Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My Mail Me Art Odyssey





Man what a trip. T think the very first blog post I ever did has been published in a book. Not only that but it has been displayed in a Gallery in London England and may or may not have sold. I'm not too concerned with that though. The recognition of my work is my real satisfaction. Drawing is a very personal thing. When I need to shut off and expel the bizarre ideas and thought from inside my cranium it is one of the most therapeutic things I can do. I would be a complete liar if I said that peoples response to my work did not effect me. The truth is I do not have much exposure at the moment which is a blessing and a curse. But I am always curious to know what people think of my work. I spend so much time doing it with little to no feedback, with the exception of friends and family. So it is nice to know that people of artistic inclination on the other side of the ocean see my work fit to be placed among some very talented artist.

You can view the Mail Me Art gallery in London here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/98893339@N00/sets/72157616918749628/

Since my piece was double sided I believe it is hanging from the ceiling so you can't really see it but the other pieces are superb, so I encourage you to check out the photos.

My Good friend Adrian Shum did find and image of my piece here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/98893339@N00/page3/

If my piece has not sold yet, it will soon be put up for auction on the web I will let you guys/gals know in case you are interested in purchasing a piece of original art.

If you are interested in purchasing the book you can find it here:
http://www.amazon.ca/Mail-Me-Art-Illustrators-Designers/dp/1600611036/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1240339168&sr=8-1

It was compiled by a man named Darren Di Lieto. He runs an illustration web portal called the Little Chimp Society. I'm totally biased but it's a sweet site check it out.

http://thelittlechimpsociety.com/

If you are interested in participating you can check out the Mail Me Art website here:
http://mailmeart.com/going-postal/about-the-project/

I have started my second submission I will post it as soon as it is done.

1 comment:

Adrian J.K. Shum, LGDC said...

Congratulations once again James! It's awesome to see your work published... I'm expecting to see lots more in the future.

Thanks again for autographing and sketching in my copy of the book!

Cheers!