Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Color Balls

Hello, everybody! I was a little bit busy this week. My unfinished Blue was waiting for me all this time. Yesterday my daughter brought wonderful blue pages that she painted with finger paint from kindergarten. Then I got an idea how to finish my Blue. I made some circles with a hole puncher and dispersed them on my drawing. That made the theme: Color Balls. Please feel free to add in your drawings balls in any size and material, but only in YOUR color, of course! Also I made some kind of Sign In page – so please add some doodle in your color there!

Marty, sorry for the delay, I'm going to send it!
I'm waiting for Emma's frogs!
Have a wonderful day full of all rainbow colors!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Red-so far

hola, hello, bonsoir folks -
I am a WEE BIT behind, as I have been away in France (see Marty's post regarding my brush with Moleskin Mecca on the main Flickr page) and been doing an Open Studios event here. However, I have started my red pages, and do still have a bit to do - should be done by end of next week to send to Jim.
JUST received Samantha's - but am not going to open it yet!!! I'll wait until I have finished my pages!

By the way - I have just redone my website, so I'd love you all to have a look and let me know what you think...


Friday, June 20, 2008

I'm feeling lucky today.

I just received Marty's Marvelous Moly and Emma's from Moly-X13 today.

Marty, wow. There is so much energy in your brushstrokes! I like the shininess of the paint— it's all just so cool. It smells good too.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Blue....started today

For a long time I couln't find somthing cool (blue) to draw. So I decided - today I'm starting! Now when I have Marty's very usefull guide (in case I'll spoil the pages) I can be brave!

I'll continue to work on this a little more, I think.

Oh, just wanted to say - this is a very beautiful banner! Great job!
(Marty and me have switched colors, but it dosen't matter ;p)


My bear is complete.
When I was a little girl in Istanbul, I used to love seeing the dancing bears. Then I became aware that the bears were unhappy and often abused. It was a very sad realisation, and I had dreamt of rescuing them.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I'm scared to post mine...

So, after seeing Samantha's most recent post, I freaked because my frogs look just completely crazy and infantile next to it, but I guess I can't be paranoid.

oh look! A monkey!
I believe my Moleskine has a theme : The Beastiare (The Beasts : animals)

I think I saved it...

Here it is so far. Layers of various violets in gouache, prismacolor and ink. I'm having a hard time getting the little girl's face less cartoony, but it's getting there. I so badly want to throw some gold embroidery on the bear's vest!

Monday, June 9, 2008

My Tortured Moly

I had a nice ink drawing of an anatomical heart that I messed up. Then I decided to cover it up with a tonne of solid gouache. It didn't look good, so I wiped it off with a wet sponge.

I took a weekend break from my maddening moly and saw the most beautiful movie, The Fall. If any of you haven't seen it, you should— I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Anyhow, I remembered something from my childhood that I wanted to draw, and now my warped and wrinkly moly has a purpose. This is the first "layer", if you will. I thought I'd share the process of this entry that began so frustratingly. Hopefully it'll all work out in the end.

Saturday, June 7, 2008


The theme is "Smoke". I hope you all enjoy it. It came out a little more audacious and cartoony than I had hoped. I was aiming for something a little more sultry. I actually did the "smoke" twice. Ended up cutting the book apart and putting it back together with some spray adhesive, covering up the first version.

Here it comes, Szaza, aka. "Violet".