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Strangeling Annual Sale! Also - free Africa plane tickets available for Jasmine's 2019 Art Safari! [Nov. 24th, 2017|12:39 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Updates from Jasmine!

The BIG news of course is that it's time for our Strangeling Sale!

It's that time of year!  Our annual sale up at Strangeling.com - coupon code is THANKS2017 for 25% almost all prints, canvases, pins, etc.  From now until the end of Monday night.  Prints/Canvases are included here as well as my enamel pins here!   Important to note:
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*Patreon 10+ level patrons can use BOTH their PATREON10 discount code ALSO to get 35% off (if you are buying a bunch of stuff, you might want to sign up at Patreon at least for this month, lol, you'll save a ton and it's just $10 for the discount level, sign up or upgrade here )

*Just about ALL my prints, canvases and pins are subject to the discount, and even any original paintings we have in stock at the website (the only exceptions are my Belle and Ariel prints, I think, as those are Disney, etc.)

*My friend Paul at StrangelingUK.com is also running 25% off with coupon code THANKS2017 so if you live in the UK OR if you live ANYWHERE else but want to order UK Exclusive items, check up there too (note: Patreon discount doesn't work on StrangelingUK as that is owned/run by Paul, not me).

*Questions?  Let us know!  Email chris@strangeling.com (my brother-in-law, he is helping us process orders).  We are only a small company and we manually process orders, so please be patient, we do our best and we will get to everybody - don't worry!




Limited FREE Africa Plane Tickets Available for Jasmine's Art Safari 2019

PLEASE NOTE:  I posted this up at Patreon a couple days early for first dibs, but as of this morning there are still a couple of these available, so I'm posting it on my mailing list too before offering these to the public ;)

I came home from my workshop in Nashville to an excited message from Matt Collins at Tourica (the company that is running my workshop/art safari in Africa in 2019 - all details about the Safari are here -  please come with me, they have just started taking deposits NOW so reserve your spot) - he's just signed a promotional deal with South African Airlines that is giving him TEN FREE TICKETS from the US to our starting point in Africa.

He is using them for the next ten students/friends/fans who sign up for my tour.  This will save you hundreds, thousands of dollars as you'll only have to make it to JFK (NY) or IAD (Washington DC) and you'll get to use FREE AIRFARE for all the international bits.  How cool is that?  Again, it's for the first ten people who sign up starting now - (if you've already sent a deposit, check with Matt Collins and see if you can retroactively apply the savings, lol).  Email Matt at matt@touricatours.com to reserve your spot and snag FREE airline tickets, this is incredibly exciting and I'm very thankful to South African Airlines & to Matt at Tourica for using this promo specifically for me & YOU, my friends who will be coming with me to go on safari, travel, make art (or watch me make art, lol) and have fun.  Again though, just the first ten people, several of my Patreon Patrons already snagged them, so if you are wanting to come try to talk to him asap.

Even if we've run out of free tickets, definitely still get your deposit in to save your spot, as space is limited.  Again - any questions - email Matt Collins at matt@touricatours.com  (unless it's specifically an art-related question, and in that case ask ME!).  The itinerary and other details are here for the tour/workshop.

XO
Jasmine
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Jasmine's Custom Painting Giveaway, Unseelie Court, New Originals, Pit Bulls, Coloring, Pins & More! [Nov. 21st, 2017|04:39 pm]
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Updates from Jasmine!

And again I think this might be another record-setting update, so much new news!  It's been awhile since I've had the time to send out my mailing list, so you are in for another treat today.  Sit back, make some tea, and get ready for pretty pictures and good news.

Firstly - we are back home from Nashville, where I was a teacher at The Fantastic Workshop!  The workshop was amazing (fantastic even), had a blast!  We are back home now and gearing up for our big annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale.  Starting Friday and running all four days we'll have a huge sale, 25% off all prints & pins at Strangeling.com and StrangelingUK.com with coupon code THANKS2017 - I'll send out a reminder, don't worry.

Secondly - I am GIVING AWAY a custom original painting!  At 8pm Wednesday, November 22 we will randomly choose one of my Patreon Patrons, all members will be entered automatically (if you're not a member yet sign up here by 8pm Wednesday so you'll get in!!!).  The winner will get to tell me how to finish the painting to your own specifications and will receive the original painting in your own choice of frame - details below!  Your own chance to see your idea painting, and yes you get the original painting.

I've got a couple of upcoming shows here in Florida at Disney Springs - my Mermaids show is  December 9 (6-9pm at the Pop Gallery), and an autographing evening for Disney on December 16 (4-7 at the Co-Op).  See them on my official events page here .  For the Mermaids Show we'll be giving away an exclusive Dumbo Octopus Mermaid Pin to the first 100 customers - details here or scroll down below in this update!

New paintings!  I have two new paintings to show you (both the originals have already sold, but we have prints & canvases).  "Unseelie Court:  Gluttony" is here, "Faces of Faery 241" (featuring an American Staffordshire Terrier!) is here!

In addition, I finally have the original "Bone Chariot" painting AVAILABLE here - 52" high in a magnificent frame, details below with photos or click here.

ACEO cards!  I have a batch of brand new ACEO Cards HERE (Art Cards, Editions & Originals = ACEOs - trading card sized pieces of art created by many artists online).  Each is up for auction starting at just on penny each, I only make one single ACEO card for each painting I do, so they are one of a kind, 2.5x3.5" canvas giclees that are each hand embellished by me in acrylic paints, signed and numbered #1 out of 1!  Again, click here to see them all or to place bids.

Pins, Pins, Pins - we have the November Pin of the Month - "Wolf Moon" - available to the public for sale here!  We also have released a brand new Patreon Exclusive Pin - "The Scarecrow" - details about her are here.  She is not for sale, but is an exclusive for all of our Patreon Pin Collectors (the $25 tier).  If you are already a Patreon pin collector both "The Scarecrow" and "Wolf Moon" are on their way!  If you are not yet, sign up here and you'll get both along with the Strangeling lanyard here.

Speaking of Patreon, some of you will be VERY interested in this - as some of you know, my husband and partner Matthew David Becket is a writer of wonderful fiction, and he has created his own personal Patreon here to showcase his writings (including a Patreon exclusive serialized story "Bleeding Garbage", various writing tutorials & behind-the-scenes info, movie reviews and more writing stuff).  He's preparing to launch audio versions too.  Not for children.  Join him here.  Starting next year we'll be collaborating on what we hope to be a weekly video program too, so stay tuned ;)

More Patreon news - I'm giving my Patrons a free BONUS coloring page "Fruit Dragonling" as a Thanksgiving Gift this week (probably tomorrow!) along with the Ninja Dragonlings coloring page this month.  My coloring pages are Exclusive to Patreon (not found anywhere else), downloadable/printable, 1-2 new ones per month, and added to all the other Patreon perks for patrons at the $5+ tier level.  Not a member? Get up there now and get in on the ground floor, click here for details. You'll get ALL the coloring pages so far immediately, and all the new ones as they are released.  If you are already a Patreon Patron at the Coloring Tier, you can always see ALL the Patreon Exclusive Coloring Pages HERE and can download them as often as you like.

My Butterfly Virtues figurine collection is now available worldwide and you can see actual PHOTOS (not just the concept art) popping up!  See below for details.  USA customers can order the collection now, immediate shipment as they are in stock hereLive outside the US?  Burning Desires here has started offering the first couple in the series at their page here for worldwide shipping.

Do you love beautiful handmade ink pens?  I do!  So does Michelle, the artist behind "Innovations in Ink" - she has licensed many of my paintings to put on her handmade artisanal ink pens and you can see them here .  You can also see & purchase them in person at the Pop Gallery at Disney Springs - they really must be seen in person to be appreciated (the ones at Pop Gallery actually contain my physical signature on a panel inside the pen itself - so neat!).

Again - the entry deadline for my Original Custom Painting is 8pm Wednesday night, Eastern Time.  All tiers and all members of my Patreon page here will automatically be entered literally up to the very last second at 8pm, so get up there if you can!

Original Custom Painting Giveaway!

8pm Wednesday, November 22 - all members are entered
Sign up at Patreon here!

Yes, I'm giving away a CUSTOM PAINTING this month!  The winner (ALL of my Patreon Patrons will be automatically entered, all levels, you don't need to do anything as long as your account is valid!) will be selected via Random Number Generator on Wednesday, November 22nd at around 8pm Eastern Time.  Not a member? Sign up at my Patreon page here

Yes, you'll get your own custom original painting - the one in the photo above.  It's not a huge painting, but it's YOURS, and you can pick either of the picture frames shown here too (or if you want to frame her yourself, you can do that later).

She's an original acrylic painting on panel, and so far she looks just like the photo above.  If you are the winner, I will contact you directly and you'll get to tell me how to finish her and then I'll mail you the finished original painting - just for you =)

You'll get to decide:

*Hairstyle/colour

*Skintone/makeup (she's just grey now, but I can make her any colour you want!)

