For the uninformed, Emu males hatch the eggs, mind the nest, and raise their young all by themselves. For some reason, female Emus just lay their eggs then desert their man and their offspring. The male Emu spends two to three months without food, tending the nest, and then the next year or so watching over his offspring. Kudos to the Male Emu for his devoted parenting, and his devotion to home and family. In this painting I tried to convey the exhausted delight of a new dad, and the fragile, fatigue of chicks that have pecked their way out of eggs. Hard work on all parties involved, but great delight in the faces of the new Born's and their father. May we all have such a loving devoted parent, and form strong familial bonds. I think I only have one more Emu painting to go, and then I'm done for a while. That is unless my brain dreams another painting up. Take care, paint what you love, and write when you get work.