Mail Art Postcard No. 4566…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, appearing as a semi-mummified man with a skull-cap and was-djed-ankh sceptre, is the god Ptah from Memphis. His associations are creator and craftsmen. (Ptah)

Hey! Let’s have a postcard today! It seems ages since we looked at one of those!

Is this scary enough for you dear reader?…
Just another of my mail art postcards, a simple collage on bright card using snippets from that awful UK TV listings magazine What’s On TV.
Now, I don’t know if the lady on the right here is a real police officer or just an actor playing one in some ghastly soap opera. Do police officers have daintily shaped shirt collars like that? Possibly they do, but I can’t say I’ve noticed them – her hair looks just a bit too ‘flyaway’ as well – a proper copper would probably have it in a regulation ‘severe bun’ hidden under her hat so it wouldn’t flap about and look slatternly when chasing ne’er-do-well scallywags through shopping precincts on busy Saturday afternoons.
Oh, but my! Don’t those lips suit the dog? They go so well with her eyes, I’m sure she’s a bitch. I can see jollity there, can’t you? Actually, just looking at this composition now, she seems by far the more composed and relaxed of the two of them – I think the lady cop is trying a bit too hard. I imagine the photographer saying, ‘Come on, let’s see those teeth. Smile more!… Smile more!… That’s it! Just hold that!…’ Click… But the cheeky bitch seems very used to all this palava, and she just smiles, nods serenely, and looks confident and beautiful…

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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5 Responses to Mail Art Postcard No. 4566…

  1. Dana Doran says:

    You brought up soap operas….adding a touch of context – Susan Lucci appeared in a daytime soap for 41 years in ‘merica….

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