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I'm back! And I have new stuff! [Jul. 7th, 2006|08:32 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I had a great trip up to Kansas City!

Matt & I drove Amber & Chris' car up there, and there was a moving truck delivery thing too, so all in all they got everything moved up there A-OK. We miss them a lot though now =(

We stayed with Kachina, James, little Theodore & baby Eleanor! That was a lot of fun. The kids are such cuties and I love them so much.

On Fourth of July we had a picnic with my mother's side of the family, but it rained that morning so we had it indoors, but that was still fun. We got to see all of my cousins which is always a wonderful thing. Made tentative plans to visit Annie & her Matt when they're in London next year!

Then after the "picnic" we drove up to St. Joseph, Missouri to my grandma's house, for my dad's side of the family's traditional festivities. Lots of food, fun, and blowing up insane amounts of fireworks (I love blowing up fireworks). That was a blast (no pun intended) as always.

We also got to visit with Matt's family, squeezed in a visit to my grandfather, had a joint birthday party for Amber & Chris, and I forget all what else. I can't believe we squeezed so much stuff in just a few days.

Now we are home, and busy busy busy as always, trying to play catch-up. Got a couple of big wholesale orders we need to get out. It's funny - one of them is an order of "One of Each" of ALL of my prints (about 400) - it's neat seeing ALL of my current catalogue of prints all lined up. Usually stores will order a bunch each of maybe a few dozen prints, so it's different for us to queue up a one-of-each order.

Then of course are the commissions I need to catch up on, I'm so behind. That on top of trying to get my normal original paintings done is making my head want to explode!

I did find time however to finish a NEW painting - and it's one of my "Fairy Woods" - I did several a few years back, but haven't done one for awhile. It's an original acrylic painting as usual, but it is painted on one of those oval log slices - she looks like she's peeking out of a forest window - click below to see her:

"Peering Out" ORIGINAL PAINTING ON WOOD



Also - the good folks at Hot Topic now have a BUNCH of new stickers of mine! They have been adding new stuff almost every day - they should be in the Hot Topic stores or you can see & buy on the website here (only $2.99!!!):

Wicked, Tricksy & False Sticker

Nepenthe Sticker

Dark Ribbon Fairy Sticker

Pink Butterfly Fairy Sticker

Cats & Bats Sticker

A Little Batty Sticker

For more of my products from Hot Topic, just click below and scroll through all the pages of their Fairies section - there is a lot of stuff there!:

http://www.hottopic.com/store/nodepage.asp?LS=0&RN=558

Wheeee! New stuff!

I'll bet EVERYBODY is out right now though - seeing the new PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN MOVIE. Everybody but me =P I am so swamped I probably won't even get to see it until early next week, which makes me a little grumpy. I just have so much to do, emails to catch up on, and so forth. Hopefully there won't be too many spoilers floating around, and I'll be able to enjoy it just the same =P

Back to work! I've started one of my giant 30" paintings - it's going to be an elaborate royal portrait of that awful lady, Elizabeth Bathory..... Off I go!
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From: winterswitchery
2006-07-08 01:15 am (UTC)
I haven't seen it yet either :) I'm waiting til early in the week so I don't have to fight so many people. I love opening weekends if I'm excited, I'm just too tired lately lol

That's an adorable painting :) I bought one of those pieces of wood awhile back but haven't don't anything yet.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-09 04:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you Meg!

I've got some more slices of wood, I'll probably use them up soon - they are really fun to paint on!
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[User Picture]From: hippiechic567
2006-07-08 01:21 am (UTC)
I love the fairy on the wood slice-it's very cute! I am not able to see POTC this weekend either for 2 reasons: I have 2 paintings to finish this by Wednesday for Christina's book and my son is at football camp. I guess next weekend will be movie night for us. :)
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[User Picture]From: hippiechic567
2006-07-08 02:01 am (UTC)
Someone very thoughtful and generous. :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-09 04:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!!!

We'll probably end up seeing it next week too. Hmph!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-09 04:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!!
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[User Picture]From: redrevvy
2006-07-08 02:37 am (UTC)
It's ok Jasmine-- I haven't gotten to get to see POTC either! I'm waiting so I can take my daddy to go see it-- which is hard because the nearest theatre is about 45 minutes away any direction you go and transporting him is a difficult process. But I'm gonna try !!!

