Category Archives: instruction

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

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Orson Welles lookalike twins are Sally and Melinda Bloot. Come on, waddle up, and sit on the sofa and chat with us for a few minutes – I love your padding and convincing beards by … Continue reading

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It’s just a bit waxy, that’s all…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘paper heraldry’ – a derogatory term for accessories, such as crests, designed after heraldry ceased to have a practical function, which could not have been used for their original purpose. Someone once … Continue reading

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A few short items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to slit the wrapping with a suitable implement and remove, rub it down with something soft and fluffy, tickle the underparts with a moistened finger end, stand back a couple of paces and … Continue reading

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Yes, I think I’m in the mood for spam!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s octopus is the one showing off in the music shop by playing Chopin preludes on three pianos at once. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, recently I have experienced a glut of spam. I really only said that so … Continue reading

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Squirming decalcomania…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word word… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Look out! Here comes some black acrylic paint and graphite!… Decalcomania monoprint. 2010. Black acrylic paint and pencil on white drawing paper about … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 34…

But first… Today’s instruction is to fold the external flaps inwards to form a symmetrical diamond pattern, and then press them flat with a gloved hand; put a blob of silicone sealant in the centre, and only then open the … Continue reading

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Finding worms in a natural way…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me, Alfred Hitchcock, and Anthony Perkins drinking tea and eating ginger nuts in the motel reception on the set of Psycho in 1959. Just look … Continue reading

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