Mail Art Postcard. No. 4723…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: Rockefeller red, gusset green, portmanteau pink, khedive khaki, festschrift faun, and the colour of the funny rash that Peter had for a month last winter.
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As you see from the number on this fine piece of work (another of my mail art postcards, a simple collage on bright card using clippings from that dreadful British TV listings magazine What’s On TV) it is a fairly recent one – it was glued together along with several others only last week whilst watching Green For Danger on TV.

Goodness me, this looks like a pretty serious piece of TV drama – not the sort of thing I’d watch of course, so I’m afraid I can’t tell you what it is – I’m sure someone will eagerly dive into my comments box to set us all straight though.
It must be strange for actors (well actors are strange animals anyway), to be asked, or rather ordered, to turn up mid-morning for a publicity photo shoot, to get into their costumes, to slap on a bit of make up, and just for a few minutes to ‘get into character’ while the snotty bossy photographer does his/her snapping:
‘Do try to keep still luvvie! Yes, I know it’s chilly in here… Alright, look here… Come on! Try to look sullen and moody like you did a minute ago – yes, yes, that’s it! Good!… Alright, you two can scuttle off to the pub now… Thank you darlings, see you again soon!…’
What caught my eye when thumbing through the TV guide, apart from this tense meaningful scene, was the caption – yes, dear reader, that line pasted below the picture is from the original caption – it was of course the odd wording. I am familiar with the phrase ‘come to a head’ and the idea of someone or something being ‘tense’, but mixing the two, to me sounded, or rather looked, a bit odd. Things come to a tense head – see, how I added to this ‘tenseness’ by cutting out the rectangle with the chap’s eyes on – works rather well I think. Hm, yes, not too bad a postcard then…

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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7 Responses to Mail Art Postcard. No. 4723…

  1. Sharon Mann says:

    Oh my, you can cut this tension with a knife. The title is funny, does it mean “good things will come your way if you have a tense head?”

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