So, for some strange reason, despite having snow by late October last year, this year we're going through a bizarre mild snap - last night I even had to lose the bed socks, it was that warm! Unfortunately the skies are still grey and overcast and we still have wind and rain but Jack Frost is nowhere to be seen.
Anyway, those of you in the UK might have been watching David Attenborough's Frozen Planet and despite the polar bear debacle (where they filmed baby bears being born underground but it was apparently in a special zoo enclosure instead of the arctic), he's still my hero!
Well, the penguins of the South Pole are my favourites and they inspired one more Christmas illustration which I thought I would post today as a holiday card to my lovely readers and fellow Paint Party Friday-ers! So, in lieu of actual snow, here's some antarctic snow instead!
In other news, S has finished the inside of my studio and I love it! I just need to get some wee curtains for the windows and I'll post photos of it when I come back in the New Year. Not that I'm actually going away anywhere other than 80 miles up the road to visit my parents for Boxing Day but I'll be taking a blogging break for the holiday period. I wish everyone a peaceful and magical Christmas and New Year. See you in 2012!