Friday, June 27, 2008

Hey moly_x_34 Group!

I'm getting really excited (and scared) to start drawing in my book. I'm very happy to be working with all of you and I know we'll create some inspired entries for our books.

So, when are we starting? I think we should aim to ship our books either by August 1st or 15th. Ramires and Santiago are waiting for the moleskine books. Ramires should receive his around July 6 and Santiago should receive his the middle of July. So let's take a vote for first shipment of August 1 or 15? Leave a comment.

Are we having a theme? Only if you want one. Each artist has complete control over their book. If you want a theme in your book that would be fun! Totally up to you! ( just thought of a theme I might want for my book)

Our group has six members, so I think we should each plan to do 2-3 pages in each book (not 3-4 pages). I have also set up a mailing rotation (on the right). You will mail the book to the artist located below your name. We can be flexible with this, so if you think there is a better mailing order please say so. I tried to make it logical so shipping costs would be as minimal as possible.

Rebelpapa (me) --> Chensio
Chensio --> Ramires
Ramires --> Mano de Papel
Mano de Papel --> Lady Orlando
Lady Orlando --> Samantha
Samantha --> Rebelpapa (me)

So if you have your books, feel free to start them! Also, please email me your mailing address (don't post it here).

A question...

Hi People
Our "moly_x _34" group will have a theme, subject or especific topic?
(Sorry for my English)
Thanks all
Best wishes

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Welcome to moly_x_34!

This group, founded by Chris M.(USA), is an extension of the Moleskine Exchange. This blog will follow the adventure of a group of artists 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 (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.