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Good morning! [Oct. 24th, 2006|12:33 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Last night we went and saw "Marie Antoinette" - it was really good! It is worth seeing if only for the costumes and sets alone. They actually filmed it at Versailles, and the scenery is beautiful. It was a great movie other than that, too.

So many houses here in town are decorated for Halloween! I should get some decorations or something. We're going to dress up and walk around as usual this year - Halloween here in Celebration is such a big event - everybody from the four counties it seems comes here to trick-or-treat - often the trick-or-treaters per household can number in the thousands. We need to buy lots of candy to stock up. Some houses really really get into it all too - with haunted houses set up on their porches, lots of special effects, hired actors, etc.

I don't know what I'm going to be for Halloween yet =/ Matt is going to be a Were-Leopard, that should be interesting. Last year my sister Amber and her husband Chris were here, and the four of us dressed up as characters from the movie Conan the Barbarian (click here to see my post from last year with pictures!!). Lol, it's funny to see Matt with long hair - I'd forgotten he had it like that then!

Guess what? Not too much longer and my line of open edition figurines will be coming out! A few of you have seen this pic before, but for those who haven't - these are still the prototype versions (a lot of them have been revised in various ways, not the finished versions) - but the finished versions are almost ready (they just need to correct the mis-spelling of my name on their backsides, lol) - shouldn't be too long before they come out. These are completely separate from my line of Lt. Ed. Resin Statues - these are lighter weight, open edition, not quite as detailed but still really cute and they will retail for only $10-$20 or so. They vary between 4-7" high and will be sold at the usual stores. I do not yet know for sure when they will officially be released (should be soon though!) and I hope to stock them myself. I think there are 18 of them total right now, being made by MCM. When I have the final versions of the statues I will post closeups, etc.! So here is a SNEAK PREVIEW in the meantime:



Aren't they adorable? Wicked, Tricksy & False will be sold as a set of three. I love the mermaids a lot - "Shimmering Mermaid" has clear acrylic sparkly water for a base, so cute. I'm really happy that they picked "Voodoo in the Bayou" too - that is one of my favourite paintings and I think this is the first time she's been licensed on something. "Alice" is extra cool as well. In fact, I love them all!

Sorry I don't have more info yet, but I should very soon. I do not yet know if they will be available before Christmas yet but I will keep you all posted!

All righty - I'd better go start painting! Today I will be working on a new graveyard/angel painting and perhaps some commissioned work too. You'll be able to peek in on me HERE ON MY WEBCAM - I'll be off and on throughout the day depending on what I'm working on.

Off I go!
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From: auburnsiren
2006-10-24 04:38 pm (UTC)
Do you know where they will be sold yet? I still want a mermaid and Alice. ;-)

I need to contact you one day soon about prints for the BPAL.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-10-29 12:43 am (UTC)
To be honest as far as stores go - I typically never know until I actually see something at the store myself or a fan tells me that they saw something of mine at the store, lol. That's typically how it works =/ Probably the same types of stores that already carry my stuff, etc.

With these statues I am definitely going to try to stock them myself on my website too.

No problem - just let me know whenever you decide, no hurry =)
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2006-10-24 05:05 pm (UTC)
I will need them all for sure!! :D They are all so adorable!!! :D

Psssst all I sse on your webcam is that pretty long hair of yours and kind of maybe a tree? but I see lots of your hair LOL! ;D
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-10-29 12:44 am (UTC)
They are awfully cute!

Lol, I think it's because I have to bend right next to my painting now to paint - I need a new prescription (eye doctor next week) 'cos I can't paint unless my eyes are five inches from the canvas =P
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2006-10-29 03:35 am (UTC)
Eek! Really :P That sucks!! Have you ever looked into seeing if you would be a candidate for Lasik eye surgery? Or is that something that you would never want to do. i know Dewey really wants to have it done once they get to where they are able to fix eyes as bad as his.
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From: caronvinson
2006-10-24 05:45 pm (UTC)
Jasmine, the figurines are wonderful
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-10-29 12:44 am (UTC)
Thank you Caron!!!
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[User Picture]From: cannibol
2006-10-24 06:03 pm (UTC)
sweeet!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-10-29 12:44 am (UTC)
Thank you Vince!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-10-29 12:45 am (UTC)
Thank you Mere! They've done a pretty good job with them, I am happy.
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[User Picture]From: jessamyn_rl
2006-10-24 06:06 pm (UTC)
Oh they indeed are adorable! I wish I was living in the US so I could order some. Awesome!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-10-29 12:46 am (UTC)
Thank you! =)

I'll have them on my website too - I ship internationally with credit cards - or you can always order from me directly with an International Money Order!
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[User Picture]From: mythosidhe
2006-10-24 06:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, those are so adorable! They'll go perfectly with my collection of 'big head' dolls :p I want the purple one next to Alice.
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[User Picture]From: mythosidhe
2006-10-24 06:11 pm (UTC)
P.S.~ Can I post this pic in my LJ? I bet my doll collector friends would like to see them :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-10-24 06:14 pm (UTC)
Sure thing! Just link them to my journal or www.strangeling.com
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-10-24 08:17 pm (UTC)
Jasmine, what's your secret? Do you work out? I'm also a vegetarian and a health food nut but nowhere near as petite as you :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-10-29 12:48 am (UTC)
Lol! ::blush blush::

Actually yes - I work out quite a lot. Every single morning for years I have done cardio kickboxing (Tae Bo) and then I lift weights as well. I like to keep very fit. Also I eat mostly fruits and vegetables (I try to stay away from fats, sugars, and refined flours).

