Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Hurrah-my moleskine is home, home from its interesting journey around the world.  Thank you everyone, for all your art and thoughtfulness.  I'm going to grab a cup of coffee and sit down and savor every entry in it.
Happy New Year!---Theresa

Sunday, December 28, 2008

For Susanne's Moley

Top:  Artist Trading Card I made for Susanne's moley.
Bottom:  My two pages I made for Susanne's moley.  Marker, gel pen and Lyra crayons.  The words are "bird" in different languages, plus the names of different species of birds.  

For Susanne's Moley

With my move to Colorado, coming down with a cold and the holiday business, my creative muse disappeared.  We got back to Tucson yesterday.  Today I've created more art in just a few hours  than the entire month I was in Colorado.
Susanne, I'll be mailing your moley tomorrow.  I hope you like the artist trading card I made to go along with the spread I created in your moley.---Happy New Year!-Theresa

Thursday, December 18, 2008


We have moved to Colorado and will be here for who knows how long?!  My new address is:
Theresa Hall
7029 S. Versailles
Aurora, CO. 80016

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Colorful women for Theresa

I live in South Pasadena. Pasadena is famous for New Year Rose Parade. Last year I saw Cowgirls horses perform at Rose parade. They are the most colorful women I have ever seen. Petunia entry was about feet and shoes. So I decided to design some colorful boots for Cowgirls. Here they are:

Cowgirls Historical Foundation:

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Hello from Colorado

Hi Everyone-I'm in Colorado for the holidays.  I've finished one moley (Ronnie's) and need to mail it to Susanne.  I have another moley I just started on.  Life's been nuts due to me moving again and the coming holidays.
Can we have a journal check in?  Just wondering where they are.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Catching up

I just wanted to let Susanne know that I have her moley.  I have some ideas for it; just need the time to create.  Tomorrow is a holiday here.
I'll be putting Ronny's moley in the mail to you Susanne, some time this weekend.---Theresa

Monday, November 24, 2008

For Ronny's Moleskine

Hi Everyone!  It was hard for me to come up with something for Ronny's moleskine theme of Text and Texture but I did it!   My camera washed out the colors-it's brighter red than in the pictures.  It was fun to get messy, with gesso, embossing powders, etc.
 I also made a paper cover to protect her moleskine.  It's temporary so she can take it off should she want to.  
This will be headed your way, Susanne!--Theresa

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Susanne's book - "Words with Birds"

I tried to mimic Petunia’s pages.

silk-screen printing,
acrylic painting

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

‘What’s in your Moleskine’ Contest Deadline 11/14

Promote yourself and moly_x. Enter your fabulous moly_x entries.

Moleskine, the heir to the legendary notebook, wants to know what’s inside your Moleskine! With over 140 different formats and styles, there are many different ways to use a Moleskine—to sketch, write, watercolor, reflect, collage, collect mementos and as photo albums.

In celebration of creativity and imagination, Moleskine is looking for readers to share photos and comments about their Moleskines. Email pictures of what’s in your Moleskine to with the subject line “MOLESKINE.”

Five submissions will be randomly selected to receive a Free Moleskine Pack of Notebooks. The pack will include a Pocket Ruled Notebook, a Pocket Sketchbook and a Pack of Plain Kraft Pocket Cahiers.

We’ll post the images on an upcoming post announcing the winners! Also check out our Facebook Company Page to see the latest entries. Entries must be submitted by Friday Nov 14th.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I have Ronny's moley

Hi everyone! I have Ronny's moleskine on my desk right now. I don't know if everyone can tell but Katya's entry is very clever--the coffee cup in the hands is a pop out. You should see it in person.
I don't know what I will do in this moley yet. But I will probably keep it awhile. Susanne, are you still backed up and have two journals yet? No problem for me to wait on this one if you want me to.
We are almost done with the first round, can you believe it?
My husband is coming home from London tonight to be here for a few days. Yay! He hasn't been home since June.
Take care-Theresa

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Altered books

Do you know Brian Dettmer? I did not and was happy to find his altered books in a friend's bookmarks.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ronny's Book: Text + Texture

Pages painted with instant coffee + a little bit of paper engineering. I am ready to send this moly to Theresa.

