Well I am told that our housekeeper and postman had a right giggle over this one.  Apparently the postman said to our housekeeper; “Do they think we don’t have buckets in France!”

     This is no cardboard cutout.  It’s the real thing, and without an envelope!  As Erni would say; It’s 26cm (10 inches) high and 26cm (11 inches) diameter at the top.

     The bucket is in the true tricolours of the flag of Germany which consists of three equal horizontal bands displaying the national colours: black, red, and gold. (For you die hard artists, its actually Jet black, Traffic red, and Cadmium yellow.)

Black - Determination Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valor
Gold/yellow - a symbol of generosity

     I take this as meaning;

Determination to send a bucket through the post.

Bravery for taking it to the post office and asking them to send it.

Generosity of buying a new bucket instead of finding one in the streets of Hamburg.

     Thank you very much Erni. This has to be the ultimate test of the German & French postal system.  (Only a small part broken, but as erni & I agree, that is part of the show.) Where do we go from here?  Ah, I just got an idea …

     When I lived in Germany my landlady told me that the gold colour is also associated with the myth that the eagle can stare at the sun.  I tried it a few times, but gave up in the end.

- And I save the bucket to put the fantastic stuff.

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Comment by Bifidus Jones on June 29, 2012 at 12:54am

I just received this fun piece from Carina of Finland:

Comment by Amy Irwen on June 28, 2012 at 2:25pm
Super-Duper! I love the bucket art posted Erni *!*
Comment by Bifidus Jones on June 27, 2012 at 9:26pm

Bucketpo for the people!

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on June 27, 2012 at 4:00pm

Great, Erni!  I hadn't realised until now that 'Bucket Art' was a new genre. We live and learn here at IUOMA. Val

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on June 27, 2012 at 2:09pm

This has given me a fun image of Erni at the post in Germany and Dean's postal workers handing it on, carrying it by the handle. Oh to see them in action. What fun. Bravo to all involved!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 27, 2012 at 1:35pm

piece of tin...ah, it was my one and only Daring-Dean-Dunk-and-Dash,

and perhaps it never arrived? sigh.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 27, 2012 at 1:33pm

Must have been on the Haptic Werewolf's bucket list?

Amazing mail art...the post man must have laughed all the way to and from your place!!!

He should only see what YOU send out!

Any sign of a small pice of tin from Greece? :-(



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