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Good morning...er...afternoon..... [Jan. 3rd, 2005|11:59 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I'm working on Queen Mab! You can watch me paint her HERE!

It's going to have a lot going on - so far I just have Mab herself painted in, but there will be a lot of plant and animal and faerie life in there too - ought to be pretty awesome......

I've been having fun with all of the stuff I got for Christmas - I keep finding things and thinking "Oh! I forgot I got that - how cool!". I got the first season of Home Movies on DVD and I've been watching them all with commentary - I like that show a lot. Matt has been out in the garage working on the frameshop - he designed and built by hand (with a regular old fashioned hand-saw, hehe) a kick-arse framing table that is going to be part of a very professional setup out there! I'm antsy to get the matting/framing stuff up and running - I really would like to start doing the conventions and festivals, etc. but I want to have prints matted rather than loose, if that makes any sense. I had wanted to do MegaCon here in Orlando this year, but I don't think we'll have it ready by then. I'm still going to go as a visitor though and "nerd it up" a little ;) I should definitely be there next year though, so those of you Floridians/Southerners might want to check out my booth - I'll post more info as the date draws closer (won't be until probably February of 2006, lol!!!!).

Geez, the Celebration Spring Art Fair totally snuck up on me too - I had Matt stop by to get me the entry form today, only to find out the materials are due in FOUR DAYS. And since the vast majority of work displayed has to be original (only a very limited number of prints are accepted) there is just no way I can come up with that many originals (since mine are pretty much almost all sold) and slides of them in that amount of time. Not to mention, they also require photographs of my tent setup, which I also don't have (d'oh).

In light of this, I'm making one of my NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS to try to keep up with actually doing real-life shows and festivals, not just hiding behind the computer so much. I get asked to so many conventions and fairs and I just never do it because of one thing or another, I need to stop procrastinating.

But now, I'm going to paint ;)
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[User Picture]From: rubyg
2005-01-03 05:28 pm (UTC)
Ooo Mab sounds great! I'll have to take a peek once I've turned off my own webcam, otherwise it'll mess up my computer lol!
Wow the whole frameshop thing sounds great, that'll be so cool once its all done! Poor Matt out there struggling with an old fashioned saw lol! Thats cool that he designed and built it all himself!
Aww so you don't think you'll be able to do the Celebration Spring art fair? Thats a shame :(
Hehe, good luck with your New Year's Resolution, I have to stick post-its round my room to remind myself of what mine are lol!

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-01-05 01:39 am (UTC)
Hehe, eventually he'll buy a circular saw (actually probably very soon with his Home Depot Christmas Gift Card....) - I think he just wanted to prove to himself that he could do it with old-fashioned hand tools, lol.
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[User Picture]From: ninakatz
2005-01-03 05:29 pm (UTC)
Have you done the festival gig before? My friend did the one here in Lansing a few years ago, I don't know how it went for her since she never really brought it up since.

My assumption for the slides you submit would be that the purpose of them is to show your style, possibly not the actual work that you will bring at the time of the festival. How can you create work and not sell it if the opportunity arose? That is something I don't understand especially since a lot of those festivals are late spring-mid summer.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-01-05 01:40 am (UTC)
I've only done send-ins or gallery shows, never the kind where I have to put up my own little shop, hehe. So I don't have a tent yet or any of that stuff to make a slide of (they wanted a slide of my structure and shop layout). I thought that was silly that they didn't allow very many prints too - there's no way I could fill a whole tent of originals - I always sell them as soon as they're dry!
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2005-01-03 05:45 pm (UTC)
wow-i didn't realize how much detail went into those art festivals-i mean getting into them and all. I think it would be really great for you to start making live appearances and selling original peices in person. What would be really cool is if you bought a white tent of sorts and air brushed art all over it of yours. either replications or just some random fairies, goblins, and frogs-people would be sure to notice a tent like that. It would take alot of work though I guess.
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[User Picture]From: amanda_now
2005-01-03 06:00 pm (UTC)
I went through the process of getting info about art fairs, and it is a lot of work! I was surprised too! A lot of places insist on jurying your work, and you have to have a specific tent and table set up and stuff. I was blown away at the thought of trying to get any of this stuff together in anything less than two or three years! And the fees are expensive too, most of the ones I saw were like $300 and up.
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[User Picture]From: alohashark
2005-01-03 05:49 pm (UTC)
"Hiding behind the computer" seems to be working for you and your creative process, so don't beat yourself up about that, but I agree it would be fun for you to do an art fair or show, especially on your home turf, like in Celebration, for next year.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-01-05 01:45 am (UTC)
Ah, yes - it's true. I'm more of a hide-behind-the-computer kind of girl, I'm not what one would call "social".

