Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Moleskine, the heir to the legendary notebook, wants to know what’s inside your Moleskine! With over 140 different formats and styles, there are many different ways to use a Moleskine—to sketch, write, watercolor, reflect, collage, collect mementos and as photo albums.
In celebration of creativity and imagination, Moleskine is looking for readers to share photos and comments about their Moleskines. Email pictures of what’s in your Moleskine to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “MOLESKINE.”
Five submissions will be randomly selected to receive a Free Moleskine Pack of Notebooks. The pack will include a Pocket Ruled Notebook, a Pocket Sketchbook and a Pack of Plain Kraft Pocket Cahiers.
We’ll post the images on an upcoming post announcing the winners! Also check out our Facebook Company Page to see the latest entries. Entries must be submitted by Friday Nov 14th.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I was inspired by Lisa´s picture in Carina´s book about the home-theme. The girl you dont know if she would drown herself or if she was just washing her hair.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Hallo friends! This is Lottas moly. She started with a painting inspired by old textiles. When I´ve made this picture I´ve been thinking of tapestry and painting.
It´s also a septemberpicture from my garden. Lots of fallen apples, to many to be able to eat them all.
It´s made with watercolorpencils and akrylicpaint on plastic sheets, fastened with eyelets.
Monday, September 8, 2008
J - juggle, hunted, me, aha?, work, compare, YES!, jumbo jet, java/coffee, jogging, baby talk, Japan, S:t Jacobi (my highschool/collage), Earth, damnit!, hurray, tricot(fabric), jeans?(haven't worn any since 1998), fighter aircraft.
K - Coffee, cottage cheese, kiss, love, art, cookie dough, kids(children), driving licence, friend, career, money, maybe, capable, party, cross-stitch, cognitive, concept, catalyst, cramp, kitsch , cat.
L - read, Saturday, long, happiness, ridiculous, vivid, life, summer home, peace & quiet , fun, scarry, time of work, langett(stitch), lego, live, light, sound, lumen, temperament , learn.
I send you both the Molys when you come home Elizabeth! you lucky girl in the sun :)
I was so concentrated on NOT sending this Moly to E until she arrives from Turkey, so I forgot to blog it :)
Friday, August 29, 2008
Most of us want to "take care of Earth". I try my best, you probably do the same and eventhen it´s difficult to brake behavioural pattern...
Baltic Sea is one of the most threatened marine echosystem in the world; overfeed - nitrogen and phosphourus...
...it´s easy to relax in the sunshine, wondering about every day perspective of existensialism
This Moly belongs to Lisa, the book of ABC
greener on the other side
helth: state of helth
Monday, August 25, 2008
Finally I have completed my work in Carinas book and will post it tomorrow to you, Lotta! The first picture is a piece of embroidery on fabric. Inspired by Elizabets beautiful image of a kitchen sink, I also made a scene from a kitchen, almost a mirror image but not as pleasant. Home sweet hell, home as the scene of a crime. Is the women drowning herself in the sink or just washing her hair? The second picture is also a piece of embroidery but on paper. I left the threads uncut and unfastened. /Lisa
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
I was inspired of the title of Carinas drawing in her moly and had the chance to do an embroidery I´ve been thinking of for a long time. As a mother of three children i spend a lot of time in the kitchen and there I see new still lifespass on the kitchen sink every day.
In the drawing I started with a piece of an old wallpaper from my grandmothers house. It reminded me of the crocheted wallpaper Carina is showing in her blogg, so it is a kind of homage to that one.
Then the drawing and the emroidery have influenced each other...
Monday, July 7, 2008
It's one part paper & one part fabric in this Moly. I worked from a couple of sentences. On the embroidered "drawing" it sais in Swedish: "Eating organic, recycles the morningpapers and buying fairtrade".
Last sentence: "but it's still a rainy summer..."
