You gotta love what technology has done for our day-to-day communication. It's changed our lives so much. We share new "Polaroids" [hello, Instagram], get immediate status of our BFFs and kids [how fast can you "tweet"?], view virtual bulletin boards of our favorite things [Pinterest], post photos and commentary ([Facebook], and of course, email--you can write me at dozeedo[at]gmail[dot]com. And I didn't even mention blogging.
However, I digress. This post is really about my latest altered artwork project, the Mail Cafe.
While recently thrifting at a local Salvation Army, I came across this beauty. It looks like it was a wall organizer for a pad of paper and outgoing mail. Yes, as in post mail, the kind that gets delivered right into your mailbox. [The kind you need postage stamps for.]
My home can always use a little more organization, but this piece is a little too worn and dated for my liking. I decided to spruce it up starting with a light sanding and a fresh coat of paint.
With a bit of black & white dotted Washi tape, a few acrylic arrows, a fancy key, pretty glass knobs and red & white twine, I brought the organization board back to life.
Needing a place to quickly get my hands on stationery and postage items, I gathered kraft and white folded cards and envelopes, my mini address book, address labels, business cards, a roll of postage stamps, stapler, and a pen.
I adhered a stick-on pen holder onto the side of the board to hold the pen (embellished with Washi tape and twine) and added a snarky memo pad to the front.
And now all the items I need to mail you an actual letter are neatly organized and accessible. Of course, it's not instantaneous like today's communication tools. However, last time I checked,
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