Monday, March 31, 2008

#2 leaves the nest

Here it is - waiting to make it's trip to the post office.
Shortly after this I sealed it tight and rushed out the door late to get my daughter from school, planning to post the package on the way back home. As I'm pulling up to the post office I realize I've forgotten to scan the pages!! At first, I'm thinking I'll just throw it into the hands of the gods and send it without, but caution got the better of me soooo instead picture me standing in line ripping open first the wrong end of the envelope then the other (all the while trying not to damage it so much that I can't tape it back up again) while Soph runs around the post office looking for tape, then holding everybody up and looking like a complete dork while I try to balance everything on one knee and convince the accordion pages to open just enough for me to shoot a quick picture...good grief!

Friday, March 28, 2008

going green

Hi folks, I took delivery of my Moley the other day. It's so cute. I was surprised at how small it was, but even more surprised at the amount of paper it held! I've already started 'doodling' and hope to post it off next week, sometime.

I have decided to give mine a theme. Personally, I like the idea of the having something that ties the drawings together. I didn't want to make it too restrictive, though. I know how it feels trying to think of something to draw for the EDM and IF challenges. You can get paralyzed by thought.

Anyway, my theme is GREEN. So, meet Little Green. You'll be getting to know each other better soon.....I hope!.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Leaving (on a jet plane I hope)

My moly is packed, ready to go.
Since I don't trust mail services I've scanned the drawing, but I hope I'll not post it because it would mean that the pack didn't arrive to Suzanne.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Theme for my moly

I haven't started drawing inside the monster yet, but after more time of getting to know each other —as you can see above— I think I have a theme for it. It's going to be "HORIZON". I am a sucker for photo panoramics, those where you snap several photos of a skyline and stich them together. I have several at home waiting for a frame. My favorite is one I did of San Francisco from Alcatraz that spans from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate. So, I thought my moly could be the drawing equivalent of a photo panoramic, with a continuous horizon line that each of us follows through the pages. Does it sound okay? Hope this doesn't make it any more harder than it already is!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sunday, March 23, 2008

to theme or not to theme

Hi folks, I'm itching to get started, my pencils are poised ready to embark on this exciting new project, just waiting for my Moley to arrive. I was wondering whether anyone has thought about setting a theme for their book? It occurred to me last night - you know, late at night, when your creativity refuses to let you sleep - that one of the other MoleyX groups had done this. Each member of the group had set their own individual theme. Some of those themes included travel, carnival, people in your neighbourhood. Just wondering if you had any thoughts on this?

BTW, it was MoleyX group 4 that I was referring to. You'll have to scroll down the page to read about their themes. Cheers!

Friday, March 21, 2008

as soon as I finish unpacking...

(click to enlarge)
I'll be ready to go (hmmm, somehow that sounds backwards...)

Marvin approved

I finally got my Moleskine. I didn't realize it was a rather small size -- which makes it manageable and easy to ship too.
Marvin got immediately nosey.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Open, close, spread...

I bought my moly last Sunday. In these days I've often open it, spread it, imagine it full of your drawings, close it, put it on the shelf, open, close, spread, imagine...
Yesterday I wrote my name and address (and open, close, spread, blah, blah) and this morning (while open, close, etc) I finally had an idea of how to start.
But at the moment I just open...

Monday, March 17, 2008

It's a beast!

Hi folks. I got my zig zag moly. As soon as I opened it I was like, wooohooo, what is this? Then it tried to attack me. But I put that rubber band back on and it was fine. I think we'll get along eventually and I'll send it your way as soon as we have some quality time together.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Access to Post

Each of you has been set up as an author for this blog. You will need a Google account to get started. I will need your email addresses in order to set up access to posting on this blog.

You should then be able to post to this blog.


Welcome to moly_x_12!

(edited to reflect the activities of this individual group)
This group, founded by Miguel Herranz (Spain, Italy), is an extension of the Moleskine Exchange. This blog will follow the adventures of this group of artists from around the world, in a Japanese-fold Moleskine sketchbook exchange.

Each artist will set off with a small Japanese (accordian) folded Moleskine. After creating a drawing, collage, or painting on a spread of approx. 2.5 pages they will send the book on to the next artist (the order is listed in the sidebar). In order to encourage more interaction, each book will make 2 rounds before it is filled. When the next artist receives the book, they will scan the previous artist's work and post it on the blog for everyone to see. When the book is filled, it will be returned to the owner with images created by artists around the world. Each artist has approx. 2 weeks to make an entry. The outcome will be a pleasant and surprising adventure, as artists interact and merge their art with others.

The concept:

1. Each artist starts with a Japanese fold Moleskine - Name, address, email address written inside book.

2. Each artist gets 2 weeks to make a sketchbook entry, and mail it to the next person. The order is listed to the right.

3. Each artist will do approx. 2.5 pages each round. Each book will make 2 rounds.

4. Artists are encouraged to interact with other images in the book. Please be respectful.

5. When the book is full (when one side of the unfolded book is filled) the book will be sent back to its original owner. That artist may continue by buying a new book and sending it to the next person.

6. If a person decides not to continue, he/she will simply keep her book when it comes back to him/her. She should email all of the participants to say she is not going to continue. The group will then decide if they want to find a new person.

7. Please communicate regularly via email. Let each person know that you have received/sent the book. The goal is to have a dialogue. Any comments and questions are welcome.

This moly_x_project was begun by Marty Harris, Minnesota, USA.