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curbsidetreasure
01-08-2009, 05:35 PM
Japanese moleskine exchange group: *we are full*

Participants + theme
1. curbsidetreasure - fairy tales! reinterpret classic fairy tales or create fairy tale inspired art, (no disney please and i humbly ask you to stay away from fairies)
2. lily lemon - "Things that make your heart soar"
3. rachel - found poetry
4. corrie04 - choose from 3 themes: Houses, cats, or quotes
5. purplecat - home is where the heart is", this can be your home,or where you live, houses, bird houses, hearts, or the place where your heart is!
6. katilady - art as a spiritual journey (mixed media as much as possible, but use your discretion)
7. coffeelatte - mermaids (I don't care if you collage or draw, but I would especially love drawings on the theme. I also like lobsters, so extra points if they are incorporated...)

Travel Plans
1. curbsidetreasure's moleskine travels to – katilady – lily lemon – corrie04 – rachel – coffeelatte – purplecat

2. lily lemon’s moleskine travels to – coffeelatte – rachel – purplecat – corrie04 – curbsidetreasure – katilady

3. rachel's moleskine travels to – curbsidetreasure- corrie04 – katilady – purplecat –. lily lemon – coffeelatte

4. corrie' moleskine travels to - lily lemon - purplecat - coffeelatte - katilady - rachel - curbsidetreasure

5. purplecat's moleskine travels to - rachel - katilady - curbsidetreasure - coffeelatte - corrie04 – lily lemon

6.katilady's moleskine travels to – corrie04 - coffeelatte – lily lemon – curbsidetreasure – purplecat- Rachel

7. coffeelatte's moleskine travels to – purplecat – curbsidetreasure –. rachel – lily lemon – katilady – corrie04


We altered the guidelines from the moleskine exchange groups on Flickr a bit.
The idea:
1. Every artist starts with a Japanese folded moleskine (name, address, username, as well as travel-plan written in book). The owner of the moleskine decides whether the contributions of the other artists to her moleskine should follow a certain theme or not.
2. Each artist will draw, make a collage, paint, or use whatever media on four pages per moleskine. After finishing an entry the moleskine will be send to the next person. Each artist gets one month to make an entry. The first entry will be made by the owner of the moleskine. Artists are encouraged to interact with the other images in the book. Please be respectful.
3. When the book is full, i.e. when one side of the unfolded book is filled, the book will be sent back to its original owner.
4. Please communicate regularly via email, PM or in this thread. Let know that you received or sent a book. The goal is to create together something beautiful and to have a dialogue.
5. Most important: let’s enjoy this adventure and have fun!

The sequence of artists is different for each moleskine, which will hopefully result in seven totally different moleskines in the end.

To move the journals along, we have to send by the 15th of each month. So the first mail out date is Feb 15th.
We've got a month to work in the moleskines and then have to send it to the following artist. When the moleskine arrives at your home, your month to work in the moleskine starts. You work on 4 pages. If you finished within a month feel free to send it to the next person.

In this thread we can give each other updates of the well-being of the visiting moleskine, if there is a delay, etc., etc.. We do have to post when we mail a moleskine and when we receive one.

A couple of us already decided on a theme for their moleskine, some others are thinking about a theme and of course, picking a theme is not necessary. Please post in this thread as soon as you decided on a theme or decided not to have one … I'll add it on the list.

Thanks goes to wendy for these guidelines!

Rachel
01-08-2009, 07:06 PM
I'm definitely in, Annie.

My theme is rustic or Victorian doorways.

Thanks for the link to the correct journal, too.

When do we start?

Lily Lemon
01-08-2009, 07:28 PM
I would like to play!:) My theme is "Things that make your heart soar."

curbsidetreasure
01-08-2009, 09:30 PM
ok, thanks for letting me know your themes :D i am so excited!!

i believe this month of January we should be decorating our moleskine with our chosen theme.
write your name, address, username, as well as travel-plan written in book - this should be done in a way that incorporates your theme and this is done in the first 2 pages of the moleskine.

see example here done by arteeztmom (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?u=728)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=51844

then create in the next 4 pages!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=51845

curbsidetreasure
01-08-2009, 09:39 PM
i gotta think of a theme!! lol there are too many good themes to choose from.

corrie04
01-09-2009, 09:20 AM
Oh me!!! Me!! Me!!! Me!!! I'll get back to you about the theme.


Now where do we get a Japenese moleskine journal?

purplecat
01-09-2009, 09:53 AM
What size moleskin book would everyone be using? is it the large sketchbook one? just considering cost of postage.

purplecat
01-09-2009, 10:04 AM
Is it this one?
http://www.bureaudirect.co.uk/products.asp?recnumber=1370
a notebook that unfolds, or the standard sketch book??

Wendy
01-09-2009, 10:28 AM
Yeah, Annie! Congratulations! Have fun you all ... because it is!:jiggy:

katilady
01-09-2009, 10:42 AM
I am interested if someone could supply a link to a US seller! I need to know the price and order it. I know they don't have them here!

Lily Lemon
01-09-2009, 11:04 AM
KAren, that's the exact one I'm getting. Kati, I'm buying it from Amazon.com.

purplecat
01-09-2009, 11:06 AM
Thanks Hilary! well ok then I will take the plunge!! Not sure of a theme yet, I will get back with that!

curbsidetreasure
01-09-2009, 02:03 PM
ok kati + corrie it's this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Moleskine-Japanese-Album-Pocket/dp/8883701046/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231523889&sr=8-1

there is only one size for the japanese accordion i believe and it is 3.5 x 5.5, aka the pocket size.

yay sign ups!!
i'm assuming purplecat, corrie04 and katilady are all signing up and getting a moleskine :D

purplecat
01-09-2009, 02:12 PM
sure am!! I just ordered my moleskin:jiggy:

curbsidetreasure
01-09-2009, 02:18 PM
yay! i am really excited to play with all of you :) what a great group.

corrie04
01-09-2009, 02:24 PM
yeppers!!! Sign me up. I ordered my moleskine this morning from amazon


ok kati + corrie it's this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Moleskine-Japanese-Album-Pocket/dp/8883701046/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231523889&sr=8-1

there is only one size for the japanese accordion i believe and it is 3.5 x 5.5, aka the pocket size.

yay sign ups!!
i'm assuming purplecat, corrie04 and katilady are all signing up and getting a moleskine :D

corrie04
01-09-2009, 02:27 PM
I'll give each artist the choice of themes... Houses, cats, or quotes

katilady
01-09-2009, 03:15 PM
Sign me up. I will have to order mine next week on payday, unless I can find one locally.

curbsidetreasure
01-09-2009, 05:56 PM
the japanese accordion book is harder to find locally then the other types. i have found them at art stores like dick blick and pearl paint but not so much at bookstores. i bought mine online during the holidays along with another book and with the discount i got the moleskine for free.

