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

I'm back!

I'm back from my art retreat in Kentucky! I'm safe and sound, but very tired.

Hope everybody has been well. We didn't really have an internet connection out there, so I haven't been able to keep up with LiveJournal. If anybody has anything important that they need to tell me, please email me.

Had a wonderful, wonderful time. Learned a lot about oil painting, got to spend a lot of time with Larry and the other artists (there were 13 of us total) all out in the wilderness. A very inspirational time.

Very very busy though - we worked sometimes 16 hours a day. I'd say I only averaged literally 4 hours of sleep per night. This was not a "vacation" but rather a very intensive art experience!! If anything, it was even more work than I'd normally be doing at home, lol, but it was all wonderful.

I really enjoyed learning to paint with oil paints. I'm not going to give up acrylic paints, but I am definitely going to be trying my hand at some oils. I've been planning a portrait of Marie Antoinette that I was going to do in acrylics, but I think I might try it in oil paints instead. I have to buy some supplies at the art store later today, but after that you'll be able to watch me work on my webcam.

For now I desperately need to spend a day or so going through the emails that have piled up in the meantime.

Also due to scheduling conflicts I am unfortunately NOT going to be at Necronomi-Con in Tampa this year after all. I will be there next year though.

HOWEVER - do not despair, Floridians - I will be at this year's Sarasota Renaissance Faire (click HERE for more info!) on this November 11th & 12th (the first weekend only) at their "VIP/Celebrity Tent". I will have a huge selection of originals, merchandise, prints, canvas prints & more available and I will be signing autographs, etc. Mark your calendars! =)

One more thing before I go attack emails - one of my original paintings from a few years back - "Fairy Cluster" - is up for re-sale by the collector on eBay. You can see their auction here:

"Fairy Cluster" ORIGINAL PAINTING from 2004

I can attest that this is indeed the original painting, being sold by the original owner. It is a very good, detailed piece and is even featured in my "Fairy" art book. I thought I'd post the link here in case anybody is interested!

Crazily enough, in about a week Matt & I are going out of town for a week's vacation! I had booked the trip before I had known about Larry's art workshop and when I signed up for that, it didn't occur to me how close together the trips would be. That leaves me a week to do a lot more serious painting before we leave. When Matt & I are gone my eBay store will be put on pause, but my auctions and website will remain as normal (with a short shipping delay until we return).

Okay, back to work.
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