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Ahhhh.... [May. 8th, 2003|09:21 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Nothing like the feel of hair-dye on a newly sun-burned scalp =)

I'm currently touching up my inch-long blonde roots before I look any trashier, hehe =) I was looking at myself in the mirror and from a distance it looked like I had a bald strip down the center of my head, ugh. It should all be a lovely matching blue-black in about 13 minutes now =)

Matt kaokame is on AOL right now, otherwise I'd go check my mountain of email =P I don't like using their webmail, it is a little wonky.

I've started painting my Egyptian painting! As I suspected, my drawing (er, painting) board isn't large enough to accommodate the 18"x24" canvas, so I'm working on a 16"x20" (still quite large by my standards). I can already tell it's going to be incredibly detailed - I've been working this evening just on the basic background colours - taking the time to make it look just like it does in my head. Since it's a temple with sacred ibises in it, I assume it's a temple to Thoth, so I'll probably leave Anubis out of it and just stick with a priestess type girl. I want to work more on it, but I've got to wait until I wash this gunk out of my hair!!!
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From: lilackat
2003-05-08 06:40 pm (UTC)
I still have a hard time picturing you as a natural blond! Your dark hair looks so natural! I never would have guessed! I have always wanted blue-black hair but am not brave enough to take the plunge! Hee Hee

The Egyptian painting sounds wonderful! I can't wait to see it!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-08 08:30 pm (UTC)
This should help ;) This is from before I had ever dyed my hair! Matt & I six years ago - We were both a little rounder back then, I was still in high school (I had a little babyfat still in my cheeks, hehe):

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From: fairyart
2003-05-08 08:39 pm (UTC)
Your hair looks so gorgeous in this picture! All curly :) It reminds me of your "Rapunzel" piece. Is it still that curly? I can't really tell. It looks straight in your icon pictures.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-09 09:35 pm (UTC)
Hehe - this photo was taken right afer a crazy water balloon fight (hence the camouflage clothing). When my hair gets damp it goes all curly! Usually it's pretty straight though, with some waves.
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From: lilackat
2003-05-09 01:23 pm (UTC)
Oh my Goodness! I never would have recognized you! Even Matt looks different from the other pictures you posted! Your hair is so wavy! Do you straighten it now?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-09 04:07 pm (UTC)
Hehe - this pic was taken right after a crazy waterballon fight - when my hair gets damp it turns into ringlets!

Nowadays I brush it straight before it dries, but if it's extra humid it will still get big and curly sometimes, lol.
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From: fairyart
2003-05-08 07:11 pm (UTC)
I use blue/black too. I need to dye mine soon as well. My natural color is a dark brown so you can't really tell the roots are growing in as much.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-08 08:31 pm (UTC)
I use Feria, Starry Night =)

See above pic for my natural colour =)
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-05-08 08:05 pm (UTC)

Walk like an Egyptian....

By following your art and collecting it for as long as I have been I'm now able to pretty much know how much a painting will sell for. But I've never seen you do an Egyptian painting, this could be a high seller. Well, good luck with this one, if you decide to put on a buy it now, I'd suggest more than 500, because those have been snatched up quick lately. Well on a different note, there's this girl in my high school who looks like you!! She has blonde hair but if it was dyed black then she could be like your double in a movie, or one of your body doubles if you'd decide to take over a city in iraq, or a small island. As far as I know she's just a quiet goth girl, she's not in any of my classes though.*frown* well, I'll be commenting again later.. bye, your fan ~Kevin (HungryArt1st)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-08 08:34 pm (UTC)

Re: Walk like an Egyptian....

Hi Kevin!!!

I'll probably start it at $100.00 since it will be an EBSQ+ listing, and I'll set the buy-it-now for $600 since it's a 16"x20" =)

I've done a few Egyptian pieces - back in 1999 or 2000 I sold some on eBay - I think I posted them awhile back in my LJ, but I forget. Nothing as detailed though =)

Hehe - it doesn't hurt to have a few extra body doubles running around! I posted a photo above of me when I was in high school (my hair was still blonde then - I didn't start colouring it until college) =)
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-05-08 08:34 pm (UTC)

Looks like you.

Maybe I'll ask her if I could take her picture, then I'll be able to show you, or I could scan a yearbook picture, but that's no fun, gah, I need sleep, bye. - kevin
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2003-05-08 10:05 pm (UTC)
that pic of you guys is so cute :)
hairdye on a sunburn sounds really burny, ouch.
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From: faerieshine
2003-05-08 10:39 pm (UTC)
Jasmine your hair is so pretty! I like it blonde. Although it looks good as black too! I love the length! No wonder you are so good at painting hair =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-09 09:36 pm (UTC)
Hehe - I only cut it once, back in Elementary school. It's been growing ever since. I don't plan on ever cutting it again - I love long hair (I always paint girlies with long hair, hehe).
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From: faerieshine
2003-05-09 09:39 pm (UTC)

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WOW! I used to have hair down to my waist but it is so damn curly that it just gets so tangled! I have stupid ringlets so now it reaches the middle of my back curly, and to my waist if I straighten it! BTW- How do you get your hair so damn straight? Isn't it naturally curly?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-10 07:07 pm (UTC)
I just brush it straight as soon as I wash it, that usually keeps it pretty straight. The longer it is, the less curly it is too (since the weight drags it down). The only time it ever gets extra wavy is when it gets damp, or if I go to bed with my hair wet!
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From: faerieshine
2003-05-10 09:12 pm (UTC)

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Lucky! I have to iron my hair to get it that straight, and that is SO bad for it. I used to have my hair in dreads but that got old real fast. They weren't "real" dreads so I didn't have to shave my head thankfully.
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From: intricateartist
2003-05-09 05:17 am (UTC)
WOW! How wild to see your "other" hair color! LOL I say other only because the black looks more natural on you to me since it's all I know! ; )
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[User Picture]From: gothdoll
2003-05-09 06:41 am (UTC)

hehe.. have you gotten all sunburnt already? i'm the same way. i have to use like half a bottle of high power sunblock 'cause i have pretty fair skin and i skip right over the tan and go to extremely painful burn. but i don't know that i've ever had sunburn on my scalp and dying it while burnt doesn't sound good. just the price we pay to look cute i suppose. hehee
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-09 07:41 am (UTC)
So far only my scalp has gotten burned =)

I use incredible amounts of the highest spf sunblock on the rest of me (I still haven't found a type I can put on top of my head, hehe). Everybody keeps asking me if I've gottan a tan yet, but I still look the same as I did before =)
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-05-09 08:10 am (UTC)
You poor thing! That dye had to hurt burning your already burnt skin! Here check this out....
http://www.bananaboat.com/products/generalprotection/hairandscalpspray15/
See they are still thinking nice things for fair skinned people like us :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-09 09:37 pm (UTC)
Hey cool! I'm gonna try some of that - thank you!
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-05-09 11:39 pm (UTC)

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No problem! If your gonna be at the parks during the summer you'll need it! ;)
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