Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Preliminary Witch Sketch

Here's a preliminary sketch for Yoda's Witch themed moly. I hope to do the final version tonight and tomorrow.

sarah wildes

Monday, December 22, 2008

Chensio´s moley arrived in Mexico

Chensio´s moley safe and sound, I will be working on it during the hollidays. I love the back of the moley by the way, it was a surprise.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My handbag bends the laws of physics

My contribution to Anna-Denise's "What's in my bag" moleskine. This is a representative example, not a comprehensive survey (also, not entirely to scale), but I would like to state - for the record - that yes, I do currently have a sonic screwdriver and a furnishing needle in my handbag :). The "Open other end" label is the sticker on the back of my every-day moleskine (I put stickers on them to tell them apart, but I try to scavenge them wherever possible - this was from Reverse Garbage, an offcut store). One of the stamps is from the envelope the book came in. The Melbourne stamp was floating loose in my wallet - I keep them in there in case I am filled with an uncontrollable urge to send postcards, but for the record am from Brisbane, although I have been to Melbourne.

The flickr page is here and you can see it larger here.

I was worried I wasn't going to be able to get sketchbooks and other projects done, so I took this one to work yesterday and worked on it in Starbucks on the way to work and for a few minutes after I finished. I don't have a pencil case in my handbag at the moment, so it was drawn straight on with markers which was probably a character-building experience.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

any molys?

Are there any molys on the move? has Ste had any sent to him? Has anyone heard from Ste......its very quiet..........

Friday, December 5, 2008


Here's my entry on Ste's moly !

I hope you like it !!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Yoda's Witches Moly on the Way to Jenn

Well, it will be this afternoon. Hope you like it, Yoda!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

An encyclopedia of improbable games

Hello!!! This will be my contribution to Kathleen's moley, a mexican game called Loteria like a bingo but with pictures. A very bad scann sorry! I will be sending it to Yoda this week, I hope you like it! 

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Progress on Yoda's Witch

Call it a teaser and a check-in. Sorry it's taking me a bit, but I went through a LOT of sketches before I got to what you see here. I'm aiming for wrapping this up by the weekend.

Monday, November 24, 2008

I like big butts...

I finally finished my entry in Jenn's Moly. My favorite animal is the bumblebee, cause it's so cute. It's furry, it makes a funny noise, it's not dangerous, and has the cutest little big butt I've ever seen. I very much enjoyed working in this book, because with this close-up of the bumblebee I was able to loosen up my style a little bit! Hope you like it Jenn!

Oh, Western Wind

Chensio's Moly - Moly_x_42

Here is my contribution to Chensio's moleskine (at last!). I ran with the idea of wind, because it certainly looked like a windy day on those first few pages. I swept the end of the circle of dancers up into the air, added a scattering of numbers blowing apart, a flowing scarf, autumn leaves, a flock of nannies (my favourite part :) and The Goose Girl (from the fairy tale), along with scraps of poems.

Chensio's Moly - Moly_x_42

Here is a close-up of the nannies:

Chensio's Moly - Moly_x_42

And here is a snippet from the all-in work on the back of the pages:

Chensio's Moly - Moly_x_42

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It has arrived!!!!

I am really excited because Kathleen's moley is in Mexico. I will be posting the moley as soon as I am done with it. Thank you for the postcard!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sloppy pattern

Not very good at the precise line work, but I hope you enjoy this one Ste!

in my bag !

there are so much things ! so I only draw a 20% of them...ahahah

I hope you like it Anna !

this will ship to Kathleen next week !

hugs and kisses to all !


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Jennifer's Book in Holland

It's here, it's safe! :-)

I am almost done with Ste's moly! Expect an update this weekend!
Love, Anna

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Elvia's moleskine

Finally I finish it.
Espero que te guste, Elvia ;))
Sorry for the late (really late) post.
I'll send it to Amy next week :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Hi to everyone !

