Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I am spelling challenged.

I know this is nothing new to some of you.

For those that have begun following this blog- you're probably beginning to notice this.

My apologies.

I try.  I really do.  My mother would grill me every night on my spelling list when I was a kid.

When I got 100% we would celebrate by going to Denny's on Friday night.

Believe it or not we ended up eating at Denny's quite often.  I'd do anything as a kid to get those Denny's pancakes with the giant scoop of butter on top.

Okay, so perhaps over time my parents lowered their standards and we'd go to Denny's on a Friday night even if I got an 85%.

Eventually my parents liked going out to eat on Friday nights so much that I probably could have flunked my spelling tests and we would still venture out.

(Thankfully they raised their standards of restaurant choices though.)

But growing up and surrounding myself by fellow creative people and artists, I began seeing a connection.....

....other artists were spelling challenged as well.

I WASN'T ALONE. ((Phew!))

Okay, so I know there are exceptions out there.  If you are an artist, please don't be insulted by my blanket statement.  Kudos to you!

But for the rest of us, apparently we have an extra gene that makes spelling a hard concept for us.

So that's my excuse and I'm running with it.

Thankfully I married a fellow artist who is spelling challenged as well.

(This doesn't bode well for our children..... sorry kids!)

Mark Twain, whose spelling was criticized, once said, "I don't think much of a man that can spell a word only one way!."

Now that is one creative man I can agree with.


  1. Spelling when English isn't your mother tongue is even more fun believe me.. :)))

  2. I can only imagine! And let me say, that Google website translator gadget you have on your blog is really cool! :)

  3. Thanks.. though sometimes I dont understand what that translator is trying to say :)) well only the main idea is usually clear :D