Monday, December 21, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Hello Moly x 14! Hope everyone is well.
Here are my entries into Elvia's fish themed book. Love the theme, very fun. I hope you like them Elvia.
Am I still shipping to Debbie? Haven't heard anything in awhile. Let me know, I'm ready to ship and keep this party going.
Take care everyone!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
This is my second entry into Scott's travel journal. I take loads of pictures when I travel.
Man it's been too long since I've posted. Thanks for being so patient Scoach. This is the first of three spreads that I will be doing for your journal. The other two are not ready for prime time just yet. I'll post them soon.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I just received an update on Debbie from her cousin in California. Unfortunately she was in an accident a while back and was hospitalized. I do not have any details, but her cousin tells me that she will be back home in Washington this week. Both send their apologies.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
(gouache,watercolor, collage,micron pen .005)
drawings inspired by the music of:
john adams: road movies
the microphones: the glow part II
bohren & der club of gore: black earth
fleet foxes: ragged wood
galen baudhuin: singing and playing guitar in the living room
Monday, August 10, 2009
i'm almost done with my watercolor book entry! i'm not happy with the other two entries, i may just send it off anyway. i am a week late as it is...
listen to music and draw whatever comes to you.
it is very vague i know, i wish i had thought of something less abstract!
i am also including a mixed cd of the music i listened too. it's up to you if you want to do the same ;)
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Claire - your entry is fabulous - just as I knew it would be.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I finally landed on a theme. I was recently at the Field Natural History Museum in Chicago. I saw a display there that was counting something, it moved from 30 to 33 while I was standing there. then I read that it was recording all the animals that had become extinct since 8am that morning. It was only 1pm! I thought this was a staggering number. I'm not normally the type of person that tries to send a message with my art, I'm just a girl who likes to draw. But I haven't been able to get the number 33 out of my head. I don't want this book to become a downer for everyone, it's just an interest of mine at the moment. Morbid right?
Please, have fun! I only have one request, please add a bit of information to your entry. Date of extinction, habitat, any little tidbit of info you find interesting. Oh, and yes, dinosaurs are fair game.
My first two entries are of the Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger. I may do another page before I send it off. We'll see.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Hey All... got excited about my theme and got 'er done. Kinda screwed up the water page, but the rest turned out okay! I started out with more pages then we should but everyone else can stick to two or three... ;) On its way to you Stacey! How is everyone else doing?
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
i love all of the ideas for the book themes so far! i was just about to type about how i am having trouble coming up with a theme. usually i listen to music and draw whatever comes into my head. alas, that is my theme! for my book i'd like everyone to take the time to sit and listen to your favorite album and draw what the music inspires you to see. this can obviously be done with more than one sitting and listening to more than one album is okay too. please write down the artist, artists and/or albums that inspired your drawings. let me know what you think!
so we're using three pages front and back am i correct?
also elvia i will be sending my book to you, can you recommend a quick way to mail to mexico and send me your address please!
hope everyone is having a great day,
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I'll get my book ready and in the mail around August 1.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I'm Jennifer Kraska and this will be my third group. Currently in Moly X 70 with Stacey and Portrait 5 with Claire. I live in Michigan where I work as an Industrial Designer. Currently I am the Design Manager for Cadillac Interiors. It's the most challenging and rewarding thing that I have ever done.
I think that my personal artwork is completely different from what I do at work. I draw cars during the day and birds & bugs at night. But lately people have been telling me that they can see the car in my birds. Years of programming I suppose. I'm not going to fight it anymore, just going to see what happens.
Think I managed to get into this group at the last second, but I'm sooo excited to be part of a watercolor exchange. These exchanges offer an excellent opportunity for good artistic challenge/growth.
I've decided to go with the 5x8 watercolor moly. Still working on a theme. Maybe something to with travel, we'll see...........
I read A LOT...I always have a book in my hands. Authors like Tami Hoag, Michael Connelly, Faye Kellerman, Johnathan Kellerman, Harlan Coben, John Saul and Dean Koontz - just to name a few. My thought was to call my sketchbook - "A Picture Paints 1000 Words". What I was wanting to do was to have each person pick a book - preferably not something popular - and randomly flip through the book. Once you have landed on a spot, read the page and then draw what you see in your head. I would like for everyone to make a copy of the page that you read when you mail the book to the next person.
What do you think? Does it sound like a good idea? or a little too complicated?
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I live on a little island on the westcoast of Canada with a population of 4500 in the winter and 6000 in the summer... and I dare say a kazillion flies at the moment!
We are fixing up our boat to move on to, and plan to head off shore sailing with our two kids... hopefully next fall if all goes well.
I run my own business creating custom chalk signs. I am also a freelance illustrator/designer/artist, volunteer firefighter, mom to two little gals, wife, dog master, sailor, runner, aspiring knitter & jeweler... more hats than my closet can fit.
