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PIRATES!!!! [Jan. 25th, 2006|11:23 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I'm painting the bestest pirate painting ever! Well, at least the best one I've done, lol. Don Maitz probably puts me to shame when it comes to pirate paintings, but hey - I can try ;)

This one I'm working on now is HUGE - 30"x24" - the largest non-custom size I offer (or have so far, at least). It's a tropical island chock-full of cute pirate girls, and probably a parrot and some monkeys. Might take a while to finish, but you can watch me HERE on my webcam while I work.

My mom & her husband Bill are here staying with us - I think they are having a good time so far. Last night we had pizza and watched a movie, and today they are off at the beach!

I have to work a lot (ie, paint paint paint) over the next few weeks - I have to pay a small fortune in taxes, and need to do it soon, ugh. So I'm in uber-painting mode right now. And jealous of all of you getting refunds, lol.

So - it's off to work for me! Pirates!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-27 03:08 am (UTC)
Ah! Thank you very much! I posted it over Christmas =)

I should have prints, etc. available soon - it's such an oddly sized/shaped painting - took me awhile to figure out the logistics of printing it, lol.
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[User Picture]From: hippiechic567
2006-01-25 04:38 pm (UTC)
Don't be jealous of those of us getting refunds. ;) I'm poor all year-income tax time I feel splendidly rich! I'm really nowhere near but I feel that way! :) I'd rather be comfortable the rest of the year though.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-27 03:08 am (UTC)
Ah, it's true. It's all your own money to begin with really!
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[User Picture]From: jengaart
2006-01-25 04:48 pm (UTC)
OOOOHHHH, can't wait til it's done! I LOVE Don Maitz! Ah, um, anyway, I'm sure your painting will be a beautiful success!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-27 03:08 am (UTC)
Thank you Jenga! Me too - he's one of my favourite artists.

Just finished the new painting & posted pics!!
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[User Picture]From: irrimiri
2006-01-25 05:11 pm (UTC)
wow, Don Maitz work is awesome. I had never seen it before. It's quite illustrative and also very realistic. Funny!!

I peeked on your webcam, it's looking cuuute :D I want that black and white skirt btw, is it for sale? lol

Good luck with your painting
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-27 03:09 am (UTC)
Thank you Miri!

He's one of my favourite painters. He's also the official painter of "Captain Morgan" (the logo for my favourite brand of rum, lol).
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2006-01-25 05:25 pm (UTC)
LOL! At the moment all I see is your purrrtty black hair ;D I'll check back in a little while :)
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From: toeknuckles
2006-01-25 05:50 pm (UTC)
hehe. i see lots of hair also.
but still a few pirate girlies. ;-) looking good!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-27 03:10 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you Sophia! I just scanned in my painting and posted the pics in my latest entry!
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[User Picture]From: cybertazz2
2006-01-25 06:38 pm (UTC)
Don Maitz, isn't he the Captain Morgan artist?? I can't wait to see your painting finished, I just luv your pirate themed ones..
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-27 03:10 am (UTC)
He sure is!!! My favourite rum!!!
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From: jenbugafer
2006-01-25 07:26 pm (UTC)
yay!! pirates arghhhhhh!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-27 03:11 am (UTC)
I finally finished it and just posted pics!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-27 03:11 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Lol - yeah - those are the crappy kinds of pirates, lol.
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[User Picture]From: sandra666219
2006-01-25 07:38 pm (UTC)
Tax Season!!!!Run!!!!
Sorry to hear you have to pay. Hopefully it's not that much.

The painting is looking so far. Wow, the size is huge.

Payment is on the way.

Don't work to hard, you have to have some fun with your mom and her hubby.
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[User Picture]From: sandra666219
2006-01-26 03:23 am (UTC)
The painting looking great. I didn't get to proof read it.

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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2006-01-25 08:30 pm (UTC)
I don't get a refund. EVER. Paul & I used to pay around $1600/year extra, but we got more taken out of our checks so that we about break even. It's the best way to be though, because OWING the IRS for more than 3 years in a row (when they take out of your check) constitutes to THEM that you are trying to be SNEAKY. AND getting heaps of money back means you've supplied them with extra money to earn interest on all year, that YOU should have been earning interest on. So...it is best to break even from a financial perspective. From your perspective though, you don't really deal with either of those because you have your own business you just have to pay the man. Blah.

and I can't wait to see your PIRATE!!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-27 03:12 am (UTC)
It all makes my head want to explode! Can't wait till I'm through with it (until next year, of course!!).

I just finished up and posted pics in my most recent entry!!
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From: tearlin_llo
2006-01-25 08:37 pm (UTC)
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-01-25 09:42 pm (UTC)

yay pirates!!!

yay i love pirates.... i have pictures of pirates everywhere and now you are combining them with faries another thing i have everywhere so yay. and thanx for painting the pirates
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-27 03:13 am (UTC)

Re: yay pirates!!!

Thank you!

I just posted the painting in my most recent entry =)
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-01-25 09:52 pm (UTC)

portrait?

So i just looked at your stuff on here and I think it is amazing!!! I was wondering if you do some rendition of a portrait for people or specail requests. Let me know I am very interested in your work. Thanks. My name is Blaire Seifried. You can e-mail me at Blaire.seifried@okstate.edu or look me up on myspace if you have that. thanks agian love the work keep goin strong.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-27 03:13 am (UTC)

Re: portrait?

Thank you very much Blaire!! I will email you asap!
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From: jimmycuervo
2006-01-25 10:29 pm (UTC)
I cannot wait to see this one!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-01-27 03:16 am (UTC)
I finally finished scanning it in & just posted pics in my journal =)
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