February 18, 2009 at 7:45 pm #35648
My name is Kristin and I currently reside in Boston. Throughout high school I was always really into art. My schedule was filled with drawing, painting, pottery, and jewelry making classes (I also have been playing the piano and guitar for God knows how long..) I somehow ended up at business school After a two year-long hiatus, I finally picked up my sketchbook and have started drawing again. I have yet to post on here.. still a little scared! Hopefully I’ll get stuff on here soon, though.April 7, 2009 at 3:38 pm #35718
My name is Stuart Layton, Im from Worcestershire in the UK.
I’m a mature art student, returning to art for the first time in 20 years. Been browsing this site for a while now, there is some great stuff, a constant source of inspiration!
At the moment don’t do much stuff in My Moly’s as Im busy filling many sketchbooks with work for college.
One day I’ll get round to starting a proper working journal, that i actually update daily.April 7, 2009 at 9:22 pm #35722
Welcome everyone!April 7, 2009 at 10:30 pm #35723
I’m Matt L I live in Mississauga,Canada. i’m 14 and i go to high school here. next year i’m going to go to an arts high school. i like to do about anything in my Moleskine,I got addicted when i found this site and decided to get one. i like to paint as well, and snowboard:).May 3, 2009 at 12:04 am #35769
Hello, my name’s Amy and I live in the Chicago area. I’m a graphic artist working full-time on a magazine and some newsletters. I just found this site and I’ve been so inspired and motivated by it. I’m really glad to be a part of it, so thank you!May 5, 2009 at 9:06 pm #35772
My name is Stephanie; I’m a graduate student in physics at West Virginia University and I’ve been writing poetry and making collages since I was in middle school.
About three years ago I ran out of room in the poetry/art journal I was keeping and ended up picking up a little moleskine (completely unaware of what it was) because it looked portable and durable enough to handle abuse. I fell in love with the size, design and paper quality immediately and I have been expressing my creativity in a moleskine journal ever since.
I stumbled on this website a few days ago when I googled moleskine out of curiosity and now I’m quite addicted to it. Even if I never post anything, it’s delightful to see the outpouring of creativity shared by everyone else.May 17, 2009 at 1:12 am #35784
I am Cynthia and I love this site. I have been lurking for a while and decided to finally get involved. I have been an illustrator/graphic designer since 1980, but took about 5 years off to be home with my daughter. I love the Moleskine journals and I just started a blog dedicated to the use of journals as an art medium. To learn more about me, you can check it out at http://www.journalingarts.wordpress.com.
I love sharing ideas and tricks, so I hope to get to know some of you better. Thanks for a great site.June 11, 2009 at 12:54 am #35848
Hello, I’m Jess Worby and I draw a lot (Drawers’ Anonymous meeting?). I’m a guy living in New York who will be attending SVA’s MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program starting in Fall 2009 in an attempt to jump-start my career as an artist-illustrator.
When I say that I draw a lot, I mean that I have recently been going through an average of about 10 pages, or 5 spreads a day recently. I’m lucky to have a retail job right now where I can sit and draw for at least a couple hours every day. It’s tough to decide what to post.June 11, 2009 at 1:05 am #35849
Jess, welcome to ‘skine.art!
Can’t decide what to post? Post EVERYTHING!June 24, 2009 at 3:42 pm #35857
Hi, I’m Arjen from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Decided to clutch a Moleskine indefinitely since last year to either record stuff in the wild or scribble down whatever perversions my brain comes up with. I like spaceships, buildings, music and can tolerate most humans if they behave.
Although drawing is not a huge hobby of mine I find it important to stay creative, because I refuse to be inducted in the ranks of lost souls that crowd the malls every day, worshipping the God of Consumerism at every turn…
And on that bright note I’m signing off!June 26, 2009 at 5:41 am #35860
I never did properly introduce myself. I’m roseindigo (because I love the color indigo), and for the last 15 years I’ve lived in NE California, 2 hours north of Lake Tahoe and about 2 hours south of Lassen Park. It’s sort of a forgotten part of California, which is exactly why I like it, since I’m pretty much a hermit (except for my dog) and mainly an artist of nature. I keep endless nature journals, and my specialty is botanical art. Since I discovered the watercolor Moleskines I can’t stop filling them up, at about 3 to 4 fairly detailed sketches per day. I also use colored pencils and pastels, but since my first watercolor Moleskine those have taken a back seat to watercolor. I usually paint plein air during good weather, which is from spring to fall here, and travel down endlessly rough dirt roads in a county that is 75% national forest with every bend in the road like a picture postcard. In the winter I do use photographs for sketching, since sometimes the snow is high enough where I have been housebound long enough to get cabin fever. I’m semi-retired and now spend almost all my free time happily splashing watercolors around.
I absolutely love this site and check in every day to see what new masterpieces have been posted. I find it amazing that I can see art from all over the planet right here in my little studio, and I thank the administrators for maintaining this wonderful site.July 1, 2009 at 10:19 pm #35894
hi i’m colm and i’m irish.
i only discovered moleskine sketchbooks earlier this year but it is rapidly becoming an obsession!
i’ve been drawing since i was a kid but never with any real purpose or ambition.
but i’ve been really getting into sketching people lately when i’m out and about, usually using micron pens.
i’d been flicking through here for a while before submitting anything.
there’s some quality styles going on.
