Monday, June 7, 2010

And so it has to end....

So sorry for the delayed post but it seems my moly was stopped by customs and opened. I finally recieved it on Friday when i missed the signed for delivery and my dad had to go and collect it from the post office for me before i finished work. I had been having an awful day, i felt really ill and just wanted to cry so when i returned home to find this lovely little envelope on the work top my heart skipped a beat! my Moly at last after nearly a year travelling....

who wouldhave thought such a little black book could have travelled so far and could contain such prettiness...

It really is a feast for the eyes, you ladies have made me so happy i nearly cried when i was flicking through all the gorgeous beautiful images that are now all mine i cant quiet believe it!

First we had my paintings which i showed you before, then we have Kims wonderfully romantic drawings of her idyllic paddock and cozy house...

Her warm fire and sweet little cats. I want to live in your home too Kim!

Then i turned to Pats spread and nearly cried again! This little teddy i made for her from my Favourite Jeans. We did a Christmas swap together and the teddy was the main part, i made a matching one which was a boy and i have him at home on my windowsill. To see her there looking at such a pretty view made me so happy to be friends with such a wonderful group of people!

This was the end of Pats garden merging into Anna's beach in Spain and what a breathtaking beach it is. Sun sand and sea what more could a girl ask for??!

Well maybe a beautiful castle to stare at? Oh how pretty is this beach? Thanks Anna

Then i stumbled upon Dolors magical house. Her scrummy drawings of her kitchen and little handwritten recipe to make those mouthwatering muffins you can see on the right (i am definately going to give those a try!)

 Then i found her lovely smiley tree in the garden, it was such a pretty picture it really made me happy.
All of your artwork is amazing girlies thankyou so much for giving me such a valuable and beautiful journal.......and look here what i found in my back pocket of the moly...

Lots of little treasures.
I cannot thank you all enough and i am so sad this is finally at an end i have really enjoyed every second of our adventure together. I am hoping that maybe we can get together again and do another one or something similar? what do you think? i hope you agree as i would hate to loose contact with you are all special.
Big Big hugs from Kent

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Gemma's moley is flying home!

Gemma's book is travelling to England! I sent it yesterday, I felt sad because this means that the project is arriving to its end. I have enjoyed every drawing I did and every one that I have seen in the pictures. Looking at your paintings I understand how you live, how you feel at home, and a lot of things that makes me feel between friends. Thank you very much to all of you, it has been an unforgetable experience.

I post a little of my drawing in the moley, it is the first part. To see more you will have to wait a little. Big hugs girls!

At last!

Here at last are all the lovely pictures in my moley. I'm so happy with it and I've had a lovely time sitting here and losing myself in the beautiful worlds that you've all created for me.

Firstly, my montage of fairy scenes.

Pat's wonderfully exciting and beautiful landscape. I would so love to visit here and lose myself in a story :)

Anna's delicate flowers, I can almost smell their perfume.

Dolors haunting pictures, intrigue and beauty in a fairytale.

Finally, Gemmas exotic mermaid. The colours are sumptious and my photo does them no justice.

Finally, a brief glimpse of Pat's finished moley. It's been finished for two weeks now, but I'm still not entirely happy with it. I can't keep it though, as I'm sure you're desperate for it Pat!

Thank you everyone for sharing this wonderful experience with me. I've totally enjoyed it, despite being pushed entirely outside my comfort zone. Hugs to you all.x

Sunday, May 16, 2010

And this is my complete beautiful Meandering Moleskine

I wanted to put a text under each entry but I am so bad with computers that I don't know how to do it. So These are the wonderful, fantastic, great... I have no enough words in my vocabulary to describe them! Gemma, Kim, Pat, Anna, thank you to all you. I'm so happy with my book that I will treasure for ever.

Now I have to do the painting in Gemma's book, I'll post it when I send it. Big hugs.


Sorry, I'm late

Please forgive me. I'm very busy at work and I couldn't take a decent picture of Gemma's book and mine.

So, this is the great painting Anna did in Gemma's moleskine, she posted before but I have taken this photo also:

Saturday, May 15, 2010

My Moleskine is back home

Pat's colourful and powerful scenery and flowers.

Kim's cute bunnies and dreaming landscape.

Gemma's wonderful view of the Isle of Wight. It brings back such nice memories...

Dolor's beautiful and colourful painting. Love the scenery

My olive grove

These are Pat's gorgeous paintings. I love them!!

Pat's paintings are brilliant, aren't they?

Dear Pat, Kim, Gemma and Dolors,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Finally my moly is at home and I am so glad I took part in this adventure. It is such a pleasure to look at your beautiful paintings although it makes me sad to think that it is all over. It was a privilege to share this wonderful project with such creative and talented artists like you. Big hugs to all of you! Love your paintings!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I've finally started Pat's Moley. It's been quite nerve wracking, looking at it, sat on my table while it's waited patiently to be completed. In a fit of craziness I threw some washes onto the page and worked wet in wet. Not my normal style at all and I had great fun. Now I just need to let the washes dry and see if it's worked!!!

