View Full Version : LIST: 1:1 Japanese Moleskine Exchange

04-25-2011, 02:12 PM
This thread is for setting up PERSONAL trades with other members,
for Japanese Moleskine book pages.

All books need to be...Japanese Album styled...zigzag folded 3.5x5.5 pages

Participants need to decide ahead of time how many pages will be completed in the other participants journal

You can exchange journals individually here - by arranging private trades with anyone posting here.

This thread is a good way to get yourself oriented to the Art of Moleskine Journals before making the long term commitment of a Moley group exchange and the timetable of mailings..

Here's how it works?

You create your ad listing your journal and what you want. Others read your ad and contact you to arrange a trade.
The two of you work out the details any way you wish. You can choose which themes you are comfortable making. You do NOT have to swap with everyone who asks, choose the exchanges that are most mutually beneficial for each person involved but please remember to be gracious and mind your manners if someone is not interested in trading at that moment.

How to post an 'ad' for Japanese Moleskine journal exchanges:

1. THEME: Declare your theme/topic that you want for your book!
2. Consider what you want or don’t want in your journal (theme, mediums, etc.)

- DO's: Are there any art techniques you want to encourage - or exclude?
- DONT's: \Use profanity, art that is suggestive, political?
3. LOCATION: Decide whether you are willing to accept an international trade or want to keep the mailings within your own country to keep expenses down.
4. Any other COMMENTS?
Then, just post your ‘ad’ here as an invitation to other artists to trade pages with you! REMEMBER, to come back and delete your 'ad' when you are done with your book!

How to CHOOSE a book to create pages for:

-Everyone is free to browse the ad listings. When you find one that interests you and you are comfortable with the theme/mediums/limits set, send a private message to the person and arrange the trade details between the two of you, just as you would for any 1:1 trade. That’s all there is to it!

-You do NOT have to swap with anyone who asks, choose the swaps that are most mutually beneficial for each person involved, but please keep in mind to be friendly and gracious.

-Make sure to leave feedback when it arrives, PM your partner when you send, Remember Communication is vital

Chatty...Postitive Quotation...see Post #8

Catscradle...Black/White Zentangles...see Post #9

Dewtee...Colorful Zentangles...see Post #10

Babynavyblue....Theme #1 Zetti
Theme #2 Glam Rock...see Post #11

AmericanHwyflower...Theme#1 "they Cook and Draw
Theme #2 Norweigen....see Post #12

Thorn...Color of Music...see post #13

SilverSeam...Medieval ball (party)...see Post #15

Kristinized...godess figures...see Post #17 & Vintage Horror #24 ON HOLD

1orange Theme: Blue, Black, White Abstsract/Zentangles. #31

rubyragdoll theme: celebrating women in all their glory. #32

gingasaurus THEME: Dinosaurs and/or librarians

Jewels THEME: Cats Through World History. Pharaoh Cat, Roman Cat, Renaissance Cat, Cowboy Cat, Far Eastern Cats, etc. Or Cats at Historical places and/or events. ie: Watching the pyramids being built, Sailing with the Vikings etc.
Kaijin...Theme: A day in the life

04-25-2011, 02:17 PM
Cool idea, but since I am presently in a moley exchange I will lurk for now.

04-25-2011, 05:31 PM
You can copy this to start your AD

2: DO'S:
4: #pages

04-25-2011, 05:46 PM
Currently trading with Paintmanycolors

1: THEME: Children at play or with animals...preferably cats
2: DO'S: Any media is accepted but I prefer HD/HP...I love lotsa COLOR
DON'TS: nothing dark
3: LOCATION: I would prefer to keep within the US
4: #Pages 3 or four page spread
5: COMMENTS: Please communicate

04-25-2011, 07:22 PM
hmmm...will have to purchase a moley and think about a theme...will be back with a post later...

04-25-2011, 11:12 PM
Thanks for the invite...now I need to get a new moley...will be back.

04-26-2011, 02:28 PM
What a fun idea, it's a great way to do moleys on your own schedule without committing to a whole year long swap. I'll be back as soon as I work out a theme.

