Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tuesday Mail Art Plus



 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.
365.2 #192


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.
365.2 #193

365.3 #43

365.3 #42





 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.

NOTEI 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.

7 comments:

Margie said...

I love a happy ending AND these cards. They look like fine stationery . Did you pen the words? Now THESE might be my favorites!

phonelady said...

boy would I ever like to surprise that man with some mail art my dear and you know me and my outrageous envies LOL or do i need to tell you ? i have even been known to celebrate xmas in july LOL remember ? oh well sure would love to trip this man out and give him a real show LOL let me know where to send the info LOL...

phonelady said...

I certainly would like to send this man some mail art please let me know to where do i send ?

Found art blog said...

What a wonderful story about Grace Doggie!!!! And I have a set of those rubber stamps too, they're my absolute favourites!! Well, next to my other vintage stamps of telephone message and that hand with a pointy finger.... oh, I can feel mail coming on....!

PamelaArtsinSF said...

Oh yes -- the man needs mail. I notice all the kill-joys who do not care about saturday delivery or say M-W-F is enough are all the people who only gets bills and junk mail. Now I get fabulous mail every day and I don't want delivery to end. GET GOOD MAIL= GET GOOD MAIL! Bring it on...

suzannaq_511 said...

I'd send that man some mail art, too, if you send me his address. Mail communication makes such a difference in my days, but I'm glad Facebook was there too, to help that dog Grace. What an adorable dog. :)

mim said...

suannaq_511 let me know how to get the address to you. I won't post it publicly.