Monday, March 29, 2010

Mailing on Friday

Kelley - I should have my moly in the mail to you this Friday. I worked on it some this weekend before I got hit with migraines and had to stop. I got about 1/2 way done and should be able to finish and get it in the mail to you by Friday. Then I can work on Jenn's and hopefully have that to you by the next week 4/9. I'm rock'n and rollin' now.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Art question - how do you...?

In the past few weeks I have been sketching/drawing in my own personal moly and had not put color on page until last week. The drawing was of a woman's head/shoulders and I used colored pencil to give her color. I completed her face and hair but did not put any color in the background yet. When I opened up the moly yesterday to work on another sketch I found that the color from her hair (dark brown) is rubbing off on the facing page - which is the background.

My question is:
*Is there something that I can do to keep this from happening?
*What do you ladies do when using colored pencil to keep it from rubbing off and possibly ruining your sketch?
I also have the same question in regards to using black watercolor - with the first entry in my moly_x_70 moly - I wanted several very dark (black) elements but found that the dark watercolor is rubbing off on the light face of my work.
*How do you get the dark background or other items without having them ruin everything else?

Those are pretty much the same question, but ehh - I need a little guidance from someone who is more seasoned in the use of different media.


Monday, March 22, 2010


Eat Healthy
Here's my 2nd entry into my Moleskine. Which by the way, thank you for helping me clear up my confusion about Round #2!

For the new members: I chose a 2 page sketchbook. The theme being DREAMS. There is a little note in the back pocket of my book...along with a few collected ones for you to read.

I'm not really sure where this image came from but I bought new markers and decided to test them out in my moly. When you get my book - smell the red and orange colors!

Friday, March 19, 2010

a little fun for friday - this is for you Kelley

What Alice in Wonderland character are you?

I am Alice
I am curious, brave, and inquisitive. I can't help but be interested in the world around me. I am a bit of a loner and a total daydreamer. Your inner world is very colorful and vivid.At times, your real life seems dull and completely unbearable. You wish you could escape to a whole other world. While you have a wild spirit, you are quite gentle and polite. You tend to observe more than act - and you tread lightly.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hi everyone - Alice is on her way across the 'bigpond' to Rachael - you should have it soon Rach - it takes about 10 days to 2 weeks.....let me know when it arrives

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy St. Patricks

Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to check in. I have received my moly from Stacey (thanks Stacey) and will work on it this week and get it in the mail by Friday. I was so excited to see my own moly and now I'm anxious to send it out and get some more art in it.

I also already have Kelly's "Alice in Wonderland" book and will get it done as quickly as I can. So I think I'll be caught up fairly soon, I hope. The books are all looking really cool and amazing. Such a fun project, it really makes me smile.

I'll post new images soon.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Sorry to make a post about this ladies, but I'm feeling so lost right now.
What is the schedule/route of these moleskines? Right now I have mine untouched since Round 1 ended. I don't have an address to the person I'm suppossed to mail it to. Also, I don't have anyone else's moleskine to create in. After seeing Jen and Keron's latest posts, I have the creative itch. Someone gimmie a moly!!!!

lol. Thank you for listening.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ready for round 2 .......finally

Well I finally got around to adding my second entry to my book. I'm still themeless, but trees seem to be popping up throughout my book which I think is pretty cool.
Just need to add a few extra pages so I don't run out. Should be on it's way to Stacey on Monday.

have LOVED my first Moly adventure - although I haven't seen the movie yet - I keep seeing these posters everywhere of Johny Depp (be still my beating heart!) as the Mad Hatter - and seeing as he hadn't appeared yet in your book. I used water & oil crayons, paint, markers & collage. (and text from an old book of Alice) I hope you like it Carolina! Bring on the next one!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New feature --->

Hello ladies!!

Just wanted to let you know that I added a new feature on the right hand side of the blog. I have added a 'Who has Who's book' section. If you would update as we go along - that way we can keep track of where we are at. Being a larger group I want to make sure that we keep going smoothly.

Kari ---

Your book went in the mail on Saturday! First class all the way!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Hi again everyone - annoying Newbie here! I am excited to be a part of the group and can't wait to get going.

I am seeking some 'boundries' for my contributions to your Moly's. Coming from an 'altered' world - where nothing remains in it's original state and much is created from just odds & sodds (I have created art journals & altered books for ages) - all this 'newness' of the Moly's is a little foreign to me! LOL!!! Can I make additions (ie 3d elements, stitching, pockets, tags, tip ins??) Can I make SUBTRACTIONS??? (cut through the page & add a transparent section, make a 'cut out' window in the cover, or something else that I haven't thought of yet! stay tuned!)

ANYONE reeling from the thought of their beautiful Moly being 'altered' - please let me know - it doesn't worry me at all. I don't want to offend or upset anyone, or step out of the boundries of the project. I have Carolina's Alice Moly right here beside me, sitting here like a holy thing - and I am a little 'gun shy' to case I deal with it inappropriately.

This is a journal I created last year - you can see more here
have a great day everyone - I look forward to your comments......

Added protection...what do you think?

Hello everyone!!

After reading Keron's post and hearing how the moly package arrived to her I was thinking that from now on we may all benefit from taking a few extra precautions when mailing our molys. This may benefit us in other moly groups as well. So, tell me what you ladies think. for all future mailings I think that we should seal our molys in a plastic ziploc type bag. I think that we may also want to consider taping over the envelope's closure just to be sure it doesn't come open.

Let me know what everyone thinks.

Monday, March 8, 2010

sorry that I misunderstood the directions peoples - I didn't quite understand this was a requirement & dismissed the first invite to join the blog, thinking I just DON'T have time for one more 'online' thing to update.

I now understand it's function - and have joined & will keep it up dated.

I recieved in the mail today the MOST stupendous Moly - Alice - Painting the Roses - The Red Queen - all of them laid out before me - what a delight to come home to. I am SO excited and inspired & can't WAIT to work in it.

I will have my 'Lanes, Alleyways & Other Quiet Places' in the mail can see some more pics on my flickr album for this book.
I have the privilege of doing another one with the amazing Jenn - here's the link, if you'd like to look at that.
looking forward to seeing each of the books as they arrive........wooo hooo.... a great mail day!
PS - THE parcel I did recieve was open and the book was exposed. I have found from SAD experiences - it's ALWAYS best to send it in a clip lock bag for safety. Had it arrived only two days earlier when our area experienced terrible storms, it would have been totally ruined.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Husband!! Sheesh!!

Kari - your book will be in the mail to you this weekend. My wonderful husband was supposed to take it to the post office for me, but for some reason he didn't get there last week while he was on vacation. So, he has been scolded like a child and will be taking it to the post office on Friday.

Monday, March 1, 2010


Hello Everyone!
I just wanted to check in and say hello to our new sketchers! Hi! I'm feeling a little out of the loop and much behind. December and January gave me some set backs. I'm currently recovering from a severe case of pneumonia. It's healing nicely, it's just been a slow process.

I currently have my own moleskine from when we ended the last round. I take it I'm suppossed to send it to Jen. Jen-I need your mailing address. Can you email me at rachealanilyse [at] yahoo [dot] com?
Rose-do you need my mailing address? Email me as well!

Looking forward to getting to know everyone and to make some art!