Mail Art Postcard No. 4492…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s specially selected adjectives are: weetingly, panomphaean, portly, corrigent, archiepiscopal, and damp.
Which one of these will you choose to slide into your conversation today?

Are you ready for another of my super bright intriguing mail art collage fluorescent postcards dear reader? (mail art)

WP F 4492 DSCN3598A startling little image isn’t it? Does it make you smile, or does it make you recoil in shock, and possibly let your laptop slip from your trembling knees to land on its vulnerable plastic corner on the hard floor, never to work again?…
It is quite powerful though isn’t it?
Again, the dog face and the mouth are snipped from an old copy of the UK TV listings magazine What’s On TV – what a great source of aesthetic inspiration that magazine is, though it’s pretty bad in all other respects…
For me the interesting thing here is not particularly the addition of the female human mouth to the cute beast, but how it’s addition changes the look of the dog’s eyes – even though the mouth is smiling the eyes are now so sad and full of woe… No, no, please don’t get drawn by it – you could sit here for hours – the mystery of the smile – the look in the eyes – it’s rather like the Mona Lisa I suppose – but not quite as well done… It’s my ‘Mona Lisa for the twenty-first century’…
Snip, snip, snip, a couple of dabs of glue, and a dollop of serendipity – and there!… Surrealism made easy!… Come on dear reader – have a go – you can be a mad artist too!…

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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