Male & Monica

Theresa did it ... and here they are, lying in the frosty light of a german autumn's day ... ;-)
They are lovely, lovely, lovely - in reality yet much more awesome than their photos suggested.
Well, I'll do my best.

We should think about how to equalize the sending order again. If I send one of the books in October and one in November, could that help? Ronny, how are you managing the sendings? Still a lot to do or is it calming down? (Wow, my english is getting worse with every posting *g*)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Green is Good

Hi Everyone-I just finished my entry in Monica's moleskine. My color was "green". I had fun doing it. I'm ready to package it and mail it off to Susanne (who will have two moleys from me in the same month, can she handle that excitement?!)--Theresa

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hello all- I just got Monica's moley from Katya today. Katya, your entry is beautiful. Hmm-I have to think my green theme before I do anything in this moley. -Theresa
P.s. Maria Elena's moley is on its way to you, Susanne.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

“Yellow” for Monica

I am not too happy with the result but I tried my best. If I understand correctly, Monica’s moly has to be a “rainbow” book. But it had too much red in the previous three entries. So, I have added some more red and then switched to yellow. I am not too happy with the transition between Petunia’s and my images. Anyway, it’s finished and sent to Theresa.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Monica’s Moly

Hello Ladies! I am sorry but I am very late this time. I am back from my big trip to Russia. Last three weeks I spent without my computer and internet. But I hope some of you get my postcards. I sent them to all of you but did not risk to send the Moleskine, because it could travel too long. I am finishing my entry Monica’s Moly.

Here is just the preliminary sketch. I am working on it right now. I hope to finish and send it to Theresa at the end of this week.


Hi Ladies,

I've completely lost track: Whose Moly is where at that moment? Which ones are traveling, which are on somebody's desktop ... Please, leave a short note (via comments or via messagebox) to give us all a short update.

THANKS and xoxoxoxoxo

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Margaret's Moly

Sorry, Ladies - I am LATE! (Sorry, Ronny!!)
Here it is ... on it's way to Hong Kong now.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ronny's Moly

Hi All!
I just finished my pages for Ronny's Moly - her book looks awesome!
Sorry that I've been out of touch - hope you ladies understand. Love, Petunia Rocks!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The queen, the star and the mother.

I had so much fun painting and collageing this molly, It took a bit of time but it was worth it, I hope Theresa likes it! I used guesso, mail stamps, scrapbook papers, watercolors, acrylics, embellishments, and of course my favorite, glitter! First I scketched the faces, then collaged them with old pages from a french book, painted with watercolors with little water so I wouldn´t ruin the papers of the molly, then used the guesso to cover it a bit and then used acrylics to give them color here and there, then used the mail stamps to collage even more and the scrap papers to give form to the faces, then finished painting the faces and added the crown, the stars hearts and the final touch, the glitter in the star face, I hope everybody enjoys this! :D

Friday, August 8, 2008

Theresa´s Molly in my hands!

This just got here just now, It is really beautiful, love it, love the cover, the colors and it came with a wonderful surprise from Ronny, thanks a lot dear friend I love suprises!! How cool is to have your name written in chinese!! I shall treasure this! :D

Rock Rony´s entry for Theresa´s Hall Molly

Ronny asked me to take some pictures of her work because she couldn´t do it, so here it is, I most say it´s really beautiful, everybody´s work is full of love energy and so colorful, I have to specialy mention Susanna´s ATC´s with her photo, it is amazing!! Loved it!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Margaret's Moly

It arrived - in one of these stunning envelopes Theresa creates (I'm the lucky one behind her in the mailing order ;-)))
The book is so beautiful that I know it will be hard to send it away again ... Ladies, you are great artists!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Izzy Loves Maria Elena

Here is my contribution to Maria Elena's moley: "Izzy in Love". Maria Elena's theme is "Let the World Shine Because of Love". There are seven balloons-one for each of us.