Thank you ;)
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[User Picture]From: weetzie_baby
2006-10-24 08:24 pm (UTC)
Gosh those are fantastic!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-10-29 12:48 am (UTC)
Thank you Jacey!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: sunkitty77
2006-10-24 08:42 pm (UTC)
Jasmine I LOVE THESE!! Gonna have to add some more to my collecton!! YAY!! Glad to see you and Matt are doing good!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-10-29 12:49 am (UTC)
>^___^< Thank you so much! They turned out really cute!
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From: faerieraindance
2006-10-24 10:19 pm (UTC)

One of Each Please ..

I can't wait till they come out !!!!! I will be getting them alllll. Sweet!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-10-29 12:49 am (UTC)

Re: One of Each Please ..

They are really cute =)

I have my artist samples all on one shelf in my living room now - it's adorable!
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[User Picture]From: btrflyvampvixen
2006-10-24 11:49 pm (UTC)
Ahhhhh look at em all!!! I'm going to get into soooo much trouble! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-10-29 12:50 am (UTC)
Hehe, thank you Mary!
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[User Picture]From: makinmojo
2006-10-25 02:49 am (UTC)
OMG Jasmine - these are the most adorable little creatures I think I've ever seen in my life! They are stunning!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-10-29 12:51 am (UTC)
Hehe, thank you Suzanne! They are extra cute when they're in a big group like that - they look like they're going to start running around and getting into stuff....
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[User Picture]From: neverlandinblue
2006-10-25 03:05 am (UTC)
AGH SO CUTE!! Man I want Wicked Tricksy & False and Starry Night Fairy *knows what to save the rest of my birthday money for* Any chance the zodiacs will be made into figurines?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-10-29 12:52 am (UTC)
Thank you!!!

As far as I know the Zodiacs haven't been picked up yet by any statue companies, but of course I'm not finished with the series yet - so maybe after I've completed them they will be =)
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[User Picture]From: luckycyberbunny
2006-10-25 12:28 pm (UTC)
they are so cute!!! :D
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-10-29 12:52 am (UTC)
Thank you! >^___^
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[User Picture]From: faerymoonbeam
2006-10-25 02:50 pm (UTC)
They are just too adorable!!! I can't wait to get one!!! Glad you liked "Marie Antoinette" - I have been itching to see it. Did see "The Prestige" - which I recommend.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-10-29 12:53 am (UTC)
>^___^< Thank you!!

Both movies were very good!
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[User Picture]From: shaluna
2006-10-25 06:58 pm (UTC)
I love them! I just found your paintings (and site) today, and I'm totally in love with them :D. I hope I can buy something soon. I also would like to get fairy tattoo.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-10-29 12:53 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! And thank you also for stopping by and saying hi =)
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From: wifeofnaraku
2006-10-26 12:39 am (UTC)

ooooh

Yay! My three favorite fairies. Wicked. Tricksy. False! cool, and there's that pretty Licorice fairy!! ^_^ I think I know them all. ^_^ I need to go shooping again soon...
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-10-29 12:54 am (UTC)

Re: ooooh

The company picked some really good ones to make statues of - a lot of my favourites are in there!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2006-10-28 07:35 am (UTC)
Jasmine, your teasing me so. I am totally waiting for these to come out. I want to get them all. =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-10-29 12:55 am (UTC)
Hehe!

I am too - I'm excited. The last batch had some minor things wrong (like my name, lol) but after that's fixed up they should be available!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2006-10-29 07:12 am (UTC)
*Giggles*
I bet you are sweetie!
I hope this time around they get your name and everything right. ;)
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[User Picture]From: makinmojo
2006-11-02 01:05 am (UTC)
Oh :-( I came back to show hubby the little peeps and they were no longer here.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-11-02 01:53 am (UTC)
My hosting site is having scheduled maintenance, it should be up and running shortly!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-11-02 02:00 am (UTC)
Here is an alternately hosted pic:

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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-15 09:58 pm (UTC)

Exactly what I've been dying for! ( ^_^ )

Jasmine I stumbled onto your art when I was in 6th grade, fell in love with it! =D And ever since then I've been keeping up with your site, recently I bought your lovely book! And I placed an order for your lovely "Captive Fairy" statue! I'm so excited to get it. I know I WILL be buying some of these oh so adorable creatures!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-12-22 04:35 pm (UTC)

HOLA

i really like your art work, & Im really thinking about having tattoo with it but i have 2 figure out which 1 is I like the most or as my sister in law was telling me i can make a mix of all my favorites & make 1 beautiful tattoo out of it, but in the meantime lets see what happens, as soon as i get it i promise i will send you a pic...keep up the good art
YOUR FAN FROM PANAMÁ, REPUBLICA DE PANAMÁ
PATRICIA M.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-22 04:38 pm (UTC)

Re: HOLA

Hola!!

You are MORE than welcome to use any of my paintings for your tattoo!!!!

As an artist, that is one of the ultimate compliments!!! It makes me so happy to know that somebody likes my work enough to keep it with them forever =)

Feel free to print the image off of my website to bring with you to the tattoo parlour =)

The one thing I ask is if you could please send me a photo of the finished tattoo!!! I have a special section of my website here:

http://www.strangeling.com/fairytattoos.html where I show tattoos based on my artwork!
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