Category Archives: drawing

I say you chaps! Queer noises in the night!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Naos – the sanctuary or principal chamber of a Greek temple, containing the statue of the god. I was thinking of building a naos in my house and having a statue of … Continue reading

Posted in archeology, architecture, art, books, design, drama, drawing, fashion, history, humour, information, reading, school, style, surrealism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Stella and my favourite things…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is – ‘As daft as two brushes…’ (Of course the insult ‘daft as a brush’ is slightly puzzling – someone once told me the original version was ‘Soft as a brush, and … Continue reading

Posted in art, composition, conversation, cool, creation, drawing, food, Grumpiness, humour, irony, painting, smiling, style, surrealism, thinking, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

It is packed with smashing features!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual white china teapot is the one shaped like a jolly elephant – see the raised trunk is the spout, and just look at those great big ears – you know, I’m sure he’s listening … Continue reading

Posted in advertising, archeology, art, books, drawing, history, humour, information, learning, people, reading, style | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Do watch your step Your Majesty!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: boxy, flippant, limitrophe, roisting, toddling, mancipatory, and scolecid. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I wonder if the people, the masons and the tilers, who hundreds of years ago, designed those tiled floors in geometric patterns … Continue reading

Posted in adjectives, architecture, art, brain, cafe, celebrities, design, drawing, history, information, religion, seeing, serendipity, style, surrealism, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Stella and the nasty creations…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, appearing as a ram, or man with a ram’s head, is the god Khnum. His cult centres are Elephantine and Esna, his attributes: creator, potter, cataract, fertile soil. (Khnum) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Aphrodite at … Continue reading

Posted in adjectives, art, British film, conversation, creation, drawing, existentialism, Film, green, history, humour, religion, style, surrealism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

It was a mere speck on Condor’s screen…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from the Sherlock Holmes story: The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton: Holmes: “See here!” He took a neat little leather case out of a drawer, and opening it he … Continue reading

Posted in archeology, art, books, colours, composition, cool, creation, drawing, fine art prints, history, information, painting, reading, style, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Curtains for Yahoo…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s raspberry is the one that has somehow found itself in a bowl with a rowdy gang of shiny green apples. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Computers – they are constantly messing with you, and deliberately trying to upset you, … Continue reading

Posted in advertising, art, brain, cafe, design, drawing, Grumpiness, humour, information, seeing, style, surrealism, thinking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments