Tuesday, October 12, 2010


If you have been reading my blog, it didn't take you long to figure out that I can't spell! I know...a blogger that can't spell! But I can't and I depend on spellcheck to catch my mistakes. Often times this is like depending on mapquest, not 100% accurate! So I have been humbled many times as I'll read over a published post of mine, only to find I had misspelled something. CRAP!
What's really ironic is I use the written word in my artwork. So I'm a blogger who can't spell AND uses words in her artwork.
Not sure if I'm brave or just plain dumb but in this case ignorence is bliss.
What's wrong with this picture?
CHEERIES?? What! Did I really write CHEERIES?! CRAP!
Now what?

Came up with this solution and sold these pieces first thing at the next art show I did. Had to laugh! Luckily the client laughed too after sharing my mistake. So glad they didn't demand their money back.

Recently I learned that using words in art is called TYPOGRAPHY.
  • ty·pog·ra·phy n. pl. ty·pog·ra·phies 1. a. The art and technique of printing with movable type. b. The composition of printed material from movable type. 2. The arrangement and appearance of printed matter.
Wow, didn't know there was a name for this. So now I'm a Mixed Media Typography Artist.
So fancy!:)

I decided I would'nt hit "spellcheck" today, thought you would enjoy a good laugh.

I have a fun themed art project to share with you on Friday so stop over and visit! xo


  1. How funny! I'm right there with you...I am so rusty that I can't remember how to spell words, like "coaxed" the other day. I put it into google...cokest, coakst. Finally, I just chose another word.

    What a great solution for your painting. BTW, at first glance, I thought, looks right to me! :)

  2. love your new pieces sister! i laughed out loud when you told the story of the cheeries, when we were at the lake...what i really love is that you were so creative with your misspelling...no mistakes in art, right?
    love ya!

  3. LOL Totally been there done that! :) I recently made a block that said FAMILY... only I spelled it FAMIY... ?! LOL I didn't catch it, my husband didn't catch it. We left it at a show and the owner of the shop didn't catch it... she even had a photo of it as advertising! Then someone who purchased it asked if I could replace it with one that was spelled correctly! :)I ♥ typography! Can't wait to see what fun thing you are going to teach us on Friday! ♥ ♥

  4. Cheeries! Oh my, how about hosypants... Guess that one!