Lily Lemon
01-09-2009, 06:10 PM
Here's the link to Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/8883701046

curbsidetreasure
01-09-2009, 06:54 PM
ok my theme is.....fairy tales! reinterpret classic fairy tales or create fairy tale inspired art, no disney please and i humbly ask you to stay away from fairies. i hope that is ok with all of you, i just want to push the theme further then just fairies.

corrie04
01-09-2009, 08:35 PM
I'm soo excited!!! I can't wait to get mine started. I got a confirmation that mine went out in today's mail, so hopefully I'll get it by next Wednesday or so!!

corrie04
01-09-2009, 08:40 PM
Curbside, do you happen to know an average shipping cost?

curbsidetreasure
01-09-2009, 10:08 PM
sorry, corrie i dont. i havent mailed these out before . one suggestion is to keep the packaging not too big - like dont get a too big bubble envelope for it, i know for a fact it really reduces costs especially for mailing internationally.

and 3.5 x 5.5 is not that big so hopefully shipping costs will not be that much.

corrie04
01-09-2009, 11:24 PM
No problem. I just was going to write down the estimated shipping costs on my swap records.

katilady
01-09-2009, 11:41 PM
Yay! I found one here locally--it took some hunting but I did it. This makes me super happy cause i prefer to buy local then at the online mega stores. Anyway, my theme: art as a spiritual journey. I would like it to be mixed media as much as possible, but use your discretion. Woot!

curbsidetreasure
01-10-2009, 12:23 AM
oh thats great kati :) i'm glad you found one locally!
and that's a great theme!
i have edited the swap page to include your theme and preference.

katilady
01-10-2009, 01:22 AM
Thanks Annie! It was hard to decide on a theme. I almost went with Basquiat, but I decided that I would get bored with that. :D

Lily Lemon
01-10-2009, 03:25 PM
I was in another moleskine exchange which encouraged a combination of art and writing. I'm assuming this emphasizes art more than writing, right?

I'm also hoping you all can give me some theme feedback, as I'm not sure I got the right one, especially if the moleskines focus mainly on the art. Does anyone have a gut reaction to my theme? Did you see it and think, "Oh, I can do that" or was it more "What am I going to do with that? Are the things that make your heart soar things you can draw or are they so abstract that you'd need a lot of explaining to do?

Other ideas I have are All Creatures Great and Small (not in a religious way but encompassing enough for other artists to include their favorite creatures, birds, etc.), Castles, Quotes, Wisdom, or Horse Spirit.

Any gut reactions to any of those? I'm seriously stuck and would feel better about going forward if I knew I wasn't picking a theme that might be unappealing to the rest of you.

Seriously, I'll take votes!:)

katilady
01-10-2009, 03:32 PM
Hilary, I really like your original theme. I like that it's open enough for me to do my own thing, but does give me a direction to go in. What I have been thinking about for yours is doing a combo of collage with some text of the things i have in my life that make me really happy. I may include some hints at my spiritual life in that, but nothing too overt.

katilady
01-10-2009, 03:41 PM
Annie! OMG! I just got Somerset Studio's new Art Journaling mag (which is WONDERFUL) and saw your work in there! CONGRATULATIONS! It looks fabulous!!!! You have been so quiet about it!

Also, a question for you. Anne Sexton did some poetry on fairy tales for her daughter, would it be OK to use some of that imagery in your book?

Lily Lemon
01-10-2009, 04:42 PM
Hilary, I really like your original theme. I like that it's open enough for me to do my own thing, but does give me a direction to go in. What I have been thinking about for yours is doing a combo of collage with some text of the things i have in my life that make me really happy. I may include some hints at my spiritual life in that, but nothing too overt.

Ok! Sounds perfect. I like the idea of including some word and/or quotes, too. The broader theme should make it pretty easy for all players to do their thing. Also, if cute 'lil critters make your heart sing, you can include those, as opposed to be obligated to do them.

corrie04
01-10-2009, 05:06 PM
Lily - Your "Heart soar" theme is fine with me. I immediately had some ideas.

Rachel
01-10-2009, 05:28 PM
It's fine with me too, Lily

Lily Lemon
01-10-2009, 05:42 PM
Ok! Thanks, ladies! I'll stick with it, then.

curbsidetreasure
01-10-2009, 09:12 PM
lily (and everyone) i think doing a combination of art +writing is absolutely fine! i like your original theme too lily, it's nice and open.

kati - i would love it if you included anne sexton's images :) i have read the fairy tale ones and they are amazing.

l i'm glad you got the art journaling magazine! i really like that mag and it's so cool to be included in it!

coffeelatte
01-11-2009, 12:39 PM
Am I able to get into this group? It looks like there's still one slot?

coffeelatte
01-11-2009, 12:52 PM
These are hard to find where I live, and I've ordered my last two moleskine sets -- the pack contains two books -- through this link
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000UCP87I/ref=ord_cart_shr?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=A3E5K6GEFSI075&v=glance

curbsidetreasure
01-11-2009, 02:36 PM
coffeelatte you are signed up :D
yay our group is completed!!

katilady
01-11-2009, 03:17 PM
Yay! Coffeelatte's here! Can't wait to see your theme!

coffeelatte
01-11-2009, 03:22 PM
Terrific - I just ordered 2 more books and hope they arrive quickly. Over on Flickr later this week I should be posting some drawings I'm doing for another moleskine exchange I'm in. I hope this one works out better -- we had one person hoard three books between August and last week. It feels great that they are back in circulation again...and I can not tell you how beautiful those pages already done are to see up close!

