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Miss M
08-13-2017, 08:47 AM
First Mail Date: November 1, 2017
Subsequent Mail dates: December 1 2017, January 1 2018, February 1 2018, March 1 2018, April 1 2018, May 1 2018, June 1 2018, July 1 2018, August 1 2018
Due Back in Hand by: September 1, 2018
Withdraw terms: NOT ALLOWED - be aware - LONG TERM COMMITMENT!

We are full!
Canadian/US players only for this Moley swap. (Note: I will be using a moley rotation where each player has to mail only once to Canada)

Materials required: One blank 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

Requirements to Play: (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10827)
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


It is also mandatory that you share your mailing address, a phone number, and a contact person to the host. This is to be sure no journals go MIA - info will only be shared with your fellow Moley members only.

You're responsible for:
• Choosing and explaining your theme. Each artist will choose their own theme, color scheme/do and don’ts, and special instructions for their own moley’s. You may choose "No theme" if you want participants to "follow their muse."
• Creating a three (3) page spread in each journal you receive.
• Include at least your name, username, and date completed on the back of your spread.
• Shipping to the next artist participant. Use a well padded bubble envelope, sturdy box or a small Flat Rate Box.
• Paying for First Class mail is MANDATORY and tracking/Delivery Confirmation is recommended (we want to keep an eye on these precious moleys).


Artist Instructions:
1. Decorate the covers, if you choose. This may be completed either before or after the journal travels through the rotation. Some prefer to decorate before, to establish theme, palette, and mood. Some prefer to decorate after, to prevent damage to cover art. You decide!

2. Please include: (1) Your real name and address; (2) your username; (3) your assigned "travel-plan"; (4) a sign-in area for artists; and (5) any special instructions; in the two opening pages of your book - which you should also decorate.

3. In addition to decorating your opening, informational pages, please create the first, 3-page spread in your own Moleskine journal. Yet another opportunity to establish theme and give the other players an idea of what you are looking for.

4. Be sure to "fix" your art well, to prevent smudging. Allow plenty of time for drying before shipping. Wax/parchment paper between pages is a great idea.

5. Please communicate regularly via email, PM, or preferably, in this thread, whenever you have (1) received or (2) shipped a book. Include tracking numbers. We're all investing a huge amount of time, talent, and care in this project, and we want to see everyone's Moleskine journal home safely. Showing up in the thread at least twice a month is part of the deal. Let the other players know that you are still active!

6. In the past there have been issues with journals piling up with one player who is unable to keep up due to unforeseen circumstances. Please communicate to the group if you find yourself falling behind. There are several ways to work around that but we can't help if we don't know what's going on. Communication is essential!

7. Please be sure to mail these journals at the post office personally. There have been incidences in other groups of journals being placed in a player's personal roadside box for mailing and having it stolen.

8. Do avoid adding bulky stuff to the moley to make sure that no damage occurs during travel.

9. Do try to work in the journal as is if possible, however, if you artistic style is not suitable to the moley paper (e.g. watercolour) a tip-in is allowed. Just avoid paper that will add excessive bulk to the moley (i.e. prevent the moley from closing) and use paper that can handle repeated folding.

10. Most important: Be creative, do your very best work, stretch yourself, and have a blast! Oh, and try to show your art in the thread - we all love to share in the fun!

Miss M
08-13-2017, 02:16 PM
We will be following this mailing rotation, so that the expense of mailing is spread out and no one person has to incur it all, and yes it makes it more confusing. You will get a moley from a different player each month, so your art is never following the same artist order in any of the books. If in doubt where to mail next, post to the thread, together we'll figure it out.

NOTE: these are the paths the moleys take. Look up the players' moley in the list below, and the name that comes after your username in that line, is the next mailing destination. (each month you will need to look up the moley path)


BLUE = HOME
ORANGE = TRAVELLING (Moley en route to next player)
MAGENTA = RECEIVED (Moley received as is being worked on)
GREEN = COMPLETED





Nov 1st mail to
Dec 1st mail to
Jan 1st mail to
Feb 1st mail to
Mar 1st mail to
Apr 1st mail to
May 1st mail to
Jun 1st mail to
Jul 1st mail to
Aug 1st mail to


Miss M's moley
theweavershand
TF Balding
TriLov
aaeshelman
miss
kentuckydakota
Tandy
grace period
Bluesky
Miss M


TF Balding's moley
Miss M
aaeshelman
theweavershand
kentuckydakota
TriLov
grace period
miss
Bluesky
Tandy
TF Balding


aaeshelman's moley
TF Balding
kentuckydakota
Miss M
grace period
theweavershand
Bluesky
TriLov
Tandy
miss
aaeshelman


kentuckydakota's moley
aaeshelman
angelmuz
TF Balding
Bluesky
Miss M
Tandy
theweavershand
miss
TriLov
kentuckydakota


angelmuz's moley
kentuckydakota
Bluesky
aaeshelman
Tandy
TF Balding
miss
Miss M
TriLov
theweavershand
angelmuz


Bluesky's moley
angelmuz
Tandy
kentuckydakota
miss
aaeshelman
TriLov
TF Balding
theweavershand
Miss M
Bluesky


Tandy's moley
Bluesky
miss
grace period
TriLov
kentuckydakota
theweavershand
aaeshelman
Miss M
TF Balding
Tandy


miss's moley
Tandy
TriLov
Bluesky
theweavershand
grace period
Miss M
kentuckydakota
TF Balding
aaeshelman
miss


TriLov's moley
miss
theweavershand
Tandy
Miss M
Bluesky
TF Balding
grace period
aaeshelman
kentuckydakota
TriLov


theweavershand's moley
TriLov
Miss M
miss
TF Balding
Tandy
aaeshelman
Bluesky
kentuckydakota
grace period
theweavershand









1- A -J-B-I-C-H-D-G-E-F-A
2- B-A-C-J-D-I-E-H-F-G-B
3- C-B-D-A-E-J-F-I-G-H-C
4- D-C-E-B-F-A-G-J-H-I-D
5- E-D-F-C-G-B-H-A-I-J-E
6- F-E-G-D-H-C-I-B-J-A-F
7- G-F-H-E-I-D-J-C-A-B-G
8- H-G-I-F-J-E-A-D-B-C-H
9- I-H-J-G-A-F-B-E-C-D-I
10- J -I-A-H-B-G-C-F-D-E-J

A = Miss M
B = TF Balding
C = aaeshelman
D = kentuckydakota
E = angelmuz
F = Bluesky
G = Tandy
H = miss
I = TriLov
J = theweavershand

Miss M
08-13-2017, 02:17 PM
1. Miss M
Theme: Geisha
Any and all things Japanese Geisha. Your spread should depict at least one Geisha, doing something you think a Geisha should/would do. (does not have to be a traditional geisha activity) Stylize your Geisha as you wish: you can choose a traditional depiction, or not and get creative! The two things that make me think "Geisha" are the beautiful kimonos and the elaborate hair.
Do's: I prefer HD/HP, but I do appreciate well done mixed-media. Do what you do best.
Don'ts: Nothing R-rated. Please no unaltered magazine/collage images, stickers, bulky/raised embellishments or "white" backgrounds.


2. TF Balding
Theme: Art Nouveau Fantasy Creatures & Candy
mermaids, hippocampi, fairies, dragons, gryphons... Any type of fantasy beings enjoying your favorite candies in an Art Nouveau setting.
Do's: Use any media you are comfortable with, just have fun & be creative. I love bright bold colorful scenes! Spreads can be three separate panels or one long panel (whatever makes you happy). Artistic nudity is lovely.
Don'ts: No unaltered magazine/collage/scrapbook type bits or stickers for focal images please. If you use them for other elements please make them your own, but avoid ugly white sticker borders (they really kill the aesthetic). No blank white backgrounds. No bulky bits please. NO LOOSE GLITTER. Nothing religious or political.


3. aaeshelman
Theme: Little Known Grimm Fairy tales
Each artist will choose a fairytale from a list of 10 (one for each artist) which will accompany the moley. When you choose a title initial it so there are no repeats.
Do's: use watercolor, color pencil, graphite, etc.
Don'ts: use stickers, collage, etc. and please no nudity although I have no issues with artistic nudity I have young children who will want to share in my moley when it returns.


