Thoughts and images from an eccentric and somewhat reclusive artist
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Saturday was a
monumental day! We installed a new mailbox! This may sound like a simple thing
but to me... it is important to enjoy everything that I can. I
love living in the country surrounded by nature... birds, frogs,
I share a mailbox
with my neighbour Fred. The box has seen better days and has been
slowly falling apart. The door fell off a few months ago (which was ok
since it was summer) and I felt sorry for the mail carrier because we
also had to keep ant bait in the back of it.
I recently decided
to buy a new metal one (old was plastic). With winter coming I
figured it was time.
I had some vinyl
sign-making scraps and used them to decorate the mailbox. I am not sure if it will stay on
through the winter and if not, I will redo it in the Spring with
enamel paints. I haven't told Fred yet, but I deliberately used gold with red
white, and blue in his honour as he is a U.S. Army vet.
Here is Fred
And here is Fred
gone... to get a lathe because the base was 1/4” too wide.
I had to go
somewhere and when I got back there was a nice new mailbox. Thank you
so much Fred!
I only wish I could have seen the mail carrier when she
first saw it. She probably figured it was about time!
While I took photos,
a beautiful red plane flew overhead. Like I said... enjoying the
little things... because they really are big things!