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Jasmine Becket-Griffith

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New painting & prints! [Sep. 7th, 2005|08:20 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Whew!

I have been sooooo busy in the past couple of days - you have no idea! Busy enough to fall very behind on my LiveJournal comments and emails, lol. But in good news, you will be seeing tons of new stuff from me on the licensed merchandise front, (several different licensed merchandise fronts, actually, hehe). More about that later ;)

In the meantime, I have a brand new painting for you - I am very very proud of this one - it's a little different than usual, but it is so lovely - the colours are amazing too - click below to see this beauty......

"Waterlily"



Isn't she a pretty little fairy?

In addition I have prints up on sale of Poppy Garden -

"Poppy Garden 8"x10""

& "Poppy Garden 12"x16""

Let me see - I'd better get going to go hit some emails and some LiveJournal comments - and make some dinner - and work on a commission - I'll check in with you all later!
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[User Picture]From: bethanyh
2005-09-08 12:44 am (UTC)
Oooh, I think that's my favorite from you now!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-08 01:47 am (UTC)
>^__^< Thank you Bethany!
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2005-09-08 12:58 am (UTC)
She's so bright and colorful!!! I YUFF her!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-08 01:48 am (UTC)
Thank you Dawn! Before I painted her I grabbed about five tubes of paint and decided "These WILL go together nicely" - and they did!
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[User Picture]From: tourmalina
2005-09-08 01:04 am (UTC)
Ooooh...you weren't kidding about those colors! I wish I could afford this one, it's so beautiful.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-08 01:48 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!
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From: michellesart
2005-09-08 01:28 am (UTC)
She is adorable, beautiful colors too! Congrats on your new projects, I look forward to hearing more about them! By the way, your page in the Visions of Atlantis book looks so wonderful, I can't wait until your solo book ships!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-08 01:49 am (UTC)
Thank you Michelle!

Oh!! I haven't seen the Atlantis book yet - awesome!!
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[User Picture]From: bandit_art
2005-09-08 01:44 am (UTC)
She must be the sister to that bone dragon queen you did not too long ago. :) One is goth, the other is prep, hehe!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-08 01:49 am (UTC)
LOL - she is *totally* Queen of Bones' posh sister - I know it now!
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[User Picture]From: ariesroses
2005-09-08 01:45 am (UTC)
Very cute for the waterlily! :D YaY. Hope dinner was yummy.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-08 01:49 am (UTC)
Thank you much!

Hehe, I still haven't been able to tear myself away from the computer - dinner is still uncooked, lol.
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[User Picture]From: gr8shapes
2005-09-08 02:07 am (UTC)
WOW, those colors are awesome! i love that GLOWING bright green you used!!! what a beautiful glowing effect this paintng has :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-10 06:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you Joanna!!! It's funny, I'm running low on paint and these were some of the only ones I had left - I'm glad they all went together well!
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[User Picture]From: jennifae
2005-09-08 02:29 am (UTC)
WOW! This is AMAZING! I love how it glows and sparkles!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-10 06:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jenni!
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From: chelseana
2005-09-08 04:00 am (UTC)

very cute

Omg this is such a good painting!oh and also could you add me as one of your friends as it would make me very happy loL! ^_^ -chelsea-
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-10 06:42 pm (UTC)

Re: very cute

Thank you so very much!!! >^___^<

I can't really keep up with my friends list any more (so many people have added me because of my artwork) so I just keep all of my conversations here in my own journal! I keep my entries public and you are more than welcome to chat here with me. It's just beyond my grasp to try and keep up outside my journal nowadays, so I've kinda been forced into doing it this way (gotta stil have time to paint!).

Thank you again - I hope to hear from you again soon!
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[User Picture]From: waltzingdog
2005-09-08 04:09 am (UTC)
Ohhh!!! I left her up on the other computer and wailed to Ken - but I want this one TOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! LOL!!! Hey if I wasn't taking up a collection for my 40th bday tattoo I would take up a collection for THIS ONE!!


BTW - if you put Pixie Dogs in AW I'll link to it from AZ & QY's page...
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-10 06:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you Wendy! This one is really special - I love how she turned out.

I haven't updated my AW gallery for probably 6-9 months or so - eek! Just too much to keep up with, I think.....
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[User Picture]From: rockinkitten
2005-09-08 05:17 am (UTC)
oohhh i especially love the poppy one!
so cute! x x x
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-10 06:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2005-09-08 05:54 am (UTC)
I think this painting is so beautiful. You never cease to amaze me with your talent.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-10 06:44 pm (UTC)
=) Thank you Jessica!
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[User Picture]From: princess_lilam
2005-09-08 08:44 am (UTC)
This is definately a new fave of mine. I love little blonde ones.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-10 06:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you Lindy!
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[User Picture]From: irrimiri
2005-09-08 09:01 am (UTC)
She looks pretty amazing indeed. I agree on the colours, that must be a beauty in real-life if she already looks great on my computer screen haha.