4. kentuckydakota
Theme: "What's Your Line"
Take a line from a movie that sticks with you, resonates, is picturesque, is humorous. Those lines that you quote along with the characters, or rewind to hear again. Write it on the page. indicate where it came from (character, movie) on the back or front. And illustrate it as you see fit.
Do's: Treat it as you treat your own book and make art you would be thrilled to receive. Beyond that it's up to you.
Don'ts: I don't do R rated so- no cussing, no nudes, and definitely no cussing nudes!


5. angelmuz
Theme: The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit movies
I would ask that each artist chose two people from my list here and use these two characters in their drawing ( you can use more than two). Once a character is used, I would request that the next artist chose at least ONE new character from the list that has not been used yet. ( so I don't get lots of repeats of the same character).
List of Characters: Sam, Frodo, Arwen, Aragon, Legolas, Gimli, Faramir, Eowyn, Boromir, Pippin, Merry, Thorin, Bilbo, Fili, Kili, Galadriel ,Gandalf, Tauriel.
Do's: As far as medium I love the realistic look if one is able to draw that well ( I am not, but I will try my best.) Otherwise, I would appreciate hand drawn/painted for THIS moley. Tip ins are OK. Feel free to make whatever background you want and use quotes from the book or movie if you wish to.
Don'ts:


6. Bluesky
Theme: Mermaids
Sea wisdom or mermaid thoughts would be lovely to incorporate. Be colorful.
Do's: Adding light mixed media is great but not manditory.
Don'ts: No white backgrounds


7. Tandy
Theme: Dogs Misbehaving
I have 5 dogs.currently have two purebred Malteses, a Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel Poodle mix), a Cocker Spaniel mixed with who knows what, and a poodle mixed with who knows what. Feel free to use these breeds or any other breed as I truly love all dogs.
Do's: HD/HP. Mixed media is okay. Use lots of color. Fill the three page spread with one scene (not 3 individual scenes). Feel free to have multiple dogs and breeds on your spread. Make sure your dogs are misbehaving! Be creative and have fun. The sillier the better. BE CAREFUL with your materials and protect the other artwork and blank pages while working on your pages (in the past I had someone get a bunch of gesso on the pages I was to work on and watercolor doesn't work properly over gesso).
Don'ts: I prefer no collage, stickers, glitter, glue, etc. No occult/Wiccan/evil themes or depictions.


8. miss
Theme: Sock Monkeys
Anything goes, as long as it includes a sock monkey. Sock monkey portraits, scenes, poems, stories, whatever! The sock monkeys can have other, non-sock monkey friends if you'd like.
Do's: I prefer HD/HP. I kind of like the idea of each artist doing three separate panels rather than an interconnected spread, but if you have a good idea for a spread, go for it. I love whimsical.
Don'ts: No stickers. No plain white backgrounds. Nothing political or religious (I was going to add pornographic to that, but than I tried to think of what an x-rated sock monkey might look like...). Please no sock monkey characters based on real people/characters.


9. TriLov
Theme: Mushroom Houses
One house or several houses, a whole village if you'd like, but please use up the whole page.
Do's: Use color! I love colorful scenes. Any medium you are comfortable with.
Don'ts: no raised embellishments. some stickers are ok as long as they are not the main focus.


10. theweavershand
Theme: Beatles songs
Each spread should illustrate the lyrics of a song written and popularized by the Beatles.
Do's:
Don'ts:

TF Balding
08-13-2017, 02:43 PM
I just ordered my moley---put me in coach! :jiggy: I will be thinking about my theme & be back!

Miss M
08-13-2017, 02:50 PM
Welcome aboard TF! :D

I'm still trying to decide between 3 themes...

aaeshelman
08-13-2017, 08:21 PM
I am so excited. Count me in please! I need a few days to think
Of a theme

kentuckydakota
08-13-2017, 08:24 PM
I'm jumping in! Please add me to the fun. I'm stewing over themes and will return.

lilbad
08-13-2017, 09:01 PM
I'm in if you will have me.

lilbad
08-13-2017, 09:02 PM
Oops, just saw where no tip ins are allowed. Not sure how I can watercolor on a reg. moley. Let me think about this

TF Balding
08-13-2017, 11:13 PM
I myself am not opposed to tip ins to accommodate artists who need them if it helps.

Miss M
08-14-2017, 07:53 AM
Welcome aaeshelman and kentuckydakota! :)

There is still a little time before we have to nail down our themes.

Miss M
08-14-2017, 08:15 AM
Okay, I'm busted! You caught me, I cut & paste the same rules a number of previous moley swaps used:embarrassed:

Lilbad, I'd personally love to have your art in my moley! But I know what you mean about the paper. I think that rule came about as not everyone liked the discontinuity of the paper.??? (a long-time players will have to correct me)

If no one else objects to a tip-in, I don't mind either, and the rule can be bent to accommodate the art. I just assume no one really wants a whole book full of tip-ins?! ;)

My only request would be that the watercolour paper you choose be not so bulky the moley can't close properly and that the paper can handle repeated folding well. 140lb paper is probably too bulky for the moleys. I know 90lb is easily available in sheets, and watercolour pads (opposed to blocks) are thinner too.

You would still have to mail out individual moleys every month as per the rotation.

Does that help?

kentuckydakota
08-14-2017, 11:43 AM
I have no problem w/ tipins. I've even contemplated replacing the paper in my moley before w watercolor paper. It is an awkward paper to paint on. But not everyone uses paint so I've never done that. I have cut out a three page section and substituted replacement pages in watercolor though and that worked really well. Didn't make the book any thicker.

Miss M
08-14-2017, 12:11 PM
Excellent, we have someone who has done it. Lilbad, do you want to join now? :D


I will also update the rule, so more of a preference for working in the book, but if the art style really demands a different paper a tip-in will be allowed. Kocher with everyone?

angelmuz
08-14-2017, 09:11 PM
I would love to play. I like tip ins for my book, have no problem with that at all. I have to come up with a theme now eh?

Miss M
08-14-2017, 09:54 PM
Welcome aboard angelmuz! Yup, you need to come up with a theme.....or you could just be risque and go for artist's choice :D (wait a minute, that might be hard...what am I saying? :laugh:)

Alright, I will amend the rule!

kentuckydakota
08-14-2017, 11:52 PM
I love the suggestion that angelmuz should go risque (rather than risky). That got the giggles started! :biglaugh:

Miss M
08-15-2017, 08:42 AM
We don't want a boring moley thread, do we? ;) :D

Bluesky
08-15-2017, 05:40 PM
Please add me. I have a blank moley begging to be filled with wonderful art.

Bluesky
08-15-2017, 05:41 PM
I'll be back with a theme.

Tandy
08-15-2017, 07:00 PM
Count me in. I'm on my way to run some errands, but I'll post the rest of my info when I return.

Miss M
08-15-2017, 07:46 PM
Welcome Bluesky and Tandy! :)

miss
08-15-2017, 09:41 PM
Ooh, I've been waiting for a new moley swap :)

Miss M
08-16-2017, 08:24 AM
Excellent miss! I'll interpret that as a you wish to join and I've signed you up (correct me if I'm wrong!) :)

lilbad
08-16-2017, 11:12 AM
As much as I love my moleys and playing in a swap, I think I will pass. The reason is we are gone most of the winter and I wouldn't trust the post office to forward those lil treasures to us in AZ. Dang it! I will keep watching you all and enjoying your art, and ruing the loss of another gorgeous keepsake. Cheers.

miss
08-16-2017, 12:59 PM
Excellent miss! I'll interpret that as a you wish to join and I've signed you up (correct me if I'm wrong!)

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that was me committing :)... Now I have to see if I can dig out the moley I bought ages ago, and figure out a theme...

Miss M
08-16-2017, 05:18 PM
Lilbad, if you don't have a regular address, then yes, it's probably better not to risk the moleys :) Thanks for checking out the thread!

Miss, just double-checking :)

I believe I have decided on my theme. Check out post #3.

TriLov
08-16-2017, 06:29 PM
Ack! Have I found a spot in a moley group!? I'm in if there's room!

