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Join Jasmine in Africa – March 2019 – for an Art Safari Adventure!


A Very Special Update…

Those of you at Patreon saw this coming, but to everybody else – here’s the big news!

(EDIT:  some spots have already been taken as of 4:00PM EST, so if you are in any way interested in potentially going – please email [email protected] asap so they can start planning!!)

Anybody want to come with me to Africa in 2019?  I’m returning, this time to run my own “Art Safari!” ALL the details are here (or just Google Jasmine Becket-Griffith African Art Safari ) and the full itinerary is available as a PDF available here  Everybody is welcome, whether you are an artist, want to be an artist, just happen to like art, or just want to go on vacation with me & Matt to Africa for a couple weeks!

Email [email protected]  if you are in any way interested, they can hold  a spot for you  (that’s my friend who runs the tours, not my husband Matty, hehe).

This will be in March 2019 – we have plenty of time to plan and to save $$ =)

There is a limit of 20 students/travelers, so even if you are only *slightly* interested, let [email protected]  know asap.

I went to Africa last year (South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia) with some musician friends with the same tour group, on a music themed safari.  Matt (from Tourica tours) has invited me to come back and this time hold an Art workshop themed safari.

For a photographic odyssey courtesy of my brother-in-law Paul Andrews – he has posted photographs he took when we went on last year’s trip to Africa together with our musician friends.  Click HERE to see them (he is a professional photographer so they are glorious photos to entertain you either way!)   Of course instead of Robyn playing concerts, our trip will have me doing artsy stuff, painting, optional workshops, etc. – but we will be visiting much the same itinerary (with the exception of some of the Johannesburg photos at the top of the page, as our trip will be slightly shorter).

Tourica Tours (I can speak from experience both as a customer, friend & client) do a simply amazing job of creating a laidback but luxurious, hassle-free way of traveling around Africa.  I can’t wait to go back!

I’ll be doing lectures, live painting demonstrations, art workshops, etc. throughout the tour.  My husband Matty of course will be coming too (he has never been to Africa and is super excited).  We’ll stay in a variety of different lodgings – luxury Safari “glamping”, nice hotels/apartments in Cape Town, fun boat rides down the Zambezi, a few nights right by Victoria Falls (one of the most stunning places I have ever been), & more.  The safari drives are amazing, you will see all the animals you would expect to see & then tons more, all out in the wild!  (Some of you might remember my elephants story…… 😉 )

It ain’t cheap, but it is truly a trip of a lifetime and worth every single penny & then some.  The accommodations are super nice, food everywhere is great (I’m vegetarian and had all sorts of great veggie options everywhere).  Let me see – it’s at $6999 which means if you can set aside $10 – $12/day until the trip, lol, you’d have it covered…. plenty of advance notice!  ;P

ALL the details and FAQ are on the official website here

The full itinerary is available as a PDF available here

Again -email [email protected]  if you have any travel or tour related questions.

Please feel free to ask me (email me at [email protected] , don’t respond only to this mailing list update as I may not see it, just email me at [email protected] ) if you have any questions for me about the art side of things, or about the places we’ll be visiting (as these are all places I love and have mostly visited before in person!).

I hope some of you are able to join me!  Again, while it is art themed you do NOT have to be an artist, this is for all skill levels and you can choose however much you would like to participate (or not).  The photography opportunities on this vacation are amazing, even just with an iPhone you can get fantastic images.  Or just bring your colouring books and colour along while I’m painting =)  I’ll be staying in the same hotels, eating at the same table, sitting in the same van, etc. as you all (and Matty of course) so I’m looking at this as a great way to meet some of you in person, get to be friends and have a magical journey.

Check out Tourica Tours on Facebook or Instagram @touricatours ,or again, my brother-in-law Paul’s photos from our last vacation Click HERE) to get a great sense of what we will see & do on this adventure!  We saw everything from wild penguins to lions, from Victoria Falls to the Cape of Good Hope.

XO
Jasmine

DragonCon, Last Chance on MANY Ltd Ed Canvases, KC Renfest, ACEOs and more!

Updates from Jasmine!

Lots of exciting stuff going on around here (and elsewhere….)

Firstly, I’m getting ready to leave for DRAGON*CON!  PLEASE NOTE We’re packing up now to begin the long journey.  Strangeling.com and our eBay/Etsy/etc. will remain up & running as usual, but for hand painted artwork there will be a bit of a delay (we return from Atlanta on September 8, our next shipping day September 9).  I am in the DragonCon Art Show at the Hyatt Regency Grand Hall WEST (same spot as always in the ART SHOW, NOT the comic art section next door, this always confuses people).  More details are below and even more details are on my event page here

Kansas City folks!  The KC Renfest starts September 5th!  Details are on my event page here .  My permanent gallery will be open every day at the Renfest for the entire season, and I myself will be there in person the last week of September and the first week of October (and I’ll be painting!).