My lap top has been playing up no end, so that's why the delay in posting my completed moley. I have a problem with the operating system. It's reluctant to turn on and then won't turn off! Makes me realise how much I rely on the darn thing! So when the moley is finished, I'll scan all pictures at once :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Anna's Book is Finished

I have finally released Anna's book to fly to her home.  I didn't want to let it go because then it would mean that this adventure is over. 

Here is a sneak peak of what I painted.  When Anna receives it she will post the full lay out.
I have been painting the flowers in the garden and of course the poppies are top on the list right now. I have included them on Anna's pages.

Now that the end is near and all of you will be receiving your finished treasure lets all post the completed books on this blog.  OK?  I would love to see the finished books too.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Slowly moley!

Finally I've found a little time to sit down and photograph the beautiful moleys that arrived, oh, over a month ago.

Here are the gorgeous picutures Emma painted in Pat's moley.

Her beautiful words rolling across the pages,

sea and sky and rocks.

The whole picture spread out.

In my moley, Gemma painted a gorgeous mermaid with hair all the colours of the sea and sky. I love it so much Gemma, and all of the wonderful paintings from you lovely ladies.

Now, what about Pat's moley then? Well, partly I'm reluctant to end this wonderful adventure, but largely I'm terrified of making a mistake in Pat's book. It's filled with such delights that I've backed myself into a corner and am coming out step by step to finish what I've started.

So please be patient for just a little longer and it will be on it's way to you Pat :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Books received!

Just a few words to let you know that I have received from Anna my book and Gemma's one.
I'll take some pictures soon, she posted the full images so you already know what is inside.

Thank you all for the wonderful paintings you have done in my moleskine, you are so talented, I will treasure it for ever. I love it! I have enjoyed this project very much.

I'll try to paint my idea of home in Gemma's book, let me think a bit about what to do....

Big hugs!

Monday, April 12, 2010

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date!!

I made it!! Finally I got the time to relax and enjoy painting Dolor's and Gemma's books. I hope you like what I painted. I'm posting a pic of both paintings. The one above is Dolor's and below is Gemma's. You are so talented. I'm happy to share this lovely experience with you!

Have a wonderful week!

Anna xx

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Very late but worth the wait!

Hello lovelies
Here is the very very late posting of Kims moly on its last leg of the journey, I am so so sorry i never posted before the wonderfully beautiful pictures of Dolors but my comp broke then my scanner went crazy, well now i have actually managed to scan and save the pics so here they are a little delayed but they say....good things come to those who wait and i can assure you these piccies are definately good!
Here's the full spread out version, a warren of medievel rooms, stairwells and arches, and gothic looking cloaked women, with a ghostly figure lurking behind the arches, it's beautiful and a feast for the eyes.

Wafting down the banks are white cloaked figures of women carrying lanterns, it reminds me of Wuthering Heights!

Here's the ghostly man figure lurking and watching the beautiful young women.

I love it Dolors your so talented!
Well now i must show you the final picture in this moly, the last ever picture i will do and then send on the Kim :( My Mermaid, here's a sneaky peaky just for you to see before it arrives at Kims for the last leg of its journey.
I am so sad this is all over, i am sending this first thing today so it shall arrive in the next few days. Thank you so much ladies for being such an inspiration, i've loved every minute of this and im heartbroken its all come to an end!
Big big hugs and a Happy Easter to you all


Saturday, March 20, 2010

So terribly sorry!

I feel so ashamed that I haven't sent a post to tell you I've got Gemma's and Dolors' lovely books. I haven't been able to sleep properly because your books were lying on the desk waiting for me to paint, but I didn't want to paint in a rush, so they have been lying for more than a week and I have been waking up in the middle of the night unable to sleep. I would like to ask you if I can keep them until the end of March. I will have extra time last week of March and would be wonderful to paint without being in a hurry. Thank you and sorry for being late.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Anna's Book Kim's Art Work

I have received Anna’s book and I opened it with excitement. This book is beautiful. The collection of work is consistently wonderful throughout. I am the last one to paint in this Moly and then it get's sent on the Anna to keep forever. Here is the comp photo of Kim's art work:

I also photographed each set of the 2 fold pages so you could see them better.
Aren't the bunnies cute? I would much rather have bunnies then squirrels. The squirrels that run around across the street from my house just tease Ivy and the other dogs.
Look at this stream just inviting me to sit and sketch awhile.
Ok now it is my turn to paint the last entree. I will post again before I give it to the postman.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Anna's moley.

Firstly, I need to appologise as I've had Anna's moley for soooo long and not shared any pictures with you, but finally, here they are.

Gemma's beautiful words and colourful pictures.

A beautiful place that I know very well.

Gorgeous colours and details.

My photos really don't do it justice.

A little peek at my picture. The moley is winging it's way across the ocean even as I type.