Iris spelt in irises - pencil and watercolour

A curious case of spelling Irises

I have put this picture under ‘spelling animals’ because I don’t have a category for spelling plants, and this was one of those pictures where I really didn’t know if it was going to work until I did it.  I was asked could I do a spelling picture for the birth of someone’s granddaughter, the newborn girl is called Iris, she said, and did I have any suggestions. Of course I said the first thing that popped into my head: how about Iris spelt in irises (with fervent hope that I was not going to regret it!). I was pleased,…