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Mini Paintings & NEW - ACEO/ATC Art Cards! [Aug. 2nd, 2005|08:58 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
My eyes are crossed and my fingers cramped, because today I've been doing everything on a minature scale! Quite opposite from the giant commissioned painting, hehe - it's one extreme to another.

But with wonderful results - I have six tiny miniature original paintings, and six new one-of-a-kind ACEO cards! Yay!

First with the mini-paintings - grab one if you can - don't get made if they're all purchased by now, lol - they go fast! Click on their titles to see them:

"Alice Off-Guard"

"Grumpy Red Cutie"

"Luminous Pink Mermaid"

"Not Quite Satisfied"

"A Little Pink Glow"

& "Tiny Golden Sparkles"

And now......I know some of you have been bugging me about doing some of these for a loooong time now.....

***ACEO CARDS***

Quick background info:

After soooo many "requests" for ACEO cards, I have finally caved in. And wanting to keep them separate from my miniature paintings, yet still completely unique, I finally figured out what to do. Each of my ACEO Cards are one-of-a-kind giclee canvas prints from details of my original paintings. They are not the same as the originals - they are rather close-ups or portrait details taken from them (for example I have one that is just a close-up of the Cheshire Cat from my Alice & the Cheshire Cat painting, and there might be one later that is Alice by herself, and so forth). Each one is hand-embellished by me, the artist - with hand painted details, signature, year created, and a numbering system that is "1/1" meaning that just ONE single card of that image exists in the edition. An edition of "one" if you will! Nobody else will ever have one! A lot of work goes into each one - I have a teeny-tiny brush and I go in and embellish the highlights, tiny hairs, etc. sign, date, number and then the whole card is hand-varnished and heat-set to provide both UV protection, smudge protection, and makes them fully water-resistant. In addition, the backside of each ACEO card is handwritten by me with the card & artist info to provide proof of authenticity. ACEO cards are very popular right now - a perfect way to start a collection. Just search "ACEO" for "Artist Cards, Editions & Originals" (aka "ATC" - Artist Trading Cards)) on eBay to find hundreds of other artists offering them too - all unique artworks measuring 2.5"x3.5" - they'll even fit in traditional trading card displays (like for baseball cards, etc.) and are fun to keep or trade or mix & match! I plan to offer a variety of ACEOs in the future - all starting at a penny, with no reserve. So go have fun with them!

""Horned Fairy ACEO ACEO" (from my "Horned Fairy" painting)

"Pixie Cat Zoe ACEO" (from my "Pixie Cats" painting)

"Eyes of a Fairy Queen ACEO" (from my "Fairy Queen Titania" painting)

"One of a Kind ACEO" (from my "Two of a Kind" painting, hehe)

"Alice in Thought ACEO" (from my "Alice & the Footmen" painting)

& finally my ever popular "Cheshire Cat ACEO" (from my "Alice & the Cheshire Cat" painting)

I'm all tired and cross-eyed now, lol, so I am probably going to take the rest of the evening off now. Enjoy all the tiny goodies!
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[User Picture]From: 67_chevelle
2005-08-03 01:10 am (UTC)
You must be worn out!!! Gosh, I would be half blind... what am I saying, I am half blind. LOL I just can't imagine the eye strain working in such tiny detail. Go rest those eyes!!!! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-08-03 02:20 pm (UTC)
Hehe, I'm half-blind to begin with too!

It's funny - I really start going cross-eyed when I spend a day working so small - I knew it was time to stop when I was getting double-vision - seriously!
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[User Picture]From: _boxinghelena
2005-08-03 01:11 am (UTC)
They are all so lovely!

*cries* And I realize I'll never get the chance to grab one of your minis.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-08-03 02:25 pm (UTC)
=) Thank you!! >^___^<

Well, at least you do have the one.... ;)
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[User Picture]From: _boxinghelena
2005-08-03 04:23 pm (UTC)
well yes(& I looove her), but to actually get the chance to "buy it now" on ebay is nearly impossible. I'll just have to be more attentive.