*Eyes (colour, eyemakeup, I can change her expression with her eyebrows....)

*Wings?  Is she a fairy?  Maybe she's a mermaid?

*Portrait - she is going to have the proportions & face type as shown, but if you send me a photo of yourself or somebody you love I can match the painting's skin/hair/eyes with the photo

*Clothing (or not?) - she's roughly mid chest level & up, portrait style so I can't exactly paint in any shoes or legs, lol, but I can paint any kind of top you like, feel free to send photos of what you're wanting for reference

*Tattoos/jewelry

*Background/theme (whatever I can fit around her!)  Is she in space?  Underwater?  Surrounded by spiders?  If can fit it in, I can paint it.

*Perhaps a small pet or other accessory (again, keep in mind the size of the painting and the figure within it, but I could definitely fit in a pet dragon or puppy or whatever!)

I'll then finish the painting to meet your specifications, email you a pic for your approval, then I'll varnish, frame and mail you the original painting itself for you to keep.

What I CAN'T do:

*I can't paint Disney characters for you, I can only do that for the Walt Disney Company.

*Other people's intellectual property (I can't take characters or artwork or trademarked images that belong to other people, movies, comics etc.) - unless you yourself have obtained written and verifiable permission and/or a licensing agreement from the IP holder.

*Brand logos or political icons (I'm not an editorial cartoonist nor do I want my artwork used to leverage political or commercial agendas)

*I cannot transfer the copyright of the finished piece, as the artist I retain all the copyright and reproduction rights to the image.  If you are interested in hiring me to create a "work-for-hire" commissioned piece this is not the place, just contact me privately, lol.

*I cannot squeeze in additional faces.  Please don't ask me to fit in a weirdly small person next to her to try to get two-for-one, lol - it will look bad and oddly unbalanced.  I can totally fit in a cat or a little dragon, but no more humanoids should be added in this piece.

This is going to be fun!!!

Thank you all for the support!  As long as you are signed up at my Patreon page here you will be among those included in the original custom painting giveaway (and zillions of other fun giveaways and other good stuff).   Thank you all so much for your support, I could not do what I do without you.

XO

Jasmine

"Unseelie Court:  Gluttony"

Original Acrylic painting 16"x20" $6800 SOLD
 Prints available here

Prints now available from $13.99 here - we ship WORLDWIDE.

Here's one of the paintings I started at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival - the sixth of my Seven Deadly Sins from my Unseelie Court series - all finished!  So much is going on in this piece - you can see more details here and the others in the series here .  The original painting sold, the Masterpiece Limited Editions all sold immediately to my Patreon Patrons before they were available tot he public, but we have prints & open edition canvases available now!

All are at my website here
See ALL my Unseelie Court here
and on Amazon here
and on Etsy here
We also have them available in our eBay stores here

"Bone Chariot"

Original FRAMED Acrylic Painting 52"x21" $6800 AVAILABLE here
 Prints & Original Painting available here

Prints & original painting are here - we ship WORLDWIDE.

The original painting of Bone Chariot is AVAILABLE here!   “Bone Chariot” is an original acrylic painting on approx. 40″x11″ panel – Massive 52″x21″ magnificent frame as shown above.

I am selling this original painting myself (the previous purchaser defaulted on their payments), if you have any questions or are interested in interest-free payment installments email me at JasmineToad@aol.com – she is $6800 including frame (I recommend keeping this frame as it is a very odd size and the painting was shaped to fit this specific frame).

She is of course the inspiration for the new Bradford Exchange/Hamilton Collection series and is a very popular piece (we sold out the masterpiece editions on this painting almost immediately). In addition to the original painting, we also have prints & open edition canvases available now here!


All are at my website here
and on Amazon here
and on Etsy here
We also have her & the other Chariots available in our eBay stores here

New Patreon Coloring Pages

Now available through my Patreon for $5+ Members here

"Ninja Dragonlings" is the fourth of my Patreon Exclusive (not in any coloring book, not anywhere else) coloring pages is up on my Patreon page here

An additional fifth special "Happy Thanksgiving" bonus coloring page for my Patreon Colorists featuring "Fruit Dragonling" will be released later this week too!

Just for my Patreon patrons, it's our newest membership perk!  Those of you in the $5+ tier will now get Patreon Exclusive Coloring Pages of my artwork, just for you guys!  These will be completely different pictures not found in any coloring books, we're doing them JUST for Patreon.

You can sign up for Patreon here, coloring pages are perks for $5+.  You'll get all the past pages, current page, and all the future pages (we add 1-2 per month).

Already a 5+ Patron?  You can always get any past or present coloring pages at this link here (or just click the Coloring Page tag under Posts at my Patreon page).

"Faces of Faery 241"

Original Acrylic painting 6"x6" SOLD
 Prints available here

Prints now available from $13.99 here - we ship WORLDWIDE.

This cutie featuring an American Staffordshire Terrier is the result of one of my custom paintings!  She was commissioned by the same client who commissioned the Vampire Chihuahua FOF earlier this year, hehe.  The original painting is of course sold, but we have prints and canvases available on my website.

Want your own original custom painting?  Remember, I'm giving one away Wednesday night at Patreon here

Prints are at my website here
and on Amazon here
and on Etsy here
We also have them available in our eBay stores here

Strangeling Pins!

See all my pins here

Pin News!
Firstly - the November Pin of the Month is "Wolf Moon" - based on my painting of the same name - a wolf maiden and her companion in front of a full moon.  She's for sale to the public for $12.99.  She has been mailed out to all our Patreon Pin Collectors, and is also available to the public to purchase at Strangeling.com with all the other pins here.

Secondly - now that we have run out of Patreon Exclusive "Paisley" pins, our next Patreon Exclusive Pin is "The Scarecrow" (perfect for late autumn!).   If you are already a Patreon Pin Collector, yours is already in the mail!  If you are not, you can sign up at the $25 tier here at Patreon and you'll receive both "The Scarecrow" AND "Wolf Moon" and the Strangeling Lanyard right away (international shipping at Patreon is always included!) here .  The Scarecrow pin is not for sale to the public, and is an exclusive gift for my Patrons.



Here's the concept artwork for my upcoming "Mermaids" show giveaway pin!  It's official - the Pop Gallery will start giving away the "Dumbo Octopus Mermaid" Exclusive Pins at 4:00pm on December 9th to the first 100 customers. Yes, customer does mean that you need to buy something (it can be small, but it needs to be a Jasmine Becket-Griffith item of some sort).  More details about the event are here.

They will have 100 pins, one pin per person limit, person must make a purchase (ie, if you and your two friends come and buy a print = only one pin. If you and your two friends come and each buy a print = 3 pins). This is quite a special giveaway, so they are going to follow this rule strictly. I myself will be showing up at the Pop Gallery at 6pm, so you have two hours before that to snag a pin if you are an earlybird. They'll keep giving away pins to customers making Jasmine Becket-Griffith purchases until all 100 pins have been given away!

I'll be there in person from 6-9pm and can autograph anything you want - anything you bring from home or buy at the show. We'll have the Mermaids Coloring Books, I'll be debuting a couple new Mermaid paintings, we'll have tons of other mermaid themed (and non-mermaid themed) prints, canvases, books, pins, jewelry, paintings, oracle decks & more. Again - pin giveaway starts at 4PM! Free with any JBG purchase. These pins will NOT be for sale elsewhere. Any extra pins will be randomly given away (NOT sold) to Patreon Pin Tier Patron.  More details about the Mermaids Event are here.

Butterfly Virtues Collection

USA customers order here - in stock NOW
International Customers can now order here at Burning Desires!

Previously I only had the concept artwork to show you, but I now have the actual photos of the final finished statues themselves - yay!  See above or look at Hamilton's website here if you'd like to zoom in, etc.

This is my new figurine collection called "Butterfly Virtues" - in stock NOW at the Hamilton Collection with express shipping available!  International (non-US) customers can order worldwide from Burning Desires here (they have the first two up now, more to come).

This new collection feature beautiful fairies with butterfly wings and incorporates some new elements such as metallic detailing, jewels, and a wide variety of skintones and hairstyles.  USA customers can order the collection now, immediate shipment as they are in stock here

Each is about 4" high, hand painted, metallic & jeweled accents, Limited Edition and gorgeous.

The first one comes automatically, and a new character comes about each month!

US customers can also order via telephone - 1-877-595-9506 - call the Hamilton Collection and let them know you want to order Jasmine Becket-Griffith's "Butterfly Virtues" collection!  Or just order here

Live outside the US?  Only want to order one and don't want the whole collection?  Order worldwide from Burning Desires here - they have the first two up now and the others will follow soon.

Innovations In Ink

High end handmade artisanal ink pens are here

At Innovations in Ink here
I'm pleased to announce my partnership with Innovations In Ink! Super high-end handmade artisanal ink pens.