04-26-2011, 05:26 PM
I will be drawing the first 4 pages

1: THEME: Positive Quotations

2: DO'S: Theme should be carry though out the book. List the Author, apply quotation on a HD/HP or Collage background. Background can be a scene, beautiful texture anything your little heart desire. The quote is to stand out from the background please.

Medium, your choice, please take into consideraton that real wet mediums may not be the best medium for this type of paper in our books a very light wash will be okay, very light....

Back Side: Please list your:
Site Name
Real Name
If you would like to decorate the back side too please do, just keep in mind you don't want it to bleed into the front side.

DON'TS: NO Politics, Religion, Profanity or the Darkside please, also no bulky embellishment the book should be able to fold flat....

3: LOCATION: USA will trade International

4: #pages Two (2) Page layout.

5: COMMENTS: If you would like add a bit of repetitive pattern which most call zentangles today, please do. I would like the background to accent the Quote.

Most of all have fun! Please keep communication open....

Thank you...

Cat's Cradle
04-26-2011, 06:24 PM
1. THEME: Black and White Zentangles

Not doing 1:1 trades ATM; gotta get things in order.

04-27-2011, 03:22 PM
1. THEME: Colorful Zentangles

2. DO's: You may use BLACK ink to draw your zentangles and COLOR to give your zentangles some flair. Your whole spread does not have to be colored, use enough to suit your drawing. Use ideas from Zentangle.com or tanglepatterns.com as a starting point.
DONT's: NO dark/scary, NO political, NO profanity . . .

3. LOCATION: US, but will ship internationally

4. I'm asking to trade 3-page spreads with a total of 9 other artists.

5. No glued-in pages, please do your artwork directly on the pages. For line-work, you can use BLACK Prismacolor Fine Liner Markers, ZIG Millennium, or Sakura Micron. I do not want my book wrinkled so for colored portions, NO PAINT. Please use alcohol-based markers (Copic, Prismacolor Art Markers, Letraset Tria, Triart, Chartpak, Letraset Promarker) or colored pencils.


04-29-2011, 12:45 AM
1: THEME 1: Zetti

2: DO'S: Anything and everthing that is zetti. Please dont be afraid to use color and unusual images. The pages can be journal style or simply art based.
DON'TS: Dont limit your imagination, but please no super thick embellishments.

3: LOCATION: TX! But I will ship internationally.

4: #pages: 3 page spreads

5: COMMENTS:No glue in pages. Be careful when using waterecolor, and please use appropriate mediums.

1: THEME: Glam Rock

2: DO'S: Think of David Bowie, Marc Bolan, T. Rex, etc. Lots of glitter sparkle, flair and color. It can also be modern glam rockers, i.e: Marilyn Manson-Mechanical Animals era, or Adam Lambert. Does not have to be people but can be simple fun and festive of glam rock, and androgeny is very welcome.

DON'TS:???not sure yet???

3: LOCATION:TX, but I will ship internationally

4: #pages: 3 page spread

5: COMMENTS: I love glam rock and would love it if this was an all hand drawn book but there can be collage elements but please crop and edit well. I dont want it to be a mess.
And please do not glue pages to the book.

04-29-2011, 12:49 AM
THEME: 'They cook and draw' see here:http://www.theydrawandcook.com/
2: DO'S: Use LOTS of color, and please keep any embellishments kind of flat
DON'TS: No gore, nothing dark.
3: LOCATION:Southern California, USA ~ will ship US and international
4: #pages three page spread for each artist
Back Side: Please list your:
Site Name
Real Name
If you would like to decorate the back side too please do, just keep in mind you don't want it to bleed into the front side.

All mediums, like: hd/hp, love zentangles and zetti.... be creative. Please communicate.

