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I've gotta say it.... [May. 11th, 2003|09:35 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Whew, sorry - I've been keeping this secret way too long. She finally told everybody else today, so now I can talk about it!

Yep, my little sister (well, 11months younger than me) Kachina and her husband James are expecting a baby!!! It's due for Hallowe'en (just like you Sally!), which would be really cute. I'm so excited! ::dance dance dance::

They actually told us back when they were staying with us, but I had to keep it a secret in the meantime, hehe. We had picked them up from the airport and they were like "Guys, there are going to be some rides that Kachina can't ride on right now at the parks..." and we knew what that meant! It's pretty funny which rides expectant mothers aren't supposed to ride on, but there were plenty of things still she could do. I'm going to be an aunt! Well, technically I already have nieces who are already grown up from Matt's sister, but I don't have any on my side of the family.

I'm so excited =) Kachina's going to be such a good mom!

That's all the excitement for now, hehe.

This morning I decided to try out gessoing a canvas (to give it a smoother surface). I piled it on (probably a little too thickly) and then I went and rode my exercise bike for awhile while it dried. The surface felt dry at least. Then I came back and started painting a pretty swamp landscape, and then some gesso from the middle started blobbering out and mixing in with the paints and making them all yucky. I had to toss the whole project, after spending quite a bit of time on it - grrr...

Then I started a brand new painting with a cool octopus in it. I think he's going to have an underwater friend of some sort - a mermaid or a water sprite... we'll see...

After Matt came home we went out to Epcot (birthday shopping for Kachina). We ate some chocolate in the Germany pavilion, and then we went to the American pavillion - tonight Paul Revere and the Raiders were playing! We watched/listened to them - it was a lot of fun. Since they are having the Flower&Garden festival at Epcot for May & June, they're having a "Flower Power" concert series where every night different 1960s bands play at Epcot. It's pretty awesome (Matt & I love sixties music a lot) - Davy Jones, The Grass Roots, the Rascals, Hermans Hermits, Jefferson Starship, the Lovin' Spoonful, Gary Lewis & The Playboys - all sorts of bands are playing every night. It's like having free concerts at my fingertips - I love this place!

Anyway - this post is way too long. I'll stop now and eat dinner =)

From: winterswitchery
2003-05-11 07:02 pm (UTC)
Hurrah for your sister *^^*

I've been painting on a canvas I spray painted green first. It's..
different o_O It takes about three applications of colour to get
anything, but its a neat effect.
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From: delbutterfly
2003-05-11 08:21 pm (UTC)
Congrats about becoming an Aunt in the near future. Maybe you could paint the nursery when you visit. ;-) Ok maybe that is pushing it. I hope when I get married my husband has siblings who will have kids. I am an only child. I have half bro. and sis. that I have never met. But anyway....Congrats !
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From: faerieshine
2003-05-11 08:56 pm (UTC)
That wasn't a boring post silly! I love hearing about all of the wonderful things you do in Florida! Free concerts? The Loving Spoonful? WOW! I'm seriously envious of you =)

Congratulations on your sisters pregnancy! I'm an aunt myself! I have a nephew named Galen who just turned eight, and the cutest little niece who will be four in August named Clea. I love them to death.

Sorry about your painting, that sucks =( Hehe- I throw about half of the paintings I start away. I'm never fully satisfied with anything it seems. But the one with the Octupus sounds really cool! I always wanted to do a painting or drawing with an Octupus and call it "Octupus's Garden", lol. Kind of illustrate the song, ya know? That would be fun.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-11 09:22 pm (UTC)
I like octopi an awful lot - they're really fun to paint, too!

Hehe - I'm an enormous Beatles fan - I can't look at an octopus without hearing Ringo singing, hehe!
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From: faerieshine
2003-05-11 09:37 pm (UTC)


Me too =) I often though of doing a series illustarting different Beatles Songs. I know it has been done before, but I think it would be so much fun to do one that is fantasy based. I mean, their songs are extremely original and all of them tell some kind of story. Even their titles alone can tell a story. Like, Strawberry Fields Forever... A painting could be done of a little faery lost in a field of Strawberries. Of course I'd make it look extremely trippy with a lot of hidden meanings, lol. That would be so much fun to do! I really wish I was good at painting.
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[User Picture]From: gothdoll
2003-05-12 04:32 am (UTC)
Congrats to Kachina! I'm so jealous. : ) Good luck.
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-05-12 07:59 am (UTC)
That's great! Ya know pregnancy's are supposed to come in 3s so 2 more people you know are supposed to get preggers! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-13 06:15 pm (UTC)
Lol - uh oh!! ::knock on wood::

Well... my other sister Amber is getting married at the end of this month, and my cousin Annie ( novemberhour )is getting married in August...

I really don't think either of them are planning on that any time soon though, hehe!
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-05-13 06:26 pm (UTC)


Well Knock on wood! Maybe it will be me :) I'm quitting my BC pills in July. Maybe I'll be preggers by the time we come down to Orlando in October :)

I remember you said your sister is coming her for her honeymoon. They are going to love the beaches. Such beautiful water and snow white sand!

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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2003-05-12 08:13 am (UTC)
congrats to your sister! try not to feel to bad about the gesso problem i have ruined many projects because i am to impatient about waiting for stuff to dry.
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[User Picture]From: novemberhour
2003-05-12 08:41 am (UTC)
i cannot believe you kept it a secret that long! right before your mom announced it, i was seriously thinking of asking Amber and Chi privately if Chi was pregnant... we were all talking about how cute it would be if it's born on Halloween. oh gosh i can't believe it... this is so cool.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-13 06:20 pm (UTC)
It was hard to keep secret - I kept almost talking about it in my LiveJournal, but I remembered "Oh yes, everybody on earth reads this - not to mention Daddy, Mom, etc. - they'd find out" so I kept quiet =)
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From: intricateartist
2003-05-12 10:32 am (UTC)
Congrats Auntie Jasmine!!! That is such great news!
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[User Picture]From: greenhoodloxley
2003-05-12 11:27 am (UTC)
I can't believe Kachina is going to have a baby! It's so exciting!Of course, I'm not going to be an aunt, just a 'second' cousin, but it's still exciting! It would be cool if it was born on Halloween like me.
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