It is difficult to describe/show off online the hours of work and level of quality that goes into each and every one of these. Each is hand-turned and created by my friend Michelle, an artisan pen crafter, and you can see them here and also IN PERSON at the Pop Gallery located at Disney Springs here in Florida.

If anybody has any questions please contact Michelle at Innovations in Ink on their website (I'm just the artist who did the paintings, lol, I do not make or sell the pens).

Pssst - these would make amazing Christmas gifts!


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Jasmine at Disneyland CA, New Dragonlings, Pumpkin Giveaway, New Pins, Coloring News & more! [Oct. 19th, 2017|11:37 am]
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Updates from Jasmine!

It’s officially my biggest update ever!  It’s been awhile since I’ve had the time to send out my mailing list, so you are in for a BIG treat today.  Sit back, make some tea, and enjoy all the new stuff =)</p>

Firstly – we’re leaving shortly for California!  I’m going to be doing my “Take Over” in Anaheim at Disneyland’s Downtown Disney, at the WonderGround Gallery October 27th, 28th & 29th along with my fellow Disney artist Joey Chou.  The entire gallery will be filled with our art (including my non-Disney artwork) – thousands of prints, canvases, postcards, shirts, mugs, magnets, Vinlymation dolls, and more.  I will be painting LIVE and Disney has contracted me to paint URSULA!  I’ll be there in person each day from 1-9pm, all three days (short break for dinner/bathroom around 6-ish).  Details are here.


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Don’t worry Florida folks – I have three more new events at Disney Springs – mark your calendars – November 11 (4-7pm at the Co-Op), December 9 (6-9pm at the Pop Gallery), December 16 (4-7 at the Co-Op).  See them on my official events page here .

New paintings!  I have three new paintings to show you (all the originals have already sold, but we have prints & canvases).  “Halloween Dragonling” is here , “The Nightingale and the Rose” is here , “Bumblebee Dragonling” is here.

Original painting giveaway!  Each month I give away an original painting at my Patreon.  This month I am giving away the original “Octopus Pumpkin!”  Yes, the actual framed original acrylic painting – not a print.  All of my Patreon patrons will automatically be entered, winning patron will be selected via random number generator at 8PM EST on October 23rd.  As long as you are signed up at my Patreon page here you will be among those included in the original painting giveaway (and zillions of other fun giveaways and other good stuff).

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Speaking of Patreon, I have given my Patrons a free BONUS coloring page “Halloween Dragonling” this month!  My coloring pages are Exclusive to Patreon (not found anywhere else), downloadable/printable, 1-2 new ones per month, and added to all the other Patreon perks for patrons at the $5+ tier level.  Not a member? Get up there now and get in on the ground floor, click here for details. You’ll get ALL the coloring pages so far immediately, and all the new ones as they are relased.

I have a new figurine collection called “Butterfly Virtues” – in stock NOW at the Hamilton Collection with express shipping available!  This new collection feature beautiful fairies with butterfly wings and incorporates some new elements such as metallic detailing, jewels, and a wide variety of skintones and hairstyles.  USA customers can order the collection now, immediate shipment as they are in stock here.  Live outside the US?  Don’t worry, they will probably pop up soon on the international retail sites like Burning Desires here.  Scroll down to see all the characters that will be released!

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The October Pin of the Month is “Skeleton Magic!”  Those of you in the Patreon Pin Collector club will have already had your pin shipped out, everybody else can order theirs on my website here (worldwide) Strangeling Collectible Enamel Pins site.

In other Pin News, my friend Paul at StrangelingUK has (in stock, they will ship worldwide) a special UK Exclusive pin – “Pumpkin Pixie!”  She can only be purchased at the StrangelingUK site here or at our UK live events.  Don’t worry, Paul is happy to ship from the UK to any other country in the world too!

Speaking of Exclusive Pins, the Pop Gallery at Disney Springs now has a Pop Gallery Exclusive pin set!  They will also ship anywhere in the world, if you aren’t able to visit Disney World, hehe.  It is a three pin set featuring “Daydreams and Frogs,” “Alice and Snow White,” and “Poppy Magic.”  Details about ordering the Pop Gallery pins are here.

Finally (this is a very Halloween-y update!) – the Sale Print of the Month up at my Strangeling.com website is “The Scarecrow” – she is on sale here – only $9.99 – $19.99 for glossy paper prints signed on the back by me, and only $90 for 12×16″  open edition canvas prints, wrapped on boards & ready to hang, signed COA.

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Jasmine's Event Canceled by Storm, FOF Month, More Coloring Book News, Ninja Dragonlings, Calendars [Sep. 8th, 2017|05:33 pm]
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Updates from Jasmine!

Another big update - wow, we have been busy!

Firstly - thank you all who have sent kind & worried messages to us about the hurricane!  Please don't worry, we are fine, we live very near Orlando in Central Florida, Irma should be only a tropical storm (or less than a hurricane) by the time she arrives here.  We've been through Cat 4s before in our fortress of a house and have never had problems, we are all set. Probably just a bunch of rain here.

That being said, just to be on the safe side, Disney has unfortunately canceled my WonderGround Co-Op tomorrow night (wind & rain of any sort aren't good for art shows!).  They have however scheduled me for three more new events at Disney Springs - mark your calendars - November 11 (4-7pm at the Co-Op), December 9 (6-9pm at the Pop Gallery), December 16 (4-7 at the Co-Op).  I'll add them to my official events page here SOON.

The Kansas City Renaissance Festival is in full swing and my shop is open every weekend, #251 over by the Joust!  I'll be there in person for sure on September 30, October 1, October 7, October 8 if you'd like autographs.

Thank you all who came to see us at DragonCon and made it our best DragonCon ever!!  Were you not able to come but still want to score some for the FREE DragonCon swag?  We snagged a ton of the extra DC Room Key Cards I designed (and autographed), set aside 8 of the DC Strangeling reusable giant plastic carrier bags, and have half a dozen each of the backups of the DragonCon Exclusive Pins! No, I will not sell these, but I will be giving them away as prizes randomly to my Patreon Patrons sometime next week! Sign up for Patreon here to get in on the giveaways next week, we'll have dozens of winners!

One of my new paintings that debuted at DragonCon was "Ninja Dragonlings!" The original sold at the show but we now have prints & canvases on sale this week on my website here.

Big announcement - September is Faces of Faery Fan Month! All 240 Faces of Faery prints (including all canvases) here at my website are 25% off with code FOF25 . We'll also be doing fun things like auctioning off your own custom Faces of Faery later this month, releasing some classic #1s that have been in the vault, and showing off some brand new original FOFs!

Would you like your Mermaids Coloring book a couple months before everybody else, no matter where you live?  Would you also like it autographed?  Well, we are getting a limited number of advance author copies that will be IN STOCK IN OCTOBER and I can autograph them for you! We have them up for pre-order on my website here, we ship worldwide (we can't offer the low prices Amazon can, lol, but hey - they're autographed!).  All the bookstores are saying "Mid December" for shipping, and theirs won't be autographed, so this is kinda neat for you earlybirds!

Next up - in case anybody missed the announcement, in other coloring news - starting next week - we are going to start offering free coloring pages to my Patreon patrons - completely different than any pictures found in my coloring books, these will be all new, downloadable Patreon Exclusive Coloring pages - this new benefit will be added to all the other Patreon perks for patrons at the $5+ tier level.  Not a member? Get up there now and get in on the ground floor, click here for details.  This will help tide you all over while we wait for the Mermaids Coloring Book (again though, the Patreon Exclusive Coloring Pages will not be found in any coloring book - so don't worry about duplicates, these will be all new!)

And finally - Brushdance has just released my 2018 Calendar! The Strangeling 2018 Calendar is available worldwide!  There is a wall calendar (12 pictures, full sized) and a weekly planner (just artwork on the cover).  Just go to Google and search:  Strangeling 2018 Calendar  (don't call it the Jasmine Becket-Griffith Calendar as some bookstores don't bother with my long windy name).  Or click for - Amazon, or AmazonUK , BookDepository (free delivery worldwide!), Calendars.com , Brushdance.com - all sorts of places have it in stock now.

"Ninja Dragonlings"

Original Acrylic painting 12"x16" $5200 SOLD at DragonCon
 Prints available here

Prints now available from $9.99 here - we ship WORLDWIDE.

I love this one! The original painting was sold at DragonCon (it appeared on the hotel key cards this year! I have some of the extra key cards too, we'll be giving those away over at my Patreon!).  You may recognize these from my Hamilton Collection figurine designs from many years back - Izumi the Water Ninja, and Yuriko the Fire Ninja!

All are at my website here
and on Amazon here
and on Etsy here
We also have them available in our eBay stores here

Faces of Faery Fan Month!

