Monday, May 26, 2008

Harder Than I Thought.

The easy part of adding to Robert's moly was deciding that the flies needed something to land on. The hard part was getting up the nerve to mark in his book. Eeek! After stalling for several days — is that what all that yard work was? — I finally got to it today. And it went so well, I finished it too.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I love mail!

Hooray! Shane's AMAZING moleskine just arrived at my doorstep. I am sooo inspired by having it here in the flesh. I cannot wait to nail down an idea and get to work adding to it. Refresh my memory - when do these need to be sent on again? June 1st or 15th? Happy Moleskine-ing! :)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Black Walnut - "Container"

Hello Moly 23s... Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I missed the mail office before they closed on Saturday, so I will have this in the mail to Robert today. I have heard from Shane, he has been having technical difficulties getting onto our blog but hopefully he will be receiving a new invite from Marty soon. :) Check out his flickr stream to see his amazing moly that is traveling to its new home for the next few weeks.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

My 1st Moleskine page - ever!

My little painting, in its loverly container, is on its way to Lisa! I really love what I came up with even though, upon looking at the pages of others, I realized that I'm pretty much the minimalist of the group! Which is not my normal moniker, that's for sure.

Ah well, I'll take it. :)

Anyway, I found myself in CVS getting various sundries and I ACTUALLY REMEMBERED SOMETHING WHILE I WAS IN THE STORE (these hair ties)! I'm sure you all can relate to having all sorts of ideas at home, in the car, etc. and then you find yourself in a store where you might actually be able to purchase said item and you completely space out. Yeah, I do that a lot - but not this time! And thus, this little painting was born :)

Friday, May 16, 2008

I don't know what led to this....

It's on its way to you Karen!

Don't ask me what I was thinking when I did this. I've not really drawn/painted anything like this before. I think next time I'll stick with charcoal.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Getting closer...

It has been a crazy couple of weeks... got a little behind on my moly, but it is getting closer now. :) The cover is done, the signature page is done, and the back pocket is done. I will be putting a few of my cards in the pocket, feel free to take one and leave one of yours for me. I am hoping to finish this up and get it sent to Robert by Friday!

This is the preliminary sketch for my contribution to the inside pages. I hope you all enjoy adding to this!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Oppose Orphan Works
This post was put up on Moly_19 and I think it's important enough that everyone should see it. I read it and was shocked at what's going on behind our backs.

Hi all. I thought this article at "Drawn" might be of importance to many of us who post our art online. Please don't hesitate to take action as soon as possible. It only takes about five minutes.

Monday, May 12, 2008

First Travel Moly done!

I finished my first entry in the Travel Moly_23 over the weekend, and was able to scan it today, so it should go out to Shane tomorrow. Looking forward to what's to come!
Flickr was having LOTS of problems today, so I didn't get this loaded there yet.
Hope to see more from everyone else soon! :-)

Monday, May 5, 2008

How Do You Do It?

The inspiration for my theme comes from watching my children. When the two of them draw and create, there are no insecurities, no rules and no judgments. They just pick up a crayon and have fun.

Between teachers, clients and responsibilities, my artistic road has been bumpy. I've spent too much time being practical about my art and too little time just doing it. I think I'm on the right path now — I'm back to creating art because it's something I have to do.

I suppose I'm wondering how other artists continue, in spite of having grown up. Think about it Kathleen — you're up next.

The countdown Starts!!

Hello Everyone!!
From what I can tell everyone is still in the group and has their moleskine. We have just over a week and a half to mail off our books. (Feel free to mail early if you get it done sooner. This will give the next person on the list more time to draw in yours and mail it off by June 1st)

Just as a reminder here is the mailing order:
Karen HAS MAILED HER MOLY to Kathleen
Kathleen mails to Shane
Shane mails to Megan
Megan mails to Lisa
Lisa mails to Robert
Robert mails to Karen

See the email I sent a few weeks ago for the mailing addresses. If you have lost the email let me know and I'll resend :)

I am looking forward to seeing all your molies showing up here!