Category Archives: art

Cherub, scarab, and arse…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for people to alternately clutch banknotes to their chests and jingle their coins in their pockets. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a photo from last year, it was probably taken round about October time. I … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4767…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Bichard Rurton and Malter Watthau. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I have just been in a quandary. Quandary – what a great sounding word that is! It sounds like some sort of quiet ecclesiastical building … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 39…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith (1892). I said, ‘I was in hopes that, if anything ever happened to me, the diary would be an endless source of … Continue reading

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So, why do you bother with art then?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dance is the Binasuan – come on let’s Binasuan around the flowerbeds! Hey Stella, don’t trip over that unruly shrub!… (B) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, creativity is funny thing, isn’t it? ‘Yes, it is Dave…’ You start … Continue reading

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Stella picks up a discarded tin…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s satsuma is the mouldy Christmas one discovered months later inside the piano. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Philosopher’s Bench, No. 2. (2009) Pencil on paper, probably about 24″ x 18″. ‘Ah, Stella, it’s you!…’ ‘What is?’ ‘Well, the … Continue reading

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Just a few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the Hamlet, the jackfish, the old world knifefish, the mooneye, the rock beauty, and the prickly shark. Well, I mean, sharks are pretty scary, but a prickly one! Goodness me!… … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the drunken one trying to climb onto the top of the host’s Steinway grand. (SG) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Captain Smales-Cubs boarded the 68 bus to West Norwood at Waterloo Station as ordered … Continue reading

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