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Decalcomania with stickiness…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one sitting on the settee with her feet up on the coffee table bragging on about her recent skiing holiday in Switzerland. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Untitled decalcomania monoprint (2010). Black acrylic … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s made up expletive is – Freeze my assets!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘So then I had to pay for the whole bloody lot Frank…’ ‘It was the chuck-hold authority, yes it was!’ ‘Kirsten! Kirsten! It wasn’t me!’ ‘It … Continue reading

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Letting the windpipe hang over the side of the pot…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is Plate – a silver roundel. I had some plates on my shield, but I had them scraped off – people said they looked like hubcaps… Plate. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s a bit battered and … Continue reading

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Hot with both ends missing…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation if from Vladimir Nabokov‘s short story A Russian Beauty (1934): Well, then, in 1919 we have a grown up young lady, with a pale broad face that overdid things in terms of the regularity … Continue reading

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My latest lino print…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: proyne, prudhomme, prozymite, provine, protreptic, and whample. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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Straining out the last dregs…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient expletive is Od’s Boddikins! – a corruption of ‘God’s body’ with the playful diminutive ‘ikins’ glued on the end – so, I suppose it means ‘God’s cute little body’ then?… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This cheap old … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (published 1980): “Take those glasses off. How the hell can you see all that crap on the floor?” “Who wanna look at all that … Continue reading

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