1: THEME:Norweigen( All things norweigen.. artwork,costumes, folktales, trolls,gnomes,fjords, vikings, cuisine, and more)
2: DO'S:Please use some classic norge colors:red,blue(both navy and cornflower like blues), white
DON'TS: No dark images or stickers
3: LOCATION: Southern California but will ship internationally.
4: #pages three page spread for each artist
5: COMMENTS: open medium... prefer some hd/hp in your work. Please communicate.
Back Side: Please list your:
Site Name
Real Name
If you would like to decorate the back side too please do, just keep in mind you don't want it to bleed into the front side.

04-29-2011, 05:53 PM
(Unfortunately, I will be unable to do any moleskine trades until further notice. Please consider this ad "on hold." I'll try to remove this notice when things get straightend out. Thanks!)

1: THEME: Colors of Music

2: DO'S: Create a music themed spread in one of the colors of the rainbow. I'd like the book, when fully open to be a continuous spectrum, so I'll mark off where each color should go and each artist can pick where in the book/what available color they want to work on.

DON'T: Work your color out of order - it's OK if there are blank spaces between you and the last artist.

3: Location: Phoenix, AZ. Can only ship within the US right now. I'll update here if that changes.

4: #pages: 3 page spread


05-12-2011, 04:46 PM
Question - is everyone decorating the covers/first few pages of their own journals, the way it's usually been done in the regular moleskine trades on this site? If so, can anyone recommend a good way to prep the cover for paint, etc?

05-12-2011, 07:05 PM
I am doing the sign in page and the first three pages...up in the air on whether I am decorating the cover...I may wait until the book is finished so I can coordinate colors..will see...with my last book I lightly sanded the cover before applying a coat of Liquitex high-gloss acrylic enamel...(Glossies)...I have not seen it since it began it's journey 6months ago so I'm not sure how it is holding up....

1 Art Lady
05-13-2011, 11:43 AM
It's when you do your work on other paper, sized to the moley, and then "tip" or glue it in. Or at least that is my understanding of it. :)

05-13-2011, 12:10 PM
Thanks 1AL, I often wondered about that myself . . .

05-14-2011, 04:38 PM
yup, 1AL is correct! :jimlad:

05-18-2011, 06:46 PM
I am new to AFA; but this sounds fascinating. I will lurk a bit first til I understand it all..:nah:

05-20-2011, 08:13 PM
great idea! ill be lurking. i have a moley for just this purpose that is out to an artist for her to add to it as we speak. ill have to check back when it is returned to me.

06-10-2011, 06:55 PM
FYI - I'm having to place my ad "on hold" for awhile. I'm going to go back and edit the original post to show that, just wanted to let everyone know what I was doing.

07-13-2011, 12:53 PM
I thinking of starting a new book, with the theme of Vintage Horror (Elvira, Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, the original Night of the Living Dead, old B horror movies, old ghost stories/legends like la llorona, the hook, bloody mary, or folklore, etc). Doesn't have to literally be any a specific movie or character, as long as the vintage vibe is present. Campy layouts welcome.

1: THEME: Vintage Horror
2: DO'S: Would love the layouts to overlap and flow from one to another
DON'TS: no tip ins, no 3-d materials that make the pages bulky (foam tape, brads, eyelets, etc)
3: LOCATION: Minnesota, USA
4: #pages 2-3 pages spread
5: COMMENTS: dark and horror more than welcome, light and happy welcome too. drawn, painted, flat mixed media, or altered photos.

1. Rina
2. DADAology

on hold for now

07-13-2011, 03:24 PM
oh Kristin...I love your theme....I would love to do a Elvira spread in your book!

07-13-2011, 07:49 PM
yay, thanks Rina!

07-14-2011, 07:16 PM
Eye candy for everyone

Hollyrea created for my Moley...AWESOME


07-14-2011, 09:30 PM
OMG that is AWESOME!

07-15-2011, 07:45 PM
theres prob already a thread somewhere, but I'm new to journaling (LOVE IT) and do not know what a "Japanese Moley " is or where to get one.
would love to trade journal moley pages if I knew what it was:goofy::nah::yes:

08-17-2011, 04:52 PM
Theme: Blue, Black, White Abstsract/Zentangles.

Location: New Zealand.