Yesterday I received the Lynne and Anna's molys ! both very beautiful!
and a lovely card from Anna, thanks ! :)

so, I will start working on!

cheers !

Friday, October 31, 2008

Quick note

I received Ste's Moly from Lynne this morning! Hooray!

It's very impressive and I must say I'm a little afraid to start since both Ste and Lynne are so very precise in their linework, it's amazing! Will post pictures of the book later today!

Happy Halloween to everyone!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Encyclopaedia of Improbable Games

I'm here! Late, but here! My moly is themed "An Encyclopaedia of Improbable Games", and can be any sort of game: board games, card games, skipping games, dangerous games, bizarre, twisted, excessively complicated games - as long as they're improbable!

Mine is a proposal for a board game called "Heroine Content - Remix!", played with dice and turntables and cards and spinners and volcanoes. The title is more than a nod to the Heroine Content blog, and the game takes some of my favourite heroines and throws them into each others' universes, because I do want to know how Isabella Bird would react if she met Han Solo, or how Anne of Green Gables would cope in a bar brawl in Tibet.

42nd Moleskine Exchange: My moly

There is more detail if you go through to Flickr and click on "all sizes", but here are some close-ups of the three visible figures and my favourite cards:

42nd Moleskine Exchange: Closeups

Now I want to make this game! Or at least some Bad Luck Monkey cards...

Friday, October 24, 2008

Red Skies

My entry for Amy's Moly with the theme "Red". All I could think of was "Red skies at night, sailors delight... red skies at morning, sailors take warning."

Colored pencil with a bit of silver and black ink.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Map of Westport

Well I finally decided to do a map of Westport, Massachusetts, one of the places I grew up and always in my heart. I annotated it with historical facts, both of the town and a few of my own life. I took a few liberties with scale, and removed a couple ponds that I didn't really have room for, but you get the idea anyway. A few additional details added after this photo was taken. Watercolor and marker.

Nan's Moly42 - Maps

Nan's Moly42  - full view map

Off to Ste tomorrow.

Monday, October 20, 2008

moly 42

moly 42
Originally uploaded by paintistworks
My entry in Jenns book, after Ste's badger....had a fun weekend doing this. I will keep it for a while until Anna Denise is ready for it :-)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Amy's Moly Is Moving On

Hello all! Haven't fallen off the face of the Earth, I've just been occupied with a job change. Busy, nervous times to be going through one of those.

Anyway, finally getting down to working on Amy's "Red" Moly was a wonderful distraction. Hope you like the results, Amy.

It was really handy doing the things twice. I did the pencil first in mine, then Amy's. Then the pen in mine, thought it was too heavy, so I switched to a thin Pilot for Amy's. Worked out the kinks of the colors and shading on mine, and did it better on Amy's. You get the idea.

A close-up of the lighthouses. Mine is on top and far wonkier than Amy's.

I'll be shipping this one off to Jen tomorrow. Then I'll be digging into Yoda's witches Moly—what a great time of year to be working on that theme! Maybe it'll get me in the holiday spirit.


Monday, October 13, 2008

My entry in Lynne's Moly

"Under the lime tree
on the open field,
where we two had our bed,
you still can see
lovely both
broken flowers and grass.
On the edge of the woods in a vale,
sweetly sang the nightingale."

~ Walther von der Vogelweide

For my entry in Lynne's 'superstitions' book I chose to draw the linden (sometimes called lime) tree.

In ancient Germanic folklore this tree used to house the goddess Freya. The guardian of homes and wells and goddess of love. Houses were often built underneath a linden tree and weddings celebrated underneath them. Having a linden tree close to a well was considered a sign of prosperity. I chose this because when I was younger I used to love reading a fairy tale in which a prominent role was reserved for a linden tree / Freya.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Second entry - Bader!

My second drawing, completed this morning, of a Badger!

Jen's theme was your favourite animal. I've never seen one of these elusive beauties alive, but love watching them on the telly when Springwatch is on.