I love the ocean... that is my favorite place to be, either on it, in it, by it, or under it. Mountains and forests are pretty amazing too, but nothing beats salty hair and the wind in your face (and no flies there)! I am also a coffee snob, but that's for another day...
Ummm... thats about me in a nutshell. There may be more, but these... damn... flies...
Looking forward to this exchange! Watercolor is a fairly new medium for me.
my name is allyson, i'm 30 years old and i'm in desperate need of inspiration!
i enjoy taking photographs and drawing and in a perfect world would love to do
both for a living. unfortunately i work two jobs and it's hard for me to get inspired and create
between eating, sleeping and working all the time. thus i've been turning out one drawing a month (if i'm lucky) and haven't been able to work on (or afford) to do much photography as of late. since school is not an option at the moment (no $) i'm pushing myself to learn new techniques and create more on my own. yet i am so uninspired, nothing is coming to me!! i think exposing my art to other artists and vise versa is a good start. i was so excited when i found out about this exchange on flickr. what a wonderful idea! i can't wait to see what we all come up with!
my interests at the moment are:
gardening, polaroids, tea, moleskine!, hobbits (i am reading th elord of the rings, can't stop thinking about it!), and website building
it's nice to meet you all ;)
1. Order of exchange: Deb to Claire to Stacey to Allyson to Elvia to Scoach to Deb.
2. We will use the watercolor notebooks. At least 3 of us will use the larger size of 5x8, but whatever you like is fine.
3. We can paint 3-4 pages like in the other exchanges. Do you want to use the back of the paper?
4. Sign your work.
5. Do you want a theme for each notebook, a theme for the entire group, or just whatever inspires us at the time? I like themes for each notebook, but that's just me.
6. We can use July to paint in our own notebook and then send out our first watercolors to the next person on August 1. If we can stick to it, we would have our notebooks back to see in early January.
Sounds like fun.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I guess I will start out simple...
My name is Stacey. I will be turning 35 on Sunday! Happy Birthday to me!! I have two intensely interesting sons (ages 12 and 4) and on August 16th I will have been married for 2 years to a man I didn't really like. Of course I love him madly now! He always gives me a dirty look when I tell people that I really didn't like him when we first met.
For me, everything you just read is what my life is about 99% of the time. Growing up all I ever wanted was to get married and have 2 children. I did all backwards, but I still did it. My son Garrett was born in 1997. My son Warrick was born in 2005. I met my husband somewhere around 2003 - we worked together and used to sit right next to each other. We were both in other relationships and in 2004 I became pregnant. It is always weird to me that my husband was there for my pregnancy and after 'our' son was born, even though he is not his biological child. We began dating right before Warrick turned 1 and have been together ever since. When I am not at work - I am with my boys.
The other 1% of my time - which I have to eek out whenever I can...I like to spend creating. My husband asks me all the time, "Is there anything you can't do?" There are some thing like balance our checkbook, Algebra, and repair a car, but there are a lot of things I can do. My Maternal Grandmother taught me to sew when I was about 10 years old and I have been doing that ever since. I went through one period where I painted yard art signs. After getting married, I tried my hand at jewelry making. From there I moved on to drawing/sketching. There are two creative outlets that I like most: sewing and drawing.
Other than that - I watch way too much TV. I am a faithful CSI fan - my son is even named after one of the characters. I love to read. My co-workers always ask me what my book is about and my answer is always, "murder, mystery, kidnapping and cops" - my books always read like an episode of CSI.
Well, that was supposed to be a short little blurb about who I am. I tend to get long winded when I talk too. I am looking forward to this exchange as I am having so much fun in my other exchange (moly_x_70).
1. This is my 3rd moly exchange. I was in X9 which is finished. My book was called "Life Outside My Windows." I'm now about 1/2 way through X58 and that theme is "I went for a walk and......"
2. I'm an athletic director and women's soccer coach at a university in Indiana.
3. I love being outdoors looking at birds, working in our garden, going fishing, and of course going to soccer games.
4. Suggestion: follow the order on the blog page for our exchange.
5. Question: Are we going to use Japanese fold, small watercolor, or the larger watercolor for our exchange?
Monday, June 29, 2009
- I'm a Pisces
- I just recently moved and am still locating my art stuff, LOL
- I think Martha Stewart is one lucky crafty goddess
- My fave color as of late is bright sunshiny yellow.
- Still need to get a watercolor Moly
- I LOVE the new Sharpie pens on a Moly. They don't bleed!
- I dunno what theme I'd like to apply to my Moly...gruesome self portrait-totem pole-under water? lol hummm, i think i like that idea actually. Or maybe illustrated versions of your favorite drawing space? what if we were zombies?