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Loup-Garou: Noir - new original painting! And the joys of a cold refrigerator..... [Oct. 26th, 2008|08:33 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
So! As I mentioned a few days back, we thought we fixed the refrigerator - but no. It died.

So we went to Appliance Direct (Wakkie NuNu! - you Central Florida folks will know what I mean. That place IS Wakkie NuNu, too, but they sure have a lot of appliances!). Bought my dream fridge (well, a reasonably priced dream fridge) with a few small scratches at almoat 50% off. They delivered it, took away the old fridge, and we put all our food (which had been languishing in ice chests and coolers) in the new fridge.

But then that fridge never got cold! 24 hours later, we got the Maytag repairman (who is apparently busier than the commercials would have you believe) over, and he told us the fridge was un-fixable (some weird issue, I don't know). All the food was ruined.

So we had to get a THIRD fridge, same model as the new one I wanted, and Appliance Direct brought it over. And - yay - so far so good! We gave it a day, and it is perfect, so yesterday we spent all day hitting Whole Foods, Publix, and the Indian grocery store I frequent, and stocked up! I love grocery shopping, so this was a fun day for me. I feel rich with food now, I love a well-stocked kitchen!

So that's basically been the excitement around here. That and on Friday we had an AWESOME time at my sister-in-law Heather & her Brian's house! They adopted two new kitties from It's All About the Cats (where we got Mama Wolf), and we got to meet them. Their names are Boma and Jiko (another reference that my Central Florida readers might get, lol) and they are so adorable and fun. Heather made a fantastic spread of food for us too, we had so much fun!

Okay - art time - Steven and Delphine (pssst- HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVEN) will be the only ones here who probably know what inspired this painting, lol (J'suit loup garou! J'suit clairvoyant!!) - but it's enjoyable nonetheless.

The new original painting is called "Loup-Garou: Noir"! This is definitely one of my best paintings to date, I put a lot of work into this one! This is the FIRST in a new series - an offshoot of my popular Wolves series - the new series is called "Loup-Garou" (translated from French = Werewolf). All will feature werewolf/wolf themes set in Rococo France, combining my love of historical French portraiture with wolves and werewolves! This first piece - "Noir" (black) features the first black wolf I've painted. He's shown here in this BIG gorgeous painting sitting next to a sultry court lady (I think she might have some sort of supernatural tendencies herself, her eyes look a bit wolfish!) on an elegant sofa. This piece looks even prettier in person and it is HUGE - it truly can be the focus of any room. I can't hardly stop looking at this one. This is an ORIGINAL PAINTING - not a print of any kind! It is on GALLERY STYLE CRADLED MASONITE - Matt has added a hanger on the back, so it is READY TO HANG! No frame needed! She is an original acrylic painting and is BIG - 24"x18" (masonite, ready-to-hang - check out the auction and you'll see a photo of me holding it to show size) and is up for sale on eBay - a ten day auction starting at ONE PENNY with no reserve - ending on the afternoon/evening of Wednesday, November 5th at 6:21 PM Central Time and you can see her here - click on the little picture to see the whole thing with details:


To see all of my currently available ORIGINALS, just click below:

Jasmine's Currently Available ORIGINALS!

And for those of you new here - I have a 2009 Calendar now for sale! Check it out below:

Jasmine's 2009 Calendar!


[User Picture]From: concretedaisies
2008-10-27 01:25 am (UTC)
you gotta love those apliance direct informercials. i love how she has a pant set and dress in that lovely green plaid. O.o
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2008-10-27 02:18 am (UTC)
AH!! It's GORGEOUS!!!! I love it!
I ordered my calendar too! YAY! I can't wait! So cool!

oh man!! That sucks about your fridge! What a pain. Well, at least you got it dealt with & that's over & your stocked back up! I love that too!! Nothing better than a well stocked kitchen! I swear, when I have that I feel all rich! hee hee! :D
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[User Picture]From: sandra666219
2008-10-27 02:42 am (UTC)
What a major bummer about the fridge?

Your new painting is beautiful. I LOVE IT!!!! This is your best werewolf to date.
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[User Picture]From: virtualcardsuk
2008-10-27 10:01 am (UTC)
Awwwww, thank you Jasmine! :) It was so nice to see you again and meet Matty! :)

Are you the werewolf? I love this painting, gorgeous work!

Warmest wishes.

Steven x

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[User Picture]From: zerick
2008-10-27 03:32 pm (UTC)
Hahhaahhahahhaahah you totally rock lol !!! This painting is awesome, as always, and even more because of the title lol ;-) !! I`ll get the French version of the game next time we all meet, I promise! Je suis un villageois ! Je suis un Loup-Garou! ( still Thom totally rocked it when he said he was the Seer and told everyone we were werewolves! But I`m so French I didn`t get what was going on, I thought somone droped their cards or something lol, so I was like wha !?!? )

I miss you Jasmine !!! XOXOXOXOXOX
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From: cedricmnich
2008-10-30 08:28 pm (UTC)
Aha actually a third person besides Delph and Steven knows what you mean here with Loup Garou ;-)

Hey Jasmine, thought you'd love to see that artist website :
Best regards from France

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-10-30 09:42 pm (UTC)
Good to hear from you, Ced! Loup Garou indeed!

Oh wow - what beautiful dolls, I love them!
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From: cedricmnich
2008-10-30 09:53 pm (UTC)
I knew you'd love them. They have a very Jasmine look I think :-)
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[User Picture]From: kimbearlys
2008-10-27 05:05 pm (UTC)

Try this!

We had the same thing happen with our sub zero. They fixed it, but 3 hrs later it went out. Guess what! I complained that I just did my shopping and spent over 300.00 filling the fridge up. They flipped the bill and paid for my grocery shopping. All I had to do was give them the receipt.
Anyway, I love this painting. I even bid! Are you ever going to get your web cam working again? I really miss watching you in action!
Hope you and Matty have a super day!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-10-29 12:20 am (UTC)

Re: Try this!

Thank you Kim!!!

Wow - that is awesome, wish I could have done that with my grocery $$$!!!

The webcam works, but the problem is finding a host. Since the webcam host I used to use went out of business or whatever, I have tried seven other hosts. Either they compromise my computer firewall, or else they freeze up the other computer operations, or else they cost too much, or else they only allow 5 viewers at once before kicking people off, etc. etc. I haven't found one that will work for me like the old one did. Don't worry though - if I do figure out a solution - I will post up here at LiveJournal that very second! =)
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2008-10-27 05:24 pm (UTC)
Its absolutely gorgeous Jasmine! i love the detail in it.
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2008-11-14 09:09 pm (UTC)

love her

She's amazing, I love her dress, and her hair!! ^^ I was wondering if you've ever painted a hamster before? I have some lovely pictures of my hamster, Chandler. ^^

well ttyl.
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