Use code FOF25 during checkout - 25% off all Faces of Faery here

All Faces of Faery prints & canvases are 25% off all September with code:  FOF25

Yes, all 240 of them!  All are beautiful little square paintings, great for groupings or fitting in small spaces, I adore them.  The Faces of Faery is a series of hundreds of paintings I've been working on over the past decade or so, each featuring a variety of types of characters all with fantastical elements of faery to one extent of another.

You can see the entire set of them all here

And again, during checkout enter code FOF25 and you'll get 25% off all Faces of Faery.

We'll also be doing some other fun FOF related stuff all month - new Faces of Faery originals, an auction for a custom Faces of Faery painting, releasing the #1s of some old favourites that have been hanging out in my art closet, lol, and more!.

Coloring Pages are Coming!

Will be available through my Patreon for $5+ Members here

Here's a sneak preview - this will be out October 2nd and my stepsister Sonya helpfully colored one in partially to give us all a sneak peek!

You asked for it, you got it!

Just for my Patreon patrons, we are adding a new perk.  Those of you in the $5+ tier will now get Patreon Exclusive Coloring Pages of my artwork, just for you guys!  These will be completely different pictures not found in any coloring books, we're doing them JUST for Patreon.

You can sign up for Patreon here, coloring pages are perks for $5+

First page coming out September 12 - it will be "Bumblebee Dragonling", then October 2nd we'll have "Milagros:  La Calavera."  This is not a new tier, it's just an added perk on top of all the other stuff the $5+ members already get!  If you are already $5+ you will automatically get to download the new coloring pages as they pop up.  If you are not yet, you can upgrade your pledge or if you are brand new just click the "Become a Patron" button on Patreon here.

The pages will be downloadable - we are definitely doing one new one each month (if this goes well we'll start doing them more often).  They are exclusive to Patreon members and their households, the downloadable image can be downloaded and printed as much as you like for yourself & your own household (but not re-distributed elsewhere without written permission).

You probably hear a lot of us talking about Patreon - it is a ton of fun and you get a lot of great perks & free stuff, behind-the-scenes info, advance previews, discounts, free original painting giveaways, there's a Patreon Pin Collector Club and more - check it out here.

Early Autographed Mermaids Coloring Books!

Shipping in mid October, worldwide, signed by ME!  Pre-order here

Want a signed copy and want your book months early?  Worldwide? Autographed copies, worldwide shipping - Pre-Order for October NOW here we have officially been assured that we'll have a handful (around 150-200) author advance copies of the Mermaids Coloring Book in MID-OCTOBER for me to autograph and sell on my website here! We ship anywhere in the world!

NOTE:  You can also pre-order at all the Amazons, BookDepository, Llewellyn, BlueAngelOnline, etc. for mid-December shipping (according to their websites), but those will not be autographed (but are cheaper of course).

Obviously since I have to first mail them to myself from Australia to autograph and then mail to our shipping center in Kansas, lol, those costs jack up the price of what I have to charge on my own site, so that is why they cost more from me than from Amazon or other booksellers (also my wholesale cost is astronomical compared to what the big companies get, even as the artist). Shipping too is more expensive, as we just have a regular personal shipping account (unlike Amazon, etc.) - we cannot control this.  We charge exactly what the post office charges us, not a penny more.

But hey - mine will be signed by the artist (me!) and will arrive months earlier!

Also too - if you are in Florida in December- December 9th we'll be having a Mermaids event at Pop Gallery at Disney Springs - we'll have the coloring books there and I can autograph those for ya too, and in person! Details about that event are here.

Strangeling 2018 Calendars!

Available Worldwide!

Brushdance has just released my 2018 Calendar!

The Strangeling 2018 Calendar is available worldwide!  There is a wall calendar (12 pictures, full sized) and a weekly planner (just artwork on the cover).  Just go to Google and search:  Strangeling 2018 Calendar  (don't call it the Jasmine Becket-Griffith Calendar as some bookstores don't bother with my long windy name).

Or click for - Amazon, or AmazonUK , BookDepository (free delivery worldwide!), Calendars.com , Brushdance.com - all sorts of places have it in stock now.

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Jasmine’s Event Canceled by Storm, FOF Month, More Coloring Book News, Ninja Dragonlings, Cale [Sep. 8th, 2017|05:29 pm]
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Updates from Jasmine!

Another big update – wow, we have been busy!</p>

Firstly – thank you all who have sent kind & worried messages to us about the hurricane!  Please don’t worry, we are fine, we live very near Orlando in Central Florida, Irma should be only a tropical storm  (or less than a hurricane) by the time she arrives here.  We’ve been through Cat 4s before in our fortress of a house and have never had problems, we are all set. Probably just a bunch of rain here.

That being said, just to be on the safe side, Disney has unfortunately canceled my WonderGround Co-Op tomorrow night (wind & rain of any sort aren’t good for art shows!).  They have however scheduled me for three more new events at Disney Springs – mark your calendars – November 11 (4-7pm at the Co-Op), December 9 (6-9pm at the Pop Gallery), December 16 (4-7 at the Co-Op).  I’ll add them to my official events page here SOON.

The Kansas City Renaissance Festival is in full swing and my shop is open every weekend, #251 over by the Joust!  I’ll be there in person for sure on September 30, October 1, October 7, October 8 if you’d like autographs.

Thank you all who came to see us at DragonCon and made it our best DragonCon ever!!  Were you not able to come but still want to score some for the FREE DragonCon swag?  We snagged a ton of the extra DC Room Key Cards I designed (and autographed), set aside 8 of the DC Strangeling reusable giant plastic carrier bags, and have half a dozen each of the backups of the DragonCon Exclusive Pins!  No, I will not sell these, but I will be giving them away as prizes randomly to my Patreon Patrons sometime next week!  Sign up for Patreon here to get in on the giveaways next week, we’ll have dozens of winners!

One of my new paintings that debuted at DragonCon was “Ninja Dragonlings!” The original sold at the show but we now have prints & canvases on sale this week on my website here.
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Big announcement – September is Faces of Faery Fan Month!  All 240 Faces of Faery prints (including all canvases) here at my website are 25% off with code FOF25 .  We’ll also be doing fun things like auctioning off your own custom Faces of Faery later this month, releasing some classic #1s that have been in the vault, and showing off some brand new original FOFs!
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Would you like your Mermaids Coloring book a couple months before everybody else, no matter where you live?  Would you also like it autographed?  Well, we are getting a limited number of advance author copies that will be IN STOCK IN OCTOBER and I can autograph them for you!  We have them up for pre-order on my website here, we ship worldwide (we can’t offer the low prices Amazon can, lol, but hey – they’re autographed!).  All the bookstores are saying “Mid December” for shipping, and theirs won’t be autographed, so this is kinda neat for you earlybirds!
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Next up – in case anybody missed the announcement, in other coloring news – starting next week – we are going to start offering free coloring pages to my Patreon patrons – completely different than any pictures found in my coloring books, these will be all new, downloadable Patreon Exclusive Coloring pages – this new benefit will be added to all the other Patreon perks for patrons at the $5+ tier level.  Not a member? Get up there now and get in on the ground floor, click here for details.  This will help tide you all over while we wait for the Mermaids Coloring Book (again though, the Patreon Exclusive Coloring Pages will not be found in any coloring book – so don’t worry about duplicates, these will be all new!)

And finally – Brushdance has just released my 2018 Calendar!  The Strangeling 2018 Calendar is available worldwide!  There is a wall calendar (12 pictures, full sized) and a weekly planner (just artwork on the cover).  Just go to Google and search:  Strangeling 2018 Calendar  (don’t call it the Jasmine Becket-Griffith Calendar as some bookstores don’t bother with my long windy name).  Or click for – Amazon, or  AmazonUK , BookDepository (free delivery worldwide!), Calendars.com , Brushdance.com – all sorts of places have it in stock now.

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Jasmine's at DragonCon! New Coloring Pages, New Paintings, Giveaway & more... [Aug. 29th, 2017|08:09 pm]
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Updates from Jasmine!

Big update today!  Lots of exciting things happening and lots of new art!

Firstly - we are headed for DragonCon!  At the bottom of this update is a huge supplement all about DragonCon - if you are coming, be sure to read it all - loads of important info below and more details here.  I'm in the DragonCon Art Show, located on the lowest level of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Grand Hall West, same spot as always from September 1st-4th.  The same weekend, the Kansas City Renaissance Festival opens!  I can't be in both places at once, so my family will be running my shop at the KC Renfest while I am in DragonCon.  Right after DragonCon I am back in Florida- Saturday, September 9th 4-7pm at Disney Springs WonderGround Gallery inside the Marketplace Co-Op!  Details about the event are here and additional upcoming event details are here

Next up - in case anybody missed the announcement - starting after I'm back from DragonCon - we are going to start offering free coloring pages to my Patreon patrons - completely different than any pictures found in my coloring books, these will be all new, downloadable Patreon Exclusive Coloring pages - this new benefit will be added to all the other Patreon perks for patrons at the $5+ tier level.  Not a member? Get up there now and get in on the ground floor, click here for details.  This will help tide you all over while we wait for the Mermaids Coloring Book (again though, the Patreon Exclusive Coloring Pages will not be found in any coloring book - so don't worry about duplicates, these will be all new!)


