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Hehe! [Aug. 17th, 2003|11:32 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Wow - one of my older pieces is being sold on eBay (I feel famous now!)!!! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=14215&item=3545109674

I'm actually toying with the idea of buying her back...
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From: intricateartist
2003-08-17 09:33 am (UTC)
wee! that's neat! how do you find this stuff? do you regularly search your name, or fairy art, or just everything?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-08-17 09:51 am (UTC)
Hehe, I woke up to finding a couple of emails about it from fans, lol. I do search a variety of keywords regularly on eBay - that's how I often run across stuff.
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From: ariaelf
2003-08-17 09:41 am (UTC)
You should buy her back, that would be cool =) She's one of the best ones, I think.

You know this reminds me. Do you remember a while back I bought that original painting of yours, with the girl that had a pet dragon on a leash? Well, of course I was very happy to win anything of yours for under $40 which is impossible now =) But I didn't expect to win it, and after having the painting up on my wall a while, I thought it wasn't good symbolism for me and David - Because his animal has always been the dragon, and here's a picture of a girl who has a pet dragon on a leash. Also, there were some people who would have interpreted our relationship that way at the time, so I definitely didn't want to reinforce the idea with the image, because it wasn't true. Kind of a fung-shui thing. So, it might sound weird =P but I only had it up on the wall for a few weeks and then I took it town and kept it stored out of sight - David was also a bit depressed at the time and I didn't want him to be getting any weird subconscious ideas either, and it pretty much hasn't been up on the wall since.

I always felt really bad about it because artwork is meant to be showed off in plain view, not tucked away somewhere. But I wasn't sure what to do with it - obviously I didn't want to re-sell it because that would just be tacky, I wouldn't even think of re-painting it, and so I thought about sending it back to you at my expense and just having you re-sell it on eBay yourself. That way the painting could really make more $$ for you, then it did the first time =) But I guess the reason I haven't sent it back to you so far, is I didn't have a good reason for explaining why I didn't want your painting anymore, without offending you, or sounding like some total new-age ditz =P Because I am a fan of your work, and would happily keep any of your originals where dragons aren't pets =)

So, let me know what you think I should do. The painting is still in perfect condition, but I'm the only one who gets to see it right now because it's in my walk-in closet at the apartment.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-08-17 10:00 am (UTC)
Hmmmm.... I'm not sure! I understand completely - I'm that way with some artwork myself. I had this one painting of my own that I had originally intended on keeping. I painted it very late at night, when I was having a terrible time sleeping and I thought I'd just paint rather than lie in bed. When I woke up the next morning, looking at it made me feel horrible - I barely remembered painting it, and it didn't feel like mine. To quote you - I really don't want to sound like a "new-age ditz" or anything, but there was some weird energy with it. I kept in the closet for awhile, and I started to dread opening the closet. One time (again, I was having problems with a sleep disorder at the time, so take it with a grain of salt) I opened the closet to find my coat, and I swear the figures in it moved a little to glare at me! o_O I think it was haunted. I sold it on eBay asap. Lol, I should have mentioned it was a "haunted" painting - a year or two later somebody actually listed a "haunted painting" and it sold for thousands. I was soooo glad to get rid of it. I think it was totally messing with the energy in my home =P

Let me see - I don't think I'd want to re-sell it myself (it's pretty far from my usual style, I was trying something a little different when I painted it) but - maybe there is somebody here at LJ who'd like it? I'd like it to just go to a friend =)
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[User Picture]From: waltzingdog
2003-08-17 10:52 am (UTC)
Gosh - I'd leap to snap up a Jasmine like that! (offering)(sight unseen - guess I should see it....? But if it's Jasmine's - hey - it's most likely a treat!)
Wendy
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-08-17 11:25 am (UTC)
Here's an old pic of it:

"Pet Dragon"
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-08-17 11:25 am (UTC)
Here's an old pic of it:

"Pet Dragon"
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From: ariaelf
2003-08-17 12:29 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a good idea... I'll put a picture of it up on LJ and ask who wants it and ship it to them =)

Wow, what a great haunted painting story.. thats creepy. Lol - I can't believe someone sold a "haunted" painting on ebay for thousands... oh wait, sure I can ;) Well anyway, I'm glad you understand =) Paintings really have their own energy with them, and sometimes you don't know how well they'll blend with yours until they arrive.

So you're still not sure about buying back your old piece huh... is it because it's kind of different from the style you use now? Surely it must be one of your most popular selling prints =)
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-08-17 11:09 am (UTC)
lol you make me laugh Jasmine,your story is weird.


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[User Picture]From: wickedgillie
2003-08-17 11:09 am (UTC)
gee whiz--he's selling TONS of your older work on his site, and at ridiculously low prices, even with the price conversion.

did he buy all of these himself?

i think i saw one of molly harrison's in there too.

http://www.thedragonsgallery.co.uk/shop/Less_than_x163502318.htm
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[User Picture]From: wickedgillie
2003-08-17 11:11 am (UTC)
oh--he has more!

http://www.thedragonsgallery.co.uk/shop/More_than_x163502330.htm

jen hayes' stuff too.

at least he has good taste ;)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-08-17 11:15 am (UTC)
Yep- they're mostly from a few years back. He bought them from me (he told me ahead of time that he collected art to re-sell in his gallery, so I have no problem with it). I've had a few galleries do that in the past - buy my work directly from me and re-sell it. I think I actually prefer it that way, rather than just getting my cut when it is sold. That way it's a guaranteed sale =)
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[User Picture]From: wickedgillie
2003-08-17 11:20 am (UTC)
well, as long as you know, it's all good. can you tell i am in hyper-protective mama mode? lol
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[User Picture]From: weetzie_baby
2003-08-17 01:20 pm (UTC)
Oh go on, treat yourself. ;)
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[User Picture]From: erikasfriends
2003-08-17 01:21 pm (UTC)
So Jas, you're not offended that he's selling your art then I take? I guess I'd have mixed emotions. But this would prove to your buyers that your art holds value ;) He has one of my favorites, The Leaf Fairy :) Wish I could by it but I'm looking forward to my commission ;)
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