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Yes, that lino print’s done now…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I recently finished re-reading: The darkness inside the taxi slid and swayed as quarters and halves and whole squares of ashen light passed … Continue reading

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Lunch and a lino design…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I recently finished re-reading: ‘Forgive me,’ he said, ‘don’t be cross with me, Margo. I can’t live without you. Look here, I’ve thought … Continue reading

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The owl wasn’t really unexpected…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Moger Roore. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, a few days ago dear reader, I showed a photograph of some preliminary pencil drawings depicting some steps, or a staircase, and I waffled on about them … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4744…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Picasso pink, Pontormo purple, Rembrandt russet, Brancusi black, Magritte mauve, Arp azure, and Fuseli fawn. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm… Well I think this is self-explanatory, don’t you? Ah, yet another of my mail … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the planet Saturn – not a terrific pourer, but the ring system can of course be used as a handle. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Jacky Snort plunged down, down; the … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4645…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s nice expletive is Blarm me! – this is obviously a corruption of the Cockney Blimey!, which is itself a corruption of Blind me! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Damn!…’ ‘What’s up?’ ‘The owl is on the sofa again…’ ‘Damn!…’ … Continue reading

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I could feel him watching me…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘bathysphere’. (B) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was a Sunday afternoon, it was quiet, there was little traffic on the roads, and I was sauntering down the side … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘Pall’ – a Y-shaped band on a shield. I used to have a pall on my shield, but I had it taken off when people started saying it looked like a pair … Continue reading

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