Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunshine & Sumertime

sunshine & summertime
I'm sorry I am behind! Lots of deadlines. But making this was my treat and now I'm definitely in summer mode and feeling nice and relaxed. I made no plans on this one. I told myself I would (because it was someone else's Moleskine that I didn't want to mess up) but decided to follow an idea without plans instead. It's more exciting for me that way. I was going to move it on land but waited, the sea felt better.

I hope you like it Kari, and that it reminds you to relaaaax.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Carolina's moly - The roses have been painted

I finished my entry in Carolina's moly today. I am pretty happy with the way that it came out. Before I added color, I went back and forth about what I wanted to use - colored pencil, marker, watercolor. I ended up using my Copic Sketch markers. The colors are very rich and thick and I thought that would suit the Disneyesque feel of my entry. I wanted the tree and the roses to be the brightest thing on the page.

The only problem now will be making my signature entry on the back. While the markers produce rich color - they also soak in/through the paper. I may have to paste a piece of paper to the back for my signature entry.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

WoNdeRlaNd has arrived!!!

Carolina's moly arrived in my mailbox yesterday. Didn't have time to take pics of me getting it out of the mailbox, but will definitely share pics of my working on my entry. I want to take some pics to share with moly_x_life of my creative process and where I work. How many people out there spread there stuff out on their bed and go to work? Drives my husband a little nuts.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Carolina's Moly - painting the roses red...

Here is my preliminary drawing for Carolina's moly. I spent some time on Saturday watching Disney's Alice in Wonderland with my little one and decided that this was what I wanted to do for my entry. I took this straight from the video, so I will end up tweaking a few things so as not to completely copy Disney.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

It's in the mail...

My husband will be taking this baby to the post office on Friday. It is on it's way.

I am not crazy about the marker that I used to color in the big seagull's head/body. Was just something new that I was trying. Not sure I will use those markers again. I am not impressed.

Wonderland is coming your way Stacey.....

I'm dropping this in the mail tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Jen's Moly - entry 1 - FINAL

Here is my entry in Jen's moly. After coming up with the idea to do a sort of bird/girl - I wanted to be sure that my entry blended with Jen's so that the girl truly looked like she belonged to some big bird family.

racheal's moly in the mail

Just a heads up for Jennifer. Racheal's moly is in the mail. It should arrive at your doorstep in a few days. Had I little bit of fun with the envelope, hope you like it !

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My entry - Carolina's book

So the heartless queen to the left gave me a bit of an uneasy feeling. By the looks of it Mr. Rabbit is a bit concerned too. Think he's gonna get a move on.

I just need to 'sign' the back, then it will be on it's way to Stacey.

Monday, May 11, 2009

my entry in Racheal's moly

Here is my entry in Racheal's sketchbook. As a follow up to the moon, I decided to do a Pierrot. I love Pierrot so sad and so beautiful. I was inspired by the song "Au clair de la lune". It's a french children song which speaks about Pierrot and the moon.
Well hope you like it, and hope that Racheal likes it.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

2nd mailing deadline...

per a request from Racheal - our next mailing date is going to be:

June 1st
If anyone else needs more time, please let me know.

summertime is in CT

kari your moly arrived saturday!!! your details are remarkable! i'm feeling so pressured-i don't want to ruin it! anyone else having this problem?

i was wondering what was the title of the faith hill song you were inspired by for the theme? i'd like to listen to it for a little inspiration myself.

as far as due date-can we extend it to the 1st of june? is that too late?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

a suprise in the mail

I finally got Racheal's moly !
Yeah, this is so fun! Racheal, it looks really good and love the little surprise at the end
Hi Everyone, 

Sorry I'm so late.  I have finally finished my entry and sent my moly on it's way.  It should be with Rachel in a couple of days.  I ended up doing a japanese-aboriginal-anasazi inspired sunshine and summer themed drawing.  Ended up overworking the sunshine so I just kept going.  hehe  Anyway I drew my favorite things about summer.  Now it's your turn.


Monday, May 4, 2009

It's Here! It's Here!

So happy it made it! Loved the package, and it's so cool to see the entry in person.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Discussion - 2nd mailing - deadline

As of Friday, everyone should have mailed and possibly even received their molys. I am proposing the next mailing deadline for:
May 22nd
(no later than May 26th)
If this is not okay with anyone, please feel free to let me know.

My entry in Jen's moly

Here is the preliminary drawing for my entry in Jen's Moly. I tried to follow your style in a number of places, Jen, so that the entry would flow with the one before it. I hope you like it.

Now to the color stage...

(It comes out a little blurry when you add the picture to the post...)