Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Hi everyone! I'm Diana, a 33-year-old graphic designer and illustrator living in Hamm, Germany. This is the beginning of my moly which is already very excited to be on this big journey soon.
I've done a couple of black & white drawings recently so I'm probably still in the mood and the beginnig turned out b&w too. That doesn't mean you guys have to stick to that. Feel free to do whatever you fell like to this creature.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Title/Sign In Page Finished !

I finished my Title / Sign in page today. Here it is.

I'm going to start on my first entry today.


Location:SW Edmunds St,Seattle,United States

Introductions 2


For some reason blogger won't let me leave comments . So here is my introduction.

I am Joey. I work for a wholesale distributor selling HVAC equipment for my Day job. It is cool but not ideal. In my free time I draw and paint. I am a part of Twilight Artist Collective in West Seattle ( http://twilightart.net ) and I also show with Artifakt Art in Seattle ( http://artifaktsrt.org ) . For the past few years I have been working in a strictly non-representational style but recently I have rekindled my love of characters. I am really excited about this exchange. We are going to make some great books!


Hi All! I'm really excited to start working with such a great group of artists. I thought it might be nice for each of us to introduce ourselves so we can get to know each other a little bit.

So I'll start. I'm Natalie and I live and work in New Hampshire, about an hour from Boston. For my day job I work as a web designer, designing websites for schools. In my free time I love to draw and paint (www.nataliecurtiss.com).

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Starting On My Title Page

I'm glad that everyone is still excited about the Moly exchange . It took a while to get everything going. I'm starting with my Title page. My Theme is "Just Draw, Do What You Do Best" . I wanted to keep it open because I want every one to do their best work. And I think that leaving the theme open in my book allows everyone to do what they love to do. Here's a preview of my title page. This is a progress photo . I'll post another picture when I'm finished. This is going to be alot of fun.

Pens, Pens, Pens... Im a materials-aholic so post what your working with from time to time. Here's some pens.


Location:SW Edmunds St,Seattle,United States


I think it is best to each have our own theme. That way we have 4 different books. Just my 2 cents. What does everyone else think?

Excited to Get Moving!

I am thrilled to have this group set-up and moving forward!
Are we all coming up with our own theme for our book or are we coming up with a group theme? I have a couple of themes that I have been tossing around and I am hoping to have my moly started by the end of the weekend.
Let me know what you guys think on the theme issue. I don't want to assume we have our our and begin and then find out we are going to try and have the same theme as a group.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Let's do this :)

I'm really excited to get this going. We are using the large (8x5) Japanese fold Moleskine right?

Welcome to Moly_X!

WELCOME! to moly_x: an international moleskine sketchbook exchange. moly_x brings artists from all over the planet together to exchange sketchbooks, art, stories, and friendship. Artists gather here in small groups, exchanging Moleskine Japanese Fold Pocket Sketchbooks.

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 spread (2 or 3 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 2-3 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.