Friday, October 31, 2008

Silver lining in the mail

Kira's moly-x-28 book I picked up Kira's beautiful little moly at the post office today. Thanks Dawn for sending it, I enjoyed looking at both your and Kira's pages. :-) Now, I need to ponder what silver lining my dark clouds do bring...

Kira's pages in her own book. Beautiful work.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Kira’s Moly

I'm sending Kira's Moly on to Hanna this week...Then I will work in Ronny's and so on...Not real happy with how this turned out, but here it is:

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Dawn is typography to me

In Dawn Sokol's moly

This blog has been un-appropriately (!) neglected by all of us during this round-robin moly-exchange-thing. I guess it's because Ronny is sick and both me, Kira and Dawn have very active blogs (and other projects) of our own that takes up a lot of time. The exchange is continuing anyway and books are being filled.

In Dawn Sokol's moly

Dawn's book came to visit me here in Sweden in September and it's already with Ronny in Hong-Kong as I write this. I did take pictures before I sent it off and here is the proof of that today. Enjoy and please comment if you visit this blog! Thanks!

In Dawn Sokol's moly

When I think of Dawn I think of typography, I guess it's because she uses words and letters so much as her art form in her journals! In the first pages of her own Moly she has written names of countries in different colors and nothing more. It makes a visually interesting spread and I couldn't continue with anything else than, that's right; letters and words.

In Dawn Sokol's moly

I choose to cut out words from magazines instead of writing them myself.

In Dawn Sokol's moly

I have no idea how I picked out these words. I think I took words that had a nice font, color and/or meaning to them. Words that sounds nice, sat something nice or interesting or is just plain fun to look at!

In Dawn Sokol's moly

I have no moly to play in yet so I'll see what happens next!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sorry for being really late

Hi Guys. Sorry for being late.. Very late.. I'm very busy lately so I can't keep up with all the molys. But I'll do better next time. I've sent to Kira today with both mine and Hanna's moly.

My theme is.. what makes you brave?
I have to go through a surgery and I'm having a health condition now. It's not cancer yet but it's soon. And I'm so young!! So I was going through a lot of negative emotions and crying all day. So that's why I got this theme.

Sending both Hanna's and My molys.

I love the theme Happiness. It gives me a lot of inspirations.

I'm making all these during the closing ceremony of the Olympic last night. Haha.


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Better Late than Never, I Guess

I finally have my Moly done and will be sending on to Hanna in the next day or two. I went a little crazy and entered all of the countries in the Parade of Nations during the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics...

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Traveling Happiness Moly

I bought a shiny new Moleskine Pocket Japanese Accordian Album at the paper store at NK in Stockholm in June. I have created my first two "spreads" in this very cool folded book, and sent it away to Hong Kong!

My spread looks like this:

My first pages in Moly-x-28

and it continues on to the second spread:

My first pages in Moly-x-28

My theme is happiness and I've called this book The Traveling Happiness Moleskine! I hope each member will do what ever makes them happy in this book! Write a list about what makes you happy, paint the dog or weather or what ever that makes you happy or just doodle, collage or... just try to smile and create! ;-)

This is how it looked when I sent it away:

Not much...

I wonder how bulky and beautiful it will be when it returns to me? I feel like telling all the x-28-members to hurry up! Do your stuff and sent each book away fast - I want to see, feel, make, create! Now! But I guess we all have a lot of stuff in our lives that we need to attend to too.

This is my whole book right now:

My first entry
I like the forward motion, it so fits the book style and I hope it invites to continues fun!

Looking forward to doing another spread in the next book to arrive... soon I hope.

PS: Welcome to visit my own blog too!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ready, Set, GO!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Welcome to moly_x_28!

This group, founded by Dawn Sokol (USA), is an extension of the Moleskine Exchange. This blog will follow the adventures of a group of artists from around the world, in a Japanese fold Moleskine sketchbook 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 couple of spreads (2.5 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 will be posted to the left.

3. Each artist will do around 2.5 pages each round. As we are 6 participants everybody will then get the Moleskine twice until it gets returned to its owner. But feel free to sometimes use a little more or less than 2.5 pages.

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.

This moly_x_project was begun by Marty Harris, Minnesota, USA.