Projects: International Moleskine Exchange 32

I mentioned the portrait party exchange the other day. Jan’s moleskine has arrived at my parent’s place, as it has a rather less soggy mailbox, and as I am going to Sydney this weekend I can’t see it or any of my other packages! All those lovely packages, so near and yet so far away.

Anyway, another new project is Moly_X_32: The 32nd International Moleskine Exchange. I hope to have a picture up of my contribution to that very soon. In the meantime, and in the interests of keeping these things in one place, here is a cross-post of my first entry – but do visit these blogs and/or flickr pages to see what everyone is doing! (Do go look at Marty’s picture Night Job – his raccoons are wonderful).

28 July 2008 Introducing Tanaudel

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Hi all! Robin suggested we introduce ourselves, so I’ll jump in now. I’m Kathleen from Brisbane, Australia and I can be found at and

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I’ve been doodling for a long time, drawing every day since 1/01/2007 and keeping a moleskine sketchbook since 10/2007 when I used one for my travel sketchbook/diary when I went to the USA for three weeks (that set is on Flickr here: USA 2007 Moleskine). My second and latest travel journal was for a trip to Vanuatu but that is still being uploaded. I’ve also been participating in Illustration Friday for some time and that with sketching and reading (especially James Gurney’s blog) have been a good education, although I hope to continue to learn a lot more.

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I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone does for this theme!

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Projects: Portrait Party Moleskine Exchange

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.