View Full Version : #9 - "Finally! Another Moley Group" - First Mail date Nov 15, 2010

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11-29-2010, 09:39 PM
Good job!!

12-01-2010, 10:25 AM
I'm still here! Since my last post we have been hit (badly) by snow. I have had to retreat to stay with my aunt in Aberdeen so I could make it into uni and work. I hope to be back to normal next week (depending on the weather of course).

I have my ideas for lilbad's little Ireland, so I just need to get working on it.

12-01-2010, 12:54 PM
Stay safe and no worries about the moley!

12-01-2010, 08:58 PM
I've been staring at Corie's moley for a week now and it's grown on me. I'm declaring it done. I'll scan & post later.

12-01-2010, 09:03 PM
Way to go, Pen!!!

12-01-2010, 09:57 PM
I received 1orange's zentangle moley... very cool!!! YAY!!

12-02-2010, 03:03 PM
I'm glad it got to you safely, now i can relax.

12-02-2010, 08:40 PM
I'm still waiting for 1orange's book to arrive.

Is anyone else still waiting for the 1st journal to arrive? Please check the 1st post and see if I have the mailing ordered marked/highlighted correctly.

Still waiting! :D

12-02-2010, 08:45 PM
Corrie, I do have Penlowe's journal...working on it!

12-04-2010, 09:01 PM
Well, the bad news is that I still haven't received Brightspark's moley. The good news is that I'm around 80% finished with my layout! I'll finish up this weekend and just glue 'er in when it gets here!

12-05-2010, 05:19 AM
I have finnished my pages in Gina-B's moly and since I'll be out of town for the next week I'll send it tomorrow to goodmorningstarshine. And don't worry, mailing from sweden seems to take ages .... :twitcy:

Corrie - you can update the mailing order/travel plan for me.

12-05-2010, 10:23 AM
bagging up and mailing out tomorrow.

12-05-2010, 10:55 AM
Oohh, pretty!

I'm 100% finished w/ Brightspark's moley now. I'll try to post pics tomorrow.

12-05-2010, 10:57 PM
I love, love, love it! I'm do glad that you decided to get out of the comfort zone and winged it. Looks amazing!

12-06-2010, 01:19 AM

12-06-2010, 08:50 AM
I've been on a radial symmetry kick lately, sort of kaleidoscope type stuff, so I just went with it. there is a lot of diamond glaze accents that don't show in the scan too.

12-06-2010, 12:11 PM
Very pretty Penlowe!

Nothing to post here, my muse is frezxing! Thank goodness it isn't the deadline yet!

12-06-2010, 03:27 PM
Wonderful, Pen! I wish I had something to work on here!!

12-08-2010, 06:37 PM
I have just sent novasmem's book to tipulida's house.
Now I'm just hoping i sent it to the right person.

12-08-2010, 09:30 PM
Still no moley. :( I'm getting worried.

12-09-2010, 08:54 PM
I'm about finished with Tipulida's moley...will mail either on Saturday or Monday...

12-10-2010, 03:52 AM
Still no moley. :( I'm getting worried.

me too now! I've checked the tracking number online, which tells me that it has been passed to USPS, but worryingly the USPS site says it has no record of the item. (track code; LY581430275GB). I'll try chasing from this end.

I'm back in Maud, but not sure for how long. hoping to get out again this morning, but depends when they clear the track. I plan to work on lilbad's moley over the weekend and get it in the mail by due date next week.

not a good start for me with this moley exchange.....:sad:

Everyone else is doing lovely work!

12-10-2010, 06:42 AM
Bright-Spark, I posted something 2 days later to the US that hasn't arrived and the tracking is giving the same message. I think it may have something to do with both the Christmas post and the changes to the US customs procedures since that printer explosive - according to eBay the customs are holding up everything.

So, those of us over here in Europe may find we keep having this problem.

12-10-2010, 09:04 AM
Wow, Nova - wonderfull flowers! Can't wait till I see them in person :spinny:

1orange - if you sent the moly to sweden, it is to the right person :)

12-10-2010, 09:33 AM
Well, I'm ready whenever it decides to get here. Here is my finished "Feathered Friends" layout for Brightspark; I used the magazine paper + gesso technique, since I can't really draw people.


12-10-2010, 11:43 AM
So beautiful! Hope her moley arrives soon!

12-10-2010, 02:02 PM
It is pretty fun to see it transform. She used to be a blonde lady with a little girl hanging a Xmas ornament on a tree.

12-10-2010, 03:42 PM
Very cool!

12-10-2010, 10:14 PM
great work goodmorningstarshine.

12-13-2010, 06:15 AM
Lovely! You did a good job, it's not at all obvious that it is a paint-over.

12-13-2010, 08:45 AM
I need clarification: I have KarenM's moley, the second one to come to me, it's due January 15 right?

12-13-2010, 02:02 PM
Gina - I forgott to tell you, the bookmarker arrived som week ago. Thank you so much!

12-13-2010, 04:43 PM
Penlowe, yours is finished, and will be mailed tomorrow :)

12-13-2010, 04:46 PM
Oh, that's pretty Karen! I love the guy on the horse and the way the moon looks!

12-13-2010, 04:59 PM
Thanks, and I forgot to give it the Title: The Fly-Away Horse by Euene Field

12-13-2010, 06:19 PM
Karen, that's amazing! Way to go!

12-13-2010, 09:47 PM
I need clarification: I have KarenM's moley, the second one to come to me, it's due January 15 right?

Yes. 1 book - mailed/due each month.

