Category Archives: cool

Lino prints? Well, what else should I do?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s novelty pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the hoot of an owl on a moonless night. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You might think that, calling myself a surrealist artist, I would have plenty of strange and arty … Continue reading

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Crush character names, free for all…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature an all-pervading drabness, with sparse gusts rattling the privet, a leaden cloud the size of the Titanic will visit all parts, and by nightfall a creeping miasma may be detected by all … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 48…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: glutinous, abaxial, avital, majuscular, thelytokous, nonillionth, and clammy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As we in the West read, and concomitantly absorb our view of the world from the left to the right, we must … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the café hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to sit by an upstairs window of your house and when people walk past, tap on the glass to attract their attention, and then hold up large photographs of your bare elbows. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Dave, that lino print looks like a…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Boston blue, Birmingham blue, Bridlington blue, Bolton blue, Batley blue, Bermondsey blue, Bognor Regis blue, and Redcar red. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The early days of the design for this piece of work was … Continue reading

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Doom in the pedestrianised area…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s giraffe is the one waiting for Amazon to deliver his new lockdown mask, so he can go off to the post office to buy stamps. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you may have gathered from my earlier posts, … Continue reading

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Rambling on about teeth, and masks…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: tenebrae, pemphigus, compursion, roker, bonduc, and elytrum. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s avatar first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning – extra marks … Continue reading

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Is that a satsuma Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Sham Separd. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What’s it called?… You know, when as some cyclic thing finishes, it automatically starts again, and the whole thing goes on and on – and so on? A … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4679…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I am currently re-reading: One day, as she was standing at the corner of the street, a fellow on a red motorcycle, whom … Continue reading

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Yes, it was in an old cardboard box…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: highwayman heliotrope, pirate pink, mugger mauve, bounder brown, mountebank magenta, villain violet, and postman puce. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The council people came yesterday and emptied the blue recycling bin. I wheeled it back … Continue reading

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But what about photography?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s oath from the Victorian underworld is, I wish my bloody eyes may drop out!… (From Bozzimacoo: Origins and Meanings of Oaths & Swear Words by Mary Marshall. 1975) Click. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘What do you think of … Continue reading

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The lino print with ‘F’s in it…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Tpday’s typing error was made during the typing of the word ‘Today’s’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Lino print. 2020. Oil-based ink on thin Japanese Kizuki 4 Monme paper, about A4 in size. I think I might call the collection … Continue reading

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Some pre-isolation snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Beff Jridges. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Luckily I have a good wad of these ‘overheard and misheard’s ripped-out notebook pages stored up from more carefree days. In the cafés back then, when I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Chatting about René Magritte…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s novelty pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the howl of a wolf on the night of the full moon. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘You like that artist, Magritte, don’t you?’ ‘Oh yes, I do, very much.’ ‘Well, … Continue reading

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Now wash your hands please…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: badminton blue, croquet cerise, rugby russet, golf grey, billiards black, polo pink, hurling heliotrope, and bruise brown. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It can be a mucky business, lino printing. Really though, you have to … Continue reading

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Just a few skimpy and thinned out items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: calamus, wazir, riparian, nilgal, hoity-toity, and dishabille. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s online session first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor … Continue reading

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It’s that zigzag one…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I am currently re-reading: She (Elizabeth) was the daughter of a well-known theatrical manager, a willowy, wispy, fair-haired girl with colourless eyes and … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4783…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Holdie Gawn. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s alright, nothing to worry about. It’s only a silly mail art postcard, a simple collage on bright card using clippings from that trashy UK TV listings magazine, … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub (from pre-isolation days)…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s very nice fish names are: the Arrowtooth Eel, the Green Spotted Puffer, the Lenok, the Nurseryfish, and the Graveldiver. If you had a cute puppy that you wanted to name after a fish, which one … Continue reading

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Stella stands well back…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I have just decided to re-read. This is the opening paragraph, which unfortunately gives away the whole plot: Once upon a time there … Continue reading

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