Next - I have two new original paintings to show you!  The first one was the result of the free custom painting I gave away at Patreon a few weeks back - the winner went with a dark Alice in Wonderland/Caterpillar them - the original has sold but we have prints & canvases for sale here, she is "Faces of Faery 238"!  The second original painting is one that sold at my Insectarium show - her name is "Insectarium II:  Carnivorous Plants" - prints and canvases are available here.  To see any other original paintings that are actually still available to purchase (they tend to sell quickly!), click here.

Next - I am GIVING AWAY a new original painting up at Patreon!  A Tiny Treasure with a Dia de los Muertos theme!  Subscriptions at Patreon start at just $1, anybody signed up by next Wednesday the 6th will be entered automatically, just click here for details.

In other news - the SALE print of the week is my beautiful "Amongst the Koi" - if you love mermaids, big eyes & koi ponds you will love this one - on sale from only $9.99 worldwide here.

And finally - it's time for new ACEO cards and I have a grand total of ten brand new beauties up for auction here - some of these will be paintings you have never seen before!  I only make one single ACEO card for each painting I do, so they are truly one of a kind.  Trading card sized canvas prints, hand embellished by me in acrylic paints, signed & numbered #1 of 1, bidding always starts at a penny here. Please ignore the "Jasmine's out of town" warning as I will be back home before the auctions end and I can mail them with no delay!

"Faces of Faery 239"

Original Acrylic painting 6"x6" given away at Patreon * Prints available here

Prints now available from $13.99 here - we ship WORLDWIDE.

This was so much fun!  Several weeks back when we hit our first Patreon Goal, I picked a random Patreon patron to win their very own free custom painting!  The winner decided they wanted me to go with a dark Alice in Wonderland theme with a hookah smoking caterpillar and it turned out really neat!  The patron got to keep the original painting, but we have prints & canvases available.   When we hit our next Patreon goal I'll be giving away another CUSTOM original painting (very hard to get otherwise!) - sign up here.

All are at my website here
and on Amazon here
and on Etsy here
We also have them available in our eBay stores here

"Insectarium II:  Carnivorous Plants"

Original Acrylic painting 8"x10" $2400  SOLD Prints available here

Prints now available from $13.99 here - we ship WORLDWIDE.

The second of my Insectarium series, this beauty sold at the gallery show of the same name!  I love carnivorous plants (even though I'm a vegetarian, lol) - even though the original has sold we do have prints & canvases available!

Prints & limited edition canvases are at my website here
and on Amazon here
and on Etsy here
and in our eBay stores here

Coloring Pages are Coming!

Will be available through my Patreon for $5+ Members here

You asked for it, you got it!

Just for my Patreon patrons, we are adding a new perk.  Those of you in the $5+ tier will now get Patreon Exclusive Coloring Pages of my artwork, just for you guys!  These will be completely different pictures not found in any coloring books, we're doing them JUST for Patreon.

You can sign up for Patreon here, coloring pages are perks for $5+

First page coming out September 12 - it will be "Bumblebee Dragonling", then October 2nd we'll have "Milagros:  La Calavera."  This is not a new tier, it's just an added perk on top of all the other stuff the $5+ members already get!  If you are already $5+ you will automatically get to download the new coloring pages as they pop up.  If you are not yet, you can upgrade your pledge or if you are brand new just click the "Become a Patron" button on Patreon here.

The pages will be downloadable - we are definitely doing one new one each month (if this goes well we'll start doing them more often).  They are exclusive to Patreon members and their households, the downloadable image can be downloaded and printed as much as you like for yourself & your own household (but not re-distributed elsewhere without written permission).

You probably hear a lot of us talking about Patreon - it is a ton of fun and you get a lot of great perks & free stuff, behind-the-scenes info, advance previews, discounts, free original painting giveaways, there's a Patreon Pin Collector Club and more - check it out here.

New Original Painting Giveaway!

Original Painting giveaway is Wednesday September 6th here

Lol, as if you needed another reason to join us at Patreon - I'm giving away an original painting on Wednesday, September 6th at 8:00PM Eastern Time here!  I give away an original painting every single month at Patreon.

She's a 3x3" original acrylic painting on a wood panel, ready-to-hang - with a Dia de los Muertos theme!

All Patrons (of any pledge level, even $1) are automatically entered into my original painting giveaways, so if you are already a member you will be included automatically in the random number generator determined selection!  (As long as your account is valid - if it's been a while you might double check that your credit card & address info is up-to-date!).

If you're not a member, as long as you sign up here by Wednesday, September 6th at 8:00PM Eastern time you will be entered in the giveaway (and for all subsequent giveaways!).

New ACEO Cards!

Each is a tiny one of a kind hand embellished canvas print - see them here

These little beauties are ACEOs - "Art Cards, Editions & Originals"

The size of a standard trading card - 2.5x3.5" - a tiny canvas print hand accented by me in acrylic paints, signed and numbered #1/1 as I only make ONE of each painting.  Truly one of a kind, they are a great way to start an art collection with limited wallspace (you can even keep them in plastic sleeve trading card binders) or limited budget (bidding always starts at just one penny to give everybody a chance).

I have ten ACEO cards up for auction this week - you can see them all here!

DragonCon

My Event Page for DragonCon with tons of details and regular updates is here
We're on our way to DragonCon!

I will be at the Dragon*Con Art Show pretty much ALL DAY EVERY DAY (when not giving panels or interviews, etc.) from Friday, September 1st through Monday, September 4th In Atlanta, Georgia - the Dragon*Con Art Show is in the lowest level of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Grand Hall WEST - same as last year, and the 11 years before!

Dates/Hours:
Friday September 1: 1:00PM-8:00PM (FREE NINJA PIN)
Saturday September 2: 10:00AM-8:00PM (FREE DICE FAIRY PIN)
Sunday September 3: 10:00AM-8:00PM (FREE BUMBLEBEE PIN)
Monday September 4: 10:00AM-4:00PM

I am in the FAR BACK LEFT HAND CORNER of Grand Hall WEST as always. Map is below.

Please note - for part of late Saturday afternoon/evening I have to go to a licensing meeting in downtown Atlanta. Matt will be at the booth though so you can still come buy stuff, but I might not be there for part of the afternoon to autograph. I'll be there the rest of the day though, and all the other days!

Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta: 265 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia, USA 30303

I will be debuting at least three new original paintings, three new DragonCon Exclusive pins, other collectible enamel pins, limited edition canvas prints, open edition prints, mini prints, COLORING BOOKS, various other oracle decks & books and other assorted merchandise. Everything is for sale, or just come to look at the new art & say hi!  Jasmine will be there every day, all four days (with the occasional breaks for her panel, interviews, meal/bathroom breaks, etc.), in person and would be happy to sign stuff, chat, etc. as much as you'd like! DragonCon is one of the most amazing fantasy/scifi/media conventions in the world and is enormous - it's a ton of fun - definitely check out the website: http://www.dragoncon.org/ - it is well worth building a vacation around and the discounts & prices Jasmine offers at her shows will save you more than the cost of tickets =)

Now for the freebies:

Key Cards!


I am pleased to announce officially that I am a Guest this year at DragonCon and have created the artwork for all three host hotel key cards!   The Hyatt, the Marriott and the Hilton each have a new painting of mine on their keycards!  This means that as soon as you check in, you'll have a tiny painting of mine in your pocket =)  Images are "Bumblebee Dragonling," "Ninja Dragonlings," and "Dice Dragonlings" - I don't know yet which hotel will have which, I'll be surprised with the rest of you!  You can come and get your keycard signed - I'm doing a special programming panel at 5pm on Sunday in the Hyatt Grand Hall C programming room discussing the making of my DragonCon Key Cards and I'd be happy to autograph them for you for free!



*The first TWENTY PEOPLE to come to Jasmine's booth will get a free 2018 Strangeling calendar or weekly planner, signed by Jasmine!



*The first HUNDRED CUSTOMERS on each of the first three days - Friday, Saturday & Sunday will each receive a different free DragonCon Exclusive Strangeling pin (a different pin each day! Free with purchase, even a $3 postcard will get you a free pin!) Friday will be the "Fire Ninja Dragonling" pin, Saturday will be the "20 Sided Dice Fairy" pin, Sunday will be the "Bumblebee Dragonling" pin!




*All customers purchasing orders of $10+ will get a FREE giant Strangeling Reusable Plastic Carrying bag!  (While supplies last, we have made 500 of them!)



Also - we'll have Tiny Treasures!  Ittybitty original paintings.  First come, first served, we cannot reserve these.  They will be found on my table in my corner, I have ten of them.

