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Back from DRAGON*CON (and I have new art!) [Sep. 6th, 2006|08:37 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
We are BACK FROM DRAGON*CON!

Whew, what a show! I am so drained. I had a lot of fun and made a ton of money and got to meet lots of amazing people, including a lot of you guys! =)

I had a goal of how much I wanted to sell, and I made my goal many, many times over ;) There were so many people there, Dragon*Con is huge! The Art Show was amazing, there were so many wonderful artists there.

The only bad thing really was we didn't get to enjoy the convention outside of the Art Show - we sat at my booth each day all day from morning until night, so I didn't get to go party or see any exhibits or other fun stuff =P

But you can bet I will be back next year!

I have so much new artwork to share - a couple of FRAMED ORIGINAL paintings, one never-before-seen #01 Canvas print, some GREAT SALE prints, and also a bunch of new ACEO Cards for you today!

I sold most of my artwork at Dragon*Con, but I have a couple of originals left so I thought I'd let you all have a chance at them. The two paintings are BOTH FRAMED very nicely - each is acrylic on canvas - and they will be in my eBay store at fixed prices until they are purchased (or until they are sold at the upcoming Renaissance Festival). Both have the "Best Offer" option as well, and all offers are welcome.

Click HERE to see "A Beautiful Rat" FRAMED ORIGINAL PAINTING



Click HERE to see "Abraxas" FRAMED ORIGINAL PAINTING



Now - I have another brand new painting called "Jewele" - so far only those folks at the convention have seen her, and the original painting was SOLD at Dragon*Con, so I cannot offer her to you. But I have the next best thing - the #01 Limited Edition Hand Embellished Canvas print!

BRAND NEW: "Jewele" 11x14" Lt. Ed. CANVAS PRINT #01



Next up are the ACEOs - for more info about ACEO cards, how I make them & what they are, consult the individual auction descriptions - they are each one of a kind and are awesome!.

To see them all together visit the ACEO section of my store here:

Click HERE to see ALL OF MY ACEOS

or individually, click the links below:

"Glittering Gold Eyes" ACEO

"Green Eyed Magic" ACEO

"Slimy Salamander" ACEO

"Rapunzel at Night" ACEO

"Key to the Sunken Treasure" ACEO

"A Beautiful Rat" ACEO

"A Truly Great Pumpkin" ACEO

"Abraxas" ACEO

Next up are my SALE PRINTS!!! There are some GREAT ones this week!



To see them all together visit the SALE section of my store here:



CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SALE PRINTS!!!

or individually, click the links below:

"Abraxas" 8x10 SALE PRINT $10

& "Abraxas" 12x16 SALE PRINT $20

& "Jewele" 8x10 SALE PRINT $10

& "Jewele" 12x16 SALE PRINT $20

& "A Beautiful Rat" 8x10 SALE PRINT $10

...and that's all for now.

I have so much to catch up on after our trip - it'll probably be a little quiet from me for a while. I'm antsy to paint too - one week without painting makes me grumpy. You should be seeing some wonderful new paintings from me soon.... hope you all are having a good evening!
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From: mercurial_realm
2006-09-07 01:04 am (UTC)
Great stuff!!I knew you would wow them at the con. I may be there myself next year, so it'll be nice to finally meet you.

Btw, I saw pics on Kellys journal-how tall are you?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-09-11 02:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you David! That would be wonderful if you could come too! Let me know if you have any questions about the art show setup, etc.

Lol, well - I'm about 5'6" - not that tall really, but I wear a lot of tall shoes and I'm skinny so that makes me look taller I think =)
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[User Picture]From: breathing_hard
2006-09-07 01:06 am (UTC)
It was so great to meet you, Jasmine. I definitely hope you and Matt are able to enjoy more of the con next year. I'll look forward to see you then. Maybe before if I run into you two while I'm at Disney in October.

Jewele was beautiful, I will definitely have to get a print of her.

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-09-11 02:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! >^___^< We might bring some helpers/employees with us next year.

When will you be here in October?
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From: michellesart
2006-09-07 01:09 am (UTC)
So glad that everything went even better than expected at Dragon*Con, maybe I can make it up there next year, it sounds really fun!
Good luck on your auctions, I love "A Beautiful Rat" and the frame is just perfect for it! Happy painting :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-09-11 02:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you Michelle!

It was a great convention, all sorts of crazy stuff and crazy costumes too, hehe. It was a lot of fun even if we did have to work the whole time =P
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[User Picture]From: ariesroses
2006-09-07 01:11 am (UTC)
Glad you did so well at Dragon Con! Whee. Ooh prints on sale...I may take advantage of that. *smirks*
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-09-11 02:04 pm (UTC)
>^__^< Thank you!!!
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2006-09-07 01:56 am (UTC)
Gorgeous paintings!! I think Jewele is my fave out of the group!!! She's so luminous!!! I have to admit the rat one freaks me out a bit, as I have a rodent-phobia. ^.~ Abraxas is full of golden goodness!!

Matt sure has an eye for framing!!! My hubby chooses mat colors perfectly. I told him that when I hit it big *cough*, that he's going to be my mat/frame-boy just like Matt is for you...LOL I'm not sure that he liked that idea. ;P
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-09-11 02:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you Dawn!!!

