More on the language of liquid

It is time to introduce you formally to the twenty-six otters of the alphabet. They have been made for me, from my original painting, by the wonderful team at The English Stamp Company.

Now it is time to use them and play.

The first thing I did was to use the capital otters to write the world otter.

For £30 (SOLD) this could be yours, signed. Just email me to secure and then donate £30 to Herefordshire’s campaign to place The Lost Words in Hereford schools. 

In their campaign you can pick the school you wish to support and choose to donate personally or anon. £30 will support 3 schools. After this first one has gone, anyone still wishing to have a stamped otter word can do so at £20 to the campaign. Or…

There is this, which is as Otter letters should be written. £40 ( SOLD) to the Hereford campaign will secure this one. Again, email me, using the email link.

Once this one has sold, if you desire the Otter Word then a minimum donation of £30 will see one coming your way.

And for decoding, here is the otter alphabet.

This is a sizeable piece, the first printing, and comes complete with error as I printed the ‘i’ upside down. 76 cms x 56, printed lettering. Signed. £500 to the Hereford school campaign will secure you this piece. It will be unique, as I hope to get all the letters the right way up next time! And….

Well, these are something I would not normally offer for sale. They are a piece that went wrong. I was trying to handwrite the otter letters of love in large size, but misjudged my placement and ran out of room. And ordinarily this is the kind of piece that I would have to dispose of, but, well, it seems quite fitting really. Love is always rather difficult and so this, now is ‘the Otter Letters of lov’ and instead of throwing it away I am offering it for sale, in exchange for £1000 donated to the Lambeth and Wandsworth Crowdfunder for The Lost Words. 

To secure the piece please email me first before making a donation, as it’s a one off. They only have 5 days left and a way to travel yet, and it would be amazing if the target could be achieved. Long ago I lived briefly in Wandsworth, before I realised that city life was not for me.  I loved the parks there, but the noise and pace and crowds were not what I needed. No reflection on London. Visiting is always good, especially to see the beautiful trees. but how wonderful would it be to see The Lost Words greening city schools? ( I will add the missing whiskers if a buyer wishes. Leave them out if not) It’s a big piece this, 105 x 75cms on beautiful thick watercolour paper.

To give you an idea of what a ‘bargain’ the Three letters of lov are, below is the word ‘soul’, also known as The Soul of Otters, also in sumi ink and river water ( both are painted with Solva Woollen Mill river water) and this piece will be for sale at £3 000, at some point.

Soul is written in joined up otter writing…. there will be more. Money for the Soul goes to me though, because even artists and their children need to eat.

These otters feed my soul.


About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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