Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Starting the New Year Off Right!

This is the year I'm going to discover my style, find my direction and live my art!!  My first project of the year, which I'm so excited about is called a Moley or Moleskine swap.  There are 8 people in the group.  Each one starts with a moleskine journal .  You decorate the cover, the first pages, and a 3 page spread as well as the pocket in the back and usually you also include gifts for the other artists to take from the pocket when they get your book.  A rotation schedule is decided on by the host.  Over a period of 8 months each journal will make its way to each artist who will create a 4 page spread and then mail it on to the next person.  In the end, your journal comes back to you fully decorated with the work of 8 wonderful artists!  I've been dying to do one of these.  I am in love with art journalling and I'm really looking forward to learning more from the talented artists in my group.

Here is the cover I created on mine.

and this is the travel log (the order in which it will travel to the other artists)

Here is my 3 page spread...

I'm currently working on the little gifts for the artists and then I'll decorate the back pocket and it will be ready to be on its way to the next artist.  I've already received the first journal that I will get to add to.  Its so exciting!  I'll be posting as the project goes along. 

Let me know what you think!  I love to hear your feedback!


  1. This is terrific - I really love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my steampunk valentines... and welcome to Paper Traders! We're thrilled to have you join us =)

  2. Thanks Beckie! I'm so glad I found you guys and can't wait to start exploring and swapping! Thanks so much for the warm welcome! I feel blessed to be a part of the group already!