12-14-2010, 06:35 AM
Oh that's lovely Karen!
Thanks Tipulida, glad it got there safely!

12-14-2010, 08:35 AM
Corrie I was confirming I was on the right book & mail date.

12-14-2010, 10:17 PM
Corrie I was confirming I was on the right book & mail date.

Sorry, misunderstood. Yes, you are correct

12-15-2010, 03:02 AM
corrie you book arrived today safe and sound, and I tell you it looks great.
I'm going to get started on it right now.

12-15-2010, 07:21 PM
Well, still no Brightspark moley. I just ordered 3 at Amazon, so if those show up and her's doesn't, I'm gluing my layout in and sending it on!

12-16-2010, 07:12 AM
The stuff I sent to the US still hasn't arrived either GMS. It'll probably all show up on Christmas eve or something, there really does seem to be quite a back-log.

I'm a day late getting this out - but it will go out today. (At least it is only going 'local')

Here's my spread for Goodmorningstarshine (your nick always makes me sing 'Good day sunshine' in my head, and I don't know the words...)

Baby Fletcher-


There's also a hidden something to notice.

In the end, I stuck this in, as I really wanted the white for her dress.

12-16-2010, 09:14 AM
Gina-B, I LOVE that so much! It's terrific and just exactly what I was looking for!!!! I also love how you referenced my layout in yours; that makes it seem like my moley is one big circus instead of 10 different scenes, and that is AWESOME!!!!!!

Thank you thank you thank you so much!!!!

12-16-2010, 11:40 AM
you referenced my layout in yours

I hadn't intended to - I had everything all planned, but when I saw yours, it just kinda happened, so I have now decided to wait and see when each moley arrives.

I'm glad you like it!

(My hubby said your theme was much more interesting than mine, lol!)

OK - it has gone into the post to you BrightSpark signed-for 1st class, here's hoping that snow doesn't disrupt things too much for you, I know it's started again (well, it has here, so I'm imagining it has 'oop north too!)

12-16-2010, 11:53 PM
Wow, that's really nice!

12-17-2010, 08:21 PM
Guess what happened today? It was something good...

12-17-2010, 08:25 PM
Hmmmmmmmm, you made fudge???

12-17-2010, 09:12 PM
I did get the moley! I was excited to receive a metallic blue envelope from Scotland! And only 2 days after I ordered another one... :rolleyes:

12-17-2010, 11:23 PM

12-18-2010, 05:31 AM
1orange, Novasmems moly arrived at my house yesterday.
I just wonder if the flowers also went on Noah's ark two by two ... :huh:

I'll try very hard to get flowers in all my pictures :)

12-18-2010, 06:01 AM
I did get the moley! I was excited to receive a metallic blue envelope from Scotland! And only 2 days after I ordered another one... :rolleyes:

Woo Hoo!

Just catching up on the thread. I was a bit worried when I read that GMSS was going to use one of her own specially ordered moleys. Thank you so much for that thought.

My news is that I am stuck! I can't get out to get Lilbad's moley in the mail. I am hoping to be freed tomorrow, depending on exactly when the local farmer will come with his big tractor and snow plough to dig us out (again!), but it will have to be Monday before the PO will be open. I'll let you know when it does actually go, and provide the tracking number.

I can't even post a pic, since my laptop here doesnt have a card reader and isn't set up with photoshop etc.

12-18-2010, 06:31 AM
Oh poor you! I hope you have enough essentials in! I can't believe how bad it is this year.

I did get the moley!

Oh, good! I hope that means the item I sent it the same time will soon be there too... (Or I'll have to do a whole load of braiding over the holidays)

12-18-2010, 12:25 PM
Karin...feel free to do whatever your little heart desires....

I am moving 2 days after Christmas....Yuck!!!!

So the January 15th mailing will have to go to our NEW addy...will make sure that Corrie has it..way before then..

12-19-2010, 12:42 AM
Corrie, you did get the Moley I left inside the side door? Just want to make sure it is in your hands :) So nice to have you close!!

12-20-2010, 11:39 AM
Moley I left inside the side door?

I'm sure that has to be against the rules somewhere... :eek: ;):biglaugh:

12-20-2010, 03:11 PM
Here's my spread for Goodmorningstarshine (your nick always makes me sing 'Good day sunshine' in my head, and I don't know the words...)

Gina-B, I was just looking at some circus pages that other people had done on our site (with the circus/carnival but without the 'creepy). It just made me think again about how well your layout matches the tone I want to create. I just wanted to tell you again that it's terrific!

12-20-2010, 04:43 PM
I know, Gina! :jiggy: I am so lucky to have one of us so close!!! It saves a little postage too. Merry Christmas everyone!

12-20-2010, 07:32 PM
Karen, I sure did!

12-20-2010, 08:49 PM

12-26-2010, 09:39 PM
Gina has Tipulida's moley arrived yet?..I sent it on the 13th was hoping it would arrive before I had to go off line...I'm with out a moley at this time...was hoping it would arrive before our move tomorrow...not a problem I can still check the mail here until the 1st or so...I wiil be off line for about a week or two while we move and get thinkgs hooked up...Gina will you let my site buddy (also my lovely daughter) poeticpaper know when you get it...than I can stop fretting...will look forward to catching up on everything when I get back...you all take care and have a Happy New Year..

12-26-2010, 09:42 PM
I hope your move goes smoothly!

12-27-2010, 11:44 AM
I haven't had a moley in a month or more. We leave this wk for AZ for three wks. was hoping to have one to work on down there.