*Original paintings are priced from $195 (for Tiny Treasures) to $5000+
 *Limited Edition Canvas Prints are priced from $50-$95.
*Mini prints are only $3.
*8x10" prints are $10.
*Coloring Books and Oracle Decks are $25.
*Open Edition pins are $10 (DragonCon Exclusives are FREE, we will not sell them)
*Large canvases are $195.

Jasmine is happy to autograph anything you buy or bring with you from home for no charge. We accept credit/debit cards and cash.

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I am doing TWO PROGRAMMING PANELS this year at DragonCon!

Both my panels are on Sunday, for some reason.

Title: How to Turn Your Passion into a Career: Commercial Avenues for Illustrators
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Grand Hall C - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Award-winning guests share their experiences in concept art, book covers, illustrations, branding & licensing, and how they turned their dreams & passions into successful careers.  Myself, Don Maitz, Dan dos Santos, Todd Lockwood & more will be hosting.

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Title: Jasmine Becket-Griffith: Creating the DragonCon Key Card Art & Autograph Session
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: Grand Hall C - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Guest artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith created our 2017 Dragonling hotel key cards. Watch her presentation on the creation of these paintings, & she'll autograph your own Hyatt, Hilton, & Marriott key cards!


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Website for Dragon*Con: http://www.dragoncon.org/
Website for Dragon*Con Art Show: http://artshow.dragoncon.org/index.html
Website for Hotel: http://atlantaregency.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp

Again - please note that the Jasmine is in the actual ART SHOW itself - located on the lowest level of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in the Grand Hall WEST. Again - the ART SHOW, not the dealer/exhibitors stuff, not the comic/pop artist alley, but the actual ART SHOW (I reiterate this because Dragon*Con is enormous and takes over a sizable chunk of downtown Atlanta over Labor Day weekend!).

*ATTENTION COLLECTORS OF ORIGINAL PAINTINGS: For this show, the original paintings are sold directly by Dragon*Con itself. This means that I cannot pre-sell or "reserve" original paintings at this show in any way. Dragon*Con is purely "first come, first served" when it comes to original paintings. They must be purchased in person, Dragon*Con does not ship.


If you are interested in purchasing the limited edition canvases or originals through the DragonCon Art Show - more info can be found by carefully reading the instructions on the Art Show Buyer page HERE (click on "Buyer Information" on the left hand side).

http://artshow.dragoncon.org/index.html (click on BUYER INFORMATION)

Just a head's up - many collectors may show up quite early and there is usually a line up in front of the art show hours before it opens. Don't worry too much - I will definitely bring lots & lots of art with me and there should be enough for everybody, but if there is a specific painting you have seen me show a work-in-progress pic of on Facebook, or if you collect a specific series, etc. you may want to arrive early to check on the status of the line, etc.

Jasmine's Patreon patrons may have the opportunity to see the original finished paintings before the show. Details about Patreon are here:http://www.patreon.com/jasminebecketgriffith

The show opens at 1:00pm to the public on Friday, but again - if you have any specific pieces in mind it is on a first-come first-served basis (since they are sold by Dragon*Con themselves I cannot reserve or pre-sell anything) and you may want to arrive that morning to get in line (and bring a book!).

Please respect other guests, do not run, do not trample, do not fight, we have lots of stuff - you don't need to knock people out of the way.  DragonCon security is tight and the Fire Marshal is on hand for crowd control if things get too busy.  Let's keep DragonCon a happy place that invites me back year after year!

Questions - email me at JasmineToad@aol.com (don't just reply to the mailing list update, it won't get to me, you gotta make a new email to JasmineToad@aol.com).

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Jasmine’s at DragonCon! New Coloring Pages, New Paintings, Giveaway & more… [Aug. 29th, 2017|08:07 pm]
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Originally published at Strangeling: The Art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith. You can comment here or there.

Updates from Jasmine!

Big update today!  Lots of exciting things happening and lots of new art!</p>

Firstly – we are headed for DragonCon!  I have an event page here all about DragonCon – if you are coming, be sure to read it all – loads of important info and more details here.  I’m in the DragonCon Art Show, located on the lowest level of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Grand Hall West, same spot as always from September 1st-4th.

The same weekend, the Kansas City Renaissance Festival opens!  I can’t be in both places at once, so my family will be running my shop at the KC Renfest while I am in DragonCon.  Right after DragonCon I am back in Florida- Saturday, September 9th 4-7pm at Disney Springs WonderGround Gallery inside the Marketplace Co-Op!  Details about the event are here and additional upcoming event details are here
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Next up – in case anybody missed the announcement – starting after I’m back from DragonCon – we are going to start offering free coloring pages to my Patreon patrons – completely different than any pictures found in my coloring books, these will be all new, downloadable Patreon Exclusive Coloring pages – this new benefit will be added to all the other Patreon perks for patrons at the $5+ tier level.  Not a member? Get up there now and get in on the ground floor, click here for details.  This will help tide you all over while we wait for the Mermaids Coloring Book (again though, the Patreon Exclusive Coloring Pages will not be found in any coloring book – so don’t worry about duplicates, these will be all new!)

Next – I have two new original paintings to show you!  The first one was the result of the free custom painting I gave away at Patreon a few weeks back – the winner went with a dark Alice in Wonderland/Caterpillar them – the original has sold but we have prints & canvases  for sale here, she is “Faces of Faery 238”!  The second original painting is one that sold at my Insectarium show – her name is “Insectarium II:  Carnivorous Plants” – prints and canvases are available here.  To see any other original paintings that are actually still available to purchase (they tend to sell quickly!), click here.

Next – I am GIVING AWAY a new original painting up at Patreon!  A Tiny Treasure with a Dia de los Muertos theme!  Subscriptions at Patreon start at just $1, anybody signed up by next Wednesday the 6th will be entered automatically, just click here for details.

In other news – the SALE print of the week is my beautiful “Amongst the Koi” – if you love mermaids, big eyes & koi ponds you will love this one – on sale from only $9.99 worldwide here.

And finally – it’s time for new ACEO cards and I have a grand total of ten brand new beauties up for auction here – some of these will be paintings you have never seen before!  I only make one single ACEO card for each painting I do, so they are truly one of a kind.  Trading card sized canvas prints, hand embellished by me in acrylic paints, signed & numbered #1 of 1, bidding always starts at a penny here. Please ignore the “Jasmine’s out of town” warning as I will be back home before the auctions end and I can mail them with no delay!

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Join Jasmine in Africa - March 2019 - for an Art Safari Adventure! [Aug. 15th, 2017|05:19 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith


A Very Special Update...

Those of you at Patreon saw this coming, but to everybody else - here's the big news!

(EDIT:  some spots have already been taken as of 4:00PM EST, so if you are in any way interested in potentially going - please email matt@touricatours.com asap so they can start planning!!)

Anybody want to come with me to Africa in 2019?  I'm returning, this time to run my own "Art Safari!" ALL the details are here (or just Google Jasmine Becket Art Safari ) and the full itinerary is available as a PDF available here Everybody is welcome, whether you are an artist, want to be an artist, just happen to like art, or just want to go on vacation with me & Matt to Africa for a couple weeks!

Email matt@touricatours.com  if you are in any way interested, they can hold  a spot for you  (that's my friend who runs the tours, not my husband Matty, hehe).

This will be in March 2019 - we have plenty of time to plan and to save $$ =)

There is a limit of 20 students/travelers, so even if you are only *slightly* interested, let matt@touricatours.com  know asap.

I went to Africa last year (South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia) with some musician friends with the same tour group, on a music themed safari.  Matt (from Tourica tours) has invited me to come back and this time hold an Art workshop themed safari.

For a photographic odyssey courtesy of my brother-in-law Paul Andrews - he has posted photographs he took when we went on last year's trip to Africa together with our musician friends. Click HERE to see them (he is a professional photographer so they are glorious photos to entertain you either way!)   Of course instead of Robyn playing concerts, our trip will have me doing artsy stuff, painting, optional workshops, etc. - but we will be visiting much the same itinerary (with the exception of some of the Johannesburg photos at the top of the page, as our trip will be slightly shorter).


Tourica Tours (I can speak from experience both as a customer, friend & client) do a simply amazing job of creating a laidback but luxurious, hassle-free way of traveling around Africa.  I can't wait to go back!

I'll be doing lectures, live painting demonstrations, art workshops, etc. throughout the tour.  My husband Matty of course will be coming too (he has never been to Africa and is super excited).  We'll stay in a variety of different lodgings - luxury Safari "glamping", nice hotels/apartments in Cape Town, fun boat rides down the Zambezi, a few nights right by Victoria Falls (one of the most stunning places I have ever been), & more.  The safari drives are amazing, you will see all the animals you would expect to see & then tons more, all out in the wild!  (Some of you might remember my elephants story...... ;) )

It ain't cheap, but it is truly a trip of a lifetime and worth every single penny & then some.  The accommodations are super nice, food everywhere is great (I'm vegetarian and had all sorts of great veggie options everywhere).  Let me see - it's at $6999 which means if you can set aside $10 - $12/day until the trip, lol, you'd have it covered.... plenty of advance notice!  ;P

ALL the details and FAQ are on the official website here

The full itinerary is available as a PDF available here

Again -email matt@touricatours.com if you have any travel or tour related questions.

