Monday, December 31, 2012

Natalia's book

Dear all,

Here is my entry in Natalia's book.
I found it very difficult allthough I love Klimt !!!

I made an interpretation of Klimt's major work in Brussels in Palais Stoclet. It is a very secret place no one is let in to visit, so I did it by pictures in books of course.

Did everyone do an entry? The book is not full at all ! But I suppose so, since Natalia is next in the list.

Natalia I hope you like it?
When you are in Brussels I will bring you the book.

Happy neww year to everyone!!!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Firda is ready to fly


my contribution to Frida's book is done. It was inspired by Frida's preferred topics already used by the others: heart, flight, leafs... Especially I was thinking about "Self-portrait with monkey", "Self-portrait in colier of blackthorn", "Self-portrait at the boarder between Mexico and US"and "Henri Ford Hospital".

Ready to send to Ella in the coming days.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Book for Melissa


I think it make sense to post it separately.
We know that Melissa’s book is gone to Tim and that she cannot get it back. I hope that everything is ok with Tim and he will answer….

In the meantime I think it will be nice if we start a new moly for Melissa. As I already said, I’m ready to buy and start this book if you guys will participate in the drawing. I already know that Barbara is ok to take part. Can you pls let me know if ok for you? If we all agree on it, I think Melissa should give the theme J

A great day to everyone,


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Alechinsky is on the way to Slovakia!

I got really interested in Alechinsky's theories and I did some reading about them. There is a book on Google Books which goes into some details about his use of colour, line and text. What I decided to do with my entry was to progress from fairly figurative drawing into more abstract shapes (which often marked his art). All in all, I felt that the metaphor of Lodz, the city once called a Promised Land was not compensated. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Danica's book, Frida Kahlo theme

My contribution in Danica's book on the Frida Kahlo theme.

I tried a self-portrait, as most of Frida's paintings are self portrait illustrating her sorrows, pains, questions... with greenery around, like she also did in her paintings.
It must be one of the most difficult paintings in my life!! I never did a self-portrait and find it doesn't quite looks like me...

My right hand side is colored, and my left hand side is black and white. It must be because I sometimes feel incomplete. Sometimes, not the whole time, because I am smiling anyway and it doesn't make me feel unhappy. Mostly frustrated or melancholic sometimes, and it questions me. I am 40 now and my biological clock ticked away my possibility of having any children.
From my belly grows a tree of endometriosis. 
Especially the media and community that makes me feel like an incomplete woman because I don't have any children. Women are supposed to have children, don't they?
But I'm a happy woman anyway and there's soooo much to do in this world to make it a nicer place for other people's great children to grow up :-)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ella's book, My entry

Ella's book, My entry by 3MW
Ella's book, My entry, a photo by 3MW on Flickr.

Here is a not so great photo of my entry in the Brandt book. I used the images from the post below to create a Brandt style gate for the Capitol in the fictional world of Panem (Hunger Games). Marker, Metallic ink & Watercolor pencil.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Brandt - Hunger Games?

Ok. I don't know if the Hunger Games books and movies are a big deal outside of the US....but can someone honestly tell me that you don't see Brandt's influence on the book covers??? Look at the birds. Coincidence? I think I know exactly how I'm going to approach my entry to this moly. May the odds be ever in my favor!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

e.w's Brandt book

moly_x_82: gold deer.'s book, albina's entry took some time, but mostly because I kept on going places. Good news: my contribution is now done, and this book is ready to go! 
Biggest challenge was to realize that Brandt was an artist who worked with metal, so I had to ask myself: can my design be fabricated? With some tweaking, yes, I believe so. I borrowed the imagery of deer, but decided against the symmetry that is found in the majority of Brandt's work. This was a fun challenge :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tim's "Mucha" book - ready for shipment


Below is my contribution to Tim's book - was not easy but I really enjoyed working on it!
Ella, will send you both mollies ("Mucha" and "Fairey") during this week.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Golden Era

I finally finished my entry in the Gustav Klimt book. I really like working with all the gold. Also I don't paint like this all that often so it was nice to do something a little different . I really enjoyed doing this entry.

Close up:


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Shepard Fairey moly

Hi guys,

hope you all are going fine.
I'm finally finished my contribution to Shepard Fairey moly - sorry, i know that it took too much time.

Barbara, I'm really sorry - I impacted your contribution, first it was just a finger in blue color, than i've done something with... Sorry again.

I'm still being working on Mucha book!


Monday, March 12, 2012

Edgar Brandt book

I finished my entry in the Edgar Brandt book. I honestly struggled with what I wanted to do. I decided to do a rendition of his flowers but I added faces in them. This Book will be dropped in the mail in the next few days.

Updated photo


Sunday, March 11, 2012

working on Klimt

Hello everybody,
finally I am working on Klimt moly. I didn't want to just copy some of his work, so I tried to find some interesting fact about him and I found out, that he has one weird nightmare that was haunting him for his whole life. It was dream about women swimming naked in deep water. I don't know why it was so frustrating for him, most of the men would find that dream very appealing, wouldn't they? :)
Soooo, this is my idea for the entry. The golden circle was already there so I tried to somehow include it into the drawing.


and finally!! finished!

Scan-120312-0001 copy

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Joey's book !

