In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Change.”
Sometimes, you only notice how much something has changed when you take the time to look back at how it used to be. To me, it feels like I’m making Beasties the same way I always have… But the end result has changed a bit! Click through the gallery to witness BeastiEvolution happening before your very eyes…
See what I mean? And who knows what will happen to them next?
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Grid.”
Turns out that I didn’t need to look too far for pictures for this week’s Photo Challenge! Going through the holiday snaps from the trip Explorer Beastie and I took to London last year, I found a surprising number of grids – in Kew Gardens (above and below)…
… At Shakespeare’s Globe…
… And on the banks of the Thames!
Lucky we decided to take a city break, isn’t it? Grids are a lot harder to come by in the country!
See you next time!
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Monochromatic.”
Beasties tend to be quite colourful little creatures, so a monochrome Photo Challenge really is a tricky one! However, I thought it might be a good opportunity to fiddle around with some effects… so I sepia-tinted some photos of Victorian Explorer Beastie’s day out in the old seaside resort of Bray, which is just over half an hour south of Dublin city centre by train!
The retro effect quite suits him, doesn’t it?
If colour’s more your thing, though, you can check out the original pictures here!
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Connected.”
I’m a bit slow off the mark with the Photo Challenge this week, since I couldn’t turn up anything to fit the theme in my vast reserve of monster photographs! I know, I was shocked too!
The prompt got me thinking about how, since I started making Beasties, I’ve had the opportunity to revisit a lot of the crafting skills I thought I’d never get a chance to use again. Although Beasties began as a way for me to feed my knitting addiction, in recent times I’ve also found myself sewing, making clothes, drawing and embroidering! So I set up these photos to show the “Beastie Connection” that has brought all my favourite activities together. Enjoy!
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “From Every Angle.”
For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, I thought I would revisit a Beastie I made at around this time last year… Indie Rock Beastie!
Once he was ready, I took photos of him from a couple of different perspectives, to showcase his handsome smile…
…And the details on his totally handmade guitar – a miniature Gibson ES325, lovingly rendered in felt and thread!
I don’t often photograph Beasties from so many different angles, but I thought this guy was worth it!
OK, so I had a go at making a Mesh Gallery for this week’s challenge… let me know if it works for you all! I decided to use photos from Explorer Beastie’s trip to Kew Gardens last year – he had a great time hanging out with his buddy Garcia Beastie, as you can see!
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Today Was a Good Day.”
Oh wow, I’ve actually been looking for an excuse to get on board with the Weekly Photo Challenge for months… So today’s task on Blogging 101 couldn’t have come at a better time! Here’s my first ever entry… My original Goth Beastie, hanging out in a local graveyard. Don’t have nightmares, now!
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Creepy.”