Too late to post today, so I'll get it in the post to Lynne on Monday.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Final version

I finished this entry a couple of days ago and have sent it onto Carlos! Also, I JUST today received Lynne's WONDERFUL Moleskine!!! It's amazing in 'person'! Hooray! I will try to do an entry this weekend, for next week I will be attending a wedding in California. I will keep you all updated!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Amy - Witches

My entry in Lady Orlando's 'witches' moly.
She started with Elpheba, so I HAD to do her better half - Glinda the Good.

Unfortunately, the scanner didn't pick up the extremely blingy rhinestones on her wand and tiara. Don't worry, the book still closes just fine with only a very tiny bulge ;)

Friday, October 3, 2008

elvia's moleskine ready to go

This is my moleskine, finished and ready to send it to Yoda, actually I already did it will be in your house Monday. The theme will be: Farm Animals. If you can put inside the pouch a sticker or a stamp it will be great! Hope you like it.

Farm Animals

This is the inside of the moleskine.

Monday, September 29, 2008

please answer

Hello, I have a question. Does it matter the size of the moleskine Japanese Album? I was very happy to open the package from amazon and I freaked out when I saw two very small moleskines (3-1/3x5-1/2) I guess I did not pay attention to the size. Is it ok? or should I buy another? I see that all of you have the bigger ones.
Thank you,

ste moly

ste moly
Originally uploaded by paintistworks
Oh boy I found this hard.... I do not think I am a pattern person, I hope this is what Ste wants, and that I haven't distrupted his ideas for his moly....

New Banner

I hope no one minds, but I thought a new banner for the blog would be nice. I don't get to play with graphics as much as I used to, so I started fiddling around and came up with the above image.

Of course, I'm still staring at Nan's lovely map Moly trying to decide what to add to it. I suppose I could print out the banner and paste it in, map and all... ah procrastination!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Almost finished...

I've been working on my entry in my book and have decided to go with a 'What's in Your Bag?' theme. Now, I have taken this pretty literally, but please interpret this any way you like. I'm interested in what sort of stuff people carry around, practical or emotional :-)

As soon as I'm happy with the final result you'll hear from me and I will send it onwards!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

My first page

I finished the first page in my moleskine today, and it's all packaged up ready to post tomorrow.

My theme is anything from your imagination that isn't based on anything from the real world - so any kind of shapes, patterns etc. I hope that makes sense - I've struggled putting this theme into words. I'm not too fussed though - draw anything you like and I'll be happy!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Finally this is my entry. My version of "The Wicked Witch From The West".

My theme is: Witches

Hey ya !!

Heeyyy, how are you ¿? Im here, im here ! with my finished entry, I hope you like it ! :D

My theme is: URBAN, STREET, SOCIETY, PEOPLE more or less ... :P

I will send it to Katleen on Monday, so check out your mail Kat ! ^^

cheers !!!

Introduction: Kathleen/Tanaudel

Crowns and amber

I'm Kathleen and I live in Brisbane, Australia. I'm a property lawyer by day, by night a masked... illustrator, writer and translator. I grew up on a cattle property in western Queensland, studied law, German and literature at uni and am still teaching myself art.

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I really admire the work of many illustrators, but especially Pauline Baynes, Maurice Sendak and Charles Vess. I do most of my drawing with markers in my sketchbooks, but I also work with scratchboard, pen and ink and digital.

Scratchboard: September Blog Header

I've got a gallery on Flickr and keep a blog at and am also involved in the first portrait party exchange and the 32nd moleskine exchange.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My theme: RED

Consider this fair warning - stock up on the red stuff!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Nan's Moly Ready to Ship

Well, here we go. I'll be sending this off to Jenn this week. My theme is maps—real or imaginary, horizontal or vertical, geographical or "other"—I'm open to anything.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

'Superstitions' Moly-x- 42

OK, so I am an impatient person....I am really excited by this group, so many people , so many pages are done and my moly will be off on its journey around the world.....