two mail carrier responses reported by my wife.
1. mailman walks away with some of the outgoing mail. he dropped the habit paintings to the ground. my wife followed him with the paintings in her hand, urging him to take all the outgoing mail.
"those are drawings" he said.
"they are mail." she replied.
2. mailwoman takes the paintings and asks my wife, who is watering the lawn, 'are you the artist? do you think they get where they're going?
"no, i'm not the artist. yes, they get where they're going, thats part of the project. she's sure they arrive."