Friday, December 31, 2010

How do you guys like this chaos for our new look?

How about this for a new banner?

I have taken: Rowland's cat and coffee, Barbara's calligraphy, Jenn's lion, my daruma, oO's girl, Jan's family ghosts, and Emma's monsters. I can still add other people's works into the mix of chaos later when their books make their debut here, or we can use this banner as our banner now. But most importantly, do you guys like this idea?


Here is the "cover" of my book. The theme is "Pretend". Lately I have been enjoying the idea of animal dreams - not dreams about animals, but what animals dream. Would they ever pretend that they are something that they're not?

And here is my entry into my book. I don't want anyone to feel that they have to draw animals in my book. I don't want to be too prescriptive. Just have fun......pretend.

Will be on it's way to Ewian next week.

Safe and Happy New Year!


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Rowlands book

I think I'm quite ready with Rowlands book... I put some sweets for new year, a good luck doll for the new year and some glowing real gold leaves.... :-)
Rowland stuck a great folding open paper to paint (it said "paint me"), so as it was sticking half on the third page I painted half of it, leaving the other parts for the next coming artists... I also glued a little envelope of hand made Kahdi-paper with some new year's wishes in it. Feel free to complete my list !! I left plenty of room on the paper in the envelope !!! :-))
Rowland put a note for you all in his book. I have put it in the inner pocket. Maybe I put something extra in the inner pocket as well...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry X-mas to everybody!

Merry x-mas to all Moly's.
I'm working on Rowlands book this x-mas day... making it a bit glowing... with real gold leaves :-)

Jennifer, I should send this to you afterwards... but if you're not ready yet with mine I can send it to the next person instead? What do you think? Do you have time to do 2 Moly's?


Friday, December 24, 2010

merry x_mas moly_x_3

I wish for peace
not because it's something nice to have
but because we really need it :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Working on Niniji's Book

It's been raining for the last couple of days in LA, which normally would be an extraordinary event, but we've been participating in a new reality show called "Weather Swap" and it seems that this season we've swapped with Seattle. Regardless, the rain is the perfect excuse to stay home and work on Niniji's Songlines/Luna Sea sketchbook a bit.

I found the little section that talks about Bruce Chatwin's trip to Australia with a pile of the last little black notebooks.

I also added another Daruma to her little collection. I think that stamp is a souvenir I bought at Tokyu Hands on my last trip to Japan. I didn't black out one of its eyes, so it's ready to receive a wish from anyone.

Lastly, I've decided that a mermaid would be in keeping with the Luna/Sea theme, I've only penciled her in, so still very much work in progress, I'll re-post something later when she's closer to completion. I'll probably leave the sea and sky unfinished to let someone add more sea creatures to that mix, since I'm spreading out on more than my 2-3 pages allotment. but I'm hoping that we'll keep drawing around/over/into each other's sketches.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

That banner I am just not getting to...

If anyone if feeling inspired and feels like making a new banner, please do.
I have been wanting to change it for two weeks so we have everyone represented... or something like that. Otherwise we can just leave it. I guess everyone is pretty swamped like me.

(I would love for it to be changed though)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Now it is really leaving... :-D

Now my Moly is REALLY leaving to Jennifer!!! What an adventure!!!
I added a nice cat I saw on Flickr today at Cecilia's page ... and paper... I cannot stop !!!!
I put little envelopes in it (the little envelopes are Indian hand made paper from Kahdi) and in the pocket also and several sorts of hand made japanese papers (I love paper!). Feel free to use them ! Put things in it... paint on it... make a collage...
Have fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, December 11, 2010


I forgot to mention...
I printed these business(haha?) cards for my Flickr, they are hitching a ride with my book. Please take one and pass it around :)

also want to share this music video with you, not much for the song, but for the video itself. starting from around 1:30, there is a wickedly cool visual presentation of the lyrics where half-characters reassemble on screen for a brief moment as the camera angle changes so the words appear before falling apart again. this is also where I took inspirations for the text pages from my book. hope you guys will enjoy it.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Goodbye Sketchbook, Hello Sketchbook

My sketchbook is in a padded envelope and ready to leave for its little trip around the world, starting with Adelaide, Australia as its first stop. I'm both excited that other people will get to add to it along the way, but a bit sad that I'm not going to see it again for many months...