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From: michellesart
2005-08-03 01:22 am (UTC)
I love what you came up with for your ACEOs, such a great idea!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-08-03 02:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you Michelle! I debated for awhile on what I should do - originals, prints, whatever - so I decided to do a cross-between the two, hehe. I might do some little drawings too - I haven't really sold any drawings for years!
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[User Picture]From: arian_diana
2005-08-03 01:22 am (UTC)
You could paint Alice only and I'd be happy for life. Nice work! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-08-03 02:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I've actually said the same thing - if I was restricted to Alice-only paintings for the rest of my life, I wouldn't mind too much, hehe - there is so much inspiration in those stories!
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2005-08-03 01:44 am (UTC)
They are all wonderful Jasmine!!! :D Hehe! Especially the little Zoe ACEO ;D xoxoxooxoxoox
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-08-03 02:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you Carrie! Lol - you WOULD like that one the best! ;) I might later do an ACEO of Tabby too, hehe!
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2005-08-03 02:11 am (UTC)
I REALLY LIKE A little pink glow.
She is such a cutie.
the others are all very sweet too hehe
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-08-03 02:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! >^__^
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2005-08-03 02:56 am (UTC)
Holy cow, girl! You are cranking! WOO HOO!!! ACEO cards!! I'm bidding on that Alice! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-08-03 02:28 pm (UTC)
Gotta make up for taking a day off I guess, hehe! ;O)
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[User Picture]From: greenhoodloxley
2005-08-03 03:01 am (UTC)

I really like 'Not Quite Satisfied.' There's just something really interesting about her face.

I can't see your Chesire cat without thinking of Matt.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-08-03 02:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you Sally!

It's true - I totally think of him as Matt now. It's funny to think how many keychains and stickers and stuff Matt is on, lol.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-08-03 10:06 am (UTC)
I just realized that your pixie cat looks just like the kitten that I am getting this weekend! I'm not sure what to name him yet. I was hoping you'd help me out, because I love some of the names you've chosen for some of your paintings. I've already decided that I'm going to name my first child (if its a girl) after your painting Belladonna's Gift. Do you have any good ideas for some boy names for a kitten that looks like Pixie Cat Zoe?
-Abby
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-08-03 02:31 pm (UTC)
Hi Abby!

Thank you so much! Wow! Belladonna is one of my favourite names - I actually suggested it to my sister who's expecting a little daughter next month!

To be honest though - my husband Matt names almost all of my paintings - I'm terrible at coming up with titles!

Here are some of my favourite names at any rate (these are mostly ones I just suggested to Kachina for her baby, lol!):

Alice, Gossamer, Belladonna, Lotus, Chimera, Ivy, Iris, Dryad, Hemlock, Kali, Lily, Lilith, Maiden, Megara/Magaera, Morgan, Ophelia, Orchid, Violet, Marigold, Dandelion, Siren, Shadow, Persephone, Oleander, Twilight, Gardenia, Juniper, Avalon, Ambrosia, Ginger, Isis, Rhiannon, Brigid, Vivianne/Vivienne/Vivian/Vivien, Lavender, Cypress, Rosemary, Mandrake, Poppy, Honeysuckle, Magnolia, Saffron, & Pepper.

And congratulations on the new kitty!
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[User Picture]From: ariesroses
2005-08-03 01:53 pm (UTC)
Wow that's alot of work you did. Hope you get some good rest! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-08-03 02:31 pm (UTC)
Ah, I did! Of course I spent all night reading (probably not great for my eyes, but I can't fall asleep if I don't read first)!
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2005-08-03 04:38 pm (UTC)
Adorable Minis!!! I simply adore Luminous Pink Mermaid!!! And a unique take on the ACEOs. A most excellent idea!!!
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