I'm excited by this group, some of my favorite folks are here! I love the circulation schedule, and think we'll be a dynamic combination of great minds!

curbsidetreasure
01-11-2009, 03:34 PM
i would love to see those drawings :) i'll definitely check your flickr
this is a great group to be working with!

i am a little wary of joining a moleskine exchange on flickr only because i dont know too many people in that flickr group. i am glad the person hoarding the books put them back into circulation, many times that never happens.

katilady
01-11-2009, 03:35 PM
I agree Cindy, this is a great group of artists each with their unique style!

OK, I have a question. In counting out the pages it looks like there are 2 leftover at the end. So do we do 6 pages in our own book in addition to the travel plan pages etc? Or is my count off?

corrie04
01-11-2009, 03:41 PM
I can't wait to hear what coffeelatte's theme is!!

curbsidetreasure
01-11-2009, 04:01 PM
kati - i think i counted the pages a couple times and it looks like we have 3 pages left over? its really up to you.

katilady
01-11-2009, 04:44 PM
OK, I think I will do just 4 initially (less pressure!) and then do the last pages when it returns to me. I am getting so excited about this!

katilady
01-11-2009, 04:51 PM
I wanted to add some clarification about my theme. I know that all of us are on different spiritual paths and I open to whatever that is for you and how art has influenced your path. All I ask is that your pages are about YOU, and not an attempt to preach to others in the group. So if you are Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, whatever feel free to include that in your pages, but just in reference to you and art. Does that make sense? Feel free to PM me if you want more clarification. If you are atheist, maybe you can do your pages on how art has influenced your emotional well being. OK, I am rambling, but I just wanted to be clear.

corrie04
01-11-2009, 05:11 PM
Thanks for the clarification Kati.

purplecat
01-11-2009, 05:40 PM
I knew you would not resist coffeelatte!!!
Ok I think I am going to choose the theme; "home is where the heart is", this can be your home,or where you live, houses, bird houses, hearts, or the place where your heart is! I hope that is open enough, I love houses and hearts.

I am hoping I get my book in the next few days I can't wait to get my hands on it!

katilady
01-11-2009, 05:42 PM
Oh! Purplecat! LOVE that theme!

purplecat
01-11-2009, 05:45 PM
Oh good Katilady, I am glad you like it!

corrie04
01-11-2009, 07:01 PM
Love it!!

curbsidetreasure
01-11-2009, 10:01 PM
awesome theme purplecat!!


isn't it agonizing to choose a theme? i think thats why corrie was smart and let us choose from 3 themes. lol. i was torn between fairy tales and monochromatic as the theme.

oh and lets just stick with making the 2 pages (travel plan & theme announcement page) and 4 page spread which is where you explore your chosen theme. when the book comes back you can fill up the remaining pages. that way it is less pressure to fill up pages.

corrie04
01-11-2009, 10:06 PM
(Yep... couldn't make up my mind!)

curbsidetreasure
01-11-2009, 10:12 PM
LOL

maybe i'll do a 4 page spread with a house + cat and a quote all together. hehe.

corrie04
01-11-2009, 10:21 PM
that's what I was thinking too. See how creative we are?

Lily Lemon
01-11-2009, 11:01 PM
I haven't seen these books yet and haven't counted the pages. Are you saying we do the travel plan (1 page), the theme announcement (2nd page) plus four pages of our own (3rd-6th pages) before sending to the first recipient? Is that right? When is the first send date? I know many of us are waiting for our books to arrive from Amazon.com or other sellers, so I hope they arrive soon!

coffeelatte
01-11-2009, 11:20 PM
I'm just so happy purplecat clued me in to this one! Thanks for letting me play with the group. I've got to put my thinking cap on for a theme...it may take me a few days to formulate.

Curbsidetreasure - I went WAY to the edge of my comfort zone with the Flickr moleskine exchange. I had traded art with two of the people in our group, but I basically just asked the rest if they'd join a swap based on what I saw posted in their photostreams. I knew they were good traders, and liked their style. Then one of the people I'd swapped with before had multiple personal emergencies (a hurricane hit her house in Florida, her in-law had a stroke and required care, her neice had a premature baby, she was bitten by a wild raccoon...) I was starting to think she'd totally lost it, but the books ended up in my hands finally and I'm excited to get them back out to their owners. We are moly_x_36 in the exchange.

curbsidetreasure
01-12-2009, 12:06 AM
yes that's exactly it lily

do you guys want the first send out date to be the first week of each month? so that would mean we'd send out the journals the first week of feb. i want everyone to have enough time to work on your pages and the cover is optional.

wow, thats intense, coffeelatte. i hope she is doing better now! i'm so glad she sent back the journals, because really a lot of people would just forget about it

purplecat
01-12-2009, 03:34 AM
I haven't seen these books yet and haven't counted the pages. Are you saying we do the travel plan (1 page), the theme announcement (2nd page) plus four pages of our own (3rd-6th pages) before sending to the first recipient? Is that right? When is the first send date? I know many of us are waiting for our books to arrive from Amazon.com or other sellers, so I hope they arrive soon!


Yeh that sounds alot, I too haven't seen the book yet, am hoping it will arrive this week, guess that gives me 2 weeks to get 6 pages done, is that correct??

corrie04
01-12-2009, 09:06 AM
I had to order mine from Amazon, too, and am waiting for it to arrive.

coffeelatte
01-12-2009, 10:18 AM
I'd like to suggest that we send on the 15th of each month. That those who will get their books in the next week (which, hopefully, will be me...) will have several weeks to do six pages.

katilady
01-12-2009, 10:22 AM
I like that idea Cindy.

Lily Lemon
01-12-2009, 11:09 AM
I was thinking of mid-month, too.

purplecat
01-12-2009, 12:15 PM
would be better for me too!

curbsidetreasure
01-12-2009, 01:15 PM
ok, 15th of each month sounds good to me :)

katilady
01-12-2009, 02:15 PM
yay!!

