Recently, I found myself once again in the possession of a “craft empire”–a.k.a. a vacant spare bedroom stuffed to the brim with letter-writing supplies. It’s a cozy room with a window looking out into (seriously, into) a tree; it reminds me of a hobbit hole or the Rat’s home from Wind in the Willows in the best of ways. I’ve found myself even more grateful for this little safe space over the past few days, a place where I can immerse myself in writing and creating and try to keep my focus on the wind and the leaves and my resident squirrel.
The most exciting part, though, is that my pride and joy, the postcard clothesline, has returned! Light the beacons of Gondor! I love being able to see so many pieces of the world lining my walls, and it’s a snap to construct and maintain (provided you have some strong thumbtacks and relatively light bits of ephemera). Read on for a peek at my favorite in-house mail art exhibition…
Featured here: David Bowie (from Nevada), the most mori girl poster ever (from Ireland), a Gothic abbey extravaganza (from England), and some Art Nouveau-esque advertising (from Germany).
A very fascinating vintage postcard from Leipzig!
There are countless ways to go about constructing a postcard clothesline, but I chose the following ingredients: ribbon that’s both strong and beautiful (like Daisy Ridley), painted clothespins from a certain massive craft supply retailer, and super-sized tacks that would look out of place on any reasonable bulletin board.
So far, it’s proved very durable: I can even display some of my favorite envelopes! Long live craft rooms. Where do you house your creative activities?