Thursday, September 29, 2016

11910 North Koi Drive

I'm almost out of both mailboxes and time… I also won't be back home and settled until the end of October. A year or two ago, I met Emily Mann of Solaz Designs. She makes custom mailboxes; a few of hers are already on the blog. I asked her if she had any new mailboxes that I could show here. Right away, she sent enough photos that — along with the photos I've taken recently — I have plenty. I'll show one of her boxes every Thursday for the next few weeks. (Blogger lets you add entries to be published later. That's what I'm doing here.)

As you might guess, she calls this one “quailbox.”

Just as muralists create murals (which you can see on the Tucson Murals Project blog, mailbox artists create boxes. If you know of other Tucson mailbox makers — those that create “one-of-a-kind” boxes — please let me know with a comment below.

By the way, Blogger/Google couldn't find this address (today, at least… that problem sesms to be random. Here's a Mapquest link instead.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

3362 East 26th Street

The mailbox is a tan color with (what looks like a child's) handpainted scene on the east side. The west side was blank when I found the box on September 18th:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

6122 East 17th Street

David Aber took this photo, of a white mailbox with a handpainted desert scene, on September 10th.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

6120 East 29th Street

The Blog is Back! I'm also changing the second blog entry each week to publish on Thursday instead of Friday. (The Tucson Murals Project blog will now be posting three times a week — including Fridays — so I'm moving the mailboxes to not come the same day.)

I usually don't show commercially-made mailboxes here. But this one, sent by David Aber, looks handmade to me — even if The Edisonville Wood Shop has made plenty of them, I'd bet this is the only one in Tucson.

(You can click on the photo for a larger view — on a desktop or laptop computer, at least.)

Below is a view of the “barn doors” (the opening for mail) at the front:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Blog on vacation

The Tucson Mailbox Art will be on vacation for a while. But we'll be back! You can watch for new entries on the @TucsonArt Twitter feed, or use one of the ways near the top-right corner of each of this blog page. One is by watching one of our RSS feeds (if you've done that, you'll know what we mean). Or enter your email address in the box titled (obviously enough) “Follow this blog by Email.”

Thanks! Please wish us a good vacation… we're ready (and we'll mostly be way off-line).