Good luck with you merchandising!!! :D
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-10 06:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you Miriam!!!
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[User Picture]From: futhark
2005-09-08 11:45 am (UTC)
I love her. i really love the way you can paint their faces and they look so real. How did you learn how to do that. I am trying to draw faces at the moment and cannot quite get it.

Your paintings are beautiful. xx
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-10 06:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! =)

Basically just lots and lots of practice, I guess! I'm much better now than I was even a couple of years ago. Patience is good too - I spend a lot of time (often several hours) just on the faces in my paintings until they are just how I want them.

Shading is important when trying to make a sense of "depth" or dimension in a painting. I paint with a lot of very thin glazing layers, building up lighter more transparent colours on top of darker more opaque colours, and that gives a very smooth transition.
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[User Picture]From: girliwhirl
2005-09-08 03:08 pm (UTC)
Jasmine, she is absolutely stunning!!!! Beautiful colors!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-10 06:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-09-08 04:14 pm (UTC)
hey jasmine, when are you going to post a picture of the huge commision? or did i miss it? *thinks*.

Also, when you ship your book in october, how long will it take to get to me? I live in the UK.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-08 04:41 pm (UTC)
I haven't posted them yet - still waiting on final approval from the customer =) Don't worry, I'm certainly not going to forget, lol - it is currently taking up my whole dining room....

Let me see - according to the shippers, I am supposed to have it in stock on October 9th. Matt & I will probably need a day or two to package them up, get all the addresses on them, and I need to sign all of them, write messages in a lot of them, etc., etc. etc. We are talking about hundreds of books here, and we're doing it all in the living room, lol.

Shipping within the US is via Priority Mail which will be 2-5 business days. Shipping outside of the US varies quite a lot - it depends mostly on how long the Customs people will want to hold the packages at the border, and if they want to open and inspect them, etc. - that can add a lot of time if they do that. I would guess 2-3 weeks, barring any problems!
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-09-08 04:37 pm (UTC)
I was also scratching my head, wondering if I'd missed the Mother Of All Paintings...

Waterlily is lovely - Beautiful colors!

Don't forget to feed yourself, for heaven's sake! :-P
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From: freakymonday
2005-09-08 06:18 pm (UTC)

waterlily rocks!

oh jasmine shes beautful her wings are really pretty colours... today my prints arrived and i got so excited i cried!!!lol they look so beutiful and im going to try and give up smoking to save up money to get more of your prints.... can't wait to get my book ^_^ really you dont know how much they've cheered me up.. had a really shit week :( but now i am happy infact im extatic :D speak to you soon xoxo
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-10 06:48 pm (UTC)

Re: waterlily rocks!

Thank you so much! I'm so happy that they arrived safe & sound!!!!! >^___^<

Hey - quitting smoking is always a good idea - *especially* if it helps you get more artwork! (Pssst... give your money to me instead of the big tobacco companies, LOL).

Bah - I'm sorry that you had a crappy week =(
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From: freakymonday
2005-09-08 06:23 pm (UTC)
oh another one from me!!! hehe im just in such a good mood now you take it easy now jas you are such a busy worker and if i lived near you i'd help you post and pack all of them books ^_^ are you feeling better you had a head ache last time i checked... all that over time working do u ever have any time for yourself?? i started art college on monday there... its scary so many people that i dont know... but so many cool art rooms no one in the class has heard of you... but i gave them your website addy!! im your irish advertiser hehe!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-10 06:50 pm (UTC)
I'm feeling much better now, thank you! I think it was a case of too much painting + too much computer = eyestrain/headache!

I'm lucky to have my husband working for me full-time now - he is a good worker. He'll probably do a lot of the packing himself.

Nope! I really don't get much time for myself really =/ It's okay though, I enjoy what I do for a living. Hopefully as I get more into merchandising and that type of thing I can snag a break now and again.
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2005-09-08 07:20 pm (UTC)
Omg she is sooo beautiful.
I dont think she is too different from the rest.. but i guess she is brighter and looks more cheerful:)

is she supposed to be squished?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-10 06:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you Heather!

Squished? You mean her face? Sure! Faeries come in all shapes and sizes =)
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From: aeris_demise
2005-09-09 12:59 am (UTC)
i like this painting :) but i love all your work. such pretty colors.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-10 06:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm particularly happy with this one - each time I see her I want to smile =)
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-09-09 04:03 am (UTC)
I just saw visited your website and saw your paintings.. theyre absolutely AMAZING! you have great talent and im most definitely going to look in to purchasing some of your work. Its beautiful!! :)
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From: ex_flamingf
2005-09-09 03:48 pm (UTC)

Jasmine it is me...

Jasmine, I am now known as FlamingFlame, It is me sharon....please change my Id in your friends.
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From: flamingredflame
2005-09-09 04:12 pm (UTC)

Re Changed ID

Jasmine This is my new ID for LJ please put me on your friends list Sharon.....
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-10 06:52 pm (UTC)

Re: Re Changed ID

Hi Sharon! Will do!!!
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