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goatgoddess
07-01-2013, 10:57 PM
First Mail Date: Sept 1 2013
Due Home: May 2014
Withdraw By: Not Allowed

all spots now taken :)

we will be following the atcsforall rules - as follows

REQUIREMENTS
Because these type of swaps require a huge, very long-term commitment of time and resources, and because it is absolutely heartbreaking when a journal goes missing (unfortunately, it happens), there are special requirements for participation in a swap of this type.

You must:
* Be an actively trading AFA member (defined as: positive iTrader across 2 swaps in the last 3 months)
* Have 3+ months in good standing (no neutrals or negative iTraders)
* Have an iTrader rating of 25+
* Be willing and able to do your very best work on a strict, inflexible time line, over a long period
* Be willing and able to complete the set number of journal pages in the themes chosen by your fellow participants depending on the journal group guidelines
* Have the cash resources necessary to ship the journals around the world using First Class or Airmail. Tracking is not mandatory, but could be suggested

Additional Requirements for the Hosts:
* Have completed hosting (5) swaps before hosting a circle journal swap. This is to give our Hosts the additional experience needed to handle a swap this long in duration
* It is the Host's responsibility to get complete contact information for each member (real name, street address, mailing address if different, telephone numbers, email, etc.) And to PM this information to all members of the group.
* It is the Host's responsibility to PM members who seem to be lagging behind in posting weekly and/or completing and mailing pages. If Hosts do not keep up with the members of their swap, AFA staff will assist.
* If a player gets behind and the circle members are uncomfortable about leaving a negative iTrader, the Host shall, after notification to AFA staff of their intent, leave a negative iTrader for the delinquint player upon approval from AFA staff provided that the player:
- has not responded to PM's from the Host despite logging in at AFA
- has not posted to the thread for (2) weeks


Note: AFA members of iATCs can use their iATC stats to fulfill these requirements.

Limited sign ups for first-time participants. Individuals new to circle journals and book journal swaps at ATCsforALL.com can only sign up for one journal group initially. After the successful completion of their group, they are welcome to sign up for multiple groups but must check with a Moderator before signing up for more than three (3).

iTrader for players removed from a Moley group:
-If someone worked in a player's moley, and the player DIDN'T do theirs, they should receive a Negative until they mail pages, the rating will then be changed to a Neutral.
-If a player holds up a moley for more than 2 weeks past the mail out dead line, the owner can give neutral at their discretion.

now for the fun part :)
we will be using the Japanese Moleskine accordion style pocket album. Approximate size is 3.5" x 5.5". Available at Amazon.com and at MoleskineUS here. http://www.moleskineus.com/japanesebook.html

Pick your theme!

Decorate the covers or wait till your book comes home
some like to wait to protect the covers from damage - some like to establish theme, palette, and mood by doing their cover before.

on the front inside cover please put your name, address and phone number in case your book is lost in the mail

also either in the front or the back inside covers put
1. your username
2. your assigned "travel-plan"
3. a sign-in area for artists
4. any special instructions
5. also decorate the first three pages (the fold out ones) in your theme
this will leave 27 pages for the other nine artist to each do three pages in your book.

Allow plenty of time for drying before shipping. Wax paper between pages is a must in the summer heat!!!

Be sure to communicate regularly via email, PM, and in this thread
When ever you rec or send a book - include tracking numbers. They are required in case a book goes missing.

There has been issues with journals piling up with one player who is unable to keep up due to Life - please let us know - everyone understands and there are ways we can work around that if you find yourself with this issue. So please talk to me and we will come up with a way for you to finish and the books keep on moving. Communication is Key!

mail these journals at the post office personally. Don't want to chance them getting taken from the mail boxes plus that way you can be sure to get a tracking number :)

Players and Themes

1. goatgoddess
it's a beautiful sunny summer day - the bee's are buzzing ........

my theme is summer days - whatever that means to you with at least one bumble bee somewhere in there <g> he can even be hiding on the B side of the paper :)



2. angelmuz
theme is "A World of My Own-What kind of World would you create?"


3. jazzie

Theme: A PORTRAIT GALLERY or Face Your Fears
Each page will be a separate, framed portrait Ė so each artist will do three portraits.

Style: yours!

Media: your choice, but I really donít want ďtip-inĒ pages. Do your best in the book, if you make an oops, stay calm. Ask yourself, whoís going to know itís an oops? If the answer is no one but you, and you can live with it, just carry on. If it really messes your vision to leave it be, think of some clever way to deal with it, without a ďtip-iní page. I will be forever grateful.

Who are these portaits of?: Anybody you want. It can be of someone you know, someone we all know, or someone from your imagination with its own backstory. Feel free to write info on the blank side of the Moley page.

Some of you are probably saying this is right up my alley and the rest are cringing in the corner. Iím right there in the corner with you! I donít find it easy to draw and faces are my biggest challenge so I'm pushing myself out of my comfort zone. Iíve seen some great faces in some of your galleries and Iíve seen some great pattern and color work by those of you who havenít posted any faces. I know you can all do this. [And who says a portrait has to be of a person?]



4. bridgetgethins
Artist's Choice


5. waffle - theme
"Celebrating Japan". So, it would be for artwork (any medium) featuring something about modern or old/vintage Japan. The Tokyo city scape, sushi, noodle bar, anime characters/film, landscapes, geishas, school uniforms, tea ceremonies, origami, samurais, anything you find captivating about the country and culture.



6. HiddenTreasure2010
whimsy seascapes


7. JSilver - theme
"Seasons: the one you are in right now". Artist's choice of rendering the season that she is experiencing at the time she has my book. Hope that makes sense! I prefer hand drawn/ hand painted with some collage that adds to the scene.




8. Tandy
Sock Monkey's take a European vacation


9. kwailin777 - theme
I'm a stickler for receiving what artist feel, make them the most happy to create. So my theme will be "Simply the Best" Do what you do best.



you will do a 3 page spread in each book you rec. please be care of the the pages you are next too and keep your art to your 3 pages - post it's work nicely to keep the pages ahead and behind your art clean :)

mail your books in a plastic ziplock bag - Wax paper between pages is a must in the summer heat!!! protect your art and others!

goatgoddess
07-01-2013, 10:57 PM
When and where to mail - you will mail to the same person each time to keep things nice and simple :)

green (mailed) Orange (late) Blue (molie rec)

Oct 1, 2013

Goatgoddess to HiddenTreasure2010

HiddenTreasure2010 to angelmuz

angelmuz to bridgetgethins

bridgetgethins to waffle

waffle to Tandy

Tandy to kwailin777

kwailin777 to Jazzie

Jazzie to JSilver

JSilver to Goatgoddess


green (mailed) Orange (late) Blue (molie rec)

Nov 1, 2013

Goatgoddess to HiddenTreasure2010

HiddenTreasure2010 to angelmuz

angelmuz to bridgetgethins

bridgetgethins to waffle

waffle to Tandy

Tandy to kwailin777

kwailin777 to Jazzie

Jazzie to JSilver

JSilver to Goatgoddess



Dec 1, 2013

Goatgoddess to HiddenTreasure2010

HiddenTreasure2010 to angelmuz

angelmuz to bridgetgethins

bridgetgethins to waffle

waffle to Tandy

Tandy to kwailin777

kwailin777 to Jazzie

Jazzie to JSilver

JSilver to Goatgoddess



Jan 2, 2014

Feb 1, 2014
Tamdy - bookless
goatgoddess - has Tandy's, Waffle's and bridgetgethins's books
Jazzie - has angelmuz's book
Waffle - has JSilver's book
bridgetgethins - Jazzie's book
Hiddentreasure2010 - (not sure which one she has now)
kwailin777 - has goatgoddess's book to be mailedHiddentreasure
angelmuz - bookless
JSilver - bookless

will be updating further - please let me know if I missed you or you are bookless
or I just have the wrong info <G>


March 1, 2014

April 1, 2014 Molies come home!!!


