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Stella with sticky fingers…

But First… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word mawkish. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Landscape No. 102. (2015) Pencil and charcoal on white drawing paper, probably about 24″ x 18″. ‘Stella! What time do you call this!’ … Continue reading

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That’s right Joe! Punch him!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting fish names are: the Bleak, the Bronze Corydoras, the Climbing Perch, the Dottyback, the Elastmobranch, and the Hickory Shad. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> “Take that, you squarehead!” Goodness me, what’s all this? Well, it’s just a nicely … Continue reading

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Forensic science, ellipses, and pencils…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Alfred Hitchcock having a flaming row on the set of Dial M For Murder in 1953. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, having managed to do only … Continue reading

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It was an idea about a cloud…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word jutting. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, it was the other afternoon, I was sitting on a bus going home when I noticed that the sky was pretty empty … Continue reading

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Outer Space 1956…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to rub off any loose flakiness with a folded sheet of coarse sandpaper; slide the palms of your hands over the surface to feel for any snags or protuberances which may remain, if … Continue reading

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Decalcomania for Idiots…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: incorrigible, zygomorphic, cruddy, barycentric, autotrophic, ecaudate, gauzy, and porky. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, whenever I show you one of my decalcomania monoprints, monotypes, I usually put the lovely word ‘decalcomania’ into the title … Continue reading

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The ancient Roman oil lamp…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the cookie-cutter shark, the kissing gourami, Peters’ elephantnose fish, the threadfin bream, and the yellowfin croaker. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I was in secondary school we didn’t have a proper art teacher … Continue reading

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