Mail art postcard. No. 4669…

But first…
Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s interesting china teapot is the one shaped like the sound of a whinnying horse. A very poor pourer, this one.

Oh dear, this is a bit unpleasant, isn’t it?
But hold hard dear reader, this is just another of my innocuous and sometimes amusing mail art postcards, a simple collage on bright fluorescent card using clippings from that glossy, colourful, but dreary UK TV listings magazine What’s On TV.
At first glance I’ll bet you were wondering which bits of this image are stuck on, and which bits came along with the dog; you might initially go for the teeth, but of course it’s the eyes which are my contribution to the composition – oh, and that great big real dog nose easily comes second in the moist unpleasantness stakes!
What a thoroughly repulsive postcard – I mean, who would want to get this thing flopping through their letter box one bright sunny morning?
Dogs are cute, apparently – but they do have teeth like this.
All mother dogs tells their puppies very early on, ‘If you want humans to like you, try to keep your mouth shut most of the time, and instead work on your sad and happy cute eye movements! They really don’t like pink wet gums and sharp teeth showing, especially in the home environment!’
Just looking at this image as I type away, I think that having the human eyes combined with the teeth is much more upsetting than if the warm natural dog eyes were left showing. What do you think?
Hm… not a bad postcard I suppose, it’s certainly, er, striking!…

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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1 Response to Mail art postcard. No. 4669…

  1. Jheron Bash says:

    It’s not dog-eared though, is it?

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