Any one keen, would like my book to be finished to the end.

09-05-2011, 08:41 PM
would love to get into moleys. I have bought a couple of journals and am ready to go!

theme: celebrating women in all their glory.
Dos: hand drawn, pen and ink, markers, colour pencils, some collage can be added but want the main part of the pages to be hand drawn. keep it flat. use your creativity
don'ts: no stickers or raised embellishments. don't limit your imagination.
location: N Ireland, willing to post anywhere.
pages - 3 page spreads
comments: please don't glue pages to the book. I want a journal that celebrates women of all ages, shapes and sizes in all aspects of life and time - let your inner woman loose on the pages!!!

10-02-2011, 08:07 PM
Does this have the same itrader/member-length requirements as the other moley swaps? If not I'll edit this post with my ad :) Thanks!

Edit: Thanks miss for the answer!

1: THEME: Dinosaurs and/or librarians
2: DO'S: Have fun and make them awesome. I would prefer hand-drawn/painted. Mixed media is fine too, but I don't want straight-up collage.
DON'TS: Pure collage, overly bulky/chunky. Nudity, religion, politics, gore. I'm not sure how you could make a dinosaur or librarian over PG-13 but please don't :P A lack of inspiration/effort is also a don't. Only accept a trade with me if you know you have a great idea and would enjoy it ;)
3: LOCATION: US, prefer posting domestically, but I may consider internationals depending on my finances at the time. Just ask, I don't bite.
4: #pages I'm flexible on this. I'm totally new to moleys so I don't know what I'm most comfortable with.
5: COMMENTS: Please be patient with me while I figure this out, and let me know (nicely!) if I do something totally wrong :P

10-04-2011, 07:03 PM
gingasaurus, since these are just one on one trades you would have to arrange with another person, I don't think there are any restrictions. :)

10-04-2011, 10:10 PM
[QUOTE=gingasaurus;1101087]Does this have the same itrader/member-length requirements as the other moley swaps? If not I'll edit this post with my ad :) Thanks!

Edit: Thanks miss for the answer!

Well your all A step a head of me..

thanks for helping out miss

10-14-2011, 12:26 AM
1: THEME: Cats Through World History. Pharaoh Cat, Roman Cat, Renaissance Cat, Cowboy Cat, Far Eastern Cats, etc. Or Cats at Historical places and/or events. ie: Watching the pyramids being built, Sailing with the Vikings etc.
2: DO'S: Can be Collage or HD/HP or combination of the two. Lots of color and interesting background scenery.
DON'TS: No gore please.
3: LOCATION: USA but will ship internationally.
4: #pages 2 or 4
5: COMMENTS: I've never done one of these either so be patient.

Couple of questions. Do we trade our journals 1:1. Or do you just offer to do a spread from among the offered journal ads that interests you without them necessarily recipricating?

12-11-2011, 03:42 PM
1: THEME: Greyhounds and other sight hounds
2: DO'S: Be creative and make it COLORFUL :)
DON'TS: make it too bulky. No pure collage - the hound should be HP/HD :)
3: LOCATION: USA is preferred, but I'm willing to post anywhere
4: #pages: 2
5: COMMENTS: I have plenty of greyhound pictures if you need inspiration :)

01-02-2012, 04:31 AM
I have been following this moley theme and reading what you all have to say. To the point I am nervous about not doing the right thing. I dont know how to handle mythical subjects,maybe because I lack the interest in it, also dark subjects I would not be able to paint/draw, cannot do the music theme with people, but can do landscape, seascape, birds flowers etc. So basically mine would have to be nature and happy scenes. Some of you appear to be so talented, but guess we all have our own area of talent. Am curious to get your response to this posting.
Pauline (Australia)

01-02-2012, 07:20 PM
I have been following this moley theme and reading what you all have to say. To the point I am nervous about not doing the right thing. I dont know how to handle mythical subjects,maybe because I lack the interest in it, also dark subjects I would not be able to paint/draw, cannot do the music theme with people, but can do landscape, seascape, birds flowers etc. So basically mine would have to be nature and happy scenes. Some of you appear to be so talented, but guess we all have our own area of talent. Am curious to get your response to this posting.
Pauline (Australia)

This is base on 1/1 meaning you can pick n choose...nobody will get there fillings hurt..*smile*..I would love to exchange with you. I need to finish my starting pages first though, if your interested pm me.

