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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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It’s the last of those smudges…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a jolly fat chap doing the rumba. Now, where do I insert my pencil? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, over the summer months I fell into the habit of producing … Continue reading

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Decalcomania mania…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: Brobdingnagian, fluted, attrite, wappend, ritardando, lupulinic and frothy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I am pleased to see, having just had a peep at the WordPress statistics page, that my post from several years ago … Continue reading

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How about some more smudges?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the look and sound of the word myrrh. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, I think I am finally coming to the end of the summer series of charcoal and pencil smudge drawings; I … Continue reading

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Not fed up with the smudges yet Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s instruction is to first bend back the tin wings of the inspection flap, insert a finger into the orifice and locate the blind flood valve, which will be greasy, press it gently and then release … Continue reading

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What? More smudges Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another one from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave – which I am currently re-reading – it’s great fun! Then the rain began to patter softly against the window: a rillet would … Continue reading

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Oh look, another smudge drawing…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one sitting reading the Financial Times, waving his trunk around, and scowling. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As I have mentioned in a recent post (click) I seem to have drifted into doing … Continue reading

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