Category Archives: seeing

I do like a bit of Shakespeare…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for people to continue to believe that economic growth is a good thing. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On television: A couple of days ago I noticed that there was some Shakespeare coming up on one … Continue reading

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Oh, I think it’s just landed…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Black Jack. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s one I snapped back in March. Well, you can see why I was attracted to it, can’t you? ‘Are those yellow things buttercups, Dave?’ I don’t know. … Continue reading

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Lino, lino, lino – lino mad!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: supernatant, yoldring, horal, epact, lectisternium, and cargoose. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s podcast first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will … Continue reading

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Kid’s stuff in the gallery…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s coiled reptile is the one lying in wait at the back of the kitchen cutlery drawer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s been going on for decades and decades. The council-run art gallery here in Dulltown have an annual … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads want us to do?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: crackly, Barmecidal, sposhy, xiphoid, schizopodal, facinorous, and spongy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Don’t miss out! – bold bright blooms! – multiply your winnings 500 times! – go behind the scenes – lowest ever fibre … 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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Some cobbled together short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: boxy, Bajocian, varsal, quotidian, lageniform, pterygoid, and woolly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you might know dear reader, I used to do these ‘short but pithy’ compilations quite regularly, but with the great lockdown … 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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Smiling through the onions…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s made-up word is Tembrit. It does sound plausible, doesn’t it? But Google just asked me if I meant: cembrit, termerit, tembria, or tembit? No, Google, I meant Tembrit – are you sure you can’t find … Continue reading

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Lockdown with the apparitions…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: chechia, parvise, seton, wanty, introit, faldstool, and comburgess. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s lockdown-interactive-podcast-on-screen-lecture first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor … Continue reading

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Football for Surrealists. No. 6…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s suit of armour is the one which is complete except for a missing left sabaton – we have searched the museum high and low for days, but still not found it. What someone would want … Continue reading

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Hey, that lino print’s done!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark: Margot: ‘And you really don’t despise me?’ she asked, smiling through her tears, which was difficult, since there were no tears to smile through. … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 49…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s cuttlefish is the one just about to make a tentative start on Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What a beautiful, delicate, and dynamic piece this is! Every tiny detail, every wisp of paper, every … Continue reading

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Rambling and ranting on aesthetics…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Satrick Pwayze. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I overheard someone discussing whether some person they knew had an aesthetic sense or not. Of course, it’s not really one of the physical ‘senses’, is it? I … 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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How about a lino print with music?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the Milky Way galaxy, all the shavings go into the super massive black hole in the centre, so that it never needs emptying. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s the lino … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4833…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Tpoday’s typing error is the word Tpoday’s. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A mail art postcard, a simple collage on bright card using clippings from that asinine UK TV listings magazine What’s On TV. Actually only the eyes come from … 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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It’s that one with the stripes…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s random dictionary words are: mease, raccahout, Tylopoda, interfenestration, barilla, and amylum. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s podcast first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Something to … Continue reading

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Some chevrons and some squelchy grass…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Mette Bidler. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Do you like the catchy, but intriguing title of today’s post? HaveĀ  you been drawn in by it, dear reader? Back in January I was walking over the … Continue reading

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