Lily Lemon
01-12-2009, 06:45 PM
So, are we mailing ours to the next person on Feb 15? That makes me happy!

Rachel
01-12-2009, 07:11 PM
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but the travel plan (1st page) is the routing plan from the first page of this thread, right?

Thanks for extending this to the 15th, Annie:cool:

Corrie, I just got mine today. Did you get yours, too?

curbsidetreasure
01-12-2009, 08:48 PM
yes, the travel plans are written on the first page of the thread. everyone please read that!! a lot of the stuff there will hopefully clarify what you need to do.

corrie04
01-13-2009, 09:17 AM
Happy about the 15th, too!

Yep, got mine yesterday! Hooray!

coffeelatte
01-13-2009, 09:58 AM
Thanks for going to the 15th -- my books are estimated for arrival Thursday. It's looking like I'll be working Saturday (and maybe Sunday) so I am glad to have some breathing room.

I'm contemplating a couple themes. One would be "mermaids" and the other would be to ask that you incorporate a favorite recipe into some kitchen or cooking themed art. Any preference from the group?

purplecat
01-13-2009, 10:40 AM
Ooh mermaids!! I nearly went with that theme!

katilady
01-13-2009, 10:42 AM
Ya, mermaids! :)

Lily Lemon
01-13-2009, 12:09 PM
I like both of those. A mermaid with a fish recipe?

My book still hasn't. I think I'll be taking it to Palm Springs with me next week!

katilady
01-13-2009, 01:37 PM
Oooooh! Palm Springs! You lucky girl!

Lily Lemon
01-13-2009, 01:37 PM
Well, the downside of going to Palm Springs is turning 40!!!

katilady
01-13-2009, 01:39 PM
You are 40????? :shocked: You don't look it in your profile photo!

curbsidetreasure
01-13-2009, 01:45 PM
i love mermaids :)

have fun in palm springs lily!

corrie04
01-13-2009, 01:49 PM
either theme is fine with me!

Lily Lemon
01-13-2009, 09:58 PM
Mine arrived today! So, the travel plan goes on the inside front cover?

katilady
01-13-2009, 11:05 PM
I believe so!

purplecat
01-14-2009, 08:27 AM
My journal is here...:)

katilady
01-14-2009, 07:33 PM
Anyone make progress on their journals yet? I haven't started yet, but I am mulling over ideas in my head. I think getting pages gesso'd might help get me in the mood.

corrie04
01-14-2009, 09:15 PM
I have an idea for my travel plan and theme page. And I have an idea for your book, katilady.

Now, I just need to think up what to do with the other 4 pages in my book.

Lily Lemon
01-14-2009, 11:12 PM
You are 40????? :shocked: You don't look it in your profile photo!

Ahhh...you're sweet! I'm turning 40 tomorrow!:( I don't wanna grow up!The photo is maybe two years old.

purplecat
01-15-2009, 06:03 AM
Hilary, happy birthday for tomorrow :v_spin:

purplecat
01-15-2009, 10:23 AM
I could not resist playing! I have done my inside cover, with my travel plan and theme

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katilady
01-15-2009, 10:26 AM
Happy Birthday Hilary!!!

Purplecat, those pages are great! Thanks for the motivation too!

coffeelatte
01-15-2009, 11:05 AM
Lily Lemon - Happy Birthday. You definitely are a gorgeous 40 year old...I think that 40 is like the new 20 anyway...right?

Karen - Love the heart house travel page! Thanks for posting. I hope we'll post lots of pics in this thread!

MY THEME IS: Mermaids. I don't care if you collage or draw, but I would especially love drawings on the theme. I also like lobsters, so extra points if they are incorporated...

katilady
01-15-2009, 11:28 AM
I have started my pages! I am going about it backwards and doing my 4 pages 1st and then I will do my travel and theme pages.

I am trying a technique i learned from 'Collage Journey's' by Jane Davies. You cover your substrate with found text and then apply several layers of glaze, wiping off and adding more till you get a look you like. Then you add imagery. Once that has dried you coat a nice layer of gel medium over the whole thing and write into it. Let that dry then add contrasting glaze so that the writing pops. The sample in the book looks fantastic so I am giving it a go! If it turns out well i may try it on other books! So far have the found text glued on.

corrie04
01-15-2009, 09:50 PM
Ohhhh... I can't wait to see how that turns out, Kati. ... Wait... I have that book. What page is that???

Update on my journal: I started my travel log last night... and of course, I totally screwed up! UGH and double UGH!!! Had to gesso over it.

katilady
01-15-2009, 10:30 PM
Ohhhh... I can't wait to see how that turns out, Kati. ... Wait... I have that book. What page is that???
Page 101!

Rachel
01-15-2009, 10:37 PM
Is everyone gessoing? over their pages?

Do I have to do MY pages right now? I know to do the travel and intro page now.

I've discovered I have a fear of writing in this new pretty journal!

Lily Lemon
01-15-2009, 11:40 PM
I gessoed but then wasn't sure it was the right thing to do. It turned out ok so far.

Kati, I want to try that!

Cindy, thanks! Your'e so sweet!

katilady
01-16-2009, 12:01 AM
I am gessoing the pages I am working on, but I am leaving the others blank so people can choose what to do. I use a lot of wet mediums and gesso helps the pages stand up better.

curbsidetreasure
01-16-2009, 12:13 AM
rachel theres no need to gesso. i dont have any gesso...however if any of you want to gesso the pages, i dont see why not. it's your journal!

we plan on doing the travel and intro pages, that's required. however you are free to do your own 4 pages at the end. i just think it would be fun to have the journal filled a little so the first person to receive your journal could have some eye candy to check out. lol.

curbsidetreasure
01-16-2009, 12:13 AM
kati i want to try that technique :)

katilady
01-16-2009, 12:22 AM
kati i want to try that technique :)

I am working on it now--just did the writing part, now it's drying and next comes more glaze. I will show you all even if it looks crappy, lol!

corrie04
01-16-2009, 08:25 PM
Page 101!

