Thursday, December 18, 2008

I'm still here

Hi guys, sorry I'm so late on this one...I'm still working on Michael's moly, but I'll be posting it to Lynne early next week. I've added some angry little spiders to the Bump In The Night theme. Little bumps in the night count too, right? Lynne, thanks for your patience with's coming your way soon!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Hi guys.....are there any molys in the post to me?......

Monday, December 8, 2008


My entry in Steph's Moly is finally finished! Thanks for letting me
explore my guilty pleasures and art crimes! They are as follows:
Guilty pleasure: My love for the simpsons. I have seen every episode
since it has started and I have all the dvd's so far that have been released
I still never miss an episode. My other guilty pleasure is Coffee. I consider myself to
be a coffee snob. And my art crime is my use of gold pen.
Enjoy the images:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The angels are here!

I just received Yoda's moly. It's unbelievably, completely gorgeous. You guys are amazing. Pictures to come soon!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Hi are the molys going? any progress? Yoda has the moly I sent you arrived yet? its very nerve wracking , I would hate for it to go missing.......

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

‘What’s in your Moleskine’ Contest Deadline 11/14

Promote yourself and moly_x. Enter your fabulous moly_x entries.

Moleskine, the heir to the legendary notebook, wants to know what’s inside your Moleskine! With over 140 different formats and styles, there are many different ways to use a Moleskine—to sketch, write, watercolor, reflect, collage, collect mementos and as photo albums.

In celebration of creativity and imagination, Moleskine is looking for readers to share photos and comments about their Moleskines. Email pictures of what’s in your Moleskine to with the subject line “MOLESKINE.”

Five submissions will be randomly selected to receive a Free Moleskine Pack of Notebooks. The pack will include a Pocket Ruled Notebook, a Pocket Sketchbook and a Pack of Plain Kraft Pocket Cahiers.

We’ll post the images on an upcoming post announcing the winners! Also check out our Facebook Company Page to see the latest entries. Entries must be submitted by Friday Nov 14th.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Yoda's Moly

Oh I knew I wasn't done! So I added another's off now to Steph! I also have Lynne's moly and am close to finishing it! I have four moly's here now!!! Yikes.
Love the F word theme!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

In my hands

Stephs Moly is now in the U.S.! I hope to get started on it this weekend.

Monday, November 3, 2008

flying carpet..moly 38

Here is my addition to Yvonnes moly......I have tried to make it look like an old ( 1950s) adventure comic, simpler times where imagination was more important than ipod or DS.....hope you like it Yvonne.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Yoda's Moly has wings

Michael is the protection Archangel, described as the prince of light, leading forces of good against the darkness of evil...and he's coming your way Steph:)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Mr. Moly goes to the park...and other stories.

I'm finally finished my entry to Yvonne's book, so Moly and I decided to celebrate by doing some touristy sight-seeing around town. We ended up at a local park/zoo, where Mr. Moly was pretty apprehensive about this odd mini-cow in the llama pen. He's ready to move on with his travels and hang out with Lynne. See ya, Moly!

Yvonne's theme was easy to work with. I continued on with her nostalgic story theme, and threw in a retro toy, too, to match her Big Wheel. Hope you like it!

ps. I also included a secret message in the back pocket, Yvonne. You can check it out when it comes back to you!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

better pictures

Here are some better pictures of lynns moly.

Monday, October 13, 2008


I know the picture sucks and i'll get better ones up but I am pretty excited about this one I think it came together nicely. I chose Factory, Formaldehyde, and Flamingo. Yvonne it's coming your way this week along with my other one for group 39 on mythology / legends

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Not as fun as a lobster bib...but still fun.

I found us a new toy, this little chat box on the sidebar here, so we can have a quick way to keep in touch. Like, say, if I ever finish my current moly and post it to Lynne, I can let her know (heh heh...No, really, I'll be done soon). What do you think? Is everyone ok with it?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Still working away here...

I haven't had a lot of moly-time lately, and am definitely living in fear of speedy Yvonne sending me another book while I'm still working on these two. But no worries, I've got some sketches laid down and it should be off to Lynne soon. ps. Lynne, I think you'll love this's really, really cool. Someone commented on my Flickr photo of it, that it had this great storybook quality to it, and I totally agree. Really fun.

Just arrived

Got your moly today Yoda:) Looking forward to it!

Safe and sound

Lynne's Moly has made it safe and sound to the states! I am starting to think of my f-words... only naughty words come to mind... haha

Friday, September 26, 2008

Another one!

