I recently reconnected with an old childhood friend who asked me to paint a piece for his kids room. He explained that his little guy was having some fear issues and would get scared to sleep in his room by himself every now and then. When I was a little kid I used to suffer from night terrors and had a difficult time sleeping. I remember having wallpaper themed after the nursery rhyme hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon… For some reason or another I had a deep fear of the spoons and would have my parents cover them on my wall so I could sleep. I remember placing all my stuffed animals on my bed and figured they would defend me in case any nursery rhyme folk decided to take it to me. I decided to write “I will protect you” as a reminder to his son that he has a guardian that is willing to defend him under any circumstances. There is nothing like having a giant Emperor Penguin as a bodyguard when you are a kid. Thank you Blake I thoroughly enjoyed working on this one, brought back a lot of memories.