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Welcome to the home of the Beastlies!

Each little monster is hand‐sculpted, unique, and waiting to be adopted!

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      This pair of pieces is uniquely hard to photograph, but you do get some dreamlike results. (Part 2)

      03/23/17

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      This pair of pieces is uniquely hard to photograph, but you do get some dreamlike results. (Part 1)

      03/23/17

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      Stranger Factory has put up the Facebook event for the show, so here it is, if that’s the way you do stuff.

      03/23/17

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      So soon!!

      03/23/17

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      Layers on layers on layers.

      03/22/17


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      The final patina step for @beastlies ’s critter ball was to give it a soot wash. (Like an ink wash, but with soot!)


      03/21/17

    • Personal and sappy.

      I often shy away from getting overly personal on here, but I’m going to make an exception today. Today is my anniversary. Eight years ago, Emory and I got married. It was at the Natural History Museum; There were dinosaurs. 

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      Emory and I have been together more like 19 years, though, and even though he doesn’t often make an appearance here, I think it’s fair to let you know that if you like the Beastlies, my larger work, even the Wayward Retreat, well, none of it would exist without Emory. 

      I don’t have a history of being incredibly confident in myself and my abilities (imposter syndrome, am I right ladies??), and without his continual voice of support and nudging to just trust him, these little monster guys are cute, people would buy them, I wouldn’t have started getting serious about Beastlies, selling them, and I never would have made that terrifying leap to doing them full time (also a quick thank you to his employer for my health insurance!). He’s never been anything but supportive, even when pursuing this has meant stretches of financial hardship. After I’d been making a living on Beastlies for years, I still didn’t believe I could make or sculpt anything OTHER than that. I was pretty sure I had reached the extent of my skills. But Emory gently nudged and nudged, and eventually wore me down with his relentless praise and belief. And now, years later, the art gallery-type work is one of the most rewarding things in my life. He’s always the guy saying “You’re pricing this too low, it’s better than you think,” or “That crazy idea sounds awesome, you should try it.” He’s also the guy you may have met if you’ve ever come to my table at a convention. He’s pretty good at hawking Beastlies to Comic-Con crowds! (He’ll tell you that they’re happier with friends, so maybe buy two). He’s put in enough hours helping me sell, package, ship, and deal with paperwork that it’s basically his second job.  Even the retreat is something he made possible: He worked in secret to find my long-lost, not-on-the-internet friend that I’d been so sad to lose track of, calling a series of mutual friends until one of them had her mom’s phone number. He gave me this friend’s contact info as a Valentine’s Day present, and having her back in my life is truly a gift. And hey, she just happens to own a magical house on a magical island in Canada, so now I can share this friend’s magic with others! 

      But anyway, that’s my shoutout to all the dude contributes to this particular part of my life, so now y’all know: He’s vice-captain of Team Beastlie. Plus, he provides a strong male role model to our cats, so I guess I’ll keep him around.

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      03/21/17


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      Still working on this weird monstrosity.


      03/21/17

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      So much fire is involved in this whole process. Repost from @ascherbic.wit who is with @genkigecko watching my babies get closer and closer to done!

      03/17/17

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      Making this bunch of little water strider bugs has made me oddly happy today. I always liked seeing these little guys scooting around on ponds.

      03/17/17

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