In other news – I have some new ACEO cards up for sale (including the elusive Rhapsody in Pink – other than the ACEO there are absolutely no prints, no canvases, no merchandise of her whatsoever – just the ACEO card alone!).  Click here to see the new ACEO cards.

Now some very important stuff – many of our Limited Edition Canvases are running out.  Many have now completely sold out.  With all the sales, conventions, festivals and fairs lately we have been selling the Lt. Ed. canvas prints like never before.  I know I usually try to alert you when canvases are running low, but sometimes they sneak up on us (and sometimes stores/galleries place wholesale orders which can sometimes clear out an entire edition).  We currently have several “LAST CHANCE” Limited Edition Canvas auctions for the #25/25 (or #5/5 for Masterpiece Editions) last Lt. Ed. Canvases in each edition.  These are truly the last chances you’ll ever have for these, no more will ever be made.  Click HERE to see the last chance you’ll have for “Sanura,” “Stilleven IX: Vissen,” “Waterlily,” “Hope and Despair,” Pearl Swirl Mermaid,”  Some of these are ENDING TONIGHT so hop in there if you don’t want to miss out forever.  Scroll down in this update for head’s up on other canvases that are running low, endangered, etc.

Sale print of the week – “Portrait of Ophelia”

New Contemporary Art - Portrait of Ophelia

Sale print of the week – “Portrait of Ophelia” – https://strangeling.com/shop/fine-art-prints/portrait-of-ophelia/ Open edition prints ($9.99-$19.99) & OE Canvas Prints $90 for this week only! We’ve decided this year to do a weekly “sale print” of some of my personal favourites and this week it’s Ophelia. Keep an eye up at Strangeling.com each week to see what’s on sale. Open edition glossy paper prints are signed by me on the back, Open Edition 12×16 Canvas prints are gallery wrapped on boards, remarqued in metallic ink on the front, and come with a signed Certificate of Authenticity (the Limited Edition Canvases have long since sold out, but the Open Edition Canvases are still available). Portrait of Ophelia was painted in 2011, an acrylic painting on panel, based on Shakespeare’s Ophelia from “Hamlet.”

Work-in-Progress for Corey Helford Gallery

Corey Helford Gallery Work In Progress

Work-in-progress! A little farther along now – for a group show opening January 24 at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, CA. Most of the basic shading & sketching is all done now, I’m starting to lay in more small details and layers of colour. It’s a circular painting with a circus theme – called “Bosch Circus” for the show “Freaks & Americana”. This piece is inspired by the circus history in my own family (a troupe of aerialists from early last century known as the Flying Behees ) and of course some phantasmagorical animals and performers inspired by Hieronymus Bosch (from considerably earlier). This painting will debut at the opening reception at CHG Circa on January 24th from 7-10PM. Participating artists include: Kukula, Colin & Sas Christian, SHAG, Ron English, David Stoupakis, Michael Hussar, Tom Bagshaw, Yosuke Ueno, me of course, and many more wonderful artists. I probably won’t be able to make it out there in person for that evening, but definitely drop by if you can! This original painting is acrylics on panel, will be in a handcarved frame, and will be priced at $8200. Prints will also be available soon!

 

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My Disney World event is tomorrow!

My Disneyland art is coming to FL!

TOMORROW November 7th & 8th  5pm-7pm

Disney’s Marketplace Co-Op is at Downtown Disney Marketplace in FLORIDA

My licensed Disney prints/merchandise from WonderGround is coming to Florida and I will be there at Disney’s Marketplace Co-Op, Downtown Disney in FL on November 7 & 8th! I’ve made the official event page here  – mark your calendars – many of my images that have previously just been at Disneyland in California are coming finally to Florida, I am stoked! I’ll be there 5pm-7pm both nights – come say hi and welcome all my Disney lovelies to Florida! Details are at the link here I will also be bringing some art supplies and perhaps doing some pastel work if time allows!

“Eve and Rib” sneak preview!

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Work-in-progress! I’m working on the sequel to my “Strangeling” book, again featuring short stories – piece I’m painting now is an illustration for Matthew David Becket’s (my husband – here he is on Facebook ) short story (which will be published in the book, along again with stories by my sisters Kachina & Amber). The book will be out 2015 and is published by Blue Angel. This painting is called “Eve and Rib” – a clockwork fairy and her animated skeleton boyfriend in the forest – a lovely story indeed. The same characters appear in the book Matt recently finished (yet unpublished). This original painting is available for sale – if you are interested in purchasing it, email me at [email protected] with the subject line “Eve and Rib Original” – it is 12×16 acrylic on panel, will come in a spectacular ornate frame, and will be priced at $4400. Prints & canvases will be at strangeling.com soon!

