Monthly Archives: March 2016

Clearly visible in a darkened room…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s item of fruit is the single green grape, detached from its family bunch which is draped languidly over the rim of the highly polished mahogany bowl in the centre of the circular white marble side … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s colours are: red white and blue, brown, brown, brown, brown, and brown. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Wah, wu, wha!… Is it?…’ ‘A blebby abbot and me…’ ‘But I enjoyed kicking it Joe!’ ‘I’d give tommering a go.’ ‘Panny … Continue reading

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Oh, misery and woe…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me sitting with Marilyn Monroe on the edge of a sunlit pool in Los Angeles back in 1958. See, we are wearing matching sunglasses. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4564…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the word ‘preternatural’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hello?… Yes?… Oh, right… No, no, I really am sorry Your Majesty… No… I didn’t mean any disrespect, well perhaps just a little bit, and… No, … Continue reading

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A walk packed with significance…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from A Study in Scarlet: (Watson and Holmes in a cab) It was a foggy, cloudy morning, and a dun-coloured veil hung over the house-tops looking like the reflection … Continue reading

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Aesthetics and vandalism…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s fruit is the lone banana snuggled down in brown paper desperately trying to ripen. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What’s this photo then? Is it abstract art? Well it is, and it isn’t. Then again, it isn’t, but now … Continue reading

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Gosh, your paintings are very nice…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: sodden, capreolate, hortative, supine, sessile, and fluffy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, you are a youngish artist – you do artwork of some kind, things that people seem to like, and they say to you, ‘These … Continue reading

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