12-27-2010, 01:39 PM
I too am without a journal at the moment lilbad . I am hoping the mail is traveling a little faster since the rush is over. I was lucky last time, I just had to run the one I was working on over to Corries! Too bad all of mine don't go to Corrie ;)
Have a great vacation. I would love to go south for the winter...not gonna' happen

12-28-2010, 09:03 AM
Novasmem, yes, Tipulida's arrived Christmas Eve, sorry I haven't been online for a few days! I don't intend to really begin until next week, but it is here and safe and with some lovely art! (I'll let your daughter know now. I didn't know that - how cool)

I think I'm lucky that it did arrive though, everything seems very back-logged.

Thank you GMSS! :embarrassed:

I won't be online for a few days again, so Happy New Year everyone, I hope you all have a wonderful 2011 (and enjoy seeing it in!)

12-31-2010, 10:09 AM
I'll be sending 1orange's moley out on Monday to novasmem. Sorry for the delay. I'll be working on penlowe's journal this weekend, so hopefully that will go out on Monday, too... But not positive. I'll let you know

12-31-2010, 01:22 PM
I mailed Brightspark's moley to lilbad yesterday. I'm working on 2 for group 10, and I just received Gina-B's on Thursday!

In good shape.

01-01-2011, 01:46 AM
Okay see if it works any better here, KarenM's moley:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5129/5311662594_c1e90ca9d9.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12936529@N03/5311662594/)
karenM moley (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12936529@N03/5311662594/) by Penlowe (http://www.flickr.com/people/12936529@N03/), on Flickr

Yes! the metallic pens just don't scan well...

01-01-2011, 11:23 AM
Great page, penlowe!

01-01-2011, 12:15 PM
LOVE IT!! Penlowe!! Thanks...now it'll be a year until I get to see it in person :) Can't wait!!
Happy New Year to all of you...

01-01-2011, 12:53 PM
Pen, you rock...wonderful pages!

01-03-2011, 07:51 PM
Starting work on Gina-B's spread right now.

Gina, my dog wants your egg-tempura moley. It's the first time she's shown any interest in my art. :D

01-03-2011, 09:14 PM
Dropped KarenM's moley in the mail to Bright Spark this afternoon. Man the line at the PO was long! There was a group of young people trying to mail a suitcase full of stuff to Israel.... that was interesting to watch. I was trying to figure out exactly where they were from, I really couldn't tell if they were speaking Hebrew or not because every time they conferred they dropped their volume a bunch. They looked like typical twenty-somethings on the hippy side of style, torn up jeans, long hair on the guys, lots of long dangly jewelry on the girls. It was entertaining to say the least.

01-04-2011, 06:57 AM
Penlowe - what a pretty spread, and lovely quote too.

GMSS - one of my cats was the same. I think everyone needs to be a little warned, I guess it is a foodstuff, lol!

Happy new year everyone!

01-04-2011, 10:04 AM
It's really bad Gina. I worked on it all night last night, and she kept begging! :D
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs755.ash1/164633_1685797218594_1047562686_1840916_1399697_n. jpg
If I was working on the right side of my layout the left side of the moley would hang off the edge of the table. She would ever so delicately grab it with her teeth and start pulling away, trying to be sneaky, like I wouldn't notice that she was taking what I was holding!

01-04-2011, 10:35 AM
What a cutie!!

01-04-2011, 12:11 PM
Oh, she's too adorable! With that face I'd probably give in....!

:idea: Maybe you should make her some eggs ;)

01-08-2011, 11:33 AM

I have not yet rec'd the moley you sent...I don't want to rush the pages to make the Jan. 15th deadline, but I will get it out as soon as possible.

01-08-2011, 11:36 AM
Wish I had one to work on.

01-08-2011, 11:37 AM
Hasn't Brightsparks sent her first one out yet?

01-08-2011, 11:44 AM
Nova- it was sent out earlier this week. Let me know if you don't get it today and I'll chk the delivery confirmation info.

01-08-2011, 11:47 AM
Lilbad... Yes, gmss worked on brightsparks moley already.

01-08-2011, 12:44 PM
Here is my "Brightly colored Noah's Ark" for Novasmems moly.
Now it is time for the flowers and the trees to enter the Ark :) The first tree has it's buddy on the picture before made by 1Orange.
I'll post it on monday to you Corrie!

01-08-2011, 02:32 PM
Corrie, the first page needs updated..can't figure out where the journals are floating out there. Am I being pushy?? hope not.,just wondering who and where and what ;)

01-08-2011, 06:52 PM
I am not sure what should be in my hands either.... :unsure:

01-08-2011, 10:40 PM
I can help with mine. My name should be Blue on Brightspark's and Red on Gina-B's.

Brightspark's moley was mailed to Lilbad on December 30th, DC # 0310 1230 0002 2134 7755. The post office shows that notice was left and that it is currently at the post office. It will be sent back to me if it isn't picked up by January 18th.

01-08-2011, 11:08 PM
I think Lilbad is in Arizona on vacation.. and do you mean Jan. 18th?

01-08-2011, 11:13 PM
oops, Yep, that's what I mean. I'll fix that. :D

01-09-2011, 11:20 AM
Oh no....we missed it by a day or two. We won't be leaving here until Jan 21 and getting home on the 23rd or 24th. That will be the pits if it's sent back to you...dang!

01-09-2011, 05:00 PM
Sorry everyone... I've been having MAJOR problems with my laptop!!! MAJOR!!!! I try to get on here with my Ipad, but am limited on what I can do with editing for some reason. I know it's a hassle, but if you could send me a PM with who's book you currently have, I'll try to get the 1st post updated.