Miss M
08-16-2017, 06:43 PM
Welcome Trilov! :)

Bluesky
08-16-2017, 10:03 PM
I've decided on my theme.... mermaids! I'll post more info tomorrow.

ChronicReader
08-16-2017, 10:56 PM
Lurking...

Miss M
08-17-2017, 09:32 AM
Excellent Bluesky!

TriLov
08-17-2017, 10:29 AM
Theme: Mushroom Houses - One house or several houses, a whole village if you'd like, but please use up the whole page.
Do's: Use color! I love colorful scenes. Any medium you are comfortable with.
Don'ts: no raised embellishments. some stickers are ok as long as they are not the main focus.

Miss M
08-17-2017, 01:01 PM
TriLov your theme is updated!

I've been seeing adorable little mushroom houses in the gallery lately, there must be a swap going on.

TF Balding
08-17-2017, 01:44 PM
Ok, here's my theme:

Theme: Art Nouveau Fantasy Creatures & Candy: mermaids, hippocampi, fairies, dragons, gryphons... Any type of fantasy beings enjoying your favorite candies in an Art Nouveau setting.


Do's: Use any media you are comfortable with, just have fun & be creative. I love bright bold colorful scenes!
Spreads can be three separate panels or one long panel (whatever makes you happy).
Artistic nudity is lovely.

Don'ts: No unaltered magazine/collage/scrapbook type bits or stickers for focal images please. If you use them for other elements please make them your own, but avoid ugly white sticker borders (they really kill the aesthetic).
No blank white backgrounds.
No bulky bits please.
NO LOOSE GLITTER.
Nothing religious or political.

TriLov
08-17-2017, 02:22 PM
Yes, I think there is. The art has been amazing!

Question: if we do tip-ins, what is the best way to put them on?


TriLov your theme is updated!

I've been seeing adorable little mushroom houses in the gallery lately, there must be a swap going on.

Miss M
08-17-2017, 04:14 PM
T, your theme has been updated! Now I'm craving chocolate..... :goofy:

Miss M
08-17-2017, 04:17 PM
Question: if we do tip-ins, what is the best way to put them on?

The one time I put a tip-in in a moley, I cut the paper away, leaving 2 cm tabs to glue tip-in to. This was in my moley, so I was okay with it.


Maybe some of the seasoned players that have added tip-ins before can pipe in with their experiences?

TriLov
08-17-2017, 07:08 PM
Is landscape standard or should we note in out Dos/don'ts what we prefer?

theweavershand
08-17-2017, 07:58 PM
if there is still space...count me in, please!

Miss M
08-17-2017, 09:01 PM
http://www.animatedimages.org/data/media/492/animated-fireworks-image-0095.gifWe have our 10th player! http://www.animatedimages.org/data/media/492/animated-fireworks-image-0095.gif

Welcome theweavershand! :D
(hee, hee, yes I was saving that for the 10th player!)

Miss M
08-17-2017, 09:22 PM
Since we are all full, shall we set the 1st mail out date? November 1st gives everyone lot's of time to get their moleys and do up the travel/title pages and their first spread. Work for everyone?

TriLov
08-17-2017, 10:51 PM
That works for me.

theweavershand
08-18-2017, 02:34 AM
lucky me! that is awesome!


http://www.animatedimages.org/data/media/492/animated-fireworks-image-0095.gifWe have our 10th player! http://www.animatedimages.org/data/media/492/animated-fireworks-image-0095.gif

Welcome theweavershand! :D
(hee, hee, yes I was saving that for the 10th player!)

theweavershand
08-18-2017, 02:35 AM
works for me too. ill get back to you with a theme ASAP.

kentuckydakota
08-18-2017, 03:17 AM
I'm loving the fireworks celebration! So festive!

Looks like we have a super fun and talented group!

TF, I laughed out loud when I heard your theme. How in the world did you come up with fantasy creatures in art nouveau settings eating CANDY of all things! I never would have come up with that.
Sounds super fun though! :D

kentuckydakota
08-18-2017, 03:19 AM
The one time I put a tip-in in a moley, I cut the paper away, leaving 2 cm tabs to glue tip-in to. This was in my moley, so I was okay with it.


Maybe some of the seasoned players that have added tip-ins before can pipe in with their experiences?

That's what I did too :)

TF Balding
08-18-2017, 08:36 AM
TF, I laughed out loud when I heard your theme. How in the world did you come up with fantasy creatures in art nouveau settings eating CANDY of all things! I never would have come up with that.
Sounds super fun though! :D



:laugh: I just spliced together a few of my favorite things. I wanted to do something bright & fun, so candy. I wanted to make use of the panel set up in an interesting way, so Art Nouveau. And I wanted some whimsey & magic, so Fanasty Creatures. :) I hope everyone has fun with it. :yes:

Miss M
08-18-2017, 08:43 AM
I thought it was kinda exciting watching the group fill-up! :D And who doesn't like fireworks?? In my neighbourhood there is somebody very much addicted to fireworks, as almost every weekend since July 1 I've heard them going off. :goofy:

It'll be fun to see what themes everyone comes up with.

lilbad
08-18-2017, 11:29 AM
Perusing the list of artists, I'm really bummed to miss out on this.

JSilver
08-18-2017, 04:54 PM
Me, too! That will teach me to check for messages every day!! Have fun, girls!

Bluesky
08-18-2017, 05:04 PM
TF.Balding.... question for you..would a fairy with bubblegum be acceptable?

TF Balding
08-18-2017, 05:26 PM
Yeah, totally. :)

TF Balding
08-18-2017, 07:19 PM
My moley arrived today while I was at work---weeee!!! :jiggy:
I can't wait to get started on it!!!

Miss M
08-18-2017, 07:36 PM
Woo Hoo T!

I already had one and I unwrapped it two days ago. So it's wanting me to art in it...but I've decided I have to finish my current commitment (about another week LOL) before I'll oblige it :D But it is persistent!

aaeshelman
08-18-2017, 08:40 PM
I am so excited to order my moley and get started! My theme will be little known Grimm Fairy tales. I will come up with the rest of the details soon!

Miss M
08-19-2017, 08:53 AM
Curious to see what your "little known" Grimm's tales turns out to be :)

Miss M
08-19-2017, 01:07 PM
I've set up the Moley Travel plans and hopefully I've gotten it right. I've never followed this rotation before.

Just so that I understand how this works....

1. first mail out I will mail my moley to theweavershand. I will be getting a moley from TF Balding
2. I will then mail out TF's moley to aashelman. I will be getting a theweavershand's moley from TriLov.
3. I will then mail out theweavershand's moley to miss. I will get aaeshelman's moley from kentuckydakota
....etc, etc.

Is my understanding correct? I look at the schedule for who's moley I have, and that's who I mail to next.

TF Balding
08-19-2017, 01:30 PM
I think you've got the idea Miss M. :)
Your moley will follow the A•J•B•I•C•H•D•G•E•F•A route (with each letter corresponding to the sequential player number). You being Player 1 look for A on the list & that will tell you who's moley you'll receive next/where you'll mail to next (also the handy travel plans in each moley help keep things straight).

aaeshelman
08-19-2017, 11:03 PM
Should I put my theme details and dos and dont's in a thread or a PM to you?

theweavershand
08-20-2017, 03:34 AM
I would like my theme to be Beatles songs. Each spread should illustrate the lyrics of a song written and popularized by the Beatles.

Miss M
08-20-2017, 10:16 AM
aaeshelman, post your theme details in the thread :)

Miss M
08-20-2017, 10:16 AM
theweavershand, your theme is updated!

Miss M
08-21-2017, 09:02 AM
Happy solar-eclipse! (I don't know, what is the correct greeting for a solar eclipse??) Anybody watching on the path of totality today?

lilbad
08-21-2017, 11:01 AM
We are slightly south of totality, but the skies are clear and watching should be great.

TriLov
08-21-2017, 11:55 AM
We'll be at about 92% totality today. Just having a picnic at the park while it happens!

Miss M
08-21-2017, 12:28 PM
Enjoy ladies! And if you take any pics, please share! :)

TriLov
08-21-2017, 02:39 PM
My moley came today! Can't wait to get started. but, I'm still a bit confused on tip-ins. I want to use better paper but don't want to ruin the moley.

