Friday, March 9, 2012

Mail Delivering Itself-IA Challenge

The weekly art challenge at Inspiration Avenue is being hosted by their newest member, Jenn. Jenn was wondering how we feel about receiving mail. I thought this one had me stumped until I went out the mailbox a few days ago & found 3 pieces, none of which belonged to us. Right house number, but 3 different wrong streets! Fortunately the mailman (this was a sub) drives around the block & comes right past our house again so I was able to catch him. He took the mail back and just kept saying, "Oh my!" Huh??? He told me he would check a house a few streets over & come back to let me know if he found our mail. Of course, when he came back he hadn't found any of our mail plus he reminded me (not that I needed a reminder, but I did not know he was also involved in a prior incident)of a package that was lost (delivered wrong) so he sympathized. Huh??? So, I really was pretty neutral on receiving mail until a few days ago when I began to think...Does Mail Deliver Itself???
Just a quick Aceo sketch of what I think would happen if it did:
Have a happy, creative weekend everyone!

21 comments:

Melissa said...

Absolutely darling!! I love the idea.

When I was in college, I had to write an informational essay (I was an English and History double major (but don't ask me to edit-I scan too much to be an accurate editor) with near minors in philosophy and art). I decided to write my essay on the postal service. About five-years later, I used that essay to get a job as technical writer at a company that manufactured electric heaters for small applications in machinery.

Now - you've had some TMI for the day. :)

Flowermouse Design said...

It really sounds like norwegian post as well - maybe you could sent them this excellent art!!! LOL!! Have a lovely weekend dear friend!!

Jenny Woolf said...

Great idea! I like the little footprints in the post below too.
Thanks for visitng my blog. I'm shocked to learn Friendconnect is discontinuing. Think I'll give up my blog if I have to ask everyone to re-connect. WHY DO THEY DO THIS??

Anyhow Id joined via Friendconnect before I noticed - sorry!

Crystal said...

Our mail lady is usualy on the spot, but occasionally a sub does deliver mail from up the street and I take it put it in their mailbbox. :-)

New End Studio said...

Sorry about the mail going astray, but your aceo is adorable and made me think of many times we get mail for other addresses, too. It's almost a part time job sending the mail back!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had several incidents with a really BAD mail carrier, who was my regular guy. My PO wouldn't do anything about him, although several people in the neighborhood complained, too. I finally called the 800 number on the USPS web site and got satisfaction after he left 24 addressed flat rate envelopes on my front porch one time. He claimed he was coming right back to get them, but if I hadn't found them sitting there, I am not sure what would have happened, since they were all swaps. In effect, I have to agree that sometimes the mail SHOULD deliver itself. I love your thinking on this one. VERY, very outside the box and enjoyable!

Jennifer McLean said...

I could TOTALLY use the magic that is sprinkled on those letters in your drawing!! We live in an apartment that the post office seems to have farmed out mail delivery to another company. THis company won't deliver ANY packages, WHAT?? So, we pay to have packages delivered but we have to go to the depot to pick them up. Never had this situation, EVER. Really strange.
Thanks so much for your hilarious submission to my Mail Art challenge on IA, it's truly appreciated to all who participate.
Thanks again,
Best,
Jenn of www.JustAddWaterSilly.com
(member of Inspiration Avenue)

Diane ~ said...

What a terrific & fun post and entry for the IA challenge! thanks for stopping by my blog too, i am now your newest follower! :D

Yvonne said...

I love your mail maze!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Glad that happens all over the place... we had a little meet in the street with the neigbours recently to exchange all the mis delivered things... quite social really, but sadly none decided to keep my bills and pay them... now that would have been perfect...xx

Anne said...

Fun concept and very cute piece! <3

Magpie said...

Oh, this is such fun! Sometimes I marvel at how the mail does actually make it from one place to another. We, too, have a mail lady who is wonderful. But she has taken some time off recently, and when she does, we ALWAYS get mail intended for someone else. Of course I have to assume that someone else is receiving OUR mail! Now, if only they would pay any of my bills that they receive...

Magic Love Crow said...

Deb, this is so funny! Great imagination you have!! I hope you got the mail, that was suppose to come to you??? And, you wonder why mail gets lost????? Can they not read?? Have a great day my friend ;o)

Terrie said...

What a fun, whimsical take on the mail! It made me smile - and I saw it just after one that made me cry. Wow, who knew this theme would cause such emotions??! :)

Lou Anne said...

I loved the whimsy in your ACEO. I always get mail that belongs elsewhere but I never thought about who might be getting mine. Maybe all those letters are running around during the full moon when most of us are sleeping.

Ariel said...

Great Imagination. I feel like making a story out of it-:)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Very cute and oh so true!

artangel said...

Ha ha your drawing is fab! It made me smile - and reasssured me that it's not just me who has issues with their Post Office ;)

Geckostone said...

This is awesome Deb! Yep the mail is getting worse and worse these days. I think we would be much better off if our packages could really travel by their own will.They are probably more intellegent, for all we know,lol!!!Hugs,Deb

craftydvl said...

I agree, mail has become such a problem )-: Shame too, for there's nothing like getting a hand packed package, with hand-drawn drawings, or letters, and all that jazz. I sent my Dad a package for his Birthday, which arrived two weeks late. US Mail is actually quite terrible; they told me there's only a guarantee of it even ARRIVING if you pay to have it shipped... is it priority? Whatever it was, I was told initially that they can't guarantee it arriving exactly on time if you don't do the special shipping thing... but only after my package got lost was it that they admitted it's no guarantee at all. ANYWAY! Perhaps the mail carrier got lost in a cute maze like yours, and for that, I will forgive them (-: It makes me think it could be a cute mail inspired video game. How cool! Love this cute and happy path you created <3

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Ha! That is such a fun piece. I tell you - I think our last mail carrier would READ our magazines or something - because our mail would come soooo late. And I would sometimes see the truck parked along the side of the road. That stopped happening with our new carrier, who even brings my packages up to the door when he sees my car!