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Two new FRAMED Original Paintings! [Mar. 25th, 2007|08:22 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
All righty - I have been painting ALL weekend long (but what else is new?) and I have two brand new paintings. These are both very special in that not only are they lovely, they are also FRAMED and ready-to-hang! I want to try to do more ready-to-hang pieces from time to time, both for eBay and for bringing with me to shows, festivals, conventions, etc. Also I get to hang them in my living room until people buy them, lol. So these are going up in my eBay store for now. As always - eBay also has the "Best Offer" option, and I welcome ALL offers. If you have another price in mind, just use the "Best Offer" button - don't worry, I am never ever insulted by "best offers" so feel free to name your price - you never know!

And today - you get sneak peeks of parts of the painting to click on, hehe - click on the pics or on the text to see the paintings!


Click HERE to see "Blueberries and Cream" ORIGINAL FRAMED PAINTING

Let me see....what else is new....

I got to get out of the house a little bit today though to ride my bike. SUCH a beautiful day out. I saw a little (5', maybe) alligator, and lots and lots of birds. I'm thinking about painting an alligator sometime soon. I painted an "Alligator Fairy" many years ago, but I'm a much better painter now, lol, I should give it another try.

I'm going to be updating my website sometime soon. I have a couple of dozen new paintings/prints to add, I need to hurry up and hop to it! I also need to update the tattoo page (I think I have like 200 new photos of fans' tattoos to put up!) and fan photos pages too.

Hey - those of you in Alabama - I'm going to be in Birmingham in 2009 being a guest at a convention - I'll have more info as the time draws closer (and since that's two years from now, lol, there will be PLENTY of time for that!).

I'm a little upset - our local "Fresh Market" grocery store used to stock my "Canfield's Diet Chocolate Cherry Soda", and now they don't. It's my favourite soda. Most people (people like MATT for example) think it's gross, but I love it and it is so hard to find. I ended up ordering some on AMAZON. The shipping is ridiculous, I wish some local store would stock it, darn it. Any Florida folks know where it's available? It was the Fresh Market in Dr. Phillips that I was getting it from, and other than that I have never seen it in Florida.

Enough rambling, I have lots of emails to catch up on, and supper to cook! Enjoy the new paintings!

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-04-05 11:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you Natasha! I spend a lot of time picking out my frames, and set them aside for paintings that would suit them well. I like finding actual antique frames as well as wanna-be antique frames.
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[User Picture]From: rendergirl
2007-03-26 01:35 am (UTC)
I've seen the Canfield's diet chocolate in my local Winn Dixie. Check around your city and see if there's a Winn Dixie there. Publix usually has an even bigger supply of stuff, and you can request either store to supply it, and once they know someone will buy it, they'll add it to their stock. I love it, too. It's great!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-04-05 11:58 pm (UTC)
Our Publix had it once, only once. I should ask them about that...

Oooh! There's a Winn Dixie not far from here, I should check it out!
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[User Picture]From: hrmortcia
2007-03-26 03:55 am (UTC)


I know there are Albertsons down in your neck of the woods and they will carry products by request, as in one person's request (at least ours do here in WA state)

Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-04-05 11:58 pm (UTC)

Re: Soda

I think there's one up in Orlando - I might have to check that out!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2007-03-26 04:58 am (UTC)
The paintings that you have up are gorgeous honey. I love all the details in them.

I'm going to keep my eyes out for your soda. I can always get you some and it won't cost you anything.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-04-05 11:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jess!
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-03-26 07:33 am (UTC)
I love the paintings, as usual *lol*!
For a long time I´ve been looking forward to see all the new tattoos.
I hope that I don´t have to wait so much longer :)
Now I have practised my English a bit. I hope it was ok! :)

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-04-05 11:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I'm still sorting through the tattoo pics - I need to label them all with the name of the person and the information about the tattoo artist & tattoo parlour when I have it. Ought to be a huge update!
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[User Picture]From: novemberhour
2007-03-26 12:23 pm (UTC)
Ooh, owls! I love owls!

Diet chocolate cherry soda sounds good to me -- but then the only sodas I like very much are usually diet off-brands. And ginger beer!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-04-05 11:59 pm (UTC)
I like all the weird sodas. One of my favouries is Doc Brown's Diet Celery Soda - it is great!
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2007-03-26 02:01 pm (UTC)
Prettyfuls!!! I love the barn owl and her princess outfit!!

And Blueberries and CReam has just the right contrast!! ^^
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-04-06 12:00 am (UTC)
Thank you Dawn!

I just saw a show on Animal Planet where a guy had a pet barn owl - he'd ride in his bicycle basket and he'd take him to the pub, etc. I was so jealous!
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[User Picture]From: sandra666219
2007-03-26 02:52 pm (UTC)
great paintings, the owl is calling out my name, but got to wait.

good luck finding your soda. I live in texas ofcourse, and I don't know if you have a sun harvest where you live, but I've seen it there.

Usually if you to the manger, they'll restock it again. Atleast here they do. Doesn't hurt to ask.

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-04-06 12:01 am (UTC)
Thank you Sandra =)

I don't think we have Sun Harvest here.

I'm so mad - I ordered it online and they only sent two cases (instead of the four I paid for) and there were two obscene t-shirts in the box instead. I keep calling customer service and it's a recording - GRRR!
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[User Picture]From: crepes_of_wrath
2007-03-26 03:25 pm (UTC)
Those are both so gorgeous! I love the barn owl- he looks so soft! And Matt did a really awesome job with the framing. They look great! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-04-06 12:03 am (UTC)
Thank you Jasmine! I want to hug him! (The owl, that is. Oh, and Matt too, hehe!).
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-04-06 12:03 am (UTC)
Thank you Pixie!!
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[User Picture]From: princess_lilam
2007-03-26 10:02 pm (UTC)
I always admired how well you can paint animals.
Toobad I can't afford your comminsions cos i'd have loved it if you painted my Vicki. Who knows, one day! haha
How can you not love this face?
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I like the second painting the most.

"Canfield's Diet Chocolate Cherry Soda" sure sounds gross to me, haha, but hopefully you can find it somewhere else.

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-04-06 12:04 am (UTC)
Matt thinks it's the grossest soda ever. At least I don't have to worry about him stealing it, lol.

Awwww - Vicki is a cutie! I will keep her pic on my computer. If I ever work her into a painting, I will send you a free print =)
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[User Picture]From: lurid_dreaming
2007-03-28 01:49 am (UTC)

Two things...

1. It's not local, but the shipping may be better for your soda:

2. Question for you if you don't mind. I was looking for a UV protectant clear liquid varnish (to be applied with a brush )for something and all I could find was spray, which I really don't want. The girls at Joanne's looked at me like I was nuts and actually asked if such a thing existed.
I *thought* you used such a thing on your hand embellished prints... if I'm correct, would you mind terribly telling me where you get it??? I'm not an artist at all, so I'm stuck with where to look.

Sorry to bother you much (I know you get busy). Just let me know whenever you get a chance ;)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-03-28 01:55 am (UTC)

Re: Two things...

I ended up ordering at Amazon, but this does look like a better deal - thank you!

Oh!!! Yes I do indeed - I use the Genesis Heat Set Giclee system - I buy the actual Genesis Giclee gloss here:


it is HEAT SET which means that you need to cook it in the oven for 2-3 minutes at 265 degrees. So make sure whatever medium you are using won't catch fire or curl up at that temperature, lol. The canvases I use will hold out for that long but not even a minute longer. You HAVE to heat-set this stuff - otherwise it is perpetually a gel. But done right, it works great - also very water-resistant - I spilled a glass of wine on a finished print once, and it wiped right off with paper towels.

Hope that helps!
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From: paints4fun
2007-03-29 04:13 pm (UTC)

Study at VT

Hi Jasmine!
I've emailed you concerning a possible interview, but commenting, as you noted, is the fastest way to talk with you. I am a graduate student at Virginia Tech hoping to conduct phone interviews with women fantasy artists. I would love to talk to you about your artistic identity and about your being a self- employed woman. I hope you are interested and I would greatly appreciate your time in this project.
Best wishes,
Eileen Weigand, Paints4fun
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-04-06 12:05 am (UTC)

Re: Study at VT

Hello Eileen! I will go take a look for your email asap (I get so many, it sometimes takes me a while to write back). Thank you so much!
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2007-04-01 03:54 am (UTC)


Soo pretty
GUess what I FOund!!?
I was looking for a pic to put on my friends myspace...and here i found this image..sitting there:D

myspace layouts, myspace codes, glitter graphics
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