01-28-2012, 11:03 PM
Just finished a 2 page spread for Jewels "Cats in History" ... loads of fun :) It is a tribute to the art nouveau style of the 1900's (1896 is be exact). It is only of my favorite prints!

Now, I've got to dig into Wildholly's Moley...yeah!

01-28-2012, 11:25 PM
Wow! Absolutely gorgeous, HolleyRae! Can't wait to see it in person.

I didn't realize that we were supposed to post our finished pages here. But here's my pages for EternalSheep's Greyhound Moley. She did a wonderful little seascape picture for me with a cat watching a ship sail out to sea.

01-29-2012, 09:56 AM
Fantastic job you two.

03-19-2012, 11:23 AM
Here's Holley Rae's journal entry. Her theme is Play on Words which I went with rather literally. LOL

04-26-2012, 01:18 AM
OMG those Moley pages are GEORGEOUS ladies!! :notworthy: I would love to do a 1/1 trade with someone but my Moley is only a 2-pager if that makes any difference.....
I also have the smaller "pocket" size one but it is almost full.
I'm gonna' lurk for a bit more! ;)

04-26-2012, 04:21 PM
Since I have pretty much given up finding a moleskine exchange that is NOT FULL, I think I will try this approach...will return with proper info...

03-22-2013, 02:19 PM
Hi you all,
I'm lurking for now. In the meantime I've been playing with a japanese moly and have been painting in it with watercolors, applied with a bit less water than usual. Not quite dry brush, but not all juicy for great blended washes, either. So I was wondering about trying for that kind of trade. My next experiments are going to be gouache and some holbein irodori traditional japanese watercolors, which work drier than other tube watercolors.

Also, in regular japanese moly trading, do players usually fill both sides of the moly, or just one side of the folded scroll? I can see how, if it is two sides, working in any way with even damp watercolor brushes might disturb a painting on the reverse side.

While I'm learning these things, I'll just lurk, enjoy, get my wishes etc statement ready, and if watercolors or gouache won't work, eventually invest in some tria or copics.

Thank you for starting this innovative way to trade molys!

06-28-2013, 01:55 AM
This is what I bought is it the right journal?
The Moleskine Cahier [kaa yAy] Pocket Plain Notebooks are offered as a set of 3 notebooks with plain (blank) pages, each with a heavy duty cardboard cover with visible stitching on the spine that matches the cover color. Each Pocket Plain Cahier is 3.5 x 5.5 inches with 64 acid-free pages (32 leaves), with the last 16 sheets detachable by means of a micro-perforated edge. Inside the back page there is a spacious pocket for notes or clippings. I have not seen an accordion style in our area.

06-28-2013, 01:59 AM
I think I need to trade a page or spread to know what I'm doing. I'm like the martian from space being told how to put the toilet paper roll on the holder.......step by step.......lol

07-02-2013, 08:04 PM
I don't have a "legitimate Accordion style Moleskine book, but I have a moleskin cahier. If you need to see I will post pics to my gallery, Feel free to message me, with any questions.

1: THEME:Penquins (real or Whimsy)
2: DO'S: I love hand-painted/hand-drawn work, as well as mixed-media, collage, writing, found poetry, etc. Have fun!!

DON'TS: No profanity, gore, dark themes, etc. Also, no bulky embellishments.

3: LOCATION:Canada
4: 3#pages
Currently exchanging with: Jewels_____________

07-03-2013, 01:04 AM
here are the pics of the moleskin notebook I am using.Progress this far. Any constructive critiques welcomed!I will be colouring my back and front covers. Also I use gesso to cover the ruled lines also to give a grip for my medias used. I'm ok if you pretty the backing pages or if you stick two pages together to give sturdiness.

