Monday, November 29, 2010

First Entry!

I've finally done my first entry in the Villans Moleskine. I'm so sorry it took so long! I hope we can regain some momentum.
Here it is: x-men villans in a ususal suspects line-up. :)

First entry - Usual Suspects

First entry - Usual Suspects

Courtney, if you flickrmail me your address I'll send it to you a.s.a.p.!

What's the status with your books? Helen, did you receive Courtney's book? And how are things with your book? I'm sorry to say I haven't seen Kimberly's book yet, I hope the post is just slow and it'll arrive at some point.

Friday, November 5, 2010

My Moly so far...

I finally got a few pages done in my moly before sending it off.. I used only black and white but I invite all of you to paint, draw, collage in whatever colors you like and whatever you want related to my theme.. I do love color, so don't let that limit your creativity.. Here's what I did in my book:

Sign in page:  You guys sign on one of the squiggly lines:

Sorry about the blurry pic.. here's a more close up view of these three pages:

I am so excited to see what you guys do with my moly!!!

Moly update

Hi girls!

Courtney flickrmailed me today that her moly is en route! yay!

"just wanted to let you know that I will be dropping my moly in the mail to helen in the morning :-) can't wait to get yours :-)"

I'm still not done with mine :X. I'm so sorry that it's taking me so long!
Time sometimes goes so super fast...
I'll do my best to finish it a.s.a.p.!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Kimberley's Moly - Almost Ready to Go!

Hi Everyone,

I hope you're having a lovely weekend! Its raining here in the UK, but I love weekends when I have a good excuse to curl up with a good book (currently I Remember You by Harriet Evans) or hide in my studio for the afternoon! My boyfriend and I had a wonderful morning with our niece when we visited the animals at the petting zoo too!

I've now finished my Moly with the circus theme, and its almost ready to head to the Netherlands to meet Eefje! I really hope you like it. It was done with Promarker pens (disappointed with the blend results - can see every pen stroke, nevermind) and acrylics. I had so much fun drawing and painting it!

Sorry for the pants photos - not such good quality from my Blackberry!

Eefje, I'll wrap this up and post it onto you after the weekend!

Can't wait to see your first entries!! I hope you've been enjoying doing them!

Lots of love,

Kimberley x

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Yay!! Got my moleskine!!!

Yay!! I was so excited when I got it .. then I was like.. gee this is small!!! Nevertheless I am still excited and nervous about working in other people's books ;-)  But as the group leader said it will be a great learning experience.  As you can see I haven't started my sign in page yet, but plan on working on it in the next couple days.. I just want to land on one theme idea.. I have a couple swirling around right now :-)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sign In Complete

Hi Everyone! I hope you are all OK and looking forward to starting this exchange as much as I am!

I've started working on my Moly sign in page which has a Circus theme, chose it for all the bright colours and various subects there are when you visit a circus! Hope you all like it, I will try and post a picture once its done...

Eefje, love your villain theme that will be great fun to do!

Take care and happy drawing :)

Kimberley xx

Friday, October 1, 2010

First Moly Mail!

Yay, I received my moleskine notebook in the mail today - it's so cute! (although much smaller than I expected). I have a paper due tomorrow that I haven't started yet (woops) but after I finish that, working on my sign-in page will be my weekend project. I'm more or less decided on Underwater Creatures for my theme, but you never know what'll happen when I actually start drawing...maybe I was inspired by the rain we've been getting in New York recently, haha

In other news, Happy October!


Introducing ... ME!! ;-) Courtney

I am so excited to be a part of this moly group!! I have never done one before, but I have seen some really awesome stuff on flickr!  I cannot wait to see what everyone does and I must admit I am a bit nervous about my skills being up to par!! Already the first sign in page has a great person drawing.. that isn't my strong point, but I am certain I will come up with something within my drawing abilities :-)

A little about me - I'm Courtney Prudhomme - known in crafty circles as "cklnh", "Cajun Hillbilly", "Chickadeebijoux", "Louisiana Momma" lol.. I'm 36 yrs old.. I am a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom.. I have 1 husband, 4 kids (3 that live with us), 2 dogs, 1 bird, and 2 pygmy goats that I love :-)  Art truly is my passion.  I have done all sorts of arts and crafts over the years.. but my top favorites are hand embroidery, sewing, and NOW drawing :-)  In the drawing realm I mostly do zendoodles or zentangles.  I am trying to refine my drawing and shading skills :-)  Here are a few of my pieces that I am especially proud of:

This piece was done on an 8"x11" drawing paper with micron pen and pencil.

This piece is a 6" diameter circle.. It's called "My Grandmother's Garden"

This one is on a 9"x12" Sketch pad and is called "Inside of Me":

I am waiting on my moleskine to arrive and the moment it gets here I will be Doing my sign in page and posting it here.  I look forward to getting to know all of you and am so excited to see your talented work in my book :-)

Much love and God bless!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Themepage & sign in

Hello everyone!

I've done a themepage and sign in in my new moly book:

Sign In

Theme: Villans!
Now I'm going to do an entry in it.

How are things standing with your books? Still waiting for it to get delivered? I hope you get to start soon.

