Friday, December 26, 2008

View of Gourock and the Clyde from my window


Because our group is totally international, my theme is simply a view from where you live. This is the view of the River Clyde which runs to Glasgow from the Atlantic. It would be cool if you could follow this on with a place you like.

I still have the sign in bit to do and I'll get this in the post to Rin as soon as the post office opens up.

Friday, December 19, 2008



the finished version.

which I am carrying in my bag for days now and every evening I discover that I once again forgot to go to he postoffice. Im sorry, jen, i will do it tomorrow, promised : )

Friday, December 12, 2008

hi guys,
here is a picture to show you the process : )

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

moly progress?

just asking how you´re getting along with the molys! have you picked themes? when are you going to send it off?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Rotation Order

1) rin >jen>manu>noko>beth>juan>(wil)>rin

2) jen >beth>(wil)>manu>juan>noko>rin>jen

3) beth >juan>rin>(wil)>noko>manu>jen>beth

4) juan >noko>jen>rin>manu>(wil)>beth>juan

5) noko >manu>beth>jen>(wil)>rin>juan>noko

6) manu >(wil)>juan>beth>rin>jen>noko>manu

(7) wil >rin>noko>juan>jen>beth>manu>wil)

Ornament and Crime

I finished the entry into my own book and sent it off to Beth! The colors are horrible, le motif girly, but hey!from now on i can only get better.
Here are two links to get a little insight on the "ornament and crime"-theme.
grteets from jen!

http://www.grandtradition.net/beauty-ornament-and-crime-adolf-loos-and-leon-battista-alberti-ornament
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornament_and_crime

Thursday, October 30, 2008

let´s get started!

Moly_x_53, founded also by JUANH (Argentina) is an extension of the Moleskine Exchange.

so let´s get started! juanh and me are making an adress list and will send it via email to all of you.
what about the rotation order? i think it would be nice to have different rotation orders for each moly, so you can interact with everyone´s work. what do you say?
you can also start your moly with a theme, if you like it, i´d just might do that..i´ll send a soundtrack along with a mine, so you´ll get inspired. :)
so get working, i want your moly in my house by the end of november!

see you soon! jen

Welcome to moly_x_53!

Moly_x_53, founded by Je Ad (Germany), 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. Our current group includes the artists listed to the right, including contributors in many different countries all over the world.

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 (give or take) 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 (give or take) to make a sketchbook entry, and mail it to the next person. The order is listed to the right -- for participants in this exchange, look at the list of names under MAILING ORDER. If you ever need to update addresses, please feel free to contact your partners directly! An important part of this project is to discuss and exchange information and ideas.

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, but also don't hesitate to meld your art with earlier entries.

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.