Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
You can see Jan's moly sitting on my light box(oh, so useful) where I can muse upon it for a while. In front of the light box is a collection of things that belonged to my grandfather - I am drawing them in another accordion-fold strip and my father will annotate them as he pleases.
On the right, I have set up one of my vessel arrangements, in the corner box, for Jana who wants to see see how I do them - the shadows are real but the view I draw is carefully selected and very cropped. In this case, the left hand pot needs to be lower so is standing on a book outside the corner box - I only drew its shadow.
Beyond the table, is the sofa which is 'my spot' with my thread box currently on the tea-chest 'side table' -(my next art dead-line is the Geelong wool quilt exhibition - and beyond that, my art stuff cupboard and home of all my vessels. Of course, most of my 'stuff' is outside in my 'studio' a converted carport - too messy to work in at the moment and anyway we save on heating if we just use the one room. My partner's table is to the left and is always completely cleared each night!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I just used pen and watercolour - I find the pages take it ok, though a few colours need a little help from some soap to stick. I will be posting this off tomorrow - in a plain envelope, as I think it is less likely to be stolen.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
It doesn't look like it goes together very well. If I am having this much trouble drawing in my book, I wonder what I will be like when I have to draw in someone else's!
Monday, May 26, 2008
envelope and did not have time to finish it until today.
Now I eagerly await the arrival of Melissa's book from USA.
(I have digitally smudged out Jan's address.)
Saturday, May 24, 2008
It ended up being a tribute to William Morris, who I love and have several books on. I made a bit of a mess doing it, folds in the wrong place, my half page extension is three pages! because I started on the wrong pages... I hope you can all cope with a less than perfect book! Ah, but it IS me!
Friday, May 23, 2008
It's all packaged & set to leave first thing tomorrow morning.
Melissa's book is on it's way here to Oz, I hope it gets here fast, I am all inspired and don't want my creative juices to dry up while I wait for its' arrival.
How is the rest of the group coming along? We need some more pics here on the blog..............Please post some as soon as you can.
Alison, are you ok? Quietly "Moleying along"?
We have a chat box on our blog so it is easier for us to communicate, pop in and say hi.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
These are meant to be letter boxes but they look a little more like picture frames. Thinking of theming my moly with "all around the world....and back" because that's what it will be doing. Thanks for the encouragement Clare.... would every one else be OK with that?
Love all the work posted on the blog, it all looks great. I feel very lucky to be part of this group!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
And.... Here is Moly sporting the new seasons' belt trend.
Also great as a casual garment, jacket is worn open for the warmer climates.
Hmmm, now I best start on my pages.... ;0) Having Fun!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I would love for everyone to add a postage stamp from her country on the sign in page. I had the man at the post office cancel the stamp in my book, but you don't have to do that. You can just cut one off of an envelope. I hope there is enough room for the stamps. The book seems so small!
I would love for everyone to add a postage stamp from her country on the sign in page. I had the man at the post office cancel the stamp in my book, but you don't have to do that. You can just cut one off of an envelope.
My sign in page inside the front cover.
Now to begin on my 2.5 pages.
Doing a sign in page is like a warm-up before committing to
the real page. It alleviates the stress of 'blank page phobia'.
I am not sure if I will add more to this. It is much brighter than the scan shows.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
The chart is updated to reflect the 1 month turn-around. Top chart allows you to see which book you are drawing in each round (and who is drawing in yours).
The bottom chart shows who you will need to ship to each round.
Basend on popular vote we would aim to ship the following round July 1st, 2008. Kerry, you will always have an international ship, so plese let us know if these dates work for you. And obviously if anyone finishes before the first of the month they could post right away to give the next artist more time.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
The concept is each person does about 2.5 pages each round before passing it on. When we get to round 6, that person does 5 pages as a "centerfold" and then we reverse the order. This should keep mailing costs even for international shipping and also gives each of us a turn to try a larger section for a change of pace. It also means you won't follow the same person all 12 times.
Open to ideas, thoughts, suggestions, enhancements.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
I'm a high school art teacher. I got into illustrated journalling as a way to start making art for myself again (instead of just showing my students a technique) while reading Danny Gregory's book during my maternity leave. Married 6 years with a 3-year old daughter my art making time is limited and I like the format a sketchbook/journal affords.
Looking forward to trying this art exchange with everyone.
Friday, May 2, 2008
I live in Tipp City, Ohio.
My husband and I have been married for 19 years, and we have 2 children, a 12-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl. I like to draw, paint, carve stamps, journal, and make books and jewelry.
I am happy to participate in this project. So many ideas are buzzing around in my mind. I'm trying to decide if I want to use a theme or not. How nice that the books are going to log some mileage!
Thanks for inviting me and all your work in putting this together.
Your new friend,
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I live in Victoria, Australia.
When I am not busy with work, I play!!
My favourite 'play things' are, journals, drawing, camping, collecting swap cards & owls, book binding and building my dollhouse.......oh...... and anything else I get pleasure doing.
I have decided I will choose a theme for my Moleskine, but it will be fairly loose.
Welcome to our members!!! ;0)
Melissa and I are putting our heads together working out all the details to ensure this project is an enjoyable and productive journey for all of us.
We have decided on two main rules for this particular group....(1)We would like 90% of the moleyX content to be drawing, sketching & painting (illustration) any or all with some text...........just not into too much collage. (2)Total commitment, with all communication and mail out. That said, Life can get in the way and if you have problems with deadlines etc just let the group know asap.
Any Q's , ideas or suggestions to enhance our MoleyX experience, post here.
I shall be off line Friday evening through to Sunday evening, (Aust time). Can't wait for it all to get started.
Kind Regards to you all.
Just thought it would be nice if we each post an introduction to get to know one another. We are currently at four members (Tracey will be added soon by Marty) and would be open to a few more. If you have any suggestions, please add them in the comments section of this post. At some point we will need to determine things like:
-how long we have to complete each round before sending off
-themes (if desired)
-number of pages
On a side note, I think it's pretty cool that we are the silver anniversary of this project. I look forward to meeting all of you and sharing our creative talents. So won't you please begin a post to introduce yourself so that we can get to know each other.