Check out what I found in the mailbox today!'s Michael's moly and a surprise for me: handmade, signed art from Yvonne! So cool, Yvonne, thanks -- I love it!

Michael's "Bump in the Night" book is too long for my little scanner...I'll have to figure out how to piece everything together so you can see the full greatness of it (anyone know how to do that?). I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but on the last page Yvonne left me some creepy spider web type things to work from...I already have some ideas for it...

So now I have two molys on the go. I've been working on Yvonne's (I'll post pictures soon) and now I'll be thinking of scary things for Michael's, just in time for Halloween...nice timing!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


I finally finished Yoda's Moly! I hope everyone likes it, especially Yoda. I dont know if she was going for a religon theme but I was inspired by her's so I stuck with that. I think I got over zealous with 3 pages and my gold pen... I think its my new guilty pleasure. Enjoy the pics below it will be off to Yvonne by the end of the week.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Another ones off!

I just sent you another Moly Steph :) I need a new one!!! :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

guilty guilty

Here is my guilty secret... murder mysteries..Agatha, Poirot, Hitchcock...and as an insomniac, I get plenty of time to read them.
oh, and there is a little bit of glitter as my crime of art :-)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Another bump in the night

Coming your way!
Crayon etching, water color, pen and acrylic.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Hey, look what I got today...

Yvonne's moly came to visit and it is very cool to finally see it in person! Yvonne, I love the theme -- and it's open to so many different interpretations. I already have so many good ideas for it...the only problem is, now I have to narrow it down to one.
Sorry for the picture-heavy post, I got way too excited, especially when I found the secret note inside. It's not every day you get a lobster bib in the mail.
I think this moly and I will have a lot of fun. We'll keep you posted.

Monday, September 8, 2008

moly arrived safe and sound

Yay he is here, slightly bemused, worrying that he didnt bring his wet weather gear ( but a little drop of whiskey will warm him up :-) )
Just a little question...can I use glitter ( quite a crime against art in my opinion ,hahahaha )

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Finally I finished!!! I'm sorry I havent' been it touch but I've been a little bussy here.

I wasn't too sure about what I wanted to make with the F's but now I feel very happy about this one. I hope you like it :)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Have a good trip!

This past weekend, my moly packed his bags and left to check out Lynne's part of the world. He was a little nervous to travel so far from home, but I told him he'd probably have a really good time...I heard she has whiskey and chocolate. :) Have fun, little moly!


As everyone makes progress on the moly's please make a post with a photo so we can see how it's all coming together. Yoda I will be starting yours very soon...we'd love to get some post from you on here as well! :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ready to go!

My very first moly is finally done. I'm so excited to be a part of this! I'm mailing it in the morning -- soon it will be taking a little vacation over with Lynne.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

It's Flying your way

I'm sending this tomorrow! Just got your's this weekend too Michael! So exciting!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

When I was 9 years old

I've got more work to do, but here is a start:)

Almost ready!

My entry is just about theme is Guilty Pleasures and/or Crimes of Art. I was trying to keep it open-ended, so you can interpret it however loosely you want. And I wanted an excuse to draw some cake, my personal guilty pleasure. :)
In the next couple days, it will be on its way to you, Lynne!

It's off!!!

My first moly to be sent out on a journey! Its coming to Oregon! Keep an eye out!

Monday, August 18, 2008


I quickly designed a new header for us that included our artwork. Hopefully everyone likes it. If one of you would like to make a better one feel free to do so and replace the current one. How is everyone doing on theirs?

Hooked up!

Hi Gang. Welcome to moly_x!

The moly_x_38 blog is now linked at the bottom of the moly_x flickr site. I have added a few features to the blog to make it consistent with the other blogs. I added a list of "Beloved Links" which I hope y'all will add to. I added "THE NETWORK" so y'all can get from on blog to the next with relative ease. That's it.

Have fun!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Yoda's Moly

I just recieved Yoda's Moly today and I can't wait to get started in it. It looks even more amazing in person!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Away they go!!!!

Here is a map of our group members locations and where they will be traveling to!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Bump in the Night

Bump in the Night
Originally uploaded by michael nightmare
My entry into the moly exchange this is my journal...I'll upload a finished one soon with the bird and eye done.

its in the post Yoda!

just a little pic to start the blog :-)
Thanks Michael this is going to be a great group :-)


This group, founded by Michael Nightmare (USA), 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