Thursday, August 27, 2009


How is everyone doing? Finally I had time to finish this. I will be sending it to Scoach Friday morning.
Theme: fishes

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Hello everyone,
I want to apologize all of you because I haven't had time to finish the watercolor paintings. I have been swamped with work since I am starting my own company but I will make time this week to finish. I promise that by Friday I will post the paintings and send the moleskine to Scoach. I am really excited about all of the posts and ideas everyone has for their molys and I hope to start getting everyones soon. Thank you for your understanding!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

i am finished!

watercolor moleskine exchange 14

(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
rachels: selenography
galen baudhuin: singing and playing guitar in the living room

Monday, August 10, 2009


moleskinex14-2, originally uploaded by avifaunas.

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...

book theme:
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

Change of theme...

Originally I was going to title my moly "A picture is worth a thousand words" and had the idea to have each person randomly pick a page out of a book and have them make their entries based on what the read on the page. I picked up a book, flipped randomly to a spot and read...then I flipped again and read...then I picked up a different book, flipped randomly and read. After doing this a number of times it seemed more like I was LOOKING for something instead of just trying to find a random page to 'illustrate'. I just couldn't get any of those good creative visions that I get before putting something on paper. However, what keeps popping in my head is an idea that was discussed when we were discussing themes. CSI. I have decided to go back and use this as my theme. I have a few ideas in my head and am ready to start working on my entries, so hopefully things will go faster now.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Falling behind...

I seem to have fallen behind on my moly entries. I am going to be working this week on getting my moly entry done and in the mail so that I can start work on Claire's moly - which I received a few days ago.

Claire - your entry is fabulous - just as I knew it would be.

Monday, August 3, 2009

How to create a travel journal - ideas wanted

Here is my entry. I just addressed an envelope to Jennifer, so it is in the mail to you tomorrow. Hopefully, everyone is still psyched to get this rolling. Remember if anyone drops out, either mail the journal to the next person and tell everyone that you can't continue, or mail it back to the owner who can then take care of keeping the exchange going. These exchanges are great fun and a terrific learning opportunity. Best wishes everyone.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

My Theme - 1pm: 33 since 8am - The Illustrated Guide to Extinction"

Passenger Pigeon
Had to do one more before I send it out later this week.

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.