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!