Thursday, April 30, 2009

It's even more awesome in person!!

Jennifer's moly arrived in the mail today. It is even more awesome in person! Now I am a little intimidated about adding to such great work. I do have an idea though.

Guess I need to get started...

Monday, April 27, 2009

in the mail

My moly is ready to go in the mail. So get ready Jennifer because wonderland it coming to you

Sunday, April 26, 2009

It's in the ENVELOPE!!

Sign in - done!
First entry - done!
My moly is in its envelope and ready to go. Just need stamps.

Finished! 1st entry

Finally Finished!
Not real sure why this took me so long, seems like I fought with it the whole way. These guys will be flying to Stacey later this week.
As I stated earlier, I chose to remain themeless. Can't wait to see what you do with it Stacey :)
Here we go!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

entry 1 - with color

There are parts of this entry that I like and parts of it that I don't. I think it is okay for my first entry.

sign in - final - with color

When I first came up with the design - I was worried that I would mess it up when I added color, but I am really happy with the way this came out.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Just Checking In

Hi Everyone,
I've been busy with a move but I am finally almost settled in my wonderful new home.  More importantly I now have a wonderful office/studio!  Woo Hoo.  All of my wonderful stuff in one place.  hehe

I am working on my moly and will be posting some sketches this weekend.  I've finally chosen my theme based loosely on the song "Sunshine and Summertime"  by Faith Hill.  It's hot here now and I'm just so happy, I am a true sun worshipper so I thought it might be a good moly.   I'll be ready to post next week sometime.  Looking forward to seeing my first package in the mail. 

Have a great weekend.  I'm headed to Nevada to drop off the kids and play some slots.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Racheal's Bella Luna

Bella Luna
So, I'm not good at keeping secrets or posting in process work. Therefore, this is my completed sign in page...which is unconventional. I don't have a plan when I work, just a visual in my mind. I ended up with no room for signing in, but I figure, everyone can sign their name on their work.

In the mail she goes!


To answer your question from your previous comment:
"i am confused though-are we suppossed to make our own image to start off the moleskine?"

Yes. Everyone makes the first entry in their own moleskine. That's what gets the rest of us started. Based on your entry (or theme - if you choose one) - everyone else makes their entries.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

a twist on the sign in page

Hi all
I just wanted to let you know that I didn't do a conventional sign in page. Since I really love the whole idea of the traveling sketchbook (ie: different cities, different dates, different artists, one sketchbook) I did a new kind of sign in page. I signed my piece on the other side of the paper, with the date, the place and the tittle of my piece. Here is a sneak peak. I would really appreciated if you did the same with your piece when you get the sketchbook, well if you don't mind
Tell me what you think

Jenn's book - work in progress

Pretty satisfied with the lines..........time for some color.
I've decided to remain themeless. Looking forward to seeing how we all play off of one another.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

DISCUSSION - First mailing date

Most of us are up and running on our first entries, so I think we need to start disscussing the date for our first mailing. I am thinking that May 1st is a good date. Everyone can throw their moly in the mail on Friday and it should get to most of us by the beginning of the next week since we are all in the USA/Canada area.

What does everyone think?

work in progress

Here is a sneak peak of my sketchbook. Hope you like where I'm going.
I have a small confession, I did this illustration without thinking to much and just following my inspiration and suddenly a theme was in placed. With white rabbits and queens of hearts, I think the Alice in Wonderland theme is pretty obvious. So if you don't mind, I would like you to follow my theme in my sketchbook when it gets to you. No obligations, I just taught it could be fun for my sketchbook.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Sign in done - color has been added

After much anxiety...I have finished my sign in page.

I got everything transferred into my Moly and used my new watercolors to add color to the design. I also found that I really like working with watercolors. I was a little scared to actually put paint to paper as I am new to using watercolors, but I think it came out really good.

I will wait and let Kari post the finished work so as not to totally ruin the surprise.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Jenn's sign in page

Well ladies here it is, my sign in page.Hope it is clear where you all are meant to sign. Am aiming to have my first entry completed by this weekend (we'll see how that goes)

My moly - entry 1

My moly - entry 1
Originally uploaded by gwsmomma
Just as with my sign in page - this was originally something different. Not as completely though. The face on the left started out more realistic than cartoonish and it was awful. The woman lying down was originally sitting up naked with her back to you. I couldn't find a way to add the wing without covering her up, so I tried this instead. I am not crazy about the face on this one, but I will probably tweek it a little before I put it in my moly and add color.

