Saturday, 20 December 2014

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

I just want to thank you all for standing by me as I journey through the murky world of publishing.  I wish you all the happiest of holidays, and even better days for 2015!


Feel free to download and share this image with your loved ones.

Cheers!

Mili

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Mili Fay, a Toronto-based artist, classical animator, illustrator, writer, and singer, is an award winning graduate of Sheridan College and Art Instruction Schools.  In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time.

Her latest published work is Animals In My Hair; a story about a boy who goes for his first haircut only to find endangered animals falling out of his hair.  Presented at INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair (November 14, 2014) out of 700+ submissions, Animals In My Hair, is the world’s first ever Artwork Book; a new type of picture book that seamlessly combines the best features of fine art, picture books, activity books, and educational books.

In accordance with Mili Fay Art’s vision, 30% of all profits from Animals In My Hair book and merchandise will be donated to wildlife conservation.

Join Mili Fay Art Fan Club to stay in touch with Mili Fay and to be the first to find out of her upcoming books and artworks.

Mili Fay Art: “Together we support the world one artwork at a time.”

Thursday, 18 December 2014

"Animals In My Hair" Original Painting Draw Winner!

Update January 15, 2015

And the winner is:

DORIS BROCKE!!!

Congratulations! Thank you all for participating and for purchasing "Animals In My Hair." Feel free to let me know what you think of the book on Amazon and Goodreads.

Cheers!

M

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Hello everyone!

The votes have been cast and the winning painting will be "Pandas". :-)


Now, I will choose a winner:



If you do not see the embedded video in your browser, just click on the link above.  

AND THE WINNER IS
Ticket #059060!!!

If you have misplaced your ticket, no need to worry.  I do have a list of all the tickets attached to an e-mail account.  I will look up the list and will email the winner.  As soon as I get the winner's permission, I will post the winner's name here and will let everyone know who the winner is via AIMH Mailing List.

For now, congratulations to the ticket holder #059060!

I will send you the prize after the crazy Holiday Rush shipping, so sometime in mid-January.

Thank you all for supporting me and my work.

Happy Holidays!

Mili 

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Mili Fay, a Toronto-based artist, classical animator, illustrator, writer, and singer, is an award winning graduate of Sheridan College and Art Instruction Schools.  In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time.

Her latest published work is Animals In My Hair; a story about a boy who goes for his first haircut only to find endangered animals falling out of his hair.  Presented at INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair (November 14, 2014) out of 700+ submissions, Animals In My Hair, is the world’s first ever Artwork Book; a new type of picture book that seamlessly combines the best features of fine art, picture books, activity books, and educational books.

In accordance with Mili Fay Art’s vision, 30% of all profits from Animals In My Hair book and merchandise will be donated to wildlife conservation.

Join Mili Fay Art Fan Club to stay in touch with Mili Fay and to be the first to find out of her upcoming books and artworks.

Mili Fay Art: “Together we support the world one artwork at a time.”

Thursday, 11 December 2014

"Animals In My Hair' ORIGINAL ART FINALISTS

This Sunday is my last event of the year at Wychwood Barns' Holiday Art Market:


This date is important, because it marks the end of the draw submission for the original painting from "Animals In My Hair".  I have requested you choose the final painting, and here are the finalists:

1. "Fox and Fan"



2. "Pandas"



3. "Ferrets"


Which of these do you like the best?  Let me know in the Comments below; 1, 2, or 3.  If I do not hear from you by the time I'm ready to pick the winner, I will make the choice myself.

I should be picking the winner early next week.  I would like to do it over Google Hangouts, if I can figure it out, then I'll post the video here.  

Wishing you all best of luck!

Mili

Saturday, 6 December 2014

"ANIMALS IN MY HAIR" KINDLE BOOK LAUNCH PARTY!

THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING THE LAUNCH GREAT!

For a while, we were #1 in Zoo Books, but also #1 in:


also we were #4 in:


and #237:


ENTIRE KINDLE STORE!!!

Not bad for a first book.  :-)  So, thank you for being so AMAZING!!!

You can check out the comments to see who won the trivia Art Print prizes, but here is a video of me choosing the winner of the hardcover copy of the book:

video

CONGRATULATIONS GIGI FLOWER!!!

Thank you again! Those of you who have not had a chance to do so, please post a short honest review on Amazon, it would mean the world to me.

If you ever have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Love,

Mili Fay


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TODAY IS THE DAY!


CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR FREE KINDLE BOOK ON AMAZON!
(December 6, 2014, Pacific Time)



Welcome to the Kindle Book Launch Party!!!

I will be available from 8 am to 8 pm (EST) to answer any questions you may have. Just post your questions in the comments below.

If you would like to win a physical prize...

Today, I will be asking you a few questions of my own.  The first person to reply with the right answer WINS a Mili Fay Art Print of their choice (excluding "Horsing Around Limited Edition Print Series").  If you are a winner, feel free to explore the galleries and archive galleries on my Official Website and choose an image of your choice.  Or you can visit my online store and chose from the prints available for sale.

In addition, all the art print winners will be entered into a draw to win a hardcover copy of "Animals In My Hair"! 

Free shipping is included. :-D

(I will post a link to a YouTube video on Sunday, December 7th, 2014 of me choosing the winner.)

HINT: You may wish to download the book and watch the videos below to prepare for the questions. ;-)

Thank you so much for sharing this special day with me.  If you have a minutes, after you have read the book and have explored the free AIMH Membership included in every copy, I would love to hear what you think of my work.  It would mean a world to me if you could also post a short honest review on Amazon and/or Goodreads.