More details about the Strangeling book will follow soon (and if you haven’t already gotten the first Strangeling art book, go get it HERE – deluxe hardcover version is at Amazon HERE and Strangeling.com too).

Unseelie Court WAR Work in Progress

Work-in-progress – a piece debuting at – “Unseelie Court: War” – following my previous “Pestilence” piece from last show. The first four in the series are loosely based on the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and “War” of course combines a lot of war-based imagery, both past & present. This is an acrylic painting on panel, measuring 16″x20″, the original painting will debut at Dragon*Con’s Art Show (I’ll be there August 29 – September 1 Hyatt Regency Atlanta Grand Hall West) so those attending Dragon*Con will have the first dibs on her in person.  Details about the Dragon*Con Art Show are HERE

We are taking names for the “backup list” after the show if she’s not sold, so if you are interested in purchasing the original painting, email me at [email protected] with the subject line “Unseelie Court: War Original Painting”. She’ll be $5200 for DC attendees (it will be a bit higher to those after the show), with the prints & canvases (starting at $9.99) available at strangeling.com shortly after the show. “Death” and “Famine” will follow soon. ©Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Unseelie Court :  War - Work-in-Progress

Unseelie Court : War – Work-in-Progress

Jasmine Paints LIVE at Pop Gallery Orlando at Downtown Disney

I’ll be painting LIVE at Downtown Disney here in Florida at POP Gallery on August 16th from 7pm-10pm.

I’ll be setting up my easel and working on a new painting – everybody is welcome to come & watch me paint. Feel free to come ask questions about my artwork, technique, just say hi, check out the gallery, have a glass of champagne, and see an enormous selection of my original paintings, exclusive Limited Editions, prints, books, merchandise & more!

Come as you are – children are welcome – it’s a FREE event, FREE parking, no admission or Disney tickets required – you can park right at Downtown Disney West Side.

Pop Gallery Orlando is located at Downtown Disney West Side® (the House of Blues/Cirque du Soleil side, right between Splitsville and the AMC theatres and right across from Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant). If you are staying at the Walt Disney World Resort® you can take Disney transporation/buses right to Downtown Disney West Side® and walk right to Pop Gallery (next to AMC Theatres). Or – if you are driving from anywhere in Orlando just go & park at the West Side of the Downtown Disney Parking Lot and head on over!

New Cloth Jasmine Becket-Griffith Dolls!

Jasmine Becket-Griffith Dolls

Jasmine Becket-Griffith Dolls

My new cloth dolls are now LIVE worldwide – click HERE  to see more photos or to purchase them!

These new cloth Jasmine Becket-Griffith Dolls are each hand-sewn by my mom or by Matt’s sister & are SO CUTE in real life!

Alice in Wonderland, Cheshire Cat, and Owlyn are $34.99 each, handmade, or purchase the set of BOTH Alice and the Cheshire Cat together.  Truly adorable, and suitable for all ages.

WonderGround Gallery Signing Event 11am – 1pm

I’m very excited to announce that I will be making another appearance at WonderGround Gallery – July 12th AND July 13th! In addition to this two-day event, all of July I am going to be the Featured Artist with a month-long Artisan Showcase of my non-Disney artwork as well as my Disney stuff! I will only be there in person on July 12 & July 13th, but all month long you’ll see a ton of extra Jasmine Becket-Griffith stuff at WonderGround =) I have been contracted to create some MORE Disney ® licensed paintings, this time featuring Maleficent (from Sleeping Beauty), as well as Rapunzel (from TANGLED! Yay!). These original paintings, prints & merchandise will be EXCLUSIVELY available through Disney ®. This will be a Disney specific event and I will be at the WonderGround Gallery to show the new Disney ® paintings, sign autographs, meet you West Coast folks, etc.

I will be there in person for both days, at the following times:
Saturday, July 12: 11:00am-1:00pm and again at 2:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday, July 13: 2:00pm-5:00pm

The new Maleficent and Rapunzel paintings will be debuting at my live event, definitely come & line up early if you’d like the first chance at the new stuff!

I’ll have other Disney art of mine there too – Tinker Bell, Haunted Mansion, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Princess Belle, etc. To see my existing Disney pieces (and to place orders by telephone or email) – details are here:
http://www.strangeling.com/product-category/fine-art-prints/fine-art-prints-wonderground-gallery-exclusives/

So – mark your calendar for July 12th & 13th. WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA – as it is in the Downtown Disney® District – no themepark admission is required. And again – even if you can’t make it that weekend, the entire month of July is a special Jasmine Becket-Griffith artisan showcase so at least a lot of my artwork (both Disney and non-Disney personal work) will be on display!

For navigation devices, use the address:

Disneyland Resort
1313 Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802

More details to follow!

http://www.wondergroundgallery.com/
http://www.strangeling.com/