Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Jenny's Moleskine: 'Carnival!'

Hello, friends!

I did it! My Moly is ready to have a trip around the big world!!!

So my theme is: Carnival!!! I will write more details and wishes inside the moly!

Have a good day!

Marty's Moleskine: 'People in Your Neighborhood'

Hello, folks.

"People in Your Neighborhood" is the theme of my book. It's well on its way to Heidi's neighborhood.



Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Heidi's first entry (Hello!)

Hello folks!

So... at last, after poking and staring at it for some time, I dared to splash out in my journal!

I won't show you the inside-cover page, but just to let you know that it explains my proposed journal theme 'overheard conversations', this includes any kind of found dialogue (written on walls, found notes, etc), what you heard at the bus stop, on the tv, the voices inside your head, anything you can relate to that kind of theme would be great!
So start paying attention to the old lady mumbling to herself at the supermarket cheese counter, and the scribbled graffiti on the edge of the cafe table...

I really look forward to seeing everyones interpretations!

Hoping to post this tomorrow, it should take about a week from UK to reach Anna Denise :D

Best wishes,


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Kathrin's Moleskine started its journey to Russia.

20.2.2008 Today I posted the letter with the Moleskine for Olya. Accidentally the postman came at the same moment to clear the letter-box, so I asked him if he could make a photo as proof. He was a nice and humorous postman and he took the picture.
He assumed that the letter will take one week from Germany to Russia.
Hey, Olya! That won't be enough time for more than 2 or 3 grey hairs. ;-)

Cheers !

Monday, February 18, 2008

Kathrin's Moleskine: 'Paperchase'

Hi everybody,

yesterday I finished my first entry... I started with my hometown Kiel, because the moleskine's journey is starting here.


This moleskines theme is

But don't panic, you are free in the choice of your theme. But please imply three components in your work:
  1. A stamp from your country
  2. A snippet from a newspaper or a magazine from your country
  3. An airmail sticker from your country
I hope this is ok for all... And it would be great if you would insert a portrait of you. This can be a little photo or a drawn selfportrait. You don't have to, it's optional.

I will send the moleskine to Olya the next days.

Happy exchange!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Anna Denise's Moleskine: 'Stories'

Hey girls and guy!

I worked on the first few pages of my Moleskine today!

I drew and wrote about my hometown, Utrecht. I love that city (although I have left it many a times and will leave it soon again), mainly because it's so old and has lost of stories to tell. I love hearing stories. So... that's going to be the theme of my Moleskine. Stories. You can take this with as much liberty as you like, or just disregard it entirely, hehe. Just have fun.

I might want to rework some parts of my entry, but I will e-mail everyone once I send it onto Kathrin!

Love, Anna Denise

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Olya's Moleskine: Hi everyone (=

I have signed mine 2day!

*Jenny, sorry if I made a mistake in the word, but the symbols are a bit complicated. I hope the meaning of it is that I wanted it to be.

Welcome & Thank you.

Great initiative! The logo artwork is adorable and clever. Thanks for joining and placing your mark on this project.


Friday, February 15, 2008

The order

The blog is up and running and Jenny made some wonderful art and a map with the mailing order!

You can view the map by clicking on the thumb in the sidebar! In short:

Heidi will send to Anna
Anna will send to Kathrin
Kathrin will send to Olya
Olya will send to Jenny
Jenny will send to Lau
Lau will send to Marty
Marty will send to Heidi

Moleskine Exchange: Group 4

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 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 Moleskine Exchange project was begun by Marty Harris, Minnesota, USA.
Group four was set up by Jenny Meilihov (Israel) and  Anna Denise van der Reijden (The Netherlands).

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.

More information on the original group can be found here.
Please visit the Flickr-group here.