07-13-2013, 06:29 PM
WOW, there is so much more I could add to those pages. Now that I see it in the thread. Also receiving Jewels journal, it has definitely inspired my muse.., my muse is on full alert....

07-25-2013, 01:25 AM
here is a pic of a two pg spread for Jewels. I'm still working on the third page now.

07-27-2013, 01:00 AM
Here is a pic of Jewel's 3rd pg.Will mail out to you tomorrow.

08-25-2013, 08:09 AM
And here's the pages I worked out for HiddenTreasure's Penguin Journal.

08-25-2013, 02:49 PM
awesome pages Jewels sooooo witty too....I love it.

09-10-2013, 06:00 PM
Jewels ,I received my journal today. I love it!!!! Thank you your art is treasured...

11-26-2013, 07:21 AM
Just received my new Japanese Moley (the one with the 60 pages harmonica folded - hope that it's the one you all use?) and I would love to join in the fun (missing all the moley swaps that there are and have been, this looks like a good sollution).

1: THEME: Anything Japanese (geisha, samurai, martial arts are my favourites but I also love Japanese landscapes, Oriental paintings, sushi - you name it - have a ball!!)
2: DO'S: I love hand-painted/hand-drawn work - if you can add a haiku that would be great, otherwise a few lines or poem on Japan will be welcome too (not a writer? Without text will be fine too)
DON'TS: Please no bulky embellishments (my moley needs to travel long distances so please limit yourself to drawing and an occassional collage).

3: LOCATION: The Netherlands
4: 3#pages
6: COMMENTS: My first moley so I assume that we work on the front of the pages and leave the back blank (or add artist info there)?

Can't wait to get my first moley on the road!

12-08-2013, 05:26 PM
Question. I have a regular sketchbook moleskine I have been sketching in, but I do not have a Japanese style moleskine. Is that acceptable or does it absolutely have to be no questions asked Japanese style? I am seeing some posted art that is not Japanese fold out style, but normal two pages side by side.

12-08-2013, 08:07 PM
I know at least one person that has a regular journal as her book. I guess it's up to the individual.

12-08-2013, 08:28 PM
Okay thank you Jewels.

12-09-2013, 07:03 AM
I have a Japanese (Harmonica style) moleskine but I wouldn't mind working in/on another type of book either. So let me know if you're interested MoonDog. I only advise to wait with sending books until January (after the holidays)... there's so much mail going round in December that the risk of your book getting lost is larger.

12-09-2013, 10:37 AM
I agree Nicky, I wasn't going to start swaping mine until after December. I wouldn't want anyone's books to be MIA. :-)

I have to figure out what sort of cover design I want on mine. Anyone have any suggestions?

12-09-2013, 11:25 AM
That's exactly what I will be using December for... opening pages and cover...

in the meantime - here's some info on the origine of Moleskines

02-18-2014, 10:01 AM
Got your 2-page angel spread ready Moondog... uh, Coyote!
Hope to send the moley on its way home tomorrow...

02-18-2014, 01:30 PM

Above is my 2 page spread for Nicky in her moley. I hope you all enjoy!

02-18-2014, 02:23 PM
Wow! That's fabulous, Coyote!

02-18-2014, 02:43 PM
Wonderful Coyote - can't wait to see the result in real life!!! Yeah - my first two moley pages... now I have to start looking for a new trade partner!!

02-18-2014, 06:38 PM
Thank you everyone! I kept it simplistic because Nicky's pages were beautifully done is simple elegant styles.

03-10-2014, 07:34 AM
And my moley made it home this weekend.... hooray - Coyote's pages look even more beautiful in real life.... any sign of your moley ye Coyote?

No moley exchange at the moment - hosting moley swap #20 at the moment

03-12-2014, 09:47 AM
Oh yeah! My moley made it back safe and sound! I love the page and thanks for adding to my unfinished page too! It was just the sort of touch it needed.

03-12-2014, 10:45 AM
Good to hear that it is home safe !!!