If you wish to stay in touch, feel free to join the Mili Fay Art Fan Club.

NOW, LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!

:-) Mili
Mili Fay takes you through the special features that make "Animals In My Hair" different from most picture books on the market today. 

Mili Fay shows you the Kindle Edition of "Animals In My Hair".

Mili Fay shows you how to access and use the AIMH Membership.


STORE LINKS:

If you cannot use US or CA store to download you free copy, below are all the available store links from Amazon.

US 
CA
UK
AU
IN
JP
FR
DE
ES
IT
NL
BR
MX

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Mili Fay, a Toronto-based artist, classical animator, illustrator, writer, and singer, is an award winning graduate of Sheridan College and Art Instruction Schools.  In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time.

Her latest published work is Animals In My Hair; a story about a boy who goes for his first haircut only to find endangered animals falling out of his hair.  Presented at INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair (November 14, 2014) out of 700+ submissions, Animals In My Hair, is the world’s first ever Artwork Book; a new type of picture book that seamlessly combines the best features of fine art, picture books, activity books, and educational books.

In accordance with Mili Fay Art’s vision, 30% of all profits from Animals In My Hair book and merchandise will be donated to wildlife conservation.

Join Mili Fay Art Fan Club to stay in touch with Mili Fay and to be the first to find out of her upcoming books and artworks.

Mili Fay Art: “Together we support the world one artwork at a time.”

Mili Fay Presents: Animals In My Hair

Click Here to get your free copy of the book
on December 6th, 2014, Pacific Time.

Dear Reader,

In 2008 when I heard my mother tell my father that he should get a haircut, because his hair was like a forest (a very common Serbian expression), I began wondering what would it be like if our hair really was a forest.  Surely, there would be animals living in the hair.  But why?  I thought about it and eventually decided that it would be because those animals had nowhere else to live.

That is how the story of a little boy who goes for his first haircut only to discover that endangered animals where hiding within was born.  It took five years, and all of my skills as an animator, illustrator, writer, singer, and tutor to create a multilayered story that would appeal to all generations.

I am at an age when most of my friends are building families.  I have always thought books a perfect present for any age, but I found to my despair that so many of the books in stores were dedicated to one topic, a specific age group, and were so simple that one could absorb a book in a single sitting.  I wanted to gift my friends a book that they could open year after year, and always discover something new and remember how much I care for them.

With this in mind, I wrote the story in free verse so that the rhythm of the language would appeal to babies; I included 80% more illustrations than a typical picture book, so that even if the reader cannot read or speak English he/she would be able to follow the story; I developed a visual style that combined animated characters with realism, so that the reader could learn through observation; I have invented visual puzzles to be discovered throughout the book…

Layers upon layers.

The hardcover book has been published a little over a year, and thus far, from the response I have received at the fairs and art shows, I believe I have managed to create a rather unique book.  However, today I will let you be the judge.

Recently, I have created a Kindle Edition of the book.  The original hardcover has been reformatted, and now you can see all of the illustrations in true RGB glory, which is closer to the original watercolour scans than the CMYK reproduction of the printed book.

Today only, “Animals In My Hair” will be free to download from Amazon.

Please take a look at the three short educational videos below, download the book for free, join the Kindle Launch Party, join the free AIMH Membership, explore what the book has to offer, and let me know what you think.

Wishing you only the best!

Mili Fay






http://youtu.be/Gm47XKb64rc

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Mili Fay, a Toronto-based artist, classical animator, illustrator, writer, and singer, is an award winning graduate of Sheridan College and Art Instruction Schools.  In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time.

Her latest published work is Animals In My Hair; a story about a boy who goes for his first haircut only to find endangered animals falling out of his hair.  Presented at INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair (November 14, 2014) out of 700+ submissions, Animals In My Hair, is the world’s first ever Artwork Book; a new type of picture book that seamlessly combines the best features of fine art, picture books, activity books, and educational books.

In accordance with Mili Fay Art’s vision, 30% of all profits from Animals In My Hair book and merchandise will be donated to wildlife conservation.

Join Mili Fay Art Fan Club to stay in touch with Mili Fay and to be the first to find out of her upcoming books and artworks.

Mili Fay Art: “Together we support the world one artwork at a time.”

Thursday, 4 December 2014

"ANIMALS IN MY HAIR" KINDLE EDITION BOOK LAUNCH!

COUNTDOWN IS OVER!

Join the celebration HERE!
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Mili Fay, a Toronto-based artist, classical animator, illustrator, writer, and singer, is an award winning graduate of Sheridan College and Art Instruction Schools.  In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time.

Her latest published work is Animals In My Hair; a story about a boy who goes for his first haircut only to find endangered animals falling out of his hair.  Recently chosen for the INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair’s Programming (November 13th – 16th, 2014) out of 700+ submissions, Animals In My Hair, is the world’s first ever Artwork Book; a new type of picture book that seamlessly combines the best features of fine art, picture books, activity books, and educational books.  In accordance with Mili Fay Art’s vision, 30% of all profits from Animals In My Hair book and merchandise will be donated to wildlife conservation.

To find out more about Animals In My Hair, and/or to purchase the few remaining FIRST EDITION copies of the initial print run, visit: http://bit.ly/AnimalsInMyHair


Mili Fay Art: “Together we support the world one artwork at a time.”