I love going to festivals and fairs though, and everytime I do I think "Man, I really need to do this", and I feel like I'm missing out. There's no doubt in my mind I could probably make more actually money just by sitting at home and painting, but I am looking for a little fun, maybe meet some fans in person, that kind of thing.
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[User Picture]From: amanda_now
2005-01-03 05:57 pm (UTC)
Please let me know if you come to any fairs in South Florida!!! Also, have you ever been to this website? It's a great resource for Florida shows. I am not up professionally to trying to do their shows but you definitely could. If you've never been to South Florida I highly recommend considering the Las Olas fair. It's a beautiful area on the water with lots of high-end clients going to that event. It's really popular.
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From: flamingfaery
2005-01-03 06:01 pm (UTC)

she is looking beautiful

Queen Mab looks awesome I will want a print of her for sure. But may have to wait till next month. I also have taken a liking to the purple wing faery.
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[User Picture]From: crypticvitality
2005-01-03 06:13 pm (UTC)
Queen Mob is looking awesome and as of this post all I can see is her body just below the chin line, the shading looks awesome, I cant wait to see the final product! I’m very excited especially that you are adding animal life into the painting, I always thought your animals were so well painted and cheery and cute, id really like to see more artwork with animals included. So that’s really cool!

I can understand how you feel about your matting and framing workshop to come to completion and start working. That’s how I feel right now with Tom working on my new Dynamic Driven Website. He’s done allot but still needs to get it all working with each other, all that confusing PHP and MYSQL. I just want it done so I can toss up a ton of prints on my web page and organize my gallery and add features to the viewers search options! I keep talking about it in hopes it will get him to speed it up some more.
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[User Picture]From: kathrine_lita
2005-01-03 06:15 pm (UTC)
She is turning beautifully!

I wish I could go and see you at art shows but I can't even get out of TN with the car messed up and a truck that will barely take you to Florence. Oh well, I can always hope I go to one one day :P

The frameshop sounds so cool! I'll bet that you can't wait 'till it's done, right? lol

Lita
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[User Picture]From: _boxinghelena
2005-01-03 07:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks Jasmine!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-01-05 01:47 am (UTC)
Welcome =)
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From: nanina
2005-01-03 08:11 pm (UTC)
Hello Jasmine!
To shorten my hiding behind the pc I added you :) Having visited your lj so often I'd love to see your art quicker on my friends-page. Guessed right, I love your amazing art!
Regards from Europa, Nanina
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-01-05 01:48 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! Pleased to meet you, Nanina!!!!
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[User Picture]From: kathrine_lita
2005-01-03 10:54 pm (UTC)

I have a surprize for you Jas!

Jas, look at my bio on my info page and tell me what you think...hope you like!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-01-03 11:06 pm (UTC)

Re: I have a surprize for you Jas!

Aww! That one is really cute!!!! My favourite colourbar yet =)

((Is there any way you could put ©Jasmine Becket-Griffith in there? It's part of my usage restrictions ;))))
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[User Picture]From: mozache
2005-01-03 11:40 pm (UTC)

You need to check out "want it now" on Ebay..

There is someone looking for a large fantasy painting...Yvonne
http://wantitnow.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?WantItNowView&adid=3773512005
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-01-03 11:44 pm (UTC)

Re: You need to check out "want it now" on Ebay..

Thank you!!! Wow - I've never looked at the "Want it now" eBay thing - that's really neat!
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[User Picture]From: girliwhirl
2005-01-04 02:22 pm (UTC)
I go to MegaCon most years! It would be awesome to see your work there in person!

Good luck for 2006!!!

Toni-
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-01-05 01:48 am (UTC)
I'll definitely go as a visitor this year, I haven't been to many conventions, and I love that kind of thing!
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