Thursday, April 24, 2008


Uncross your fingers: seems that all our spells, vows, candles and calf sacrifices have had a good result and our prodigal son is here.

We can forgive him the long wait: the joy's worth it!

Maybe this little guy was scared about the long run he has yet to do
(I love this lettering!)

Hey Juj, do you see into the future?
How did you know that this japanese-folded leaf would make the road from Kansas City to Bologna at turtle speed? (Wait some days till Fabio's drawing for Sophie arrives and you'll see even more prediction mysteries!)

Now seriously, a flat scan of Juj's fantastic drawing with that half coloring I love so much, and her amazing, freaky, smart, unique point of view (literally i this case) I love even more.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Where in the world is JuJ's moly!

I couldn't resist to do something with Andrea's mileage research. After doing this I realized how lucky I got having to send my moly to JuJ's, who lives pretty much in my backyard, only 1,860 miles away, compared to most of you who send yours on transatlantic journeys. I wonder if we should alter the order in the future so noone gets always stuck with paying for overseas shipping. And that way our drawings will also get to mingle with drawings that before were a few folds away. And now the more urgent and important question: where in the world is Juj's moly?

Monday, April 14, 2008

our vital statistics

It's not that I have nothing better to do than cock around on the internet all day. Really. But the other day I calculated that our little books will have done 40,000 miles (ish) when they have completed their journeys. IF they complete their journey, that is. Because, the law of averages states that the Royal Mail will lose at least half of them. Yeah, I'm a glass half empty kind of gal!

Oh, and one observation I will have; these little Japanese Moleskines are bugger to draw in. Don't you agree?

(I was kicking around some ideas for Suzanne's theme here. It will look NOTHING like this.)

Friday, April 11, 2008

I got MAIL

I love this project, have I mentioned that? There's not many things that are more exciting than finding a little Moley on your doorstep - especially when it's from Suzanne Buchanan. Well, that's what happened to me yesterday.

This, I'm sure you'll agree, is classic SB. Cool, stylish and fun. A great theme too. I can't wait to start drawing in it. I'm just going to pluck up the courage first. Oh, and because I'm as obsessive with a camera as I am with a pen you can see much more of Suzanne's Moley HERE.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Little Green by Andrea

I have just received Andrea's very green package!  I had to pause to keep my heart from racing.
When i opened it, I found this treasure -- and then some. But you will see for yourselves when you receive Andrea's Little Green, because she went above and beyond with her theme.
This picture doesn't do Andrea's work justice. I had seen her scanned work before, but i was dumbfounded by the fineness of her art. My lines in comparison look like tire tracks. I am more intimidated than ever. And i haven't yet sent my own Moley to Gabi.

holy moly!!

(photo at my house:click to enlarge)

(flat scan sent by Gabi:click to enlarge)

Gabi's moleskine made it's way to my house in record time, and look how fabulous it is! It's such a treat to be able to see his work in real life without the filter of the web. My favorite part (besides the fabulous lines and colors) is the "draw bridge". Is that a command? or a description? lol! and the "this is not my car" - so funny! Now the hard part - figuring out what to draw. I think I'll just spend a few days making friends with it first.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Bamboo Kermit

Here's the scanned version. Trying to imitate the real colors of the drawn frog, I don't know how the letters became green (like Andrea's theme ;-). Some days ago I used to open and close the moly, now I use to open and close the mailbox...

miguel's masterpiece

Look what showed up in my box this weekend!!!!!! Wow Miguel...way to set the bar high! Beautiful, beautiful work. I also love the way Miguel included information about the drawing on its reverse side. Why didn't I think of this?

All packed and ready to go

Horizon is in the mail!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

celebrate good times

After much, MUCH deliberation I finally chose a theme for my sketchbook. So, not only is it in the mail (look out Andrea!), but it is also about mail.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I'll be with you in a jiffy

So, I've bought a pile of Jiffy bags and tomorrow my little Moley will begin her journey. All the way to France (France in America).

Note to self; scan picture before getting to the Post Office!