Miss M
08-21-2017, 02:41 PM
What is confusing, TriLov? (i.e. could you be more specific:) )

TriLov
08-21-2017, 02:55 PM
Am I attaching a whole 3-page spread(of other paper) on top of the 3-page paper in the moley? If yes, then do we glue it on or use washi tape...or...?

Miss M
08-21-2017, 03:31 PM
In the end, I'm going to recommend that you check-in with the specific owner of the moley of how they'd like it done.

Personally, I would cut out the moleskine 3-pages leaving a 2 cm "tab" on each side (meaning you cut away 9.5" and not the full 10.5") and glue in the tip-in to each "tab". If you weren't comfortable doing this, then I'd request you leave it loose, the other please should skip those three pages and I'll glue it in when it makes it home :)

If you don't know what I mean by tab, unfold the accordion paper and look at the wrong side. You'll see it's not 1 long sheet, but rather several sheets glued to together in such a way to make it look seamless from the front. You can see "tabs" where it was glued together. When I did my moley tip-in, I mimiced this tab.

kentuckydakota replied she did the same thing I described above. If anyone else has a way of doing it, please pipe in!

TriLov
08-21-2017, 04:02 PM
Oh I see! I get it now. I did pull out the full sheet to see what you were talking about it and it makes sense now. so, all I'm gluing are the tabs. Ok, then, I may try that with my first page.

Thanks for explaining! I've only been in one moley exchange and tipins weren't allowed so I never had to look into it.

Miss M
08-21-2017, 04:03 PM
LOL, I'm glad that made sense!

kentuckydakota
08-22-2017, 02:47 AM
I may just replace my pages with a better mixed media paper before I mail it out. That way others won't have to worry about tip ins and can just go to town with a paper that's more art friendly.
And I'm still ruminating on themes. I'm having trouble narrowing it down. I might just go with "My Favorite Things" as a theme, and add a list and let artists pick from that. But give me another day or two to see if inspiration strikes before locking that in.

Miss M
08-22-2017, 09:18 AM
No problem kentuckydakota. We have 2 months before the moleys mail out, so there is still time...that being said though, it would be preferable from the hosts point of view to have the themes in place in the next two weeks :)

miss
08-22-2017, 11:00 AM
Still mulling my theme, too... Nothing seems quite right...

Miss M
08-22-2017, 01:29 PM
Is landscape standard or should we note in out Dos/don'ts what we prefer?

Did I miss your question?
I think most people usually do it landscape, however, if you want to ensure that you can always add it to your do's/don'ts.

TriLov
08-22-2017, 02:12 PM
Oh yea, I forgot I even asked it! LOL

That's what I thought, that most do it in landscape. I'm ok with either.

Miss M
08-23-2017, 03:34 PM
I may just replace my pages with a better mixed media paper before I mail it out. That way others won't have to worry about tip ins and can just go to town with a paper that's more art friendly.

The Great Moley Paper Debate! :laugh:
You have me thinking I may try that myself...hhhhhmmmm, I have a giant pad of Canson Multi-media paper (the blue cover), it's not too thick, but definitely more versatile than moley sketch paper. Maybe this weekend I'll test out how it work with copics and watercolours. I know you can do acrylic on it easily, but I thought too wet watercolour still made it buckle bit.

angelmuz
08-29-2017, 12:15 AM
Hi gals, I guess I am going to go with my all time favorite theme... The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit movies
I would ask that each artist chose two people from my list here and use these two characters in their drawing ( you can use more than two). Once a character is used, I would request that the next artist chose at least ONE new character from the list that has not been used yet. ( so I don't get lots of repeats of the same character).
As far as medium I love the realistic look if one is able to draw that well ( I am not, but I will try my best.) Otherwise, I would appreciate hand drawn/painted for THIS moley. Tip ins are OK. Feel free to make whatever background you want and use quotes from the book or movie if you wish to.

List of Characters:

Sam , Frodo, Arwen , Aragon, Legolas, Gimli, Faramir, Eowyn , Boromir, Pippin , Merry, Thorin , Bilbo, Fili, Kili, Galadriel ,Gandalf, Tauriel.

Miss M
08-29-2017, 09:00 AM
angelmuz your theme has been added!

Anybody else nailed theirs down yet? :D

aaeshelman
08-30-2017, 08:50 PM
So I have been thinking about the particulars of my theme "Little known Grimm fairytales.
Details:
Each artist will choose a fairytale from a list of 10 (one for each artist) which will accompany the moley. When you choose a title initial it so there are no repeats.
Do: use watercolor, color pencil, graphite, etc.
Don't: use stickers, collage, etc. and please no nudity although I have no issues with artistic nudity I have young children who will want to share in my moley when it returns.

Miss M
08-30-2017, 08:58 PM
Thanks aaeshelman, I have updated your theme :)

Miss M
09-17-2017, 10:43 AM
Bluesky, I hope all is well with you after Irma!

Bluesky
09-17-2017, 02:08 PM
Yes I'm good ...power issues.... gas and grocery shopping are finally almost normal. Trees down everywhere....clean up will take a very long time.

Bluesky
09-17-2017, 02:10 PM
I kept my moley with me when I evacuated.

kentuckydakota
09-18-2017, 03:22 AM
Way to have priorities Bluesky! :D

Glad you're ok. :)

Miss M
09-18-2017, 08:17 AM
Glad to hear yo are okay things are returning to normal Bluesky. I can only imagine all the mess that has to be cleaned up! And yes, good to hear you remembered the important things ;)

Tandy
09-20-2017, 05:50 PM
Theme: Dogs Misbehaving.I have 5 dogs.currently have two purebred Malteses, a Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel Poodle mix), a Cocker Spaniel mixed with who knows what, and a poodle mixed with who knows what. Feel free to use these breeds or any other breed as I truly love all dogs.

Dos: HD/HP. Mixed media is okay. Use lots of color. Fill the three page spread with one scene (not 3 individual scenes). Feel free to have multiple dogs and breeds on your spread. Make sure your dogs are misbehaving! Be creative and have fun. The sillier the better. BE CAREFUL with your materials and protect the other artwork and blank pages while working on your pages (in the past I had someone get a bunch of gesso on the pages I was to work on and watercolor doesn't work properly over gesso).

Don'ts: I prefer no collage, stickers, glitter, glue, etc. No occult/Wiccan/evil themes or depictions.

Miss M
09-21-2017, 01:07 AM
Oh my doggies! I'll get you are now an expert on misbehaving dogs Tandy :) Your theme has been updated.

kentuckydakota
09-23-2017, 12:50 PM
Ok, I've honed in on a theme for my book. I was watching a Lord of the Rings marathon with my son this week and one of the characters was describing what it felt like to be old- “I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.”
It made me think first what a poet that author was to capture that feeling so beautifully and then to think of all those lines I've heard over the years that I've wanted to frame and hang on my wall so I wouldn't forget them or lines from movies that have snuck into, and stuck in, my family's conversation.
So my theme- "What's Your Line"- Take a line from a movie that sticks with you, resonates, is picturesque, is humerous. Those lines that you quote along with the characters, or rewind to hear again. Write it on the page. indicate where it came from (character, movie) on the back or front. And illustrate it as you see fit.
Do- Treat it as you treat your own book and make art you would be thrilled to receive. Beyond that it's up to you.
Don't- I don't do R rated so- no cussing, no nudes, and definitely no cussing nudes!

Miss M
09-24-2017, 12:24 PM
Interesting theme kentuckydakota! theme is update :)

plumhill2001
09-24-2017, 10:59 PM
I realize that this moley group is full, but I'm trying to figure out this whole moley swap thing. I've never done one, but it sounds like so much fun!
Would you mind answering a couple of questions?
*What type of moleskine do you use? The link in the first post didn't really take me to a picture of one of these accordion type notebooks. I can't visualize what they are.
Any ordering info would be appreciated.
*The whole mailing routine sounds so complicated. This type of swap is a huge responsibility, so I'd want to be sure I understood everything beforehand.
Well, if I had more questions I can't remember them, so any help would be great! Thanks! :)

theweavershand
09-25-2017, 01:57 AM
I realize that this moley group is full, but I'm trying to figure out this whole moley swap thing. I've never done one, but it sounds like so much fun!
Would you mind answering a couple of questions?
*What type of moleskine do you use? The link in the first post didn't really take me to a picture of one of these accordion type notebooks. I can't visualize what they are.
Any ordering info would be appreciated.
*The whole mailing routine sounds so complicated. This type of swap is a huge responsibility, so I'd want to be sure I understood everything beforehand.
Well, if I had more questions I can't remember them, so any help would be great! Thanks! :)


I order mine through Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Moleskine-Japanese-Pocket-Classic-Notebooks/dp/8883701046/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1506318549&sr=1-2&keywords=moleskine+japanese+album

hopefully that link will help.

