Skanky Rats

Skanky Rats!

Now, I quite like rats, though as the owner of a keen ginger hunter I do not often see whole ones, and formerly my ‘names in rats’ have been rather sweet, mischievous creatures. But I had a request for a name if I could make the rats “a bit more skanky”… and I was happy to oblige, of course:

The Spelling Animals do 'Charlie'

Charlie’s Rats

Another niece, another birthday… As I have said before, as far as the Spelling Animals are concerned this is the Year of the Non-specific Rodent Thing. But that only applies to the nieces and nephews, who all get a go at the same animal or there are bound to be arguments. Suddenly I have been asked for a few of these on a commission basis: over the last fortnight I have also encountered spelling cats, sea creatures and winged lizards. There seems to be a modest demand, so I have put up a listing on Etsy:¬†https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/181733790/ I will be interested…

Rodent Spelling Animals in watercolour and pencil

The Year of the Non-specific Rodent Thing

My first post of the year, but in Spelling Animals we are still in last year. Like the Chinese New Year, the changeover doesn’t happen for some time… So, being as this is the year of the Non-specific Rodent Creature, here is Georgia’s card, done in a flurry of ultra-busy some time before Christmas and never posted on the blog.