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New art & other good news! [Jun. 29th, 2006|07:19 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Wheeeee!

I got a congratulatory phonecall, the jury has approved me for Dragon*Con! So, it's official I (and Matty) will be there this fall -

http://www.dragoncon.org

w00t!!!

Other news - check this out - my first scented candle (I'm especially excited about this line because I am a scented-candle FIEND) is now on the Hot Topic website (and soon to be in stores):

http://www.hottopic.com/store/product.asp?LS=0&ITEM=250454

The design on the tin is based on my Licorice Fairy painting, but ironically is cinnamon scented, hehe. It is gorgeous - go buy one! ;P

Other new stuff - I finished an AWESOME new painting - click below to see it:

"Gravedigger" ORIGINAL PAINTING



a little morbid, kinda creepy, but still cool!

Other stuff - let me see - South Florida folks keep mid-October free - there is a Florida Fairy Festival brewing at the Coral Castle - I might be making an appearance there ;)

Other stuff - for those of you who don't know - I do have an INSTALLMENT PAYMENT option for those of you who aren't able to pay for a whole painting all at once! A great idea if you see a painting of mine that you like, but don't quite have the cash for yet or would rather spread payments out over a couple of months, with absolutely no interest or anything like that =) Please take the time to read about my installment restrictions carefully here:

http://www.strangeling.com/installments.html

All righty - I'd better get going! Amber & Chris are moving back up to KC tomorrow so we're having a fun night and going out to dinner, etc. tonight. We'll also meet Heather's new boyfriend "Brian" too - that'll be fun. Off I go!
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[User Picture]From: redrevvy
2006-06-29 11:41 pm (UTC)
WOOT! Yay Jasmine! Congrats on Dragon Con! Oh man, conventions are fun!!! I'm sure you'll have a BLAST!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your newest, of course, that's right up my alley being that I used to do haunted houses and the like.

Installment plans-- yay!!!! =^_^= There is hope for the college student!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-01 10:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jayde!!!!
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[User Picture]From: princess_lilam
2006-06-29 11:58 pm (UTC)
Just have time for a quik post before bed.
The new painting is awsome. I love creepy, morbid themes. Yay!!
It looks great, all in blue like that, just like a real night painting.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-01 10:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you Lindy!!!
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[User Picture]From: fragirl
2006-06-30 12:18 am (UTC)
Hey I was chatting with del the other day and looking at raven images and saw your candle!!!! i was like, omg how cool is that! scented too mmmm imma have to get me one of those :)

have a blast at dinner! thats so sad that amber and chris are moving back :( i bet they will visit often tho!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-01 10:40 pm (UTC)
Aren't they neat? I need to get some for myself, lol.

I am sad that they are leaving, but I know I will see them a lot. Heck, I'll see them twice this month even!
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[User Picture]From: rendergirl
2006-06-30 01:26 am (UTC)
Love the gravedigger, she's so cute! Congrats on DragonCon, I'm sure you'll be a great hit! Hey, did you hear a kid died on the Rockin Roller COaster at MGM? Makes me wonder what happened to him. Have you been on that ride?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-01 10:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you Becca!

Yep, I've been on that ride many times, it's a great ride! Definitely not for people with heart problems though, like most thrill rides. It's very sad that he died =(
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[User Picture]From: sunkachina
2006-06-30 01:51 am (UTC)
The candle is neat, are they going to make others?
I'm happy you get to go to Atlanta. I hope your car doesn't break down :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-01 10:42 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure which ones are going to be candles - I thought it was funny that she is cinnamon scented (I guess nobody likes licorice, lol).

I also get to go through Atlanta tomorrow, hehe - cross your fingers for me!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-06-30 01:59 am (UTC)

Art

I can't believe I can actually contact you. Most artist are impossible to contact, and don't seem as down to earth as you do. I was wondering, how did you get into the world of art? I've loved it since I could write, and I don't think that will ever change. I hope that when I get to college I will be able to pursue a career in art...it's sort of my dream. I love your art work, it's amazing-as I'm sure you hear everyday. You take the beauty of the world and put it into each and every one of your paintings, which I think is rare. My room is full of fairies, and I honestly believe they exist. I mean, people believe in God, can't see him-but know he's there. That's sort of the same concept I apply to fairies. Anyways, I'm glad I could get in touch with you on a personal level.
-Lauren

p.s. my email address is punrockerfullofmusic@yahoo.com, so you can reply if possible...thanks!