It is a 10 month commitment that requires lots of communication and cooperation but its worth it.

there are several different ways to do the travel plan. this one is a little more complicated than some but works well when you have international mailers in the group because it spreads out the cost and doesnt require the same people to pay the higher postage every month. in some you simply mail to the same person each month and the journals literally just move in a circle.

i hope that helps.

Miss M
09-25-2017, 09:48 AM
Hi plumhill2001! The ordering sites don't have good pics of what the inside of the book looks like. This site gives you a peak inside (of course with some art too!)
http://www.moleskine.com/gb/news/japanese-albums-relay

And if you look through the previous moley threads, as theweavershand, explain not all the travel plans are like this one. (thanks theweavershand!) And yes, the first time I did a moley I was initially a little overwhelmed, but after a couple of books I got the hang of it and it's not so bad :)

plumhill2001
09-25-2017, 02:52 PM
Thanks TWH and Miss M! I've added the Moleskine to my wishlist over at Amazon so I can find it later.
One more question (for now): The instructions say we are to put our username and other info on the back of our 3 page spread. Does this mean that art is only done on one side? In other words, when the whole accordion is stretched out there is art on only one side and the other side just has our username info?
Oh, another question: The mail by dates. Is that the day you actually put it in the mail to the next person, or the date it needs to arrive by?
I'm sure I can figure out the whole travel plan thing with the help of my compadres when the time comes. ;)
Thanks again! :D

Miss M
09-26-2017, 12:54 PM
Keep watching this thread, as since it's almost October, players will start sharing their initial travel pages and first spreads and you can see examples. Alternately, I have my previous moley pages in my gallery under book journals. I have my sign in and first spread in there. My sign in was on the inside front cover, my first spread was the back of the first page plus the next three accordion pages. After that each player does three accordion pages. This makes more sense once you have a Japanese album in your hands.

You can sign/username/date etc the backside of your spread (some players explicitly request it), but there is also a "sign-in" page, usually inside cover.

Yes, when you stretch out the accordion, art is only on one side.

Yes, the mail date is the date you should to mail the moley to the next player, which is the same date each month. Travel time depends on how long it takes to get to its destination. For eg. I would assume a two week travel time between Canada and US. So that leaves me two weeks to work on the moley before I need to mail out again. US to US could be faster, so you'd have more than two weeks to work on the moley.

International mailing could take upwards of 4 weeks depending on where in the world, so the once a month mailout doesn't work and why I limited location for this one.
Hope that helps! :)

plumhill2001
09-26-2017, 01:37 PM
Thanks for your patience in answering my questions! I'll be watching this thread with great interest! :) :wubclub:

ChronicReader
09-26-2017, 03:45 PM
same, I hope someone starts another group soon, it looks like it would be a lot of fun

Miss M
09-26-2017, 07:10 PM
Well then the both of you (if not already) should post in the Moley waiting list :D
http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16204

When another host looks to start a new moley swap, they will look to the thread for players.

plumhill2001
09-26-2017, 09:34 PM
Still kind of scarey for me to commit, lol. But I'm subscribed to the thread for when I work up my nerve. ;)

Miss M
09-26-2017, 10:44 PM
plumhill2001, signing up on the waiting list just means you are interested, it isn't taken as a commitment. You are only committed when you actually sign up to a swap thread :)

plumhill2001
09-27-2017, 03:31 PM
Okey doke! :)

Miss M
10-02-2017, 08:32 AM
Happy October peeps! :D One month left to go! I'm assuming everyone has their moley by now? Any updates for the players that don't have themes yet?

aaeshelman
10-02-2017, 05:06 PM
This is my first page for the Grimm Fairy Tales. I have created a mini zine for all to sign in on as you create your pages. It will be located in the little envelop in the back of the moley. I would like for us to go in order so the zine acts as the table of contents.

miss
10-02-2017, 05:14 PM
Argh, I keep promising myself I'm going to commit to a theme, and then I don't... By the end of the week, I promise!

TriLov
10-02-2017, 05:24 PM
Nice page, aaeshelman!

Miss M
10-02-2017, 06:07 PM
Lovely spread aaeshelman! Everyone is going to add art to your book in the order of the mailing rotation for your moley, I'm assuming that what's you meant? (i.e. people don't skip pages)

Alrightee miss, I'll check back at the end of the week :)

Bluesky, did you want to elaborate on your theme?

Bluesky
10-03-2017, 09:13 AM
No white backgrounds. Adding light mixed media is great but not manitory. Sea wisdom or mermaid thoughts would be lovely to incorporate. Be colorful.

Miss M
10-03-2017, 06:17 PM
Got ya updated Bluesky!

aaeshelman
10-03-2017, 08:20 PM
Yes Miss M that is what I meant. Thanks.:) I am very excited to get started.

Miss M
10-04-2017, 09:15 AM
Awesome aaeshelman, that zine idea sounds interesting. Look forwarding to see it myself :)

I know, I've been excited for a while now. I have a couple of swap commitments to finish up, then it's nothing but moley-time :D

Bluesky
10-09-2017, 08:32 AM
Aaeshelman....I think you are inspiring me. I'm doing an mermaid themed zine for another swap....I'm thinking of including extra copies with my moley, so everyone can have a little mermaid zine for themselves.
Miss m....for your moley I'm thinking of having a geisha practicing her calligraphy ( by writing haiku) and including an haiku as part of the scene.

Miss M
10-10-2017, 10:08 AM
Sounds lovely Bluesky!

Miss M
10-12-2017, 04:09 PM
3 weeks (minus 1 day) to go! :) How's it going?

miss
10-16-2017, 07:56 PM
Gah! Sorry this took me forever...

Theme: sock monkeys
Anything goes, as long as it includes a sock monkey. Sock monkey portraits, scenes, poems, stories, whatever! The sock monkeys can have other, non-sock monkey friends if you'd like.
Do's: I prefer HD/HP. I kind of like the idea of each artist doing three separate panels rather than an interconnected spread, but if you have a good idea for a spread, go for it. I love whimsical.
Don'ts: No stickers. No plain white backgrounds. Nothing political or religious (I was going to add pornographic to that, but than I tried to think of what an x-rated sock monkey might look like...). Please no sock monkey characters based on real people/ characters.

Miss M
10-16-2017, 11:44 PM
Got ya updated miss :) All themes are in place, and two more weeks to go!

aaeshelman
10-18-2017, 02:49 PM
Is it too soon to mail mine to the first recipient?

Miss M
10-19-2017, 11:31 AM
aaeshelman, I would say yes its too early to mail, unless you had a necessary reason (e.g. like you will be out of town on Nov 1st). The next player wouldn't be expected to work on it any earlier and wouldn't pass it on to the next player until Dec 1st.

aaeshelman
10-19-2017, 08:04 PM
No reason just antsy to get started. I will mail on 11/1:D

Miss M
10-20-2017, 08:59 AM
:laugh: I hear ya ;)

Bluesky
10-25-2017, 10:53 AM
So here is my sign in page, theme page and my spread.

theweavershand
10-25-2017, 06:50 PM
my moley finally arrived in the mail and im limited in the amount of time i can spend at my art table due to a back issue but I'm hoping to have at least my 3 page spread done in time to mail.

