Tag Archives: Art school

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 small matter of existence…

But first… Dulltown UK: Today’s confused film star is Gohn Joodman. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I suppose when you decide to go to art school, it might be because you have the idea of becoming, that odd being, an artist. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Some more back-of-bus-seat art…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to snip off the outer packaging, roll it up into hand-sized balls and toss them out of the window; slit the thin black rubber membrane down the middle with a sharp craft knife … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4640…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the god Hapy who appears as a male figure with pendulous breasts and an aquatic plants headdress. He is associated with the inundation of the Nile. (Hapy) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Periodically over the … Continue reading

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But, I don’t know if it’s art or not…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature bulbous blue bulges in the continuum, sparrows peering upwards expecting something, bouncing clouds of dank, twigs and branches turning white at their extremities, and a burning orange disc around six o’clock. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Dots dots dots…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the small pot one next to the clock on the mantelpiece. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A year or two after I’d finished at art school I would still occasionally pop into the pub … Continue reading

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Welcome to art school…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s fine English expletive, ‘S’welp me Bob!’ is used by a character, Squinting Nan, in Pierce Egan’s Life in London (1821). (From Mary Marshall’s fine book, Bozzimacoo: Origins and Meanings of Oaths and Swearwords, published 1975.) … Continue reading

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A measurement of existence…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for bankers to begin to show compassion for poor people and to stop being greedy and competitive amongst themselves… No, no, I’m only kidding!… Carry on as normal fellas!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> In my … Continue reading

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Small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s great name for an artist is Otto Dix. (O.D.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 233. I’m sorry I’m late, but beautiful women were throwing themselves at me all the way into town. A single … Continue reading

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So, what did you do at art school?… (a short rant…)

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured expletives are: ‘Come kiss myne arse!’ and ‘The Devil in thy maw!’ – from the early 15th century Wakefield Shepherds’ Play. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Danger!… Going off to art school, and there being encouraged to learn … Continue reading

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Crazy black and white!…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘blazon’ – the verbal description of armorial bearings. (Sorry, but I can’t fix your car today sir, the armorial bearings have burnt out…) Blazonry. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, I think it’s time to have … Continue reading

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The tale of the veneered box…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘counterermine’ – one of the furs – black with white tails. (Ermine – white with black tails, like a stoat’s winter coat.) Counterermine. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I was at art school many years … Continue reading

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But where’s your research?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: Parsimonious, Flaming, Chromed, and Buttered. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘So what we like to see is evidence of all the stages in the development of the ideas for your piece, your source material, your sketches, your … Continue reading

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Art School… Ah, happy days…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to fold it in two and place it under your mattress to keep it from curling up. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hey! Are you an art student stuck for ideas? It’s really great getting into art … Continue reading

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