makes me want to draw moreJuly 3, 2009 at 12:05 pm #35898
Hello, my name is BB and I’m from Texas, and I’ve been in love with Moleskines since 2004….. I think. I’m not sure when I found my first one, but ever since I found it, I’ve been hooked. I carry one everywhere. There have been some dry spells in which I’ve done very little sketching, but I still had my Moleskine with me anyway. I’ve loved painting and drawing all my life, and I earned a BFA in 1974, but after that, there was a long dead spell in there of more than a couple of decades when I did absolutely no art. Well, when I turned 50 I changed that situation and I’m now back in the groove. I use my Moleskine as my journal and I record my daily life’s entries through pictures instead of written entries. It’s much more fun that way, and besides, less incriminating should some snoopy person go prying where she or he shouldn’t. (Not that there is anything so interesting…. yawn….) Go Moleskines! This is a wonderful site. I am so happy I stumbled upon it!July 25, 2009 at 3:13 am #35920
I think I might be a little late to the party, but at least I’m here! I’m a college student in Boulder, Colorado, USA. I’ve always been fairly artistic, both visually and musically. I found this site in an episode of extreme boredom that occasionally accompanies the sweltering summer heat in Colorado. I’ve been a fan of Moleskine since my elementary school years and it seemed only fitting for me to get two birds with one stone by practicing my hand (a long-term goal of mine) while filling a moleskine to the brim (as I have yet to create on every page of my favorite companion…). So here I am, hopeful that somewhere in the abyss of the internet there is helpful criticism applicable to my passion for intellectualism and beauty, and that it might be here.
On a personal note, I am a bit overly self-conscious when it comes to my art (or my music). I feel a powerful connection to what I create, as it usually is created directly from some dark, secret part of myself. So if you were to find one of my scribbles and think it hideous or technically malformed, feel free to tell me what you think, but don’t be harsh or demoralizing. If you like what you see, please let me know. It’s quite encouraging to hear that others like what I have to offer.
I’d love to get to know everyone else, so hit me up sometime!!
CorinneJuly 25, 2009 at 2:02 pm #35924
Hi again (I’ve just posted a comment to you in the MONTHLY THEME SECTION). I’m sure you will notice a wide variety of topics and styles in the various “posts” to Skineart. One thing you might not see is any overt criticism and this is the reason people like me – a complete amateur, confidently send in regular stuff. I have never had anyone send me a crippling or crushing comment. People have been very kind in their amount and type of feedback and I have personally received over 1700 replies in my year on the site. The sort of thing folk write is, “I like your choice of colour”, or “I like the way you have painted the sky”. Ocassionally I have been asked how I managed to produce a certain technique which does wonders for the self esteem. All of this from a huge range of people including complete beginners to professional artists. I don’t think, then, that you need be too concerned about any possibly perceived “Harsh or demoralsing” feedback. I suspect that many folk will only reply if they like something and they will definitely let you know if this is the case.September 1, 2009 at 6:30 pm #36003
Hello everyone, not sure if anyone is still reading this thread. I’m currently living in Nor Cal, but originally from Southern California. I discovered Moleskines several years ago, and found the paper complimented my pen very nicely. Since being out of school, as you all may know, I have found art to be my thoughts in solitude. I’ve been browsing youtube and other sites to see what people are drawing and came across this site not too long ago. Kind of weird, but I seek comaraderie among fellow sketchers.
BrianSeptember 2, 2009 at 9:45 am #36006
Zenit Yerkes, Spain, born the 6th of March of 1994; a rainy Sunday.
I love drawing and writing whe inspiration comes. This site has so wonderful pieces of art, I’ll upload some of mines. I don’t have a Moleskine sketchbook yet, my last one was finished a couple of months ago; but surely will buy one for the beggining of the course.
I’m a begginer, don’t expect great masterpieces from me.
Oh, and I use pencil and ink.September 2, 2009 at 10:52 am #36008
Welcome and thanks for the ideas for the Monthly Challenge. There are all levels of “ability” as well as people of differering ages here. Please don’t apologise for being “a beginner”. I am sure that I speak for everyone when I say that all we want is to see different pieces of artwork from around the globe. People, here, are very supportive, don’t judge and give praise when its due. We are looking forward to seeing some of your posts.September 18, 2009 at 9:42 am #36033
I’m Nijaz Lukovac born in Sarajevo on 21-02-1957. Right from the start I’ve gor my nickname Ziza, and most of people even do not know my first name.
My father and uncle (his brother) were both professional painters. The later turned out to be more an alcoholic (and died in my present age). Having that family “tradition” I wanted to become a painter myself. My father, although making a goooood living, was not in favour of the idea – due to uncertainty of income in that profession (at least in those days of Tito). I was a wunderkind in Maths, so he proposed me to join technical and artistic skills and become an architect. I didn’t want to compromise, could not stand long hours of memorising by heart in order to study say social “sciences”, so I went to “something completely different” (perhaps inspired by Monty Python, which was extremely popular at the time – and remained my favourite series to this day).
I studied for civil engineer, and specialised in Hydraulcs. I have some kind of urges to paint, which come in waves with 11-year-gaps (has to be related to solar spots).However, I never stop drawing – and mostly all that went down the drain since it was on the marguins of the newspapers, books, meeting schedules and alike. When I discovered Moleskine, I decided to have one with me all the time, and now I’m making 2 drawings per day in average (Leo: how I’m going to post everithing with your set rate od one per day?).
Well, my intro turned to be many-fold longer than I planned, but now I’m not gonna read it again and delete unnecessary stuff…
PS. My profession brought me to live in Holland (Delft – the birthplace of my favourite painter Vermeer) for eight years, Tehran, Iran (six), and Hanoi, Vietnam (one)September 18, 2009 at 6:06 pm #36034
Great story Ziza you are a well traveled man I think that drawing and painting will always come out if it is your blood, there may be gaps but it is always there for you to call upon and give you a break from the stresses of everyday modern life,I think that being able to play an intsrument may be the same.I often wish that I could play music but then think at least I can do some drawing or painting and get a buzz out of that.
I have been enjoying your posts and admire your ability to do so many.
All the best Nick
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