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Flashback Friday – Beastie Sketches

Hello everyone! I've something a little different for you this Flashback Friday - a retrospective of Beastie sketches, or "Sketch-rospective", if you will! It occurred to me recently that the sketches I draw for custom Beasties very rarely see the light of day. I do them, I send them to the customer, we finesse the … Continue reading Flashback Friday – Beastie Sketches

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Walking in a Woolly Chihuly Wonderland!

Hello there Beastie friends! It's been a wild and windy week here in the North Atlantic, with a couple more storms-with-names (so you know they mean business) battering Ireland and the UK over the last few days. So do you fancy taking it eeeeeasy, and looking at some awesome sculpture? Goody, because I'm excited to … Continue reading Walking in a Woolly Chihuly Wonderland!

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Monsters in the Memory Palace

Well lookee here - it's Tuesday again already! And what better way to spend a January Tuesday than to pretend we're all on holiday? So let's step back in time to the end of October, when Explorer Beastie and I took advantage of the pre-Christmas lull to get away to London for a couple of … Continue reading Monsters in the Memory Palace

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Fine Art Fun in Frankfurt!

OK, so the last couple of posts here on the BeastieBlog have been a little on the wild side... ... But there's more to Frankfurt than its zoo, y'know! Today, we're going to take a trip into the city centre in search of some culture. Even walking through the streets of Frankfurt was an interesting … Continue reading Fine Art Fun in Frankfurt!

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Friday Social #4 – Getting Arty, For Free!

Welcome to the weekend, Beastiebuddies! And since it's the end of the week, my mind has wandered in an artsy direction for this Friday Social. In school, it seemed like art class always fell on a Friday afternoon, and it was a much nicer way to wrap up the week than, say, double maths or … Continue reading Friday Social #4 – Getting Arty, For Free!

Explorer Beastie Special – Belfast Road Trip!

OK, so normally Explorer Beastie and I would be taking you to one of our favourite Dublin places today... But when a rare opportunity to visit Belfast presented itself, we could hardly say no! Although I originally hail from this part of the world, I very seldom get to hang out in Belfast any more. … Continue reading Explorer Beastie Special – Belfast Road Trip!

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An Arty Day Out!

In Ireland, it's very tempting to hide yourself indoors at this time of the year... and remain there until dire necessity (buying food, going to work, zombie home invasion) forces you outside. I for one could happily spend February living on instant noodles and baked beans while binge-watching "Murder, She Wrote", but fortunately Explorer Beastie … Continue reading An Arty Day Out!