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Plenty of water and leaves…

But first…Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the head of Donald Trump – this teapot is not an easy pourer.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Last September I arranged to see a friend of mine, whom I hadn’t seen for … Continue reading

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Still life with coloured gloves…

But first…Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Ogive.The French name for a pointed arch; hence Ogival, a term applied to French Gothic architecture, but no longer used.See, I did tell them at the time that the word Ogival would go … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Flann O’Brien’s 1930s novel The Third Policeman: My heart was happy and full of zest for high adventure. I did not know my name or where I had come from but the … Continue reading

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Lino printing – what a lark it is!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusually long quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933, very witty, but downhill-all-the-way, novel Laughter in the Dark: She, (Margot) consulted the telephone book and rang up unknown individuals, shops, and business firms. She ordered prams … Continue reading

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Some local colour…

But first… Dulltown UK: Today’s dictionary words are: abbacy, abature, abattis, aardwolf, abactinal, and triblet. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s Zoom session first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4755…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather unexpectedly spelled word is, Coccyx… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm… another of my mail art postcards, a simple collage on bright card using clippings from that asinine UK TV listings magazine What’s On TV. ‘Keep quiet! Hush!…’ … Continue reading

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Is that for another lino print Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s 17th and 18th c. American expletive is Holy fishcats! In the US, for some reason, the word ‘cat’ managed to become a euphemism for ‘God’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Meanwhile, back in the workshop… You might think that … Continue reading

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I always like to add something cute to the picture…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found in Dr Watson’s waistcoat pocket. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Do you like the intriguing title of today’s post, dear reader? As you might have observed, when I embark on a new … Continue reading

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It’s just Jeff in the wind…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel, Laughter in the Dark: Albinus was left alone. The air was blue and heavy with cigar smoke. Somebody had spilled something on the Turkish table – it was … Continue reading

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Football for Surrealists. No. 8…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and President Nixon glaring at each other over a café table in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, in 1970. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, let us again open up … Continue reading

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Recycling that bird thing…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s made-up is word is Plem – which apart from forming a few technical acronyms, doesn’t seem to exist. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, another mug of tea, an orange plastic template of ellipses, a so far untouched lino … Continue reading

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‘Super Slinky’ is bright pink…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one that was eventually found in the gravel outside Windsor Castle. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, yesterday morning, as I was trying to think up something to say about the image of the mail … Continue reading

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Well, I am supposed to be a surrealist you know!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to carry the device outside and place it down on an area of grass, if you have any; snip the orange twine fasteners with a pair of good quality scissors; flick up the … Continue reading

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Drawing, and glueing my blocks…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s giraffe is the one mooching around Harrods department store looking for a nice winter balaclava. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Where will it all end? Surely there’ll come a point when I run out of ideas for these sodding … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 50…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Raymond Chandler’s 1958 detective novel Playback: Farther along there was a canasta game going – two women, two men. One of the women had enough ice on her to cool the Mojave … Continue reading

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Well, it was so very eye-catching, you see…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: weighty, phthalic, tetartohedral, wrawling, idiographic, eleutherian, and knobbly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You know, that moment, when something catches your eye… I suppose it was the combination of its shapes, and its ridiculously bright … Continue reading

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In a quandary on the way to the bird feeder…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Nack Jicholson. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, I’m in a bit of a quandary… Tuesday 11.55 am: Having just posted a picture of one of those Spatter Paintings on my blog, I have just … Continue reading

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It’s another of my Spatter Paintings…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is a continuation of yesterday’s banter from Raymond Chandler’s 1958 novel Playback: Then she flipped a switch on her talk box and said to the voice: ‘Mr Marlowe is here, Mr Umnney.’ Then she … Continue reading

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So, how did that lino print turn out Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s suit of armour is the one which is complete, and in very good condition, except for a large dent, slap bang in the middle of the plackart. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You may recall dear reader, few … Continue reading

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Cutting curves on lino blocks… Ha!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s old naval expletive is Blow me up!… I suppose it comes from the old days when one had to get used to cannon balls flying over and bouncing off one’s ship. It is also a … Continue reading

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