The embroidery showes empty childfood jars with an organic brand from Denmark called Hipp, which you end up with hundreds when you have an infant (very environment friendly....not....and it has traveled all the way from Denmark to Sweden...).
Drawing of pills and text: "hight levels of anti anxiety drugs in the Stockholm tap water" and "are you feeling happier lately?"
Technique: drawing and collage. Pencil, Copic marker, white opaque, ink and Stabilo.
Monday, June 30, 2008
In Elisabet´s book I have made a collage of old photos, a triptyke about two people getting the same vision, a rainbow. I´m inspired by renaissance painting, in which for example the golden colour often represented the heavenly light, a light without shadows, but as I find Earth much more fascinating as a subject I chose silver as the colour of the frames. The colour of silver, here symbolises the earthly light, absolute presence and worship of nature. But above all, the images are about faith, having faith in yourself.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I think we seem to need some weeks, maybe a month with this busy group :)
Next deadline is June 30 2008 !
One month - but if you are ready earlier - just send it ♥
I♥ My Moly_x_group! (is that a T-shirt?)
but now I´m ready.
This became the Gold, Silver and Lace - moly. That will bee the theme for this book. I know some people don´t like gold, silver and lace and think its ugly and too much... but I can´t resist it... but someway I can understand the opposite. You, my Moly-friends can do absolutly what you like whith that theme. Hate it or love it or both or ... just do something!
Monday, May 26, 2008
Finally I am on my way with this project! I posted my book today! My book is an ABC-book about life from an existential /everyday perspective. In the first two drawings in the book I have chosen to draw in a symbolic way, images from my imagination that represent scenes from my life as it is at the very moment. I wanted the pictures to look like some kind of playing cards, like Tarot cards or something that has to do with destiny or prophesy.
I can´t wait to have Elizabet´s book in the mailbox so I can make my next drawing...to be continued /Lisa
Saturday, May 24, 2008
I have started with a comic type drawing of my "not so glamorous week" with title: "En diskbänksrealistisk vecka". If I translate this Swedish expression to English it would be close to; A kitchen-sink-realistic week :)
I scanned the images rather big so you can click on them to read the text.
This one here has an Enlish translation:
Here is my embroidered image on the fabric part of my moly.
now with beaded sushi...
I'm off to Elizabet.
The daylight was blue and strange today - I will post some better images tomorrow on my blogg:
Today (Sunday) I've uploaded more detail images on my flickr
Hi from Carina
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I have to start with a confession: 6th of May, at 14.09 pm - my moly is still not unpacked...
Things has been a mess and my computer is not as kind as I want
him - or if it´s a she - to be! But I´m on the track - ready for take-off.
I suppose I want to have a theme in my sketchbook, maybe the global warming. I`ll have to think and write back to you, see you!
Monday, May 5, 2008
Just wanted you to know I'm on my way whith the moly. I started to paint my sides yellow to get rid of the scary white! I'm not sure how to continue this. I normally work in different materials as beads, cloth, wood, metal and thread so I'm a bit nervous whith just paper and a pen.
Carina, I look forward to recieve your moly with the "fabricpaper"...
Sunday, April 20, 2008
My name is Liselott Bjurgard (Lotta B) and I´m a painter. I usally paint in oil but in the moleskine I will almost for the first time paint in acrylic. I have started today and my source for inspirations is often any kind of craft. The first picture i will do here is inspired by flemish weaving. So further it will be more of parots, trees, leavs and maybe pots.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
My name is Carina (IngerC) I'm an artist, webdesigner and a spare time crafter from Stockholm.
Was doodling today and came to the conclusion that I will sew in a long piece of white fabric in my book so my moly_x_16-friends can make something with tread (or what they want) also. Haven't tried it yet but I imagine that my Moleskine is going to be thick and travel in a box instead of a Jiffy :-)
This feels so exciting!
Friday, April 4, 2008
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 (3-4 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.
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 3-4 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.
This moly_x_project was begun by Marty Harris, Minnesota, USA.