Thanks! I'll look up that... If I'm ever allowed to leave work.

katilady
01-16-2009, 09:34 PM
Here are my 4 pages. I *think* they are done, though minor adjustments may be made.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/974/large/1_Moleskin_Kati-001.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/974/large/1_Moleskin_Kati-005.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/974/large/1_Moleskin_Kati-004.jpg

corrie04
01-16-2009, 10:13 PM
WOW!!! Look at the depth. Very cool.

purplecat
01-17-2009, 06:10 AM
Crickey!-look at that texture!!

coffeelatte
01-17-2009, 08:33 AM
Texture, exactly what I thought Karen!

Do the pages fold up still, Katie?

Corrie - Every time I see your new icon girl I smile -- I love that color combination, and everything about her!

coffeelatte
01-17-2009, 08:34 AM
Katie - Is that little girl a picture of you, or just a representative?

corrie04
01-17-2009, 11:30 AM
Thanks coffeelatte!

Lily Lemon
01-17-2009, 12:11 PM
That's awesome, Kati!

Well, I've started mine....I sure hope I do a better job on all of yours than I'm doing on mine!:)

katilady
01-17-2009, 12:32 PM
Cindy, that little girl is me, lol! The pages do fold but I had to force them a little. The book is much thicker now!

Hilary I bet your pages are great!

katilady
01-17-2009, 02:20 PM
OK, here are my travel plan and theme intro pages. They look much better in person--I used Byzantia by Stewart Gill so they are super shimmery and on the blue page there is also violet interference embossing. As you can see I am asking ya'll to each sign next to your name. I hope that is OK. Question time: now that I am done with all my pages can I send the book off to corrie early or should I wait to the due date? My thinking is it might be nice to giver her extra time, but I also don't want to overwhelm her. I am OK to whatever the answer is!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/974/large/1_Moleskin_IntroPages.jpg

purplecat
01-17-2009, 02:33 PM
Oh Katilady, I love the idea of everyone signing it!

corrie04
01-17-2009, 06:08 PM
send it!!!!!... please

curbsidetreasure
01-17-2009, 08:58 PM
hehe. i think corrie is eager to get started....
:P

great work kati :)

corrie04
01-17-2009, 09:34 PM
:yes:

katilady
01-17-2009, 10:25 PM
LOL! I hear ya loud and clear! :D I will send mid weekish!

Lily Lemon
01-17-2009, 11:07 PM
Corrie, love the creepy-cute new avatar!

corrie04
01-17-2009, 11:36 PM
Thanks!!! It's a Tim Burton character. I love how he turned out.

coffeelatte
01-19-2009, 09:27 AM
Another great icon, Corrie!

corrie04
01-19-2009, 03:13 PM
I redid my first 2 pages last night (since I messed up the first time.) Will try to finish up and post the scan tonight.

katilady
01-19-2009, 03:15 PM
I can't wait to see Corrie!

corrie04
01-19-2009, 03:17 PM
curbside - Rachel and I checked out your journal pages in the Somerset Magazine... CONGRATS!!!!! *big high five!*

curbsidetreasure
01-19-2009, 03:55 PM
aww thanks!! *high fives corrie & rachel back*
i am thrilled to be published. someday i want to try and write an article in one of those magazines...

Rachel
01-19-2009, 06:48 PM
What does everyone think about signing their pages in the books? Was everyone just going to refer to the travel page to know who created which pages?

Personally, I would like everyone to sign your real name and user name in the bottom right hand corner of the last page that you do in my book.

What does everyone else think?

katilady
01-19-2009, 06:50 PM
I don't mind doing that at all. Could you stick a little reminder in the book somewhere? I can be so forgetful! :P

Lily Lemon
01-19-2009, 08:50 PM
I'm fine with signing but I only ever sign art, ATC, chunky pages, etc. with "Lily Lemon," never my real name. :)

curbsidetreasure
01-20-2009, 05:02 PM
i'm fine with signing.

just to let you all know my computer isnt working :( :(
right now i am using a labtop computer i was borrowing to design some bookmarks. hopefully it will get fixed so i will be online but more sporadically.

katilady
01-22-2009, 10:59 AM
Hello artists! My book should be going out to Corrie today providing I get time to sneak over to the PO from work. Sadly, some of the pics I used have been damaged from either the heavy use of gel medium or not letting it dry properly. I tell you this so you don't think it's something you did when you open the book and see it. I will think of some solution to fix it when it returns to me, and if you have any ideas after seeing it feel free to tell me!

Also, I am including a small token of appreciation for each of you. Please do NOT feel obligated to do the same. Your art is enough!

I can't wait to get going on this!

purplecat
01-22-2009, 01:05 PM
Katilady I am sorry to hear you have had problems with the pages you have done, hope you can fix it!
I need to get to work on my pages, maybe this weekend.

I too was thinking of putting something in for each person if I have time.

corrie04
01-22-2009, 02:04 PM
Yeah!!! I can't wait to get it and work in it. Thanks for the heads up about the images.

Lily Lemon
01-22-2009, 03:13 PM
I think my pages are done. When i return home I'll scan, post, and find out if Cindy wants my book now or closer to February 15th.

curbsidetreasure
01-22-2009, 03:20 PM
sometimes i have that trouble too kati about images getting damaged because of sticking.
how damaged are the images? perhaps a light glaze of paint could work? or gesso over lightly? again i dont know the extent of the damage but i always have to remind myself not to lay on the gel medium too thick or else it takes forever to dry. also maybe next time using a hair dryer to quicken the drying process?

oh and kati - i have done my into+ travel pages and the 4 page spread! i did that last night too bad i can't scan it up :( :( as my computer isnt working.

katilady
01-22-2009, 03:32 PM
Those are good ideas Annie! I will try them it gets back to me! And I can't wait to see your book!

curbsidetreasure
01-22-2009, 03:39 PM
i will mail the book tomorrow :)
i gotta take pictures first....

katilady
01-22-2009, 04:16 PM
Book is officially on it's way to corrie. FYI, it cost $2.19 to ship from CA to OH.

corrie04
01-22-2009, 08:49 PM
Thanks for the shipping cost!! That helps me budget for my mailings.

