I wanted to create something for Finnabair’s Art Daily Cafe Mood Board for July which you can see below.

finnabair art daily mood board july 2019 mail art

Anyone who knows me will know just how much I am into this theme this month! I instantly had an idea for my first project – yes I said first, because I can see myself making several “Mail Art” inspired projects this month!

Here is a sneak peak of what I started working on last night.

carte postale writing box

Honestly I love it already and I’ve barely started!

carte postale writing box and Gansey

Even Gansey wants to check it out

old green box file for rehabilitation

And this is the item that deserves to be rehabilitated.  Yes this old green – pretty dilapidated – box file was heading for the bin but I felt bad about throwing it out as it had got crushed in the shed and was a bit damp and smelly, but it really wasn’t its fault. so I thought I would try and stick it back together and use it to store “something”, and really wasn’t thinking any more than that, until I saw the Mail Art mood board and I suddenly thought – Writing Box!

***This is a WIP (work in progress) post which I will update until it is finished, then it will become a finished post and the WIP status will be removed.



Finnabair black gesso,
Carte Postale tissue paper,


Empire of the Cat

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