I LOVE the expression on your litte faye! She's so full of life!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-09 04:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jayde!!
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[User Picture]From: redrevvy
2006-07-09 06:38 pm (UTC)
Oh! lol, btw, I got one of your stickers!!! 'Midnight Rainbow'! She's under my wacom, hehehe.

p.s. I think Elizabeth Bathory was framed, but that subject is open to great debate! I luuuuvs the Bathory story. She had very 'interesting' family 0.o Can't wait to see your interpretation finished!
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[User Picture]From: btrflyvampvixen
2006-07-08 04:00 am (UTC)
Wow, she's awesome!! Too bad I don't have the money to buy her.

I'd like to go see the new pirates movie too but I don't know if I'm going to get to go this weekend or not. And like you said, I hope there aren't too many spoilers floating around. :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-09 04:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you Mary!!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2006-07-08 08:18 am (UTC)
I'm so glad your back. I missed you tons!
I love your new painting. What a wonderful idea.
*Hugs*
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-09 04:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jessica!! I had a lot of fun, but it's good to be back =)

Of course now I'm leaving on Thursday for a family reunion in Illinois, lol - but I'll only be gone for the weekend & Matt is staying here to take care of orders & shipping, so it won't be too crazy, hehe.
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2006-07-10 02:29 am (UTC)
Your welcome, Jasmine! I'm glad to hear you had a lot of fun, you deserve it.

I hope you have a great time with your family reunion. Awe, Matt did not want to go with you. Well, that is nice that he is going to take care of things while your gone.

Guess what? I had a falling out with the person who I had you do that thing you did so now I get to keep it. It's not fun that we had a the falling out. But, at least now I have another beautiful creation of yours.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-09 04:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Peering Out

Aw, thank you! =)
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-08 03:25 pm (UTC)

Clothes?

Any idea when we might possibly see some clothes with your wondreful work on them?

Mel
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-09 04:08 pm (UTC)

Re: Clothes?

Hi Mel!

Hot Topic should have some in stock soon! =)

In the meantime, The Mountain clothing company now has a line of my shirts & tank tops! I don't keep them in stock myself, but they are available at many gift shops around the world. I did a quick search on eBay:

Click HERE to see folks selling Jasmine's shirts

or a bunch of stores online:

http://www.yourdragon.com/Artists/JASMINE_BECKET-GRIFFITH.htm

http://www.depandagifts.com/spaghettistrap.html

http://www.animalteez.com/index.php?cPath=61_63

http://www.buyt-shirts.com/Ladies-Singlets---Tanks.html

http://www.australian-native.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=61_62&products_id=1199

and a bunch of other places like those =)
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2006-07-09 12:10 am (UTC)
Elizabeth Bathory !! Super cool!!
oh man!! I missed something! Amber & Chris moved back to Kansas City??
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-09 04:10 pm (UTC)
Yep, they moved back to KC - they are wanting to settle down, buy a house, start a family, etc. and houses back in Missouri/Kansas cost about 1/3 or 1/4 what they do here. I miss them a lot, but at least we visit up there frequently =)
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[User Picture]From: pixiewildflower
2006-07-09 11:16 am (UTC)
I am glad you had a great trip hon. Great art, as always! Your muse must be ver active indeed. Tell her/him to come visit me!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-09 04:11 pm (UTC)
Hehe, thank you!

I think my muse never sleeps sometimes! You are welcome to borrow her!
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[User Picture]From: pixiewildflower
2006-07-10 02:14 am (UTC)
YAY-tell her I am waiting! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2006-07-11 02:25 am (UTC)
I got my internet back:D
Oh she is nice ^_^ I like the way u did the frame
I have new stuff too but the one im workin on now isnt done yet.
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[User Picture]From: harmy
2006-07-11 05:17 am (UTC)
Beautiful work Jasmine, she's super cute and you've really captured the look of her emerging from the wood :) Don't work too hard! Remember breaks, not to mention pirate ships, are great for creativity ;)
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2006-07-11 08:24 pm (UTC)
OMG!! 400 prints one of each!! That is a lot of printing!! Man I'd be happy just to get ANY wholesale order I think I'd faint if someone ordered 400!!!!!! ((((HUGS)))) I hope you guys get to see Pirates soon! We went yesterday and we all LOVED it!!! xoxoxoxox
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2006-07-11 09:15 pm (UTC)
P.s. When you do go be sure you guys stay through the credits ok ;D ;D xoxoxoxox
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