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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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