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My Yeti! [Apr. 8th, 2009|08:08 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
My friend and longtime customer Justine (aka Tinkywitch) surprised us at the Celebration Art Festival last weekend with one of the COOLEST things ever!

You know my little Yeti guy that I paint sometimes? Like in Below Zero or in My Very Strange Valentine? He's a special character to me, he and his girlfriend remind me of me and Matt (like in my icon!).

Anyway, at the art show Justine came and surprised us with a PERFECT plush version of him that she totally made herself! He is exact in every way, even his claws. Amazing - we were speechless!

I thought I'd post a couple pics - here I am hugging him:

and here is Justine & Matt with his Yeti:

I told her she should make more to sell on Etsy for folks who want their own Jasmine Yeti! We shall see.... ;)

Thank you so much to my wonderful friend/collector Carmen for snapping the photos!

We had such a wonderful time at the show. Now though my walls are bare! We sold so many paintings, I can hardly remember them all. The Violet Duchess is gone, Poe is gone (I had to find a new home for her, as her original collector had a medical emergency), Steampunk Carousel is gone, Rapunzel in Rococo is gone, Pet Trilobite is gone, Nautilus Princess is gone, a ton of the other small paintings I brought to the show are gone.

But no fear, I'm painting more. I finished the Mother's Day painting for the Bradford Exchange Holiday Flag series yesterday, and I'm finishing up the "Fourth of July" fairy painting for the Holiday Flag series today. After I get approval on these I'll post them. I can't sell prints as per the licensing contract but I can definitely sell the originals =)

We'll be up in Kansas City visiting family for Easter so I'll be in Strangeling Studios North (that's what I call our new little secondary house up there) for a while. It's fun having two studios/houses. It's confusing though too, trying to remember what supplies I have at which house, or remembering to pay homeowners association fees on a house that's 1250 miles away =P

Today though, I need to do the Fourth of July painting and then finish doing my taxes. It's kind of ironic painting a fairy sitting on an Uncle Sam hat the same day I fork over all my money to said Uncle Sam, lol.

Okay, off to painting I go. Here's a picture of Matt & I in our art show booth =)

Oh yes, check out my only original paintings LEFT here:


[User Picture]From: rockinkitten
2009-04-08 12:36 pm (UTC)
How lovely to see YOU!
And Molly & I LOVE THAT YETI!!!
If your friend decides to make small ones to sell, please let me know!!
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[User Picture]From: elfies
2009-04-08 12:45 pm (UTC)
This is such a great suprise! It looks completely idendtical!!! :) is it heavy? it looks really huge LOL
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[User Picture]From: deannadavoli
2009-04-08 01:39 pm (UTC)
wow, what a cool & unique way for a fan to compliment you! that is so neat. Your booth looks great too, I wish I could have made it out to see you....sorry about that. Hopefully the Renaissance Fair will not overlap with the Celebration Art Festival next year. hehe You & Matt look great in that last painting too.
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2009-04-08 01:49 pm (UTC)
That plushie is TOO CUTE!! He DOES look just like your yeti!! I'm glad you had a great time and awesome sales at the show!!

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[User Picture]From: neva_butterfly
2009-04-08 02:05 pm (UTC)
OMG, too adorable! These pictures made my day! You and Matt both look great too of course, but Yeti, oh so cute!
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From: hoarymarmot
2009-04-08 02:13 pm (UTC)
You and Matt are so adorable!!! And that yeti doll is the cutest plushie I've ever seen! Get those things manufactured! I would totally buy one.
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[User Picture]From: xo_purity_ox
2009-04-08 02:51 pm (UTC)
Aww, all of these pictures are so adorable! The yeti plushie is amazing and so cute.
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[User Picture]From: sunkachina
2009-04-08 03:13 pm (UTC)
That is such a sweet Yeti! Theo says, "Maybe Mommo will share it with me!"
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[User Picture]From: greenhoodloxley
2009-04-08 03:18 pm (UTC)
Awesome yeti! He's great. You and Matt are so cute. I really like your dress.
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[User Picture]From: zerick
2009-04-08 03:32 pm (UTC)
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE YETI !!!!!!!!!!!!! It's so perfect !!!!!!! And BLUE !!!!!!!!! So professionally made and so special !!!!!! That is just purely awesome !!!!!!!! Now you have TWO Yetis to hug !! LOL !! ;-) I'm so happy you had a great show ! You deserve all the success you can ever get and much more! Not only you are an amazing artist but it's nothing compared to your personality and human qualities, you're such a wonderful friend and person and I miss you tons !!!!

PS. Matt is hot! LOL! And so you are! But ya know that already lol ! ;-p You guys are the cutest couple ever! =)
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2009-04-08 03:44 pm (UTC)
AW!! That is a SUPER cute pic of you & Matt!
Is he even on LJ anymore? Where is MATT?? We miss his punk-ass on here!
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[User Picture]From: jengaart
2009-04-08 03:48 pm (UTC)
You and Matt look so great together! And WOW that Yeti is AWESOME! what a fantastic compliment and such a sweet gesture! Congratulations on the wonderful show!
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[User Picture]From: thephoenixx
2009-04-08 04:49 pm (UTC)
OMG Jasmine that is the cutest thing ever!! I have always loved the yeti!! That is so cool someone made him for you. Glad you had such a successful show :)
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[User Picture]From: krisgoat
2009-04-08 06:12 pm (UTC)
WOW That is amazing! It is so well made! I want one too! You are so beautiful in your cute summer dress! =D AND DANM thoes are some impressive frames! :o
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[User Picture]From: anne_artblog
2009-04-08 08:54 pm (UTC)
lol, the Yeti is so cool! Tell Justine I'd love one of them for my little boy ;)

That is a loverly photo of you and Matt and your wonderful art - very nice to see it :)
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[User Picture]From: darklingwoods
2009-04-09 01:46 pm (UTC)
awwww! That Yeti is amazing :) and great pics of you and yours from the show, glad you had such a good time!
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[User Picture]From: boogarshadow
2009-04-09 09:07 pm (UTC)
You got Matt to pose for a picture!!!!! Hooray!!!

The yeti is ADORABLE :)

Miss you guys!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2009-04-10 01:52 am (UTC)
Awe, look at how cut that is!! =) He looks like he came right out of your paintings. Awe, look at you and Matt. =)
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