Saturday, December 12, 2009

Jan's Moly, Alison's belated effort

At last! - well may everyone say. I've just spent a pleasant Sunday morning 'messing about'. At one point in my experimenting, I thought I might incorporate some letter stamping - from that came the idea to 'draw' with the stamps - all the while listening to more reports on the Copenhagen meeting. Bon voyage back to Jan - Oh last little moly!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Melissa and my new vegie garden

It's spring here and I've joined the many who are new to growing their own vegies this year. I'm a little bit proud of the progress my darlings have made so far and we harvest daily our Asian greens and red lettuce which is a pick and go perennial. I hope you like the home grown touch to your book Melissa. Clare, it is already in the mail to you! Sorry again for the delay. And if I don't get to say so again beforehand, Happy Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


updated Dec 15th

Friday, September 4, 2009

Its sketchy....

very, very sketchy......but I hope you like it Alison?????
....and as I appear to be on a roll.....
It's supposed to be Captain Scarlet ....but not very recognisable....and within the red/read theme .........but I ended up with more yellow and blue than red....oooops!
They will be in the post in the next few days...thanks for the address Alison!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Not sure.......

......what to do. This is a rough sketch and further image after photochopping of my rough idea for Alison's book (love the cover paper by the way - fabulous print/pattern work!!) BUT it would have to go in vertical and all else in the moly is horizontal and I'm scared its going to spoil the overall look. What do people think?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Melissa's Moly, Alison's effort

Here we are at last. Some Ozzie views from my bike. I'd forgotten how these molys hate the watercolour. I'll whizz it down to the post now and hope you have time to do it before you head off to Gay Paris, Jan.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

July Update

I think this is accurate. Please post a comment to make a correction.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Tracy's Book, My Entry

Tracy's Book, My Entry
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My second (and final) entry in Tracy's moleskine, in which Blinky Bill becomes an unwilling participant in my swing band. Inspired by Maroon 5, Brian Setzer and the soundtrack to the movie "Swing Kids." Marker and colored pencil.

Monday, June 8, 2009

From William to Bill.....That is...........

.....Blinky Bill
My drawings in Tracy's Moly.
Blinky Bill is an anthropomorphic koala and children's fictional character created by New Zealand-born Australian author Dorothy Wall. The character of Blinky first appeared in Brooke Nicholls' 1933 book, Jacko - the Broadcasting Kookaburra which was illustrated by Wall. Wall then featured Blinky Bill in a series of her own books, including Blinky Bill: The Quaint Little Australian, Blinky Bill Grows Up, and Blinky Bill and Nutsy. The books are considered quintessential Australian children's classics, and have never been out of print in Australia.

While telling the adventures of Blinky Bill, a naughty little boy in the form of a koala, the stories also present messages of conservation. Blinky Bill is known for his mischievousness and his love for his mother. His friends include his adopted sister Nutsy, his kangaroo friend Splodge, his platypus friend Flap, Marcia his marsupial friend, and his mentor Mr Wombat or Wombo, as Blinky prefers to call him. In general throughout the stories he does things that are realistic for koalas as well as things that child readers would like to do. Wall tells the stories directly to the children and Blinky often interacts with the readers in an introduction. Her dedications are often to 'All the Kind Children', with her own son Peter and other common Australian names of the 1930s appearing. The books are also fully illustrated by Dorothy Wall herself.Click on images to enlarge.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Melissa's book....

Tracy's entry (fab!)....

and my addition.....

(sorry about the lighting in these photos .... its really late here ....but I wanted to get these on the blog).

The moly will be in the post by the end of this week, and I'll be working on the next one asap.....what fun!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Kerry's Book

Kerry's Book
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Kerry's Book; My Entry

Kerry's Book; My Entry
Originally uploaded by 3MW
My daughter's first plane ride was to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2005. We visited the Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden, where I got up close and personal with Oldenburg's Spoonbridge. My husband took this photo and I've been itching to draw this magnificent piece ever since. Hope you like it Kerry!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Lucky second last!

Clare's Moly is all but done! Only her own entry to go in and it will be complete. Now this IS exciting!
Following on the theme of the moly "a few of my favourite things" I added a little bit of stitching, collage, ink and paint, some of my favourite mediums.
Some more of my favourite things are making things, pattern, gentle rain, sleeping and old books.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Tracy's Moly and The Williams

Finally I have something to show for myself! Thank you all for your patience!!!
In Tracy's Moly I've made my tribute to William Kentridge, William Morris and anyone named William in a Boys Own Journal!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

April Progress

If I've missed something, please let me know.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


A better photograph..............

