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A brief update [Mar. 19th, 2003|01:43 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Let me see - right now I'm preparing a layout sketch for my "Snow White" painting that I will probably begin painting tomorrow. I've been reading the Grimm's Fairy Tale and looking online about assorted interpretations for inspiration. I want to do a very detailed piece, so it will probably be a 14"x18" at least!

I'm almost finished with a new little painting called "Jade" which features an adorable fairy (each time I look at her I think "Damn, that is too cute!") with a Chinese flavour to her. She has a little cheongsam outfit on, too cute! I only need maybe an hour or so left to finish her.

Amber is coming to pick me up in a few minutes to take me to my mother's place so Kachina, her and I can work on preparations for her bridal shower! After that we are going to Kachina's house for the evening. I probably won't get any more painting done until tomorrow afternoon after I go to the post office and stuff.

I am debating on what to show in my "Snow White" painting. I might end up doing a few different paintings. I'd like to do a nice forest-y one showing the cottage (without it looking too Thomas Kinkade, lol). I'd also like to do a scary one with the old Hag, and the apple, or maybe something with the box that the hunter fellow is supposed to bring her Snow White's heart in. I want it cute, but a little gothic. I love the Disney version, but I don't want it to reflect that so much. Any suggestions?

I'm also thinking about my new Alice in Wonderland (or perhaps Through the Looking Glass)piece - I can't decide which scene to show next. There are so many I'd like to paint! Does anybody have any favourite scenes or characters?

Hehe, I'd better get back before Amber shows up. I did wade through all of my email this morning, so I did something productive!

[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2003-03-19 12:08 pm (UTC)
oooh, i have been thinking about doing some looking glass peices to. i have only read it once and besides the train there is one scene that really sticks out in my mind but i dont remember it exactly, its something about a cluttered store? do you know what im referring to? i have to read it again before i can do any scenes from it, maybe ill do that later today.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-03-19 12:13 pm (UTC)
That is a neat part of the book! She goes to the shop and it is all full of "curious things". And a Sheep is running it! The Sheep is knitting things out of her own wool I think, and then somehow they end up in a rowboat - very surreal!
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[User Picture]From: yanmei
2003-03-19 12:14 pm (UTC)
There's a snow white movie with Singourney Weaver as the evil step mother. It has some beautiful forest scenes. When they think she's dead they put her in this lovely stained glass coffin.

For alice it might be neat to do one with the red queen, the white queen and alice all in their queen outfits. The tea party if you haven't already done that one. When she meets the white rabbit, a scene with the jabberwocky might be neat and a little different. Alice with the little chess pieces. Just about anything from the book could be a neat painting. :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-03-19 12:17 pm (UTC)
Ooooh! I love that movie! The dead baby is scary though =(

White Rabbit - I might go with that! I think it would be neat to paint him like a realistic white bunny stuffed into a fancy jacket, hehe.
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-03-19 01:02 pm (UTC)
The sam movie popped into my head when I started reading Jasmine"s post! ( Snow White: A Tale Of Terror ) Very cool movie lots of great scenery and movie sets.
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2003-03-19 01:22 pm (UTC)

i feel left out

i havent seen that movie yet :(
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-03-19 02:35 pm (UTC)

Re: i feel left out

I rented it from Blockbuster about 2 years ago. You should see it :)
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-03-19 01:06 pm (UTC)
Well of course I'm gonna say the Cheshire Cat! I love him and I have a growing collection of Cheshire cat collectibles.

* Please excuse my spelling in the other post :)

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[User Picture]From: sabrinanymph
2003-03-19 01:46 pm (UTC)
I'm almost finished with a new little painting called "Jade" which features an adorable fairy (each time I look at her I think "Damn, that is too cute!") with a Chinese flavour to her.

The title Jade makes me think of Mara Jade which is my favourite non-movie Star Wars character. Of course I think the similarity ends there as Mara Jade is a Jedi with bright red hair and I can't see a fairy with a Chinese flavour having red hair! :)

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[User Picture]From: gothdoll
2003-03-19 09:22 pm (UTC)

hmm..what to paint..

hey jasmine!
have you ever read Dante's Inferno and the rest of the Divine Comedy? I think especially in Inferno the descriptions are so vivid that they make for some interesting artwork, although that kind of strays away from the fantasy stuff that you do, but it could definately be interpreted that way..
i know i'd be interested in seeing what you'd come up with for that.. (hmm.. do i sense another commission coming on.. hehe.. well at least not until i get myself out of this little hole my paypal account has dug for me! it's crazy how fast the money goes when it's not physically leaving your hand..*sighs*)
i'm definately a huge fan of Grimm's though so i can't wait to see those. i just hope i've got the $$ to start bidding competitively again.(these tuesday endings are killing me cause i work nights on tuesdays). good luck though and it's getting close to the move.. yay! i bet you're excited.. it's starting to get pretty warm down here though.. and really nasty kinds of humid too..ick. well this is long enough.. hehe.. sorry.. : )
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-03-21 09:18 am (UTC)

Re: hmm..what to paint..

Hi Megan!

Dante's work would certainly inspire some cool paintings! Probably pretty scary stuff too, hehe.

I'm going to be staggering my auctions more (when they end) so I'll probably have some ending a couple of days a week (like Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays perhaps). I am going to be listing a bunch of new pieces that will all be ending on March 31st which is a Monday =)

Let me know if you ever want more commissions! I had fun painting your last one =)
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