Category Archives: art

‘Skinny’ will be on the receiving end…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: apagogic, aplanatic, anouros, antiscorbutic, apodal, and umbrageous. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whoa!… It’s alright, this is just a nicely done drawing on page 98 of my battered and tattered copy of that junk shop … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Orache (1932): The lamplight, which on winter mornings seemed always of a dull tawny tint, shone on the rosined linoleum, on the shelves lining the walls, on the … Continue reading

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Still life with rubber band…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to sit cross-legged chanting the vowels of the alphabet (you may include the letter Y if you wish) with your eyes closed. Wiggle the fingers of your right hand and the toes of … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4578…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is point – the base of a shield cut off by a horizontal line. I had my coat of arms done with a point, but I got fed up with it and had … Continue reading

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An afternoon in Leeds City Art Gallery…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s featured rodent is Val’s gundi – he’s very cute. (VG) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The city of Leeds, about an hour away from Dulltown on the train, has a pretty good art gallery, however a while back its … Continue reading

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Spatter Painting No. 9…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the pink plastic one shaped like President Trump’s head. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Spatter Painting No. 9. (2015) Acrylic paint and black ink on drawing paper, 28″ x 21″. Yes, here’s another fairly expensive … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise rubs elbow…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word topiary. (T) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As it is currently UK City of Culture here, there is an open-topped double-decker bus you can go on which takes you … Continue reading

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