So far I haven't gotten a flickrmail from the other people who wanted to join yet, so I haven't been able to invite them to our blog yet. Until they do it's just the four of us here. I've listed us to the right here, do you think that's a good sending order?


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hello :)

Continuing with introductions...

My name is Helen, and I'm currently going to school in New York City, although I'm originally from Dallas,TX. I'm 18 years old (probably the baby of the group!), and in my second year of school at Columbia University. My (intended) majors are Civil Engineering and Architecture, although in the past year I think I've decided to move in a more creative direction. I was extremely interested in art all through middle and high school, but let it fall to the side when my college applications were coming up, and haven't really produced much since. However, I never stopped doodling in the margins of my notes ^__^ I'm really excited to get back into art, and hope I'm not too rusty!

Outside of school and art, I do competitive ballroom dancing. I'm also involved in Hoot Magazine, Columbia's student-run fashion publication.

P.S. You guys also might need to bare with me in terms of getting the hang of flickr/blogger/etc. I'm sosososo bad with technology! Seriously, you should see my grades in computer science right now....

Friday, September 24, 2010

Introductions: Kimberley

Hi Everyone!

I just thought I'd write a short introduction so you all know a bit more about me.

I'm 22 and I live in the UK, and work at Siemens in the Finance Department. I have always been interested in art, and studied the subject back at school, but I never took it any further or into a career, for fear that it would spoil my enjoyment of it.... I have always dreamt of doing something more creative as a job though.

I hadn't even heard of Moleskines before I stepped into Waterstones, our national bookstore chain, where I snapped up my very first soft cover plain notebook to scribble in. As soon as I got home, opened up my first Moly and read the history of the Moleskine, I knew I was onto something... Two months later, I've got about 6 Moleskines - a mix of large, pocket, plain, lined and I can't wait to fill them up and buy more. I thought I'd do a little search on Flickr and see if anyone else thought as highly of their Moleskines as I did of mine, and I was shocked to find so many people did! I find it fascinating to see what other people draw and write in their little black books, as well as people asking questions like "where do you write in yours?" and "what do you use to write in it?", questions I've always wondered but felt too silly to ask!

I've literally just ordered my Japanese book from Amazon, so I'll be ready to rock and roll as soon as it arrives!! :) I'm trying to think of a theme to put into my book at the moment, and found some fantastic ideas on Flickr groups. I've got a while for my Moly to arrive, so will keep thinking until then. Can't wait to put pen to paper, wrap up the book and send it off to the next person, and see what comes back.

Have you all done a Moleskine exchange before? Did you enjoy it? How did you start off your Moleskine book sign pages?

Lots of love,

Kimberley x
kimberley291 on Flickr

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Hello everyone!

Let's start with some introductions shall we?

My name is Eefje, I'm 25 and I live in Utrecht, the Netherlands. I work as an editorial graphic designer and photo editor at the newspaper Metro. (It's an international paper, some of you may know it. I am at the Dutch version.) I love painting and drawing and really hope that this exchange will lead to some interesting colaborations.

For those of you who've never done this before, some guidelines (copy-pasted for convience):

What is the Moleskine Exchange?

Each artist will set off with a small Japanese (accordian) folded Moleskine. Creating a drawing, collage, or painting, then send on to the next artist. Each artist will draw on a spread (around 3 pages) then send it on to the next artist. When the artists book is filled, it will be returned to the owner with images created by artist around the world. Each artist has a month to make an entry. The outcome will be a pleasant and surprising adventure, as artists are encouraged to interact and merge their art with others.

The concept:
1. The artists start with the Japanese fold Moleskine - Name, address, email address written in book.

2. Each artist gets 1 month to make a sketchbook entry, and mail it to the next person. The order is listed to the right.

3. Each artist will do 2-4 pages each round.

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, she will simply keep her book when it comes back to her. She should email all of the participants to say she is not going to continue. We will decide, then, if we 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.

You can also chose a theme for your book if you want.
When we're all on the blog we can decide on a sending order.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Starting anew!


I'm going to try to start up a new M0ly_x_74 exchange, since the old one died. So I'm looking for four new member to replace the ones that have bowed out or are m.i.a. (I'll post this in the flickrgroup to see who wants to join.)
I really hope this is going to work this time!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hello All!!!

Hello, I have been assigned to help moderate (a moly mentor if you will) your fantastic moly group along it's journey... if anyone has questions, needs help in any way (doing laundry excluded) please let me know. Feel free to contact me on my flickr page:
Hopefully books are rotating once a month to keep the flow of the group going!!! Looking at your blog that may not be the case? Last post looks like this group died, I certainly hope not!

So do we need to find new members to join in with those that still want to work on the exchange...who has who book? Have any been returned?


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Any news?


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Are we still doing this?

Hi Ladies,

I haven't heard from anyone here in quite some time. I Flickr mailed you guys, but no one answered me. Are you still interested in continuing this project? It's okay if some of you (or all of you) want to call it quits, we'll just have to make sure all the books get send back to their owners. Just let me and each other know O.K.?

If some of us want to continue (I know I do), we could fill in the places of those leaving with new people, we'll keep this blog and all that.

Please reply to this post, even if you don't know what you want to do. It'll be nice to know you are still alive. :)