...

JSilver
07-02-2013, 12:54 PM
YES!!! Please!

waffle
07-02-2013, 01:36 PM
Thanks so much for hosting this goatgoddess! I'm ordering my new moley today. Yay!

goatgoddess
07-02-2013, 02:27 PM
very cool - I need to do that myself.

bridgetgethins
07-02-2013, 04:11 PM
Me too! Thank you Goatgoddess again! So excited.

JSilver
07-02-2013, 07:35 PM
I'm so excited too! Thanks GG for hosting. It's a big job; but I appreciate you.

Tandy
07-02-2013, 08:34 PM
Oh how fun! I haven't done one of these before, but have really been wanting to do one. Thanks so much Jazzie for the head's up! Please count me in!

My theme would be: Sock Monkeys' take a European vacation.

HiddenTreasure2010
07-02-2013, 10:04 PM
I'm so excited......OMG! Ordering a few more moleys in the next few minutes. I look forward to moleying with you all!

kwailin777
07-03-2013, 09:53 AM
Gosh, I'm extremely tempted. I've never done one of these before. Can you tell me how much time we get in between mailings? Also, do you know the approximate cost to ship? International? I don't need to know exact shipping just ball park. Under five? under ten? After these questions are answered, and I think I could do this, I'd join.

JSilver
07-03-2013, 10:13 AM
If we're posting themes, mine will be "Seasons: the one you are in right now". Artist's choice of rendering the season that she is experiencing at the time she has my book. Hope that makes sense! I prefer hand drawn/ hand painted with some collage that adds to the scene.

native killette
07-03-2013, 12:44 PM
I want to join but I have just a pocket moleskine! I'm going to research prices! Does anyone have an extra I could trade for? :D I've literally been dying to join a moleskine group but they are always full!

kwailin777
07-03-2013, 12:58 PM
Okay, can't resist...please sign me up!

angelmuz
07-03-2013, 01:42 PM
Ooooh filling up! I can't wait... I bought my moley yesterday in a little local art store and am gonna start up. I am thinking to do a theme of "In a world of my own" Then everyone can make a pretend world they would like... Candyland... Wonderland... etc. So excited to play!

jazzie
07-03-2013, 01:58 PM
Usually the mailings are a month apart, so think about a week in transit and you have three weeks to work on the one in your custody. The Moleys fit great in the dvd sized Flat Rate Priority box that is now $6-something and comes with free tracking. It's a little more than mailing it in a bubble envie, but I think it protects the Moley better and you have all that space to stuff other goodies into w/o it costing anymore. And you don't have to buy a bubble envie. My last (and only) group had three international mailings and I don't remember exactly how much, but under $10 and I think closer to $6-$8 in a bubble envie.


Gosh, I'm extremely tempted. I've never done one of these before. Can you tell me how much time we get in between mailings? Also, do you know the approximate cost to ship? International? I don't need to know exact shipping just ball park. Under five? under ten? After these questions are answered, and I think I could do this, I'd join.

native killette
07-03-2013, 01:59 PM
Ok I'm in, I'll just have to buy a moley next week unless someone has an extra?!

Super excited!

kwailin777
07-03-2013, 02:15 PM
Thanks Jackie! I'm horrible at math, but I did figure that it would be approx. a month for each turn around. That's do able! Excellent info for the mailing. :)

HiddenTreasure2010
07-03-2013, 05:26 PM
native killette, I found my accordion style japanese moley from amazon. Nobody else ships to Canada.

native killette
07-03-2013, 06:33 PM
I just looked but its the same price as the moleskine site. Lol. Amazon is great though!

grrrdjules
07-03-2013, 08:23 PM
Oooooooh, what an interesting group! Will keep an eye on those last spots.

native killette
07-03-2013, 10:00 PM
Does anyone know when we need themes by?

angelmuz
07-03-2013, 11:28 PM
I just got a moley from a local art store out here in California and it cost 15 bucks. I am heading back to Canada in a couple of weeks, maybe I should bring some back across the border... sometimes it is so hard to find stuff if you are in Canada.

goatgoddess
07-04-2013, 12:35 AM
thanks Jazzie - thanks for adding the mailing info :) had to do a yearly doctor thing and then wait on my husband all afternoon into evening while he was at the denist getting two crowns - he thought he should get knocked out for that <g>

goatgoddess
07-04-2013, 12:40 AM
I ordered mine from Amazon too

Now themes and Addresses are needed - some of you have posted themes and I'll update the list in the morning :)

Please pm me your

Name, address, e-mail and contact phone number after which I will pm the list to all of us

will also work out the mailing order tomorrow and get that posted :)

goatgoddess
07-04-2013, 12:42 AM
if you need ideas on themes and or how to work up your book please check out the other threads to get an idea of how you would like yours to look.

kwailin777
07-04-2013, 09:16 AM
I'm a stickler for receiving what artist feel, make them the most happy to create. So my theme will be "Simply the Best" Do what you do best. ;)

JSilver
07-05-2013, 10:40 AM
WooHoo!!! A full house! Ready to see what challenges are coming. I love this.

kwailin777
07-05-2013, 10:58 AM
I ordered my book from the link that was provided. They had free shipping. :)

Tandy
07-05-2013, 02:10 PM
I ordered my Moley through Amazon Prime on Tuesday and received it Wednesday. Prime includes free two-day shipping, but I got it in one-day. Yay!

kwailin777
07-05-2013, 02:13 PM
I saw that Prime thing. How does that work?

jazzie
07-05-2013, 02:20 PM
It's a really good deal if you use Amazon frequently. It's about $80/year and that gets you free shipping on things marked "Prime". So if postage costs keep you from buying things, it kind of psychs you out to think the thing is cheaper and you end up buying more things on Amazon.

kwailin777
07-05-2013, 02:26 PM
Well, if you use more than 80 dollars a year on shipping that would be awesome, but it can't me for now. :(

jazzie
07-05-2013, 03:08 PM
Me either - I tried it "free" for a month and it was awesome. I used to work for a family that ordered their dipeys & wipeys from Amazon Prime - they figured out it that over the year it was the same or cheaper than running to the store for those things and then everything else they ordered throughout the year was basically free shipping.

kwailin777
07-05-2013, 03:14 PM
I thought I was being smart yesterday by going to Barnes and Noble to get my journal. I know that I had seen Moleskine there before. They had a ton of Moleskine, just not the one we're using. :no::spinny:

bridgetgethins
07-05-2013, 06:33 PM
I too thought of the Barnes and then recalled their moles are more journal with lines mostly. I ordered mine on Amazon and got the free shipping. I also did a search on ebay and there were many Japanese style and what looked to be cheaper in price but then with the shipping turned out to be the same of more than Amazon's. I have my order in and so it should be here tomorrow!

Tandy
07-06-2013, 02:50 AM
My favorite thing about Amazon Prime is not the free shipping, it is the 2-day delivery! Many times it ends up being 1-day. I like instant gratification and hate waiting weeks for things I order. LOL.

waffle
07-06-2013, 08:26 AM
I got my moley yesterday! I ordered it directly from the Molkeskine site and it arrived super quick with priority mail. I also was not able to find the pocket journal locally.

After much debate, my theme will be "Celebrating Japan". So, it would be for artwork (any medium) featuring something about modern or old/vintage Japan. The Tokyo city scape, sushi, noodle bar, anime characters/film, landscapes, geishas, school uniforms, tea ceremonies, origami, samurais, anything you find captivating about the country and culture.

kwailin777
07-06-2013, 09:27 AM
T, I know what you mean! I wish I had mine in my hands right now, but it won't be until Monday.

