Spelling Dogs: Ben

The Year of the Dog

…the year of a rather lolling, flappy-eared and long-tailed black dog to be precise. Some time a few months ago, but not as early as January, we crossed into a new year in Spelling Animals. This annual event occurs when I have spelt everybody’s names in the previous creature, and I need to chose a new creature. By everyone I mean all my nieces and nephews, I will spell anybody else’s name in any sufficiently bendy creature in any year, but usually only for money: the real creatures still have to eat. So this is the year of the not-very-species-specific-black-dog,…

Spelling Animals - chickens

How to spell with chickens

That’s another species trained up and added to the lexicon of Spelling Animals: Spelling chickens. You wouldn’t think it was possible, but I think they came out quite nicely. They will be available on commission soon, but for now I’m taking a break for a week. Any enquires: please email me! (see menu at the top).  

The Spelling Animals do 'Kate'

The Spelling Animals: ‘Kate’ in cats

Happened upon this drawing yesterday, which never made it onto the blog at the time of creation on account of being a surprise present. I have since discovered the letter ‘t’ can be achieved with a single cat, but the cats like a variation in their tasks anyway, so letters are not always spelled the same way. I liked the ‘K’ in this one, it reminds me of how cats are frequently cuddly and nice to each other, shortly before a game of ‘oh did I accidentally bite you?’ commences… The Spelling Animals will spell any name for money, see…

Charlie in Spelling Animals

The Spelling Animals vi

Another birthday, another little troupe of Spelling Animals… Did this last Friday, just before the whole Wendy Marani incident… fortunate really as I have been kind of short on time this week, answering everyone’s most warmly appreciated comments and investigations 🙂 [Note to self: next week do more art].

Spelling Animals: Snakes and Animals

Snakes, Ladders & Exhibitions

This weekend I have an exhibition as part of our Spring Farm Arts group, more on that can be found on the Spring Farm Arts website, and if you are passing, do come in and see me, say hello, and spend all your money 🙂 This means the calendar paintings are delayed… again… and since most people reading this are nowhere near where I live, (Somerset, UK), I thought a little light entertainment online would be in order, while you wait for the next painting. Yes, you guessed it, another niece had a birthday, and the Spelling Animals are back: