This is Grace. When we were leaving the house this afternoon, we saw our neighbor with this dog. We asked if she'd gotten a dog but no, she'd just snagged this one who was alone, obviously lost, collar but no tags. We said we'd be back shortly and take the dog as the neighbor had to leave for work. When we got back, she was waiting for us. Facebook and Craig's list had been posted to already. We exchanged phone numbers. I took this photo, put it on my Facebook page then went off on a walk about the neighborhood with the dog. I asked people, who were out, if they recognized the dog. I put up a couple of lost dog posters. The pup was happy in my yard and hanging out with us. Then I thought, oops, check Facebook, and sure enough - a message from the owner! He said "I think you have my dog, Grace." I read that, turned to the dog and said "Grace, sit!" and she did. She was happy, all tail waggy, that we knew her name. There were 59 shares on Facebook - without Facebook, it would have taken a lot longer than 1 hour for Grace to be reunited with her humans. Hooray for social media. From now on, I think Grace will always be wearing her I.D. tags on her collar.
Monday, I began this weeks series for my daily Mail Art. Two pieces a day.
I used Washi tape and circles for Monday. I flipped the circles, where they fell, I glued them.
Tuesday, I used squares and Washi tape, and flipped them, gluing where they landed.
I didn't move any of the circles or squares, but had to re-drop some that fell outside the boundaries (to state the obvious.)
For the text "fragile," "confidential," and "Priorité," I used my new rubber stamps.
Here's my treat to me, a Cavallini set of vintage postmarks and postal franks. I really like them. I can't wait to use the wavy lines on some of my faux postage stamps. Fun. And I re-discovered a couple of my fountain pens under a pile of stuff. They write nicely on my old topographic maps.
NOTE: I read a column in my local newspaper by a man, who writes for the Dow Jones newswires, and he was saying that no one would miss the postal service if it was cut back to 3 days a week. I wrote him an e-mail (I did) saying I'd miss it as would many people that I know - Mail Artists and members of the Letter Writers Alliance, among others. I offered to send him some Mail Art if he'd send me a postal address. Well, guess what? Two days later, he e-mailed me his postal address! I sent him some mail art. Would you like to surprise him with mail? Let me know.