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"Ankh if you love Isis" [Sep. 16th, 2002|08:56 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
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yay! bizhosting came back up today, so my site is back up and running!

i finished a new piece today - another one featuring masked figures... this one is called "Masquerade Trio". i'm particularly proud of the floor.


damn! my lamp just went out! the lamp i do my paintings under! and i don't have a replacement bulb handy! i'll have to grab one tomorrow. i have to go to the bank and post office tomorrow as well.

i called my car insurance company today and canceled my account with them. i've decided i won't really need any car insurance for awhile, and i don't feel like paying for it. i'm going to ask around and see if anyone wants my car (i think something is dreadfully wrong with the power-steering, but it could be something simple like it just needs power-steering fluid. i just don't care any more) and i'll just let them have it. i've driven it less than once a month ever since i graduated in december. i don't think it would make it to florida, so i'd have to leave it behind anyway. the only thing i'll miss about having my car is my wide assortment of insulting, confusing, and thought-provoking bumper stickers i have accumulated over the years. i'll miss my "FUCK SCHOOL" bumpersticker the most. i always expected the cops or someone to tell me that you can't have words like that on your car, but it never happened. the university police one time said something like, "you may want to reconsider your bumpersticker", but i didn't feel like taking their advice. besides, they could have been referring to my "Ankh if you love Isis" sticker =)

this place is soooo dark without that lamp on. i only have the TV, the computer, and a tiny table lamp on in my whole place. there are no overhead lights built in at all. damn, i want to paint some more tonight, and now it's really too dark. maybe i will take the shade off of my other lamp and i'll see better.

i could really go for a Subway veggie&cheese sandwich about now. i wonder when matt will get home tonight.

i got an invitation from the ebsq director today "begging" me to join ebsq+ today! it is the "juried" section of the showcase ebsq artists. i was flattered, and sent them some scans to be juried next month. i had thought about joining before (i was their featured member in their zine a few months ago) but i was under the impression you had to start your auctions at $100. i looked on eBay and saw several ebsq+ auctions starting at a penny like mine do, so i sent them an email asking how strict their $100 policy was. we'll see.

ow! my legs hurt. went jogging/rollerblading with Kachina & Amber yesterday (i'm not accustomed to that sort of thing) and i'm sore. i had fun though.

ah well, i'm off to try to paint some more... if i can find a sufficient light source...
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[User Picture]From: withsomethorns
2002-09-17 10:54 am (UTC)
Daily i am so amazed at your ability to set to work and get these paintings done... I can barely bring myself to get around to basic stuff. It so cool to see someone really taken their ability and running with it...
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2002-09-17 05:24 pm (UTC)
i'm sure it's a lot easier for someone like me to get so much done. it's my full-time job after all, i graduated from college last december, and ever since then i've devoted all of my time to my artwork. so far i've been able to make a good enough living off of it to not need a "day-job" like a lot of artists have when they are first starting out. but i do spend probably 80 hours a week painting and doing my online business stuff. then again, i really don't consider it "work" so much, as i would be doing it even if i didn't get paid. not to mention, i can't really complain about a "job" where i get to listen to music or watch tv while i paint sitting on my living room floor with my cats and my husband.

i didn't get NEAR as many paintings done when i was still in high school and college. back then i was lucky to get one piece a week finished!
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From: ariaelf
2002-09-17 04:24 pm (UTC)

Yay!

You should do it Jas! Definately. I don't think you have to have $100 minimum bids either, I've never heard of that.

Oh, btw. I was going to ask you 2 things. (and since I'm already writing this post...) 1.) Do you think you make more on originals or prints? The reason I'm asking is because I'm trying to figure out whether it would be worth it to "open up shop" and get a good printer and all that stuff, and sell prints w/ my originals on ebay. I wouldn't do it if it only made me an extra %10 or something. and 2.) ... Well crap, I forgot. *grumble* I know there were 2 things, when it comes to me I'll email you. Lol!

*bounces around* Got some books with lots of pretty pictures today for art reference. Look forward to a day of drawing =) Oh, my friend amy, dizzy-cat on ebay just got a bunch of your prints a little while ago, and they arived and she's extatic =) THought you'd like to know. She's going to get frames for them all and the stuff she has from me and decorate her bedroom. Isn't that cool? We'll be wall-mates through artwork! ;)

C-ya!

Ariaelf
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2002-09-17 05:16 pm (UTC)

Re: Yay!

hi elizabeth!

let me see... i would say that about half of my art income is from my print sales. mostly through my website, but i do occasionally sell them on eBay and through my eBay store. the other half of my art income is from selling my originals on eBay and doing a lot of commissioned paintings, portraits, logos, etc.

i would definitely recommend getting a printer like the one i have (an HP 1220C Deskjet). it is worth it having a larger format printer so that you can offer multiple sizes. it is also TONS of fun to have around for other stuff - if you have a digital camera you can print your own photos cheaply, you can blow up photos, make calendars, posters, brochures, birthday cards, all sorts of cool creative projects. i paid $400 i think for it new, and i see the same printer on eBay ending for around $250 regularly.

i didn't know that dizzycat was your friend! how cool =)

congratulations on winning my "Pet Dragon" painting by the way! i had expected it to go for more, but the image hosting was down for 2 or 3 days (that probably scared some people off). i'm glad you won though! i know that you'll give it a good home!!!

what books did you get? i have all sorts of art books lying aruond my painting area for inspiration. let me look - right now i have the "Art of the Dragonlance Saga" book, "Faeries" by Brian Froud & Alan Lee, a book on Hieronymus Bosch, a bunch of Dungeons & Dragons books, "The Pre-Raphaelites", a ton of Japanes fashion magazines, "A Journey of the Imagination" featuring James Christensen's work (awesome artist if you haven't seen him before), "Arth+" by H.R.Giger, and a bunch of other books i can't see the titles of from here.

well, i'd better stop talking about it and get back to painting - i've done two pieces today and would like to finish a few more that i'm in the middle of...
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