Lily Lemon
01-24-2009, 02:03 PM
Here's what I came up with:

katilady
01-24-2009, 02:09 PM
These are great Hilary!!

corrie04
01-24-2009, 02:41 PM
I second that!

corrie04
01-24-2009, 07:30 PM
*jumpin' up & down!!!* I got kati's moleskine today!! YAHOOOOOOOOOOOO....

The pages were stickin' a bit, but I got them unstuck. I'm going to put wax paper between them. (And I'm going to ask that others do that for my book, too.)

Okay - here's my question. How do we handle the itraders for this exchange?

katilady
01-24-2009, 07:59 PM
Oh so glad it arrived safely and great idea about the wax paper!

Lily Lemon
01-24-2009, 11:27 PM
Wax paper for all!:)

curbsidetreasure
01-25-2009, 11:43 PM
wooohooo :D how exciting. i am glad we are getting started mailing. no pressure on anyone though to mail before the 15th.

purplecat
01-26-2009, 08:47 AM
I finally got my 4 pages done;

19910 19911

The colours are brighter than this scan shows.

katilady
01-26-2009, 10:05 AM
Those are such fun pages!

purplecat
01-26-2009, 04:36 PM
I am ready to mail, just waiting for Rachels address.
I have put something in the pocket at the back of the book for each of you, and if you want to put a little note or message in there, I would love that!

Rachel
01-26-2009, 06:55 PM
Sent you my addy; those are adorable!

curbsidetreasure
01-26-2009, 07:57 PM
i mailed off my journal to kati :)

katilady
01-26-2009, 08:00 PM
Oh! I love it Annie! Can't wait to get my hands on it!!

corrie04
01-26-2009, 08:43 PM
I only have one more page to do and I'll be done with my journal. I'm so excited about how the journal is turning out. It's totally fascinating.

purplecat
01-27-2009, 12:49 PM
I posted my journal to Rachel- it was like waving off a baby, can't wait to see how it grows!!

Rachel
01-27-2009, 09:03 PM
I'll let you know when it arrives. I'll burp it and sing it lullabies at night, too.

katilady
01-27-2009, 09:41 PM
I'll let you know when it arrives. I'll burp it and sing it lullabies at night, too.

LMAO!

corrie04
01-27-2009, 09:58 PM
LMAO... You're too funny, Rachel!!!

My journal pages are done. Here's a peek.

Lilylemon - I'll need your address. I'll PM you.

katilady
01-27-2009, 10:31 PM
Corrie! Those are gorgeous!

curbsidetreasure
01-28-2009, 01:10 AM
wow thats so cool corrie! i love your pages, they are so colorful :)

corrie04
01-28-2009, 08:21 AM
Thank you!

katilady
01-28-2009, 10:28 PM
Annie's book is here! Annie's book is here! *jumps up and down* Annie's book is here!

curbsidetreasure
01-29-2009, 01:40 AM
woooohooo :D

Rachel
01-29-2009, 08:13 PM
Corrie, beautiful pages! Your technique looks like something new for you--especially the page with the purple house on it.

Okay, I'm throwing myself on the mercy of all of you.

I am seriously down in the dumps and having a very difficult time getting inspired for my own doorways theme. For me, anything that requires drawing is too much effort right now. It's to the point where I have absolutely nothing done in my own journal to send off to anyone except for one page that has 4 coats of gesso on it and it's still a mess.

However, what I can do at the drop of a hat and what I enjoy is found poetry. (Corrie, I'll do the poem part when it gets to you--you just surprise me with the background part :) )

So . . . would anyone mind if I change my theme to Found Poetry? You can pick your source as to the poetry. The only request I respectfully ask is no slapping on of stickers and calling it collage.

You can pm me or post in the thread.

corrie04
01-29-2009, 09:07 PM
*Shaking in fear*... GULP... Found poetry will be fine. And I'll um... TRY to "find some poetry"

katilady
01-29-2009, 09:15 PM
Oh yes! I LOVE found poetry! You made my day Rachel!

curbsidetreasure
01-30-2009, 12:18 AM
found poetry it is :)
i like found poetry, maybe i'll sneak in a doorway when i get your journal rachel!

Lily Lemon
01-30-2009, 11:45 AM
I've never done found poetry before but since Rachel's book is coming to me pretty late in the swap I'll have lots of time to think about it (and to peek at what the rest of you do! :))

katilady
01-30-2009, 11:53 AM
Oh it's fun Hilary! You take a sheet of text (from any source) and cut out words and phrases to make 'poetry'. I really enjoy it.

purplecat
01-30-2009, 12:46 PM
So thats what "found" poetry is!!

coffeelatte
01-30-2009, 01:16 PM
Rachel - Found poetry is excellent for me! Awesome idea!

Rachel
01-31-2009, 11:10 AM
Thanks to everybody for being so supportive! Going to Corrie04's house today for some inspiration.

corrie04
01-31-2009, 11:13 AM
Rachel - Thomas said to tell you... It's Pajama Day. So wear your comfies!!

katilady
01-31-2009, 12:13 PM
I want to come to pajama art day! :P

corrie04
01-31-2009, 12:28 PM
Come on over, Katilady! I have room for one more... and if I pull the 2nd table out from the wall, we could even set up for 4!

Ummm... will you be driving or flying? *G*

katilady
01-31-2009, 02:52 PM
LOL! I will be using my wings. My secret is that I am really a fairy! Hee!

curbsidetreasure
01-31-2009, 03:04 PM
aww i wanna go to corrie's house and hang out with you guys!!

katilady
01-31-2009, 03:06 PM
I'll take you with me Annie--you aren't that far from me anyway--just a few hours up the 101!

Lily Lemon
01-31-2009, 03:37 PM
Hey, ladies! What about me?!?

katilady
01-31-2009, 04:16 PM
You're on my way to Annie so I'll get you too!

