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New Painting & Red Cross Charity ACEO Auctions....... [Sep. 11th, 2005|08:11 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I have a new painting! It's the one which has been sitting under my webcam for the past several days, hehe - I've been so busy with commissions it took a little while to squeeze in time to finish her =) At any rate, she turned out lovely....click below to see her.....:

"Sea Star" Original Painting



And then I have been working hard on some very special items - I've gathered together some of my best New Orleans themed paintings to create some ACEO cards that are to raise money for the Red Cross. 100 % of ALL proceeds from these auctions will go to the Red Cross' efforts to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans is one of my favourite cities and has long been a source of inspiration to me, and I would like to try to give a little back to them. These are officially sponsored eBay GivingWorks Red Cross auctions, so you can be assured that the proceeds are going directly to the charity. If you have been thinking about buying some of my work, please bid on these - this is a good cause =) So bid high and bid often ;)

There are six ACEO cards in total - see them here:

Jasmine's ACEO eBay Store

or if you'd like to see them individually, click on the titles below:

"The Empty Tomb ACEO"

"New Orleans Ghosts ACEO"

"Ghost in the Alley ACEO"

"Mardi Gras Mask ACEO"

"Mardi Gras Masquerade ACEO"

& "Mardi Gras Belle ACEO"

All right - I'm off to catch up on a little bit of emails, LiveJournal, etc. etc. etc.
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[User Picture]From: arian_diana
2005-09-12 12:31 am (UTC)
Have you ever thought of Tarot card ACEOs?
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From: ex_melistres510
2005-09-12 07:40 pm (UTC)

Tarot Cards

That is really funny...I asked her the same thing awhile ago. Her work would make beautiful Tarot cards. I read and collect and would love to add one she does to my collection.
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[User Picture]From: arian_diana
2005-09-12 08:39 pm (UTC)

Re: Tarot Cards

I'd buy the heck out of them myself if I could afford good artwork. I think her work would make beautiful Tarot cards as well, and I'm picky about how my cards look!
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From: ex_melistres510
2005-09-12 09:09 pm (UTC)

Re: Tarot Cards

Which decks do you have? I have the Witch's Tarot, The Thoth deck (not crazy about but good for learning), The Londa Deck, The Crow's Deck (also by Londa), and the cosmic tarot. I do believe there is a deck by Salvador Dali that I would love to get my hands on but the metaphysical shops around here are becoming few and far between.

Her work would make lovely tarot cards. I am picky about my cards too. I have been asking everyone to add her prints to my christmas/birthday present list ever since discovering her. Hopefully someone will listen.
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[User Picture]From: arian_diana
2005-09-12 09:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Tarot Cards

Unfortunately all of my Tarot cards were kept by my former fiance, so I have none at the moment. I can't even remember them all to be honest. I had The Unicorn Tarot, The Moon Garden (wasn't a favorite and I had trouble adapting to them), a Universal Tarot or something similar that I had gotten in a kit, and I forget the names of the rest. I had six decks at one time. I'll have to look at the ones you have listed. I'm trying to find the right deck that I think I'll take to well.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-13 03:30 pm (UTC)
I have actually started a couple of different tarot decks in my life, hehe - I never finish them though - it is difficult to commit to a series that will be 78 paintings long, lol. I am planning to at least attempt the Major Arcana someday soon.....

First I gotta finish up my Zodiac series, people won't leave me alone about that, lol.
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[User Picture]From: arian_diana
2005-09-13 03:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, get on that too, will ya? ;) I am eager to see more of those, so I'll be glad when you are able to get more painted.
I've heard that it is very difficult to do a Tarot series because it is so long and usually the details are expected to be top notch. If you ever do finish, please make sure to post about it. That's one deck I'd gladly buy.
I'm still amazed that you can paint so quickly. It seems that way from this end anyway. Maybe not so much to you. ;)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-13 03:42 pm (UTC)
Oh my yes, I would definitely let you all know if I do get a deck going!

I might end up doing a non-traditional type of oracle/divination deck with maybe 20-30 cards. That would be easier to commit to, lol.

I do paint quickly. I think it's because I have so much practice at it that I don't get bogged down with mistakes and I don't have to re-do anything any more, which is good! Keeps me fast, lol. I typically have it all laid out in my head first, so it's just using my hands to translate it into paint, if that makes any sense =)
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[User Picture]From: arian_diana
2005-09-13 03:57 pm (UTC)
I think the non-traditional deck would go over just as well. A lot of people seem to be gravitating towards them.
And it makes perfect sense when you say your hands translate what is in your head into paint. I understand completely! :)
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[User Picture]From: juliet418
2005-09-12 12:32 am (UTC)
Wow jasmine she is beautiful. i think i may have found just the right fairy to finish my chestpiece. If its okay with you i think id like to use her. don't worry i will definatly send pictures when its done. (that is of course if its okay with you) i've been searching for the right thing to offset my huge sun and dolphins and i think she might just be it.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-13 03:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!!! Wow!! That woud be AWESOME! Please do send me photos - I have that new section on my website here: http://www.strangeling.com/fairytattoos.html - I would love to show it off. I think it would make for a gorgeous tattoo!
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From: rosefairy125
2005-09-12 12:49 am (UTC)
Sea Star is BEAUTIFUL!! And the Charity drive is a GREAT IDEA! Good luck on collecting high bids for Red Cross.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-13 03:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you Carmel!!!