11-02-2014, 01:43 AM
Hi everyone! I'm new to this and would REALLY like to try it, get the hang of it, before I try a group. I think it would be so exciting to see everyone's different styles in my book! :) So here is my information and if you don't mind give me a pm if your interested in exchanging...
Also,I will not be ready to do this until January...that way the holiday mail will slow down and it will give me time to decide on how to decorate to get it started.

1: THEME: HODGE PODGE..in other words, whatever your heart desires...wether it be your interests, things in your day to day life, about your state or country, favorite color and what you feel best represents that...And it can go on and on ...

2: DO' s: ALWAYS Do your best work...as long as it looks like you put your best to it...I have no problems with that.:) Nudity is fine as long as it's tastefully done...
All mediums welcome! HD/HP, COLLAGE, MIXED, ETC...
Paints, inks, markers, crayons, glitter, ribbon, lace, etc...are all welcome...Just try to keep it flat and if glitter used, make sure it is sealed as best as possible.
Do use wax paper between pages...

DON'TS: NO foul language, really gruesome art, no disrespectful depictions of anyone by which I mean, race, color, nationality, religion, politics, etc...diversity is what makes us who we are!
NO large embellishments, but some smaller flat ones would be fine
Do not COPY AND PASTE everything, but some is allowed...Just don't make it your whole page...collage, I'm learning, is soooooo much more...

3: LOCATION: I'm in Arkansas, United States and I'm willing to exchange with international
4: # of pages: 3
Keep in touch...if there is a delay for ANY REASON just get a hold of me...I understand life happens. But on that same note,I do think acceptable shipping times should be agreed upon and so forth...
Any advice from people that have done this before would be greatly appreciated

TF Balding
04-15-2016, 09:32 PM
Dude... I didn't even know this thread exhisted?!? Keeping this in mind for if I ever get my current moley in shape to pass along...

05-19-2016, 10:24 AM
THEME: The Green Man: Celtic and Norse woodland spirit. They have leaves spewing from their mouths, eyes, and nostrails. They can have horns. They should be men, Green Women were rarely, if ever, created. (The female equavilant was the Mother Goddess.)

DO'S: HP/HD, some collage elements are ok

DON'TS: No gore, horror, politics, no bulky embellishments

LOCATION: I'm in Indiana, USA. Yes! I ship internationally!

#pages: 3 Page Spread. Please leave personal info on the back and sign your name on the pages at the front.

COMMENTS: Please create each spread VERTICAL across the 3 pages.

03-27-2017, 05:32 PM
1. THEME: multiple themes to pick from...some of them are: animals/creatures/monsters drinking tea, realistic animals, owls, peacocks, pandas, whimsical landscapes, dragons, things in bottles
2. Being picky?
- DO's: any medium! any style!
- DONT's: violence or gore, profanity, suggestive, politics
3. LOCATION: I am in California, USA....I can ship international
4. I have Deco Books available too that need art: My Deco Books (http://paradoxsketchbook.weebly.com/blog/my-deco-books-availability)...also the same themes are available for these journals too :)

08-20-2017, 03:56 PM
I looked through and there are a lot of awesome themes I am happy to get started on some of your books!

THEME: In the Ocean a Continuous scene

COMMENTS: I will pencil a light line across all the pages for the sandy bottom of the Ocean. I want people to draw or paint anything found at the bottom of the sea. the idea is to spread your plants, fish, shells or other objects throughout the whole book. Do as little or as much as you want BUT DO NOT color in the water or sand. I will complete them myself so it matches across the whole scene.

DO'S: Hand Drawn or Painted only. Real or Fantasy, Shells, Plants, Mermaids and other Sea Life, Sunken Treasure or wreckage. It is perfectly fine to alter the sand floor making it pile up here or there if you wish, as long as it is still continuous.

DON'TS: Do not color in the water or sand. No gore, no embellishments

LOCATION: California, USA. yes to international

#pages: Willing to do 1-4 pages. My book will not be done in pages but as a complete scene. Just add a little something here and there throughout the book as your MUSE desires.