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2 NEW ORIGINAL Paintings - Framed Mermaid & Pug & more from Jasmine! [Jul. 16th, 2007|12:29 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Hey everybody =) I've been painting up a storm....

I have TWO wonderful new paintings for you! (And some new prints). These are both extra special paintings, one is a PUG doggie piece for an animal rescue charity, and the other painting is the best mermaid I've ever painted, and is FRAMED and ready-to-hang!

Hey Barbi! Here's the Pug Painting ;0)

I've always thought that Pugs look a bit like little goblin dogs (I love them) - so it only makes sense that they'd have fairy friends. This is a special auction because 25% of the proceeds for the painting will go directly to Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue. So every bid will help save Pugs in need. And also it's very cute!



Click HERE to see my "Pug Pixie" ORIGINAL PAINTING!

next up is the Best Mermaid I've Ever Painted. I'm really proud of this one, it is stunning "in person", and has an amazing picture frame that really makes it look like a window into the sea.... I'm planning on bringing this one to Dragon*Con but of course it's up in my eBay store so you all can get a chance at it first. Otherwise if nobody snatches her up, I'll bring her with me to Dragon*Con & FaerieCon this fall.



Click HERE to see the beautiful FRAMED "Sea Turtle Mermaid" HUGE ORIGINAL PAINTING!

And for those who aren't in the market for the original, PRINTS of "Sea Turtle Mermaid" are also now available! First are the Hand Embellished Limited Edition Canvas prints (signed, numbered, and hand painted with embellishments on a sheet of 11x14" canvas):

"Sea Turtle Mermaid" Hand Embellished 11"x14"Lt. Ed. CANVAS Prints (Limited to only 25)

I also have "Sea Turtle Mermaid" available now as open edition glossy prints for a special 3-day SALE on eBay:

"Sea Turtle Mermaid" 8x10 open edition print $10

& "Sea Turtle Mermaid" 12x16 open edition print $20

Enjoy!

I'm getting really excited about getting to visit my cousins in London soon! I've never been to the UK, and haven't seen Annie & Matt (no, not my Matt, hehe) for a long time. I'm going to go visit a lot of museums, that's for sure!

I've been painting so much lately, it's a bit crazy. Mostly things for the Dragon*Con Art Show - some of which I'll show before we go, but some will get their "debut" actually at Dragon*Con. I look forward to seeing a lot of you (especially my Atlanta friends & fans) there - I should have some great stuff.

I'm getting excited also about FaerieCon in October!!! I'm not sure really what to expect - it's brand new, brought to us by the FaerieWorlds people. Should be pretty awesome. They're going to have midnight movie screenings of Labyrinth and the Dark Crystal - and the Frouds will be there to introduce them. I'm going to have an enormous booth there, with all of my art, of course! I have some exciting new merchandise I'm going to debut there as well.

Guess I'd better go finish some paintings - between conventions and family visits this summer/fall - I'm going to be working hard.

Oh!! I saw the new Harry Potter movie - it was awesome!!!!
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2007-07-16 04:58 pm (UTC)
wow, faeriecon is not to far from my house. You and matt are more than welcome to stop by if you guys like unless you are flying. which i am guessing you aren't since you are setting up a booth. I am going to try and make it to that though if I can. It is the weekend after the army ten miler so maybe that can be my reward for finishing such a big success for me. that and i would just like to see you two and let ruth see you guys! Man, Philly is only like 1 1/2 to two hours from here. neato!

have fun in the uk and dragon*con.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-19 02:36 am (UTC)
Hey Jillianne! Hope you had a good birthday!

Oh!!! That would be awesome if you could make it out to FaerieCon - a LOT of us artists are going to be there, and Livejournalers, and it should be a lot of fun!
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2007-07-16 07:20 pm (UTC)
bwaaa-haaa!! I love it!! That pug is cracking me up (this is my general reaction...I can't take it! Pugs are adorable!)

When are you going to London? Paul & I are planning our trip, I think we won't be going until the fall sometime though. Too many family trips to make still before we can plan that vacation trip.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-19 02:37 am (UTC)
They are too funny, I love them!

I'm leaving on Monday - woohoo!!!!! I can't wait!

I've never been - any suggestions?
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2007-07-19 04:23 pm (UTC)
LOADS of suggestions! You are talking about one of my FAVOURITE places in the world!!

1st off...you HAVE to have Indian food while you are there...there are lots of vegetarian dishes & London has the BEST Indian food I've EVER eaten. There are even full vegetarian indian places where you can feel free to order ANYTHING.
Depending on where you are staying, there are lots of options...ask your concierge or a friend, they will DEFINITELY know! If you are near Piccadilly there is a WHOLE street of full of Indian places--near where I think "Grease" is playing.

My ABSOLUTE favourite things in London to do are:
-Go to the Tate Britain (not the Tate Modern, but the original one with all the OLD art).
-Go to the V&A (Victoria Albert museum) that seriously takes almost ALL day, be prepared!
-Go to the National Gallery & National Portrait gallery--I could sit in there ALLLLLL day. Seeing paintings you've only seen in books is amazing.
-Go to Lord Leighton's house (it's in Kennsington, I THINK) it's espectially great to see after you've been to the Tate Britain & seen his work--he's an amazing sculptor & painter.
-Go on London walking tours! Take the Jack the Ripper tour with Donald Rumbelow. Go to their website for info: http://www.walks.com
Also, I LOVED the places we visited on the Charles Dickens tour too. BEAUTIFUL places.
-Which leads me to going to Charles Dickens house. That's FAB! I loved that too.
-The Soames house museum
-London museum
-MY FAVOURITE building & one of my fav places to go is the Natural History museum (it's next to the V&A.
-Of course the other touristy stuff like walking around parliament, big ben, westminster, etc, that's cool too!

