Monday, February 14, 2011

Welcome to Moly_x

Hello Moly-x-32ers!

It looks like I'll be your friendly moderator/cheerleader on this Moly-x journey. You can reach me anytime through flickr mail or directly by email cmenice at gmail dot com

Let's get started right away! Don't wait to start your books. If you don't have one yet, go get one!

It's good to see these groups moving again and I'm excited to work with you all in this role. Mostly, you won't notice me at all. I'll be poking my head in to see what's going on and to nudge you all to complete your entries within that month time frame.

So, just a couple of things as you get going. As Alicja mentions in a previous post, do you guys want a theme? This is always a good idea, but of course not necessary. I think it helps new members contribute by giving them an idea of where to start. If you decide to have a theme for your book make sure to leave a note in your book about what your theme is. Feel free to post it on the blog too, but after a while it can become difficult to know what a specific book's theme is so having a note in your book helps a lot.

Next I'd like to talk a little bit about mailing order. It doesn't really matter! Ok, maybe it does. You can think about it two ways. First, you might want artists to contribute in a specific order because some artists just have a natural chemistry when working side by side. I like the randomness better though. You can just pick the random order that's already on the side of the blog here. It lists as:

Lindsay Wright, Canada
sends to
Dana Mason, USA
sends to
Marisol Covelo, Spain
sends to
Alicja Wigglesworth, Canada
sends to
Lindsay Wright, Canada

Rinse and repeat. Honestly that looks like a pretty good order to me. But what do I know?

I think communication is second to actually doing the art in books. Please communicate frequently. It will help you all be friends. Use the blog as your own little small friend group. Have fun.

If you want to check out some of my work you can see it on flickr (my link is in the sidebar). Also, check out my group: http://moleskinex34.blogspot.com/ there is a lot of great art there. I'm around so holler if you need me.

Chris Menice, aka Rebelpapa

4 comments:

Alicja said...

Hello Chris!

Thanks for checking in with us and getting us off on the right foot from the get go!

I think your suggestions are very good - I will get started in my moleskine asap and send my address to my sender and request an address from my sendee...

Marisol said...

Hi Chris,
thank you very much for your help, I am going to buy my Moleskine Japanese tonight.
Thanks also for inviting me to participate in this project so pretty. I am very happy.
Soon send you my address to each project participant to maintain the contac by mail and e-mail.
I´m living in Spain, my language is Spanish, please have some patience with my English is not too good :-)
I can also be reached at:
My blog: http://elrincondebohemia.blogspot.com/
My Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elrincondebohemia/
My e-mail: la_dama_de_blanco at hotmail dot com

Greetings.

Marisol said...

Hello my new friend across the sea!!

- Lindsay Wright, Canada
- Dana Mason, USA
- Alicja Wigglesworth, Canada

It is a pleasure to begin with you this new project.

I am 47 years old, married, mother of two teenagers of 19 and 15 years and I have a working time of 8 hours. It is not easy for me to have much free time but I'll have my pictures ready in time.

I wish every one did a lot of pictures of this project for inclusion in the blog and to illustrate this great moment and this beautiful project.

I´m living in Spain, my language is Spanish, please have some patience with my English is not too good :-)
I can also be reached at:
My blog: http://elrincondebohemia.blogspot.com/
My Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elrincondebohemia/
My e-mail: la_dama_de_blanco at hotmail dot com

Greetings.

Alicja said...

Hi Marisol,

It's great to meet you! I am really excited about this project as well.

And don't worry - your English is very good :)