Balloons

Oo if this tree were in New Zealand it might attract a koala and the koala could go reenact Up by flying to London in order to escape deforestation, and there would be talking pigeons instead of dogs, and the pigeons are working for a sinister government figure that is supposed to look after the environment but secretly just wants to make a giant coat made out of koala fur and needs one last koala to finish it. The Baddie publically offers the koala a job in a PR stunt, but cruelly betrays it after it turns out the koala can do a better job than the entire department and is about to be promoted to environment secretary. Things get violent and the koala narrowly escapes fur-dom. In the process it uncovers a heinous plot by the Baddie to kill the Queen by sabotaging Santas sleigh to crash into Buckingham Palace. The plot is averted but Santa’s sleigh is irreperably damaged, so the pigeons, suddenly discovering the true meaning of Christmas, carry the koala on its tree through the skies so it can deliver all the presents just in time for Christmas day. The Queen of course pardons all the pigeons and they get a special statue to sit on, as well as a reduction in pigeon proofing around the city (which the Baddie had promised but failed to deliver). The koala is knighted, there is a big party and everyone is happy; even the Baddie gets a really nice warm down coat (with help from the pigeons who each donate a feather or two) and goes on to become a hugely popular fashion designer.

Note: the koala is the one character who cannot speak and just looks increasingly grumpy throughout the film; most of its actions involve biting people. The end credits feature the Baddie tricking it into wearing cute hats or jackets but it escapes every time, by biting, looking very very grumpy.

Anemonativity

Anemonativity= anemone nativity, obviously. With apologies to the 3kingsfish I accidentally scarred when my pen slipped!

Also if you are wondering, the coral is standing in for sheep because seahorses find shepherding confusing and would lose anything that actually swam but I think they count as shepherds because their tails are sort of like upside down shepherd crooks. I have reasons for EVERYTHING

Hrmpf

So what’s happened is that Deirdre here did not want to wear a Santa hat but it is December and this year Santa hats (or tiaras, or those things where there are springs with baubles attached, or paper crowns, etc) are Not Optional, so I insisted. I mean she was *supposed* to be a mince pie when I started drawing so it’s not like I’m refusing reasonable requests for self-determination, plus she can take it off once you’ve stopped looking at the doodle. But noooo, she is determined to be grumpy and now she’s started erasing all the background hearts in revenge. Those took me a long time to paint!