Sunday, April 27, 2008

Hi from Marina

Hello dear friends!
How are you?

I'm starting to work on my entry. I didn't decide yet if I'll give a theme to my Moly. For now, to warm up a little bit, I made the title for our blog.

What do you think?

Just wanted to know that you all starting (or thinking of starting) the project. Good luck to everyone! I'm exited to send and get my first moleskines!

I'll be in little trip this weekend (from 30.04 to 05.05). We are going to Paris! So I hope to come back with some drawings in my moly.

Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Welcome to moly_x_18!

This group, founded by Marina Grechanik (Israel) and Marty Harris (USA), is an extension of the Moleskine Exchange. This blog will follow the adventure 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 (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.