Category Archives: surrealism

I think it’s time for a lino print…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word entablature. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Lino print in oil based ink on nice thin Kizuki paper about A4 in size. Is it ‘contrasty’ enough for you dear reader? … Continue reading

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A satisfying conclusion…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: “The original hound was material enough to tug a man’s throat out, yet he was diabolical as well.” “I see that you … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: optical orange, sucking sienna, bamboo blue, groaning green, ridiculous red, and the odd colour of the curtains at number twenty-three down the road. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 391. I’m … Continue reading

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The alphabet boys…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one introducing all the guests to the world of phillumeny and forcing them to look at his bulging albums of matchbox labels. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I’m thinking of changing my name.’ … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4680…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s newly arrived Christmas card with plenty of glitter and a grinning snowman on it, signed by an unknown person with an indecipherable signature, seems to be sent from Penzance in Cornwall. I don’t know anyone … Continue reading

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Decalcomania and fingers…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like a shiver of fear in the dead of the night. As a pourer it is, unfortunately, a bit splashy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Untitled monoprint. (2010) Acrylic paint and pencil … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the Alaska blackfish, the Long-finned sand diver, the Golden shiner, the Mummichog, the Pelican gulper, and the Bumblebee goby. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Smeg Whimlock had seen people in films climb up drainpipes … Continue reading

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