Happy Tuesday, everybody! And, after a brief wintry wander with Paddy and Plunkett last week, we’re going to dip back into the pile of pre-Christmas commissions, and meet another new Beastie!
So, you all know Explorer Beastie, right?
…And some of you might remember a few variations on the theme over the last couple of years, like Explorer Beastie’s little sister…
… And this rather retro gent, Victorian Explorer Beastie!
But here’s the newest addition to the Explorer Beastie clan, and he’s a little bit different!
First of all, he was made as a very special commission for fellow blogger Simon at Planet Simon. Although Simon’s blog mainly focuses on science (both fact and fiction!), his posts also drop in the odd slice of humour or snapshots of his day-to-day life, and it’s always a fun place to hang out and have a chat! But back to that Beastie… Can you tell what makes him stand out?
So far, so similar… But check out his paws!
Simon always seems to be fixing or making things, so I thought it made sense to create a useful companion for him who could lend a hand if needs be. One leap forward in Beastie-volution later, and here’s a little monster with magic magnetic grippy paws! And that, dear readers, means that he can hold onto stuff!
Ready to fix stuff with his handy spanner!
I made him a compass as well – that’s essential kit for an Explorer Beastie, after all.
And of course, he can’t carry all these cool things in his paws ALL the time, so a Beastie backpack was called for too!
Let’s get everything packed away there, shall we?
I can’t wait to see what exciting exploits this pair get up to! Oh, and if you’re planning some adventures of your own, why not grab your free February calendar page from my shop?
It features the ever-intrepid original Explorer Beastie, enjoying the balmy (ahem!) Donegal coast at around this time last year. Oh, and did I mention that it’s FREE?
Have a great week, everybody… And don’t forget to join us again next Tuesday to meet another new Beastie! See you then!