In early August, my copy of the book Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet arrived, all the way from London. The book accompanied and chronicled a monumental gallery exhibit organized by my friends Darren and Jane DiLieto, founders of the illustration sites Hire an Illustrator and The Little Chimp Society. (If you don't know Darren and Jane, click here to read more.)
Mail Me Art, a charity event, is a monumental undertaking. This year's show featured illustrations from 240 artists around the world, all created on envelopes and sent through the mail.
Every piece of art is represented in the book; in addition, a handful of especially blessed illustrators contributed the stories behind their projects as well. Darren asked me to submit mine, and I was happy to oblige.
The show is over, but the book lives on, and is in fact available at amazon.com. Would you do me a favor? Stop by (click this link) and submit a review of the book. The more copies that sell, the more people are helped. Also, it's a nice way to support Darren and Jane, who do so very much for the world of illustration.
If you'd like to read Professor Violet's thoughts on the promotion/marketing angle of Mail Me Art, click here.