Liz, that's an awesome theme! Now that I think of it, my theme is kinda boring, but this is my first Moley, so I guess it's a good place to start. :)

JSilver
07-07-2013, 07:11 PM
Ordered mine from Moleskine directly. Got it for $13.97 with free shipping. Should arrive Monday or Tuesday.

goatgoddess
07-08-2013, 04:52 PM
working on getting the address together - thought I would have time at work this morning - I thought wrong <G> so will do that this evening.

we have a new goat dog pup and she took up some of my free time - she's at the barn to learn how to be a goat dog but that means I have to go out to the barn more - the goats are hopeful that it means they will get fed extra when they see me out there checking on the pup. <G>

bridgetgethins
07-09-2013, 01:03 AM
I have figured out my theme-the secret garden- like the animal friends, flowers, the magical aspect of the plant life and who may live there- and of course in the style of how you the artist would visit the garden. Does this make sense?

kwailin777
07-09-2013, 10:40 AM
Forgive the newb question, but what happens to the b-sides of the pages?

jazzie
07-09-2013, 12:48 PM
people sometimes write their names on the back = :~], sometimes they write a message to you or a story about what they've created for you = ;~], but most of the time they leave it blank = :~[

waffle
07-09-2013, 06:27 PM
Anyone have tips on decorating the outside of the book? The cover is so soft - I almost feel like leaving it as is.

bridgetgethins
07-11-2013, 12:05 AM
My moleskin arrived today! Beautiful cover and very inspiring. Yeah, the cover- doing something to the cover- I think after the traveling would better. But will spend time getting to know the paper and such. very cool

goatgoddess
07-11-2013, 07:24 AM
I've painted mine and collaged my covers in the past - the paint will flake off (well mine did and a few other painted ones I've seen - did not gesso first so that could make a difference - it will flake off around the spine

Collage works well but use gel medium (which will still stick in the hot texas heat) but not as sticky as mod poch - that stuff stays sticky.

Please remember to use wax paper between pages so they don't stick.

you can leave the cover till it comes home too if you want.

kwailin777
07-11-2013, 09:57 AM
I wanted to decorate my cover, but I don't want all those problems to arise. So, I'm thinking that I'm going to do a paper book cover, much like what we used to do to our text books for school. I'll decorate the paper cover and leave the original out side as is.

jazzie
07-11-2013, 01:06 PM
That's a good idea Melissa - you can decorate it yourself or people can sign it/decorate it like a cast.

They make black gesso which might give you different/better results on the black cover.

My theme last time was Messengers & Messages and I had planned to do secret messages on the cover with black ink & black embossing powder but ran out of time before my first mailing. I think I still want to do that, but haven't gotten to that yet. Nor my last two pages - we had eight people in our group and agreed you could do 3 or 4 pages if you wanted and so everyone ended up with a different number of completed pages.

Has anyone ever used Turtle Wax on their jounal pages? I saw it on a YouTube video. My moley still has its wax paper in it and its very bulky.

goatgoddess
07-16-2013, 11:30 AM
oh now that it is interesting - Turtle wax - will have to look it up and test it - my part of Texas has been cooler than usual - nice calm rains the last two days - just doesn't happen in July <g> but I'll take it - it's been super nice having the lower temps and not having to water every morning before going to work.

goatgoddess
07-16-2013, 11:31 AM
Just need a few more address then we will be ready to rock and roll :)

goatgoddess
07-16-2013, 11:31 AM
also a cool idea!


I wanted to decorate my cover, but I don't want all those problems to arise. So, I'm thinking that I'm going to do a paper book cover, much like what we used to do to our text books for school. I'll decorate the paper cover and leave the original out side as is.

goatgoddess
07-16-2013, 11:33 AM
That's a good idea Melissa - you can decorate it yourself or people can sign it/decorate it like a cast.

They make black gesso which might give you different/better results on the black cover.

My theme last time was Messengers & Messages and I had planned to do secret messages on the cover with black ink & black embossing powder but ran out of time before my first mailing. I think I still want to do that, but haven't gotten to that yet.

good idea - wonder how that would look (I'm thinking way cool)

JSilver
07-17-2013, 10:12 AM
Sugession: scan or copy everything you do. Last time a couple of the moleys were lost or misplaced. Eventually, they were returned to the owners. It's a scarey feeling to think all that artwork is just gone.

angelmuz
07-17-2013, 12:33 PM
Thats a great idea to copy it! Things do get lost and that is soooooo sad, particularly with a moley! I have been away for over a week, but managed to work on my moley while traveling. When are we sending out???

bridgetgethins
07-17-2013, 01:07 PM
Our good Goatgoddess has the dates on the first page of this 19th moley and it starts Sept 1, 2013- and back home by May 2013- I think that's May 2014. Or this is going to be a very magical moley!

bridgetgethins
07-18-2013, 05:02 PM
Okay, I began my moley and she said absolutely no "garden themes" unless the artist would like to- so my theme is.... Artist's Choice.

bridgetgethins
07-18-2013, 05:04 PM
I wanted to decorate my cover, but I don't want all those problems to arise. So, I'm thinking that I'm going to do a paper book cover, much like what we used to do to our text books for school. I'll decorate the paper cover and leave the original out side as is.
I like this idea of the covered book - right now I can't see me doing anything to the dark rich "moleskin" is it really a mole's skin?

kwailin777
07-18-2013, 06:40 PM
I'm glad that I'm not the only one with that question in mind! LOL!

jazzie
07-19-2013, 01:32 AM
newbies are so cute!

goatgoddess
07-22-2013, 10:20 AM
ArtsyLady - you PM box is full - please get in touch with me - thanks!

JSilver
07-29-2013, 05:13 PM
Have you heard from ArtsyLady? Is everything OK with her?

bridgetgethins
07-29-2013, 05:50 PM
Has anything happened to make you ask this question? Or the fact she has not been on the site since 7-13. Oh I hope it is a wonderful vacation.

JSilver
07-29-2013, 08:41 PM
Oh, that makes me feel better, bridgetgethins. I guess I was thinking negatively. I hope it's a wonderful vacation too!

goatgoddess
08-01-2013, 08:56 AM
that is very strange - I posted a the mailiing list and explained some items yesterday - and they are gone - off to see if they will come back or if I just redo all that work.

goatgoddess
08-01-2013, 09:00 AM
did anyone get my pm with all the address's? in my outbox it's gone so not sure if the system ate it or if it's just me.

just heard from Carol I didn't see where she said she had resorted the system - everything after 2pm is lost - so off to redo it <G>

kwailin777
08-01-2013, 09:16 AM
I had them, but as you know with the re-set their gone. :wideeyed: Anyone with a thread will need to do some re-posting.

goatgoddess
08-01-2013, 09:16 AM
Sadly I'm going to drop ArtsyLady from this group - she has not responded to my pm's nor have I had anything from her since her first pm asking to join. Hopefully everything is ok but we are too close to our starting date to wait longer.

With this type of group we have to be active - communicate regularly in this thread

her pm box is full and she hasn't connected a e-mail to her profile so there is no way to find out if she is still interested.

so we will all have 3 extra pages in the back of our books - not a bad thing we can finish them off when they come back home :)

goatgoddess
08-01-2013, 09:17 AM
will be updating the first page again <G> and resend the pm to everyone again :)

kwailin777
08-01-2013, 09:26 AM
I just sent you a copy of the addy list. Not sure if you needed that, but it beats retyping it. Hope it helps.

goatgoddess
08-01-2013, 09:31 AM
thank you! - I have a master list but that does save me time :)


I just sent you a copy of the addy list. Not sure if you needed that, but it beats retyping it. Hope it helps.

kwailin777
08-01-2013, 09:37 AM
Oh good! Glad it helps. I get copies of my PM's in my regular email. Not sure how I set that up, but it's there. LOL!

goatgoddess
08-01-2013, 09:49 AM
very cool I think you set that up on your usercp but haven't messed with it for a while now just now reset my quote thingie - I had the hoppers are winning the war of 2011 <lol>

just resent the address list to everyone :)

and please feel free to chit chat - a chatty molie group is a happy molie group

goatgoddess
08-01-2013, 09:51 AM
We will want to post pictures of our art work before sending out for people to ohhh and awwhhh over :)

I do plan on working on mine this weekend - over due to start it. Not sure what yet but most likely a mixture of stuff <G>

kwailin777
08-01-2013, 09:54 AM
I thought I was the only one that didn't start yet. I'll probably start this weekend. :) It's all planned out in my head, guess that's half the battle.

goatgoddess
08-01-2013, 10:05 AM
I've got a rough idea - but not sure what I'll end up.

