Thursday, November 25, 2010


...just passing on through, don't mind me

Monday, November 8, 2010

A portrait of Josh Burggraf

Finally....drawn and in the mail! Now I too am Moly-less.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Emon's Book

Finally! Was able to find some spare time and unpack my art supplies. Man it felt good to draw again. Sorry for taking sooooo long to get to this. Thanks for the groups patience.

Should I still mail to Morrissa? Has anyone heard from her lately?

Hope you all are well!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Son's book in the works.

Since I actually have a book in my possession I am going to try to keep this ball rolling. I really hope we can work out all these kinks and get this project back on track. This is Son's book and I did this with india ink and alcohol markers. I'll post the progress as soon as I make some !


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Who Has Who's Book???

Hey gang... yes I know my last post was a big fat 'give up', but now I am just thinking that perhaps if we can figure out where the heck all these books are then I may stay as these portrait exchanges are a hoot. Part of the reason I just wanted to go was that I haven't had a book in almost a year so it just seemed kind of an annoying thing in the back of my mind. The exchange seems really active on the other side of the rotation, but I haven't seen and posts from a couple of members ahead of me for ages? Is there a backlog of books somewhere???
Please write after your name who's book(s) you have. Then we will know where the missing books are, and or the hold up in the rotation.

Claire - mine... will send back to Josh if we can figure out who has all the missing books ;)
Emon Xie - none
Death by Monkeys - none
Julie - Josh Burggraf, Morissa
Rob - Son
Josh - none
Jennifer - Emon
Morissa -
LarsPowderdry - none (sent Jennifer's book to Son 1-2 months ago)
Sonsational -

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Creative Hiatus...

Hey guys n' Gals... I still haven't had a book since November of last year. This is such a great group of folks, but perhaps if the books cruised along a little quicker, my creative energy may have stayed... but mine has fizzled! My summer sailing trip made me realize that I really enjoyed doing 'nothing' (and would love to spend more time doing it)! I sadly think it is time for me to shut down my involvement in these exchanges... my plate is full enough, and I am really wanting to simplify! These exchanges are supposed to be fun, but I just don't like the feeling that they are something I HAVE to do (even though I haven't had one from this exchange in a while), amongst all my other "have to do's". Sorry guys... hope you can still keep it going! Thanks everyone, I really enjoyed doodling with you all... :)

Who has mine? I can send you my address if you just want to send it back to me...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Call for Entries

I am thrilled that moly_x will be exhibiting at Minnesota Center of Book Arts (MCBA), between mid-January through March 2011. It's coming up! This is a great venue, and this exhibit could mean some wonderful opportunities for other exhibitions around the country, and possible grants. This is a very receptive community.

I would like a few of the great portrait books from this group. These books do not have to be completed. If you have a book right now would you consider sending it to me next. It will be out of circulation through March, but it will get some wonderful attention. I will guarantee it's safe return, or delivery to the next artist on the list.

MCBA does a great job of documenting their shows, so you will have a nice record. Whoever is in the book may add another credit to her/his resumé. We will continue to look for other similar venues for moly_x exhibitions. There are many book art institutions like this around the country, and there are many university book arts, and illustration programs.

I have dreamed of this exhibit since we started this little project. I would like to get 2 or 3 portrait books from this group.

Thanks for you help.



Monday, July 19, 2010

Away for the summer...

Hey guys n' gals... I am takin' off sailing for the summer so don't worry about sending me any moleys until September. I haven't seen one since November so I am sure it won't be an issue, but just lettin' y'all know!

Have a great summer!


Saturday, June 26, 2010

oh, la honte!

Hi everyone!

I feel so ashamed... I waited so long before I started Son's book. I had been terribly busy lately, but this is what I finally made!
Son's book is very inspiring, it made me want to try something different. Done with India ink and nail polish :) Definitely not the best idea, it came out all sticky and gave me headache...

will be sent to Rob on monday
hope you like it!


Hey fellow moly_x_portrait 5ers,

Just wanted to let you know that I will be moving - to Germany! It's an awesome opportunity that I just couldn't pass up. I move at the end of August. I am still VERY interested in staying with this group, but understand if throws a wrench in the system. I should have my German address sometime in July, would be happy to forward as soon as I get it. Think of it as another international layer to the international moleskine exchange.

Let me know what you guys think. I totally understand if you want to vote me off the island.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wuv, twu wuv...

... will fowow you fowevah.

This is just what the republicans warned us about!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hello ?! Is anyone there ?

Hello everyone, is everyone ok ? This group totally fell off the map. Where are you guys ? I hope all is well with all of you. I'm sure everyone is extremely busy, but i think we should keep each other updated. I have no moly's in my posession, who does have a moly ?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Oh gosh, I am SO SO SO sorry for all of this disappearance business. I have been really busy these past couple of months and now have 3 molys in my possession! I want to finish them but I am also in finals week for school right now, so they might not get done in the next 2 weeks. I had not received any packages in quite a while, so i inquired at the post office and it turns out, none of my packages were getting sent to me. I am slowly (but surely!) working on them now. Sorry again...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Completely finished with Claire's book !

Here is the finished product. I actually did a portrait of Claire and i thought it looked terrible so i did the one you see there on a separate sheet of drawing paper and surgically inserted it into her japanese moly. I didn't want to take up much more room or do something similar to what i did in Aaron's book, so i decided to make a smaller portrait of myself. I continued Julie's leaves and eventually added myself as a giant balloon being carried by Claire's hand ( one of the photos Claire included in her reference shots was a giant photo of her hand holding a pen, so i felt like Claire really wanted someone to draw her hand) I have no clue how all it all ties together except in it's randomness, which always ties everything in. I hope you like it Claire and i hope everybody else does as well.

-RG Peredo aka Kip Sauce

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Claire's book unfinished.

Here is a pretty crappy pic with my crappy iPhone that's an inch from death. It's colored pencil, like i said it's not complete but it's getting there. Claire let me know if you think i got the likeness or not. You are tough to draw !!!! I'll be working on it diligently over the next couple of days.

-Kip Sauce.

Monday, April 12, 2010

So who has who's books ???

Hi I've been missing in action for a little, but i'm back with full force. I just finished up Emon's book and shipped it to Josh and i'm currently working on Claire's book which is about 65-70%finished. Just some small details, glue and fixative and it'll be ready to go ! I'm just curious how things are working out ? I think some people have dropped out and such so i just want to know about who has what and when and where ? I'll post some photos of Claire's book as soon as i get a chance.

-Kip Sauce

Friday, April 9, 2010

one down

Morissa's moly is all done and can be mailed to Julie...excited?!?!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Overdue Two

Body Count

I think it's that time again; please comment, letting everyone know you haven't been mauled to death by a polar bear. Maybe mention if you have a moly, and if so, whose. I'll go first.

I, Chicken Master Josh, am alive, in no small part due to my Polar Bear Avoidance strategy. I ain't got no moly.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Many talents...........

It was obvious from Aaron's picture that he has many talents, blowing things up, spoon balancing.............but what's with all the socks?

Sorry I sat on this for so long. If Brett is out of the loop, do I send to Morissa? Need an address.

Hope all are well.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Hey All

Hi Everyone... just checking where all the books are. Who has who's? I don't have one and haven't for a while now... :(

Monday, January 18, 2010


i'm sorry guys, but i think i'm going to have to drop out if the portrait exchange :{
i'm going to mail my moly's to jennifer, so who ever has mine can send it back.
gosh... i'm really sorry