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Decalcomania and gossiping…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the Garpike, the Lost River Sucker, The Peppered Corydoras, the Devil Ray, and the Chain Pickerel. Would you dare go into a posh restaurant and ask the waiter if they … 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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Look out, here comes some decalcomania!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Fane Jonda and Frorgan Meeman. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Decalcomania monoprint. 2010. Black acrylic paint with added pencil ‘shading’, on white drawing paper about 16″ x 12″. Gosh! this is a pretty one isn’t … Continue reading

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It’s a decalcomania sort of day today…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s colours are: Bodmin beige, Grimsby green, Oxford orange, Blackpool blue, Manchester mauve, Totnes turquoise, Pontefract pink, and that funny speckled cream that the man down the road has painted his front window box. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Decalcomania … Continue reading

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A rather fine decalcomania monoprint…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the Zebra Oto, the Smooth Dogfish, the Leatherjacket, the Dwarf Gourami, the Dusky Grouper, and the Halfmoon. If you had to be stuck in a jammed lift (elevator) for a … 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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Decalcomania and fingers…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like a shiver of fear in the dead of the night. As a pourer it is, unfortunately, a bit splashy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Untitled monoprint. (2010) Acrylic paint and pencil … Continue reading

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Decalcomania monoprint. 2010…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s novelty pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the Taj Mahal – it looks very good sitting on the window sill lit by the glow of the evening sun. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Decalcomania monoprint (2010) – black … Continue reading

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Decalcomania monoprint with deliberate messiness…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, the one sporting a frog’s head, is Kuk or sometimes Kek. His cult centre is Hermopolis Magna and his associations are: primeval and darkness. (Kek-Kuk) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This morning dear reader, how about … Continue reading

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Decalcomania and depth of field…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s cheetah is the fat one with droopy jowls sitting under a tree tucking into a burger and a milk shake. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It seems a while since we had a look at one of my decalcomania … Continue reading

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Decalcomania adopts human form…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one that has just flopped down onto the brand new £2,000 black leather Chesterfield and snapped it in two. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, it’s such a drab grey February morning here … Continue reading

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Decalcomania revisited…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting china teapot is the one shaped like a kettle, these usually come paired with a kettle shaped like a china teapot. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whoa! He looks a bit ancient Greek doesn’t he? Ah, another of … Continue reading

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It’s decalcomania time again…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s honoured guests are the King Henry VIII lookalike twins, Vera and Maurice Kumpf. Come on in and sit on your thrones, I hope we’ve made them big enough, you are both so marvellously wide and … Continue reading

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Oh, decalcomania!…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: ‘lagan’ ‘scowther’, ‘hammercloth’, ‘pulque’, and ‘tacamahac’. Please try to introduce these words into your conversation today. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whoa! This is lively! Yes dear reader, it’s another of my decalcomania monoprints. It’s … Continue reading

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