This month I have mostly been painting penguins. The top illustration is from a story I've written. The little girl is terrified. She can hear loud bangs in the kitchen. The noise is coming from the fridge. She musters the courage to open the door and see what's inside; to her surprise a waddle of penguins (a 'waddle' is now the official collective noun for penguins on land according to the international penguin conference held in Chile. The collective noun for penguins in the water is a 'raft'. Well there you go!) waddled out onto the kitchen floor.
The bottom illustration is from this weeks illustration friday 'entangled'. I was beginning to design some christmas cards involving penguins and thought this was a perfect opportunity to capture them in sticky situation.