There are a few small projects furtively on the boil around here. One is the International Moleskine Exchange Portrait Party Swap. I started late, what with being on the way to Vanuatu &c, but I have now completed the opening pages of my sketchbook, which should be sent off just as the next one makes its way to me (i.e. this week). Each person does a self-portrait and a portrait of the book’s owner (from photos or video) and sends it on. The official blog is here: and the Flickr group here:

I’ll cross-post with pictures occasionally.

21 July 2008 Tanaudel reenters Earth’s atmosphere

I am back in Australia and I have begun my Moleskine for the exchange.

I executed my self-portrait in Pitt Artist Pens (my favourite sketchbook pen at the moment, although you can see the individual pen strokes). As you can see, I was feeling pretty cheerful when I planned it, and not having any self-esteem issues.


Here is the sign-in page. I am showing the small version because it is very ugly, although you can of course see a larger version by going through to Flickr and clicking “all sizes”. I am hoping every one else’s frames and pictures will make it a little bit less of an eyesore.


I don’t think I have a theme. But I do like old fashioned games and parlour games and word games, so I won’t object if people reference those – and I did allude to them in the books on the sign-in page.