Miss M
10-26-2017, 12:05 PM
Lovely Bluesky!


theweavershand, lot's of good thoughts and juju for your back :)

TF Balding
10-26-2017, 10:15 PM
Soooo guess who lost their own moley for like TWO WEEKS (on my art table of all places. It was RIGHT. THERE. The entire time.)??? *derp* I'm awesome sometimes. I had been working on my spread & I figured out that cats? Love it when you drop accordion pages. So I set it aside & it got buried in my tizzy to finish up last minute Halloween deadlines. I found it tonight & I finished inking 1 page. I'll be doing my best to get my bits finished on time, but I hope y'all won't be too offended if I don't get it all exactly complete. I swear I am better with other people's books. :laugh:

Also, this is one of the few art projects I'm taking on until at least January. My job is a bit rough on my hands from mid-August through Christmas (I cook peanut brittle in a candy kitchen). I'm actually really thankful for the tight schedule as incentive to keep my hands moving, but I might not be very active in the thread (aside from required check ins) until after Christmas. I'm here & I check my messages regularly though, so no worries. :) OH!!! After Christmas I have the luxury of taking my art to work to play with. As I said before, it IS a candy kitchen. We cook with nuts. Lots & lots of nuts. Does anyone in this group have any allergies?? I don't know how sensitive those allergies are & I don't want to accidentally kill anyone by taking a moley to work before I pass it along!!!

Miss M
10-27-2017, 08:52 AM
LOL, I've been keeping my accordion pages away from my kitty! And I see you come by the candy obsession legitimately. I do have nut allergies, but as long as I don't eat any moley pages, I'm good. ;)

Bluesky
10-27-2017, 05:15 PM
Do I live too far away to volunteer as a taster? Love love nuts!

TF Balding
10-27-2017, 07:17 PM
Lol Bluesky---we make 3 kinds of brittle (peanut, pecan & cashew), both peanut & pecan patties, chocolate peanut & pecan clusters, white chocolate pecan brittle clusters AND fudge! I'm sure you could have a terrific time sampling if you were closer (but we also have a website where you can place orders) :laugh:

Miss M
10-30-2017, 08:15 PM
Howdy folks! Sorry, I've been a little scarce...I'm in the middle of a whole bunch of house projects I have been putting off for a couple of years. (LOL, I have the energy and my back is finally stronger, so I guess the really gorgeous fall has given me incentive to do all the outdoor chores) Right now I'm cleaning out/painting/rebuilding-the-shelving in the garage. I've been trying to do a little bit each day so I don't hurt/tire myself out too much, so I haven't been in front of the computer as often as normal.

We have a day and a bit to go! I'm very much looking forward to getting this whole round of moleys started :jiggy:

Just a reminder, when you do mail out Nov 1st, please post in the thread you've done it, so we can all track what's going on :)

TF Balding
10-31-2017, 02:26 PM
I mailed mine today. I wish I could've mailed it earlier to give you more time Miss M, but ya know... Stuff & thangs as I previously mentioned lol.

miss
10-31-2017, 06:16 PM
I hate to start out the swap by being late, but I don't think I'm going to be able to get my moley to the post office until Thursday or Friday. :( It will definitely be before the weekend, though.

Miss M
11-01-2017, 09:11 AM
That's perfectly alright, TF, although I appreciate the thought! :) I learned the last time to make sure I arrange things I so that I have no other commitments after mid month, so I'm ready.

Thanks for letting us know miss.

I'll be mailing today, but I'll come back and post a tracking number and pics later on.

kentuckydakota
11-01-2017, 03:16 PM
I am addressing my envelope as I speak/write. However, I did opt to upgrade my paper for a better art experience for everyone. Since my paper is thicker than the original I couldn't fit as many pages in my accordion so I won't do a full 3 page spead. I just did a one page spread. Everyone else can do 3 pages though.

Miss M
11-01-2017, 07:20 PM
Me too! I swapped out the moley paper with Canson XL mixed media paper, so we'll see how it goes and if people like the paper. It wasn't bad with watercolours, but I don't think there's any cotton in there at all, so wet-in-wet gets a little soggy and takes verrrrry long to dry by itself. (but it took the watercolours better then the moley paper, and not as much bleed through with the copics)

Here's sign in pages, 1st spread and end page :)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/28590/large/1_mmcSignInPage.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/28590/large/1_mmcGeisha.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/28590/1_mmcEndPage.jpg

Tracking #: LM084319860CA
For future reference, once the moley crosses the border you can see the tracking on usps.com

Miss M
11-01-2017, 07:22 PM
Okay, so only three moleys have gone postal today. Anybody else with updates?? :radar:

Miss M
11-01-2017, 07:37 PM
Kentuckydakota, can I assume angelmuz's moley is traveling to you? :)

Miss M
11-02-2017, 09:42 AM
Okay, not a stellar start to our moley swap as only three books have been mailed on the first mail out date, and I have an update from another two players. So half the group is already MIA. :sad: (Thanks to those who posted!)

Please, please, please check-in on the thread on the mail out date and give an update. (I'd prefer to be an executive assistant for this swap, rather than an enforcer, but I will follow AFA guidelines if necessary)

A reminder, refer to Book Journal Guidelines (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10827), players are expected to post regularly (i.e. once a week). I know life gets busy, especially this season, but minimally DO post
- when you've mailed on the 1st of the month (and if there is a tracking #) or
- if you are running late on the 1st, and again when you do mail out
- when you've received the next moley

These swaps have really gone awry in the past. A few regular posts just lets everyone know everything is on track and people don't have to needlessly worry about their moleys.

I hope that was my only rant on the topic :)

TriLov
11-02-2017, 10:09 AM
I'm headed to the PO today. I've been without a car the last 3 days. I will post tracking # when I get back.

Miss M
11-02-2017, 10:25 AM
I hate to start out the swap by being late, but I don't think I'm going to be able to get my moley to the post office until Thursday or Friday. :( It will definitely be before the weekend, though.

miss, if you haven't mailed yet, I'd advise holding off for now.

Miss M
11-02-2017, 10:26 AM
Thanks TriLov!

Bluesky
11-02-2017, 10:40 AM
Unfortunately yesterday I ended up working an open to close..sorry I didn't post that..I came home and dropped into bed. The moley is on it's way to angelmuz with tracking of 9505515421137306238842. I have included an mermaid zine for everybody.

TriLov
11-02-2017, 11:55 AM
Mail date: 11/2/17
Tracking: 9500110725587306259838


I'm headed to the PO today. I've been without a car the last 3 days. I will post tracking # when I get back.

TriLov
11-02-2017, 11:56 AM
That's very generous Bluesky!


Unfortunately yesterday I ended up working an open to close..sorry I didn't post that..I came home and dropped into bed. The moley is on it's way to angelmuz with tracking of 9505515421137306238842. I have included an mermaid zine for everybody.

TF Balding
11-02-2017, 01:38 PM
LA141819282US... That's the customs # on my moley to Canada (sorry I forgot to post that).

Miss M
11-02-2017, 04:48 PM
Thanks Bluesky!

aaeshelman
11-02-2017, 07:14 PM
Sorry I am just now posting. I mailed my Moley out to tracking #CHO27745878US. I sent it Priority 6-10 days. I can't wait to get one in the mail!

aaeshelman
11-02-2017, 07:22 PM
I just realized I sent it to the wrong Person!!!!! I am so upset with my self!! What should I do now?? I sent mind to you Miss M instead of TF Balding.

Miss M
11-02-2017, 08:52 PM
I just realized I sent it to the wrong Person!!!!! I am so upset with my self!! What should I do now?? I sent mind to you Miss M instead of TF Balding.

Until I get it, not much...so don't beat yourself up. :) Once I get it I will forward it to TF.

aaeshelman
11-02-2017, 09:08 PM
Thanks that is kind although I am beating myself up because this just sets TF Balding behind waiting for her first money to get to her. Off to a great start!!:no:

Miss M
11-02-2017, 09:13 PM
Isn't what they say about kids, that if they are "rough" (meaning fussy and colicy) as babies they grow up to be quiet teens? I'm going to apply that logic to this swap :)

I'll let TF weigh in on her schedule and what/when she can accommodate. If it comes fast to me, them maybe we can still get it to her by mid-month.

