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WILD BOAR, Two New BIG Original Paintings & MINIS & Vacation Info.... [May. 16th, 2007|07:41 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Today when I was walking in the woods across the street from my house, I saw SIX wild pigs! A big wild boar, with a mama pig, and four baby piglets. There are a lot of them around here, we've been seeing them a lot. Matt saw four of them yesterday when he was jogging. Some of them are more like feral pigs, and some of them are more like big wild boar with tusks and everything. Sometimes they're black, or red, or striped, and sometimes they have little "mohawk" looking bristles down their back. It was a little scary seeing them all at once like that - they were right next to me, and I was alone by myself. It was really cute though. The big male one made a loud snorting/oinking noise and they all ran away after I'd watched them for awhile. Adorable!

I bought a new camera the other day to bring with me on my France trip - next time I go in the woods I'll try to take some pictures of the wild pigs!

I have been painting, painting, painting this past week. Catching up on commissions, getting new work done, trying to get ready for my art trip, etc.

First just a quick head's up - I'm going to be taking an art class with Larry Elmore in France this coming week - leaving on Friday, the 18th and returning that Sunday, the 27th. However - my lovely assistant Matt will be here, handling orders, eBay, shipping. SO - nothing will really be affected - emails and shipping and eBay and website orders will go as usual - the only difference is that if you want something SIGNED by me (like a print signed, a canvas print made, anything personalized, etc.) - I will do that as soon as I get back. So only signed prints and canvas prints will be affected. All other existing auctions, original paintings, eBay store & website stuff will go as normal - so feel free to bid & buy as usual!

I have TWO BIG brand new original paintings (one up for auction, one FRAMED & in my eBay store) to show you, and a BUNCH of new mini paintings!

I don't know if it's because I'm a vegetarian or what, but I've always been fascinated with carnivorous plants....I thought I'd paint a Tudor-style portrait with some Venus Flytraps - this one is in a GORGEOUS frame - ready to hang - and is acrylics on masonite board:

Click HERE to see "My Venus Flytraps" ORIGINAL FRAMED PAINTING

She's in my eBay store, until purchased or until I take her to Dragon*Con or Faerie*Con, etc. So snatch her up if you want her!

The next painting is up for auction on eBay...

Click HERE to see "Purple Paper Hearts" ORIGINAL PAINTING

Now the "MINI" paintings - 5"x3" tiny original acrylic paintings on sheets of canvas - each is at a FIXED price of only $50 - this is the only way you can really get an original painting from me for that price, and these tend to sell instantly, so grab one if you can!! Some of these mini paintings are *extra special* this week - I've continued playing with adding real glitter, and glow-in-the-dark paints on some, very neat:

To see all of my MINIs and my other original paintings together, you can click below:

Or individually.......


& "Loads of Green Stars" *Really Glows in the Dark!!!* ORIGINAL MINI PAINTING

& "Gold Shimmers in My Hair" *With REAL Glitter!* ORIGINAL MINI PAINTING

& "Stunning Green Sparkles" *With REAL Glitter!* ORIGINAL MINI PAINTING

& "Little Blue Eyed Blonde"ORIGINAL MINI PAINTING

& "Pale Green Necklace" ORIGINAL MINI PAINTING



& "Magenta Moon" *Really Glows in the Dark!!!* ORIGINAL MINI PAINTING

& "Iridescent Pink" *With Glitter!* ORIGINAL MINI PAINTING

Enjoy! I may have one more update before I leave, depending on what I finish tonight & tomorrow.....

From: owllightstudios
2007-05-17 01:00 am (UTC)
ooooo...do be cautious of those wild pigs!! O_O they definitely are cute, but they can have nasty tempers. my MIL used to tell tales of playing out in the woods with her friends as a kid and having to scale up trees very quickly when they'd hear a pack of razorbacks coming in their direction.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-06-06 10:21 pm (UTC)
Definitely! Usually I don't go out in the woods by myself, and when I do I stick to the raised walkways. I watch them from a great distance.
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[User Picture]From: tourmalina
2007-05-17 01:34 am (UTC)
How cool to see wild pigs that way! I've only seen them in photos. I'll be looking forward to hearing about your trip to France (with photos, if possible). LOVE your Tudor Venus Flytrap painting with gorgeous frame! The woman reminds me of Anne Boleyn (I've been watching The Tudors series on TV recently). :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-06-06 10:22 pm (UTC)
I love them, they are so cute!

I had a great time in France, took a mountain of photos too - still sorting them out.

Thank you! Oh man, people keep telling me I should watch that Tudors show - I don't have Showtime though =P I'll probably Netflix them if they come out on DVD, I love Tudor history, clothing and art.....
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2007-05-17 04:36 am (UTC)
That Venus Flytrap painting is SUPER COOL!
Oh man! Those pigs are awesome!
You are going to have a GREAT time in France! I'm so excited for you!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-06-06 10:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you Lisa!!!

I had SO much fun, I can hardly remember everything. Once I get my photos sorted out I'll post a good synopsis of the trip. I can't wait to go back - next time I'll definitely drag Matt along with me!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2007-05-17 04:56 am (UTC)
I'm in love with everything sweetheart.

I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip. Take a lot of pictures!! =)

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-06-06 10:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jess!

We had so much fun! I took a bunch of pictures and am waiting on some more from some of the other students to send to me - then I'll do a proper "vacation photo post" =)
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2007-06-10 07:01 am (UTC)
Your welcome, Jasmine!! =)

I'm so glad that you had such a good time and that you were able to meet your friends!!
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[User Picture]From: rendergirl
2007-05-17 05:16 am (UTC)
I love your new paintings, especially the Tudor one. We have wild boar out here in the woods, too. If I ever came upon one I think I'd be terrified. You must have handled it perfectly, though. I'm so jealous of you getting to go to France! You MUST take tons of pics! I can't believe Matt doesn't want to go with you, is he nuts?? lol
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-06-06 10:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you Becca!

They were very cute, but it really was pretty unsettling!

I did take tons of pics! Some of the other students are sending theirs to me too - then I'll do a proper "vacation photo post"!
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[User Picture]From: rubidia
2007-05-17 05:43 am (UTC)
wow...you have been busy!!!
great art work ...like always!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-06-06 10:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you Rubi! By the way - I like the Mother Mary piece you did!
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[User Picture]From: lian_croftshaw
2007-05-17 07:12 am (UTC)
Heya, just wanted to say I was in a little town in Ireland near the southern coast a couple of days ago and saw one of your little postcards. =) It was the coolest. Wish I could remember which city. We've been through dozens in the past week.

Be well,
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-06-06 10:25 pm (UTC)
Hi Lian!

That is so neat!!! How cool is that??

Our art class is doing Ireland either next year or the one after that, I definitely plan on going to that one too. Ireland looks so pretty....
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-06-06 10:26 pm (UTC)
=) Thank you Pixie! I had a great time!
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-05-17 09:17 pm (UTC)

Be Careful!

Steer clear of those boars. I saw on the news that they are carrying diseases!
I love the "Purple Paper Hearts". So adorable! Probably my new favorite painting of yours!
Have fun!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-06-06 10:26 pm (UTC)

Re: Be Careful!

Thank you!!

Yep - I stay away from them if possible. They are cute, but dangerous!
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