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Back to painting =) [Mar. 29th, 2003|07:08 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Daddy & Robin came and worked for a while in the bathroom. Daddy rebuilt the wall behind the tiles and it needs to dry for a while before he can put the tiles back on. We were all in awe of what a crap-tacular job the apartment people had done installing the shower in the first place. The tiles were very crooked and falling off to begin with, lol. I have a feeling that if Daddy wasn't fixing it they would have just rented it out to the next tenants without blinking (they're not very in to fixing things around here...).

We've worked out a way for us to go on a short vacation with Daddy & Robin when they come down in a couple of weeks! They're going to arrive with some of our boxes of stuff to drop off and then pick us up for about 3 days while we go with them down to the Florida Keys! I'm very excited and happy that we figured out a way to work in a short vacation with them before Matt has to go back to work. We are going to rent a little house on Key Largo by the beach and then we might spend a day in Key West. I'm glad my dad is going to get to show us around since they like the Keys so much! Matt and I haven't traveled through Florida much, so it will be exciting to see the rest of the state south of the Disney area, lol. Three days will be perfect since that is about as long as we like to leave the kitties by themselves (they have a gravity-fed food dispenser and we'll leave them lots of water). Anything longer than that we would put them in a kennel or have somebody check in on them. Of course, since we'll see them the day we leave and the day we get back they probably won't even notice.

Also there will be a few days in between the time we move in and the time that Daddy & Robin will come visit so that should give us plenty of time to get unpacked, get our driver's licenses and bank accounts ready, theme park passes purchased, paintings painted, etc. Yay!

Ok! I'm going back to painting now - the webcam is ready!
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2003-03-29 06:29 pm (UTC)
i wish i got to go to a nice warm beach, lucky you.
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From: faerieshine
2003-03-29 08:26 pm (UTC)

The Everglades

Hi Jasmine!

I like the painting you are working on right now! I am so jealous you are going to get to live in Florida. I ADORE Florida, especially the Everglades. If you have time (which I'm sure you will at some point) you should go to the Everglades. They are SO gorgeous, lots of swampy areas, alligators, FROGS, all sorts of cool plant life, and of course Everglade trees that stretch up to the top of the sky!!!! My friends and I used to go camping there and I always had the BEST time!!!!

By the way, I signed up for LJ so I can stop being "anonymous" to everyone I talk to...=) I don't have an icon yet though.

-Kayti
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-03-30 03:24 pm (UTC)

found a copycat artist :(

Hi Jasmine,

I'm a fan of your art and an artist myself, and I wanted to alert you to an "artist" who seems to be copying you...a lot.
http://www.angelfire.com/rebellion/jinxie/alice.html
The above link is one of her paintings, it looks very similar to your Alice in Wonderland painting. In fact almost all her paintings look like rip-offs of your subjects, color palette, and even the way you paint leaves! It's awful :( Anyways, she goes by Jinx Avila. I don't know what could be done, but I figured I would alert you since she sells her art on ebay and I was very bothered by her lack of originality.

Good luck,
Lindsey Cormier

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From: fairyart
2003-03-30 05:32 pm (UTC)

Re: found a copycat artist :(

Lindsey...

That particular Alice in Wonderland painting was completed on October 13, 2002. If you don't believe me, you can email the lady who purchased the painting at dnoricks@dfi-intl.com and ask her yourself.

I don't see how I could have possibly copied Jasmine months before she did an Alice + Caterpillar painting herself. If you have a problem with my art or you think I copied Jasmine then you could have emailed me yourself instead of bringing it here. You can email me now - thefairysource@aol.com and I can answer all your questions.

Jinx.
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From: faerieshine
2003-03-30 09:31 pm (UTC)

Re: found a copycat artist :(

Oh my god! That is so terrible! So now anyone who does Alice in Wonderland is a copycat? So, in actuality we are ALL copy cats of the ORIGINAL Alice in Wonderland artist, right? Jinx, you have a very unique style of your OWN, and I do not think you should listen to that person, who obviously doesn't know what they are talking about. I'm usually one of the first people to realize "copies" of style, and I have never noticed that about anything you've ever done. Your style is just different from Jasmine's style, and I'm sure she would agree. Otherwise, you probably would have heard from her about it, don't you think?

I'm very angry. Has this Lindsey e-mailed you yet Jinx? What do you think, Jasmine?

-Kayti

By the way Jasmine, I added you to my friends list if that is Okay...=) You too Jinx...=)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-03-31 01:01 am (UTC)

Re: found a copycat artist :(

Lol - there are a million artists out there who've painted Alice paintings! It's of course a very old book, and the Caterpillar is very popular =) The paintings Jinx & I did aren't very similar to each other at all - particularly compared to many other artists' takes on the scene. I don't think I've even seen Jinx's Alice piece before. I recognize the email address of the owner though as a lady who collects both of our work =) The subject matter of course is the same since it is an illustrative piece, but beyond that I don't see much the same. They're actually about as original as you can get with a scene that's been painted that many times, hehe.

I've been selling Alice art (among other things) on eBay for about four years now - there have been many other artists before and since me that will continue to do so. Lewis Carroll's work is public domain so nobody could claim any sort of infringement unless a specific illustration was copied.

