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Funeral For a Long-Dead Knight [Dec. 19th, 2005|10:18 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
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Finally finished!

I'm so excited about this one, it took me forever to paint - it is a BIG 30"x12" piece - acrylic painting on a canvas sheet - reaaaally long and full of crazy details. It is called "Funeral For a Long Dead Knight" - it features the peaceful skeleton of a long-dead knight in armor lying on the forest floor. Standing solemnly by him are the tiny people of the forest - faeries, gnomes, elves, goblins, talking frogs - you name it. I don't even know how many of them they are - there are so many! Some are almost hidden.... They are standing sadly in memory of this unknown and long-dead knight, which is an unusual sight considering how cheerful and frivolous they typically are. This is a quiet moment, and a truly amazing painting that I'm very very proud of. Typically a piece like this I would stick in my "eBay store" for a fat price tag, but I just realized that my eBay store is going to be closed temporarily in a few days while I am out of town for Christmas, and I wanted to make sure everybody had a chance to see it, so I thought I'd just list it as an auction with a slightly higher starting price. (Don't worry, I will have plenty of my usual "penny auctions" as soon as the holidays are over and I can run auctions & store items as usual). SO without further ado....

"Funeral For a Long Dead Knight"



Isn't it cool?

NOW - as I mentioned, I am going to be out of town visiting my family for Christmas. The last day I can ship ANYTHING is December 23rd. We will be going to the post office the last time on the 23rd at NOON EASTERN TIME. Anything ordered & paid for after that will be shipped the day after New Year (January 2nd) when I return. My eBay store will magically "disappear" while I am gone, but my auction style auction(s) will remain up for bidding as usual. My eBay store will magically "reappear" when I come back, so do not worry. My website will be open for business the whole time I'm gone, feel free to order there, just be aware that orders placed when I am gone will not be shipped until January 2nd. I will not have much computer access while I am gone as well, so emails & order confirmations will be addressed upon my return too.

Okay, Heather has made dinner and I am going to go eat it!
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From: winterswitchery
2005-12-20 03:28 am (UTC)
That my dear is one of your best! "Definitive Jasmine" all over it, I love it ! ^_^
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-12-23 05:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you Meg!
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From: jimmycuervo
2005-12-20 03:30 am (UTC)
Simply incredible!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-12-23 05:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you Mr. Cuervo! =)
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[User Picture]From: sunkachina
2005-12-20 03:37 am (UTC)
That's a cool painting! I love all the details.
BTW, what did Heather make for dinner? She's a good cook!
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[User Picture]From: 5flyingmonkys
2005-12-20 03:15 pm (UTC)
I made red bean koftas, grilled curried sweet potatoes, okra and mushroom curry, mango and coconut chutney and cucumber and walnut raita. And thank you :)
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From: watercolorwitch
2005-12-20 03:44 am (UTC)
Wow! Very cool Jasmine and awesome details!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-12-23 05:14 pm (UTC)
>^___^< Thank you very much!!!
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[User Picture]From: tourmalina
2005-12-20 03:47 am (UTC)
Wow, so many wonderful characters! I especially love the frog wearing metal armor.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-12-23 05:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much - I really like him too, hehe.
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[User Picture]From: sidhegraphics
2005-12-20 03:52 am (UTC)
Jasmine........ this is just phenomenal...as you predicted, I think one of your best. The colours are very earthy for this image,,,,,, Just perfect. My daughter has fallen in love with your work, and will have some lovely postcards in her Yule stocking this year!!!

Blessings
Leanan
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-12-23 05:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you Leanan! I had a lot of fun painting it =)

That is so cool!
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[User Picture]From: hippiechic567
2005-12-20 03:53 am (UTC)
Very cool painting indeed! I love the menagerie of little people!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-12-23 05:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you Kelly!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-12-22 07:09 pm (UTC)
Sophia!!! I received my card & ornament today - thank you so very very much! Now I understand the mysterious questions, hehe! =)

Merry Christmas to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2005-12-20 05:14 am (UTC)
Wow!!! What detail! Man!! Good job on that Jasmine!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-12-23 05:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you Lisa! And Merry Christmas!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-12-23 05:17 pm (UTC)

Re: Beautiful work big size!

Thank you Jenevah!

I'm not sure if I'll do prints or not - it's a bit tricky since the proportions are so strange. I couldn't do anything close to an 8"x10" print with it - if I were to change the size proportionally, it'd be at 4"x10", lol. I might be able to cut some photo papers in half or something....
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[User Picture]From: waltzingdog
2005-12-20 05:41 am (UTC)
Wow.

Incredible.

Wow.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-12-20 07:35 am (UTC)

awesome

It looks awesome. I feel like there's a fascinating story in it that is just waiting to be told.
By the way - I got my prize print today! Thank you so much, what a great early christmas presant!
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[User Picture]From: bonnyread
2005-12-20 07:52 am (UTC)
My gods, Jasmine, this is one of the most beautiful things you've ever done.

(I have a pirate music cd all ready for you, but it will probably be after Christmas before I get it in the mail...)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-12-23 05:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Jenny!

Oh neat! I'm looking forward to it - no hurry - I'm going out of town and won't be back until New Year =)
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2005-12-20 07:56 am (UTC)
Wow! That is simply amazing. You captured everything so perfectly. I love this piece. After looking at it for so like it captivates you and you begin to see yourself in it. Outstanding!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-12-23 05:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jessica - I really had a lot of fun working in all of those details!

Merry Christmas!
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[User Picture]From: munkynofunky
2005-12-20 08:13 am (UTC)
i'm jaw dropped, its such a breathtaking piece!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-12-23 05:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you Nick!!!
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[User Picture]From: jackiesjottings
2005-12-20 09:02 am (UTC)
That is fantastic. I love all the details in it.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-12-23 05:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you! =)

And Merry Christmas!
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