Stella drops something on the carpet…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: grim, prolegomenous, triapsidal, leucitic, coticular, pygidial, and frothy.

The Cloudy Day. 2015. Charcoal and pencil on paper, probably about 24″ x 18″.

‘Did you see the sky?’
‘Oh, good morning Stella my dear, do come in. The sky?’
‘Yes, it’s full of dark grey clouds, but with a low down livid streak of colour showing through a hole in it.’
‘Oh, what colour?’
‘Well, it’s not livid then, is it?’
‘Shut up you oaf! Is the kettle on? I want strong strong tea!’
Strong strong tea?’
‘Yes, and, I can use the word livid to mean anything I please David!’
‘Alright… Two teabags in your mug then. It’s funny that you mention clouds and sky phenomena today Stella.’
‘Oh why? And by the way I want plenty of biscuits – ginger nuts if poss!’
‘Because the drawing I have selected for you to sneer at today, does feature such clouds and aerial activity.’
‘Oh yes, so it does – but I’ve seen this before! It wasn’t like that outside though.’
‘I’m glad to hear it – sure you want two tea bags in your cup? It’s Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire Tea you know?’
‘Alright just the one then. Oh goody! Ginger nuts! There’s plenty of turbulence going on there David.’
‘Thank you, I do like a bit of turbulence in my drawings… And, you will have seen this drawing before, because I used the image on my recent Christmas card – I think I sent you one… By the way, why don’t you call me Dave, like every one else does?’
‘Because I’m not every one else David! Did you do those smudgy clouds with a finger end?’
‘Well, my finger end, with a bit of rag wrapped round it, dipped in charcoal dust…’
‘Rag and dust eh?… Nice tea this… Good old Taylors of H!’
‘Ever been to Harrogate Stella?’
‘It’s a bit of a stiff conservative town – you wouldn’t like it…’
‘I see… I’m sure the feeling would be mutual… Oh!…’
‘I’ve just spotted the tiny people at the bottom, in the corners – they’re all standing there watching…’
‘Yes, they are… Look!… You’ve dunked your ginger nut, taken it out of the cup and its wetted segment has flopped off onto the carpet – and I only vacuumed recently!’
‘How recently?’
‘Just two or three weeks ago… What are you doing?’
‘Just rubbing it in with my shoe, you won’t notice it when it’s dried out… I see you have the sun or moon up in the corner – you like including suns and moons don’t you?’
‘Yes, I do, it adds reality to the composition…’
‘What the hell do you mean by that, David?’
‘Er, I don’t know…’

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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2 Responses to Stella drops something on the carpet…

  1. Sharon Mann says:

    Lol, Stella needs some lessons from Miss Manners… Wow, Your art work today is an imaginative explosion. The added little people is the cherry on top!

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