Friday, June 27, 2008

Steve's monsters invade Jessie's book!

There are seventy on seven pages. The book will be out to Ammon soon! Hope you like 'em Jessie!

1, 2, 3, In Mary's Moly

My wacky self portrait, I ended up enjoying this! Thanks for suggesting that I do this in your book Mary.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Away Message

I just wanted to let you know that I will be away Friday June 27 - Wednesday June 2.

I am certain of nothing but the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination- John Keats

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jim Doran's Mole group

Jim Doran --remember him?--we had a go around about whether he could join us--has started a new mole group and invited me to join. So this is the first page of my new Group 2 mole with my little autobiography blurb. I won't post any more of these, but I just thought you might like to know how it was resolved. Heidi and some of the other people who posted to our blog about wanting to join joined Jim's group. This was done with a fine point sharpie and water color pencils. It didn't scan as well as I would have liked.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Neighbor With A Moleskin

A neighbor of mine offered to take my outgoing mail to the post office recently and with that mail was Steve's moleskin. Instead of taking them to the post office he just used his own stamps and the ever trustworthy method of weighing by hand. Anywho...the thing was returned yesterday with "insufficient postage." So I am sorry Willie but the moleskin is just leaving Pennsylvania now.

The only good thing about this is that I had neglected to scan in my drawings in Steve's moleskin. So here they are now:

My first piece in Ian's Moleskine

Deep in the Forest, self portrait with leaves, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. In Celebration of digital images, I created this by hand with dots of ink, some from Andrea's pens. It took a long time. Some pens worked better than others. Some wouldn't make a dot unless I moved them a little and then they made a dash. :-( Some pens made tiny dots and some made big dots. But here is is. Including a detail. (It doesn't really look that much like me, and makes me look younger than I am. It's more a self-portrait of my inner self, LOL!)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mary -> Andrea

So, I sent Mary's mole to Andrea today... (a bit belatedly)...
Here are the last couple of pages I did in it.

The first spread started as a sketch from life from part of the Seattle Arboretum, and then I got all emo one day and turned it into something else with lots of red pencil and a poem I like.

blackwater woods

And then, I found out that I maybe broke my ankle, so I wrote my own poem... (I found out today after an x-ray I didn't really break it... SWEET)

ligament limerick

And well... it's cocktail hour over here and I'm in need another, so ta ta... Um... awesome work, everyone!

(Mary, I have Michelle's mole... thanks for the early mailing! I'll get started posthaste)

Arrival of Ian's Mole

Ian's Mole with Ian's and Milo's work has arrived safely at my house and I am loving looking at all the great, fun, delicate, wonderful work in it. So nice to see the real work, which is always better than the scans or photos. I have begun my first piece in it. It has a lot of dots -- so many that I got a blister! Literally!! On my fingers from making dots!!! Ouch!

(I am not as cute at 62 as an earlier arrival photo, LOL!)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Mood Swings

Last one in Mike's rather large book, and now it's in the Post depot bound for Cambridge. This is fun!

Cutlery Tree/Soul of Bowler

Cutlery Tree

Soul of Bowler

I went off on a tangent in Mike's book, here's the result..

Friday, June 13, 2008

Curvilinear ~ 6/12/08

Last one in Jess' mole. I will mail it off to Steve now. As I was telling him this morning on email, it's sad to ship the little beauty off. Can't wait to get the next one!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Jess' Polaroid

Everyone gets a Polaroid from me tucked sweetly in the Mole pocket.

High Blood Pressure ~ 6/2/08

One more to go after this in Jess' mole, then I'll mail it off to Steve.

the last in baggelboy's

I have to say right now that I'm grateful to Andrea for the Exchange and Steve for persuading me to join - this is really stretching me artwise and I'm sure it must be doing me good! It's coming up to mailing time and I want to get it off a bit early for Michelle in SF. Here is my last four bits for Baggelboy's moleskine (making 7, yeah!) and looking forward to Johnny's soon. (bye-bye baggelboy molie, I don't expect we'll ever see each other again...)

#4 chess in the parc (no.2)

#5 boy

#6 the three trees : up a tree

#7 the fly in my tea

Monday, June 9, 2008

Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Sun, the Monster, the Bird and the stars.

A few pages for my fellow Bromleyite Mr Johnynorms

Practice Mole

I've been wanting to get a practice mole, as the "official " (now circulating) one is the first one I've ever had. I wanted to try things in something other than the moles of other folk, so now I
can--"cause I got a new one to practice in. Of course my first sketches are of BB. I did the ink one first and then the water color--it looks like gouache, but it is water color--water color behaves oddly on this paper! I won't post any more of these, but I am pleased that I can hopefully try out ideas without potentially spoiling someone else's mole.

Friday, June 6, 2008

So far in Jess' Book

Sorry these images are a little wacky, my good camera is in the shop. :(
Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

continuing in Mary's mole...

I just got back from Florida... I'm continuing with the theme of gentler renderings in Mary's mole... she also suggested that anyone who felt compelled could try a self portrait, so I did.

I've been having a really hard time personally lately (difficult trip), and I found that doing a self portrait really alleviated some of the pain. Amazing. I've only done one other in my life... I think I will keep in mind that they seem to be good for my brain.

self portrait Bips
page from trade moleskine