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Clare in Kerry's Moly

Here is my last effort in Kerry's Moly.
It is a sketch of some of the beautiful coloured beach huts
that line the shore at Brighton Beach in Melbourne Victoria.
I am sorry Kerry for my lack of ability when it comes to trying
to get the perspectives correct.... I am still learning, :/

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Latest update

Sorry folks, I really didn't have a handle on where anything was for the past month. I think this reflects everything you've communicated in the chatbox. Thanks for helping me along. Will try to keep this more current.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Clare's moly, Alison's effort

More favourite things - our family a la Deepings Dolls, a cosy corner, a magic carpet, imagination, fresh vegies and my polka dot scarf - for 'journeying' in all its senses. Now it is off to Jan's, its last stop before home to Clare.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Alison's Moly

Round 8 in Alison's book is now complete. Will be on its way to Tracy very soon. Keeping with a musical theme I have chosen Hindu Goddess of art, music and literature, Saraswati for Alison's book.

Alison's book; My entry

Monday, February 23, 2009

Finished again!

I decided There was some more to do so I tweaked it here and there. Hope I haven't spoiled it.

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Here is my finished drawing in Alison's book.
I was inspired by the small piece of wrapping paper pictured above my drawing.
From an online translation I found out that the words are Latin??
The translation for,
'Exultet i am Ange-mi, ad tam miram fancti hu- bi fcum.' ,
is rather sketchy... I came up with;
'To exult now angel mi , to to such a degree miram fancti hu - bi fcum'
and if I change it to,
'Exul tet iam angemi, ad tam miram fancti hubi fcum.'
It translates to;
'To aggravate tet now angel, to to such a degree miram fancti hubi fcum.'
At least there was an angel in both so I tried to draw the girl on the front cover of
'The Year Of Wonders' and gave her some angel wings.
I love this book!
Anyone able to get a clearer translation???

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Unfinished In Alison's Moly

Hi Group, here is my yet to be finished spread in Alison's book. I had
offered to show it to Melissa in my comment on Kerry's last post.
As you can see I am still slowly working on it and have not gone 'AWOL'.
Sorry to all of you, especially Melissa for being so behind. I sincerely
promise this will be mailed by the END OF THIS WEEK!!

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Kim Parker tribute...

It took me a long time to decide what to do to follow Tracy's Christmas elves:
...which were so Christmassy and cheery (especially that middle one!). It has been so cold and icy and snowy here that all I've felt like doing is hibernating and waiting for winter to disappear...
So my offering is in honour of some of my favourite things....colour, flowers, spring and the fabulous designs of Kim Parker.

Now if only all this snow/ice would disappear.....! Still this book is such a happy book will be difficult to put it in the post. I promise though that it will be winging its way by the end of the weekend. Happy springy thoughts to everyone!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Jan's finished in Kerry's book - finally!!!

I was really daunted by following on from Alison's botanic garden pages in Kerry's book. In fact I put it right out of my mind - as I don't enjoy feeling daunted! Then the next Moly from Alison turned up this week! Eek! Must do it! I think I can!
I needed to visit my mum this morning and new I'd be there a while so I packed several art 'options' for things to do. As I looked at Kerry's gorgeous book again it came to me! *bing*! I would walk down to my favourite spot on my favourite beach and draw that!
There used to be a twisted stunted pandanus tree that grew on top of this rock. I drew it and it was actually the subject of my first painting after leaving school. It's been missing for about 10 years now and it made me sad not to see it there, so I didn't look at this beach much, in order to avoid feeling sad about it. (Gee, there are a lot of suppressed emotions surfacing here!) I think drawing it again has been fantastic. I got to enjoy 'my' beach and 'my' rock again. I don't feel sad anymore! When it's fully dry I'm going to put my little Valla-Beach-life-story on the back. Seeing as it IS 'my' rock, I feel it's necessary. (Pitt pens at the beach and watercolour when I got home.)

Saturday, January 31, 2009

I wasn't able to scan this before going off to an art camp for a week - so here it is now. It will be in the post to Jan tomorrow. The action has moved outside in this panorama now - we're having a heatwave here. I would love to have a pool like this and a David Hockney on my wall.