01-09-2011, 05:05 PM
Still waiting on 1orange's

01-09-2011, 08:43 PM
I Sorry about the computer..not fun!

Mine has been out there, and I have had Penlowes. I don't have any at the moment

01-10-2011, 11:32 AM
My list is accurate. No moley at this time, but am gone.

01-10-2011, 04:39 PM
Corrie...it's here

01-11-2011, 05:46 AM
PM sent - I have Tipulida's at the moment.

01-11-2011, 10:44 AM
Oh no....we missed it by a day or two. We won't be leaving here until Jan 21 and getting home on the 23rd or 24th. That will be the pits if it's sent back to you...dang!

Are they holding your mail while you're gone? Maybe they will be smart enough not to send it back if they are holding your mail. :D

01-11-2011, 12:14 PM
Ya think? Let's hope so.

01-12-2011, 06:15 PM
Okay. I updated the 1st post. Orange = done & mailed. Blue = currently have. Let me know if anything else needs corrected.

01-15-2011, 10:02 AM
Corrie - you have a PM from me, I have no moly at my house right now ....

01-15-2011, 06:20 PM
1Oranges' will be on it's way to Penlow on Tuesday...I would have sent it Monday..but no mail...I was not able to scan it because we still do not have the scanner hooked up..if someone along the way wants to scan it feel free...or maybe Alicia wants to be surprised...hope you like it either way.

Did everyone get my new addy?

01-15-2011, 08:34 PM
yay! I have a scanner, I'll try to remember to do that for you :)

01-15-2011, 09:07 PM
I would love to see it but then again i don't mind a surprise either.

01-17-2011, 12:26 PM
Tipulida's should go out Wed - I'm sorry but I didn't quite manage to finish it at the weekend, despite my best intentions.

01-18-2011, 12:55 PM
Here's mine finished, I hope that the rose hips count for flowers in your mind Tipulida, I just thought this is what's forgotten after everything's flowered (and I always collect some for arrangements in the house as I think they are pretty..)


01-18-2011, 01:00 PM
Gina, that's a lovely journal entry!!! Very nice!

01-18-2011, 02:53 PM
beautiful, Gina!!!

01-18-2011, 09:29 PM
Oh! those are lovely! Makes me want a cup of tea....

01-19-2011, 02:17 PM
Gina-B, they are just perfect!!! In my mind faded and whitered flowers are more flowers than flowers ... :)
I collect rose hips because I enjoy so much to draw and paint them. Couldn't be more perfect!

01-20-2011, 01:34 AM
Here's my layout for Gina-B's moley, Medusa, woman of myth and legend! I'm not sure how much I love it, but I made the mistake of working directly in the book. :/ Probably not good, because there is definitely a page bendy problem here.


01-20-2011, 05:32 AM
I LOVE her! Totally awesome, wow!


And I don't mind bendy pages, it all adds to the character! Did you know that the reason most historic books made with parchment have heavy covers and often clasps is because otherwise the pages curl and bend in different weather conditions?

Tipulida, I'm so glad you like it! I have a whole vase of bits I collect at the end of summer - I change them around when they start to break up. Rose hips, seed pods, grasses, even twigs with leaves.

01-20-2011, 11:25 AM
I think that is awsome!

01-20-2011, 05:48 PM

01-20-2011, 09:32 PM
1oranges book has arrived!!

I'm all ready to zen away :)

01-20-2011, 09:34 PM
so very glad it made it....

I am officially without a book at the moment..

01-20-2011, 11:58 PM
Me too.

01-21-2011, 05:24 AM
Me too - Tipulida's is on its way now. Which I forgot to say.

01-21-2011, 07:55 AM
gmss, Nice job on Gina's Moley...has it been mailed yet? and if so what addy did you use? You didn't say if it had gone out when you posted the pages to the thread....

Gina, I was thinking about Queen Ester from the Bible as my women of legend...would this be ok?

01-21-2011, 09:26 AM
Alas, I have not mailed yet. We had the big snow storm, so I haven't been able to get to the post office. I'm hoping to mail it out tomorrow, and as soon as I do I will post the DC#. :(

01-21-2011, 11:25 AM
Has anyone heard from Bright-Spark? Last I remember she was pretty well snowed in, but that was ages ago.

01-21-2011, 12:41 PM
I just checked her profile page, and she hasn't posted anywhere on the site since 12/18.

01-21-2011, 01:13 PM
I've got a business card from her in my box, I'll send an email to the addy on that and see what happens. Hopefully she's ok.

01-24-2011, 03:27 PM
Oops, I forgot to post on Saturday night...I mailed Gina-B's moley to Novasmem on Saturday morning. DC # is 0310 2010 0001 2987 1173.

01-24-2011, 04:33 PM
Got it today....thanks

01-24-2011, 04:38 PM
Wow! That was fast! I need to mail from my mom's post office more often!

I am now moley-less. Which isn't a completely bad thing.

01-24-2011, 06:55 PM
I worked in 1Orange's moley a bunch on Friday. I am now in the 'close it up and don't look at it for a couple days' phase. When I look again I'll know if it's really finished or not. :)

01-25-2011, 03:14 PM
GinaB....just want to let you know that I have just got Tipulida's book in the mail today, and I must say wow. This book is going to be a challenge for me, to draw flowers as good as every one else but I shell give it a good go.

01-25-2011, 03:34 PM
I have Brightsparks moley with Goodmorningstarshine's contribution. Am working on it now to send!

01-25-2011, 05:34 PM
Brightsparks moley will go in today's mail to GinaB! It's in my gallery...don't peek, Brightsparks!!

01-25-2011, 06:58 PM
lilbad, that is amazing..can't wait to see it IRL...

Is Brightspark still MIA?

01-26-2011, 05:24 AM
Wow, that arrived quickly 1Orange! Makes up for all the delays before the holidays...

lilbad, that is quite simply stunning!

Is Brightspark still MIA?
I had a receipt that the email was delivered to the mailbox, but I haven't had a read receipt yet. I thought I'd give it the week, and then, as I'm in the UK, try the telephone number on this business card.

So, if anyone else hears from before then, let me know!

01-26-2011, 12:06 PM
She must be playing as it's her moley I am sending on it's way today.

01-27-2011, 09:34 PM
I have Novamem's gorgeous moley and Penlowe's will be going out in either tomorrow's mail or Saturdays. (Just depends on if I get to the post office before it closes.)

01-27-2011, 09:38 PM
Everyone please check the first post and see if it's accurate. Orange = Done/mailed. Blue = currently working on

01-27-2011, 10:19 PM
I am waiting, and hoping I don't end up with two or three at the same time ...eeek!

01-27-2011, 10:52 PM
Corrie, I should be blue in 1Oranges list, I have her book right now.

01-27-2011, 11:50 PM
Corrie, Brightsparks is on the way to Gina B!

01-28-2011, 07:53 AM
Corrie, you got me right...have fun playing with my moley...has it begun to rain yet?

01-30-2011, 08:17 PM
Gina, hope you like it...

I'll mail it to Brightsparks as soon as I get an OK

01-30-2011, 09:08 PM

01-31-2011, 09:22 AM
Novasmem, that is so beautiful! I really do like your style! Wow. I also very much like the idea of a Queen of Courage - hopefully she'll pass on some good vibes.. !

Well, I have telephoned the number on Bright-Spark's business card and it is a dead line. Corrie, if you pm me the number she gave at the start, we can see if it is the same one - it may well be that she was just using up old business cards when we last traded.

If it is a different number I'll try that, save Corrie making a long-distance call. I am getting a bit worried now.

01-31-2011, 09:31 AM
Glad you like it Gina,

I will keep it safe with me until we hear about Brightsparks...hope all is well...

01-31-2011, 09:34 AM
KarenM, when did you mail Lilbad's moley? I still haven't received it. :shocked: I think we're supposed to mail again on the 15th?

01-31-2011, 01:25 PM
GMSS. I haven't received Lilbad's moley yet! It's with Brightspark.
I did receive Corrie's moley this morning, so Penlowe can sigh with relief :)

I too am getting worried about Brightspark...this is getting strange.

01-31-2011, 01:27 PM
Penlowe, hang onto my moley please, until we know what is going on with Brightspark...thanks.

01-31-2011, 04:28 PM
Oh, I see! So I suppose I shouldn't be stressing out...it seems that there are currently no moleys in route to me.

01-31-2011, 06:36 PM
:unsure: Karen I finished your moley and mailed it on weeks ago, I'm afraid it's already left my hands.

1Oranges moley flew from my house this morning, as it is headed to Tipulida in Sweden I figured it really wasn't too early to mail.

01-31-2011, 06:39 PM
I agree that it is very unusual for BrightSpark to fall out of communication, I've been in other long term or PAT type swaps with her and this isn't her style to disappear. Ibus & Boatbird are a tad closer than you Gina, I'll PM them and see if they can suss out anything.

01-31-2011, 11:00 PM
Gina - Thanks for trying the phone calls. I'll PM you the telephone numbers she gave me.
I haven't heard anything from her, yet, either... and it is VERY unusual for B-Spark to disappear.

For now, let's skip B-spark in the mailing order.

For the 2 moleys that were already sent onto her, As you have time / waiting for a moley, let's go ahead and create tip ins for Lilbad and Karen. That way, they can have spreads for their books, when they are located.

01-31-2011, 11:06 PM
As for the mailing date stress:
Because of the back log and missing moleys... and the overseas mailings. Let's just do our best to mail out around the 15th. If you can't get it out on that date. Just communicate and mail out the moley as quickly as possible.

01-31-2011, 11:06 PM
Novas - nope. No rain yet for Noah... but I bet ya that a storm cloud is gonna start brewing soon!

02-03-2011, 11:00 AM
Phew! Sorry I haven't checked in folks - no phone line here since Monday evening, so no internet as well.

Hopefully this won't happen again, but the roads are still being ripped out along my route, so if it does I wouldn't be surprised...

Thank you Corrie - I have the pm but haven't read it properly yet. When I am caught up in the day job (no phone has meant no work..) I will try chasing.

Penlowe, good idea - I knew someone else was fairly near to her - well done on remembering Ibus. Any joy?

Lilbad, Bright-spark's moley arrived safely with me yesterday!!

02-03-2011, 03:02 PM
Whew!! I am so glad. I sent another moley in another group on Dec 2nd to England and it never arrived.....I was the last entrant, so u can imagine how I feel that it never reached the owner!

02-03-2011, 06:24 PM
My pages in Novasmem's journal are done (EARLY!!!!)... I tried to scan them last night, but had troubles. I'll try again and then mail out. It'll probably be in the mail on Tuesday of next week.