TF Balding
11-03-2017, 08:59 AM
It will be fine, lol... I will make it a point to sketch my gameplan up & be prepared for it. :laugh: No worries!

aaeshelman
11-03-2017, 12:17 PM
Thank you both for being so kind!!!:notworthy:

Tandy
11-03-2017, 03:30 PM
My apologies. Iím still around. I started a new job and havenít had much time off. Iíve worked the last 10 days and I finally have a day off today. Iíll get my money out first thing tomorrow morning.

miss
11-03-2017, 06:05 PM
Glad to see you, Tandy! I had my moley done last night, but didn't want to send til you checked in. So it will be going out Monday :)

Miss M
11-04-2017, 09:04 AM
Thanks for the updated Tandy! Wow, tough job

angelmuz
11-04-2017, 05:09 PM
My moley is going to KD who I see everyday, so I didn't need to mail out. She will have it done in time for next mailout. Sorry I haven't been to communicative. I was in Hawaii for two weeks, just got back.

miss
11-04-2017, 06:45 PM
Pictures of my moley (finally remembered to replace my camera batteries)...

Miss M
11-05-2017, 09:36 AM
I had forgotten you were going to Hawaii angelmuz. Fabulous place to go! :)

Sweet miss! Your first spread is adorable :)

aaeshelman
11-07-2017, 08:57 AM
Just received Kentuckydakota's money! Can't wait to start.

Miss M
11-07-2017, 10:08 AM
Excellent, thanks for letting us know aaeshelman!

I'm finding it kinda fun to figure out the new site look :)

Miss M
11-07-2017, 07:06 PM
aaeshelman your moley arrived! If I can drive tomorrow (I hit my head on the weekend, doc says it's probably a mild concussion) I will get it in the mail to TF, otherwise I'm aiming for Thursday.

miss
11-07-2017, 08:03 PM
Mailed to Tandy yesterday; tracking #9500115998067310115027

I also received from TriLov yesterday :)

Miss M
11-07-2017, 08:07 PM
Thanks miss, will get post #2 updated.

theweavershand, have you been able to make it to the post office? :)

TF Balding
11-07-2017, 08:25 PM
Aaaack Miss M, that's terrible!! Please take care of yourself first! An extra day or two won't hurt that moley, but it could make a world of difference for you!!!! :wubclub:

TriLov
11-07-2017, 08:27 PM
Gosh! I hope you're ok!


aaeshelman your moley arrived! If I can drive tomorrow (I hit my head on the weekend, doc says it's probably a mild concussion) I will get it in the mail to TF, otherwise I'm aiming for Thursday.

theweavershand
11-07-2017, 08:44 PM
so sorry for the delay in getting mine out. i am so limited in the amount of time i can spend sitting but ive been working as much as my back will allow. my spread is done and I'm finishing up the travel page. i'll leave the cover for when it returns home and try to have it out in the mail Thursday or Friday at the latest.

Tandy
11-07-2017, 09:11 PM
My sincerest and deepest apologies! Apparently my post office is not open on Saturdays and I had to work Monday. My book did go out today and I sent it Priority Express and is guaranteed to be delivered tomorrow by 12:00 pm.

The tracking number is: EM038588215US

If for any reason it does not arrive by then let me know because I can get a refund (and it wasn’t cheap to send it this way ��).

aaeshelman
11-07-2017, 11:19 PM
Mild concussion can still be bad. Get plenty of rest! And thanks again. I will watch for watch of a private message after you send it to TF.

theweavershand
11-08-2017, 06:01 AM
Finished enough to get mine in the mail. i have it packaged and ready to go. hubby isnt off until Friday but I'll see if he can mail it sooner. so sorry for the wait.

Miss M
11-08-2017, 09:56 AM
Amy that looks totally cool! Hopefully that back gets better soon and that you aren't over-taxing yourself :)

Thanks folks. The doc says I should recover quickly, but I am taking it easy. I don't want to mess around with a knock on the head. I don't think I want to drive today as I'm still feeling pretty tired and I have yet to see how good my concentration is today.

TriLov
11-08-2017, 12:52 PM
Great work, Amy!! I haven't been trading much lately, so when your moley comes in, it's the only artwork I plan on making time for.

Take it easy, Miss M!

Miss M
11-08-2017, 05:53 PM
I had to go to the drug store, and the post office is in the drug store...(it's 5 minutes from my house) so I dropped aeehlman's moley in the mail. Tracking #:LM084320103CA.

And I got TF's moley today. That made pretty good time!

Bluesky
11-08-2017, 07:42 PM
Tandy...the moley is here.

kentuckydakota
11-08-2017, 09:23 PM
I have angelmuz's moley.

This site update has really thrown me. I can't seem to find my way around. Feel like I'm lost in the woods, lol.

Tandy
11-08-2017, 10:36 PM
Tandy...the moley is here.

Thank you.

Miss M
11-09-2017, 09:26 AM
Post 2 is updated :)

aaeshelman
11-10-2017, 09:30 AM
Kenuckydakota's moley arrived. This is the spread I created. Hope you like it!

Miss M
11-10-2017, 09:33 AM
Great quote aaeshelman! Lovely spread :)

Tandy
11-10-2017, 03:50 PM
I received the sock monkey Moley last night.

theweavershand
11-10-2017, 08:01 PM
mailed my moley today. tracking number is #9500114009237314295249.

kentuckydakota
11-10-2017, 10:26 PM
Super job, aashelman!

Miss M
11-11-2017, 09:46 AM
Awesome, will get Post 2 updated.

theweavershand, tracking says my moley is in your PO box :) Let me know when you get your hands on it

Bluesky
11-11-2017, 01:38 PM
Angelmuz I think you received the moley Monday?

kentuckydakota
11-11-2017, 01:43 PM
I saw her putting Mermaids in a moley last night Bluesky. :) I'll remind her to check in.

Miss M
11-11-2017, 02:21 PM
Bluesky, angelmuz sent me a PM that she got your moley, and I updated the 2nd post (i.e. travel schedule)...but I forgot to add the info to the thread. :err:

Bluesky
11-11-2017, 10:45 PM
Thanks all.

theweavershand
11-11-2017, 11:53 PM
hubby is going by to check the post office box tomorrow. ill let you know when it is here in hand.

theweavershand
11-12-2017, 06:48 PM
Miss M, your moley has arrived, safe and sound. :jiggy:

Miss M
11-13-2017, 09:34 AM
woo hoo! :D

TriLov
11-13-2017, 04:42 PM
theweavershand,
Your moley has arrived!

TF Balding
11-13-2017, 07:32 PM
Aaeshelman'smoley arrived today. :)

Miss M
11-13-2017, 09:21 PM
woo hoo, all moleys have arrived :)

Bluesky
11-17-2017, 09:37 AM
Some dogs misbehaving.

Miss M
11-17-2017, 09:47 AM
Ha,ha, fab Bluesky! :)

Miss M
11-25-2017, 03:12 PM
Hey everybody! Just checking in :)

Did y'all have a good Thanksgiving? Any good shopping finds on black friday shopping, if that's your thing? I find it kinda, as in Canada all the stores adopt the whole black friday sale thing, but out Thanksgiving was back in Oct...:wacko: I managed to get a craftsy class I was eyeing (normally $77) for $23, but that was about as much deal shopping as I did. (And I seriously dislike going into crowded stores at this time of year)

The next moley mailout is approaching! I'm up to my eyeballs in art nouveau candy :)

Bluesky
11-27-2017, 09:39 AM
I had to work Thanksgiving (until 2:30 am). I work retail so I do my Christmas shopping early.

TriLov
11-27-2017, 03:46 PM
My moley is just about done and ready for mailing. I hope to get to the post office by Wed.

Miss M
11-27-2017, 04:10 PM
Oh my, retail crazy season has begun :wacko: Well, I hope at least the overtime pay is good Bluesky :)

Hey, TriLov's an early bird!

Tandy
11-28-2017, 03:03 PM
Some dogs misbehaving.

This is wonderful and very creative. Thanks.