I also just finished compiling a little inspirational playlist to go along with it. In no particular order, apart from their filename:
  • alberto fortis - il duomo di notte
  • anna f. - most of all (karl moestl remix)
  • charles webster - sweet butterfly
  • coeur de pirate - comme des enfants (le matos remix)
  • deadmau5 - i remember
  • flight facilities - crave you
  • friendly fires - paris (aeroplane remix)
  • jean leloup - je joue de la guitare
  • mala rodriguez - lo facil cae ligero
  • mansions on the moon - she makes me feel
  • max leonidas - sta sera
  • nubla - malquerida
  • saint privat - somebody to love (uko remix)
  • the knife - silent shout
  • trentemoller moan (ft. ane trolle)
  • william fitzsimmons - so this is goodbye (pink ganter remix)
On another note, I took posession of 二月niji's Sketchbook, so I'll start working on that now.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Welshman posts . . .

I was asked if I'd post what I'd done in my notebook: but to be honest I'm not sure about the idea. Doesn't it take away the sense of surprise when it arrives? What do other people think?

Anyway I was quite surprised as to how nervous I felt about doing it: being a late starter in the world of sketching, drawing etc.., I panicked and didn't know where to start. So I put the appointed Moleskine down on the board, next to my current Moleskine, and carried on with what I would normally do and then every now and then swopped books and did something different. So what is there, is typical of my normal notebooks . . . no special theme, no big deal; just what I do . . . . that's me . . 'Lo scarabochiatore . . . the scribbler'

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


continued from my last post

my entire weekend was split between my favorite band's concert and moly_x_3. crazy huh? now my book is on its way to oO, and you, and you, and you...

This is the first entry in my themeless left-handed moleskine. Instead of having each of us drawing in a continuous 2.5-page-per-person fashion, I'd really like us to have more fun with the spaces. I left graffiti marks throughout the pages and can't wait to see the things you all do to it. You can continue in order from right to left, or skip around to any area you like. (anyhow, please don't let these get in your way...)

今 キミは何処から (Now, where did you just come from?)
夢を見つけるため (Here to see a dream?)
欲望に酔うため (Or to become intoxicated by desire?)
ねえ 聞かせてよ (Nē (hey), please tell me.)
I want to convey this love with you
Until the color of the universe is true

these are the phrases I left all over my book. they are taken from the lyrics of a song.

(please don't forget to sign in on the first page with your name & country)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Moly_x_3 what now?

Moly_x_3 what now?
Hi! I got my book, yeah, and I am ready to start. But I was wondering what should be the theme of the book? Maybe something inspired by Australia as this Moly_x_3 started out there? Any suggestions? Ideas? Would love some input.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ready to go, part II

Ok. Now it's ready to go, (for real this time). I was going to add a few more things, but my wife reminded me that other people are supposed to be able to draw in that sketchbook, so I couldn't fill it all by myself... :-)

So, I'll be sending this to Miss Karena for her to add her Magic Jelly touch!

I also found some old Australian post stamps, so I'm sticking them in the back pocket. Feel free to use them, I can't really do anything with them from here.

My Moly is ready to leave, wondering where to go. "Wondering", that's a nice theme! Who wants it? I shall contact the next person in the list to know where to post it to?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Get ready, set, go...

Here's a quick photo of the reloaded Moleskine Watercolor Japanese Album.

I'll post something about the reloading process later, but in the meantime, I've started priming my sketchbook before sending it on it's way. Instead of a theme, I'm just planning to add a little usb key with a small inspirational playlist to the back pocket.

Left side is the guard page so it's the original mole-paper, and starting on the right is the beginning of the accordion fold, with the new paper, ready to be misused in any way for your creative pleasure...

Who is JK anyway?!