So far so good - already way up over $100 for the charity drive - it makes me happy that I'm able to contribute my talents for something meaningful to me.
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[User Picture]From: bethanyh
2005-09-12 12:50 am (UTC)
The Star painting is lovely. I bid...but was outbid right away. :-p

Do you think you'll ever add ACEO's or your Mini's to your commission price list?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-13 03:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you Bethany!!! I'm very happy with how she turned out =)

Oh my, that is been a common request lately, hehe. Unfortunately I think there is just no way - I'm already booked up months ahead of time with my regular full-sized commissions, I am sure that with the demand for the lower-cost small sizes it would be impossible for me to add them in there too. I'd never get to paint my own ideas again, lol. Maybe sometime I'll offer up a couple of custom ones for fun, but it would have to be after the holidays - I'm already booked up through the Christmas/Yule/Hanukkah/Kwanza/Etc. season - eek!
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[User Picture]From: bethanyh
2005-09-13 03:36 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...well, I can understand that. If you ever decide to, please be sure to let me know! :-) I'm just dying to get an original from ya. ;-p

I'm really glad that business is so good for ya!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-13 03:38 pm (UTC)
Will do ;)

I think part of it is because last year I got so many last-minute Christmas commissions and had to turn people away, so this year they all started hitting me up in August, lol. Can't complain though - busy is good!!!
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[User Picture]From: hikaru_daydream
2005-09-12 03:32 am (UTC)
Oh she's stunning! *___*

I wish I had money. x_X; You're work is so beautiful!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-13 03:35 pm (UTC)
>^__^<

Thank you very very much!!!
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[User Picture]From: sapphiredreamzz
2005-09-12 03:35 am (UTC)

Wow

Oh my god....Sea Star Fairy took my breath away. I have to buy the print of this....have to!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-13 03:35 pm (UTC)

Re: Wow

Thank you so much! She really has a special quality to her. I kept thinking about the sea and the magical properties of water when I painted her, and I think that it shows through into the painting.
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2005-09-12 05:47 am (UTC)
wow-two comments on paints in a row from me. but i have to tell you i really loved this. i love taking ruth out to the ocean and somehow this just reminded me of her. dark hair, big eyes, and all. really a sweet painting jasmine.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-13 03:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jillianne =)

Oh! I can certainly see what you mean - the round face and big beautiful eyes - with the ocean spray in the air...

Pssst - I'm getting ready to post a photo of Eleanor!!!
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2005-09-12 11:02 am (UTC)
OOOH! Sea Star is GORGEOUS! She puts me in a dreamy state!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-13 03:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you Lisa!!!
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[User Picture]From: neva_ivan
2005-09-12 12:02 pm (UTC)
She's so beautiful! I love the dark colors and the mood of it!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-13 03:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you Neva! I like working in a very limited palette sometimes, it brings a different sort of "mood" to a piece.
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[User Picture]From: jennifae
2005-09-12 12:50 pm (UTC)
Beautiful and enchanting!!! ^_^
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-13 03:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jenni!!!
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[User Picture]From: waltzingdog
2005-09-12 02:42 pm (UTC)
Gosh, girl - these last 2 have a different "something" to them - and I love them!!! Your work is such an inspiration!!!

And good luck today... (((hugs)))
*Wendy

ps your kitties are enjoying much adoration, as I show them to EVERYONE! LOL!! I'm even working out a trade with someone to have my beautiful ancient Art Nouveau gas stove sandblasted and powder-coated! Looks like I'll do a kitty-quilt commission for his wife in trade! Yippee!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-13 03:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you Wendy!!!!! >^___^<

That is wonderful!! I am so happy that you are getting to show off the kitties - you really did a phenomenal job, and congrats on the gift certificate, btw!!!
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[User Picture]From: ariesroses
2005-09-12 02:58 pm (UTC)
Sea Star is amazing! I love it. )
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-13 03:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!
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From: aeris_demise
2005-09-12 03:11 pm (UTC)
OOOOH!!! I love her wings the most, but the over all painting is just amazing! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-13 03:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you! The wings are a little different from other wings I've painted - I really like how they turned out though!
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2005-09-12 03:14 pm (UTC)
*jaw hits desk* WOW...Sea Star is absolutely gorgeous!!!! One of my faves!!! The sea looks fantastic and I love the luminosity of the star!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-13 03:40 pm (UTC)
>^___^< Thank you Dawn! I'm trying to teach myself how to do different types of water, it's challenging but a lot of fun!
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2005-09-13 03:44 pm (UTC)
Challenging is good!!!
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From: flamingredflame
2005-09-12 04:02 pm (UTC)

Jasmine, I sent you an e-mail

Jasmine, I sent you an order and just mailed a check for sea star fairy. sharon
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-13 03:40 pm (UTC)

Re: Jasmine, I sent you an e-mail

Hi Sharon! Sounds good - I'll go enter it asap.
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[User Picture]From: krisgoat
2005-09-12 05:33 pm (UTC)
YAY!! Its so cool of you to have some charity auctions!! ^^
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-13 03:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you Krisgoat! >^__^< I'm happy that I'm able to help out, at least a little.
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[User Picture]From: waltzingdog
2005-09-12 07:16 pm (UTC)
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The mail just came!!!!!!!!
I LOVE YOU (and you know WHY!!!)

***HUGS!!!!!***
Glad things turned out okay this afternoon!
(more hugs)
W
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-13 03:43 pm (UTC)
YAY!!!!! Glad they arrived safe & sound!!

>^__^< Thank you Wendy! Yep, no news is good news, hehe.
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[User Picture]From: kathrine_lita
2005-09-15 05:53 pm (UTC)
very pretty. I love her hair and her face!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-09-15 06:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jessica!
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-09-20 08:19 pm (UTC)
Jasmine I think it is exceptional that you are donating to hurricane Katrina victims. So many are now. I fear, however when the news crews go to the next sensationalism...that the generosity of many will also go away. Say Hi to Matt for me. Charlie
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