I have gotten a lot of emails about Jinx's artwork lately for some reason - (not about the Alice painting though, before this). Ever since I had a few problems with actual infringement on eBay I've had a lot of people email me who saw artists who were inspired by my style, etc. For those of you out there with concerns I'm sure Jinx would appreciate direct emails rather than going through me =)

Thank you Lindsey for looking out for me though - it is nice to know that there are people who are keeping a heads-up for the scumbags who actually are ripping off legitimate artists!
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From: faerieshine
2003-03-31 01:58 am (UTC)

Re: found a copycat artist :(

I honestly think that the only things you have in common with your art is the fact that you both paint little girl faeries. Although Jasmine, your faeries are [usually] prepubescent and Jinx's have a lovely hourglass figure. I think the only thing people really need to worry about is if the EXACT pose, colors, wings, etc was copied. Jasmine: you'll have to let me know if you ever get any e-mails pertaining to my art as copying. Sometimes I make little girl faeries too...=)

I'm sorry to be so sarcastic, but I adore both yours and Jinx's art and feel although they compliment each other, they are at the same time very different. And Lindsey, please accept my apologies for being so rude. It is good that you are looking out for artists..=) Way too many people get away with copying each others work and expect for others to just not find out. It's very distressing..=(


Take care!
-Kayti
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-03-31 02:05 am (UTC)

Re: found a copycat artist :(

Hi Kayti!

Hehe - you must be up late too =)

If I get any emails about you I'll tell them that you are my friend and to back off! Hehe =)

Hey now - they're not pre-pubescent - they're based off my own figure. We can't all be curvy you know ;)

I remember I got an angry email from an insanely conservative eBay bidder who spouted all sorts of nonsense about my work being pornographic (since the faerie was nude) and depicting "children" (I guess since my faerie was relatively-flat chested). I explained to them that the faerie in question was over six hundred years old, and had certainly passed the age of consent many centuries ago ;)
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From: faerieshine
2003-03-31 04:36 am (UTC)

Re: found a copycat artist :(

You have got to be kidding me!! They thought it was child porn? Did they know anything about faeries? I said prepubescent because of the face AND the body, ya know, lack of pubic hair and all...=) Although if you were to put pubic hair, you might even get MORE responses on child porn, lol.

And I am ALWAYS up late, because my job requires me to be there at 11:00 p.m. and I don't get off until 7:00 a.m. And then, I usually don't go to bed until around three in the afternoon. That's why I'm awake at 7:34 a.m. and you are probably fast asleep...=)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-03-31 09:03 am (UTC)

Re: found a copycat artist :(

Hehe - yeah - I'm almost definitely asleep everyday by 7:00, lol.
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From: faerieshine
2003-03-31 10:13 am (UTC)

Re: found a copycat artist :(

No one in their right minds would want to have the hours I have. They are really annoying. When I do have my two days off a week, my schedule is so messed up that I get absolutely nothing accomplished that I need to. It blows..=(
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-03-31 01:06 am (UTC)

Re: found a copycat artist :(

Hi Kayti!

I'll be sure to add you to my friends list tomorrow!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-03-31 01:05 am (UTC)

Re: found a copycat artist :(

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-03-31 01:20 am (UTC)

Re: found a copycat artist :(

Hi Jinx!!! I'm glad you read my LJ and you got a chance to defend yourself!!!! I just looked at your Alice painting and it is lovely by the way =)

For some reason I have been getting a lot of emails about your artwork lately - I'm not sure if there is maybe some discussion going on somewhere that has connected the two of us but I keep getting comparison essays emailed to me, lol.
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-03-30 11:36 pm (UTC)

Sorry for the misunderstanding

Sorry Jinx--I just emailed you but I figured I'd post an apology here too. I jumped to conclusions, I had no idea that you did your painting first. I just saw a lot of similarities in both your styles and took it the wrong way. It's just that I've noticed a lot of copying going on lately online and I guess I got carried away in my thinking.

Lindsey
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-03-31 01:07 am (UTC)

Re: Sorry for the misunderstanding

You are right about a lot of copying going on! It seems in every genre of art on eBay as soon as something sells well there are a million copies done soon afterwards. Grrrrr....
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From: faerieshine
2003-03-31 02:07 am (UTC)

Re: Sorry for the misunderstanding

What's really terrible is that I have seen a lot of people copying very well known artists. (Not that you aren't well known Jinx and Jasmine..=) I'm talking famous like Brian Froud or Amy Brown. I saw a picture not too long ago of a Frog Faerie sitting on a mushroom that looks exactly like Brian Froud's Frog Faerie, pose and everything!!! And he wasn't even mentioned in the description!!! BLAH! That makes me mad... Why do they think people won't realize that?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-03-31 02:11 am (UTC)

Re: Sorry for the misunderstanding

Argh - I know! I see Froud's work copied almost more than anything else. He's pretty much the premier Fairy Artist out there (in my opinion). I don't know how on earth somebody could think that nobody would notice them copying such a prolific artist!

Hehe - there are several original Froud pieces on eBay now though - I'm so tempted to bid on them, but I had better not! I could go crazy and spend all of my furniture money, lol.
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From: faerieshine
2003-03-31 04:30 am (UTC)

Re: Sorry for the misunderstanding

Oh I know!!! If ONLY I had a couple thousand dollars. You should probably wait until after you have bought all of your furniture, then feel free to go crazy!!! I saw the Elmore picture you bid on...very pretty!!! Although there is quite a difference between a few hundred dollars and a few thousand dollars, lol...=)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-03-31 09:37 am (UTC)

Re: Sorry for the misunderstanding

Hehe - no kidding!
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