Mail Art Postcard No. 4490…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: aitchbone, fishgig, optime, studdle, yerba, and ogdoad. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn up wearing the robes of a Pope, a Papal tiara, and carrying a gold cross taped to a broom handle, you should not draw attention to, remark on this, or allow it to distract you from your studies.
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Here we go again!
It’s another of my quick and silly mail art postcards, a simple collage on bright card using clippings ripped from that awful British TV guide, What’s On TV.
Yes, I do keep on employing the ‘stick-on eyes’ technique don’t I? – But it is so easy to do, and it is so effective – our brains readily accept the imposition of a pair of new eyes on an existing face, and a new ‘expression’ is instantly formed – an expression conveying all sorts of emotions and moods can come from this juxtaposition, which are not present in the original clippings.
What I like about this one is that all three of the characters have ‘eye features’ – one real, the spectacles, and two with the stuck on clippings. Of course the only one of them engaging with, and catching the eye of the viewer is this very cute dog. Our two humans seem to be pretending to be cheerful and enthusiastic, they are probably actors, just look at those smiles! But I think our canine friend has realised that this is just some publicity shoot for a crass TV show – and that he is only there for his pretty face – he would rather be off somewhere sniffing dirty things, and burying a bone or two – his eyes say it all…

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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8 Responses to Mail Art Postcard No. 4490…

  1. Yes, the little dog looks quite fed up doesn’t he? I do like the way you have done the blonde ones eyes! They are far too close together for comfort and that huge fake smile makes her look like she is planning some evil deed! Also, I see Professor Mouldie is getting into the Easter Spirit, good for him – I just hope he knows how to wear a tiara with suitable aplomb!

    • Dave Whatt says:

      “Suitable aplomb” – what a very nice phrase that is, do you mind if I steal it for use later dear Scribbler?
      By the way, how are you two feeling? Better I hope?

      • Oh of course! The more these wonderful phrases are used, the less they will decline in favour of “lol” and “omg” and suchlike! And thank you for your kind wishes – I am marginally better than he is (probably because I refuse to give in to these pesky viruses) and yesterday we were informed of the imminent arrival of our daughter who is between houses at the moment. That would be fine, but she has a cat. And we have a dog. So I’m thinking my house is going to be something akin to a Tom & Jerry cartoon over the next few days…..oh the joys. 😀

      • Dave Whatt says:

        Oh dear, cats and dogs! Tricky, being between houses… Have fun!…

      • Crisis averted apparently. Change of plan means she isn’t staying here with us. Gosh she like to keep us on our toes, ha!

  2. Jheron Bash says:

    I also like the fact that you’ve used the word “juxtaposition” again! Just slipped in naturally …

  3. Jheron Bash says:

    Well mine too actually. Fancy that!

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