Lily Lemon
01-31-2009, 04:27 PM
Ok! :)

corrie04
01-31-2009, 05:14 PM
Come on over, we'll move everything out into the dining room. Don't park in front of my neighbor's house... but I guess if Kati is flying everyone, then you won't have to worry about that.

Rachel said to stop at her house to let out her dog before you come over. (She lives down the street and around the corner from me)

purplecat
01-31-2009, 05:32 PM
Now I just feel left out:(

katilady
01-31-2009, 05:46 PM
We'll come and get you Karen! Fairies fly fast! Is this dog nice or is it a biter? I may have Ms. Lemon do that job since she likes animals!

corrie04
01-31-2009, 09:04 PM
I'm not a dog person and I like her dog... "Gracie." She's a happy, "love me" dog.

Rachel
01-31-2009, 11:16 PM
**Gracie waves hello**

katilady
01-31-2009, 11:55 PM
Oh! Pats for Gracie!

coffeelatte
02-01-2009, 09:57 PM
Lily Lemon - Your moleskine arrived in the mail yesterday. Wonderful work inside, and I will try to live up to your hopes (to make your heart soar on wings!)

curbsidetreasure
02-01-2009, 11:12 PM
yay another moleskine has landed!

Lily Lemon
02-01-2009, 11:29 PM
Oh, thank you, Cindy! I used some of the techniques from Paulette's journal class, as you might have noticed!:)

Rachel
02-02-2009, 06:26 AM
Annie, I just need to get it to the post office to be weighed, etc.... It'll be out this week!

Rachel
02-02-2009, 06:56 PM
Guess what just landed in my mailbox, Purplecat????

A pretty little CJ!

katilady
02-02-2009, 07:25 PM
Got pics of your moleskin Rachel? Would love to see!

Rachel
02-02-2009, 10:38 PM
Now, Kati, you know that would require me actually finding my camera, charging the battery, trying to find the exact light in which the stupid little light goes green instead of orange, and then not moving the camera when I take it.

Some things are just too tough, but because you've always been nice to me, I'll try to slip in a picture in the thread. :laugh:

katilady
02-02-2009, 10:48 PM
Woot! I know cameras can be a bear, but I love your art so I wanna sneak peak! :D

purplecat
02-03-2009, 06:13 AM
Rachel, so glad its arrived safe!!, can't wait to see what you come up with:D

corrie04
02-03-2009, 02:23 PM
LOL @ Rachel.

Kati - don't let Rachel fool you... she's always welcomed to come over and use my scanner. She even knows where the house key is.

Rachel
02-03-2009, 07:31 PM
Oh, rats.

curbsidetreasure
02-03-2009, 07:34 PM
LOL corrie spilled the beans. no excuses now rachel :P

katilady
02-03-2009, 07:48 PM
Hahahaha Rachel! Let's see it!

corrie04
02-04-2009, 02:48 PM
*evil laugh*

Lily Lemon - I haven't made it to the post office yet to mail you my moleskine. I'll get there by soon, though.

curbsidetreasure
02-07-2009, 02:35 PM
how is everyone doing on their moleskines? i feel like i am in moly limbo lol
i can't wait to get my hands on rachel's book...

corrie04
02-07-2009, 03:39 PM
I'm probably going to start on Kati's this weekend.. or next. I know what I'm going to do (for the most part), so it shouldn't take too long.

katilady
02-07-2009, 03:50 PM
Woot! I can't wait!

Rachel
02-07-2009, 04:01 PM
Annie, I know. I'm sorry! Never got to the post office this week : (

It'll be mailed out on Monday, I promise!

curbsidetreasure
02-07-2009, 07:55 PM
aww don't feel bad rachel. its not the 15th yet i will be waiting patiently. i am just excited to get started.

katilady
02-07-2009, 08:00 PM
I have been brewing away for yours Annie. Reading Sexton's Transformations (the series she did on the Brothers Grimm) in preparation.

corrie04
02-13-2009, 11:48 PM
lily lemon - my journal was mailed today. Sorry that I couldn't mail it out earlier. I was BROKE!!!

Lily Lemon
02-14-2009, 12:48 AM
It's all good!

Rachel
02-14-2009, 01:02 AM
Curbside, my journal went out to you today. Again, so sorry for not getting you more time to work on it.

purplecat
02-14-2009, 04:37 AM
Coffeelatte, have you mailed your moleskin yet??

Lily Lemon
02-17-2009, 10:16 PM
Corrie, your moley landed! I'd better get to work!:)

curbsidetreasure
02-17-2009, 11:37 PM
i got rachel's moly today!!
wow rachel i love your spread, the background is beautiful. i can't wait to start working on my pages.

corrie04
02-18-2009, 08:17 PM
Glad that it got there safely!

Have we decided how we're doing itraders yet?

curbsidetreasure
02-20-2009, 11:02 PM
corrie i'm thinking we should give itraders to each other when the whole project is done.

katilady
02-20-2009, 11:29 PM
Hey Annie, can we see pics of Rachel's moley?

corrie04
02-21-2009, 08:04 AM
Annie - I was thinking the same thing, but wasn't sure if that's how it's normally done. Sounds good! :)

coffeelatte
02-21-2009, 01:01 PM
Moleskine is on the way to you, Karen! And I am working on Lily Lemon's moly this weekend!

purplecat
02-21-2009, 05:03 PM
Thanks Cindy! excited now :)

coffeelatte
02-23-2009, 11:15 AM
If any of you have Karen's address handy could you message me and I can mail out this afternoon?

Karen - Just sent you a personal message. I am sorry to have given bad information when I posted last.

I just got in to work and my office assistant said she hadn't mailed my package out on Friday because she thought it needed a customs form. When she just gave me my envelope back I have addressed it to the wrong person (Purple Realm instead of Purplecat!) Horribly embarrassed -- what IS WRONG WITH ME -- but feeling lucky it didn't go out that way!

Lily Lemon
02-23-2009, 12:58 PM
Oh, Cindy! I'm kinda laughing at that cute story(in a good way) !:) Sometimes things work out better than we plan!

