That Christmas pudding…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the smell of Uncle Barry’s Christmas cigar.

DSCN4239Here’s a picture I took a few days ago. Taking a photo of a Christmas pudding poster in the street is about as festive as I get. It would have been better if there had been a sprinkling of crisp white snow on the ground though, don’t you think?… Still, never mind, it’ll have to do as it is…
What do you think of the composition? Does it make you feel uneasy, having the frame chopped away in that brutally rectangular manner? It looks a bit like a computer screen where someone has temporarily dragged the ‘pudding window’ off to one side.
It’s a serendipitous composition really, I think I was lucky pressing the button at that moment.
‘Why Dave?…’
Well, to get that retreating blurred black car in a suitable place – is its dark round shape ‘echoing’ that of the pud, or am I being a bit too arty about all this? Of course, if I was being really arty, I’d draw your attention to the motion of the car and compare it to the sinister brooding stillness of the flaming pud… Just look at the brute, sitting there, hot, heavy, fleshy, fruity, reeking of warm evaporating alcohol – hey, pass that jug of thick white brandy sauce over here…
Oh, I’ve had enough of this twaddle! I’m off to make a cup of tea…
Season’s greetings to you all – my dear readers!…


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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