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It’s probably a bit too cute Dave…

But first…Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather nice fish names are: the False Brotula, the Kahawai, the Noodlefish, the Horsefish, the Modoc Sucker, and the Slender Mola. If you were visiting an aquarium with someone you wanted to impress, and you pointed … Continue reading

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It’s time for linoleum!…

But first…Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: sodden, Mandaean, exponible, protreptic, circumforaneous, banausic, and sluggish.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Linoleum!… Linoleum!…Sounds like the start of the national anthem of that small European country, the Kingdom of Linolea.No, no, dear reader, it’s just my … Continue reading

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It’s just an old Rank Strand 123 Fresnel…

But first…Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Flann O’Brien’s very strange 1930s novel The Third Policeman:As there was no side that I could see I thought the house must be triangular with its apex pointing towards me, but when I … Continue reading

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That lino print…

But first…Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: grasping, unicameral, Priapic, flanched, klephtic, calcarate, and bushy.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, when a couple of days ago, I was blathering on, trying desperately to fill space, talking about my design for a lino print, … Continue reading

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Dave, I’ll bet that sketch is for another lino print!…

But first…Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: rubbery, arcuated, lappeted, myrmecoid, santalaceous, objurgative, and bouncy.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dear reader, are you ready for the familiar ‘build up’ to another lino print? Or are you fed up with this sort of thing, … Continue reading

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Danger! Lino Print!…

 But first…Dulltown, UK: Today’s octopus is the one juggling empty beer cans and singing Oasis songs rather badly, in a city centre shop doorway.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, a couple of days ago dear reader, I shared with you a photograph of a … Continue reading

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Dave, is that another lino print design?…

But first…Dulltown, UK: Today’s nice suit of medieval armour is the one that would be complete, but for a missing guardbrace. Click.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, dear reader, this drawing looks a bit vague, doesn’t it? Just a diagonal line and a couple … Continue reading

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Oh, it’s her again!…

But first…Dulltown, UK: Today’s very silly word is ‘filigree’.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, dear reader, I’ll bet you’ve been on the edge of your seat, on tenterhooks perhaps, or lying awake in the night, your mind buzzing with possibilities, wondering what my linocut … Continue reading

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That’s a daft idea Dave…

But first…Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found amongst the crumpled paper in the bottom of a carton just arrived from Amazon.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> No, but I mean, well, Salvador Dali had a go at it, as did Marcel … Continue reading

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Look out! Here comes another lino print!…

But first…Dulltown, UK: Today’s suit of armour is the one that is in very good condition, except for a pretty large and noticeable dent right in the middle of the cuirass. (click here)>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, dear reader, you may recall that … Continue reading

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Upside down ‘L’s for windows?…

But first…Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Flann O’Brien’s 1930s novel, The Third Policeman:…the Sergeant and MacCruiskeen were talking about their figures.‘Six point nine six three circulating.’ MacCruiskeen was saying.‘High,’ said the Sergeant. ‘Very high. There must be a ground … Continue reading

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An extra artwork with every edition of prints…

But first…Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old Polaroid snapshot is the one of me and Dick Van Dyke grinning at each other over a couple of milk shakes during the filming of Mary Poppins in 1963.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, following on from the … Continue reading

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Well, I suppose it does dazzle a bit, Dave…

But first…Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: zoetrope, pemmican, laeotropic, phylum, gru-gru, and comity. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s Zoom session first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Extra marks will … Continue reading

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I was thinking about camouflage…

But first…Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is my final one from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark:Stage directions for last silent scene: door – wide open. Table – thrust away from it. Carpet – bulging up at table foot … Continue reading

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New Job – First Day, the lino print…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s novel pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a quiet prayer on a dark stormy night. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As promised a couple of days ago (click here), here is a sample of one of the finished … Continue reading

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Lino printing – what a lark it is!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusually long quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933, very witty, but downhill-all-the-way, novel Laughter in the Dark: She, (Margot) consulted the telephone book and rang up unknown individuals, shops, and business firms. She ordered prams … Continue reading

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It was almost a complete mesh…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: queasy, flagitious, symphyseal, wandle, iatric, and woolly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You may recall dear reader, a couple of days ago I waffled on about trying to draw some stripy things which were, for … Continue reading

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Is that for another lino print Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s 17th and 18th c. American expletive is Holy fishcats! In the US, for some reason, the word ‘cat’ managed to become a euphemism for ‘God’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Meanwhile, back in the workshop… You might think that … Continue reading

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I always like to add something cute to the picture…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found in Dr Watson’s waistcoat pocket. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Do you like the intriguing title of today’s post, dear reader? As you might have observed, when I embark on a new … Continue reading

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So, is it a bird, or not?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s word, remembered from chemistry lessons back at school is, plumbum. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Two or three days ago I entitled my post ‘Recycling that bird thing’. I was designing a new lino print and had introduced into … Continue reading

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