Monday, July 28, 2008

King freedom

Once upon a time there was a King in a beautiful Kingdom and his only porpouse was to bring joy and freedom to everyone who asked for it but he was always in the sky playing with the clouds and his daughters the birds and in order for him to leasten to you is only if you sing out loud the song of love...

Katya's moly

I really had to rack my brains over the theme and the beautiful pages Katya and Theresa created before. It was hard to find a good connection? lead? I don't know the right phrase ...

"My" pocket museum: Years and years ago I started to collect Rembrandt's self portraits on postcards - he created more than 60 (more than 100 with his drawings) and I just have a few of them. I scanned those postcards and made tape transfers with the prints.
I'm not very happy with this collage - too many small pieces, no focus. Shit happens ...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Petunia's moley

Hi everyone-here is what I did in Petunia's moley, her theme is Color and Texture. I was assigned the color Indigo Blue.
Katya's swirl at the bottom of her page reminded me of a fish, so I drew the eyeballs and mouth on it. I drew the goldfish and colored it with pastels. Then I put Diamond Glaze on it to make the fish look wet. I used blue embossing powder on the background for texture then watercolors. I put more Diamond Glaze on the "bubbles" to make them look wet too.
This was fun. --Theresa

Monday, July 14, 2008

Bleeding Art Tissue paper background

I have finished my entry in Maria Elena’s moleskine. I am ready to send it to Theresa. In a few days, I will be driving to Canada and plan to stay there for two weeks. Is it OK if I send it earlier? I already have the next book and it will travel with me.

This book belongs to Maria Elena. Her theme is “Let the World shine because of Love”.

I tried new technique - Bleeding Art Tissue paper. I made a big mess with all this wet tissue, but moleskine survived this terrible experience. And I am happy with the result.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

My entry on Susanne's moly

Susanne's theme is "Words with Birds" and I have this idea of making a book page collage at the back then draw a bird on the collage. But then I heard a song from my favorite Taiwanese band and one of the lyrics are like that as the above. So I have this idea to put in the entry.

The words in my entry are not invisible as requested by Susanne. But I like it this way. ^_^

Friday, July 4, 2008

Katya's Moly

Katya's moly has safely arrived in Germany - Ladies, it is great! (Wish you were here and we could look at it all together ...)
Theresa, a big hug for the beautiful goodies AND the ATCs ... you are so sweet!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Theresa's Moly

I had a lot of fun with the theme and the crown. (Theresa wanted me to do something with it - and it was the inspiration for the motif: Rhinegold)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Petunia's Moly

It is very hot here in Los Angeles these days. It was 110 °F = 44 °C last weekend. I was almost cooked, my brain was melting, but I finished my entry for Petunia’s Moly. Her moleskine has a theme “Text, Texture & Color”. I am happy my color is BLUE. Because it is the only color, I can think of in this hot weather.

Off to Susan

Here is the envelope art I did for Susanne. I'm mailing Katya's moley to Germany tomorrow.-Theresa
P.S. Yes, I do like some stickers. Even cute ones. :)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

We need a banner

Does anyone in this talented bunch know how to create a banner for our group? Lots of the other groups have banners with the artwork of their group. I'd do it but I don't know how.

Monday, June 9, 2008

The word is Art

I got Ronnie´s beautiful package today and I was so inspired I couldn´t wait! For Ronnie´s idea of words and texture, I used medium for a base coat, then used rubber stamps with letters, then a bit of guesso and used a tool to write on the guesso, when it was dry I painted it with sponges and acrilics, then collaged it with a created fairy and a mexican mail stamp and finally a few more ruber stamps and my favorite, a bit of glue with little stars to embellish, I am really enjoying this beautiful adventure! ThanX.