TriLov
11-28-2017, 04:16 PM
My page in theweavershand's moley:

190205

Miss M
11-28-2017, 06:28 PM
Lovely Trilov! :D

TF Balding
11-29-2017, 02:23 PM
I've got my spread sketched out & adding ink currently. I've been alternating between working on it & a Secret Santa swap with the same deadlines lol... But I expect to be postal pretty much on time. :)

miss
11-30-2017, 08:41 PM
Trilov's moley is on its way to theweavershand!
Tracking #9500115998077334099678
Expected delivery date Monday

Miss M
11-30-2017, 09:15 PM
Excellent, thanks miss! :)

Miss M
11-30-2017, 09:21 PM
I have a bit of a hectic day tomorrow, post office is on my list, but if I don't make it, I'll mail out for sure on Saturday. Just in case I don't even have a chance to log in to AFA tomorrow either :)

aaeshelman
12-01-2017, 12:42 PM
Kentucky Dakota's moley has been mailed to anglemuz. Tracking #287779(2USPS)

Bluesky
12-01-2017, 02:13 PM
Angelmuz moley is on it's way to Kentucky Dakota. Tracking # is usps 95055154211273352075.

Bluesky
12-01-2017, 02:23 PM
Sorry it's Tandy's moley...and I think I just shipped it to the wrong address.

TF Balding
12-01-2017, 02:54 PM
Aashelman's moley is also on it's way to KentuckyDakota...
#9500 1117 9617 7335 0448 09

Bluesky
12-01-2017, 02:56 PM
Quick save ...ignore earlier post. Tandy's moley is on way to Miss with USPS 9505515421127335207858.

TriLov
12-01-2017, 06:43 PM
Theweavershand’s moley is on its way to Canada. Don’t have tracking # right now.

theweavershand
12-01-2017, 07:01 PM
Miss M's moley is on it way to Tanya. USPS tracking #9500113406877335191919. Due to arrive on Monday.

kentuckydakota
12-02-2017, 02:45 AM
Lol, for a minute it looked like there were lots of moleys headed my way. I currently have angelmuz's book and I'll mail it tomorrow. Couldn't get to the post office today.

kentuckydakota
12-03-2017, 03:49 AM
I did get angelmuz's moley in the mail and it's a travelin'

Miss M
12-03-2017, 03:39 PM
I spent all of yesterday sleeping...I don't know what I caught. Today is much better, sorry, I didn't even touch the computer yesterday.

Tea's moley is on it's way to Annette, should get there by Friday. Tracking #: CX587381065CA

Miss M
12-03-2017, 03:40 PM
Eight moleys a'travelling! Any updates on the last two?

TF Balding
12-04-2017, 07:46 PM
I have Miss M's moley in hand! :)

miss
12-04-2017, 08:03 PM
I received Tandy's moley today :)

Miss M
12-04-2017, 08:59 PM
wow, that was fast! :D

Our poor Canada Post is bogged down after all the black friday online shopping, and has issued an apology disclaimer for extra delays. Apparently the increase in volume was bigger than expected. Ahhhh, silly season :)

kentuckydakota
12-05-2017, 09:32 PM
aashelmans moley has arrived.

theweavershand
12-06-2017, 04:52 AM
Trilov's moley has arrived safely!

Miss M
12-06-2017, 09:27 AM
Thanks ladies! I'm updating the tracking :)

angelmuz
12-07-2017, 03:11 AM
The mermaid moley is off to Tandy, and I have a tracking number if needed. It went out a couple of days ago. I will be gone to Canada as of the 15th of this month. I am working on KD moley and she will ship it out for me when its completed. I will be back for mid january and will work on that moley and send it out by the end of the month. Sorry I have been incommunicado. I was on holiday then sick.

Miss M
12-07-2017, 09:34 AM
Thanks for the update angelmuz, and hope you are feeling much better soon!

miss
12-07-2017, 08:06 PM
Finally managed to wrangle my (rather washed out) photos off my camera... this was the spread I did in Trilov's moley:

190495

Tandy
12-08-2017, 12:38 AM
I am mailinag the Moley out tomorrow. I had planned to mail it on the 1st, but I hurt my back pretty bad and wasnít able to drive for a while. So as soon as I was able to drive these horrible winds started. There are trees down and electricity out all over town. Hopefully the winds will let up a bit tomorrow.

Miss M
12-08-2017, 09:07 AM
Thanks for the update Tandy. I was reading the articles on the winds making the forest fires crazy in California, stay safe, and I hope your back feels better soon!

Miss M
12-08-2017, 09:08 AM
Cute miss!

TriLov
12-11-2017, 08:33 PM
Great work, miss! Thanks so much!

Bluesky
12-12-2017, 07:25 PM
Received Tolkien moley.

Miss M
12-12-2017, 09:01 PM
Excellent, will update the tracking :)

Miss M
12-12-2017, 09:03 PM
According to my tracking #, aaeshelman should have gotten the moley today..., however, I will wait until she confirms :)

kentuckydakota
12-13-2017, 12:52 PM
I Have the moley TF sent me. I got it a couple days ago. Thought I posted, but now I think I didn't. Anyway, It's here. I'm covered up at work. Hopefully things will settle down after Christmas a bit and I'll be a bit more on top of things.

Miss M
12-13-2017, 04:24 PM
Already got ya marked KD! (you did post a few posts back)

This morning, I had to got back in house three times (meaning taking off my boots and gloves etc) because I forgot stuff....one of that stuff being my glasses! :unsure: Tis the season :) I'm looking forward to the quiet period after Christmas

aaeshelman
12-13-2017, 07:29 PM
TF Balding's moley arrived safe and sound. Can't wait to get started on it!

miss
12-14-2017, 08:21 PM
After an unexpected detour back to me, my moley is now on its way to TriLov.

Tracking #9500115998067348124633

Miss M
12-14-2017, 09:19 PM
Awesome miss, thanks for the update.

I got the theweavershand's moley today!

angelmuz
12-14-2017, 09:40 PM
Finished KD moley and she (Kentucky Dakota) will send it out for me to the next player. I am off to Canada tomorrow for a month. I have to go back and forth to keep my residency, so may not post while there as I won't have the moley. You can ask KD if the moley that I am to work on(January) is arrived, as she is at my house ( mom's home) often and she will know. I will be back in time to do the moley and mail it by the end of January. After January, I will be staying put for several months. and I will make sure to post regularly. With the fires, and the travel, I have been not communicating as well as I should. Have a great Christmas ladies!

Miss M
12-15-2017, 08:43 AM
Thanks for the update angelmuz. Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and safe travels! :)

Tandy
12-17-2017, 01:03 AM
The mermaid moley is off to Tandy, and I have a tracking number if needed. It went out a couple of days ago. I will be gone to Canada as of the 15th of this month. I am working on KD moley and she will ship it out for me when its completed. I will be back for mid january and will work on that moley and send it out by the end of the month. Sorry I have been incommunicado. I was on holiday then sick.

I haven’t received it as of yet. Please send tracking number.

Tandy
12-17-2017, 01:05 AM
The sock monkey Moley should have arrived by now. I’ll check the tracking when I get home from work tonight.

Miss M
12-17-2017, 10:09 AM
The sock monkey Moley should have arrived by now. Iíll check the tracking when I get home from work tonight.

I think you accidentally mailed the sock monkey moley back to miss :) and she did get it.


After an unexpected detour back to me, my moley is now on its way to TriLov.

Tracking #9500115998067348124633

miss kindly forwarded it on to TriLov, I'll let the two of you work out details of any postage reimbursement :)

Tandy
12-21-2017, 08:13 PM
I still have not received the Mermaid moley.

aaeshelman
12-21-2017, 10:04 PM
In honor of the holiday season I did elves with candy canes for the Art Nouveau book.

Miss M
12-22-2017, 09:33 AM
Very festive aaeshelman! :)


I still have not received the Mermaid moley.

Oh dear, I hope Bluesky's moley isn't lost...

Miss M
12-23-2017, 04:25 PM
For everyone that celebrates...Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone the best from the holiday season, and hope it's a good one! (yes, there's a Beatles song playing in my head....can't be coincidental ;) )

TF Balding
12-24-2017, 12:31 AM
Aaeshelman---LOOOOOVE IT!!! :cute:

Bluesky
12-25-2017, 06:30 PM
Please tell me that my mermaid haven't swim away.

TriLov
12-26-2017, 02:23 PM
Hoping everyone is having a nice holiday season! I don’t have a moley in hand. My Father passed away on the 15th and I’ve been away for a couple of weeks. As soon as it’s in hand, I will let you know.

Miss M
12-26-2017, 02:33 PM
My sincere condolences TriLov.