02-03-2011, 06:36 PM
Can/t wait to see them...Corrie, do you want me to hold off till the 15th before mailing Gina's, may be we will hear from BSparks in the mean time...or just go ahead and mail it to Tipulida?

02-03-2011, 09:11 PM
I haven't heard from either of the folks I sent PM's to yet.

02-03-2011, 09:23 PM
Since B-Spark has 2 moleys, go ahead and send it to the next person. We can send it to her when everything is flowing smoothly again.

02-04-2011, 05:43 AM
I won't be able to try the numbers for a little while yet - turns out I have internet access but no voice phone line yet (did you know that you need two lines for voice but only one for internet? I didn't!) They say it will be repaired asap, but someone tried stealing the cable and cut 100 lines, so each one gets fixed individually....

It'll all get sorted soon!

02-05-2011, 05:49 PM
Here's my entry in Novasmem's Noah's Ark moley.http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/477/large/1_Noah_s_Ark.jpg

02-05-2011, 07:46 PM
Lovely Corrie!

02-05-2011, 11:07 PM
Heard back from one of my inquirers, she has sent a text message but isn't sure if the number she had still belongs to Bright Spark, it's wait & see at this point.

02-06-2011, 11:49 AM
Corrie, they are adorable!

02-06-2011, 01:57 PM
Thanks for the update, Penlowe.

Thanks for the compliments Karen and lilbad!

02-07-2011, 05:29 AM
Corrie, that's so beautiful!

(still no phone line - but engineer due today...)

02-07-2011, 08:43 AM
Guys, or rather gals, I am so sorry for the distress caused by my going missing for such a long time.

Too much has happened in the last month or so which has completely blown me off course especially with this moley exchange.

I have three moleys in my hands. Lilbads came back to me because of a post problem, GMSS arrived safely from Gina-B, and I also have Karen M's (I think that's right). They will all go in the mail this week. The delay has been due snow disruption, emergencies and to my move, which did not go entirely to plan, and included the removal men packing said moleys into the storage crates. I only got access and retrieved them at the weekend.

I have no internet access and my email account was cancelled when I moved earlier in the month. My list of to-dos including letting you all know what is going on, is setting up new email account which I will give to Corrie to pass onto you all. I've just logged on to find 8 messages waiting for me here on site.

Again, sorry for the disruption to normal service, I am hoping I will be back on track in the next week or so.

02-07-2011, 11:21 AM
So glad that you are safe and sound, sparky. Sounds like you've had an extremely stressful month.

02-07-2011, 02:33 PM
We will need BS's new snail mail addy, right? Glad all is finally falling into shape for you!!

02-07-2011, 04:09 PM
We missed you Bsparks and are glad that all is well..even though stressfull...welcome back

02-07-2011, 10:21 PM
So glad it was weather and moving!

02-07-2011, 11:41 PM
Hang in there, things can only get better;)

02-08-2011, 01:08 PM
SOooo glad you are ok!

Hopefully all of your stress will just melt away now (like the snow!)

And perfect timing, I finally got my phone line today!

02-09-2011, 03:11 PM
I've been reading and following all this, and I think we had lot of snow here in sweden this winter.......

Penlowe, I got 1Orange moley now - it arrived safely :)

02-09-2011, 05:22 PM
Karin, we have had a LOT of snow too this year and really cold temps. It'll be in the single digits tonight grrrr and brrrr. Not a fan of winter !!
BUT it does give me more time to do art work : )

02-16-2011, 01:34 PM
Ok, BrightSpark's moley is on its way to KarenM as of today. And I have already received Novasmem's from Corrie, so I'm all ready for the next installment! I'll post a pic of what I've done for BS later on.

02-17-2011, 10:21 AM
Brightspark's pages as promised


02-18-2011, 10:06 AM
Gina's moley is on it's way to 1orange...

beautiful birdies Gina

02-18-2011, 07:07 PM

02-19-2011, 12:06 AM
I'll update the first post with the most current info, when i'm back on my laptop.

02-23-2011, 12:02 PM
Corries pages are done :) , they are in the gallery !

02-23-2011, 12:08 PM
I think I figured out this computer...for the moment!..this should be Corrie's pages

02-23-2011, 12:10 PM
Sorry, I guess I DON'T have it figured out , so here's another try!

02-23-2011, 02:09 PM
What very very pretty birds! I love it Karen!

I still haven't received Lilbad's moley. I have the tip in finished and ready to go.

02-23-2011, 02:52 PM
How beautiful and bright!

02-23-2011, 04:58 PM
Karen...amazing birds...

I am without a Moley at this point...

02-23-2011, 06:20 PM
Gorgeous! I love it, Karen!!! Thank you

02-23-2011, 10:51 PM
Thanks ladies, I will put it into the mail shortly!

02-24-2011, 08:40 AM
I am moley-less too but know I was a little ahead on the last one. Going to check the list to see what is/ should be headed my way.

02-24-2011, 11:50 AM
Novasmem, I will be sending Corrie's on to you shortly. I waited a long time to get hers, but it looks like I will be getting 2 at a time!! YIKES. So they are trickling in and you'll probably be working on a couple at once. Hugs to you all, we may be slow, but we're worth the wait;)

02-26-2011, 02:16 PM
I'm working on 1Orange moley right now!
I'm not so found of the colour blue, but I do love zentangles :jiggy:

02-27-2011, 03:46 PM
I have just got Gina-B's book in the mail and I must say wow, we
have some great artists here.

02-27-2011, 04:04 PM
I updated the first posting. Please double check to make sure it's accurate.

