Jasmine Becket-Griffith (jasminetoad) wrote,
Jasmine Becket-Griffith

My day at Avalon!

Oh my goodness, I have been so busy!

On Saturday was my book/print signing "personal appearance" at Avalon in Orlando. (Yes, I have some photos - I'll try to get them posted soon). It was phenomenal! Thank you all so much for coming, I can't believe how many people came just to see me! I felt like a rock star, lol. I signed books, prints, cards, pieces of paper (lol, lots of those), etc. for four hours straight, there were people lined up the whole time - I was nearly overwhelmed. I thought I'd see maybe a few people, but it was packed. Fans from all over the country came out to see me, I couldn't believe it. So many of them have been customers of mine for years and I've seen their names on emails, talking online, etc. so it was a wonderful experience to meet them in person and have faces to match with the names =)

One really neat thing too was that they held a costume contest "Dress like a Jasmine Fairy" - it was so neat! I was the judge - I got to pick a "Best in Show", "Most Inventive", "Funniest", "Prettiest", and then the top three runner-ups. It was hard to choose. Best of Show went to a little girl who dressed up as my To Love a Frog painting - she had a big stuffed frog she held just like in the painting for the whole time, hehe - it was great. My choice for Most Inventive was neat too - that went to a lady who dressed up as my Bringer of Lightning painting - she actually carried around one of those light-up plasma balls (like this HERE ), that was great!

It was all such a wonderful experience (and the people at Avalon were fabulous hosts - they built a big "throne" for me to sit on, and gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers - made me feel like Miss America, hehe). It really made me want to do more "public" shows in the future - I'm looking forward to Dragon*Con Atlanta in September and then next February-April I'll be at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival in Tampa. Should be lots of fun!

Let me see - what else has been going on - I've been mired in commissioned work and merchandising stuff - that has been keeping me very busy. I am booked up full through October as far as commissions go, and I'm already falling a little behind (still on the ones slotted for May, and haven't gotten to start my June people yet - eek). I'm starting to think about limiting the amount of commissions I do. I'm not complaining - keeping busy and having lots of work to do is very very good, but I still want to be able to paint my own paintings too - LOL. I wanted to try to get a "regular" painting finished and posted tonight, but instead I got side tracked and am painting MINIs instead (due to the flood of emails requesting more minis, I finally gave in, hehe). In fact you can watch me on my webcam while I paint here:


I'll have the minis listed tonight and I might go ahead and auction off a big original painting from my store/website too - I always like to have originals up for auction at any given time, and my "Peacock Queen" painting ends tonight. So we'll see - I'll find something to put up for auction =) I need to clear out some space around here anyways - I will be doing some framed originals that I'll be bringing with me to Dragon*Con, and they take up a lot more room than my usual flat paintings, hehe.

Okay - off to paint minis, and then tonight I will be listing......
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.