JSilver
08-01-2013, 10:05 AM
I've made some sketches on paper but nothing definite yet. Got family coming this weekend. After that, it's on full speed ahead.

angelmuz
08-01-2013, 11:44 AM
Here are my pages. My theme is "A World of My Own-What kind of World would you create?" The first 2 pages are for travel route and address, the last is the autograph page (back pocket).

goatgoddess
08-01-2013, 12:42 PM
angelmuz how pretty, love the layers - thanks for posting pics - so fun to see what others are doing :)

bridgetgethins
08-01-2013, 08:15 PM
Angelmuz- really awesome and inspiring!

JSilver
08-02-2013, 08:38 PM
OMG, Angelmuz, that is gorgeous!

kwailin777
08-03-2013, 09:24 AM
Angelmuz, luv all the detail! gorgeous work!

waffle
08-03-2013, 02:39 PM
...mmmm so our journal should arrive to the next person on the list by Sept. 1st. Is that right??

kwailin777
08-03-2013, 08:23 PM
Quick question... So far there is only the first send out listed. Are you going to list the entire travel plan, or are you going to do it as we go? (I'm decorating my book right now, and just wanna know if I should decorate another thang for the travelling portion.) ;)

kwailin777
08-03-2013, 08:56 PM
Here's the start of my book....While on vacation I bought tons of old postage stamps at a flea market. I've used a few on my Moley. I'm going for a postal look. I have bakers twine used as an enclosure, but it's starting to unravel! May change it out some other time. On the inside cover I used a manila tag to write the directions in "letter" form. On the back side is a sign in area. The pocket that it's in is a glassine bag. I follow directions really well... :no:...addy is written on the inside spine....oops! (Should have doubled read the instructions!) Anyway, blah blah blah...you get the idea. ;)

kwailin777
08-03-2013, 08:58 PM
I'm done for the day....gotta dream up something for my first three pages....:cute:

bridgetgethins
08-03-2013, 10:54 PM
Love this form for the moley- is this the paper cover over the moley?

kwailin777
08-04-2013, 12:21 AM
Yes, I took a brown shopping bag and covered the book like you would a school text book. I wrapped an air mail envelope around the front cover. They I used clear mailing tape over the whole thing. I can't use the blk stretch band to close the book, so I used eyelets on the paper cover to make the baker's twine closure. :)

jazzie
08-04-2013, 08:12 PM
I have not gotten my Moley yet but hopefully I’ll get to take care of that this week. I think I have my theme…


Theme: A PORTRAIT GALLERY or Face Your Fears
Each page will be a separate, framed portrait – so each artist will do three portraits.

Style: yours!

Media: your choice, but I really don’t want “tip-in” pages. Do your best in the book, if you make an oops, stay calm. Ask yourself, who’s going to know it’s an oops? If the answer is no one but you, and you can live with it, just carry on. If it really messes your vision to leave it be, think of some clever way to deal with it, without a “tip-in’ page. I will be forever grateful.

Who are these portaits of?: Anybody you want. It can be of someone you know, someone we all know, or someone from your imagination with its own backstory. Feel free to write info on the blank side of the Moley page.

Some of you are probably saying this is right up my alley and the rest are cringing in the corner. I’m right there in the corner with you! I don’t find it easy to draw and faces are my biggest challenge so I'm pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I’ve seen some great faces in some of your galleries and I’ve seen some great pattern and color work by those of you who haven’t posted any faces. I know you can all do this. [And who says a portrait has to be of a person?]

kwailin777
08-04-2013, 09:11 PM
*Blood curdling scream! Nah, just kidding...ha ha ha. If I can't make a person portrait, I'm happy to know that I have the safety net of animal portraits. Great theme idea by the way. :)

JSilver
08-05-2013, 08:31 AM
OK, jazzie. Wow what a challenge. Ideas starting to form. Need to be ready when I get your moley Sept 1.

angelmuz
08-06-2013, 12:52 AM
Wow girls...great stuff.. Haven't been on here for a week and a bit... traveling back to Canada from California! Traveling and reorienting always takes longer than i expect! Thanks for all the kudo's on the book. I will be posting more extensive directions on my theme soon. And just fyi... i am cringing in the corner Jazzie! But will most certainly give it my best shot ( just as long as I don't have to draw Frida again... i think i could draw her in my sleep now.. lol

bridgetgethins
08-06-2013, 01:38 AM
Jazzie,if you are willin' then so am I. But what is a "tip-in"?

jazzie
08-06-2013, 03:10 AM
Some people are so afraid of messing up the moley that they produce the artwork on another piece of paper or cardstock and glue it onto their spot in the moley. It ends up rather clumsy looking because its hard to get the measurements and folds right, it adds a lot of bulk to the book, especially if more than one person does it, and ultimately, to me, it's not really part of the moley because the artist isn't working in the moley, they're working outside of it. Just my quirkiness I guess.

kwailin777
08-06-2013, 09:04 AM
Yes, please no tip-in's for me too. I'd like the book to close properly. :wideeyed: I use pencil and eraser, then keep my fingers crossed. Ha ha ha! :laugh:

Tandy
08-06-2013, 10:43 AM
I don't want tip-in's either.

JSilver
08-06-2013, 10:58 AM
no tip-ins for me either, please.

bridgetgethins
08-06-2013, 10:16 PM
I agree- no tip-ins.

goatgoddess
08-07-2013, 03:43 PM
I like to keep it simple - you will mail to the same person each mth - while it's a tad boring that way, it makes my head hurt when I'm in molie groups where I mail to a different person each mth <g>


Quick question... So far there is only the first send out listed. Are you going to list the entire travel plan, or are you going to do it as we go? (I'm decorating my book right now, and just wanna know if I should decorate another thang for the travelling portion.) ;)

goatgoddess
08-07-2013, 03:45 PM
You mail it by Sept 1st - the person to rec. it should get it within 2-3 days in the USA and to Canada and USA hopefully the mail powers that be will be nice and keep it to a week.


...mmmm so our journal should arrive to the next person on the list by Sept. 1st. Is that right??

goatgoddess
08-07-2013, 03:46 PM
sorry guys work got super busy for a couple of days but thankfully things are finally calming down here :)

goatgoddess
08-07-2013, 03:48 PM
have to agree with everyone on the tipin thing :) no tipin's

kwailin777
08-07-2013, 03:49 PM
Cool, that travel plan is a whole lot easier to remember!

goatgoddess
08-07-2013, 03:52 PM
Now of course if you finish early you can mail before the 1st - just be sure to post when you mail and when you rec so I can keep the front page updated :)

goatgoddess
08-07-2013, 04:06 PM
that is so cool - nicely done!


