Tuesday, 16 December 2014

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Wednesday, 18 June 2014


Well it has been a long time coming, but I've finally opened my Etsy store. Not quite the grand opening I was planning. The monsters are keeping me far to busy for that. So far I have two items listed. But more will be added - just give it time!!! Follow the link to have a look at the Etsy store.

Monsters abroad

The Creeping Thistle  Monster, one of the 'Monsters of the Garden Variety' collection by Ruth Ashton

Well, I've been up to new and exciting things recently. One of them being setting up the mischievous brand of Intolerable Nuisances, which are making their debut appearance in LA this week.

The Plant Wilting Monster, one of the 'Monsters of the Garden Variety' collection by Ruth Ashton

The collective word for a group of monster is called a gaggle. And recently this gaggle of monsters  have travelled from where they originated in the North West of the UK all the way across the pond to LA, where they're currently on display in the Grace and Ritual: Hidden exhibition, at the Iam8bit gallery.

A gaggle of Intolerable Nuisances from the Monsters of the household Variety, by Ruth Ashton

Grace & Ritual is an all women art exhibition, featuring over thirty female artists from across the globe. The exhibit theme, “Hidden,” encompasses secrets, things that go unnoticed and internal things that are hard to see.

See more of these endearing Intolerable Nuisances created by me, on Facebook . . .

Thursday, 1 May 2014

here comes something different . . .

Uh oh, where's he sneaking off to? I've been dabbling in some monstrous animation today. Hmmm still got some work to do I think, but still a fun place to start!!!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Grace & Ritual : Hidden

Some exciting news to announce, this May the Monsters will be heading out into the wider world once more!!! From the 9th of May 2014 they will be shown at the Iam8bit gallery on Sunset Boulevard as part of the Grace & Ritual: Hidden exhibition.

From the press release:
This year, we’re featuring more than 34 artists, each exploring the idea of the hidden, the secret and the under-explored. We’re delving into the deep, the dark and the confidential – the concealed, the invisible and the obscure.
For this show, we asked female artists to expose the things that they keep to themselves… the things they wouldn’t dare to post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter – the things that no one else knows.

Find more here.

Spring time at last

Well spring is definitely in the air, so I'm using this opportunity to sit in the garden and do some sketch work. It seemed like such a good idea, but the bumble bees and other insects of the garden are proving to be quite a distraction. And I have noticed nothing seems to stay clean out here for very long . . . I think some more monsters maybe at work here.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

A sneaky peak

Here's a sneaky peak, of a sneaky little monster. The Penny Pinching Monster - Werus Memoneyus, one of the most cunning thieves that will inhabit your home.