My friend Grant, who is currently drawing away down at SCAD, made this cutout to accompany a letter to a friend. Grant observes:

Getting something like that in the mail is really fun because it doesn’t just sit there, you have to interact with it, and then when it’s done, you have a little collectible ‘thing’ sitting around.

This is just one of several proven reasons it’s good to keep artist-friends close to you.