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    #26 - The New Moley Adventurers - Full

    First Mail Date: January 3, 2019
    Subsequent Mail-by dates: February 1, 2019 - March 1, 2019 - April 1, 2019 - May 1, 2019 - June 1, 2019 - July 1, 2019 - August 1, 2019 - September 1, 2019
    Due Back in Hand by: October 1, 2019
    Withdraw terms: NOT ALLOWED - be aware - LONG LASTING COMMITMENT!

    Materials required: One blank Japanese Moleskine accordion style pocket album. Approximate size is 3.5" x 5.5" (9x14). Available at Amazon.com and at MoleskineUS here (search for Japanese album, P (pocket)) http://www.moleskineus.com/japanesebook.html

    AFA says 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 three (3) journal pages in the themes chosen by each of your nine (9) fellow participants
    •Have the cash resources necessary to ship ten (10) journals around the world using First Class mail with mandatory tracking

    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.

    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 and MANDATORY tracking/Delivery Confirmation. If you fail to ship First Class or do not put your tracking code in the thread (or do not let us know in the thread that the moley is on its way) - you will get an e-mail asking you to 'play by the rules'. If you do not comply with the rules after that I will be forced to leave neutral (or even negative if something goes wrong) iTrader rating at the end of the swap.

    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" (optional); (4) a sign-in area for artists; and (5) any special instructions (optional); in the 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. NOTE: You should finish your own spread BEFORE mail out date on January 3, 2019!!!

    4. Be sure to "fix" your art well, to prevent smudging. Allow plenty of time for drying before shipping. Wax paper between pages is a great idea. Be carefull NOT to stain the pages the next artist needs to work on. This will seriously limit their creativity since they will have to 'work around' the smudges you left.

    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.

    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 remember that NO TIP INS are allowed and do not add bulky stuff to the moley to make sure that no damage occurs during travel.

    9. 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!

    Participants & Themes:

    01) dithespy - Theme: A few lines from a favourite song and images to reflect them.
    Do's: Hand drawn or light mixed media are fine.
    Don'ts: No repeats please
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    02) ChronicReader - Theme: Steampunk Fairy Tales. Artist choice on what fairy tale.
    Do's: One spread, light mixed media is OK.
    Don'ts: Please no repeats of tales already done.
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    03) aaeshelman - Theme: Beatrix Potter Tales.
    Do's: All hand drawn and painted. Each spread should be based on one tale.
    Don'ts: Please no repeats of her stories.
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    04) kentuckydakota - Theme: A Few of my Favorite Zetti-Things.
    Pick one of my favorite themes off my profile to zetti up with delicious colors and designs, quotes and characters.
    Do's: Hand draw or Mix Media.
    Don'ts: no straight collage.
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    05) Zandradee- Theme: Imaginary Animals. They can be from your own imagination or from mythology, cryptozoology, fantasy or anything else (except reality!).
    Do's: Open media, any style or colour scheme. Three one-pagers or a three-page spread.
    Don'ts: Please no repeats
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    06) Bluesky - Theme: Zetti Style Fairies. Teesha Moore inspired.
    Do's: Bright, colorful, happy, have some fun. Positive words, phrases etc. Light mixed media - prefer one scene over three pages
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    07) Tandy - Theme:Anything German and/or Dutch (e.g. celebrations, food, architecture, people, culture, customs,historic landmarks, etc.)
    Do's: hand drawn/ hand painted (very light mixed media okay). Please make one scene across the three pages.
    Don’t s: No repeats.
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    08) Redplantlady- Theme: Anglo-Saxon to medieval, so illuminated manuscripts, (like decorated initials, the kind of artwork in old Books of Hours, fancy borders with leaves, flowers, insects etc etc); treasure (see Sutton Hoo for example), eg decorated gold jewellery, buckles , swords, helmets etc etc.); Anglo-Saxon costume - people swanning around in robes etc.
    Do's: hand-drawn hand-painted only
    Don'ts: Please no repeats of the same thing someone else did
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    09) Nicky - Theme: Anything Japanese (e.g. geisha, samurai, ninja, martial arts (karate - kendo - aikido ect), Kabuki theatre, sushi)
    Do's: Prefer handdrawn/handpainted art - prefer one scene over three pages but when doing martial arts, one fighter per page will be fine too.
    Don'ts: please no collage (except for the Japanese Origami art)
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    10) DeniseMDupree - Theme: Through the keyhole. I’d like you to create 3 keyholes (one per page) that show something through them. You can choose to show whatever you want. Landscapes, unicorns, gore, nudity, pink elephants on parade, the choice is up to you.
    Do's: Hand-drawn / Hand-painted is preferred. For the sake of uniformity, please try to stay relatively close to the shape and size that I use on my pages. You’re welcome to make the “door” parts of your pages look however you want, but the keyhole should be the focus.
    Don'ts: Please no repeats of the same thing someone else did
    Last edited by Nicky; 02-02-2019 at 01:09 PM.
    Seeya , Nicky
    ps. Hosting a Moley swap, starting January 2019.

