Monday, November 15, 2010
art every day #15: special delivery
here's my favorite AEDM project so far! most likely it's because i had no idea i was going to make it until i found a bunch of letters my birthday girl penned to herself on behalf of her sister, her friends, and someone named mr. nobody. obviously she thought she was going to get shortchanged today so she took matters into her own hands. and clearly she needed a place to put her special deliveries. i had a load to do today and had no business painting this mailbox, but the urge trumped everything else, and that in itself was a notable feeling. i went back to home depot, picked up a plain white mailbox for $20, went nutso with the liquitex, and gave it a quickie varnish job à la how not to paint chairs. it's drying now, and i'm crossing my fingers it will be firm to the touch when she gets home to all of her letters and packages, which arrived in quite a scene this afternoon when i opened the door and the doorknob fell off. mailman laughed and said, "sorry, i don't make house calls for that." as always, sorry for the dirty porch! and happy birthday, sweetie. you are MY special delivery - the gift that keeps on giving all year, every year!