Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Moleskine Exchange

I haven´t been posting about our trip to Jerusalem, Israel yet because I have been fascinated by a new project: Moleskine Exchange!
Tribute to Gorey
"Each artist of the group will set off with a Japanese folded Moleskine and create a drawing, collage, or painting on a couple of spreads (3-4 pages), then send it on to the next artist. When the artists book is filled, it will be returned to the owner with images created by artist around the world. Each artist has a month to make an entry. The outcome will be a pleasant and surprising adventure, as artists are encouraged to interact and merge their art with others."
I tried to set up a new group with my favorite flickr artists and so many replied that currently I´m running 3(!) new groups. That means, for one year I have to draw 3-4 pages each in 3 different Moleskines every month. I hope I´ll keep up with it.

I drew the picture with the centaurs today night/morning. While doing the dots on the stones I fell asleep (just a few seconds I guess) 3 times. Everytime I woke up again, I was still dotting the stones. Is that called obsessive? I´m glad I didn´t ruin the pic.


Sarah said...

These are beautiful pages Kerstin - I hadn't got round to replying to your invitation yet, but I'm unable to take part anyway and it sounds like you have more than enough participants - have fun with it!

ksklein said...

You can´t imagine how difficult it is to tell your favorite artists (who want to join the group) that you don´t have the capacity anymore. I guess I could go on and on making more groups with all of them.
But I know I can´t handle that.

Blog Queen said...

That's a great project! It really makes me wish I could draw... can't wait to see all the wonderful pictures...

ksklein said...

you know, some also contribute with a lot of text. i love art with text, but my own handwriting is not suitable for it. so maybe you could write? anyway there are many different kind of levels of people joining that project.

Blog Queen said...

Alas, I don't even own a moleskine, nor do I see one in my near future... perhaps, if the writing class goes well, I will invest in something sturdier and creatively speaking, more flexible, than my dollar notebook... although I saw some lovely one at Thalia the other day. Completely different model, though. :)