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    Mailing schedule and progress
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    1. 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. To avoid doubt where to mail next, I will post to this second thread, the moley shipping order a week before we have to ship out.
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    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)
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    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
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    Mail date: 1 SEPTEMBER 2019
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    A = dithespy's moley is safe with Bluesky
    B = ChronicReader's moley is safe with Tandy
    C = aaeshelman's moley is safe with Redplantlady
    D = kentuckydakota's moley is safe with Nicky
    E = Zandradee's moley is safe with DeniseMDupree
    F = Bluesky's moley is safe with Dithespy
    G = Tandy's moley is safe with ChronicReader
    H = Redplantlady's moley is safe with aaeshelman
    I = Nicky's moley is safe with KentuckyDakota
    J = DeniseMDupree's moley is travelling from KentuckyDakota to Zandradee - LH074870066US
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    Mail date: 1 OKTOBER 2019 - HOMERS
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    A = dithespy's moley will be sent home by Bluesky to dithespy
    B = ChronicReader's moley will be sent home by Tandy to ChronicReader CAUTION - NEW ADDRESS!!!!
    C = aaeshelman's moley will be sent home by Redplantlady to aaeshelman
    D = kentuckydakota's moley will be sent home by Nicky to KentuckyDakota
    E = Zandradee's moley will be sent home by DeniseMDupree to Zandradee
    F = Bluesky's moley will be sent home by Dithespy to Bluesky
    G = Tandy's moley will be sent home by ChronicReader to Tandy
    H = Redplantlady's moley will be sent home by aaeshelman to Redplantlady
    I = Nicky's moley will be sent home by KentuckyDakota to Nicky
    J = DeniseMDupree's moley will be sent home by Zandradee to DeniseMDupree


    BLUE = TRAVELLING (Moley en route to next player)
    MAGENTA = RECEIVED (Moley received and art in progress)
    RED = COMPLETED
    GREEN = AWAITING TRAVEL (Moley not yet shipped to new player)
    Last edited by Nicky; 09-14-2019 at 02:10 PM.
    Seeya , Nicky
    ps. Hosting a Moley swap, starting January 2019.

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    OOHH I am so excited we have a place. Now I need to start thinking of a theme.
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    Me too!!!!

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    I’m here. I’ll post my info tomorrow.
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    Checking in and thinking about a theme. I'm so excited about this!

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    Thanks for checking in ladies... still three months before first shipping date so take your time... having your themes in here on December 1 will give the others plenty of time to think about what they can do for you - especially since the mailing schedule is up in the second thread (cannot get it larger but if you click on it you can read it) so you know who's moley will arrive first on your doorstep.

    Some time next month I will send out a PM to you all for the necessary details (real name, address, phone number and emergency contact). No rush!
    Seeya , Nicky
    ps. Hosting a Moley swap, starting January 2019.

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    Yeah....I'm in ! Still debating my theme.
    Looking for British ephemera. Open for trading.

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    Checking in! And thinking about my theme

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    Hi all Just checking in. Still thinking about a theme too!

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    Welcome ladies... we are waiting for KentuckyDakota and Moonrose to check in ...
    Good luck with the 'theme'-hunt
    Seeya , Nicky
    ps. Hosting a Moley swap, starting January 2019.

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    Checking in. Sorry for the delay, Nicky. I was off on an extended business trip this weekend and have just returned home.
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    No worries Kentucky... just glad to see you! Let the fun begin
    Seeya , Nicky
    ps. Hosting a Moley swap, starting January 2019.

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    My theme will be zetti style fairies. Teesha Moore inspired. Bright, colorful, happy, have some fun. Positive words, phrases etc. Light mixed media.
    Looking for British ephemera. Open for trading.

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    Oh, I love that theme Bluesky!
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    Thanks, I decided I wanted to have a fairy book. Doing it zetti style will make it very colorful & fun. Also I want to add I would prefer the three pages to be one continous sense....with zetti style all kind of crazy things will be happening...I don't want it to look like three separate pictures put together.
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    I have decided my theme will be Beatrix Potter tales. All hand drawn and painted. Each spread should be based on one tale. Please no repeats of her stories. You decide which tale you will illustrate. Now I just need to order a book and get started.
    Being transformed by the renewing of my mind!

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    Wonderful themes Bluesky and aaeshelman.... I've put them up in the first thread....

    As you might have seen - we have one spot available again. Should you know anyone with the right 'credentials' who is interested to join us, please contact her/him!
    Seeya , Nicky
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    I was thinking steampunk fairy tales. One spread, light mixed media is OK. Artist choice on what fairy tale, but not one already done. I already got my journal, wasn’t expecting it to be so small!
    Kind of relieved, though. Small is easier for me to draw than big!

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    Theme added to the first thread ChronicReader... glad to hear that you have your moley... they are not big but three pages will give you enough space to create a scene
    Seeya , Nicky
    ps. Hosting a Moley swap, starting January 2019.

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