Thursday, May 29, 2008

Does this look right?

I know this seems silly, but I want to be speaking the same language as y'all. What does your dog say when she barks? What does the rooster say when he crows? What color is your rainbow?

I don't want Samantha or Marina to get angry with me for getting too close to their colors. Could get ugly.

the colours of the rainbow

in response to Marty's plea about what the exact difference was between blue and indigo, I have been googling the very best scientific websites for the very best images to make it clear.
Blue ranges from a pale turquoise to a decent electric blue, cobalt even!
Indigo appears to be a mixture of blue and Violet, so a kind of purplish tinged blue
Hopefully these images will help!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

the rainbow exchange/Moly29

hello everyone!

so excited to have this rainbow colour coded exchange up and running.

the idea behind this particular exchange is for each person in the group to use one colour from the rainbow to create the work on their 3/4 moly pages. No theme as such, but just to use the colour...and that colour only - no black!
here is the final line up and exchange order:

Jill - Red
Jim McBride - orange
Gustav Klim - yellow
Emma - Green
Marina - Blue
Marty - indigo
Szaza - violet

as ever, it would be great to have a bit of blending between the colours when the work is exchanged.
if we all have our Molys at the ready, shall we begin?
How shall we co-ordinate everyones addresses - all email to Marty, or me, or emma? What is the best way?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Welcome to moly_x_29!

This group, founded by Emma Kidd (France) and Jill Calder (UK), is an extension of the Moleskine Exchange. 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 couple of spreads (3-4 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 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 3-4 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.

This moly_x_project was begun by Marty Harris, Minnesota, USA.