Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Moleskine Detour Exhibition, Istanbul

I'll be the only Moly-Xer at the Moleskine Detour Exhibition Opening tomorrow night— an art-filled show show of 50 artists' Moleskines and 30 Mollies from Istanbul Bilgi University, Domus Academy Milano-Roma and myDetour Berlin, held of course, in my fair city of Istanbul.

Detour is a travelling show of creativity contained within the covers of a Moleskine. I've been told that Istanbul City Moleskines were given to students at Bilgi University to fill with drawings, collages, designs and writings of their personal Istanbul. I can't wait to see all the artwork and I'm thrilled to be going to the opening. I'll be there with one of the talented participants, Aslı Aydın, writer of the übercool blog Trendiary, and Ilgin Yorulmaz, editor of the fabulous (and very useful!) Pukka Living, an online guide to unique and hip Istanbul.

The exhibition is being held at santralistanbul from May 22 through June 21,
open from 10 am to 8pm.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


See Remi's life and artwork @ .

Monday, May 11, 2009

A question

I have not seen molys with more than 3 additions in yet..... so my question is this; what media are the most successful? How do the books stand up to the travel and the opening and shutting etc . I have noticed that where I have used gouache the fold of the paper makes it crumble /go a little bald, the same happens with collage and on one book I worked in I noticed that the black ink was peeling from the page. 

Sunday, May 10, 2009


This Saturday I received my first piece of Molymail from Heidi on my new address in Brussels! I just had to show you my awesome mailbox and the way it gives me a preview of the goodness inside!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Look what I got today!

Today I got a nice surprise from Marty— Gustav Klim's book for Moly-X29, the Rainbow Exchange. What makes 29 so different is that each artist picks a colour of the rainbow and can only create their piece using variations of that colour. Gustav is Yellow, Emma is Green, Marina is Blue, Marty is Indigo, I am Violet, Jill is Red and Yoda is Orange. It's a fun challenge, being limited to one colour. This book is one of the most spirited ones that has come my way— there's a freeness to the styles each artist has used so far. My work is generally pretty tight, so this is the perfect book for me to loosen up in.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Package Art

This is the last package I sent to Yoda.
It's the view from my window of the Bosphorus, which divides Asia and Europe in Turkey.

Click on the image to see the details.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Exchanges and my own moleskines

These are the moleskines from the exchanges I currently have at home. There's one more somewhere in my room - mine for "Baba Yaga" theme, but I can't seem to find it. Today I wanted to send one, but we don't have postal service in Mexico at the moment, so it has to wait.

First one is for moly_x_69 The theme is Shakespeare’s works.
moly_x_46 The theme is “monsters”

I own 21 moleskines. Two were my dad's - one is for music -, but they are mine now.

Big ones are :
-3 plain sheets (one reporter style)
- 2 sketch
-2 watercolour.

The small ones are:
-1 adress book
-1 pocket one (I can't remember the name)
-1 for music
-1 squared
-3 plain sheets (one reporter style)
-5 sketch
-1 watercolour

A few years ago a friend of mine told me not to buy moleskine, but I didn't pay attention to her words, as you can see. Now I want one of those big A size... or two ;D

Check out this video.


The Mollies in My Life

I have five at my house right now, and several that I know of on their way to Istanbul, where I live. The top one is my book for Moly-X64, the Sequential Art Exchange, the middle three are all from Moly-X34 (mine is the fourth Moly down), the last one is the nearly complete Moly of Anna Denise from Moly-X13.

We at Moly-X13 are just about finished with our first books and plan on continuing our exchange with new books. I am particularly proud of 13 and 34 for not only the beautiful imaginative work that has been produced, but for our ability to keep the exchanges rolling. Of course, my having three books from 34 looks like a clog, but I'll be getting them out shortly to Chris— though one at a time for his sake!

Please click on the images to see them much larger.

Artists involved in these exchanges (alphabetically):
Laura Martin Ansa
Ramires Arte
Carlos Asencio
Emma Kidd
Chris Menice
Yoda Navarrete
Santiago Solís Montes de Oca
Anna Denise van der Reijden
Samantha Zaza

Monday, May 4, 2009

Folio Yo!

Just got my folio moleskine sketchbook. It's as big as my head! I have no idea what to do with but I just couldn't resist. I was thinking a "test drive" exchange maybe for those who are interested in getting one? Who knows give me ideas.
Here is a comparison of my moly and my head

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bird Moly

I have been wanting to find a way to decorate my moly cover. I cut away the first layer of the moly and then painted the bird red and gave it a coat of modge podge to hopefully protect it and keep it from rubbing away. I hope this mother works because its a nice way to decorate the book and i've tried paint pens that eventually rub off.