Category Archives: irony

Mail Art Postcard No. 4705…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one trumpeting Ravel’s Bolero very loudly as she stands at the bar mixing cocktails. (RB) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A very simple collage on bright card, a mail art postcard, using clippings … Continue reading

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A balcony rant…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the 1969 moon lander – not a very good pourer, but very stable on the table. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Hey Miles, how are you getting on with designing the … Continue reading

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Rambling on about the ‘rules’ of art and composition…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: practical pink, febrile fawn, victorious violet, sacrilegious sienna, bruised blue, and tantalising tan. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I was lying in bed the other morning, trying to persuade myself that I should get up, as proper … Continue reading

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Mostly black and white, as you might expect…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word gooseberry. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> An acquaintance of mine, whom I haven’t seen for a year or two, sent me a message on a social medium (social media) … Continue reading

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1956 – ‘Bossy’ is puzzled…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, appearing as a child with the full and crescent moons as a headdress, is the god Khonsu. His cult centre is Thebes and (unsurprisingly) his association is the moon. (K) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What … Continue reading

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Twanging guitars and growing up…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: Bognor black, reptile rouge, goblin green, anticlimax azure, wet white, vulture violet, and buzzing beige. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As long as I can remember I have loved and wanted guitars (even at this late stage … Continue reading

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This not art No. 23…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for banknotes to slither and shuffle into dark corners and for coins to fidget and clank about in deep trouser pockets. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, dear reader, don’t you love the carefree uninhibited style … Continue reading

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