Also, in the museums there usually are people sitting & painting the different amazing pieces to practice their art...you could totally sit in a museum & paint something of your own even just being inspired by one of the pieces. (I think you maybe just ask about it when you are there) And pics are usually allowed inside all the galleries, they'll tell you if they are not allowed.
Parks: I LOVE St James's park...it's one of the most divine places! They have Black Swans!
And Kennsington Gardens has a statue of Peter Pan, so cool!
And if you have time going to High Gate cemetary, that's great too! There are 2 sides of the cemetary, and BOTH close pretty early, so you should research it all before you go. One side you can only see on a tour, the other you are allowed to roam. The tour side is all we've made it to because of the timing issue (literally, a little old lade with a big key closes it down at like 4pm!)

Go to a pub & have a Shandy (my FAVOURITE!)==beer with lemonade (they call it lemonade but it's like 7up or sprite)...nice & refreshing!

OH--and there are no "restrooms" ask for the toilets. Hee hee! Otherwise, they get a perplexed look on their faces when you say "restroom". :)

Shows are expensive, BUT you can usually go up to the box office day of the show & see if there are any seats available & you might get a cheaper seat--and they have a TKTS & discount ticket places all over--especially at Leicester Square.
Get a GOOOOOD map--my ALL time fav is:
The London Mapguide by Michael Middleditch
It's the BEST...easy peasy to use, there are lots of things listed in there it's small to carry & tube info in there too.
OH! Also, depending on how long you are there...the 1st morning you are ready to go out & about & use the tube, get a week's pass it's cheaper. :)
And for a CHEAP easy sightseeing tour, grab a bus schedule, hop on a double decker & get up front & at the top. Ride around a bit & get your bearings. It's a little confusing to understand the layout of London from taking the Tube, although it's the BEST way to get around, still a bus is quite good too!
Have SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much fun!!


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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-19 02:37 am (UTC)
Thank you Pixie!

I liked it a lot - I love the HP movies!
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[User Picture]From: novemberhour
2007-07-16 09:39 pm (UTC)
I had never heard of MAPR before! I love them! & Matt loves them too! So many cute pugs needing homes ... awww. We've been seriously considering adopting a pug when we get to Seattle.

& I am also getting very excited about your visit! I'm emailing you right now!

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-19 02:39 am (UTC)
They are so cute!

I'm excited too! I went and bought some tennis shoes and a jacket today, just in case, hehe.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-07-16 10:28 pm (UTC)
that poor pug puppy looks a bit frightened lol

That mermaid is gorgeous! And I adore turtles.
Actually I love wildlife lol ^_^
awesome job Jaz
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2007-07-16 10:28 pm (UTC)
that poor pug puppy looks a bit frightened lol

That mermaid is gorgeous! And I adore turtles.
Actually I love wildlife lol ^_^
awesome job Jaz
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-19 02:39 am (UTC)
Lol - he does look startled.

Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: kenderdrache
2007-07-16 10:30 pm (UTC)
That pug's face is awesome, Jas!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-19 02:39 am (UTC)
Thank you Amber!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-19 02:40 am (UTC)
Thank you!! I'm trying to intersperse cutesy with less-cutesy, hehe =)
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2007-07-17 01:22 am (UTC)
I so want to go to Dragon*Con and FaerieCon!! Please take me with you. I think that I have a beter chance going to Dragon*Con. Hopefully, I can convince my parents to take me.

I love these two paintings. Beautiful work!! =)
*Hugs*
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-19 02:41 am (UTC)
That would be AWESOME if you came to Dragon*Con! You'd love it, it is HUGE and there is so much to do, and so many great people (and great shopping, lol - I have to remind myself I'm there to SELL stuff not BUY stuff, hehe).

We're taking the seats out of the van to fit art in, otherwise we'd squeeze you in ;)
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2007-07-19 05:14 am (UTC)
I'm going to talk to my parents about it tomorrow. I think it would be so much fun! I went to the website and it looks awesome! =) I love shopping so I know exactly what your talking about. *Giggles*

Awe, that was so sweet of you to think of me hun.

*Hugs*
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From: michelletucker
2007-07-17 04:31 am (UTC)
Yay, a pug!!! We always call our pug Bijoux a little treasure troll, they are the funniest dogs ever! That's super-generous of you to support the pug rescue :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-19 02:42 am (UTC)
Awwww! Too cute! Thank you Michelle =) =)
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-07-17 07:06 am (UTC)
omg Jasmine, you´re amazing.
love your work <3

sanna
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-19 02:43 am (UTC)
=) Thank you Sanna!
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[User Picture]From: irrimiri
2007-07-20 06:59 am (UTC)
you're doing some really great art lately. Unbelievable how you just go on and on. haha. It's really great ^____^
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