If you are currently waiting on a moley that should be coming from Bright Spark, please go ahead and create tip-in pages. We can then decide if we want to send them directly to the artist... or if we want to wait a bit longer to see if the moleys arrive from Bright Spark.

02-27-2011, 07:06 PM
Okie dokie- pretty sure I should be working on Lilbad's book, so tip-in pages forthcoming.

02-27-2011, 09:56 PM
I'm still waiting on Lilbad's before I can send it to you penlowe, but I've finished my tip-in.

02-28-2011, 06:28 AM
Corrie, I have Novasmem's moley here

And Brightspark's has been travelling to Karen for a while now

So both need updating on the first page.

02-28-2011, 01:15 PM
Just so you know where I stand, I have forwarded Penlowes, and I have Corrie's , going in the mail tomorrow. I haven't seen BrightSparks yet.
I know we start to wonder where these are floating around. That's why I updated myself.

02-28-2011, 10:13 PM
I'm still waiting on Lilbad's before I can send it to you penlowe, but I've finished my tip-in.

excellent! we may get it caught up yet, if you glue & re-mail fast and I do too.... now I need to go actually make art :eek:

03-01-2011, 12:13 PM
Penlowe, I haven't had Lilbad's journal yet and I think it is suppose to come to me next.
Will we ever get back on track? :twitcy:

03-01-2011, 12:23 PM
Karen, you haven't had it yet? Nutter butter! Okay so if I understand correctly, Brightspark has mailed to you, not me. Then you would mail to me, then I would mail to Penlowe.

In order to help us get back on track faster, what if I mail my tip-in to Penlowe right now? I'll cut it into 3 pieces, just like I usually do before I glue it in. Then Karen can skip me and mail directly to Penlowe, and Penlowe can glue mine and her's into the Lilbad's book. It should save us at least a week, and knowing how bad I am at making it to the post office maybe more.

So right now, 1Orange has Tipulida's moley and will be sending it to me around the 15th. Is that right? I'm so damned confused. :(

03-01-2011, 12:51 PM
Ha! I am always a bit confused :twitcy: Sounds like a plan. I am sending Corrie's off today. So Novasmem, you should receive it within the week.

03-01-2011, 08:56 PM
I can handle that, I even have a special box for important mail art stuff (like when I'm hosting a swap) so it's got a safe place here.

03-02-2011, 05:13 PM
Leaving Maui tomorrow, so by Friday will have the mail and hopefully lotsa moleys!!

03-02-2011, 08:02 PM
Goodmorningstarshine I sent you tipulida's book a few days ago,so I'm sorry for the late posting, and hopefully it won't be to far away. I think I'm a bit late in posting it you.

03-02-2011, 08:29 PM
That's okay, as long as you didn't send it last month. I've been very concerned that I was supposed to receive a moley ages ago and never got it. :twitcy:

03-04-2011, 11:02 PM
First thread is updated. I hope the "missing" moleys show up soon! Has anyone heard from Bright Spark since her last posting? I tried emailing her, but haven't heard back.

03-05-2011, 01:02 PM
Pen, your adorable and creative moley was waiting for me when I got home! Hope to get to working on it asap! Love the little cover you made! Hugs!!

03-06-2011, 06:43 PM
Gina-B I have your book at the moment and I'm trying to think of some ideas,
so I was thinking is it was ok to draw female superheros like catwomen, wonderwomen
or would you like the females to be more legendary.

03-07-2011, 08:31 AM
Superwomen are fine 1orange! They are modern myths!

03-08-2011, 02:40 PM
Rec'd Corrie's today....Lilbad just to let you know, I will try to make the 15th mailing, but I feel it is more important to make beautiful pages...so I don't want to rush...

03-08-2011, 03:36 PM
Just do your thing and don't stress. I have two moleys here to work on...two dif. groups...and I am sick with some weird virus!

03-08-2011, 06:19 PM
I'm working on pages to tip in to Lilbad's moley when it arrives, but have had another death in the family and my muse is apparently run off. For those who don't keep up with the yap threads that is 2 in less than 30 days.

03-08-2011, 07:42 PM
Sorry to hear that Penlowe, hugs and prayers for family.

Novasmem., thanks for letting me know you received Penlowes journal.

Corrie, the butterflies that were probably attached at one time, were not intact when your journal arrived. They are still in the bag , so you could reattach when the journal gets home. Sorry, the mailman must have been a rough one!

03-08-2011, 07:42 PM
If people are a few days late in the mailing, it's not a big deal. It's just important that we know where all the moleys are and that we communicate and try to get them out when we can.

Sorry to hear about the death in Penlowe! :(

03-08-2011, 07:45 PM
Who's moley's are currently MIA??? Lilbad and Karen's? Anyone elses? I'm trying to figure out who I should do tip in's for.

Also, who is sending a moley to me next? I haven't had one for a bit.

03-08-2011, 07:47 PM
I do not currently have any group #9 moleys.

03-08-2011, 07:50 PM
Gina - Have you worked on GMSS's moley? Is it with Bright Spark?

03-08-2011, 09:35 PM
Is Bright Sparks mia?

03-09-2011, 05:44 AM
Yes, GMSS's moley went to Brightspark on or around Dec 15 (Can't remember exact date off-hand) - thats the one I was stressing about.

When BrightSpark last checked in (Feb 7) she said she had 3 moleys - Lilbad's, KarenM's, and GMSS's, and that they would go into the post that week.

So, has anyone had any of these yet? If not, that will explain it.

Penlowe, so sorry about your losses. I hope thigns get a bit easier for you soon.