Please feel free to ask me (email me at JasmineToad@aol.com , don't respond only to this mailing list update as I may not see it, just email me at JasmineToad@aol.com ) if you have any questions for me about the art side of things, or about the places we'll be visiting (as these are all places I love and have mostly visited before in person!).

I hope some of you are able to join me!  Again, while it is art themed you do NOT have to be an artist, this is for all skill levels and you can choose however much you would like to participate (or not).  The photography opportunities on this vacation are amazing, even just with an iPhone you can get fantastic images.  Or just bring your colouring books and colour along while I'm painting =)  I'll be staying in the same hotels, eating at the same table, sitting in the same van, etc. as you all (and Matty of course) so I'm looking at this as a great way to meet some of you in person, get to be friends and have a magical journey.

Check out Tourica Tours on Facebook or Instagram @touricatours ,or again, my brother-in-law Paul's photos from our last vacation Click HERE) to get a great sense of what we will see & do on this adventure!  We saw everything from wild penguins to lions, from Victoria Falls to the Cape of Good Hope.

XO
Jasmine
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Join Jasmine in Africa – March 2019 – for an Art Safari Adventure! [Aug. 15th, 2017|05:16 pm]
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Originally published at Strangeling: The Art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith. You can comment here or there.


A Very Special Update…

Those of you at Patreon saw this coming, but to everybody else – here’s the big news!</p>

(EDIT:  some spots have already been taken as of 4:00PM EST, so if you are in any way interested in potentially going – please email matt@touricatours.com asap so they can start planning!!)

Anybody want to come with me to Africa in 2019?  I’m returning, this time to run my own “Art Safari!” ALL the details are here (or just Google Jasmine Becket-Griffith African Art Safari ) and the full itinerary is available as a PDF available here  Everybody is welcome, whether you are an artist, want to be an artist, just happen to like art, or just want to go on vacation with me & Matt to Africa for a couple weeks!

Email matt@touricatours.com  if you are in any way interested, they can hold  a spot for you  (that’s my friend who runs the tours, not my husband Matty, hehe).

This will be in March 2019 – we have plenty of time to plan and to save $$ =)

There is a limit of 20 students/travelers, so even if you are only *slightly* interested, let matt@touricatours.com  know asap.

I went to Africa last year (South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia) with some musician friends with the same tour group, on a music themed safari.  Matt (from Tourica tours) has invited me to come back and this time hold an Art workshop themed safari.

For a photographic odyssey courtesy of my brother-in-law Paul Andrews – he has posted photographs he took when we went on last year’s trip to Africa together with our musician friends.  Click HERE to see them (he is a professional photographer so they are glorious photos to entertain you either way!)   Of course instead of Robyn playing concerts, our trip will have me doing artsy stuff, painting, optional workshops, etc. – but we will be visiting much the same itinerary (with the exception of some of the Johannesburg photos at the top of the page, as our trip will be slightly shorter).

Tourica Tours (I can speak from experience both as a customer, friend & client) do a simply amazing job of creating a laidback but luxurious, hassle-free way of traveling around Africa.  I can’t wait to go back!

I’ll be doing lectures, live painting demonstrations, art workshops, etc. throughout the tour.  My husband Matty of course will be coming too (he has never been to Africa and is super excited).  We’ll stay in a variety of different lodgings – luxury Safari “glamping”, nice hotels/apartments in Cape Town, fun boat rides down the Zambezi, a few nights right by Victoria Falls (one of the most stunning places I have ever been), & more.  The safari drives are amazing, you will see all the animals you would expect to see & then tons more, all out in the wild!  (Some of you might remember my elephants story…… 😉 )

It ain’t cheap, but it is truly a trip of a lifetime and worth every single penny & then some.  The accommodations are super nice, food everywhere is great (I’m vegetarian and had all sorts of great veggie options everywhere).  Let me see – it’s at $6999 which means if you can set aside $10 – $12/day until the trip, lol, you’d have it covered…. plenty of advance notice!  ;P

ALL the details and FAQ are on the official website here

The full itinerary is available as a PDF available here

Again -email matt@touricatours.com  if you have any travel or tour related questions.

Please feel free to ask me (email me at JasmineToad@aol.com , don’t respond only to this mailing list update as I may not see it, just email me at JasmineToad@aol.com ) if you have any questions for me about the art side of things, or about the places we’ll be visiting (as these are all places I love and have mostly visited before in person!).

I hope some of you are able to join me!  Again, while it is art themed you do NOT have to be an artist, this is for all skill levels and you can choose however much you would like to participate (or not).  The photography opportunities on this vacation are amazing, even just with an iPhone you can get fantastic images.  Or just bring your colouring books and colour along while I’m painting =)  I’ll be staying in the same hotels, eating at the same table, sitting in the same van, etc. as you all (and Matty of course) so I’m looking at this as a great way to meet some of you in person, get to be friends and have a magical journey.

Check out Tourica Tours on Facebook or Instagram @touricatours ,or again, my brother-in-law Paul’s photos from our last vacation Click HERE) to get a great sense of what we will see & do on this adventure!  We saw everything from wild penguins to lions, from Victoria Falls to the Cape of Good Hope.

XO
Jasmine

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I'm Back! New Coloring Book, Paintings, Original Giveaway, Pins, Disney & more! [Aug. 11th, 2017|04:36 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
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Updates from Jasmine!

After six weeks on the road, I'm finally back home - and thus we have my BIGGEST EVER update.  Be sure to scroll all the way down to see all the good news & many new paintings!

Firstly - I'm getting ready for my next Disney show - next Saturday, August 19th 4-7pm at Disney Springs WonderGround Gallery inside the Marketplace Co-Op!  Details about the event are here and yes - we'll have my new Princess Aurora there!

Next up - my new Mermaids Coloring Book has been popping up for preorder online! Amazon here , worldwide free shipping at Book Depository here , from the distributors Llewellyn here , AmazonUK here, and more (just use Google).  Official release date is December 8 (but more probably will be out in November).  We're having a release party at Pop Gallery on December 9th at Disney Springs ( details here ) and I'll be autographing them there.

Next - I am GIVING AWAY a new original painting up at Patreon!  A darling fairy girl with a fox-kitty!  Subscriptions at Patreon start at just $1, anybody signed up by next Wednesday will be entered automatically, just click here for details.

Next - I have three new original paintings to show you!  One original, "Insectarium I" is still available at the Eight and Sand Gallery- details and prints are here.   "Releasing Fireflies" original has sold, but prints and canvases are here. The third piece is called "Poissons Volants:  Les Poissons Roses", hanging at the Corey Helford Gallery the original has also been sold, but you can snag prints & canvases here.

Another new painting is my "Princess Aurora" for Disney that debuted at the D23 Expo!  The original painting sold, but Disney has prints, canvases, shirts, magnets, postcards, mugs & more!  Details about ordering from Disney are here or scroll down in this update - and yes, we'll have all those goodies at my Disney show next Saturday (details here).

We have lots of news on my Collectible Enamel Pins!  Firstly - I have created an official Strangeling Pin Trading/Selling Group - this is a perfect place to meet up with other collectors, trade pins, try to score rare or exclusive pins, sell your extra pins, etc.  I also post previews and news specifically about pins up there!  It's a free facebook group here, just click join & you are in =)   If you happen to have an extra Three Wishes Pin or an Alligator Girl Pin - hop up there - folks REALLY want to buy/trade for those! ;)

In other pin news - we have run out of Alice in Clockwork, so we have just now released the new Patreon Exclusive Pin - PAISLEY!! You can see her here! Only available through Patreon, she is the first free bonus pin you will receive if you join the Patreon Pin Collector tier, you will receive her along with the new August Pin of the Month - Mermaid with a Golden Dragon! Click here to sign up for the Patreon Pin Collector tier - it's only $25/month and includes shipping anywhere in the world, you'll get any Patreon Exclusive pins like Paisley and also the Pin of the Month each month, bonus items like lanyards, 10% discounts at Strangeling.com , previews & other goodies.  I also give away my extra Exclusive pins there each month too along with original paintings & more. Click here to sign up.

Beach Towels!  Yep - I have beach towels!  Available through People's Choice Apparel - many designs to choose from, and they ship worldwide - click here to see my new beach towels!  Use the arrows to scroll through them all.

The SALE print of the week is "Captain Molly Morgan!" Only $9.99 for prints, only $90 for open edition canvases.  My wonderful pirate girl! Click here to see her!