Hi everybody!
I finally managed to find time to work on Joey's Shephard Fairy.
I chose to work with this image of the woman peeping from behind two curtains, because it is how I feel: peeping behind a dark curtain, to darker sides of life, and peeping behind a light curtain, to sunny sides of life. What will the future be? Some important choices are to be made. It will surely be a mixture of both, as life is seldom black and white...
The curtains are a collage of fine japanese paper. The drawing is in Amsterdam Acrylic and ink.

So Tim, did you catch up or do I bring the book to Nathaly (I'm not totally sure to be ready yet. I have to sleep on it until next weekend). Is it OK if I make only 2 pages? Or should I absolutely make a 3rd one?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ode to Frida

molyx82 Frida Theme by 3MW
molyx82 Frida Theme, a photo by 3MW on Flickr.

For this book I employ Frida's frequent theme of devastating loss. A little back story on this entry will probably help. I am blind in one eye. My parents and doctor don't know if I was able to see before they removed a cataract at age 4, but it is doubtful. Borrowing from two elements in the first entry of this book, I resurrected the red ribbon and cut out motifs. Frida often used banners and text within her work. Within the red banner I have written "Vero cleramente con uno, lo que es invisibe para dos." Which can be loosely translated to mean "I see clearly with one what is invisible with two." For the cut out, I removed the area where my right eye should be. This was a somewhat cathartic piece.

I found myself looking at "A few small nips," "The two Fridas" and of course the many self portraits. There are several works with split backgrounds, and I used that concept to help transition from the gray clouds of albina's entry into by own. Danica, I hope this meets your approval. For those of you who still need to work in this book, I found the following site particularly helpful for its visual timeline.

Monday, February 13, 2012

danica's book is done and ready to go!

Hello, everyone! I have finished Danica's Frida-inspired book, and it will be going out to Melissa today.

Little about the image I created: Frida's work is very personal, often depicting physical pain and emotional suffering she had to live with, and because of the abundance of self-portraits, it was hard for me to figure out how to best creatively interpret spirit of Frida without simply copying her work. I also really didn't want to dive into self-portrature :) What I ended up doing is drawing on the iconography of Frida Kahlo, but not exactly on her style of painting. Three of her pantings served as a basis for my interpretation : The Two Fridas - heart and stormy skies; Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird - I used the elements of her necklace from that wonderful portrait, though I changed the form of thorns; Roots - plant vines. Here is the result, "Roots and Wings":

moly_x_82: danica's book, albina's entry

Friday, January 20, 2012

Discovering Shepard Fairy

I'm discovering the treasures of Shepard Fairy! Don't know yet what I will do as that is a new artist for me, apart from the Obama portrait I don't now him..............
The book looks fantastic !!!

Should I try wheat pasting?
Shepard Fairy in pencil? Or should I try mixed media and drawing ink? ............ many questions. It's a great project!!!
Hey guys, i'm a bit lost with this artist !
Ha Joey I hope I don't stress you now and you're not afraid I ruin your Moly? ;)
Nono won't ruin it. i find already some nice paper and will do something with collage I think.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Klimt moly ready to go to Slovakia

Klimt moly is ready :-)
I don't know about you, but I seem to have problems taking photos of the work I do in moly sketchbooks. What's your favourite way? Do you have any tips to get really great detail and accuracy? I would appreciate your help here. Perhaps you could share with the knowledge about the equipment you use (do you scan your artwork? or maybe you photograph it?).

Monday, January 2, 2012

"Aleshinsky" book ready to go to Ella!

Hey guys,

First of all - again Happy New year to everyone!

I finally finished my contribution to Barbara's "Aleshinsky" book and now I can say that it was one of most interesting, difficult and sure the most full of symbols work for me. To explain it a bit:
- on left - something I like accordingly to announced "Choice in your life" topic (species, books, jazz - honestly was not easy to add something to Barbara's contribution, I like everything she've already drawn :));
- central part - street in Brussels under rain. There are 2 reasons for this pic: Brussels is the city where Aleshinsky lived and it's rainy here last time. I wrote also the lyrics of "Il peut pleuvoir..." ("It could be rainy") of Jacques Brel who was from Brussels as well;
- on the right - a kind of more direct dedication to Aleshinsky, jewish dance and cobra "Cobra" :)

Paintings of Aleshinsky in collaboration with Christian Dotremont gave me some tips for composition.

Barbara, I hope in general I followed your idea - at least I've tried ;)
I'm ready to send this book to Ella.

PS: almost forgot... notes on the left side ... I just hadn't enough space on the right page and draw it on the left, but it's additionally to the dance. Who wants - can try to play this small part :)

Tim's MUCHA book is ready?

Tim, I think I'm done with your book................................
I added a frieze on the left of your drawing. Or shall I fill the white paper up with a pattern?
I hope you like it

Nataly, are you ready to receive it?


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Tim's Muchabook in progress

Tim, I started your book today, on new year's day ! Should be a great start of the year! I will finish it certainly tomorrow and post it still the coming week.
It's a woman (of course! Mucha's beautiful women...) collecting flowers (Mucha's marvelous flowers) and the rest of Tim's stars, to have a great start of the new year... .
I just don't know yet how to continue the hair on the right for the next entry to continue easily. I will probably end in some Art Nouveau curls :-)

Happy new year to everyone!