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-01 10:43 pm (UTC)

Re: Art

Hi Lauren! Emailing you now =)
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[User Picture]From: hippiechic567
2006-06-30 02:08 am (UTC)
You and Matt are coming to Dragon Con?! That is awesome! I will be there and I will look for you for sure. I didn't make the jury(wah) but I go every year anyway. I will be participating in the Art Crawl though. :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-01 10:47 pm (UTC)
Yep yep!

Awesome - I look forward to seeing you there!!
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From: rosefairy125
2006-06-30 02:18 am (UTC)
WOW.. love the whole composition ... especially the colors. Excellent!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-01 10:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you very very much!
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From: jimmycuervo
2006-06-30 02:19 am (UTC)
This has to be my all time favorite painting of yours Jas, besides the pirate piece I bought from you!

I am planning on attending Dragon Con this year and really look forward to finally meeting you and Matt. Plus Traci Lords and Dan Brereton will be there. ~smiles~
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-01 10:48 pm (UTC)
>^___^< Thank you very very much!!

Wonderful! I've never been to Dragon*Con before - I've heard from many others that it is a great convention though, so I'm looking forward to it!
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[User Picture]From: btrflyvampvixen
2006-06-30 03:56 am (UTC)
Love the new painting!

Hope they have a safe move back. :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-01 10:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you Mary!!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2006-06-30 05:47 am (UTC)
I am in love with Gravedigger!! She is cute and sassy even though, I know it is meant to be on the darker side. Plus the colors are gorgeous!! =)
Me and my blues. *Giggles*

Congratulation's on Dragon*Con!!! =)
Also, Congratulation's on your new scented candle at Hot Topic!! I love the smell of cinnamon so I should probably get it. :P

Where is Coral Castle? I might have to head on down there. Especially if it is a fairy type thing.

*Hugs*
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-01 10:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jess!

Coral Castle is an awesomely bizarre castle built by one man many years ago - it's a tourist attraction -

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/FLHOMcoral.html

in Homestead - right when you leave mainland Florida to head overwater to the Keys (so it's very far south). I'll let you know the details when I know for sure!!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2006-07-02 06:13 am (UTC)
Your welcome, Jasmine!! =)

Wow, Coral Castle sounds like so much fun. I highly doubt my parents will let me go but, it is totally worth a shot by asking. =)
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[User Picture]From: arslongu
2006-06-30 12:19 pm (UTC)
Have always to visit the Coral Castle! It seems like a place enchanted!
Love the new piece!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-01 10:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!!!
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[User Picture]From: irrimiri
2006-06-30 12:27 pm (UTC)
I love your new painting a lot. Love the smirk on her face too, haha. Morbid? morbid can be funny ;)

Oh congrats on the Dragoncon!!! That looks like a very big event?
And damn, next time I am in the USA I NEED to go to hot topic again. Scented candles are a must. hmm :)

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-01 10:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you Miri! Dragon*Con is huge, they expect over 40,000 visitors O__o - wow! Ought to be fun!
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2006-06-30 03:12 pm (UTC)
Congrats on Dragon*Con!!! Not that I'm surprised. ;P

Grave digger is cool!!! Dark, yet with the Jasmine-cutesie twist!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-01 10:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you Dawn!!!
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[User Picture]From: kimbearlys
2006-06-30 04:22 pm (UTC)
I love this one! As I do with all your paintings. Love the colors.
Have a GREAT day!
Hugs,
Kimbearly
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-01 10:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you Kim!! It's even prettier in "real life" - I keep looking at her, hehe.
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[User Picture]From: pixiewildflower
2006-06-30 07:43 pm (UTC)
Congrats. Little C will dance for you!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-01 10:55 pm (UTC)
>^__^< Hehe, thank you Little C!
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2006-06-30 07:50 pm (UTC)
THat is an awesome painting.
Definately morbid but I love it!!
The candle is cool! I love scented candles toO! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-01 10:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you Heather!

I love scented candles, incense - all that type of stuff that makes my house smell good!
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[User Picture]From: crepes_of_wrath
2006-07-01 01:50 am (UTC)
Lucky! Peter Beagle will be at Dragon Con this year! *^_^*

Super gorgeous painting! I love it when you paint full figures!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-01 10:55 pm (UTC)
They have an interesting guest list - I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of cool people & cool stuff!

Thank you Jasmine!
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