My sign in page

Originally this started out very different. My first idea for my moly sign in page was not what I wanted. This just sort of flowed out. I like it a lot better and now just need to transfer it to my moly and add some pressure right!?

Sign in pages and first mailing

At this point it looks like most of the group has already received their moleskine. Once Racheal has received hers - then we can decide on a date for the first mailing.

Racheal - I am okay with your having a regular sketchbook. Maybe in your book each person can do a 2 page spread - instead of the 3 pages in the accordian album. I am sure that it will work out just fine.

Karo - While I am here, I will go ahead and answer the question about the sign-in page. When you open your accordian album (I think this is the same for moly sketchbooks also), the inside cover is blank and on the front of the first page are lines where you would put your name and address in case your moly is lost. In quite a few of the exchanges that I have looked at people will make an entry on those two pages. Their entry will either have all of the names of the people in the group or they will let each individual person sign their name when they receive the moly. This is not a requirement. Just something that people do.

I have worked up a design for my sign in page that I am happy with. If I can remember, I will scan in my sketch this evening. Call me a chicken, but I am working up sketches in my sketchbook before I put them in my moly.

Talk soon!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

My moleskine cover...

I received my moleskine about a week ago and have had it sitting on my computer table ever since. When I first opened it and unfolded all of the pages I was quite intimidated. Now, not so much.
I used a Prismacolor in Metallic Silver to draw a simple little design on the front cover.

Now on to my sign-in page...

Get ready, get set, DRAW!!

.....hi everyone !!!

Most of you have ordered or received your moleskines. As you get your moleskines start drawing everything you want, you must complete at least 3 pages.

Feel free to post pics here of your drawing progress and whatever else you want of the whole process. In my first post I stated that the person who receives the book will scan the previous artist's work and post it on the blog for everyone to see. Here I post the rotation of the group to be more efficient, if every one agrees...

Just to make it a little easier - this will be the mailing order:

Kari >> Rachael (Connecticut)
Rachael >> Carolina (Canada)
Carolina >> Jennifer (Michigan)
Jennifer >> Stacey (Texas)
Stacey >> Kari (Utah)

I will be emailing each of you the address and contact information for the person that you will be mailing to as well as the email address of the person who will be mailing to you. Please keep in contact with one another. You may email your progress or you may post it here.

If everyone would post a comment to this post and let me know whether you have your moleskine - I will set the date for the first mailing. You do not have to stick with 3 weeks per entry - if you finish sooner, you are more than welcome to send your moleskine on to the next person.

Hope to hear from you all soon.

Welcome to moly_x_70!!

Each artist will set off with a small Japanese (accordian) folded Moleskine. After creating a drawing, collage, or painting on a spread of approx. 3 pages they will send the book on to the next artist (the order is listed in the sidebar). In order to encourage more interaction, each book will make 2 rounds before it is filled. When the next artist receives the book, they will scan the previous artist's work and post it on the blog for everyone to see. When the book is filled, it will be returned to the owner with images created by artists around the world. Each artist has approx. 3 weeks to make an entry. The outcome will be a pleasant and surprising adventure, as artists interact and merge their art with others.

The majority of artists in this group have selected to go theme-less, if you decide that you want a theme for your moleskine, please be sure to put your theme on your sign-in page so that others will know.

The concept:

1. Each artist starts with a Japanese fold Moleskine - Name, address, email address written inside book.

2. Each artist gets 3 weeks to make a sketchbook entry, and mail it to the next person. The order is listed to the right.

3. Each artist will do approx. 3 pages each round. Each book will make 2 rounds.

4. Artists are encouraged to interact with other images in the book. Please be respectful.

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, he/she will simply keep her book when it comes back to him/her. She should email all of the participants to say she is not going to continue. The group will then decide if they 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.

Up & Running.

Sorry for the delay. Any questions or comments, feel free to write to me. You should also post your questions and comments here, so you all can work it out, come up with brilliantly creative ides.

Have fun. Thanks for you patience.