Monthly Archives: November 2016

Spatter painting No. 17…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to cut the four strips of yellow and black tape with a sharp craft knife, slide the device horizontally out of its packaging and lay it on a table, peel off the transparent … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: amerce, weasand, purim, lubber, riparian, sudder, and menhaden. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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Uncle Dave’s photo club: In praise of little cameras…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the goddess Anuket with her tall plumed headdress and her papyrus sceptre. She is ‘the huntress’ and is often associated with cataracts. (Anuket) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Cameras, of course, are just tools for … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 11…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s 19th c. American expletive is, Grease us twice! – a very nice and acceptable replacement for Jesus Christ! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This is a scanned 35mm negative from my days of old-style black and white, film and … Continue reading

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Enquire Within (19). ‘Heat marks on waiters are difficult to move…’

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from The High Window (1943): I looked in the reception room. It was empty of everything except the smell of dust. I threw open another window, unlocked the communicating door and … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4498…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for banknotes to flutter in the fiscal wind and for thick heavy coins to wear the bottoms of your pockets away. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> No, no!… Don’t look!… Avert your eyes dear reader!… Ah, … Continue reading

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Slow queue this, isn’t it?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and James Dean trying on leather jackets outside a used clothing store near the La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles in 1954. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Excuse … Continue reading

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