I started Corrie's moley this weekend. I have two pages done. I'm a little paralyzed after looking at her fabulous work. You know, "How did she do that? Why can't I do that? Mine isn't good enough!"

corrie04
02-23-2009, 09:53 PM
Don't you hate those feelings?! I get them too. Why do we do that to ourselves?

purplecat
02-24-2009, 04:17 AM
Cindy I sent you my address- that was so lucky, its a long way to the Isle Of Man via Australia..lol

coffeelatte
02-24-2009, 03:08 PM
Here's what I did in mine...and I hope that you'll all feel free to do your own thing -- draw, collage, whatever -- when it reaches you.

corrie04
02-24-2009, 03:09 PM
Stunning!!!!!!!

coffeelatte
02-24-2009, 03:11 PM
I am very, very thankful for that strange little glitch...I would probably have been even more embarrassed if Purple Realm had sent me a message saying "what the heck is this you've sent me!"

Yesterday was just very weird, all the way around. I NEVER sleep in -- and then, on a Monday, I wake up at just about 7am. Which is 2 hours later than I usually sleep. I get to work and our admin is sick -- she basically handled the mail and left the office for the rest of the day. So it was crazy, busy...and my boss was crabby.

But today is quieter, and I'm sort of screwing around instead of working. It's Mardi Gras and our headquarters is in Louisiana so they all take the day off. My boss is out, everybody is back at work...and I'm taking this moment to down another cup of coffee and check what's up.

I wish I was retired...

katilady
02-24-2009, 09:15 PM
Oh wow Cindy, I hope I can do your book justice!

Lily Lemon
02-24-2009, 10:10 PM
I have three and a half of Corrie's pages done. Are we going to post pics/scans or will this be a surprise kind of thing?

corrie04
02-24-2009, 10:57 PM
I'm voting for the sneak peeks!!! I'm not a patient person.

Lily Lemon
02-24-2009, 11:00 PM
Ha! HA! Me neither!:)

katilady
02-24-2009, 11:51 PM
Sneak Peaks! Sneak Peaks!

Lily Lemon
02-26-2009, 10:11 PM
Ok, then, you asked for it!:)

katilady
02-26-2009, 10:20 PM
Oh Hilary! They are fab! And inspiring, thank you for posting!

curbsidetreasure
02-26-2009, 10:22 PM
hey i'm totally cool with sneak peeks if you guys are. i like sharing the work on the thread. makes it even funner if funner is a word. which i dont think it is.

oh and sorry rachel i havent worked on your book yet, i will make time to do it soon.

curbsidetreasure
02-26-2009, 10:23 PM
lily - thats a really cute spread! love the colors and it's so cheerful. i love it.

coffeelatte
02-27-2009, 08:55 AM
Maybe I missed this...are we supposed to individually contact the next person in line to get their mailing info? After my near fiasco with Purplecat's mail out, I want to make sure I'm better organized for the next one.

katilady
02-27-2009, 09:56 AM
Yes, I believe so Cindy.

corrie04
02-27-2009, 09:12 PM
Ok, then, you asked for it!:)

HOORAY!!!!!!!!! I love the pages!! Cats, whimsical houses, and quotes!!! It can't get any better than that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


*happy dance, happy dance, happy dance, happy dance*

katilady
02-27-2009, 09:18 PM
I wonder if Corrie likes those pages or not? :dull:

corrie04
02-27-2009, 09:23 PM
LOL...

Yah, it's hard to tell with me. *snicker*

curbsidetreasure
02-28-2009, 03:23 PM
sneak peek sneak peek!! go see what i did in rachel's journal on my blog:
http://curbside-treasure.blogspot.com/2009/02/found-poetry.html

corrie04
02-28-2009, 03:51 PM
Beautiful, Annie... I love the color!

curbsidetreasure
02-28-2009, 05:47 PM
thank you :D

purplecat
02-28-2009, 05:51 PM
Annie that is lovely!! And I got to visit your blog and follow it!

Rachel
02-28-2009, 11:56 PM
Annie, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!! :notworthy:

katilady
03-01-2009, 01:15 AM
Annie those pages are grand!!

curbsidetreasure
03-01-2009, 01:30 AM
aww thank you everyone! i am so glad you like it rachel :)

i can't wait to see more work from everyone!

Lily Lemon
03-04-2009, 11:06 PM
I guess I forgot to mention I've sent Corrie's moley on to KAren. I know it's early but on the chance it takes a while to get there, I want her to have the full month to play with Corri'es book.

curbsidetreasure
03-04-2009, 11:08 PM
sounds good lily.
i gotta send off rachel's moly to corrie, i think i can do that tomorrow or friday.

purplecat
03-05-2009, 03:37 AM
Oh my its looks like I have 2 books on their way!! I haven't even got coffeelattes' yet. Thanks Hilary, at least I will have longer on Corries' book :)

purplecat
03-05-2009, 08:34 AM
***** its here*** coffeelattes' moleskin is here! And may I say its even better in person, fab work Cindy! Can't wait to add my little bit, I kind of know what I am going to do, just got to work out where to put the lobster..lol

corrie04
03-05-2009, 09:28 AM
Yay! Rachel will be able to see what you did in her journal, when I get it... (since she lives right down the street from me.)

katilady
03-06-2009, 12:32 AM
I have Annie's page done! It is based on Anne Sexton's poem 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'. It says:


Beauty is a simple passion,
bit, oh my friends, in the end
you will dance the fire dance in iron shoes.

It is filled with texture--different papers, and paint, and I also used some ultra thick embossing powder--so touch it!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/974/large/1_Mole_Annie-007.jpg

curbsidetreasure
03-06-2009, 12:53 AM
awesome!! i can't wait to see it in person, it looks gorgeous!
i love that you incorporated anne sexton's poem as well.
really fiery and intense. love it.

coffeelatte
03-06-2009, 11:25 AM
Purplecat - I hope you get it soon! The other cards and things that went out that day have all arrived at the other end, but only one of those was outside the US.

Kati - That's a passage on one of my Sexton pages!

katilady
03-06-2009, 11:31 AM
I am mailing out Annie's moley to Lily Lemon today (along with our personal trade!).