I think my favourite aspect would be a close run thing between seeing my favourite art bloggers' work in the flesh, and being obliged to complete seven pages of drawings in another's book - I liked that because, for me, art is purely a pleasure in life and wouldn't necessarily get done what with all the other stuff happening around me.
My least favourite has (still) to be the moleskines themselves: too small, too shiny, too yellow, too much bleeding bleed-through. I think they're ideal for this project because they're robust for all that mailing but I prefer most other papers for drawing and painting.
Head: I probably won't join the second round.
Heart: I probably will join the second round.
I think you've done an excellent job, Andrea. Speaking selfishly, I think it might be improved by more participants doing fewer pieces. I would prefer to put all my time and soul into one or two better efforts than seven less happy efforts. A thinner sketchbook maybe.
This is my first exchange and I haven't really followed any others. The concertina ones look interesting.
I've been impressed by everyone but if I had my arm twisted I would have to say Ammon Perry! This exchange introduced me to Ammon's work, I hadn't come across Ammon before. I can't describe why but I love his style! It's the sort of thing I've always been into myself for a long time but he does it so differently to me, and anyone else. Go, Ammon! keep it up, mate. And everyone too!
Gift packages? No, just send the cash.... ;o) Just kidding. I would worry about the cost of mailing!