Here's the start of my book....While on vacation I bought tons of old postage stamps at a flea market. I've used a few on my Moley. I'm going for a postal look. I have bakers twine used as an enclosure, but it's starting to unravel! May change it out some other time. On the inside cover I used a manila tag to write the directions in "letter" form. On the back side is a sign in area. The pocket that it's in is a glassine bag. I follow directions really well... :no:...addy is written on the inside spine....oops! (Should have doubled read the instructions!) Anyway, blah blah blah...you get the idea. ;)

kwailin777
08-07-2013, 04:09 PM
Thanks Double G!

goatgoddess
08-07-2013, 04:10 PM
ok I have everyone's theme listed on the first page - please let me know if I've missed or posted something wrong with your theme's :)

jazzie
08-08-2013, 11:36 PM
Lucked out and found my moley at Blick today [along with many other things!]
I have ten days by myself to start working on it. I have no clue what I'm doing for the end pages, and I'm wondering if I should have everyone do their three pages in a row or in random spots along the spread...?

JSilver
08-09-2013, 05:14 PM
Oh jazzie; what I wouldn't give for 10 days by myself!! DH is attached to my hip most of the time!
What a neat idea to do random spots. I do prefer my book to be done 3 pages in a row though. With my theme, it wouldn't make sense!!!LOL!

kwailin777
08-10-2013, 03:59 PM
I just completed my first three pages...but it's more like 4 pages. I added the back of the "If Lost..." page. It was wrinkled from gluing a pocket on the front side of it anyways.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/20200/large/2_photo__35_.JPG

JSilver
08-10-2013, 09:13 PM
Wonderful! Great image!

kwailin777
08-11-2013, 09:40 AM
Thanks Jane. I saw a sketch on the web that looks like a big scribble of a bird, so I scribbled me a bird too using that sketch to go from. Then I just added all the other fussy stuff. :)

bridgetgethins
08-12-2013, 06:28 PM
I think I understand how the mailing works-kinda like passing out paper to a group of folks in a circle??? Just keep passing. And the "flight bird" is beautiful and inspiring. I am working on my moley . Nothing to post quiet yet.

JSilver
08-14-2013, 02:33 PM
My Cover page and spread are done. Just have to finish the sign in page and travel plan in the back.129461

129462

goatgoddess
08-14-2013, 02:52 PM
how very cool :)


I just completed my first three pages...but it's more like 4 pages. I added the back of the "If Lost..." page. It was wrinkled from gluing a pocket on the front side of it anyways.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/20200/large/2_photo__35_.JPG

goatgoddess
08-14-2013, 02:53 PM
Very nice!


My Cover page and spread are done. Just have to finish the sign in page and travel plan in the back.129461

129462

jazzie
08-14-2013, 02:54 PM
OMG Jane! Even a hummingbird at the feeder! Nicely done.

So far all things posted have been great - can't wait to see them IRL :~]

kwailin777
08-14-2013, 06:24 PM
Wowzers! I luv what you did JS!it's getting me excited to start!

bridgetgethins
08-15-2013, 12:35 AM
JS, your work is awesome! And inspiring....

waffle
08-15-2013, 05:21 AM
Beautiful work pictured so far! Makes me want to change my spread - but, I'll continue with my current design and maybe change up the back pages at the end.

JSilver
08-15-2013, 10:32 AM
Thanks, all. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

Looking forward to the challenges of the first exchange. jazzie's "Portraits and Faces- Facing your fears" is stretching my brain!

kwailin777
08-15-2013, 10:36 AM
I've got Tandy's book first.....I can't stop envisioning sock monkeys!! LOL!

jazzie
08-15-2013, 03:35 PM
I've been meaning to ask Tandy if she has an itinerary for us? Are we getting assigned to countries or just traveling willy-nilly through Europe as we feel like it? Like we had a EurailPass? :~]

Tandy
08-16-2013, 01:39 AM
I've been meaning to ask Tandy if she has an itinerary for us? Are we getting assigned to countries or just traveling willy-nilly through Europe as we feel like it? Like we had a EurailPass? :~]

I was thinking you each could choose a European country and it would be great if there were no duplicate countries. Some of my favorite Euro countries are: Italy, France, and Greece. My heritage is: French, German, Irish, Scottish, and Swiss. These are just to give you some ideas, but feel free to pick the Euro country that inspires you and your sock monkeys. :) I would love to see the sock monkeys partaking in activities common to the local culture or at famous sights/landmarks. I'm so excited to see what you all come up with. Sock monkeys are fun (I know, I have like 20+ of them) so have fun with this.

jazzie
08-16-2013, 01:07 PM
I take care of a 5-year-old boy who out-of-the-blue, while we were watering our tomatoes in May said, "You know what we can do this summer?"
And I said, "What?"
Then Luca said, "We could make sock monkeys."
And I asked, "What made you think of that?"
Then he said, "I don't know, but we could just make them."
So we watched some YouTube videos on how to make them and realized we couldn't make them because I don't have a sewing machine. I told him it was on my list of things to get and he told me he would give me his bucket of quarters to go buy one. I'm still looking for a bargain on one, but even when I do get a sewing machine the videos kind of scared me away - they're complicated little critters! Drawing them will be much easier!!!

kwailin777
08-16-2013, 01:16 PM
That's so cute! Ya just gotta make a sock monkey now! It can't be hand stitched? I've made sick creatures and hand sewn them. ;)

kwailin777
08-16-2013, 01:17 PM
Ugh! I hate typing in my phone! Not sick! Sock!

kwailin777
08-16-2013, 01:18 PM
OMG! Not in! On! Lol!

jazzie
08-16-2013, 02:11 PM
Too funny!

He made a monkey pillow/ornament at this Etsy Party we went to recently. He went into the sewing circle and found some blanket remnants that had a monkey on it and sewed and stuffed it by himself. The teacher added the hanger and stiched the opening for him.

JSilver
08-16-2013, 04:44 PM
Awwww, such a cute kid. Sounds like a budding artist. He would rather MAKE the sock monkey than ask someone to just GET him one! Too precious!

I'm looking forward to my fantasy travels with the sock monkey family.

jazzie
08-16-2013, 06:57 PM
He is both cute and an art bud. He blows through supplies at an astonishing rate and blows me away with what he makes!

Sorry that pic is sideways - it's from my phone and then my email and then my computer. I can look at it right-side up on my computer, but don't know how to upload it here that way. It was from the Global Etsy Art Party Day in June. It was held on the patio of an art gallery and all the projects were recycle/upcycle minded. He made this really avante garde upcycled six-pack container (to hold brushes or other things) and people kept coming up to him to take a pic of his creation. One was writing an article for newspaper and I haven't seen that yet, but this is the link to the SD Craft Monsters. Luca is in the third column wearing a bright green shirt with little monsters on it.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.566132856763541.1073741827.488667541176740&type=3

kwailin777
08-17-2013, 12:24 PM
Here is the B-side to my moley pages....
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/20200/large/1_photo__44_.JPG

kwailin777
08-17-2013, 12:26 PM
Way to go Luca! The Etsy party looks like a lot of fun. :)

JSilver
08-17-2013, 04:23 PM
What a great party. Luca's photo is so fun and I love his creation.

goatgoddess
08-20-2013, 06:35 AM
Luca is so cute - wish we lived closer I would lend you my sewing machine for a few days.

the sock monkeys aren't too horrible - I think there are sock monkey kits too - that might be easier but then trying to find the kits - seems random at JoAnns when I see them there.

would he like a polyclay one?
https://www.google.com/search?q=sock+monkey+poly+clay&oq=sock+monkey+poly+clay&aqs=chrome.0.69i57j0j69i62l3.7045j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

they do have them online - walmart is the least money
https://www.google.com/search?q=sock+monkey+poly+clay&oq=sock+monkey+poly+clay&aqs=chrome.0.69i57j0j69i62l3.7045j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#fp=cada58987153eb1f&q=sock+monkey+kit

jazzie
08-20-2013, 01:01 PM
Thanks gg! I'll look into those - the kits sound like a good idea. I've been eyeing this cute little sewing machine (singer) at Big Lots. It's $49 and looks like it will do what I need it to. I looked at JoAnn's on Sunday to see if I could use my 50% off coupon on one but they were all pretty big and fancy for my needs.

