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Wolf!!! [Aug. 14th, 2006|07:06 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I have been working very hard getting my art together for Dragon*Con! Just about all of my new paintings this month will be taken to Dragon*Con rather than going up on eBay, so I apologize for the lack of eBay auctions this month. My new works will be debuting at the Art Show at Dragon*Con. I hope that many of you will be able to come see me there - I will have so many new original paintings, prints, special items, merchandise, books, etc. all there and I will of course be there to chat, sign stuff, etc. For more info about Dragon*Con check out this link: http://www.dragoncon.org. So that is why you aren't seeing a lot of my new paintings this August! I might still get one or two small pieces up for auction, but other than that they are going with me to Atlanta. However - I just finished a new painting, called "A Wolfish Friend" that is extra special. I am taking the original with me to Dragon*Con, BUT I thought I would go ahead and offer prints (SALE prints & Canvas Prints) of it before I go. And if it doesn't sell at the convention, I'll offer the original for sale in September =)

At any rate - you can see "A Wolfish Friend" by looking at the #01 Lt. Ed. Hand Embellished CANVAS Print below:

"A Wolfish Friend" #01 CANVAS PRINT



And it is one of this week's SALE prints too:

"A Wolfish Friend" $10 SALE 8x10 PRINT

"A Wolfish Friend" $20 SALE 12x16 PRINT

Hope you like the new painting!! =)

Now Matt & I are getting together about 60 lt. ed. canvas prints for Dragon*Con - Matt is stretching them so they are ready-to-hang since it's an art gallery setting. They look really great stretched - in the future we may be offering that as an upgrade option for canvas prints offered in my eBay store and website. We'll see. Matt is also framing some of them. We already have 150 open edition prints ready to bring, some signed framed open edition prints, and I should have maybe a dozen original paintings too. Whew! It's going to be an insane amount of artwork, lol.

Let me see.... what else is going on.... mostly just working, painting, etc. Haven't gotten out of the house much lately, just working. I love working at home though, so I can't complain, hehe - Matt & I watch movies while we work. I had bought a bunch of dirt cheap crappy horror movie box sets at Virgin Megastore and we are working our way through them. We just watched The Screaming Skull, which was a truly terrible movie. I'd actually seen it before as a Mystery Science Theatre episode, so it's kinda funny that I own the regular version on DVD now. The sound quality is some of the worst I've ever heard on a "professional" release, and everything else about that movie is just idiotic, lol - it's great.

I'd better go get to work on some Dragon*Con art, I'll check in again soon!
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[User Picture]From: oblongbox666
2006-08-14 11:44 pm (UTC)

amazing!

You do amazing work! I just cant believe how amazing all of your paintings are and i would love to see them in person sometime. I am just curious, it seems you paint so quickly, how do you get so many paintings done in such a short time?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-14 11:49 pm (UTC)

Re: amazing!

Thank you so very much!

Well, when I paint I do it in looong stretches, sometimes 18 hours at a time. I try to finish a painting in one setting, but sometimes with big paintings like this one (18x22) it takes me two sittings.

I use acrylic paints and between each layer I use a hairdryer to speed the drying times, which definitely helps in speeding things up!

Other than that I think it's just years of painting every day which makes for a lot of "practice". =)
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[User Picture]From: alohashark
2006-08-15 12:11 am (UTC)
Have fun at the show!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-16 01:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you Robyn! I hope I will!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2006-08-15 12:17 am (UTC)
I hope you have a wonderful time at the show and that painting is amazing. =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-16 01:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jessica!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2006-08-16 10:48 pm (UTC)
Your very welcome, Jasmine! =)
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2006-08-15 12:48 am (UTC)
That's just wonderful!!! I love the wolfie!!! He's so majestic and realistic!!! Of course your nymph/girl is cute as a button, as always!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-16 01:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you Dawn! I want to cuddle him!
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[User Picture]From: walden121
2006-08-15 12:59 am (UTC)
Absolutely beautiful. I love this one. You do such a great job painting animals, the background fits in so well too. I think this one will definately sell well.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-16 01:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! I really enjoy painting animals, I should do it more often.
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2006-08-15 01:13 am (UTC)
sometimes you and matt amaze me. i wish i could stop by just to say hi when you are in atlanta, but i will be quite swamped myself at that time.

You will do great though as always, and you both deserve it being the great people you are (and all the hard work you put into everything you do)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-16 01:37 pm (UTC)
::blush blush::

Thank you Jillianne =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-16 01:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you very very much!
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[User Picture]From: falling_still
2006-08-15 02:18 am (UTC)
Mystery Science Theater Rocks!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-16 01:38 pm (UTC)
It sure does! I wish I had them all on DVD. Man, that would be expensive though....
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[User Picture]From: falling_still
2006-08-16 02:51 pm (UTC)
I have this hilarious episode on tape...I can't think of what it's called, but it has these aliens that look like humans, only they have big forheads...maybe you've seen it? anywho, it's a great one.

p.s. Your paintings are looking wonderful, as usual. : )
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-16 03:01 pm (UTC)
Is it the MST3K Movie? It sounds like the one that was actually released as a MST3K in theatres, that's a good one!

=) Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: falling_still
2006-08-16 03:04 pm (UTC)
lol. Yes! It's the MOVIE. My mistake. lol. My ex has got the tape now... so I haven't seen it in awhile. : /
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[User Picture]From: falling_still
2006-08-16 03:05 pm (UTC)
I have some photographs that maybe some source of inspiration? The are b&w and feature a snowglobe. haha. I'll post them in my journal if you'd like to check them out.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-20 01:41 pm (UTC)
Those are pretty! I like the one with the peacock feathers too.
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From: rosefairy125
2006-08-15 02:32 am (UTC)
Can we have a HELL YES?!!! A Wolfish Friend is BEAUTIFUL!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-16 01:38 pm (UTC)
>^___^< Thank you Carmel!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2006-08-15 02:37 am (UTC)
OH its magnificent!
I love wolves, so does my mother.
They are so spirted ^_^ Good job on the detail!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-16 01:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you Heather! I saw a wolf in the wild, running across a field in Pennsylvania a couple months ago - it was so neat to see him out there.
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2006-08-16 06:41 pm (UTC)
I've never seen a wolf but I have seen foxes and bears before ^_^
I noticed I havent been recieving messages telling me bout ur new pieces of work so i went onto your website to see if you even had any and you did but I didnt get a message about it like I used to..
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-20 01:37 pm (UTC)
Did you confirm your email subscription when I re-did my mailing list?

Just email me at JasmineToad@aol.com with "JOIN" in the subject line. I will re-add you to the update list. Then within 24 hours you will receive a "confirm your subscription" email from me through Bravenet (the new company handling my mailing list updates). You will need to read that email and follow the instructions very carefully and then you will start receiving email updates again =)
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2006-08-20 07:12 pm (UTC)
I did get the message about the new mailing list and i did do that but i never got a message with directions lol

Ill send it now.^_^
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-20 07:37 pm (UTC)
Well, try it again. I do it myself, by hand, so unless you have a weird spam filter on your email box (it may try to block it since it may be considered a "bulk" email) it should work. Be sure you don't have a spam filter turned on to block bulk emails, and then try again.
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2006-08-20 07:41 pm (UTC)
I just tried it 3 times and the email wont go to the email you gave me to send it to ..did you maybe type it wrong? JasmineToad@aol.com is the one you wrote.. i copied and pasted it.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-20 08:05 pm (UTC)
Not sure what you mean - are you emailing me? My only email is

JasmineToad@aol.com

when you say it "won't go there" what do you mean? Is it bouncing?
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2006-08-20 08:16 pm (UTC)
When i send it to you it emails me back saying:

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

Delivery to the following recipients failed.

Jasminetoad@aol.com
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-20 08:29 pm (UTC)
Don't know what to tell you, that's the only email address I have ever had.

Just fill out the website form to join here:

http://www.strangeling.com
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2006-08-20 08:31 pm (UTC)
Okay thanks
Sorry for the inconvience
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2006-08-15 04:18 am (UTC)
Whoa! That's a LOT of work!! I hope you do GREAT at the show! :)
Ha! I had to buy The Violent Years after seeing it on Mystery Science Theater, cause I was like "this movie is REALLY cool!" hee hee!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-16 01:39 pm (UTC)
LOL that movie is awesome!!
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[User Picture]From: rendergirl
2006-08-15 07:11 am (UTC)
I swear, you do animals so well!! The wolf looks so REAL!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-16 01:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you Becca! I really enjoy painting animals, I should do it more.....
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[User Picture]From: yidneth
2006-08-15 01:28 pm (UTC)
It made me feel something string
it reminded a lot about Kira somehow
the detail on the fur and eye is really amazing, this one really caught me
luck in the event, i'm sure you don't need it
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-16 01:39 pm (UTC)
=) Thank you Priscilla. Your Kira was so beautiful.
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[User Picture]From: yidneth
2006-08-16 10:35 pm (UTC)
you're welcome
you're portrayed the wolf so beautifully
i spent a while looking at the fur details in the ears. :) You have a special talent capturing the wild nature of animals
well done! really one that caught my eye inmediately
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[User Picture]From: hippiechic567
2006-08-15 01:48 pm (UTC)
That wolf painting is just spectacular!I absolutely LOVE it! Can't wait to meet you at DC and see all those lovely paintings up close! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-16 01:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you Kelly! Looking forward to meeting you as well!
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2006-08-15 07:18 pm (UTC)
Just Gorgeous Jasmine!!! That is one beautiful wolf :) & of course the little girl is adorable as always ;)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-16 01:40 pm (UTC)
>^___^< Thank you Carrie!!
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