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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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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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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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The lino print viewing dilemma…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one that was eventually found between velum leaves 136 and 137 of the Book of Kells. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> About a week ago, dear reader, I showed you a photograph of the front … Continue reading

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Dave, that lino print looks like a…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Boston blue, Birmingham blue, Bridlington blue, Bolton blue, Batley blue, Bermondsey blue, Bognor Regis blue, and Redcar red. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The early days of the design for this piece of work was … Continue reading

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The lino print with ‘F’s in it…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Tpday’s typing error was made during the typing of the word ‘Today’s’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Lino print. 2020. Oil-based ink on thin Japanese Kizuki 4 Monme paper, about A4 in size. I think I might call the collection … Continue reading

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It’s that zigzag one…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I am currently re-reading: She (Elizabeth) was the daughter of a well-known theatrical manager, a willowy, wispy, fair-haired girl with colourless eyes and … Continue reading

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The owl wasn’t really unexpected…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Moger Roore. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, a few days ago dear reader, I showed a photograph of some preliminary pencil drawings depicting some steps, or a staircase, and I waffled on about them … Continue reading

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Lino print with, er, keyholes?…

But first… Dulltown. UK: Today’s confused film star is Cony Turtis. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A few days ago dear reader, I showed you a photograph taken in a café (of course I have now stopped frequenting cafés due to this dangerous bug … Continue reading

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Lino prints – what fun!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave: Face after face slipped by, eyes avoided his, and even in plump, motherly housewives he distinguished the skeletons of murder. Thus he walked, spinning his … Continue reading

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Oh no! I seem to have started another lino print…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Memphis mauve, Akhenaten azure, Isis indigo, Ramesses red, Giza green, Luxor lemon, and of course Nile blue. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh dear, here we go again!… Look! I told you lino printing was … Continue reading

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Oh yes, that lino print…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather unpleasant sounding British place name is Whipsnade. (W) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I recall, few days ago dear reader, showing you a photograph of the top of the little bench in my workshop with a few pencils, … Continue reading

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Lino lino lino lino linoprint!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Stod Reiger. (RS) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, the thing is finished – and to my surprise, it has ended up looking remarkably similar to the rough preparatory drawings that I showed you a … Continue reading

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Oh, that’s your new lino print then Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only a few days left!): Today’s interesting fish names are: the Yellowtail Amberjack, the Slipmouth, the Tubeshoulder, the Pineapplefish, the Opah, and the Handfish. If you were dining in a posh restaurant and wanted to … Continue reading

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Yet another design for a lino print Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s colourful Irish expletive is Bejaises! – an obvious corruption of By Jesus. Even saying this word immediately makes one sound Irish! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, here we go again! It’s funny, isn’t it? I hadn’t done any … Continue reading

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Is that lino print done yet Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: triskele, opulus, pasear, chausses, dudder, and olecranon. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will attend … Continue reading

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Is that for another lino print Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s zebra is the one standing admiring some pictures of dazzle painted warships. (dazzle) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Is that drawing for another lino print Dave?… Why, yes it is. As you see, I’ve decided to include some large … Continue reading

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Stella prefers the Bourbons…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one being arrested by a constable for peering into people’s upstairs bedroom windows. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Street Eggs. 1994. Charcoal and pencil on paper, probably about 24″ x 18″ ‘I want tea!’ ‘Of course … Continue reading

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Oh, by the way, that lino print is finished…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s rather nice fish names are: the Collared Carpetshark, the Eeltail Catfish, the Flathead, the Ghost Flathead, the Golden Loach, and the Armoured Gunnard. Which one of these would you choose to go into town and … Continue reading

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Oh, let’s get that lino print out of the way…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully chosen colours are: ragged red, bruised blue, yawning yellow, tired turquoise, growling green, foolish fawn, aching azure, and that funny green-grey that you mixed up to paint the walls of the hall, staircase, and … Continue reading

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