My 11 days all to myself ended last night and I was so busy doing nothing, I haven't even freed my Moley from its wrapper! I have been working on my plan for my pages in my head and will get cracking on it. Oh I know where all my time went - I cleaned off my art table so I could work on it! Can't wait to get started :~j

jazzie
08-20-2013, 01:02 PM
LOVE that poem Melissa!

kwailin777
08-20-2013, 01:20 PM
Me too, perfect for all of us AFA'ers :cute:

bridgetgethins
08-20-2013, 03:58 PM
Love the poem and I wish I had kids at home. That little fellow is darling-what you all have- My boys and I were always crafting. And my oldest married an artist.

HiddenTreasure2010
08-20-2013, 07:29 PM
awesome! just letting you all know i'm buzzing around.....soooooo Excited!

goatgoddess
08-21-2013, 02:16 PM
I was busy doing crafts but for other swaps - so need to clean out my art room but that will be a huge job so going to clean off the art table (or shove things back out of the way) and get to it this weekend.

kwailin777
08-21-2013, 02:20 PM
Thank goodness....I thought I was the only one having to "shove" stuff outta the way! LOL! :laugh:

waffle
08-22-2013, 11:46 AM
I picked up some small flat rate priority mail boxes at the postoffice this morning. The lady was nice and let me get 5. Good fit for a molie! Just need to add a little padding.

bridgetgethins
08-22-2013, 11:02 PM
I mail to Waffle first. I wrote down my moley travel plans and it was wrong. I don't know how I got off but I did. Really absurd. But now I got straight- I am glad I checked twice. But, these are ways I get confused- directions on how to get there.

bridgetgethins
08-22-2013, 11:18 PM
I figured it out! I was looking at the first list that says what we want in our moley and not the mailing list!!

kwailin777
08-23-2013, 09:05 AM
I'm so glad that we are just handing off to the same person, or who knows where your Moley's might end up! LOL! :laugh:

kwailin777
08-24-2013, 11:50 AM
Boxing up my Moley, and will ship to Jazzie next week. :)

JSilver
08-24-2013, 04:44 PM
This travel schedule is MUCH easier than the last one I was in. Sending to the same person every month is so easy! I'll be doing that next week. Will get a tracking number to post here.

bridgetgethins
08-24-2013, 09:54 PM
Me too. I have it almost together. Instead of a book cover, I have a "book envelope" and I have created some abstract twirls on it that I like. I have enjoyed working with the Moley and I am preparing for the hosting of everyone's "Moley"- a nice extra bedroom with a bathroom across the hall and towels. And smelly soaps. Of course. See we are taking these monthly guests very seriously around here.:yes:

JSilver
08-26-2013, 11:50 AM
Wouldn't that be nice. Just shrink ourselves and lie down in the moley. Oh, wait, that would mean EVERYONE would be traveling. :confused: Guess that's not such a great idea after all. LOL!:biglaugh:

kwailin777
08-26-2013, 04:05 PM
5 star treatment of Moleys at Bridget's!
Jazzie, I sent my Moley out today. Should be there by Wednesday. :)
I'd like to shrink myself and travel right about now.....

JSilver
08-28-2013, 03:11 PM
GG, since there is the long weekend coming, I mailed mine today. Tracking # 9114901123086720434696.

bridgetgethins
08-28-2013, 05:08 PM
I mailed today too! Tracking #9114901159815152098801 My Moley is off to GA to visit you Ms Waffle.

waffle
08-28-2013, 08:11 PM
Yay! Thanks for posting bridgetgethins - I will keep an eye out for it.
I'm packing up my moley this evening, hoping to mail it before Friday.

kwailin777
08-28-2013, 08:19 PM
I think my tracking number is at the bottom of my purse along with some postage stamps. LOL!

jazzie
08-28-2013, 11:11 PM
The eagle has landed Melissa.

kwailin777
08-29-2013, 08:55 AM
Great! Thanks for letting me know. :)

goatgoddess
08-29-2013, 04:24 PM
so glad everyone is good with it :) I was in one that changed each month and it really tested me - was so scared I would send to the wrong person



This travel schedule is MUCH easier than the last one I was in. Sending to the same person every month is so easy! I'll be doing that next week. Will get a tracking number to post here.

goatgoddess
08-29-2013, 04:34 PM
wow you all are good :jiggy:

front page is updated :)

I will be mailing hopefully before saturday but It will most likely end up being saturday
forgot about that long weekend.

goatgoddess
08-29-2013, 04:36 PM
HiddenTreasure2010 I should have thought more about that - hopefully the mail will go fast - I promise to send earlier next mth.

waffle
08-30-2013, 07:31 PM
bridgetgethins - your moley is here! Love the envie you made for it!

Tandy
08-31-2013, 01:46 AM
Mel, My Moley went out to you in today's mail. I'll edit and add the tracking number later.

Here are my pages 1-3:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_SockMonkeysEuropeanVacation_1-3.jpg

Tracking #: 9114901159818104152187

kwailin777
08-31-2013, 09:13 AM
Wow T! That's genius! So cute that you have them actually at the airport for their trip to all of us/Europe! :)

goatgoddess
08-31-2013, 09:44 AM
love the sock monkey page - too cute

goatgoddess
08-31-2013, 09:47 AM
just a few more of us to mail :)
I'm at work - mth end
almost done with mine but I'm going to miss mailing today
if my theme gives anyone fits (like it did me) feel free to go off theme.

bridgetgethins
08-31-2013, 11:28 AM
bridgetgethins - your moley is here! Love the envie you made for it!

Oh good it arrived and all is well. Thank you and I was trying so many different things with the journal pages and then the envie just happened. I think with each image I tried there was an element of everyone's themes or ideas. And then I thought I should have my Zen doodles, and my Mother Earth- so you can see I was all over the place.

JSilver
08-31-2013, 03:54 PM
So loving the sock monkey family, Tandy. They are ready to experience Europe. So cute.

bridgetgethins
09-01-2013, 12:08 AM
Sock Monkey family is really wonderful.

angelmuz
09-01-2013, 12:23 AM
My moley is a flyin as well... hope it arrives OK. Haven't received the one I am supposed to get yet... but am carefully watching for it... can't wait!

goatgoddess
09-01-2013, 04:03 PM
and I never said but did update the front page - JSilver your book got here Friday :)

will update your status angelmuz - thanks!

waffle
09-01-2013, 04:05 PM
Ok - I finally pulled my mail receipt out of the bottom of my purse!!
Tandy - here's the tracking number if you need it:
#9114901159815508245231

goatgoddess
09-01-2013, 04:21 PM
thanks Waffle - got you updated :)

HiddenTreasure2010
09-01-2013, 09:14 PM
I will mail tomorrow as we are having a long weekend here. Won't but sit around till Tues, I suspect but it will be there. I'll post picks a little later. I.m so looking forward to some of these themes. They are awesome ! Also one will definetly be a challenge for me.

bridgetgethins
09-02-2013, 04:21 PM
My moley is a flyin as well... hope it arrives OK. Haven't received the one I am supposed to get yet... but am carefully watching for it... can't wait!

I bet it will get here tomorrow- this being a no mail day!

jazzie
09-03-2013, 06:45 PM
Hey Gang,
Checking in...
I have yet to mail. I am ready to mail, but am in the middle of a car crisis and can't get to the PO. Waiting for my boss to make a decision on what we're doing as it's his car.

Meanwhile San Diego has been experiencing unreal heat and humidity for the past week which made me push the mailing later to begin with thinking the big H hanging over us would vacate by the weekend. [No A/C and no cool ocean breezes - 80 degrees @ 4am!!!] The pages I did with acrylics and then sealed were still really tacky as of Saturday and I was hesitant to pack everything up even with parchment.

Hoping to have this all resolved in a few days and will mail priority. JSilver, if this delay puts you in a crunch you can do 2 panels instead of 3.

