Home Depot is delivering the sand & pavers on Friday - yay! It ended up being less money than I had budgeted for, which is a good thing. Especially since I have a family vacation coming up, and could use some spending money =0)
Matt, me, my sister Kachina, her husband James and their little ones Theodore and Eleanor are all going on a themepark roadtrip for two weeks - the last part of May and early part of June, it's going to be so much fun. I haven't had a vacation that long since I was a kid. It's so hard to get away from my art business I'm already trying to prepare for it now! My eBay store will be on "pause" during that time, but my website will be up as usual, just with a delay on shipping until upon my return of course. I will probably put up some originals for long auctions on eBay too, we'll see.
Then in June - those in Florida need to come SEE ME on June 17th at my print/book signing at Avalon in Orlando for their Summer Faery Fest. Avalon is a great store - you can see their website here:
Click here to see about Avalon
What else is going on.... let me see....
Lots of new merchandising is happening! Check your "junk mail" (like real mail in your mailbox, not email) for flyers/catalogs featuring my new line of personal checks! I have been getting tons of emails from folks who have seen the ads, hehe - it's exciting. You can also order them online HERE.
Also coming soon to stores near you - jigsaw puzzles! I have four new licensed jigsaw puzzles (I should have my artist samples from the licensing company soon, I'll probably post preview pics) that will be sold in various stores.
Another new product - Zippo brand lighters! Zippo makes the best lighters, I have several myself (and I'm definitely not even a smoker, hehe - I just like candles & incense, etc.). I'm very excited about it! I think they are going to have four or six designs based on my paintings.
Other new products - a line of twelve little figurines - NOT to be confused with my line limited edition fancy resin statues, these are lightweight cute ornament types - open edition, very affordable and absolutely adorable (probably like $10 or so)! They are still in the production/approval stage, so it will be quite awhile - I have seen some preliminary photos and am really excited, they are darling!
None of these items are for sale yet, but I will update with more info when I get it.
We have all of the errands & paperwork done for today, so now I'm ready to get back to work on my painting! This is the one I was working on in the wee hours of the night (for those of you who tuned into my webcam, hehe). Already I won't hesitate to say that this is one of the best, biggest, most detailed paintings I've ever done - 30x24 - covers my whole table - a kind of Elizabethan style portrait with some goblins thrown in, this painting is already awesome. I probably won't finish it tonight (I've trapped myself by focusing on millions of tiny intricate details) but I should be able to show it off tomorrow - it is truly worth the wait.
Oh yes!! I took advantage of the cheap listing day yesterday on eBay and have listed a TON of SALE prints this week! Lots of old (and new) favourites up there - feel free to browse the cheap stuff here:
Jasmine's HUGE SALE
Enough rambling, I'm back to work! You can watch me on my webcam while I paint here: Jasmine's Webcam