Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Mia's Moly

Here's my contribution! Sorry, everyone, for being so slow getting this posted and sent on its way -- we had a baby on Nov. 5th and I'm only now getting back into the swing of things!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Garden continuation

My contribution to Loop's moly.
Sorry for the delay in adding this entry!
(Been up to my neck with work)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Blossom for Jennifer W.

There are times in life where we may feel as though we are unfolding, or unraveling. Time spirals by and we wonder if we are going to be able to do the things we hope to do. If we stop panicking and allow the unraveling threads to guide us, we might discover the unexpected.

(please forgive the shadowy scan! I will re-scan the image and edit this post when the moly makes its way back across the big pond)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

‘What’s in your Moleskine’ Contest Deadline 11/14

Promote yourself and moly_x. Enter your fabulous moly_x entries.

Moleskine, the heir to the legendary notebook, wants to know what’s inside your Moleskine! With over 140 different formats and styles, there are many different ways to use a Moleskine—to sketch, write, watercolor, reflect, collage, collect mementos and as photo albums.

In celebration of creativity and imagination, Moleskine is looking for readers to share photos and comments about their Moleskines. Email pictures of what’s in your Moleskine to webmaster@chroniclebooks.com with the subject line “MOLESKINE.”

Five submissions will be randomly selected to receive a Free Moleskine Pack of Notebooks. The pack will include a Pocket Ruled Notebook, a Pocket Sketchbook and a Pack of Plain Kraft Pocket Cahiers.

We’ll post the images on an upcoming post announcing the winners! Also check out our Facebook Company Page to see the latest entries. Entries must be submitted by Friday Nov 14th.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My Contribution in Mathilda's Moly

Mathlda's Moly

Hi All!
My contribution in Mathilda's Moly is above, it will make it's way to Jenn in a day or two when the paint is dry!
I Can't wait to receive the next book!
Janice in Australia

Monday, October 27, 2008

Where am I?

Fripperee asks in her Moly: where are you now? This is my answer - waiting anxiously for 2008 to be OVER. For me this has been a crazy year - both good and bad. Now we're down to the final stretch - with luck the contractions won't be too bad and 2009 will pop out quickly.

The scan does not show the colours to well. I tried to keep this expressive. Since this is not my own sketchbook I feel like I must do a perfect drawing with no mistakes. So I tried to keep the stress off and just play with my pens. I usually buy cheap knock-off Moleskine sketchbooks that absorb the pens differently. It was fun to draw on this paper since it is smoother than my usual stuff.

To introduce myself. I live in Montreal, but I was born and grew up in Alberta. I just started a new job as a Print Producer at an advertising company.  I like to draw and cook (and eat) and drink coffee. I guess you'll learn more about me as I add more drawings.

So, Mia, are you ready for me to send you the next Moly?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A little giraffe

This little giraffe notecard was tucked inside Fripperee's (Janice's) Moly that arrived in the mail today. I had to share him. I started a new job yesterday and I plan to take him with me to decorate my office. I am going to enjoy looking at him every day.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Flower picking

Here's a look at my sign in page.... have fun picking flowers! :)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Untold History

This is my theme... Does everybody know the real history ?

I hope you will have as fun as I had with this first drawing !

Cheers from this small country called Belgium where I live, in a very small apartment, part-time with my 2 kids, during the day working for the federal state, dreaming of being creative all the time !
Laurence (aka Loops)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Theme, sign in and intro!

Hi All!
I thought I'd share with you all the Sign in page and the Theme page for my Moly.

It's a pretty broad theme so i look forward to seeing what you all come up with.

My Moly winged it's way over to Jen A. this morning, the post man said 10-14 days but i have known these things to be faster so fingers crossed.

I think it would be great to have a little knowledge of the people who's books you are decorating so how about we all post some kind of introduction?

My name is Janice, I live in Melbourne Australia, melbourne is down the bottom of Australia so it's not really 'outback' but I grew up in the outback so I can talks about Kangaroos and koalas enough to impress the tourists.

By day I work as a production manager making toys and charity promotions, it's a semi creative job, so it keeps me interested and I work with great people so it's fun!

I'm an obsessive crafter, I bind books, sew, cook, embroider, dabble as a printmaker and paint and draw of course.

Illustrators I admire are people like tim biskup, portrait artists like jean pedersen and journallers like Roz stendahl.

I hope to develop a series of work and dabble in artbook creation in the near future.

Looking forward to seeing everyones work in the near future.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Somnia a Deo missa

I finally received my lovely little moleskine and created a sketch entitled, "Somnia a Deo missa" which translates into English from Latin as, "Dreams sent by God". My dreams often shape the artwork I do; I feel compelled to draw and paint them to try to make sense of the symbolism that fills my sleeping hours.
I'm thrilled my sketchbook will be making its way to Belgium today. I was also so happy to receive Jen's moly from her on Monday! (quick postal service! I hope mine travels as quickly)
Heartfelt creative wishes to all!

Monday, September 22, 2008

It's in the mail

I wished my book farewell and sent it off to Mia. The postmaster said it should take about a week and a half to make the journey.

Mailing Order

Here is the final rotation order for the group:

Jen A >> Mia
Mia >> Jen W
Jen W >> Susanne
Susanne  >>  Laurence
Laurence >> Mathilda
Mathilda >> Janice
Janice >> Jen A

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Welcome to moly_x_45!

Moly_x_45, founded by Jen Appel (Canada), is an extension of the Moleskine Exchange. This blog will follow the adventure of a group of artists around the world, in a Japanese fold Moleskine sketchbook exchange. Our current group includes the artists listed to the right, including contributors in the US, Germany and Belgium.

Each artist will set off with a small Japanese (accordian) folded Moleskine. Creating a drawing, collage, or painting, then send on to the next artist. Each artist will draw on a couple of spreads (3-4 pages) then send it on to the next artist. When the artists book is filled, it will be returned to the owner with images created by artist around the world. Each artist has a month (give or take) to make an entry. The outcome will be a pleasant and surprising adventure, as artists are encouraged to interact and merge their art with others.

The concept:

1. The artists start with the Japanese fold Moleskine - Name, address, email address written in book.

2. Each artist gets 1 month (give or take) to make a sketchbook entry, and mail it to the next person. The order is listed to the right -- for participants in this exchange, look at the list of names under MAILING ORDER. If you ever need to update addresses, please feel free to contact your partners directly! An important part of this project is to discuss and exchange information and ideas.

3. Each artist will do 3-4 pages each round.

4. Artists are encouraged to interact with other images in the book. Please be respectful, but also don't hesitate to meld your art with earlier entries.

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, she will simply keep her book when it comes back to her. She should email all of the participants to say she is not going to continue. We will decide, then, if we 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.