Category Archives: style

Mail art postcard. No. 4781…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today‚Äôs quotation is from the Vladimir Nabokov novel King, Queen, Knave (1928), which I am currently re-reading: It was warm in the room where around the aged chandelier, with grey little glass pendants like dirty icicles, … Continue reading

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Oh look, another smudge drawing…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one sitting reading the Financial Times, waving his trunk around, and scowling. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As I have mentioned in a recent post (click) I seem to have drifted into doing … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word rumpled. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘You just logic-ed yourself Sandy!’ ‘The English house lady washing and literally do?’ ‘No, all the others is ugly!’ ‘It was quite easy … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one trying on summer sun hats in Harrods. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 416. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was trying to update my cookies and privacy policy. A single … Continue reading

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Some more of those spare Crush names…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Dichael Mouglas and Jenda Glackson. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> And speaking of names, a few good names in a story can do a lot to perk up the reader’s mental image of the characters, … Continue reading

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Rapidly produced nasty hunch…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s architectural term is Minster – originally the name for any monastic establishment, whether a monastery proper or a house of secular canons. A House of Secular Canons – that sounds to me like the title … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 42…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found in the dust at the bottom of Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I find the juxtapositions of colours, textures and styles completely overwhelming in this extraordinary piece – I even … Continue reading

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