Tag Archives: instruction

So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Orson Welles lookalike twins are Sally and Melinda Bloot. Come on, waddle up, and sit on the sofa and chat with us for a few minutes – I love your padding and convincing beards by … Continue reading

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It’s just a bit waxy, that’s all…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘paper heraldry’ – a derogatory term for accessories, such as crests, designed after heraldry ceased to have a practical function, which could not have been used for their original purpose. Someone once … Continue reading

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A few short items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to slit the wrapping with a suitable implement and remove, rub it down with something soft and fluffy, tickle the underparts with a moistened finger end, stand back a couple of paces and … Continue reading

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Yes, I think I’m in the mood for spam!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s octopus is the one showing off in the music shop by playing Chopin preludes on three pianos at once. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, recently I have experienced a glut of spam. I really only said that so … Continue reading

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Squirming decalcomania…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word word… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Look out! Here comes some black acrylic paint and graphite!… Decalcomania monoprint. 2010. Black acrylic paint and pencil on white drawing paper about … Continue reading

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“You will each take twenty-five lines!…”

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: mandolin mauve, organ orange, flute fawn, bassoon beige, tambourine turquoise, and of course viola violet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, another couple of intriguing panels from a page in my tatty and defaced old … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 34…

But first… Today’s instruction is to fold the external flaps inwards to form a symmetrical diamond pattern, and then press them flat with a gloved hand; put a blob of silicone sealant in the centre, and only then open the … Continue reading

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