Pregnancy Announcement Christmas Card

Pregnancy Announcement Christmas Card A few of you have asked if I do custom penguin illustrations and the answer is yes! :D And I love making them!

Here's the finished illustration of this sneak peek I shared in December. I had to keep it on the DL and make sure plenty of time passed before sharing it here because it was a big and exciting announcement! :D Congratulations to Mike & Kristine who are expecting their first mini penguin! ;) Thank you for letting me work with you and for sending me the printed Christmas card! (I packed it up in my moving boxes before I could take a picture but it's something I'll treasure!)

Note: The wedding penguins you see in my gallery were for their wedding! It's such an honor to have my penguins be a part of their most special occasions! :)

Lots of Smiles, Akiyo

My Deer Penguin Print

my deer penguin print

I've been doodling privately every once in a while since I took a break (or stopped?) doing my daily penguin doodles. I actually kind of miss it. Maybe I could commit to doodling once a week for a year? Or once a month, perhaps? ;)

One of my doodles, My Deer Penguin, ended up being one I really loved so I've made it available in my Society6 shop. He's perfect for the upcoming holiday to decorate your home or even send as greeting cards! :D

AND I've made a secret something with this design which I'm hoping to share with you next month! ;D

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Lots of Smiles, Akiyo

P.S. Thank you so much for all the comments on yesterday's Crafting with Bruce post!! It was an unexpected surprise, and it made it even more special that Bruce was a part of it too! He watched the animated GIF and loved it! :D He kept saying "Mama", "Take" (short for his Japanese name, Takeshi), and "ghos!"