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Back from the Medieval Fair! [Nov. 14th, 2006|03:10 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
We're back!

I had a WONDERFUL time being a guest at the Sarasota Medieval Fair. What a great time! Everybody there was so nice, and it was a beautiful festival. It was held on Hunsader Farms which is a huge vegetable farm and petting zoo. We were right by the goats, lol.

Thank you ALL who came out to see me there! It was awesome meeting everybody in person who I have previously just known online. I got to meet people who have beeen fans/collectors of mine for many years - even got to see some tattoos based on my paintings - what a great feeling!

In addition to having a lot of fun, we also sold a TON of stuff, which was fabulous. I have been invited to return next year and will definitely be doing so. I foresee more renaissance faires in my future ;)

I had a big 20 foot by 20 foot tent which was in the shade right across from one of the stages so we got to see the Aerial Angels doing their acrobatics and also got to see Wildfyre (renaissance music band) doing their acts throughout the day, which was neat.

The only bad thing, much like the problem I had at Dragon*Con, was that I was basically "stuck" in the tent the whole time and didn't get to wander around the fair very much. I love visiting renaissance fairs and am used to doing a lot of shopping, eating, drinking, etc., lol, so I felt a little like I was missing out when I was working in my tent, but it was still fun. We had a pretty steady stream of customers the whole time so I didn't want to leave, hehe.

I still need to buy a new camera, so I don't have any pictures. A lot of fans took pictures of my tent and of me, hehe, and there were a lot of news media there too so I might have some pics later.

As usual, I am very far behind now on emails. We have gotten everybody's orders out that piled up while we were gone, but if I owe you a personal or non-order-related email, thank you for your patience, it may be a few days! I have also fallen hopelessly behind here at LiveJournal - if there is anything important that you need me to know, just email me =)

Right now I'm going to try to squeeze in some painting! While at the Renaissance Fair I was inspired to do another Renaissance-portrait-style painting, and this time it is a Tudor style of Queen Elizabeth with an Ermine (I love royal portraits with weasels!).

If you would like to peek in on me while I work, you can watch me paint on my webcam here:

Click HERE to see my webcam!

I should have some new ACEOs and prints available probably tomorrow - for now I want to concentrate on painting =)

Off I go!
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[User Picture]From: thehellforsaken
2006-11-14 09:03 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to see the new painting! Here is the picture that was taken of you and me, hehe. *adds to 2006 photo album ^.^*:
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~Courtney
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-11-18 11:51 pm (UTC)
Awesome!

Thank you Courtney! =)
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-15 03:04 am (UTC)

Your art!

I have just come across your art online. And all I can say is that I really LOVE it! I will definitely be purchasing some of it. It has just blown my mind at what you do. Great work!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-11-18 11:52 pm (UTC)

Re: Your art!

::blush blush::

Thank you so very much! Thank you also for stopping by my journal!
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2006-11-15 07:14 am (UTC)
Welcome home! I'm glad you had a good time :) Man, that kind of sucks that you were stuck in your booth again :/ Hehe! I hope the goats were cute and not too stinky :P xoxox
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-11-18 11:53 pm (UTC)
=) Thank you Carrie! Yeah, I don't know what else to do - I mean, I can leave Matt there alone, but a lot of people came there specifically to see me and I'd feel bad if they missed out because I was off shopping, lol.

There were very cute - not stinky at all!
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2006-11-19 02:04 am (UTC)
Hmmmm well maybe now that you kind of know when your busy times and slower times are.... you could kind of put a message on your site with the appearances and ML email saying something like... I will be away from my tent for 30 in the morning around (whatever time you pick) and the in the afternoon and whenever else you want. That way they would know ahead of time and 30 really isn't too long to wait for you to come back either. Just an idea ;) xoxoxoxo
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2006-11-15 07:42 am (UTC)
It's great to have you back. Funny though, now I will be going away for a little bit. Except, I'm going to the hospital.

I'm glad you had a good time sweetie and you were able to sell lots of paintings.

I can't wait to see all the new work you have in store for us.

*Hugs*
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-11-18 11:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jess!!! I've got another new painting I just finished, I should be posting pics of it later tonight.
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2006-11-20 01:39 am (UTC)
Your welcome, honey. I'm so out of it. I'm going to have to go way back to look at all the new items. =)
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[User Picture]From: tourmalina
2006-11-15 02:19 pm (UTC)
Oh boy, more weasels! One of my favorite paintings is da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine." ^__^
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-11-18 11:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you Valerie!

That is one of my favourite paintings as well!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-11-18 11:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It was still a lot of fun =)
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[User Picture]From: bonnyread
2006-11-15 04:40 pm (UTC)
The only bad thing, much like the problem I had at Dragon*Con, was that I was basically "stuck" in the tent the whole time

If you come to the Hoggetowne Medival Faire in Gainesville, I'll volunteer to man your tent for a while.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-11-18 11:55 pm (UTC)
Oooooh! People keep telling me about that faire - I might try to hit it next year. Thank you for the offer! I might take you up on it, although I feel guilty leaving the tent because a lot of people might be there specifically to see me (and I'd feel like a jerk abaonding my post just because I want to buy some frozen cheesecake on a stick or watch the joust, lol).
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-15 08:29 pm (UTC)

your great

this is my first time visting your website. and i must say i love your work. i'm obsessed with fairies, so anytime i can look at pictures i am greatfull,


tink

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-11-18 11:56 pm (UTC)

Re: your great

Thank you very much Tink! I'm happy that you enjoyed my pictures =)
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-01-12 09:57 pm (UTC)

idea 4 u

hey! i really lyk ur artwork, nd i have an idea 4 u. u could paint something datz lyk, a rocker tinkerbell! dat would be so kewl! ^.^ lyk, u knoe, give her ur own personal makeover.... (ahem, black would probably suit tinkerbell hehe) but w/e u dont have 2...
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-01-12 09:59 pm (UTC)

Re: idea 4 u

Thank you so much!

Hehe, that is a cute idea! Unfortunately of course Disney and the JM Barrie estate own the rights to Tinkerbell, so I can't quite do that, but I can make my own little rocked out faeries, that sounds very cute.
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