Sunday, April 20, 2008

I have started

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.
//Lotta B

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Soon ready for lift off

Hello all Moly X artists and interested friends of the world! We are the moly_x_16 group. An all Swedish group.
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

Welcome to moly_x_16!

This group, founded by Inger Carina (Sweden), is an extension of the Moleskine Exchange. This blog will follow the adventure of a group of Swedish artists, 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 (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.

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 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.