Matt was a framer for many years, so he definitely has a good eye for such things. He also matted a ton of prints for Dragon*Con - they looked great (must have, since they all sold, hehe).
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[User Picture]From: crepes_of_wrath
2006-09-07 02:00 am (UTC)
Wow! Jewele is. your best. painting. ever! *_*

*in awe*

I'm glad you had fun! It sounds like it was an awesome experience!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-09-11 02:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jasmine! There really is something special about her. The original painting was in a very ornate silver frame that complemented her very well - I miss her all ready!
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From: winterswitchery
2006-09-07 02:41 am (UTC)
Glad you had a great time :) They're all beautiful but I am stunned that Abraxas didn't sell at the con!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-09-11 02:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you Meg!! Next year we might bring some "employees" with us to help out so we can escape and enjoy ourselves a bit from time to time, hehe.

For now Abraxas is going to hang in my living room unless somebody buys him online, hehe. I was hoping he'd sell, but I brought him more as a "showpiece" rather than expecting it. Frankly I didn't expect to sell any originals since I'd heard that most sales were in the under-$100 range, so I was very happy to sell the ones that I did!
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[User Picture]From: rendergirl
2006-09-07 03:13 am (UTC)
I don't know which one looks more difficult, the dress, or the hair (on the new painting). It's stunning!! Hope Azrael is doing better, poor kitty!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-09-11 02:09 pm (UTC)
It was a fun piece to paint - it did take a long time with all those details, but it was worth it!

Aww, Azrael missed us so much! He was acting really weird yesterday morning too - meowing funny, running around frantically - and then there was the earthquake - I wonder if he could feel it coming?
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[User Picture]From: ursaloco2
2006-09-07 03:24 am (UTC)
Jasmine, the new paintings are lovely...especially A Beautiful Rat.
Just a comment, though--sometimes, your signatures are crazy big--for example, in A Beautiful Rat, it's distracting from how wonderful the painting is.
God knows you're doing better at being a professional artist than I am, and it's good to have a recognizeable signature, just something I noticed on quite a few of your paintings
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-09-07 03:49 am (UTC)
Thank you!

It's only an inch across, I don't think that's crazy big. Perhaps because the painting is only 8 inches across the signature appears larger in comparison? I keep them pretty standard, I like it that way.
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2006-09-07 03:45 am (UTC)
HOLY COW, JASMINE!! You've out done yourself on details in those paintings!!! They look amazing! Great job! I'm glad Dragon*Con was a success! Yippee!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-09-11 02:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you Lisa!!!

It really was a big success - I had a goal $$ I wanted to make, and I made eight times as much as my goal - I'm sooo going back next year!
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[User Picture]From: fragirl
2006-09-07 04:27 am (UTC)
*drools* oh jas jewele is SO gorgeous! I'm in L-O-V-E!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-09-11 02:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you Kayti!!! Psst - it is good to see you making so much art again!!
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[User Picture]From: fragirl
2006-09-07 04:29 am (UTC)
OMG i forgot to tell you! I was at this party Friday and this girl there pulls out a Wicksy Tricksy and False make-up bag!!!! I about freaked out, lol. I was a tad bit intoxicated but I think I must have rambled on about you for 45 minutes LOL! Told her your site and everything. I also showed her a wallet I had that I got years ago with your work on it :) SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!! XOXOXOXOXOXO!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-09-11 02:12 pm (UTC)
Lol - that is so awesome!!! >^___^< You are the best!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2006-09-07 05:50 am (UTC)
I'm so very happy to hear you had a really good time at the Dragon*Con. I wish I could have gone. I'm absolutely loving Jewele! She is simply gorgeous. =)
As I told, Matt earlier. We are going to have to get together one night, so you can meet my Matt and we can have dinner and drinks. =)

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-09-11 02:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jessica!!!

We can compare Matts! ;)
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[User Picture]From: cakelover
2006-09-07 10:23 am (UTC)
Wow sounds like you had a lot of success selling your art directly to the people. That is great! :)
Congratulations.
Hopefully you had enough in stock :P

When you put your art on Ebay, can you put the size in CM as well as inches? Please? Or is that a pain in the butt?
It's nice when we don't have to convert them the whole time.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-09-11 02:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you =)

It was a very different experience than I am used to. It was funny - the main art show is set up as a "silent auction" where people write in their bids. It ended at 6pm and at 5:45pm people were hovering around the paintings, eyeing eachother - it reminded me of how when I have auctions ending on eBay people wait until the last minute to "snipe" the bids!

Next year we need to bring more stuff, especially books and matted prints - but hey, now we know better =)

To be honest I'm not very familiar with centimeters/metric - we don't use them at all over here in the US. However there is a website right here:

http://www.onlineconversion.com/length_common.htm

where you can type in a length in inches and it will automatically convert it to centimeters!
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[User Picture]From: hippiechic567
2006-09-07 02:22 pm (UTC)
It was wonderful to meet you both at Dragon Con! Thanks for taking the time to chat with us, it was really nice. :) I LOVE the Wolfish Fiend canvas print I got from you too, it is so gorgeous!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-09-11 02:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you Kelly!!!! It was fun!!!!

Next year we might be bringing some helpers/employees with us so we can get out and enjoy things a little more =)
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