03-09-2011, 07:58 AM
Thanks's Gina!!

Bright Spark's moley should be on it's way to KarenM. Do we have a delivery confirmation number that we can look it up and see where it is?

03-09-2011, 12:36 PM
Pen, sorry about your loses! Life can be so hard. Take care.

03-11-2011, 11:00 AM
Well, I have the confirmation of posting. With no code. But basic insurance. So, either I forgot to ask her, or she forgot to do it. (I did have 5 overseas things on the same day - it really could be a mistake from either of us!)

It seems the PO doesn't consider anything lost until over 28 working days, so there's alot of time left. It was sent on the 16th of Feb, so I'm pretty concerned, I must say

03-12-2011, 06:23 PM

Will go in Monday's mail!
Check my gallery for a better pic.
Had fun doing it!

03-12-2011, 06:29 PM
that's awesome, lilbad!

03-12-2011, 06:50 PM
You are too sweet!

03-13-2011, 09:59 AM

03-13-2011, 04:03 PM
wow, so very cool! :jiggy:

03-14-2011, 05:04 AM
Wow! how gorgeous!

03-14-2011, 12:13 PM
GRRRRREAT!!! Shirley!!!!

GinaB, I received BrightSparks journal this morning...so you know it is safe :)

Corrie, any word on my journal which is with BrightSpark?? Getting concerned!!

BrightSpark, if you are able to check in, please let us know what is going on with the journals. I know you are in transistion, just let us know where you are and how to get in touch. Thanks. Praying all is well with you.

03-14-2011, 12:57 PM
Phew! I really was having a bit of a panic..

Corrie, if Brightspark updated contact details and you'd like me to try to ring her, let me know.

03-14-2011, 05:20 PM
I've tried to get in touch with her through email but haven't heard anything.

I don't have any new contact information, Gina. If you would like to try the old numbers again, maybe we'll have some luck this time.

03-18-2011, 11:13 PM
I have just got Penlowe's book, so Lilbad you can stop worrying now, safe and sound.
Can't wait to start this book it's so fun, very good art pieces created.
Now I have 2 books in my hands so I better get a move on and finish and send
Gina-B's book on to the next artist.

03-18-2011, 11:17 PM
Now I am starting to worry about the last book I sent, I sent Tipulida's book to
GMSS, hoping it will show soon. Cross my fingers.

03-19-2011, 08:21 AM
I updated the first post. Please check for accuracy.

03-19-2011, 11:09 AM
iorange...I didn't sent Pen's darling cover for her moley....found it on the messy craft table after mailing. Gheesh! I iwll send it on to someone in the states, I guess. Have fun.

03-19-2011, 12:48 PM
Lilbad...you can send it to me...I believe it comes this way next

03-20-2011, 11:54 AM
Okay, you all are going to be SO impressed with me.

I mailed my tip in to Penlowe on Friday. Here is the DC# 03100480000280720274

I also received Tipulida's moley, did my layout, and mailed it to Corrie on Friday! Here is the DC# 03100480000280720281.


03-20-2011, 01:12 PM
woot! not here yet, nor the book, but I'll keep it all together :)

03-20-2011, 01:15 PM
GMSS - I love your flower for my moley :)

I have been a bit of the radar lately, but tomorrow I'll send 1orange moley to KarenM - sorry for being a little late this time ...., I do hope it will arrive on time. But sometimes the post from sweden is a little late....

03-20-2011, 04:15 PM
Now I can relax, glad GMSS got Tipulida's book ok, I have been waiting
to here, cause I was worried it was lost, but not now. Plus that flower
is really good.

03-20-2011, 06:14 PM
I'm uber impressed, GMSS

03-20-2011, 06:37 PM
I thought you would be. :D I'm back on track!

03-21-2011, 10:47 AM
ooh very nice GMSS - may I have some of your effiencency please?

right, I am sorry I am late, but Novasmem's won't go out until this week. I really struggled to get started with that theme, and I thought it would be one of the ones I'd be ok with. Very weird. And of course what I am doing now seems to be taking days to complete.

Ok, I've tried ringing Brightspark. No answer but I did manage to leave a message on her cell, so hopefully she's still checking messages. I'll give it a few days before trying again if she doesn't return my call.

03-21-2011, 11:50 AM
Right now, I am moley---less!

03-21-2011, 05:20 PM
Gina - thanks for the update and for trying to call B-spark

03-21-2011, 08:16 PM
GMSS's pages arrived here to tip in to Lilbad's book, and mine are still in progress, but I still don't have the book itself. I'm not really sure who it is coming from.

I'm sorta glad it's not here yet because I'm super blocked on how to finish these as-yet-incomplete pages.

03-21-2011, 08:18 PM
Pen, I think it's going to come from Karen... ?

03-22-2011, 05:42 AM
I got a text to landline message this morning (weird - robot speaks the message, pronounced Margaux soo oddly). Anyway, she said that she is currently in France at a study course and will ring me when she gets back and she is sorry to have messed up the exchange, but as my message to her did not say -did you send the moleys - I haven't got an answer to that yet.

03-22-2011, 01:07 PM
Novasmem's has gone out to Penlowe today.

will post a scan up later. having a baaad day!

03-22-2011, 03:46 PM
Me again...
Here's your pages Novasmem!

03-22-2011, 04:24 PM
OH! That's beautiful! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that water Gina!

03-22-2011, 05:03 PM
Gina, how lovely!!

03-22-2011, 06:03 PM
Gina, absolutely perfect...I love it..