chris & Matt worked in the backyard today. They cleared out all of the junky bushes and plants that I don't want back there. Currently our whole yard is set up to be "low maintenance" - ie, all woodchips, bushes, and easily pruned plants evenly spaced throughout. Not a lot of usable space. So we are going to be completely re-doing it, putting in bricks or pavers through a lot of it to make it a good outdoor entertaining area. Also adding an herb garden, adding lots of palm trees, and maybe some water features (maybe), and a bunch of pretty plants. Ought to be fun!

The only bad thing is that somebody cut through one of our irrigation pipes - oops. We have a reclaimed groundwater system and little sprinklers pop out of the ground periodically. Now tonight though, instead of sprinkling, there is a pipe that just fills up the backyard with water, lol. Matt's going to fix it in the morning.

On the flip side though, a good thing that came out of it though - they discovered a hidden breaker box that was under a big plant. They flipped a switch and suddenly all of the outlets and outdoor lights that had stopped working after the hurricane are suddenly working again! I guess the plants or wind or something must have flipped a switch. We'd gone without outdoor lights and a bunch of indoor outlets not working for over a year. I kept meaning to call an electrician, but now I'm glad I didn't. I would have felt really dumb hiring somebody to flip a switch, lol. I think it's silly to have breaker boxes hidden under plants though....

Enough about that, I'm going to go get a drink & fix some food!
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2006-01-08 02:49 am (UTC)
So cute! I love the way her hair is floating on the surface of the water!

WEIRD! Who would have thought they would place a breaker box under a big plant like that. So funny.

I keep forgetting that it's warm where you are & am thinking "sheesh! I can't beleive they went outside in the cold weather to work on the back yard". DUH. I forgot that you are fortunate enough to be blessed with good weather while the rest of us are under rain or snow.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-09 07:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you Lisa!!

Hehe, I think it's about 78 degrees out there right now... ;)
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From: ex_amhartnet121
2006-01-08 03:22 am (UTC)
Wow, I think that's your best mermaid painting. It's immediately been put in my "prints to buy" list (which is way too big for my budget already :D)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-09 07:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!!!
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[User Picture]From: alohashark
2006-01-08 03:42 am (UTC)
OOoooooh! You should watch that HGTV Landscaper's challenge for ideas. How cool to design a backyard area that can be utilized practically all year round! There will be photos of some point of the finished product, I hope :-). Herb gardens! And you can grow practically anything in that tropical environment too ! Have fun with it!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-09 07:37 pm (UTC)
Oh yes! I love that show!

I'm very excited about having an herb garden. I spend so much money on fresh herbs, I'm sure it will help that a lot, hehe.
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[User Picture]From: hippiechic567
2006-01-08 03:51 am (UTC)
I would love to see pictures of your newly renovated yard!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-09 07:38 pm (UTC)
I will be sure to post them! Probably not for a few weeks at least though. Right now my backyard is a mess, lol.
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[User Picture]From: caitygrl96
2006-01-08 04:16 am (UTC)
Glad that breaker box was discovered and you have your outside lights. It's the little things in life that make us happy =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-09 07:38 pm (UTC)
It really makes it nicer at nighttime to have lights out there!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-09 07:38 pm (UTC)
Hehe, good luck to you! >^__^
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[User Picture]From: jennifae
2006-01-08 05:59 pm (UTC)
Your new painting is so beautiful! I love her blue/red hair and her red shimmering tail!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-09 07:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!!!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-01-08 06:17 pm (UTC)

Tarot

Hey Jasmine, I was just wondering if you'd ever thought of putting out a deck of tarot cards? I was just thinking that I would love a deck with your artwork on each card, and I think a lot of other people would be into it too. So I thought I'd just throw that idea out there at you. I also just wanted to let you know that since I ordered my first print from you (Bringer of Lighting) I've been saving up to buy more and more of your work on Lim.Ed.CanvasPrint > I figure if it looks THIS GOOD on something that is essentially a poster, Hand embelleshed on canvas must be amazing! Anyway... Let me know if you ever go for the Tarot deck idea, cause I would wanna be one of the first to get it ;)
Much Love,
Lauren
Amusingmuse@sbcglobal.net
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-09 07:40 pm (UTC)

Re: Tarot

Hi Lauren!!!!

Thank you so much for your post!

Oh yes, I've actually started a handful of decks over the years, but I never get more than two or three cards. It's simply inconceivable right now to have the sheer time required to paint 78 new original paintings for one project, hehe. I've thought about doing some other sort of oracle/divination deck (ie, non standard deck), but I have mixed feelings about it. Perhaps someday....
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-09 07:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-01-08 07:13 pm (UTC)

Your work...

I had seen a couple of your fairies before, but while scouting around on the net Friday, looking for tattoo designs, I found your site. I am absolutely in awe of you!! I love them so much! In fact, Saturday morning, I went to get the tattoo my boyfriend bought me for christmas, and I got one of your fairies tattooed in the middle of my back! It was more painful than just about anything, but it was sooo worth it! I'm in love! ~Dana Burton, Louisville, Ky!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-09 07:42 pm (UTC)

Re: Your work...

Hi Dana!!!

Thank you so much!!!! >^___^<

Oh wow! I'm always excited when I hear that somebody has got one of my faeries for a tattoo!

If you could email me the photo - JasmineToad@aol.com - I can post it up on my tattoo page HERE!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-01-08 09:08 pm (UTC)
The mermaid is GORGEOUS. Keep up the great work!
-Abby
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-09 07:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you Abby!!!
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[User Picture]From: bikutoria
2006-01-08 09:25 pm (UTC)
This is going to sound bizarre, but it comes from our personal experience with both houses we've lived in in Celebration plus my mom's experiences with clients' homes. You know the (usually) red reset buttons on bathroom outlets? Hit that, and the outdoor stuff will work again. When we first heard this from an electrician, we were all, "Nuh uh!" But it works.

Also! Saw your stuff in a Hot Topic for the first time yesterday (I think this was the first time I've been in a Hot Topic in a very very long time!). Too cool!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-09 07:43 pm (UTC)
That must be what that box did, because everything is working now - yay!!!

Oh awesome! I'll need to go to the mall and see what they have now....
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-01-08 10:20 pm (UTC)
sounds like you all are having a grand ol' time. i think your next project should be to install a revolving door in place of your front door for all the guests you seem to always have making an appearance!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-09 07:43 pm (UTC)
Lol, probably should!
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2006-01-08 10:21 pm (UTC)
the anonymous comment was me....argh...stupid computer.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-09 04:27 pm (UTC)

Re: Unrelated question

Hi Shela!

Happy to help!

I just use 72 dpi .jpgs on one disc, and send it in every few weeks with my new stuff. I write the name of the piece, my name, and the date completed on a border (I just photoshop it) at the bottom of each .jpg to clarify. I use form VA which can be downloaded right from the Copyright Office's website here in .pdf format:

www.copyright.gov/forms/formvai.pdf

For the title space on the actual form, I usually call it "Jasmine Becket-Griffith Fantasy Paintings Collection Volume #35" or whatever number I'm up to. Burn the disk, fill out the form, include a check for the $30 or $35 or whatever it says, and send it off in the mail! You'll get the stamped completed sheet in about 6 months after that.

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