I have no idea who these ladies are, they just happened. It was nevertheless fun to see them evolve as I really had no plan, no models. My first accordian page is a bunch of rubber stamp faces I put frames around. I did prep a third page with gesso last week, but as the heatwave progressed I backed off of it and will do it when Moley returns.

bridgetgethins
09-03-2013, 08:19 PM
Wow, so painting is okay on the pages??? And yes, those are wonderful women portraits.

Tandy
09-03-2013, 08:41 PM
Ok - I finally pulled my mail receipt out of the bottom of my purse!!
Tandy - here's the tracking number if you need it:
#9114901159815508245231

Waffle - I received your Moley today. :)

kwailin777
09-03-2013, 09:42 PM
I just sent my kid out to check the mail....let's see if there are any goods....:)

kwailin777
09-03-2013, 09:52 PM
T, your monkeys are here...I mean Europe....:D

kwailin777
09-03-2013, 10:08 PM
Jazz, lovely ladies! I hope you get to cool down over there. <3

goatgoddess
09-04-2013, 11:47 AM
Jazzie - cool ladies! hope the heat lets up soon - will update the front page - thanks everyone!

HiddenTreasure2010 - mine is finally on it's way too :)

goatgoddess
09-04-2013, 11:53 AM
need to post pics - will try to upload those after work. :)

jazzie
09-04-2013, 12:17 PM
Wow, so painting is okay on the pages??? And yes, those are wonderful women portraits.

Yes - but I've had different results with warping. I try to put on the thinnest layer of gesso I can by pouncing with a makeup sponge. I think sometimes I don't get complete coverage in some areas and get a little wavy-ness on my pages. I had really great results with the black gesso I used on one panel this time.

This won't be an issue on mine as they are individual panels, but if you are doing a scene, spread out over more than one fold, try to lay it out so your important parts don't lay in the creases/folds and try to apply your paint thinly. A few of the moleys that passed through my hands already had huge flaking issues where the paint was cracking off of the page. Mostly from thick applications of high gloss acrylics. I try to go thin with a matte finish. I've also had the best results with doing watercolors over a gessoed page. I haven't tried it yet but I think gouache might also work well.

And thank you all for the compliments.

JSilver
09-04-2013, 02:44 PM
I'm not worried, Jazzie. Don't sweat it!! LOL!!:biglaugh: Seriously, being in southeast Texas and riding out two major hurricanes in the past few years, I KNOW about sweltering heat and no AC. I'm just happy to see what you did in your moley so that I have some idea of what to do myself. Hope you get some relief soon. (You can come here, it's hot but we DO have AC)

bridgetgethins
09-04-2013, 10:05 PM
Angelmuz your moley is here in Richmond VA! And wow-wow! It is so awesome.

angelmuz
09-05-2013, 12:43 PM
yeah, so glad you got it!!! Thanks for the kudo's!! ( though i have a sneaky feeling that my sister kentuckydakota, who is an amazing artist -and actually mailed mine out for me since i was returning to canada- may have added a couple of suprises in there too)

jazzie
09-05-2013, 11:25 PM
I got to mail my moley today and it should arrive on Saturday.
Tracking No. 9114901159818197174059

So Jane you'll see of my accordian pages, 1-2-3 have images on them. Page 4 was prepped with gesso. If you planned on painting, you can start with that page or leave it. Either way will leave me with 3 pages to do when my moley returns.

JSilver
09-09-2013, 07:39 PM
Jazzie, it arrived today. All safe and sound. Love the signature card. Did you carve the stamp? I like what you did on the pages. I think I'm going to leave that fourth page for you. I'm not planning to paint. Can't wait to get started!

bridgetgethins
09-09-2013, 08:17 PM
So I was looking very closely at Angelmuz pages- they are so beautiful and your grand gals will have such fun. I am gearing up! No fear. I won't be shy. These fairies will fly high.

angelmuz
09-09-2013, 09:41 PM
Yay Bridget!! Cant wait to see what you do with it!

jazzie
09-10-2013, 01:07 AM
Jazzie, it arrived today. All safe and sound. Love the signature card. Did you carve the stamp? I like what you did on the pages. I think I'm going to leave that fourth page for you. I'm not planning to paint. Can't wait to get started!

Yay it got there - but 2-day Priority my foot!

Thanks. The signature cards are leftovers from ARTzona last year. I got them from Zazzle and you have to buy 100. There were about 40 people there, so I've been tucking some into swaps to use them up and a few other people in my last moley group did that too. I did carve the quail stamp for an ATC swap kind of as a representation of California (our state bird) and because my last name is often mispronounced and misspelled. And they had a little vote on something to decorate and the quail lost out to a cactus, so I chose to use it as my signature card for all the quail lovers in the group.

HiddenTreasure2010
09-10-2013, 05:06 PM
angelmuz Tracking # 0355 2080 0059 3028 just so there is another record to draw from if needed, which it won't....

angelmuz
09-11-2013, 10:29 PM
Got it today HT . already working on it! such fun!!

goatgoddess
09-13-2013, 10:02 AM
front page is updated - looks like mine is the only one still traveling - must be taking the long way around :err:

bridgetgethins
09-15-2013, 08:25 PM
Just checking in to say in process....

angelmuz
09-15-2013, 11:29 PM
hey guys i am one of the lucky ones who gets to ship across the border.. I am so trepidatious about this as so many things get lost across the border. It costs about 8 dollars or so to ship airmail package and it costs 19 dollars to ship it tracked. Should I do it tracked, its alot of money but i feel so responsible if it gets lost. Any comments on this???

kwailin777
09-16-2013, 08:57 AM
Egads! 19 dollars?! When my book gets to you, don't get tracking. Whoa!

kwailin777
09-16-2013, 10:50 AM
Starting my sketch for Tandy. I think it's a good time to think Octoberfest......

goatgoddess
09-16-2013, 02:43 PM
in your case just do the $8 - wish it didn't cost you all so much to mail up that way
don't worry about the tracking

in the USA yes do please use tracking - I really do think they take care of our books better <G> and it's cheap to track - .69 cents last I looked



hey guys i am one of the lucky ones who gets to ship across the border.. I am so trepidatious about this as so many things get lost across the border. It costs about 8 dollars or so to ship airmail package and it costs 19 dollars to ship it tracked. Should I do it tracked, its alot of money but i feel so responsible if it gets lost. Any comments on this???

goatgoddess
09-16-2013, 02:46 PM
so far all the groups I've been in (many over the years) the only books lost have been stateside and sad to say it was members not sending them on - only one true case of a lost book and she did not get a tracking number

I've been lucky with Cananda - never have lost anything going or coming :)

>>

HiddenTreasure2010
09-16-2013, 07:48 PM
awesome! I received my moley from goatgoddess. Will be starting on it after supper. I'm so excited. What a lovely cover....my muse is dancing....

kwailin777
09-17-2013, 12:48 AM
I'm about 2/3 done with my pages in Tandy's book. ;)

big toe studio
09-17-2013, 01:22 AM
I really , really want to do a moley. If anyone on this thread ever starts another one, Please let me know.
did I mention I REALLY want to do one of these?

waffle
09-17-2013, 07:06 AM
Well, I think I'm done with my pages for bridgetgethins - But, I'm gonna sit on it a few more days just in case I want to add something else.

kwailin777
09-17-2013, 09:58 AM
Tracy, are the monkey's Mr. & Mrs.? Or Mr. & Miss? :geek:

kwailin777
09-17-2013, 12:04 PM
My pages for Tandy, A & B sides....
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/20200/large/9_photo__18_.JPG

bridgetgethins
09-17-2013, 04:21 PM
Waffle I am excited! The October Fest- awesome and so cool that Sock Monkey rocks.

