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Stella wears fluorescent…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: haughty, scutellate, hircine, suffruticose, excurrent, byssaceous, and rumbling. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ship of Fools. 1990. Charcoal and pencil on paper, probably about 24″ by 18″ ‘Hello! Who’s that?’ ‘Hoy…’ ‘What do you mean, … Continue reading

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Hey! That print’s done!…

Bur first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Daris Doy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A few days ago I treated you to a photo of the preparatory work for a new lino print design, which included a sliced and heavily buttered hot … Continue reading

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So, how is he doing?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather nice fish names are: the Central Mudminnow, the Frogfish, the Coelacanth, the Gibberfish, the Jewelfish, and the Merluccid Hake. If you were invited to a nice fancy dress party where people were to go … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4780…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s 19th c. US expletive is ‘Grease Us Twice’! A very nice rhythmic euphemism for Jesus Christ. Come on, let’s practice saying it – we can try to slip it into any conversations that we might … Continue reading

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Could you stand another lino print idea?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to apply the gummy green substance in the white tube in tiny amounts behind the ears, sniff the contents of the jar marked with an ‘X’ for a moment, push your socks down … Continue reading

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Without having to stoop at all…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s cuttlefish is the one peering into this morning’s Financial Times, grunting, banging the table, and uttering expletives concerning the Chancellor of the Exchequer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I have always found it very satisfying and beneficial to my … Continue reading

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The lino print that might be ‘figurative’…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s hot word is Tokamak. (Click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I seem to have slipped into a routine, of before showing you a finished lino print, building the anticipation by slipping in a photograph of the early days of … Continue reading

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Mum, what are those funny voices?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s polar bear is the one going round town shopping for sun hats, sun cream, and sunglasses. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mummy…’ ‘Yes dear?’ ‘Why are the people on the radio singing their songs in those funny voices? ‘Funny … Continue reading

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Lolling, twanging blues riffs…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: sackbut, araba, veridical, peruke, featous, and oppugn. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s online session first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. As the … Continue reading

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An early interest in kerbs…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: ruler red, bradawl blue, punch purple, file fawn, pliers pink, gouge green, oilstone orange, and hacksaw heliotrope. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I remember when I was quite young, a child, looking at the road … Continue reading

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Two or three handfuls of juniper berries…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a loud prolonged sigh in the crypt of a large cathedral. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Don’t just stand there!… Come on!… Let’s dive back in time and visit the strange … Continue reading

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Oh no, it’s coming crashing through!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lovely stringed musical instrument is the Pipa: Click here to hear. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, I like to leave a few days between my showing you the preparatory drawing for a lino print and the finished thing … Continue reading

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Another lino idea…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dance is the Baishou Dance. Come on! Let’s Baishou round the garden on the dewy grass – but don’t trip over that carelessly discarded rake!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I don’t know how these ideas keep popping up, … Continue reading

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Tea stains, barens, and bent spoons…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s delightful fish names are: The Arrowtooth Eel, the Chum Salmon, the Coffinfish, the Forehead Brooder, the Kokopu, and the Dojo Loach. I think that I’d get on quite well with the Chum Salmon, but I’d … Continue reading

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Drama in the back street…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s suit of armour is complete except for one vambrace, which was missing when it came back from the cleaners. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s another photograph of mine from last December – do you think it is … Continue reading

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A good deal of rubbing with a wet towel…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s longish quotation is another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark: She fell asleep quite suddenly, as though she had stopped speaking in the middle of sentence, when the electric light was already … Continue reading

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Those difficult to hang pictures…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather nice fish names are: the Yellow and Black Triplefin, the Surf Sardine, the Roughy, the Spinefoot, and the Tubeshoulder. If you had a dog named after one of these fish, which name would you … Continue reading

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Swabbed over the surface…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, the one appearing as a mummified man with Atef-crown, holding a crook and flail, is the god Osiris. His associations are: death, afterlife, rebirth, fertility, and agriculture. It looks like he has … Continue reading

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The lino print viewing dilemma…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one that was eventually found between velum leaves 136 and 137 of the Book of Kells. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> About a week ago, dear reader, I showed you a photograph of the front … Continue reading

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No, but what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s random dictionary words are: araeostyle, theow, weasand, mizmaze, impocket, and glume. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for tomorrow’s online breakfast link with Professor Mouldie. Warning: the professor will … Continue reading

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