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Decalcomania!…mania!…mania!…mania!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one networking round the guests trying to get them to buy more insurance. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, you guessed it, this post is about decalcomania. This is a monoprint (black acrylic … Continue reading

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Decalcomania! Decalcomania!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature tetrahedron shaped hailstones, round clouds that have the face of Donald Trump, birds hiding in low shrubs, strong gusts that smell of salt, and the sun setting in grey monochrome. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gosh, … Continue reading

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Decalcomania mania again…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Man With the Twisted Lip: Dr Watson: Upper Swandam Lane is a vile alley lurking behind the high wharves which line the north side of the river … Continue reading

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More spattering…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one wearing the Rupert Murdoch mask. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, I have been doing some more of that spattering… I started all this malarkey back a month or two ago (Spatter) … Continue reading

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Decalcomania and imagination…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the Prime Minister’s non-matching socks, the Japanese tourists and the big bag of onions. Oh, how we chortled as we crouched out of sight in the vestibule!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, it … Continue reading

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Oh, scary scary decalcomania!…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s smell is that of a freshly opened packet of nice tea. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘What the hell is this?…’ ‘No, no, calm down, it’s just another of my decalcomania monoprints.’ “Decal…” what?…’ Yes, decalcomania is a form … Continue reading

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Decalcomania and idiots…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured fruit is the glum plum. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, a few years ago those deadbeats, the surviving members from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, thought it would be a really great idea to … Continue reading

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Angry decalcomania…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to prise open the lid and crawl inside; pick up any alien artifacts that are not fastened down, put them in your bag, and crawl out again before it takes off. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Who’s … Continue reading

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Decalcomania mania…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘moil’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, folks! It’s decalcomania time again!… ‘Yes, but what the hell is decalcomania Dave?…’ I hear you ask. Well, it’s a form of … Continue reading

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Decalcomania and silliness…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the fact that the word palindrome isn’t a palindrome. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Although my head is buzzing with lino printing at the moment – oh, the joy of printing on Japanese paper! … Continue reading

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Deep (or sporty) decalcomania…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is ‘by the cabbage!…’ – a flippant oath, apparently used regularly in ancient Greece by that wag Socrates. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Black acrylic paint with added pencil on white drawing paper about 16″ x 12″ (2010). … Continue reading

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Decalcomania and sticky tape…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s local village name that sounds like an insultĀ is Burton Pidsea. (BP) ‘I don’t care!… You can’t park your ugly great fat car there – you stupid Burton Pidsea!…’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Are you ready for another of … Continue reading

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In the land of Decalcomania…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to throw buckets of cold water at it until it looks like stopping, then when all is quiet try to tempt it back into the house with dishes of biscuits and small pieces … Continue reading

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Ah, the smell of decalcomania in the morning…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘arming cap’ – a padded cap worn under the helmet. (A.C.) ‘Oh by the way, Sir Gruffer, I forgot to put my arming cap on today, so please don’t bash me too … Continue reading

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Crazy decalcomania…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is ‘Blazes Kate!’ – English, early 19th century. Obviously a reference to hell; perhaps ‘Kate’ comes from the firework the Catherine wheel? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is another of my decalcomania monoprints or monotypes, this one … Continue reading

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Decalcomania explodes…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s silly name for a London Tube Station is… Fairlop. (F.T.S.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Decalcomania: Acrylic paint on drawing paper, about 16″ x 12″, 2013. Aha! Another decalcomania monoprint… or monotype… I think I prefer the word ‘monotype’ … Continue reading

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Yes, it’s decalcomania time again…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred on the term ‘A4 punched pockets’. (A4.P.P.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Black acrylic paint on white drawing paper, about 16″ x 12″. Decalcomania!… Decalcomania!… Imagine the word sung like the opening lines of a … Continue reading

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Decalcomania mania again…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s giant anteater is the one sitting behind the wheel of a new silver-grey BMW. (G.A.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s another of my decalcomania monoprints or monotypes. I think I prefer the word ‘monotype’ to ‘monoprint’ – it … Continue reading

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Splashy flashy decalcomania…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: muddling, pythogenic, jugal, goluptious, and cute. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Perhaps it’s time for another decalcomania monoprint. If you would like to know more about the art of decalcomania, and how you could even do some … Continue reading

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The Madness of Decalcomania…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: carnivorous, milky, overbearing, glyconic. and mousy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whoa!… Who’s this? There’s no need to be alarmed dear reader, it’s just one of my decalcomania monoprints from 2010. This one is on white drawing … Continue reading

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