And finally - it's the last chance for my Abyssal Mermaid masterpiece edition canvases - the final #5/5 of the edition is up for auction here - a magnificent 30"x20" canvas hand accented in acrylic paints by me, signed and numbered #5 of 5.  All the others are sold.  Typically priced at $795 I have started the auction at just one penny to give everybody one final chance to snag one - click here for details.

Mermaids Coloring Book!

Pre-order on Amazon here , worldwide on Book Depository here , Llewellyn here or AmazonUK here, or reserve an autographed copy for the Pop Gallery December 9th event for pickup or worldwide shipping by calling them at 407-827-8200

Yes, my new Mermaids Coloring Book has been popping up for preorder online! Amazon here, worldwide free shipping at Book Depository here , from the distributors Llewellyn here , AmazonUK here, and more (just use Google).  Official release date is December 8 (but more probably will be out in November).

We're having a release party at Pop Gallery at Disney Springs on December 9th at Disney Springs ( details here ) and I'll be autographing them there.  You can reserve your copy either for pickup at the event or for worldwide shipping after the event (I can sign it for you and they'll mail it) Call Pop Gallery at 407-827-8200

The same size & format as my previous two coloring books (already available worldwide, just search Jasmine Becket-Griffith Coloring Book on google and you'll find tons) - 55 single sided images on creamy thick artist's paper.  This one of course focuses on my MERMAIDS!

 We will also have them (eventually) available autographed through Strangeling.com - later this year though, as first I have to get them shipped from Australia to Florida so I can autograph them, and then I have to mail them to our shipping center in Kansas.... I will keep you posted!  We have the first two coloring books already autographed now up at my website though here , available worldwide now.

"Insectarium I:  Beetles"

Original Acrylic painting 8"x10" $2400 Available here * Prints available here

Original painting available from Eight And Sand Gallery online here
Prints now available from $13.99 here - we ship WORLDWIDE.

The original is available through the Eight and Sand Gallery as part of their Insectarium show!  She is an original acrylic painting on an 8×10″ panel, beautifully framed (framed measurement is 16″x19″) and is priced at $2400. If you are interested in purchasing the original painting you can buy her direct from Eight and Sand Gallery HERE online or contact the Curator, Alex at eightandsand@gmail.com – the gallery offers short term payment installment plans and ships worldwide.

Prints & limited edition canvases are at my website here
and on Amazon here
and on Etsy here
and in our eBay stores

"Releasing Fireflies"

Original Acrylic painting 8"x10" $2400 SOLD * Prints available here

Original painting has sold, but prints now available from $13.99 here - we ship WORLDWIDE.
Another piece from the Insectarium show!  The original painting sold, but we have prints - 8x10" glossy photo paper prints on sale for $13.99 - signed by me on the back, and we also have limited edition canvas prints (8"x10", wrapped on boards & ready to hang, hand embellished by me in acrylic paints, signed & numbered out of only 25 made) for $100.

Please note - these are selling out FAST, so if you want a Limited Edition Canvas, snag one soon!

All are at my website here
and on Amazon here
and on Etsy here
We also have them available in our eBay stores!

"Poissons Volants:  Les Poissons Roses"

Original Acrylic painting 8"x10" $2400 SOLD * Prints available here

Original painting has sold, but prints now available from $13.99 here - we ship WORLDWIDE.
This beauty is from the Corey Helford Gallery's "Defying Gravity" show!  The original painting sold, but we have prints - 8x10" glossy photo paper prints on sale for $13.99 - signed by me on the back, and we also have limited edition canvas prints (8"x10", wrapped on boards & ready to hang, hand embellished by me in acrylic paints, signed & numbered out of only 25 made) for $100.

All are at my website here
and on Amazon here
and on Etsy here
We also have them available in our eBay stores!

Princess Aurora

Original Acrylic Painting 24x18" $9500 SOLD
Prints and other merchandise available through Disney, worldwide shipping available,
also on Your WDWStore here  , also through various eBay sellers here

"Princess Aurora" is the painting that the Walt Disney Company contracted me to do as a special debut for the 2017 Disney D23 Expo! I was very happy to have the opportunity to paint her. She is of course Princess Aurora in her "Briar Rose" guise, from Disney's 1959 animated masterpiece "Sleeping Beauty."

The original painting sold but Disney has prints, Lt. Ed. canvas prints, mini canvases, shirts, postcards, magnets, mugs & more.  You can get these anywhere in the world, don't worry!  Firstly in person these are at Disneyland's WonderGround Gallery at Downtown Disney, and at Disney World's Disney Springs WonderGround Gallery in the Marketplace Co-Op (we'll have them next Saturday, August 19 at my event if you'd like one autographed - details here )

Don't live by Disney?  Don't worry!  Disneyland’s WonderGround Gallery is very happy to ship worldwide and takes orders via email at: merchandise.guest.services@disneyparks.com or by telephone at: 877-560-6477. Just let them know you are interested in Jasmine Becket-Griffith’s "Princess Aurora" artwork from WonderGround Gallery and they would be happy to let you know what is currently available.

You may also order this piece worldwide through Disney’s “Disney Parks Shopping App” available on your smartphone (if it's not there yet it will be soon).

Rather order online?  You can worldwide through YourWDWStore online (worldwide shipping) HERE

How about eBay?  Tons of Disney resellers have her up on eBay here

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Jasmine's Beach Towels!

Now Available Worldwide at People's Choice Apparel HERE

Perfect for this time of year, worldwide shipping - 60"x35" several designs to choose from here (or if that link doesn't work on your device, just GOOGLE: Jasmine Becket-Griffith Beach Towels ). These turned out really cool! Use the arrows from side to side at the link above. They are happy to ship worldwide! More details here.  Available only through People's Choice Apparel

Original Painting GIVEAWAY

only at Patreon - click here to join!
It's time for an original painting giveaway at my Patreon here: http://www.patreon.com/jasminebecketgriffith
ALL of my Patreon Patrons will be entered automatically, and on this Wednesday, August 16th we'll have a random-number-generated-name-drawing to pick a winner to receive this original painting =)

She's one of my Tiny Treasures - little 3x3" original acrylic paintings on wood! This little beauty has a magic white fox kitty friend - what a cutie. It reminds me a bit of my kitty Sunshine when she sits on the back of my chair while I paint (she hides under my hair!).

We'll announce the winner at 8pm EST at Patreon!

Again, all Patrons of all levels will be entered automatically - just be sure that your credit card info & contact info is up-to-date and valid (otherwise your name won't get indexed right into the system).

If you are not yet a member, sign up by clicking here and click "Become A Patron" as long as you are signed up by 8pm next Wednesday you'll be entered! Subscriptions start at just $1, we have other fun stuff like early previews of paintings, Pin Collector Club, Patreon Exclusives & more. I do giveaways ALL the time, including original paintings like this one!

Pins, pins & more pins

New Strangeling Pin Trading/Selling Facebook Group is here
Collectible Enamel Pins at Strangeling.com are here
Join the Patreon Pin Collector Club tier for $25 here
As per your many requests, I have created an official Strangeling Pin Trading/Selling Group - this is a perfect place to meet up with other collectors, trade pins, try to score rare or exclusive pins, sell your extra pins, etc.  I also post previews and news specifically about pins up there!  It's a free facebook group here, just click join & you are in =)   If you happen to have an extra Three Wishes Pin or an Alligator Girl Pin - hop up there - folks REALLY want to buy/trade for those! ;)  Seriously, people are VERY much wanting them, you can earn some serious pocket money if you are willing to sell yours!

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In other pin news - we have run out of Alice in Clockwork, so we have just now released the new Patreon Exclusive Pin - PAISLEY!! You can see her here! Only available through Patreon, she is the first free bonus pin you will receive if you join the Patreon Pin Collector tier, you will receive her along with the new August Pin of the Month - Mermaid with a Golden Dragon! Click here to sign up for the Patreon Pin Collector tier - it's only $25/month and includes shipping anywhere in the world, you'll get any Patreon Exclusive pins like Paisley and also the Pin of the Month each month, bonus items like lanyards, 10% discounts at Strangeling.com , previews & other goodies.  I also give away my extra Exclusive pins there each month too along with original paintings & more. Click here to sign up.

Abyssal Mermaid - Last Chance

Final #5/5 Masterpiece Lt. Ed. Canvas 30" auction is here
Open edition canvases & paper prints from $13.99 - $125 are here
We have sold out of our Masterpiece Limited Edition Canvases for my "Abyssal Mermaid!"

As always though, I've set aside the very last one to auction off to give everybody a chance.

She is one of the super BIG 30"x20" masterpieces, hand embellished by me in acrylic paints, signed and numbered - #5 (only five were made).  Regular price is $795 but for the last one I always start the bidding at a penny to give everybody one last chance to try to get one!

The  final #5/5 Masterpiece Lt. Ed. Canvas 30" auction is here

We now have the open edition canvases & paper prints from $13.99 - $125 - those are here

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