JSilver
09-18-2013, 09:05 AM
How neat to put the story with the layout. Great idea. Cutie sockie.

kwailin777
09-18-2013, 09:07 AM
Thanks ladies. :cute:

goatgoddess
09-18-2013, 01:40 PM
Love the Octoberfest Monkey - very cool!

big toe studio - will keep you in mind I promise :)

goatgoddess
09-18-2013, 01:42 PM
I plan on mailing earlier this time HiddenTreasure2010 - sorry that took so long - might need to finish up my page this weekend so you can get it before half the mth is gone :swoon:


awesome! I received my moley from goatgoddess. Will be starting on it after supper. I'm so excited. What a lovely cover....my muse is dancing....

angelmuz
09-18-2013, 11:28 PM
Well here are the pages i made in hidden treasures book. One of the pages is hers, i just tried to make a page to blend into it... and then another two page spread... don't know if i was supposed to do it that way or not.. The colors are a bit dull on the scanner, sorry.

kwailin777
09-19-2013, 09:11 AM
AngelThat is so beautiful! I'm really drawn towards that turtle. ;)

JSilver
09-20-2013, 09:03 AM
Well done, Angel. Love the last page especially: I feel like I'm floating underwater with all that lovliness.

HiddenTreasure2010
09-20-2013, 09:04 PM
I love it.....great posts...

HiddenTreasure2010
09-21-2013, 02:19 PM
Here is a pic of what I was thinking about. All artists add their bee....

bridgetgethins
09-21-2013, 08:55 PM
These are grand and I have more to do- I want to add more before showing-

Tandy
09-21-2013, 11:12 PM
Tracy, are the monkey's Mr. & Mrs.? Or Mr. & Miss? :geek:

Oops...sorry for that delay...either is fine. LOVE the Oktoberfest monkey!

kwailin777
09-22-2013, 10:56 AM
Thanks T. I got away with not having to say if she was Mrs. or Miss. :laugh:

kwailin777
09-22-2013, 10:57 AM
Here is a pic of what I was thinking about. All artists add their bee....

I like that idea! Cool way to have everyone represented on one page. :D

HiddenTreasure2010
09-22-2013, 03:00 PM
Now that I'm in the middle of things. Should I be using the three pages as a spread or can I use each page separately?......

kwailin777
09-22-2013, 04:29 PM
I think it's up to you. Just as long as you do three pages

bridgetgethins
09-22-2013, 09:48 PM
The "Circle Fairies" are "paperdolls" so your grand daughters can play. I think I could add more... and will over the next or so.

angelmuz
09-22-2013, 10:12 PM
Oh my goodness, isn't that the cutest! you outdid yourself... ten thousand points!!! lol!

Tandy
09-22-2013, 10:14 PM
I just finished Waffle's Moley for Celebrate Japan. I painted a Japanese Garden.
Mel, I'll be sending it out to you either tomorrow or Tuesday. I'll let you know for sure once I send it.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1__19-Waffle-JapaneseGarden.JPG

kwailin777
09-23-2013, 12:06 AM
Ok T...I'll be doing the same for you Jazz.

kwailin777
09-23-2013, 12:07 AM
Bee-U-tee-ful garden by the way. ;)

kwailin777
09-23-2013, 12:08 AM
Sweet 'lil fairies :D

HiddenTreasure2010
09-23-2013, 01:04 AM
awesome pages!

kwailin777
09-23-2013, 09:10 AM
Gee, I was in Germany, now i'm going to Japan. ;) Moley's take you all over eh?

angelmuz
09-23-2013, 12:16 PM
oooh love the japanese garden!! So i just discovered embossing!! whoooo new favorite thing to do.. so i added some to hidden treasures moley.. loved it!! Cant wait to do more...more moleys please!! lol! Cant take a picture though, am heading to buffalo for a plane pickup so leaving early to mail my moley from the US!! Its on its way to virginia!

goatgoddess
09-23-2013, 01:17 PM
what a cute idea - love it :)


Here is a pic of what I was thinking about. All artists add their bee....

goatgoddess
09-23-2013, 01:19 PM
angelmuz - so cool - meremaid spread!

bridgetgethins - such cute fairies!

Tandy - beautiful garden!

goatgoddess
09-23-2013, 01:23 PM
I will be sending in the next day or two - need just a touch more on on JSilvers page - need to get pictures and post them this time - still need to post my journal page :err:

I will be out of town to see my aunt in Mont - she's up in age and has heath issues and I'm way overdue to see her - it's been a few years now. Taking my daughters and grandbabies too so she can see the two new ones and how big the Zoey has gotten.

Oct 4-14 but I will have my laptop and will check in at least once a day which will be more than I've been able to mang. at home here lately :swoon:

goatgoddess
09-23-2013, 01:24 PM
My husband will be home to catch mail so no worries there :)

goatgoddess
09-23-2013, 01:26 PM
used inktense pencils this weekend - love them - I think I will try them on fabric next for a swap I have over at craftster. :)

JSilver
09-23-2013, 06:29 PM
Trying to post Jazzie's spread, titled "Future, Present and Past". Done in colored pencils and pens.131796

bridgetgethins
09-23-2013, 06:36 PM
Those are really cool portraits and the concept of future present and past to connect them.:cool::cool:

Tandy
09-25-2013, 12:30 AM
Mel, the box went out today. I'll post the tracking #tomorrow.

jazzie
09-25-2013, 03:33 AM
Jane, I don't know what you were worried about? You did great!

Melissa I am in mid-moley-mode with yours. Your theme was a little bit too much freedom and paralyzed me for a long time. I decided to start where your washi tape left off - colorwise. Black and some paint that's the same color as your tape (called 'spearmint') and started with that. That's all I'm giving away right now.

kwailin777
09-25-2013, 08:57 AM
Oooh, a mystery! LOL! Jazz, I sent Tandy's Moley out yesterday. You should be getting it in 2-3 days. (tracking number is in my purse.)

jazzie
09-25-2013, 10:45 AM
On your priority box you have a beautiful birdie and 'add something if you want' or something close that I'm too lazy to get up and walk across the room to verify...

Were you talking about your moley or adding on to the priority box and passing that on in hopes that it will get back to you too?

kwailin777
09-25-2013, 10:49 AM
I was thinking of using the same box. If anyone wanted to do a quick doodle they could. However, seeing how difficult it can be to maintain a shipping box, I don't have any high expectation of it coming back to me. Just a small experiment to amuse my small thoughts! LOL! I wouldn't even worry about it. :)

jazzie
09-25-2013, 11:06 AM
I think it's a worthwhile experiment and it will probably hold up. I'm wondering when it's time to go to O Canada, if Postie behind the counter will let it go in the Priority box? Sometimes you get a stickler and I don't think you can send it Priority to Canada? Has anyone tried this?

JSilver
09-25-2013, 11:57 AM
I like that idea too. I think if we're careful it could be done. Maybe the priority box could be wrapped in brown paper for the trips international. Kind of a pain, though. GG is the one who has to make the trans border flight to Canada.

Tandy
09-25-2013, 06:58 PM
Here is your tracking number Mel: 9114901159815727839662. It is scheduled for delivery tomorrow.

JSilver
09-25-2013, 08:41 PM
GG, I mailed Jazzie's Moley today: tracking # 9114901123086720445838.

kwailin777
09-25-2013, 09:47 PM
Ok, I don't wanna appear lazy (even though I am!) so here is the tracking number Jazz....
9505 5213 8482 3267 0001 16
Should be there tomorrow. ;)

bridgetgethins
09-25-2013, 10:10 PM
Waffle, I am sending out tomorrow.

Tandy
09-26-2013, 05:05 PM
Waffle, the box came today. So, Bridgethins I now have your book.

jazzie
09-26-2013, 05:20 PM
Melissa I have two more clues,
Escher & birdwatching.
That's where I'm headed anyway.

[ok maybe I should say Escheresque...]