Hello fellow moly_x_3er's!
I'm originally from Detroit, Michigan US currently living in Wiesbaden, Germany. I'm a car designer by day and a watercolorist / doodler by night.
The critters that I draw are a much needed contrast to cars. I try to post as much as I can to flickr - - good or bad.
Look forward to creating with each and every one of you.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

HellOOooo from Brussels! I am trying to figure out how this blogging works to try to present myself... :-/
I am Barbara and I live in Brussels, where I work as an architect, and I started studying again in Antwerp as well: conservation and restauration of wall paintings. But I can still make time to sketch and paint and have fun with Moleskines, so I am looking forward to start this Moly !!! So how does it work actually? I have already to send one myself to someone? To whom first? Is there an order to follow so one wouldn't get 10 Moly's at the same time?
Looking forward to contribute :-)
Here's my Flickr page:
And here's my web site (but there's not so much on it... )
When you post your Moly's, please take care to mention my full name: Barbara Luel Pecheur, Rue des Merisiers 55, B-1170 Brussels ! I wouldn't want them to get lost!
My Moly is ready to leave! Who wants it? Then I would need an address to post it to :-)

Hello from Italy . . . a very wet Italy

Glad to be a part of this group, and looking forward to . . . . .well, actually doing something :-) I have waited over two years on 1001 journals and received nothing. This already seems more buzzy!! So a few questions, how do we trace where the Moleskine is, and how many pages do we do? how long do we have to do this?

Anyway a quick introduction: I started keeping a journal in 2003: first of all as a pocket-sized counsellor, but gradually it evolved into what it is today-an illustrated glimpse of my life. Everything on my blog comes from the journals. (except may be the odd you tube nonsense....) The name of the blog comes from what is says: a journal never crashes, never needs recharging and you can keep it to hand in your pocket: even if that doesn't sound like too much of a contradiction.

My work has been featured in Zuiderlucht a Maastricht-based arts paper for the last two years, and an Amsterdam publisher of miniature handmade books has published a book based on my journals. Zuiderlucht are currently previewing 'My Imaginary Lives' described by the editor as a 'graphic novel for the 21st century'! Phew!!

I am a musician and you can hear my 'contaminated blues at Hope you like it!

Enough for now: look forward to collaborating with you all in Cyberspace . . .

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

About: oO

Hello, My Name is ...Olivier Ozoux

I just joined the group, and I thought I should introduce myself, so there it is. My usual introduction/bio goes something like this:
Working in the Film Visual Effects, Animation and Game industries since 1989, I'm left handed and currently live and work in Los Angeles with my wife and our two robot dogs. I'm also the Director of Technology at Meemle, a company specializing in mobile applications for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.

When I'm not working, I carry around a black sketchbook with rounded corners, an elastic closure and a handy inner pocket. You can see some of my work on Flickr.

Although I have to admit that I like watercolors and I really can't stand landscape format sketchbooks (why is it that every single sketchbook manufacturer is obsessed with the idea that all watercolorists want to do is paint landscapes?!?), so I have a bit of a love/hate relationships with Moleskines.

Their watercolor sketchbook has very nice paper but is in the wrong format, and I find that all their other sketchbook have paper that don't really agree with watercolors, or any kind of wet, messy media.

So the first thing I did when I received my Moleskine Japanese Pocket Sketchbook is to rip it apart and rebuilt it with watercolor paper (Papier D'Arches, cold pressed, 180gsm) but if you miss the old paper, feel free to "multi-media" some in place when you get my sketchbook...

This being said I'm really excited to join this group, and I'm starting to prime my little sketchbook before sending it on it's way.

(a tiny step forward) niniji's work in progress.

that's right! I am starting from the right end of my notebook to make this a lefty Moleskine. (even though I am not left-handed.) This is going to be the body of my main piece called "Wish". I still need to figure out what to use for color (not sure what looks good on this type of paper yet). Meanwhile, I am also wishing for a lot of fun interactions to happen in my book so I will spend the next couple weeks trying my best to set a stage for it (but whatever you do, please do not fill in those empty Daruma eyes for me ^^).
the story about Daruma's eyes.

Nevermind my Asian-ness(LOL~). My book does not have a theme.
It is going to be a themeless, left-handed Moleskine. Yey...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I am declaring us DEAD... and reborn.

On this day of November, I am declaring this moleskine exchange once again morte! (that is dead in French, if you didn't know). But, there is a good side. I am still in, as is Jan, but we want people to put up their hands if they are truly still in, and we would love some new people to get this exchange again off the ground. Considering we inherited this exchange number from an already dead group, I won't let us be jinxed. Rise above people and make this one of the greatest exchanges yet!

(Don't be put off if you are from somewhere other than Australia, that is all fine).